Martin Masters Fine Art Show and Sale, Oct. 18-19, at FiftyForward Martin Center, to feature original works by more than 40 local and regional professional artists
Brentwood Tenn. — For one fall weekend, the FiftyForward Martin Center will be transformed into an art gallery displaying hundreds of original works of art by more than 40 local and regional professional artists including this year’s featured artist Frank T. Gee.
The annual Martin Masters event, a fine art show and sale will be held Oct. 18 and 19 at FiftyForward Martin Center (960 Heritage Way, off Concord Road, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027). The show is free, open to the public and there is plentiful parking and accessibility.
FiftyForward Martin Center features a soaring ceiling and rustic fireplace typical of timber frame construction. The beauty of the center makes for a lovely site to host this art event. The Friday night reception will give attendees to chance to meet the participating artists, purchase art as well as learn about the center as a valuable resource for older adults in the community.
Jodi Theobald, center director of FiftyForward Martin Center, will be hosting her first Martin Masters Art Show and Sale and is looking forward to it. “I am amazed at the level of talent from our members and local artists. The depth and breadth of the artistry in this exhibit is astonishing. I love that this event helps to support our center while also supporting our local artists. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet these local artists and to purchase their art directly which makes for a very personal experience.”
This year’s featured artist, Frank Gee, describes his art: “Simplicity would have to be the word that most fully characterizes my art. As human beings living in a fast-moving, aggressive society, we tend to over-complicate matters. We become so concerned with details that we fail to comprehend the true essence – the simple truth – of the life which surrounds us. The oriental tradition of art is based on communication through the simplicity of nature. This philosophy of an art of simple forms, subtle suggestion, and natural subject matter has most greatly influenced my concept of art.”
A portion of the proceeds from the Martin Masters Fine Art Show and Sale benefit the center’s annual fund, providing financial support to expand the center’s fine arts program, as well as other services including fitness, health and wellness, volunteerism, and lifelong learning.
Established in 1956, FiftyForward supports, champions and enhances life for those 50 and older. As a nonprofit operating seven lifelong learning centers –- two in Williamson and five in Davidson County -– FiftyForward offers educational, health and wellness, arts and volunteer programs to engage older adults. FiftyForward also provides comprehensive supportive services and access to resources including FiftyForward Adult Day Services, FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels as well as the FiftyForward Care Team offering care assessment and services for older adults. FiftyForward Travel offers adventures (regional and international) and the Senior Center for the Arts and The Larry Keeton Theatre, a subsidiary of FiftyForward, feature performing arts for all ages. Get social with us – friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about FiftyForward resources and volunteer opportunities by visiting: www.fiftyforward.org.
# # #