First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, January 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Arts Company is unveiling Of Things to Come 2017, work by artists slated to show in the gallery during 2017, including Alex Beard, Edward Belbusti, William Buffett, Jan Chenoweth, Mandy Rogers Horton, Jim Jobe, Laura Nugent, Tiffany Ownbey, John Petrey, Brad Sells, Daryl Thetford, Ke Francis (see page 46) and more. Tinney Contemporary is hosting a reception for Women of Abstraction featuring work by Martica Griffin, Jeanie Gooden, Mary Long, Anna Jaap, and Mildred Jarrett. The Rymer Gallery is showing Prismatic Effect by Carly Witmer. The Browsing Room Gallery is exhibiting Bricks & Faith, photographs taken by four Watkins students and their teacher that document the historic building of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.
In the historic arcade, Corvidae Collective Gallery is presenting art teacher and artist Alison Logan’s Meditations in which universal emotions such as loneliness, grief, and contentment are juxtaposed against dream-like alternate realities. At Open Gallery, see The 1978 Frontier Classic, a performance piece from Ryan Gillam and Jake Himovitz that seeks to identify people and their patterns from the Yukon to the gridiron. In the historic arcade, WAG is featuring Counterfeit by Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Stephenson. For those who wish to start crawling early, “O” Gallery is open from noon until 3 p.m. showcasing art by Emily Newman, Jamie Wheeler, Raymond Gregory, and jewelry by Expressionz.
At Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery, enjoy the third annual Moonlightin’, a special exhibit featuring works created by the print shop’s designers while off the clock.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, January 7, from 6 until 9 p.m
Channel to Channel is showing Now This by David Wolff, Director of Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville. CG2 GALLERY is featuring New Works by Mark Mulroney and The Adopted Child by Andrea Heimer. Zeitgeist is opening Psych Pastorale: New Paintings by Richard Feaster (see page 54) and Awful Things by Alex Lockwood (see page 16). Julia Martin Gallery is unveiling Noah Saterstrom’s exhibit SHUBUTA and other stories, which includes works by Samuel Dunson. East Side Project Space is presenting Awakening, a group exhibition including new works from Lakesha Moore, Louisa Glenn, Amy Dean, and more. COOP Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Various Positions, multidisciplinary work by three of COOP’S newest members Michael Dickins, Mary Addison Hackett, and K.J. Schumacher. David Lusk Gallery opening Garden by Carlyle Wolfe and I Will Have to Tell You Everything by Hamlett Dobbins (see page 61).
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, January 14, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Red Arrow Gallery is opening Young Professionals, an exhibition by Daniel Holland that is the culmination of a year-long experiment involving paint, chemical reactions, textures, weathering, and playfulness. Southern Grist Brewery is celebrating their one-year anniversary with a show of work by artist Alicia Maynard, which includes three paintings of the three SGB founders and their wives. On display in the Nashville Community Darkroom Gallery is resident artist Robin Willis’s solo show Evolution. Deadline Today, Nashville’s pop-up film photography scramble, is also slated for January 14.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, January 28, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Woodcuts Gallery is exhibiting the work of Greg Ridley, including a number of pieces on loan from collectors of his work. Art History Class will be located in the historic McJempsy Center. Downstairs the “Soul Cinema Room” will loop 45 minutes of footage from Solomon Sir Jones, who documented all African-American communities from Tulsa, Mound Bayou, and even Nashville in the 1920s. Upstairs will be a “Community Canvas” led by a local artist who will help crawlers contribute to the large canvas or to create a painting of their own. The Garden Brunch Cafe, One Drop Ink, Harambe House, Jefferson Street Sound, Alkebu lan Images and Green Fleet are also participating. Look for updates at Facebook.com/jsactn. Immediately following the crawl, Art History Class will host the second installment of “The Parlour” series, which is dedicated to sharing stories and historical moments in a Harlem Renaissance salon setting.