Either we’re all living in the parallel universe that was created when Planet X crushed the Mayan calendar, or the 2012 winter solstice passed without incident and the tinfoil hat crowd has a lot of explaining to do. Either way, the Art Crawl pushes on this month with a few encore exhibits, a send-up of country music culture and a last hurrah for a trio of local student artists.
Open Gallery, Lipscomb University’s student-run satellite space in The Arcade, will host a show for three graduating BFA students this month. Mariel Bolton, Nick Doty and Jessica Richardson use video, performance and sculpture to explore themes like memory, self-actualization and the connections between modern design and traditional craft. Open has been pulling off some ambitious shows lately, and it’s seniors like these three who have helped establish the gallery as an outpost between Lipscomb’s ambitious visual arts program and Nashville’s larger arts