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TAG Gallery is owned by Julie and Jerry Dale McFadden.
(You may know some of Jerry's many music projects:
Jason & The Scorchers, The Mavericks, SWAG.
and Sixpence None The Richer).

In June 2000, Jerry & Julie thought they’d try their hand at showing unique works by local, national, and international artists in Nashville, which is best known as The Music City. Nashville is full of creative people, some of which are art buyers, most of which would love to own some original art but don’t have the pocketbook for it. Their gallery quickly found its niche offering affordable art to emerging collectors.

Located in popular Hillsboro Village, the gallery is composed of one long hallway that connects several rooms, which vary in size. The space offered ample room for over 40 framed Beautiful Mutants.

The opening reception began promptly at 6pm, and it didn't take long for the gallery to become completely packed with curious visitors. Mark's February movie scoring schedule prevented him from attending, unfortunately, but he did send a few brand new prints that have not yet been displayed on this year's tour. Another first-time treat was the debut of Timbuk 2's Beautiful Mutants Messenger bags- 2 designs featuring Mark's mutant imagery on high-quality weatherproof canvas bags. A limited edition of 10 prototypes was available to the public.

The crowd was an eclectic mix of folks from all walks of life and all ages, some who drove from as far away as Kentucky and Georgia
to see the exhibit. Some of those folks over 21 helped deplete
three full cases of free wine throughout the 3-hour reception

NPR radio did a feature on TAG Gallery the morning of the reception, and local press gave the show an immense amount of coverage.

Thanks to Jerry, Julie, and all the fun folks I met at TAG.
I certainly hope to visit Nashville again soon!

Michael Pilmer
Tour Manager/Webmaster
Beautiful Mutants Gallery Tour