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Archive date:  November 6, 2015

Artistry of Nature

Friends of Radnor Lake, Chestnut Group, benefit local treasure

We’re copycats.  We try to emulate and, to some degree, replicate what nature gives us. Try as we may, our best efforts fall a bit short of the splendor of our natural environment. We are truly blessed here in middle Tennessee. We have an abundance of natural green space and fortunately, many who are dedicated to preserving it.

We have the good fortune of having many individuals and groups who understand the value of nature. Their passion for preserving the natural splendor of the remaining wild spaces ensures our opportunity to enjoy local flora and fauna at its finest. For many, the crown jewel of Nashville green space is Radnor Lake.

Radnor Lake itself is not naturally occurring. It is a glorious remnant of a bygone era where steam locomotives required copious amounts of water. With that era long since past, what remains is a naturalized wonder. There may be nowhere else in middle Tennessee where you can so conveniently immerse yourself.

As with most treasures, protecting and preserving does require resources. It is for that reason, that the Friends of Radnor Lake welcome the efforts of The Chestnut Group; a collection of local plein air painters. Plein air painters are a group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting from life and to using field studies as the inspiration for studio works. The artisans of The Chestnut Group have donated their collective talents towards the preservation of our local treasure, featuring Radnor Lake in a grand collection of artistic display.

The Love the LAKE, Love the LAND… benefit Art Show and Sale is this weekend, November 6-8th, from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Walter Criley Visitor Center at Radnor Lake. You must see to appreciate the level of artistic talent we have in middle Tennessee as well as the opportunity to purchase!

If you’re continuing to work towards your own landscape artistry at home, we hope you’ll come see us at Bates.  We’ve been beautifying Nashville since 1932.

We’re here to help,

David Bates