The first of September kicks off the month of art openings in Nashville, beginning with the First Saturday Art Crawl downtown. Start off at The Arts Company to be transported from Music City to the City of Lights with Ed Clark’s photography. Capturing both iconic scenes of Nashville and romantic, vintage Parisian views, Clark’s lens takes you across the Atlantic and back in time. Take the elevator upstairs to revisit The Power of Reflection with paintings by Harry Underwood. Neighboring Tinney Contemporary debuts Blueprints, a show of cyanotypes by Susan Weil and Jose Betancourt. Weil, a New York artist, has been perfecting her cyanotype techniques for half a century. The artist, who was once married to Robert Rauschenberg, collaborated with the iconic painter on his Blueprint series in 1950. The Rymer Gallery opens Evolution, a joint show by artists Joyce Melander-Dayton and Janis Pozzi-Johnson, curated by Herb Williams. Cross the street for Twist Gallery’s multimedia installation by artist Rocky Horton.
On September 6, enjoy the last ever Hillsboro Village Art Walk. Local shops will display art galore, along with music and culinary delights. Zeitgeist gallery continues Brent Stewart’s A Bigger Picture.
Head south on September 7 for the one-year anniversary of the Franklin Art Scene. More than thirty locations will participate in the event. Highlights include O’More College of Design where professor and furniture-maker Doug Regen will display his handcrafted art. See local artist and writer Donna O’Neil’s tribute to her native New England at Damico Frame and Art Gallery with her photographs of waterfronts and fishing villages. Rare Prints Gallery displays prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
Bring some art into your weekend with Cumberland Gallery’s I Am Curious Yellow: Paintings by Lori Field and Air in Autumn: Sculptures by Johan Hagaman on September 8. Fields’s dreamlike multi-media paintings and Hagaman’s surreal, psychological figures pair beautifully for a thoughtful and intriguing show.
On September 8, enjoy the art and culture of Nashville’s east side with Five Points Second Saturday. Photographer Bill Brimm displays Tide Pools at Halibut Point at Bryant Gallery.