So What's Going on...
This is going to be one fantastic night! Terry and Cotton will be here hosting their extremely popular, Christmas Line Dance. They're always eager to teach newbies and make them feel comfortable on the dance floor. And for all you naughty little boys and girls, our Dirty Santa, Harlen Papabear will be here, so be sure to get your photo with him. And we've got a great show planned with the Peckerettes taking the stage at 10:30. Thanks Ashleigh Ray for being our guest and who's this? Jonathan Crowe our Mr. Leather Pecker? Hmmmm....I heard that he's got something special planned for us. As always Tim and Brody will be behind the bar serving up great cocktails and craft beers. Scott will be providing some great music and videos. So gather up your friends, get your cowboy boots on and head on down to Peckers this Saturday night!
Well, Well, Well! Congratulations Amy Aylward for winning our Cash Jackpot of $550 Cash at our final Bingo Night of the year. Thanks to everyone who came out and we look forward to seeing everyone on January 7th, 2020.
What a great show! Thanks to all of our great entertainers. Thank you Nashville for turning out and supporting the Toys for Tots Program. I'm sure there's going to be lots of happy kids this Christmas. We filled 2 boxes and will be presenting a check to them in the amount of $310.00
Special thanks to Madison Palakovic for taking pictures.
Only 4 tables left. Reserve yours on Eventbrite. Follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-celebration-tickets-85563271047
Peckers is proud to roll out our new Drag Queen Cocktails called, "Bougie Bitch Cocktails".
Brody has been busy behind the bar creating these exciting drinks and we'll be offering them this weekend. Each Peckerette has been assigned a drink and will be promoting them during the show. Pick your favorite and drink up! They are soooooo good! $10 Each
And a special thanks to Damiano Navanzati for letting us use his paintings as a backdrop for our drinks. He has just put up more painting this week, so check them out.
Kelvin Amburgey-Waltons’s “From Within” series was created as part of the Courage Unmasked Tennessee project.
For treatment of certain head and neck cancers, a porous mesh mask is formed to cover a patient’s head and neck during radiation. The mask is bolted to the treatment table to keep the patient’s head immobile, thereby allowing doctors to pinpoint beams of radiation to cancer-affected areas. When six or more weeks of therapy are complete, the masks are discarded, destroyed or given to the patient to do with what they want. As part of the Courage Unmasked Tennessee project they also had the choice to donate them to local artist to create art out of this, sometimes negative, plastic mask.
As an artist I wanted to explore the idea of both the cancer and the strength to survive it comes from within the person. With this series you see moments from being whole to feeling shattered and broken as well as the thought of breaking the self free from the idea of being a cancer victim to a Survivor and renewed. I used the concept of the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air for colors and inspiration.
Each piece is developed using a Shadow box, Patient’s Mask, Acryilic paint and Mirror.
The mask are bolted down to a table to hold the person in place for radiation treatment to very specific areas without movement. It has been an honor to be given the chance now 3 different times to create something out of this time in people’s lives.
Kelvin's art can be see at Peckers and is available for purchase.