Friday, October 31, 2008

October Girl

I came across this gal's artwork at Zeitgeist gallery and thought, I must know this lady. She has a wonderful very unique aesthetic that reminds me of some of my favorite illustrators namely Aubrey Beardsley and Erte!!

Name: Jacqueline Meeks

Interests: Art, Art-Making, Fashion, Magazines, Books, and School-I am in Graduate school for Public Administration and Non-Profit Management, with plans to start a nonprofit art space after graduation.

How long have you lived in Nashville? I have lived in Nashville for almost a year. I lived in Murfreesboro, while attending MTSU and getting my BFA in Studio Art, before I moved to Nashville.

What do you love about Nashville?

Thrift stores, Goodwill Outlet Store(Pay by Weight), proximity to Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch, Zeitgeist Gallery in Hillsboro Village, Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Restaurant on West End, The Hermitage, Chik'n Fried Tofu at Whole Foods,

What do you hate about Nashville?

Few spaces available for artist studios, lack of 24 hour restaurants, rising cost of living, lack of nonprofit art spaces

What is your favorite Nashville spot? My house. I love that I share it with my boyfriend, Ryan, and my new pup, Maybe. My studio is half of the living room, and I spend soo much of my time in my house surrounded by knick-knacks and art paraphenalia that it really makes it the best spot in Nashville for me. I love being able to work on my art, take walks around the block, and sneaking in lots of trash t.v,

Who is your favorite Nashvillian living or dead?

Dolly Parton, she's not really from Nashville, but close. She is sooo fabulous! I love her hair, her makeup, her clothes, everything. She has been my fashion idol since I was tiny, watching her in 9 to 5. What a lady!

Dolly, I love you!

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