Emerging from the recently completed street-scape renovation of historic Gallatin is Square Space Gallery, at 101 Public Square, just across from the new library and opposite the county courthouse.
This former bank building, circa 1905, was purchased by proprietor Dawn Bunetta in the summer 2007.
"The minute I walked into this building, I was visualizing the space transforming into a place for art and networking," Bunetta said.
Square Space Gallery will feature contemporary fine art, wearable art and functional art. In addition, the gallery is available for rent to accommodate a unique environment for a business luncheon, workshop, small reception or birthday celebration. Square Space will also be a learning center offering small group classes.
“I am excited to welcome credible teachers not only of painting but yoga, songwriting, meditation, quilting/sewing and other lifestyle arts,” she said.
The first exhibit will open on Saturday, Oct. 3: "Cast A Wide Net/Art of Many Women" with a reception to meet the artists on Saturday, Oct. 10. The show will feature work by 17 women of varying form and style. Some of the women are Bunetta’s long time friends who she said she has watched evolve in their artistic expression through the years and others are brand new acquaintances who “were joyfully responsive to be a part of what's happening."
The title: “Cast a Wide Net...” came to Bunetta by way of a sentence in Becca Stevens’ newest book, Funeral of a Stranger. In the book, Stevens talks of hearing conversations of women in far off countries and in the U.S. as being linked together, casting a wide net across relationships with family, friends and work. Inspired by those words, Bunetta said, “I feel that art is something that everyone should experience either by seeing, collecting or making." (Funeral for a Stranger was reviewed in the Sept. 2 edition of The Wilson Post.)
The gallery will feature work that is fresh from artists both local sought and found from afar. Visit the website at www.squarespacegallery.net for details on exhibits and other happenings, or call Square Space Gallery at (615) 403-1346.