January 27, 2009
They met as students at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, Tennessee. Jaime Raybin, Jenny Luckett, Mahlea Jones, Janet Heilbronn, Iwonka Waskowski and Quinn Dukes sensed a connection between their artwork. Sharing a similar artistic language and a curiosity of materials, all were interested in making work with personal resonance in a conceptual manner. Soon after these creative relationships were apparent, the six came together to create the art group, Off the Wall. When the art group began, they functioned as one-night only art shows that were entirely self-organized and held in non-traditional art spaces. In 2006 and 2007, the group showed at Dangenart Gallery, located in the Arcade. Each member works in a variety of different media: painting, drawing, video, performance, sculpture and installation. Please join in celebrating their most current work at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tennessee. For more information on the Off the Wall exhibit in The Renaissance Center’s Visual Arts Gallery Jan. 23-March 14, call (615) 740-5600 or visit www.rcenter.org. An opening reception for the exhibit will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2009.