MAPs at OZ Art Fest is a Wrap!

Brown Dog Bindery (Jennifer Knowles)

Pod by Brown Dog Bindery (Jennifer Knowles)

That’s a wrap, folks! I feel an enormous sense of gratitude to everyone who made Modular Art Pods a reality — from the bountiful support of Lauren Snelling, Rus Snelling, and everyone at OZ Arts Nashville; to all of our generous sponsors (who I will mention individually in a moment); to Nashville Arts Magazine, The Nashville Scene, The Tennessean, and Nashville Public Radio for their excellent coverage; and, of course, to all the attendees who made this show a success.

Brian Somerville and Will Somerville

Pod by Brian Somerville and Will Somerville

But I am especially thankful to the artists and performers who built this strange, ephemeral city, brick by brick. Modular Art Pods is their show. I only guided.

Thank you Ashley Adkins and Leah Sawyer, Matthew Batty, Big Guise (Mike Agari, Alexine Rioux, Kayla Saito), Chip Boles, Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones, Brown Dog Bindery, Jason Brown and the Postal Provocateurs, Paul Cain, Ellie Caudill, Erica Ciccarone, Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe / Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson, Ben Clark and Matt Fox, Alexis Colbert, Sarah Cozort / Tom George / Bobby Gray, Rachel de Cuba, Jennifer Deafenbaugh and Make Nashville, Jim DeVault, Zach Duensing, Patricia Earnhardt and Elizabeth Sanford, ELEL and Beth Reitmeyer, Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym, The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project, Osvaldo Gonzalez, Trey Gossett, Phillip Granke, Brandon Greer, Briena Harmening and Jaime Raybin, Emily Holt, Beth Inglish, Travis Janssen and Alex Lopez, M Kelley and Stephen Zerne, Mia Krout / Ben Marcantel / Ryan Norris / Christine Rogers, Emily Sue Laird and Jake Wells, Clayton Landiss, Ariel Lavery and Christopher Lavery, Sara Lederach, Jonathan Lisenby, Jovanni Luna, Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews, MaxZine, Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship, Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society, George Miller and Vivian Saxon, Mary Mooney, Joe Nolan and Antonia Oakes, Jamin Orrall, Kit Reuther, Gordon Roqué, Liz Clayton Scofield, Abbey Skojec, Brian Somerville and Will Somerville, Lain York, Rebekah Alexander, Andri Alexandrou, Tye Bellar / Ben Marcantel / Seth West / Trey Suiter, Blue Stocking (Ashley Lawless and Janelle Bonfour-Mikes), chatterbird (led by Celine Thackston), Aubrey Derryberry, Dig Deep Light Show, Oliver Dodd / Andrew Pigue / Taylor Thurman, White Orchard Theatre Company, droneroom / Jane Boxall / Brady Sharp, Marlos E’van, Dustin Hedrick and Ali Katt, Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing, MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual), N&XT (led by Lindsay Goranson), Colleen Phelps, Sideshow @ Actors Bridge (led by Jessika Malone), and Brian Siskind.

ELEL and Beth Reitmeyer

Pod by ELEL and Beth Reitmeyer

Below, you’ll find links to pictures and videos that I recorded from the event. But first, I’d like to mention our sponsors whose funds helped defray the cost of building the pods. Thank you Jeffrey C. Lynch, The Home Depot 100 Oaks, Thomas and Patricia King, Leslie Boone, Gail Danner, Delevante Creative, Patricia M. Farr, John Holleman, Gavin Ivester, Pamela Johnson, Jenny Alexander, Andrew Burd, Colin_circuit_bender, Stephanie and Forrest Conner, Kristy Edmunds, Fivestone Studios, Christa George / Chris Wood / Zoe Wood, Alp Ikizler, Rozmond Lewis, Helga and Andrea Maneschi, The Red Arrow Gallery, Mclaine Richardson and Margaret Ellis Jewelry, Andee Rudloff, Rus and Lauren Snelling, Sarah Toyoda, Diana Johnson Wiles, and Wayne and Phyllis Youngblood.

Pod by Gordon Roqué

Pod by Gordon Roqué

We don’t have any immediate plans to host another Modular Art Pods, but there’s a good chance we’ll put one on every few years. In the meantime, Queen Avenue Art Collective is considering hosting one of their own for next year. If you’d like to host a MAPs in your city, please contact me at

Click the links below to see media from the show.

Videos from MAPs @ OZ Art Fest.

Pictures from MAPs @ OZ Art Fest.

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