Nathaniel Harris has seen plenty as a resident and small business owner in North Nashville. He went to Peal High School, attended Tennessee State University, served in Germany during the Vietnam War, and has made thousands of frames.
He is truly a visionary. When Nate opened Woodcuts 30 years ago people thought he was crazy. An art gallery and frame shop in the middle of a black neighborhood seemed like a long shot. Along with a vision and plenty of determination Nate converted an old burger joint into Woodcuts Gallery and Framing.
I grew up with pieces of artwork that came from Woodcuts. The art was in my childhood home before I knew the gallery existed. There is not an African American artist in Nashville that has not been affected by Woodcuts. The community owes Nate and His vision a debt of gratitude.
– Omari Booker