Finer Things Gallery from 1999 - 2006
This was the website for the Finer Things Gallery from 1999 - 2006 after which the domain expired and the site disappeared from the web. Recently I was enjoying a month of a working vacation at a lovely condo on Maui resort. I had been asked by a client to see if I could find a website to buy for their new online business. I was looking at domains that would become available when I noticed www.finerthingsgallery.com. My mother who is a collector of emerging artist, lives in Nashville and was a frequent visitor to the gallery. Whenever I would visit her she would insist we drop in to see the newest exhibition.
So here I am in Maui, having just spent the day at the Haleakala crater with its panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world. It was truly fantastic and I must admit, I was wiped out hiking around at 10,023 feet. Nevertheless, I bought the domain that was the Finer Things Gallery's website and, with the help of a good friend, decided to rebuild just a page from its 2006 archived content as an homage to the gallery. My friend does some freelance work for the SEO consultancy TNG/Earthling and convinced their CEO Bob Sakayama to lend a hand. He graciously contributed his time and some development resources to restore the site as well as taught me a bit of html. He was actually very interested in historic websites, so this was a perfect fit. My mother had told me that the gallery was lost during Nashville’s historic flood of May 2010. Rusty Wolfe and Kim Brooks were left, uninsured, to face a loss of millions of dollars. Four years later they reopened the gallery that showed so much of Rusty’s own one-of-a-kind pieces of studio furniture creations along with a new website. However, the last time I was in Nashville to settle my mother's estate, the gallery was not around. Nevertheless, the story of how the Nashville art scene came together to help Rusty Wolfe and Kim Brooks get back on their feet and enable them to reopen the Finer Things Gallery is heartwarming. You can read the full story here: nashvillearts.com/2014/10/flood-october-17/.
And this resurrected site is really just a small thank you and show of appreciation to the wonderful Finer Things Gallery before the flood.
Finer Things Gallery
1898 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN 37210
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5
The Complex at Finer Things is an inviting setting for the excellent work we present. Finer Things is composed of an outdoor sculpture gallery, a 6,000 sq. ft. exhibition gallery and a wearable art and gift boutique.
In addition to regular gallery hours, the Complex hosts major events and fundraisers, drawing thousands of art enthusiasts to our location every year.
The Complex at Finer Things is open:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 5:00
The Exhibition Gallery features the best of contemporary fine art, fine craft and one-of-a-kind furniture. Finer Things represents premier artists from the Nashville area and also strives to bring exceptional art from around the country to local art audiences. The exhibition gallery has traditionally displayed a high concentration of three-dimensional art objects, but it is currently expanding its offerings in painting and other two-dimensional work.
The contemporary setting of the Gallery's 6,000 sq. ft. space is complemented by soaring ceilings, authentic European stained- and leaded-glass windows and original hard wood floors, enhancing its warmth and charm.
The Exhibition Gallery also houses a 2,000 sq. ft. space dedicated to temporary exhibits, featuring group and solo shows which change every six to eight weeks.
Finer Things Gallery
Exhibition Schedule for 2006
March 2 –6, 2006
The Pavilion at Art Expo, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
March 4 – April 29, 2006
New Blood 5
Annual exhibition of works from artists new to the gallery
Opening reception: Saturday, March 11, 6-8 p.m.
March 23 -26, 2006
ARTscottsdale, WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ
May 6 – May 27, 2006
June 3 – July 1, 2006
Arrowmont Resident Artists Exhibition
Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-8 p.m.
June 15 – 18, 2006
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
July 1 – September 23, 2006
Rotating exhibition of gallery artists
August 28 – September 4, 2006
Gallery closed for summer break
September 30 – November 5, 2006
Sixth Annual Furniture Show
An exhibition of studio furniture
Opening reception: Saturday, September 30, 6-8 p.m.
November 11, 2006
Artrageous Gallery Tour
November 9 – 12, 2006
SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
November 18 – December 23, 2006
Opening reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
December 25, 2006 – January 1, 2007
Gallery closed for the holidays