Jun 3 – August 15th, 2023
The Browsing Room is very pleased to exhibit the works of Richard Feaster, Hans Schmitt- Matzen, Rolin Smith, Sarah Hart Landolt, Mel Beal, Dana Jo Cooley and Janet Decker Yanez in a show titled A Different Town Hall: Artists in Residence at DPC. Opening Receptions: June 3rd, July 1st and August 5th from 6–8pm in coordination with the Downtown Art Crawl and 5th Avenue of the Arts.
selection from a hung jury. We invite you to visit with us and view our work at The Browsing Room and come to your own conclusions.
Image: Hans Schmitt-Matzen, The Pre-Socratic, Acrylic paint on sculpture compound over plywood 98” x3” x2”
Hans Schmitt-Matzen is a fine artist working in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his BFA from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in painting and a minor in philosophy. He is actively involved in curatorial work for both private clients and public institutions. He was a board member of Fugitive Projects and was a founding member of COOP Gallery. Hans is represented by David Lusk Gallery. www.hansschmittmatzen.com
Rolin Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, he uses ink, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and digital manipulation. www.rolinsmith.com
Sarah Hart Landolt is an abstract, fluid ink, 2D artist who specializes in painting emotions. She engages the public by involving data of which colors/shapes they associate with an emotion and where they feel it in their body. She curiously seeks to externalize our inner landscapes and to
investigate where there is consensus and diversity in how we experience emotion. www.sarahhartlandolt.com
Mel Beall is a textile and fiber craft person from Nashville, Tennessee. With a background in nursing, she now works as a goat farmer for a local herd. Since 2015, she has studied craft at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and John C. Campbell Folk School. Her areas of interest are spinning, knitting, natural dyes, sewing, and printing. @melliebtextiles
Dana Jo Cooley is a contemporary artist and theologian. She is a presidential scholarship recipient and graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design. Dana Jo holds a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University with a certification in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture where she received a Creative Merit Scholarship. @mywindowyourview
Janet Decker Yanez is a process-oriented, multi-media artist. She visually documents shared space, time, memories and experiences with media from fabrics to found objects. Janet has a BFA in painting with a minor in Art History from the Univ. of Houston. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in private and corporate collections. @janet_decker_yanez
About the Gallery:
The Browsing Room is a non-commercial gallery created in the space of the historic DPC’s old congregational library. The gallery serves as an extension of DPC’s long standing studio community known as the Artists in Residence (AIR) who have studio spaces above DPC’s chapel. The Browsing Room connects an art-seeking community with their AIR, as well as with other local and regional artists, by featuring a rotation of quarterly exhibitions. The gallery is currently open by appointment only.