Joe Pagetta

Joe Pagetta

Freelance Writer and Essayist

Director of Community Initiatives for Community Foundation of Middle TN; former Media Relations Dir for Nashville Pub TV. Reader, Writer, Cooker, Eater, Bike Rider.

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts Magazine | Guest Blog: Art That Whispers from the ...

Nashville Arts Magazine | Guest Blog: Art That Whis...

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Chapter 16 | Two Wheels and the Truth: What if, instead of cyclists, drivers saw people on bikes?

Knowing I’d be holding baby Sophia in a few short miles made the strenuous, blind-curve, no-shoulder climb going north over Backbone Ridge that much easier. It’s never been entirely easy. I remember the first time I tried to do it, five years ago. I couldn’t.

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Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene | When your mother becomes someone you recognize less and less, and vice versa

My mother told me the other day that she hated me. It was not the strangest or most surprising thing she has done lately. My mother has taken to referring to me in the third person. Which makes all he...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts Magazine | My Life Before: A Story of War and Refuge ...

Nashville Arts Magazine | My Life Before: A Story o...

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Chapter 16

Chapter 16 | In Italy: A troubled father and son find each other on a train in the home country

We met on Franklin Street in the Heights section of Jersey City. It was the night before I moved to Nashville, and my father had asked me to meet him at the club where he frequently played cards with ...

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Chapter 16

Chapter 16 | Sleeping on Couches

For some people, couches are badges of honor, souvenirs of a hitchhiking trip across America or partying all night and crashing at a friend’s apartment. For others, they’re battle scars, emblems of ye...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts Magazine | Galen Fott An Animated Life

by Joe Pagetta
It’s what you find, and what you do ...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | Duran Bunch: A Model Soldier

Short profile and preview of Nashvillian Duran Bunch, who left a privileged life as a top runway model to join our forces in Afghanistan. He took his gun and his camera with him.

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | Thom Chacon, An Innocent Man

Thom Chacon may not be a Nashvillian, but his respect for the story and the song, and his almost reverential approach to its delivery in performance and on record, would make him right at home among M...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | Bill Killebrew

By Joe Pagetta
The Paintings of Bill Killebrew is on view at the Parthenon until January 26, 2013.
Sun Porch 2012, Oil on panel, 14 3/4′ x 24′
While “non-objective art” is a type of art that owes its ...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | KAWS: DOWN TIME at the High Museum of Art

If there's a word that best describes the work of KAWS (Brian Donnelly), it would be collaboration.

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | Kurt Wenner: Master Illusionist Comes to Town

Kurt Wenner has a problem with art and creativity. Not his own, mind you, but in the way art is being taught in schools, and the way we as a ...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Nashville Arts | Margaret Elliot: A Self Portrait

For artist Margaret Elliot, life is like a squiggly line. "I think it's a little unexpected she says of her signature decorative accoutrement ...