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Plus Side of Nashville: "Build Better Tables" Public Art Exhibition

Posted at 9:58 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 10:58:43-04

In case you haven’t heard, Nashville has become a major “It” cities. An average of 94 people move here every day! Those of us who have witnessed “the new Nashville” know that there is a plus side to the city’s growth, and a negative side. The definition of gentrification is “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste”. Well gentrification is alive and well in Music City. Shining a light on this issue, and our subject for today is a thought-provoking art exhibition that is bringing attention to the effects of gentrification on the Nashville community’s health and wellness. Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts and Culture is behind this project titled Build Better Table. Here to tell us more about it from the Metro Arts Commission is the Public Art Coordinator, Tre Harding, along with artist, curator and historian, Thaxton Waters.