Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: HATCH, SHOW, PRINT

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HATCH: Danya and I visited Hatch Show Print in downtown Nashville earlier this week. She had to go for her art class, and I tagged along--who knew I would ever get to go on a college field trip? :) Hatch is a very cool place--the kind of place that you just walk in and you feel like your personal cool factor just shot up several degrees by virtue of where your feet are standing, LOL! (But then, I feel like that every time I'm in downtown Nashville! Or with Danya!)

Working letterpress
From their website: "If you follow music, art, and culture of the American South, sooner or later you're bound to run into the letters, images, and unmistakable "look" of Hatch Show Print. We're one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, and over the years our posters have featured a host of country music performers, ranging from Country Music Hall of Famers Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash to contemporary stars such as Garth Brooks and Wynonna."

Nashville is full of rich history and folklore, and of course, our country music roots run deep. That said, music inspires creativity of all kinds, and Hatch Show Print clearly reveals how advertising competes with the more show-stopping aspects of celebrity with which this town is infused. Style and craftsmanship detail every poster with color and depth. Advertising becomes art, and marketing begets magic in this little piece of downtown Music City, USA.
I'm keeping this place in mind when it's time to buy Christmas and birthday gifts! Lots of old time country artists as well as contemporary ones are available in these collectors' prints--reasonably priced!

SHOW: While Danya and I were enjoying this aspect of art, my boys have been exploring another medium: making videos. If you want to be entertained, check out the video below. It is 1:20 minutes of craziness! Derek is filming, and David's character is "Fox Stoves" (a parody of Bear Grills).

Derek and his basketball team got to go to their own version of the "big show" when they played for our conference championship. They gave their all and played a great game, coming in second for the season. It was a thrill to be competing, and we were all tickled to have made it that far! Now, one season fades into another as David has already started baseball practice. Signs of spring are all over my house: extra laundry, grass/mud stains, cleats, and athletic cups LOL.

PRINT: This week I've been working on a couple of articles and I'll be sharing some excerpts with you in the coming weeks! I was blessed with the privilege of interviewing a young woman, 18 years old, who has memorized Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, and 1 & 2 Peter, plus tons of other Scriptures. WOW! Can't wait to share her story with you!
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1 comment:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Sounds like a great week! I'll be interested in your article about the young woman. Wow!

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