For centuries storytellers have shared folk tales – Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Walt Disney – offer traditional and imagined takes on these tales. Presented in this exhibit are the original tales, The Ugly Duckling and Pinocchio. Photographer Brett Warren offers his spin.
All cultures have fairy tales. These tales are often passed down orally through generations and while entertaining, are used to teach lessons and morals. Folk and fairy tales have many benefits – they are familiar to many people, they are universal, they follow a narrative arc easily understood by all ages and they promote visualization.
McMinnville bred, Nashville based photographer Brett Warren explores folk and fairy tales in this series of images. Warren often explores the process of transformation, examining change over time – children become adults, wooden puppets turn to flesh, awkwardness turns to beauty. He illustrates change through deliberate readings of folk and fairy tales.
Brett loves encouraging people to dream with his photography, and create a cinematic world the viewer can escape to. Brett takes special interests in all aspects of his work. He is just as interested in building the sets, creating the costumes, and styling as he is in the final product.
The Marly Berger Gallery located in the Arts Center of Cannon County will host this exhibit now through March 31st. Admission is free and the gallery is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.
The Arts Center is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, TN 37190. For more information call (615) 563-2787 or (800) 235-9073, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.artscenterofcc.com.
If You Go:
What: Two Tales Told
Where: The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, and Woodbury, TN
Contact: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073