The New Salon, The Open Box Project, The Away Retreat, 5XFream, Manuscript, N&XT Labs
The Open Box Project is a mobile art project bringing new, experimental, and developing work to audiences via box truck.
The mobility of The Open Box Project brings new art and art forms to audiences regardless of their community's ability to host art. Giving artists, performers, and neighborhoods an opportunity to participate in and be exposed to contemporary work.
Artist of any stripe are welcome to partner with The Open Box Project. Participants can be anything from established production companies to singular performance artists to art installations. Participants are financially responsible for the cost of the production they wish to present while working together with other presentors in the caravan to create a new work spectacle that draws audiences and gives everyone a platform to see, experience, and present new work.
Apply to become a contributor by submitting a proposal of the work you would like to present. Once you're a part of the team you will have access to the details of the next exhibition, project mentorship, and being included in all publicity and advertising. Want to start The Open Box Project where you live? Email NandXT@gmail.com for details. (2017)
Concept co-developed and executed with Amber Turner for a weekend women's retreat focused on simple pleasures. A seasonal weekend retreat for 15 women with entirely from-scratch menu, custom activities (including kayaking, BINGO, and yoga), and a focus on connection and relaxation. (2016/2017)
A reboot of The New York Salon in Nashville, TN. A monthly salon-style discussion group with artists of multiple disciplines discussing art in the context of the individual artists as well as in the greater conversation. (2016-2017)
Concept developed with celebrity fashion photographer Sebastian Smith. 8 artists were given 5 minutes to talk about something that is important to them. 5xFream was a highly attended event that resulted in an unusual number of creative cross-collaborations. (10/2015)
The full-length 3-person play MANUSCRIPT by Paul Grellong presented in tandem with installation by artist Leah Sawyer at Gallery Lupercal in East Nashville. A dynamic play in an intimate gallery setting toying with the concept of theatre as a gallery art form. (11/2015)
A monthly workshop focused on fostering new work from artists of all disciplines. (2015)