Cheekwood is one of Nashville’s many landmarks filled with nature, art, food, music and southern hospitality. And though Nashville is often mentioned for its delicious food from places like the Pharmacy, Hattie B’s or Noshville, nature is often a great asset to the area. And it’s no wonder that the Parke Company is sponsoring another one of Cheekwood’s long-awaited events. Like last year, the exhibit will be located in Cheekwood’s garden and indoor galleries. But unlike last year, the exhibit will be featuring the work of Steve Tobin. Inspired by the natural form of trees, Tobin’s work will be celebrated in conjunction with National Arbor Day and Nashville Arbor Day. And given the subject matter, it was a no-brainer for the arborists at Parke to sign up.
“Continuing Cheekwood’s mission to showcase world-class art in the gardens, Steve Tobin: Southern Roots will give visitors the opportunity to experience the relationship between art and nature through a new lens,” according to Cheekwod. The large exhibit will also will include one of Tobin’s sculptures in downtown Nashville’s Riverview Gardens at Riverfront Park.
The outdoor exhibition begins on February 20th and will run through September 4th. Outdoor sculptures will cover several different areas of the West Gardens. There will also be an indoor exhibit of Tobin’s work featuring a series never before seen in a gallery. Using wood from fallen trees in Costa Rica, this is a great exhibit for any arborist or tree lover around Nashville. The indoor exhibit will only be showcased until May 24th.
To kick off the exhibit the artist himself will host a lecture at Cheekwood to discuss his exhibit and nature as his artistic influence. The lecture begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free for members or with admission.
The Parke Company always finds ways to stay involved in the Nashville community, and this is just one great way they do. You might remember last year’s exhibit by Charles Brindley the Parke worked with. Come on out and see what Parke’s arborists have been a part of lately. Enjoy the landscape and vast botanical gardens of this Nashville treasure.
Like what you see and want to incorporate it into your own landscape? The Parke Company’s arborists can help you with tree care, landscape and any flowerbed gardens that you might need. They also offer landscape design and building services if the new exhibit inspires you to redesign. Call them today!