November 6, 2015–February 7, 2016

Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville's Print Community

  • Lesley Patterson-Marx. Our True Faces, 2015. Digital prints on archival paper, book board, ric rac closure. 2 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in. closed; 2 3/4 x 16 in. open. Courtesy of the artist. © Lesley Patterson-Marx

  • Leslie Haines. “C is for Cat,” from Animal Abecedary, 2014. Digital print. 10 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Leslie Haines

  • Nick Hay. Selection from the Piedra Archives, 2015. Inkjet print, ink, thread on paper. 10 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Hay

  • Mark Hosford. Matahachi and Kikuno, 2014. Screenprint on Arches88. 25 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Mark Hosford

  • Nancy Cooley. Me, 2014. Letterpress, handcut linoleum blocks, metal acrylic plates, pochoir, wood and metal type on paper. 19 x 25 in. framed. Courtesy of the artist. © Nancy Cooley

  • Cynthia Marsh. A Contemporary Translation–Art and Type Design, 2015. Letterpress on paper. 9 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Cynthia Marsh

  • Nick Satinover. A Pink Slip Fashioned Flag, 2013. Color woodcut on masa paper with graphite drawing. 20 1/2 x 27 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Satinover

  • Zack Rafuls. Portrait of the Artist as Olive Oyl, 2015. Photo plate lithograph, hand-colored with watercolor. 34 x 26 1/2 in. framed. Courtesy of the artist. © Zack Rafuls

  • Cynthia Marsh. Katika Afrika (In Africa), 2012–13. Digital printing, wood type, letterpress, found woodland debris. 7 x 8 in. closed; 7 x 19 in. open. Courtesy of the artist. © Cynthia Marsh


Nashville is renowned for its love of storytelling in words, images, and voices. For years, the city has been home to major publishing houses, printing presses, nationally recognized writing programs, and great authors, poets, journalists, and songwriters. Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community is a juried exhibition that celebrates this ongoing tradition by presenting the works of individual artists and small presses who use a variety of printing techniques to tell stories through images and text. Whether in handmade books, illustrated posters and poems, intimate etchings, or the inventive use of Photoshop, visual narrative in all its printed forms represents the heart of Nashville’s culture.

The work exhibited in Anthology was selected by a jury, consisting of Katie Baldwin, assistant professor of book arts and printmaking, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Liz Coleman, reference librarian and galleries coordinator, Nashville Public Library; and Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Art Museum.

Artists in the exhibition:

Mika Agari
LX Aguirre
Celene Aubry
Dan Brawner
Nancy Cooley
Leslie Haines
Jana Harper
Jennifer Haston
Nick Hay
Mark Hosford
Amber Lelli
Alysha Irisari Malo
Cynthia Marsh
Ashley Moore
Heather Moulder
Kathleen O’Connell
Meghan O’Connor
Laird Ogden
Johnny Lee Park
Lesley Patterson-Marx
Jerry Bedor Phillips
Zack Rafuls
Nick Satinover
Robin Schlacter


Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville's Print Community was organized by the Frist Art Museum.

Location: Conte Community Arts Gallery


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