2020 Exhibit Calendar
Below you will find LeQuire Gallery's upcoming Exhibit Schedule. Mark your calendar and plan to visit LeQuire Gallery for a variety of amazing Art Exhibits featuring exceptional artists who are offering Contemporary Paintings, Contemporary Sculptures, and Portraiture. Click on an individual event to see details or view below. All times in Central Standard Time (CST).
With 2020 being not only the centennial of suffrage, but also an important time for women in contemporary history, LeQuire Gallery is dedicating the entire year with a roster of stellar exhibitions #celebratingwomen. We are honored to work with a most impressive group of master artists, and look forward to your visit (by appointment).
Our space is large and can accommodate multiple exhibitions. On view now are the following: Photographer Dean Dixon’s “Beauty As I See It” — exquisite black and white portraits of many remarkable women, Susie Campion’s exciting botanical collection of unique digital compositions on canvas created from original watercolors, and Lori Putnam’s impressionistic portraits. Our 2020 feature exhibit is also now open — Alan LeQuire's 'Monumental Women’ — recognition of women through sculpture, over the last 40 years.
Coming soon: "Women in Music" by Marti Jones Dixon
A new series of paintings from singer/songwriter/painter Marti Jones Dixon, "celebrating the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music”.
Marti Jones Dixon - Artist Statement
WOMEN IN MUSIC
A new series of paintings from Marti Jones Dixon
It’s hard for me (and many other contemporary women) to fathom not having the right to vote. It’s been 100 years since the passing of the law that allows us to have an equal voice in the governance of our cities, states and country. It is a milestone to celebrate, even though the woman’s struggle continues.
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in a family with three sisters, a mother and father, I never noticed there were limitations on females in social surroundings. My sisters and I were always encouraged to shoot for the moon—nothing was beyond us—and we had unending support from our parents to carry out our dreams. I have looked at the world through this window of endless opportunities for both women and men, never really making a distinction in sex.
And now, I’ve had a career in the field of music for nearly 50 years. In looking back through the years of performing and navigating the ins and outs of the music biz, I realize there have been moments when women have not been given an equal voice. As much as I don’t want to believe it, there are still issues of inequality.
Through these paintings, I want to celebrate the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music. Some of these women are well-known and some are not, some play and compose and some don’t, some make sure everything runs smoothly from behind the scenes where wisdom and expertise are paramount. All of them have contributed beautifully important notes to the development of music.
I hope to add to this collection for many years to come.
It is an annual trip for Art Ambassadors for a Colorful World, organized with partner Xela-Aid. Putnam is the Vice President of AAFCW whose mission it is to inspire children and adults giving them confidence, joy, and a colorful retreat from everyday life, poverty, and hardship. Several of Putnam's recent portraits were inspired by the women she met and worked with during this experience.
"Each of these women is unique, yet they represent all of me. Their faces tell part of their stories; age, nationality, beliefs. Look into their eyes and you see strength, fear, kindness, wisdom, compassion, pain, and truth. All of them are beautiful, and our world is better for having them in it". - Lori Putnam
Learn More About Lori Putnam's Championing of
Art Ambassadors for A Colorful World, Guatemala
Dean Dixon - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Dean's Collection
Susie Campion - through July 11
Lori Putnam - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Lori's Collection
Monumental Women by Alan LeQuire - July 18 - Dec 19
Latest Press (2020):
July - NashvilleLifestyles.com: "LeQuire Gallery Unveils Monumental Women Exhibit" - Read here for more
July/August - FineArtConnoisseur.com - "Alan LeQuire Sculpting Real Women" - Click here to subscribe
SCHEDULE A VIEWING
Schedule a viewing to see any of our summer exhibits at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.298.4611. We’re open by appointment Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3:00pm EST. 1-10 people per group. Only one group at a time. Each group is offered one hour. We follow the #goodtogo guidelines of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
LeQuire Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm (CST)
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Week 8: MONUMENTAL WOMEN BY ALAN LEQUIRE | CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURES
September 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
Sculptor Alan LeQuire has spent the majority of his career honoring women by making portraits. A walk through his Nashville gallery and studio reveals a vast body of work, miniature to monumental in scale, in bronze, plaster and terra cotta. His colossal Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the western world, recreates one of the most important monumental goddess statues of all time, and five of his public monuments commemorate woman suffrage in the state that had the final vote to ratify the 19th Amendment. In this centennial year of woman suffrage, and an important time for women in contemporary history, a comprehensive exhibit is being curated, cementing what LeQuire has been quietly suggesting and aiming for, for forty years.
The exhibit, Monumental Women, is being timed for the summer of 2020, forecast to be the peak time for the thousands of historians and suffrage fans who have already organized travel plans to take in as much as possible regarding the subject. Recasts of more than a dozen of LeQuire’s twenty-plus suffrage portraits will be included such as Ida. B. Wells, Carrie Chapman Catt, J. Frankie Pierce and Anne Dallas Dudley. Maquettes for some of the public monuments will be on view, and LeQuire’s new 100 Year March, a small bronze commemorating suffrage, will be available for purchase. While the exhibit certainly intends a nod to the hundreds of suffrage heroines, the depth of Monumental Women is much broader.
Learn more about this Monumental Women Exhibit by visiting the official press release.