Franklin Art Scene
Friday, August 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Gallery 202 is featuring sculptor Emily Allison, who creates Papier-mâché pieces incorporating found objects. Jack Yacoubian Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery is showcasing work by artist and printmaker Mike Martino. View oil paintings by Amy Luker and woodturnings by Jim Ballard at Boutique MMM. Hope Church Franklin is exhibiting work by mixed-media artist Amanda Kiser. Imaginebox Emporium is presenting a selection from Cory Basil’s Experiments in Motion series. See live glassblowing demonstrations by Jose Santisteban and Mike Ingram at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church is displaying paintings by Carol Moon and drawings by Leah Borse. Mixed-media artist Lynn Farris, who uses reclaimed wood and canvas as surfaces, is showing at Harlin Meyerhoff. Parks on Main is featuring jewelry made from marbles by Mary Catherine McAnulty and Gerald Witcher. Stop by the new gallery Masters Editions of Franklin to see a range of art from religious to Mediterranean and Americana. Taziki‘s is hosting Chris Green, who will paint live in their window. Oksana Carlo is showing at Williamson County Visitor Center. O’More College of Design is exhibiting work by students in grades 1–12 in the Summer Studio. Throughout downtown Franklin visitors can see origami structures by Evan Genter.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, August 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Tinney Contemporary is presenting A Decade in the Making, a two-part exhibition commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the gallery and featuring works by Tinney Contemporary artists including Andy Harding, Anna Jaap, Béatrice Coron, Carla Ciuffo, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Dorothy O’Connor, Eduardo Terranova, James Perrin, Jane Braddock, Jason Craighead, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Peri Schwartz, Sky Kim, Stefany Hemming, and more. The Arts Company is hosting their annual Avant-Garage Sale. The Rymer Gallery is exhibiting Continuing Husk by L.A. Bachman and new trompe l’oeil paintings by Florida painter Georgina Love. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is having an artist-in-residence group show featuring Hans Schmitt-Matzen, Cary Gibson, William Steven Stone, Richard Feaster, and Sarah Jordan.
In the historic Arcade, WAG is featuring The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind, linocut, letterpress, and Risograph prints from digital and traditional means by Watkins alumnus Stephen G. Jones. COOP Gallery is showing The Calendar Series, a solo show featuring recent work by Courtney Puckett. Blend Studio will be hosting new works by London Thomas. For those who wish to start crawling early, “O” Gallery is open from noon until 3 p.m. with work on view by artist Olga Alexeeva, silver jewelry by Cynthia Bell, and work by emerging artists.
Visit Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery to view historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch collection, as well as Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s Paper Quilts.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, August 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Channel to Channel is opening The Denisovans by Knoxville-based artist Eleanor Aldrich. David Lusk Gallery is conducting their annual show Price Is Right where all art is under $1,000, featuring work by Anne Siems, Ben Hancock, Beth Edwards, Bruce Brainard, Carlyle Wolfe, Catherine Erb, Don Estes, Elizabeth Williams, Greely Myatt, Gregory Allen Smith, Jared Small, KJ Schumacher, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Tyler Hildebrand, Veda Reed, and more. Julia Martin Gallery is unveiling Oil & Mud by Emily Holt and Delia Seigenthaler (see page 84). For the final show of their summer series House Guests, COOP Gallery is exhibiting the work of Guy Church, curated by Tops Gallery from Memphis. Refinery Nashville is showcasing photographic art, surrealism, illustration, and paintings by Viki Mammina. CG2 GALLERY is showing its final installment of Summer Selections, a one-night exhibition featuring work by Sean Norvet, Fred Stonehouse, Christian Clayton, and many other gallery artists. Seed Space is showing RUNNERS, a multi-media performance and sculptural installation by Brent Stewart and Willie Stewart, and concurrently Zeitgeist is presenting FREEBIRD, a one-night live performance and video installation by the two artists.
Boro Art Crawl
Friday, August 12, from 6 until 9 p.m.
More than 30 businesses and galleries in and around downtown Murfreesboro are participating in this rendition of the Boro Art Crawl. Moxie Art Supply is featuring the work of husband-and-wife team Alicia and Travis Maynard. The Boutique at Studio C Photography is hosting emerging artist Noelle Tillman. Newly opened Quinn’s Mercantile is showcasing a number of local artists. See art by Caroline Riley at Oaklands Mansion. Other participating locations include The Green Dragon, Cultivate Coworking, Liquid Smoke, Smoke and Mirrors, Wall Street, L & L Contractors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Dreaming in Color, Sugaree’s, The Write Impression, The Alley on Main, Trendy Pieces, Bella’s Boutique, Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburg Village, Center for the Arts, Top of the Block, Two-Tone Gallery, Daffodilly Design, MTSU Galleries, Studio 903, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, and more.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, August 13, from 6 until 9 p.m.
See a wide variety of tomato-inspired art at Art & Invention. The Red Arrow Gallery is opening Scrawl Structured, a solo exhibition of sculpture made from metal, wood, enamel, Plexiglas®, and neon by Alic Daniel. Gallery Luperca is hosting a closing reception for their exhibition Trumped Up. Sawtooth Print Shop, The Warren, Southern Grist Brewery, Nashville Community Darkroom, Atomic Books, Modern East Gallery, and Main Street Gallery are also participating.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, August 27, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Hosted by a collective of businesses, the Jefferson Street Art Crawl highlights the visual, performing, and non-traditional artistic practices of the area. Among the businesses participating are The Garden Brunch Café, Woodcuts Gallery and Framing, The Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge and Gallery, and One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlour and Gallery. Shuttles and bike rentals by Green Fleet Bike Shop will be available.