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