Holiday Open House!

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Join Us for the Opening Reception of our Holiday Art Show!
Saturday, December 3, 2016
6pm – 9pm

FINE ART AND ARTISAN GIFTS!
Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift~
Art, Artisan Crafts, and Handmade Jewelry arriving daily!

Art & Invention Gallery has extended Holiday Hours!
We are open 7 days a week through December:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Leah McIntyre Jewelry Trunk Show

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Join us November 18, 19, & 20, 2016,  for a jewelry trunk show featuring designs by Leah McIntyre Jewelry!

Hours:
Friday, November 18: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 19: noon – 7:00pm
Sunday, November 20: noon – 5:00pm

*Leah will be on hand Saturday  to talk with you about her jewelry.
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About Leah:
Leah McIntyre creates sought after pieces of art — jewelry that’s at once feminine and reflective of the organic beauty of the earth around us. With a wisp of gold, glimmer of silver and anchor of gemstones like labradorite and lapis, her pieces empower the wearer with confidence in a timeless beauty that’s rooted in nature, while also staying wholly elegant in a modern way.

Growing up in the Leiper’s Fork countryside just south of Nashville, Leah’s path to jewelry artist started early. Fascinated with her grandmother and great-grandmother’s jewelry boxes, Leah had an artistic inclination and
herself that her elders encouraged by making her a treasure chest of costume pieces. Leah went beyond wearing them, though, to taking the pieces apart and reconfiguring them with wire from her grade school science projects. By fifth grade, she had her own business making friendship pins and beaded necklaces with “anything I could get my hands on,” she says.

As her knowledge in the craft deepened — and as friends continued requesting pieces from her to wear — her materials and techniques became more sophisticated.

Today she marries her desire for perfection in craftsmanship with the organic look and feel of her materials and designs inspired by long walks in the Tennessee woods near lakes and streams or from trips to the rainforest and coasts of Costa Rica.

“I love the shapes. There’s so much design in nature,” she says. “I enjoy working toward that perfection in craftsmanship along with the imperfection of the organic feel and look of artisanal jewelry. You can see the hammer marks, but you also see that time and love went into it.”

From posh Belle Meade to bohemian East Nashville, women seek out Leah’s designs online, pop-up shows, the Omni Hotel’s gift shop or her neighborhood’s galley, Art and Invention in East Nashville’s Five Points. Indeed, it’s the artistic inspiration that calls Leah to her workspace each day.

“My initial thought is the art, but in the end, I want women to feel beautiful and confident as they move in the world,” she says. “When you put on that final piece to complete the outfit, it’s the sparkle that helps reflect how you shine from the inside.”

Read more…
http://www.leahmcintyrejewelry.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Animals Have Fun, Too – New Work by Jennifer Walker

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We are so excited for Jennifer Walker’s upcoming show! The Opening Reception is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, October 8th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Mark your calendar today, and then join us this weekend to experience this wonderful, playful collection of paintings.

Crystal Trunk Show and Psychic Readings! 9/29/2016 – 10/2/2016

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Crystal Trunk Show and Psychic Readings!

Art & Invention Gallery
September 29 – October 2nd, 2016

It doesn’t matter whether you think of crystals as simply one of nature’s many unique creations, or you believe them to be actual tools that help us navigate the frequencies of a changing planet. What matters is that you enjoy their beauty, and find the ones that speak to your heart.

Art & Invention will be hosting a special Crystal & Gem Trunk Show Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. We have been collecting beautiful crystal specimens for months, and can’t wait for you to experience them!

bonnieAnd to make it more fun, internationally recognized psychic medium, Bonni McCliss, will be joining us for the weekend! She and her guides will be available to answer individual questions about your life and your soul’s journey. Bonni is also able communicate with your crystals, unlocking the information stored within, and the healing they bring to your mind, body, and spirit!

The cost for readings with Bonni is $50.00 per half hour. Send an email to meg@artandinvention.com, or call 615.226.2070 to book your reading.

…And, just when you thought it couldn’t be any more fun, it gets better!

geode2Dottie, our neighbor at Red Dog Beads, is hosting a geode slicing day on Saturday, October 1, from noon – 4:00pm. She has hundreds of geodes from Kentucky, and for $12.00 you can choose your favorite and she will slice it open for you. Will it have crystals inside? Or fossils? Will it be solid or hollow inside? …Come choose one and find out!

RED DOG BEADS is located at The Idea Hatchery next door to Art & Invention. If you have questions about the geodes, call 615.530.1074, or email DLandry588@aol.com

Award Winners – 2016 Tomato Art Show

Best in Show Jemal Beggs - Puppets On Parade

Best in Show
Jemal Beggs – Puppets On Parade

Best Emerging Fruit or Vegetable Duy Huynh - Slow Food For Thought

Best Emerging Fruit or Vegetable
Duy Huynh – Slow Food For Thought

Best Use of Humor Sherry Farrell - Polo Loco Tomato

Best Use of Humor
Sherry Farrell – Polo Loco Tomato

Heirloom Award John Cannon - Flying Monkeys

Heirloom Award
John Cannon – Flying Monkeys

Festival Spirit Award Janet Lee - Quint Typch - Tomato Wars

Festival Spirit Award
Janet Lee – Quint Typch – Tomato Wars

Merit Award Jennifer Walker - Struttin

Merit Award
Jennifer Walker – Struttin

Merit Award Habib - Paris Oranges

Merit Award
Habib – Oranges

Merit Award Cory Mathers - Coming In Hot

Merit Award
Cory Mathers – Coming In Hot

Merit Award Claire Maher - Entwined In Nightshade

Merit Award
Claire Maher – Entwined In Nightshade

Merit Award Angie Brown - 1

Merit Award
Angie Brown – 1