Ovvio is Dead! La Volta is born. In 2005, shortly after the birth of our son, we took up in a 450 square foot store front at 17th and Fatherland Street to get back to the business of why we left Manhattan in the first place. In 2007, the East Nashville boom had taken hold and our art studio was bought for re-development, necessitating a move. As luck would have it, the building at 425 Chestnut Str
Camp drag, flashing lights, profound profanity, sequins & smoke – put Saturday July 18th on your calendar if you’re 21, BYOB, $10 and plenty of singles to tip them bitches. And of course, Madame Chinchilla playing tunes so you feel sexy. THAT’S JULY 18, 2015 doors at 9pm.
#exposure: New Work By Joshua Black Wilkins July 9-12 2015 Ovvio Arte is pleased to present #exposure, a series of new photographs by Nashville based artist Joshua Black Wilkins. The exhibition consists of 21 portraits. Subjects responded to an open call letting them know they would be asked to single out what about their body makes them most self conscious. None of the images from the series wil
SATURDAY 9/6 FROM 6-10 Hello Friends! We will be open for the Wedgewwod Houston Art Crawl this Saturday night, showing recent work on paper by Veta Cicolello. Drop by between 6 and 10 – we’d love to see you! It’s been an interesting summer for us, complete with an electrical fire at Ovvio (all is well now, but it did put us out of commission for a couple months) – what a k
Are you ready for your close up? We want your face! Walk in to Ovvio on Saturday, March 1st and participate in Veta&Theo’s new photographic portrait series. Don’t be afraid, it’s just a camera. More info at Facebook event here. And Check in with our fine neighbors who will also be open as part of First Saturday Music & Arts at Wedgewood/Houston . See you Saturday night!
Hello Friends! Stop by this Saturday night so we can catch up – its been a while: As a part of Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston First Saturday extravaganza we’ll be opening the door on Feb. 1st. The neighborhood will be buzzing with arts and music – see a full list of venues and shows here. We’ll be showing past work by Veta Cicolello (she’s getting a new body of
Ovvio Arte is pleased to present SPIT, a series of large scale drawings by Nashville artist Jessi Zazu The show represents an extensive collection of Zazu’s recent figurative line drawings on paper in oil pastel, and includes portraits of herself and others done in a strong gestural style. Zazu, a multi-disciplinary artist, is also a lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist with the band Tho
Many thanks to Those Darlins, The Jane Shermans and Adia Victoria & her band – it was an unforgettable night. Also thanks to JT, Oh Wow Dang and all who turned up to shake their rumps. Stay tuned for more. Photos by Steve Cross / The Nashville Scene
We are very excited: Those Darlins are finally playing on the Ovvio stage. You may know, we have a history with the band – we’ve had the pleasure of working together on album covers, videos, merch design, you name it. The Darlins are about to begin recording their 3rd album with Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Tennis, JEFF The Brotherhood) – so they’ll be perfo
Check out this clip – Small Black playing their new single, “Free At Dawn” Stream it here. Thanks to Small Black, Justin and the Cosmics & Sparkle City Presents for making the first installment of Bianca’s Upset such a blast. Up next – Those Darlins with The Jane Shermans and Adia on April 4.
Join our FACEBOOK EVENT for Tuesday March 19th- the first installment of a new series at Ovvio: Bianca’s Upset. SMALLBLACK will play – their new album “Limits of Desire” comes out May 14th on Jagjagiwar. Stream the single HERE for free! They’ll be joined by JUSTIN AND THE COSMICS featuring Justin Collins and Adam Landry – aka COSMIC THUG. Plus SPARKLE CITYDJs, t
On February 16, 2012 Ovvio Arte will open “tender moments;” an installation of over 100 polaroid photographs by Garland Gallaspy. The exhibition accompanies the release of Gallaspy’s limited edition book of the same name. Opening reception Thursday, February 16 2012 6 to 9PM Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays 12-2 Saturdays 11-3 And by appointment
Did you miss us? We missed you. Denney & The Jets is taking us for another ride with very special guest John McCauley of Deer Tick! We will also be showing paintings by our own Veta Cicolello – we decided to hang pieces from Veta’s last show at Ovvio, ‘Too Much Blood’. If you didn’t catch that exhibit, now’s your chance to see select works from the show. Sean Maloney & Linwood Regens
Thanks to everyone for coming out last month for the first two installments of BTB – and special thanks to Denney & The Jets for anchoring the stage – this is turning in to something… So we’ve got two more editions this month – the first being this Thursday. Tristen will join The Jets on stage, and there will be dancing and DJ sets with special guest Jake Orrall. Please
So here we go again and Natural Child will be joining Denney and The Jets this week to change your life. Hell Yeah. The first BLEED THE BALLROOM was ridiculous fun and we were thrilled to see so many friends there. Thanks to all who came and made it happen! We’ll also be exhibiting “You Are Beautiful” – a series of photographs by Rebecca Seung – editor for GET BENT: Free range writer a
That’s right, we’re having a party. Actually we will be having many parties. We’ve decided to put together a series of Thursday evening shindigs with our dirty friends Denney & The Jets at the helm – and we’ll be bringing in other bands, artists , DJs and food trucks too. Bleed the Ballroom kicks on December 8th. Denney & The Jets will be joined by the wondrous Nikki Lane. We’ll also
SEE IT HERE From SPIN: “The band performs in a dark, cabaret-like setting, and despite the questioning lyrics, Jessi looks fierce and fabulous, strutting in gold sequins and dangling from a ceiling harness in bloomers and fishnets, as do her bandmates, who are captured via a series of gorgeous close-ups while performing the unapologetic, jangly rock cut.” From Those Darlins’ website: We have been
From Those Darlins’ website: Yeeeeaaaah. Our new limited first pressing (only 500 copies) comes out at indie retail and our website. INDIE RECORD STORES: Check here for indie retailers who are carrying it HERE. OUR WEBSITE: You can also order it on our web store HERE. Again, the 7″ features an extended, remixed version of title track “Screws Get Loose” along with a brand new track “Prank Call” fea