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Spotlight Article
Date: 2012-01-30
Article Title: Debuts With Featured Work of Visual Artist James Threalkill
Article: For more than a decade, The African American Guide To Nashville (TAAGTN) has served as a resource to bringing readers information about African American culture, contributions and areas of interest among many other things. The debut of the website,, will serve as a support to the print publication by continuing efforts to provide interesting story angles and promoting exciting events within the city. The site will also serve as the city's leading website for promoting local African American tourism-related businesses to millions of tourists who visit our great city and are interested in learning more about this unique and growing demographic.
  The creative look of the site's masthead includes the Music City skyline and an art piece titled "Sax Crescendo II" by Nashville native and famed visual artist James Threalkill. This image was selected for it soulful, cool and mellow flair which coincides with the Black experience in Music City and compliments the landscape of the city by reflecting the passion and quality of musicians that live in the Nashville community.
  Threalkill began realizing his dream as a visual artist when he was just 13 after his mother purchased an oil painting set after being alerted of his potential by a school teacher. To date, he has created more than 500 artistic paintings and his work can be found in many homes around the country.
  He is a founding board member of The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, a commissioner for the Metro Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission and has worked with a coalition of artists known as the Phenominal Works Of and Artelier 427 Studio. He was recently appointed to the board of The Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville.
  To learn more about James Threalkill and his work, please visit or by email at