Paul Polycarpou, Publisher and CEO, Nashville Arts Magazine

Paul Polycarpou, Publisher and CEO, Nashville Arts Magazine | Photograph by Jim McGuire

August 2018

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who sent prayers, well-wishes, and healing thoughts my way. They helped a great deal and are much appreciated. I’d like to also thank the team of angels at the Cardiac Unit, Centennial Medical Center who were bound and determined to keep me around a while longer. Words are way too small to express my gratitude.

I have enjoyed publishing all 109 issues of the Nashville Arts Magazine, from the first issue almost ten years ago when we hardly knew what we were doing to this issue where we are still making it up as we go along. But that’s as it should be. Just like art, a moving fluid target. I have enjoyed getting to know the artists, the dealers, the poets, the writers, the thinkers, performers, administrators, curators, and I count myself fortunate that I could in some small way be a part of that.

I’m very proud of the work that we have done here at the Nashville Arts Magazine. I hope we have had a positive impact on the art and culture of this wonderful city we all call home.

I too have a bucket list, and it’s time for me to go get it and start ticking off some of the boxes. I’m looking forward to a life without press deadlines, although I know I will also miss that. This is the last issue of the Nashville Arts Magazine. I thank each and every one of you that has supported this labor of love. You know who you are and you know how indebted I am to you. Rebecca Pierce, Sam Jaco, Madge Franklin, Wendi Powell, it could not have happened without you.

Be kind and be thoughtful. Paul

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