Galleries August 2022

August in the Gordon JCC Galleries: Aaron Grayum, John Cranshaw, and Aaron Vucsko. 


King Me, by Aaron Grayum 

The Janet Levine March Gallery will feature the work of Aaron Grayum. He received his BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 1999 and has been painting professionally since 2005. Born in Ravenna, Ohio in 1977, Aaron has called Tennessee home since he was 4 years old. His work has been published in The New England Review, Bartleby Snopes, Nashville Voyager, Artists & Art Galleries of the South, The Saturday Evening Post, as well as featured on the hit television show Nashville. Aaron won first place in the Nashville Arts & Business Council’s Periscope Pitch competition in 2018. In 2020 he was named one of the top three Art Creators of the Year by Nashville Lifestyles magazine, and for the 2021-22 school year, he was a resident artist for Metro Public Schools. He currently lives and works with his wife and son in Fairview, Tennessee.  


Trilogy, by John Cranshaw 

The JLMG2 Gallery will feature the work of Nashville artist John Cranshaw. A native Floridian, John was involved in art, photography, and film from an early age. He graduated from the University of Miami with a minor in Fine Art. Relocating to New Orleans, he attended Tulane University and continued his pursuit of Art in the New Orleans community. After a career in the healthcare industry, John decided it was time to make Art his main career and accepted the Executive Director position with the Tennessee Art League. He then formed his own Art Company, “Just Art by John,” in 2013 which is still active today. John has owned a gallery in downtown Nashville within the Tennessee Art League and sponsored a Pop-up gallery in East Nashville called “Art Muz.” He will be exhibiting with ADC Fine Art in several 2022 exhibitions throughout the US. His current series is a new modern acrylic paint he calls, “Art Sculpture.” The paint comes off Birch Board and presents a new perspective in Art. Over the years John has studied art history with an emphasis on the late 1800 French impressionists and Van Gogh. 


House, by Aaron Vuckso 

The Sig Held Gallery will feature the art of Aaron Vucsko. Born in downtown Chicago in 1983, Aaron has since resided in Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A self-taught artist, Aaron has been creating art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He is inspired and informed by the work of Salvador Dali and David Cho.  

The House gallery will feature the Under One Roof collaborative exhibit.  

The Art Reception will be Wednesday, August 10th from 6 – 8pm. 
The Exhibition Dates are August 1st – August 30th.  

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Attendees will need sign in at the front desk. For more information, contact the GJCC at 615.354-1699, Curator Carrie Mills at, or go to  



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