Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood is known for its many recognizable homes, shops and restaurants. While it has an iconic mix of posh residences and repurposed industrial buildings, the neighborhood has lacked a playful sense of creativity.

Artist Brian Somerville is working to change that. This summer, the sculptural artist and fabricator will be installing a colorful piece of public art, “To Tame A Beast”, at the Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association’s Assumption Sculpture Garden (1213 Seventh Ave.) for two years.

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