From the Editors

Nails Across America Kicks Off This Week

by NAILS Magazine | May 28, 2013

Remember when we told you about Breanne Trammell, an aspiring (and now licensed) nail artist who wanted to travel across the United States doing nails (in a canned ham trailer, no less)!

Well, readers, Trammell is on the road!

Her Kickstarter-funded adventure launches this week at Mixed Greens art gallery, with opening night being May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On its blog, a Mixed Greens representative says, “We’re so excited to be the first stop on Breanne’s Nails Across America tour! Mixed Greens is a proud advocate of the work of Breanne Trammell, social practice, and gorgeous nails. It’s thrilling to be able to celebrate all three at the same time.”

Through Nails Across America, Breanne seeks to connect with a broad audience through the simple act of performing manicures. By making stops across the country in a mobile nail salon, Trammell opens up the accessibility of her project to a wider community beyond the traditional white-wall art world. This project is for everyone. Building an archive of participants as diverse as possible is essential to the project’s success: young, old, blue collar, white collar, mechanics, artists, and farmers alike. Breanne aims to break gender bias by offering male-specific manicures: Bro Nails, the GentleMANicure, and the Working MANicure.

The curated manicure menu references recurring themes in Trammell’s art such as popular culture, junk food, and art history. Glittery blue acrylic nails pay homage to the television program Friday Night Lights, and manicure flavors run the gamut from Cheeto Orange to International Klein Blue. Participants who want custom nail art may choose from donut sprinkles, #2 pencils, Richard Diebenkorn-inspired paintings, and more!

We'll bring you more updates and photos from Breanne as we hear how her trip is going!


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