Italian Life: all'aria aperta available ONLINE!

May. 1st, through June 4th, 2009

Following a seven-month-long tour across Italy, Lori Putnam returns to Nashville to exhibit dozens oil paintings she created during the journey. These fresh, Italian works will be presented in a solo exhibition at HA Gallery during the month of May.

Putnam's primary purpose for the trip was to grow as an artist. She traveled and painted from one Italian coast to the other and many parts in between. The artist pushed herself to experiment with her medium as she approached new subject matter each day. As both artist and instructor, Putnam believes that more knowledge can be gained by painting from life, whether it is by using a live model, still life in the studio, or by painting landscapes all’aria aperta (Italian for in the open air, also known as en plein air in French).

Friday afternoon prior to the opening reception, Putnam will demonstrate painting a larger canvas using one of her Italian studies for reference. The original study will then be GIVEN AWAY! Stop by the gallery any time to register to win. A random drawing will be held during the opening reception that evening.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Lori Putnam will be teaching several workshops throughout the week. Please contact the gallery if you are interested.

Demonstration May 1, begins at 1:00 and is free and open to the public. Feel free to drop in any time.
Opening Reception May 1, 6:00-9:00 pm is free and open to the public.
Exhibit runs May 1–30.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:00-5:00; Sat. 10:00-3:00.


Several of you out-of-towners have asked how you can view the upcoming exhibit from the tour of Italy.

Italian Life: all'aria aperta is now available online.

To preview the entire 63-piece exhibit, please visit:
Italian Life: all'aria aperta
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Works prior to or during the opening reception on May 1 receive a 20% discount. Prices include frame, but do not include shipping. Buyer pays shipping cost.

Please contact Robin or Toni at 615-254-4850, email