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Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville partners with multimedia show to host its first pop-up Nov. 10 during Nashville Design Week

Nashville, Tenn. – Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN) will host its first “pop-up” museum in a Wedgewood-Houston warehouse during Nashville Design Week on November 10, 2018.

MOCAN has partnered with Payton Newcomer, curator and co-creator of the multimedia show, PANTONE (not affiliated with Pantone LLC.), for the fourth installment “PANTONE UV." This show explores the impact of new media art on contemporary art forms. The title centers around Pantone's color of the year — Ultra Violet. The purpose of the MOCAN x PANTONE UV event is to showcase virtual reality, multimedia sculpture, traditional paintings, and audiovisual installation while highlighting incredible artists local to Nashville and beyond.

“The importance of partnering with an event like this is to showcase the type of art MOCAN wants to highlight,” said Jami Creel, Founder of MOCAN. “Our aim is to support local artists, while also bringing emerging art in from around the world. This pop-up is meant to facilitate conversation among art supporters as well as community leaders for what is needed next in Nashville — a contemporary art museum. We believe the opportunity and drive are here to make it happen.”

This one-day pop-up show will honor work from 17 artists from all over the country including many local artists.

The 17 artists showing are as follows:

Jasmine ArchieFrancesco Lo CastroElise DrakeGabby GonzalesJesse HaleMatthew JonesMKAVSophia LauerMarcus ManganniOseanLetitia QuesenberryKeith RankinFrancis ThomasovichAlex ThompsonSicheng WangJen WatsonAmy Wetsch

MOCAN x PANTONE UV will be November 10 at 6pm CST at 429 Houston Street. To purchase your ticket visit https://www.mocanashville.org/events.

About MOCAN 
The Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN) will be designed and curated for artists, the Nashville community and its visitors. MOCAN will house the work of international and local artists to inspire artistic ideas, spark analytical conversation and bring the community together. As the museum grows both in size and respect among art enthusiasts, it will draw visitors from around the world and further put Nashville on the stage as one of America’s most innovative, creative and cultured cities. For more information visit www.mocanashville.org/.

About PANTONE *Not affiliated with Pantone LLC.
PANTONE is a series of art shows dedicated to showcasing art in a form that engages viewers unlike a traditional gallery show; a new vision that appeals to the affluent gallery aficionado and the artistic outliers alike. Utilizing new technologies in tandem with more traditional art forms, the show demands interaction and provokes a conversation about our changing digital-centric world. These series of shows aim to build a community around these new art forms and showcases their importance in the contemporary art world.

About Nashville Design Week
Nashville Design Week is a week-long, city-wide series of interdisciplinary programs and events to unite the design community, promote collaboration and idea sharing, engage the public, and elevate the impact of Nashville’s design economy. For more information and to see the calendar of events visit www.nashvilledesignweek.org/.

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