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July 24, 2024

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New Exhibit to Open at Monthaven in June

The free exhibit, 'BIRTH: A Father and Son Journey' runs June 18 - July 24, 2022.

The free exhibit, BIRTH: A Father and Son Journey, will be on view at the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center June 18 through July 24, 2022. Located at 1017 Antebellum Circle in Hendersonville, gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.

The opening and artist reception for BIRTH: A Father and Son Journey will kick-off Monthaven’s Sweet Summer Concert Series featuring Cole Ritter & The Night Owls from 6 – 9 p.m.

More about BIRTH: A Father and Son Journey


Christian Calvin spent his entire career in retail. At 43, after the business sold, he started tapping into his creativity. He painted on canvases, cardboard, cereal boxes anything he could get his hands on. Early success and attention on his art came from the community with purchases and donation requests. Calvin displays his work in the Calvin Gallery located at 811 Meadowlark Lane in Goodlettsville, Tenn.


Brownie Calvin owned and operated a retail chain for 31 years in Nashville. After selling the business, he began creating  “CALBOTS” robots made from objects, old parts and metal. Brownie has re-invigorated his childhood artistic ability as a form of therapy and a way of bonding with his son, Christian.

For more information, visit the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center website here.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.