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

Arts | 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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Nashville Arts Magazine

Arts | 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

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

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

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Arts | 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

Arts | 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

Music | 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

Arts | 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

Arts | 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

Arts | 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 ...

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Nashville Arts Magazine

Essay | Nashville Arts Magazine | The Inefficiency Aesthetic - Nashville Arts ...

The connection between art and efficiency occurred to me while recently visiting the Alighiero Boetti exhibit, Game Plan, at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Boetti (1940–1994) lived in Turin, Italy, and in the early 1960s became one of the leading artists of the Arte Poveramovement, exemplified by his sculptural works made of everyday materials, including wood, cardboard, and aluminum. It’s Boetti’s later works, though, that I found most fascinating.