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Off the wall (Part 9)

Donahue

The Off the Wall project finished up recently, celebrating with a launch party a couple weeks ago. And I’m working to wrap up this series documenting it. This piece is another work, titled “Sprite Mural,” is by Brandon Donahue, prominent local artist and TSU art professor. It’s one of the more recent murals to go up as part of this project, and was sponsored by Coca-Cola Consolidated, an independent Coca-Cola bottler. According to the Off the Wall site, the mural “includes North Nashville local boxer, Sena Agbeko, the late hip-hop artist Craig Mack who passed away a week before the mural [was finished].”

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Located at 3020 Charlotte Avenue. Your best bet for parking is perhaps across the street at Cross Fit Nashville or street parking on 31st Avenue north of Charlotte.

Off the Wall (Part 8)

Martin

The Off the Wall Project is finally finished, and I am working to wrap up this series.  I doubt if I will have it done before the September 21st Launch Party, but if you are interested in the Nashville mural scene, you should RSVP for that party. This work is by Julia Martin, owner of the Julia Martin Gallery. Her own artist’s page at that site shows that this work reflects a consistent style. Several of the Off the Wall murals were sponsored by the Buckingham Foundation. Martin was fortunate to be the first to win backing from Buckingham for her mural.

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Located at 3020 Charlotte Avenue. Your best bet for parking is perhaps across the street at Cross Fit Nashville or street parking on 31st Avenue north of Charlotte.

Honey

Miel

That’s what “miel” means in Spanish. And if you look close at the mostly mushroom-themed mural, you’ll see a bee in the upper center area. Miel is the name of a generally well-reviewed restaurant found in Sylvan Park just off Charlotte Pike. Miel prides itself on using local ingredients and maintaining sustainable practices. It’s a foody kind of place where you should probably get reservations. The mural is by Andie Estes (@byandie on Instagram), who besides the mural seems to also be responsible for much of Miel’s branding. Based on Miel’s Instagram account, this seems to be a very recent mural, having gone up in late July.

UPDATE: I have been told by the artist that “the mural is an abstract representation of the garden the owner has built onsite.”

Located at 343 53rd Avenue North, within sight of Charlotte Pike, behind Bobbie’s Dairy Dip. There is some limited street parking. Miel’s is not open for lunch, so in the morning and early afternoon, you can probably park in their small lot. Get some quality grub and enjoy the art!

Face the line

Rolf&DFront

Rolf and Daughters is one of the top restaurants in town, with a national reputation. And it’s got a special mural to go with that reputation. This mural, put up in 2014, is the work of Shantell Martin, an artist based in Buffalo, NY who is known for her black and white line compositions that mix words, faces, and other imagery. On her website, there’s a page where you can see how the mural progressed. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to catch the photo of the Rolf and Daughters staff posing in front of the mural.

Located at 700 Taylor Street in Germantown. The mural faces south, dead across the street from where 7th Avenue North dead ends into Taylor. There is street parking available, though depending on time of day you might have to walk a bit. R&D only reserves a portion of their tables. The rest are for walk-ins. Reserve a table, or try your luck. Either way, enjoy the art!

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