About the Socratic Dialogues: K Llamas Solo Exhibition at Parthenon Museum in Nashville:
Kristin Llamas and the Parthenon Museum hosted ten dialogues around Nashville to discuss the same questions posed by the Greek philosopher, Socrates. Each meeting focused on one concept. The goal for each session was to arrive at consensus with a two-sentence definition of that night’s topic. Llamas listened and took notes but did not interact during these conversations about justice, temperance, courage, honor, truth, unity, holiness, virtue, beauty and wisdom.
The Viridian’s Mezzanine Gallery, AK Llamas, and emerging curator John Michael Woodlee present their latest Nashville art exhibit: Jerry Bedor Phillips, Somewhere Between. This solo exhibit will showcase an installation of prints and drawings by Jerry Phillips. The work will be on display from September 5th – 30th with an opening reception for the exhibition coinciding with the Nashville Art Crawl September 7, 2013, from 6pm to 9 pm.
The latest Nashville art exhibit: Exposed Consciousness, works by Jeremy Jones will be on display at the Mezzanine Gallery August 2nd – September 2nd. AK Llamas and emerging curator John Michael Woodlee present an installation of sculptural works with an opening reception for the exhibition that coincides with the Nashville Art Crawl August 3, 2013, from 4pm to 9 pm.
The June 13th YOUnite Tour Nashville Pop Up Exhibit Artist Talk starts at 7pm CST. This is an exclusive invite only event at The Viridian, but in the uniting spirit of the YOUnite Tour we are live broadcasting this event through an On Air Google Hangout for the world to see and replay later if you miss it!
Google Plus Hangout On Air
Tune in from 7-9p, Thursday, June 13th
Listen in as AK Llamas shares the inspiration behind the YOUnite Tour and four Nashville-based artists speak about their work and process.
AK Llamas, Alfonso and Kristin Llamas
Painter, Marleen De Waele-De Bock
Photographer, Carla Ciuffo
Sculptor, Laura Chenicek
Urban/Street Artist, Vince “Bad Panda” Herrera
AK Llamas walking Deaderick Street in Nashville – Photography by Kerry Woo
Ten years of Art & Marriage…Why AK Llamas Works?
Let’s be honest, sometimes it doesn’t. Putting two creatives together isn’t just compatible, it’s combustible. The relationship began with Kristin interrupting Alfonso’s band practice to curse the group for firing her sister as lead singer so Alfonso and Kristin are the first to admit that they love & hate each other on an hourly basis. The fact is that creatives are usually very passionate about their ideas. Throw in some spicy hispanic and firey Italian blood and you have one strong blend of stubborn.
But just like any precious stone, it takes a lot of intense heat and pressure to make something purely beautiful and unique. The relationship has always grown with long late-night discussions, parallel pasts of fending for themselves in their early teen years and a love for all things beautiful and unique. However Alfonso and Kristin each develop ideas very differently. Alfonso is calculative and approaches ideas from a place of what is practical, logical and thoroughly researched. Kristin is impulsively driven to create out of pure need for expression and communication. It is because of Kristin’s dreams that large projects begin, but it is due to Alfonso’s sense that they are completed.