Tyler Blankenship

MAPs at Queen Ave is Coming! Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12!

MAPs @ Queen Avenue, setup in progress.

MAPs @ Queen Avenue, setup in progress.

Produced by Tyler Blankenship, Modular Art Pods at Queen Ave will be the first independently-curated MAPs show. I’ll be bringing my electrical box pod, but I (Tony Youngblood) was not otherwise involved with the curation or production. What the heck are Modular Art Pods? Learn more here.

The show takes place Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12, 6pm to 10pm each night. Saturday’s event will coincide with the East Side Art Stumble.

Detail, Abby Coppage's pod

Detail, Abby Coppage’s pod in progress

Admission is FREE! You can support the show by donating to the IndieGoGo campaign.

Tyler told me about some of the amazing pods and performances going down, and I’m incredibly excited! You’ll get to wade through a mini ball pit, explore a world made out of clay, witness an artist performing in a dress made out of barbed-wire and chicken-wire, and so much more!

Janelle Bonfour-Mikes will perform in a dress made from barbed-wire and chicken-wire

Janelle Bonfour-Mikes will perform in a dress made from barbed-wire and chicken-wire

The show will feature approximately 14 pods and 10 performances. Participants include:

  • Gardening, Not Architecture
  • The Dead Springs
  • RabbitxRabbit
  • Devon Elöise
  • drone room
  • Abby Coppage
  • Rebekah Alexander
  • Dustin Hedrick live painting
  • Rebecca Stone and Keech Rainwater
  • Tori Felton
  • Ashley Lawless of Blue Stocking
  • Eva Young
  • Tony Youngblood
  • Sara Lederach
  • Janelle Balfour-Mikes of Blue Stocking
  • Daisy Dukes
  • Marlos E’van
  • Bridget Bailey
  • Travis Weaver and Brandon Greer
  • M Kelley
  • Alexandra Sutton
  • Jenn Deafenbaugh
  • Devon Eloise and Adam Koichi
  • Mike Kluge
  • Kyle Numann.
Jenn Deafenbaugh's mini-dome pod in progress.

Jenn Deafenbaugh’s mini-dome pod in progress.

Here’s the performance schedule:

Friday, November 11:

The Big Pod

7:30pm: Marlos E’van
8pm: Fat Turbulence
9pm: Janelle Bonfour-Mikes

The Bigger Pod

7pm: Kyle Neumann
7:30pm: The Dead Springs
8pm: Rebekah Alexander
9pm: Gardening, Not Architecture

Saturday, November 12:

The Big Pod

7pm: Fat Turbulence
7:30pm: Marlos E’van
8pm: RabbitxRabbit
9pm: Janelle Bonfour-Mikes

The Bigger Pod

6:30pm: Ashley Lawless
7pm: Kyle Neumann
7:30pm: The Dead Springs
8pm: droneroom
9pm: Gardening, Not Architecture

Elsewhere

7pm: Dustin Hedrick live painting

Travis Weaver and Brandon Greer's pod in progress.

Travis Weaver and Brandon Greer’s pod in progress.

Queen Avenue is located at 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207. If you attend on Saturday, be sure to check out all the other participating galleries of the East Side Art Stumble.

More info on the Facebook event page.

"Gardening, Not Architecture" MAPs performance rehearsal.

“Gardening, Not Architecture” MAPs performance rehearsal.

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Call for Artists: Final Day to Submit to Modular Art Pods at Queen Ave

Queen Ave

Queen Ave

If you’ve been planning on submitting a pod-making idea to Modular Art Pods at Queen Ave, today is your last day to submit. The show will take place on November 11 and 12, 2016.

This edition is being organized and curated by Tyler Blankenship and Tyler Walker. They will consider both new pods and pods built for previous editions of MAPs. They are also looking for performers.

Find out all the details and apply here: MAPs @ Queen Ave Application.

Queen Ave’s address is 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207.

Queen Ave Announces Call for Artists for First Independently-Run Modular Art Pods!

Queen Ave

Queen Ave

Queen Ave, the East-Nashville experimental gallery and venue, just announced their own edition of Modular Art Pods, slated for November 11 and 12, 2016. This makes me happy. My hope for MAPs was always that other people would take the concept and run with it. That’s exactly what the Queen Ave organizers Tyler Blankenship and Tyler Walker are doing. It’s is why we licensed the idea under Creative Commons – Share Alike.

That being said, I should be explicit in stating that I am not involved in the production of Modular Art Pods @ Queen Ave, although I plan on submitting a pod idea for the show. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Blankenship at jtblankenship@me.com.

Applications are open now through August 25, 2016. Queen Ave will consider both new pods and pods built for previous editions of MAPs. This is a great opportunity to re-use the pod sitting in your basement. They will also consider performers who don’t necessarily want to build their own pod.

Find out all the details and apply here: MAPs @ Queen Ave Application.

Queen Ave’s address is 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207.

Tyler Blankenship works on his pod for MAPs @ OZ

Tyler Blankenship works on his and Sarah McDonald’s pod for MAPs @ OZ

 

The Poddy Award Winners!

The Poddys

 

We asked the artists from the inaugural Modular Art Pods to vote for best pods in a number of categories. The results are in and posted below!

Winners will receive a 3D printed award. For lack of a better name, we’re calling the awards “The Poddys.” You can download and print your own reward via Thingiverse.com.

And the winners are:

Best in Show:
Winner: Emily Holt
Runner up: Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship

Most Original:
Winner: Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship

Pod I’d most like to take a nap in:
Winner: Tie between Andri Alexandrou and Lauren Kussro
Runner up: Beth Reitmeyer

Greatest Endurance:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Andri Alexandrou

Crowd Favorite:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Tie between Morgan Higby-Flowers, Andri Alexandrou, Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship, Becky Matthews / Alison Rinner, and Dig Deep Light Show

Best Inside/Outside Interactivity:
Winner: Emily Holt
Runner up: Megan Kelly / Stephen Zerne

Best Exterior:
Winner: Brian Somerville
Runner up: Dylan Ethier / Molly Lahym

Best Live Performance:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Dig Deep Light Show