Harding Art Show 2016

Andy and I recently traveled to Nashville for the Harding Art Show 2016, which was held May 5th-7th. This show is older than we are, celebrating their 41st year. This was Andy's third year to have a booth. Since we travel without our kids, it's a nice little getaway for us.

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We got to see a few friends, which is always nice. We met David and Jennifer for lunch by Opryland. Her dad was the pastor of our church in Jacksonville, but now they all live in Tennessee. Jennifer and her dad started the Kore Foundation, which establishes sustainable solutions to extreme poverty in Haiti.

 us with Jennifer + David

us with Jennifer + David

We also visited with Chelsea and her son Smith. I worked with Chelsea at a restaurant when I was in college and she was in high school. Her husband is in the band Safety Suit.

 me with Chelsea + Smith

me with Chelsea + Smith

Andy and I didn't have much free time, but we did manage to walk around our two favorite neighborhoods in the Nashville area: 12 South and Franklin. A trip to 12 South obviously included a stop at Jeni's for ice cream. I got roasted strawberry buttermilk, brown butter almond brittle, and brambleberry crisp - it was just as heavenly as you'd expect. And the weather was perfect for a stroll through picturesque Franklin.

 Jeni's ice cream

Jeni's ice cream

 historic Franklin

historic Franklin

The Harding Art Show was held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Andy's booth was full of awesomeness. His life-size Johnny Cash piece got the most attention. Much to everyone's disappointment, it had already been sold months earlier and was only there for display purposes.

 Andy

Andy

 Andy's Johnny Cash piece

Andy's Johnny Cash piece

 us

us

This year's show featured 70 artists. Below I've highlighted some of my favorites.

 Amber Wallace

Amber Wallace

 Sarah Kaufman 

Sarah Kaufman 

 Deann Hebert 

Deann Hebert 

 Liza Snyder

Liza Snyder

 Kent Youngstrom

Kent Youngstrom

 Kent Ambler 

Kent Ambler 

 Lauren Dunn

Lauren Dunn

 Grant Garmezy

Grant Garmezy

 Alex Beard 

Alex Beard 

 Carrie Penley

Carrie Penley

 Jacqueline Saporiti 

Jacqueline Saporiti 

 Omari Booker 

Omari Booker 

 Bebo (John Paul Daniel)

Bebo (John Paul Daniel)

 Emily Ozier

Emily Ozier

 Christina Cohn

Christina Cohn

Lori