This piece, located across the street from Cannery Row and a hop skip from the traffic circle with all those striped telephone poles going every which way, is not a random mural. It has two signatures – briannash.net and Color Theory Studios. Brian Nash is a internationally known artist now living and working in Nashville. Color Theory Studios, which does “curation, business and arts consulting” and describes itself as a “paint studio that handles project and production management on public murals and more,” is run by Tinsley Dempsey. Dempsey has been a major promoter of public art in Nashville in recent years, both through her company and the Off The Wall project. Without her, we’d probably have a fair amount less art to crow about.
Located on the south side of 514 8th Avenue South, a locked-up building with lots of “no trespassing” signs next to a Premier Parking lot directly across from Cannery Row. Plenty of parking, but not much of it is free. Maybe wander over to check it out after an evening at a Cannery Row venue, or on a walking tour of downtown Nashville!