October 17 – 28
FiftyForward is a nonprofit organization with seven locations in Davidson and Williamson Counties that serve adults 50+ who strive to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. To celebrate its 60th anniversary FiftyForward invited 18 Middle Tennessee-based artists to transform footstools, or “crickets”, into works of art. Each FiftyForward center and program director selected an artist to participate, with the work of that artist benefiting their center or program. Guidelines for participation were simple: there were “No Rules”!
Valuable in early American homes that were often small and cramped, crickets measure approximately 8” high x 13” wide. Their diminutive size, flat top, and versatile display options make them an ideal canvas for artists, who were given free reign to create whatever their cricket inspired them to create. As a result, 18 one-of-a-kind pieces, each unique like the artist who created it, are available to bid on.
Participating artists are: Donna Bryant, Randy Bryant, Penny Gammons, Anne Goetze, Paul Harmon, Candace Jones, Michael J. McBride, Eli Moody, Bethanie Peadro, Phil Ponder, Randy Purcell, Doug Regen, Andee Rudloff, James Threalkill, David Washburn, Terry Warren, Emily Whitlow, and Leigh Williams.
On Friday, October 7, as part of the Franklin Art Scene’s First Friday art crawl, the collection will be available to view at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church at 435 Main Street. Several of the artists will be present. From October 10–31, the collection will be at Gallery 202 in Franklin.
Thanks to underwriting by SunTrust Bank, 100 percent of the proceeds from each sale will benefit FiftyForward.