Brian Nash & Madonna Bush :: Upcoming show at the TFAC!


Brian Nash :: I was born and raised in Boston.  I have an MBA from Dartmouth, and was the Director of Retail Marketing and Advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren in NYC when I got the bug to write country music.  I moved to Nashville to become a songwriter, and have had a few dozen songs recorded. I thought that writing would be it for me: I couldn’t imagine loving anything more. Well, I was wrong…

Although I’ve always loved art and and have spent an absurd amount of time in museums and galleries, I had never painted.  One day, though, I put down my guitar and picked up a paint brush, and I couldn’t be happier.   My art is now sold in several galleries around the country, and my paintings are in the permanent collection of many children’s hospitals, high-end restaurants, and boutiques.

I’m drawn to paintings that have an inherent narrative, which may be a result of my background in advertising.   It manifests itself in the images and titles of some of the paintings. I’m currently writing and illustrating a children’s book.

website ::  http://www.briannash.net        email ::      Brian@BrianNash.net

Madonna Reisz Bush :: Influenced by her own travels and stories of bygone eras, Madonna’s work ranges from playful to romantic to exotic. She utilizes various jewelry-making techniques including metal-smithing, cold connection, beading and wirework. Although she often uses vintage pieces and found objects in her designs, many of her components are handmade from polymer clay and metal. She uses different metals such as copper, brass and silver in combinations and hand patinaes or hand paints many of them.

Since growing up in southern Indiana, she has lived in several different states and Mexico. In her twenties, she traveled as the lead singer in a band. In recent years, she has been working in the furniture industry as a buyer and showroom designer.

email :: mrreisz@aol.com

About Tullahoma Art Center

"Preserving the past, engaging the present and nurturing the future of Middle Tennessee by stimulating diverse creative expression, positive encouragement and quality, regional opportunities for access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities." The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is an ADA-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts. TFAC, above all, encourages professionalism in the artistic community and among its artists and students, thereby raising standards of excellence in creativity, design and the production and practice of cultural craftsmanship. We promote the development of arts programming opportunities by offering classes, demonstrations, performances, publications and exhibitions. We are currently expanding our Member Gallery so that members may display and/or sell their original works -- creating unique marketing opportunities for them to reach local, regional and national audiences. We strive to increase public experience, understanding, appreciation and awareness of (as well as access to) the Arts and Humanities, especially in underserved and disenfranchised communities. TFAC seeks to strengthen our existing Regional Art Museum and lending library by encouraging donations of books, works of art and the endowment of funds to secure further permanent collections of both. We are actively exploring ways to assist area school systems with their Arts and Humanities curriculums, providing both extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for gifted and talented students as well as for the academically and economically disadvantaged. Finally, we are firmly committed to partnering with civic organizations, other non-profits, city, county and state governments to compliment each another’s fields of expertise.