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Per CDC guidelines, Scarritt Bennett Center asks all who visit our campus, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors.

Laskey Gallery

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Laskey
Gallery

Attention is the beginning of devotion.

About the Gallery
Prophetic Justice

At Scarritt Bennett Center, we believe "attention is the beginning of devotion" (Mary Oliver), and we promote creative expressions of the inner self as critical to spiritual practice and communal formation. Since we opened, Laskey Gallery at Scarritt Bennett Center has hosted artists whose crafts and voices demonstrate and reaffirm our commitment to creating a more just world.

The artists we showcase bear witness. They invite us to examine the parts of ourselves we overlook or purposely ignore; to take in the world as it really is; to imagine what could be or could have been; to reflect on difficult seasons, painful truths; to be honest about the stories we tell, and the histories we affirm or ignore; to transform, to hope.

At Scarritt Bennett Center, we work to realize a just society and promote activism on behalf of all those who live with injustice.

Few voices point the way toward justice like the artist.

Exhibits in Laskey Gallery are always free and open to the public.

Man and woman look at art in Laskey Gallery
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Nashville: A Pandemic Observed

July 1–September 30

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Future Exhibits
Visions in Watermedia: Art Exhibit

10/06–12/21

2021

The Middle Tennessee Region of the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) presents “Visions in Watermedia”, the latest art exhibit at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Laskey Gallery. In “Visions of Watermedia” twenty-six exhibiting artists from the Middle Tennessee region will present their work, representing the many styles and techniques of watermedia on paper. The exhibit will showcase watermedia works that utilize watercolor, acrylics, water-based inks, gouache, and more. TnWS is celebrating 50 years of impacting the visual arts community state-wide. Their purpose is to elevate the stature of watercolor and water mediums to educate the public to the significance of watercolor and all watermedia on paper as an important, creative, and permanent painting medium.

01/01–03/31

2022

04/01–06/30

2022

Henry L. Jones, exhibiting artist

Details forthcoming

Society of Nashville’s Artistic Photographers (SNAP)

Details forthcoming

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Exhibitor Application

Scarritt Bennett Center welcomes local and regional artists to apply to exhibit in the Laskey Gallery. All artistic media are welcomed.

We plan and confirm exhibits a year in advance, and begin marketing exhibits six weeks before they open. Each exhibit includes an artist's reception at the gallery after the exhibit opens to the public. We also sell exhibited art on behalf of the artist both in person at the gallery and via our online store.

To apply to exhibit your art in Laskey Gallery, email Sue Bock, gallery curator, with the following items:

• Name of individual or organizing group, with contact information and number of artists included in the exhibit
• A proposal, including examples of your work and the medium/style used
• Potential theme and/or name of the exhibit

Laskey Gallery: Past Exhibits (A Look Book)