Franklin Art Scene
Friday, March 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Gallery 202 is featuring plein-air painter Tiffany Foss, who often paints scenes around Williamson County. O’More College of Design and The Arts Company are presenting the works of Denise Stewart-Sanabria in the galleries at O’More. Parks Realty is hosting painter Tim Ross. Check out the work of photographer Jim Booth at Bagbey House. Work by artists Sarah Kaufman and Carol Moon is on view at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church. Imaginebox Emporium is showcasing the original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young-reader novel The Perils of Fishboy. The Cellar on Main is exhibiting paintings by Jean Gauld- Jaeger. The Visitors Center is holding the Franklin Coloring Book launch party where creators Chris Thomas and Caleb Faires will discuss the 60-page coloring book featuring sites in Williamson County. Student work from Williamson County Schools grades K–12 is on display in the Art Gallery at the Factory at Franklin and features a broad spectrum of media and techniques.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, March 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Arts Company is unveiling Introducing Tiffany Ownbey, a new artist to the Nashville market who is reimagining ways to present papier-mâché (see page 54). Tinney Contemporary is presenting Legacies of War, an exhibition of new work by Sisavanh Phouthavong, one of the first professional Lao American visual artists and educators of her generation. The Rymer Gallery is exhibiting Ascend, new works by Adam Thomas. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is showing Portals, Boundaries, and Infinite Spaces by Nashville artist Erin Murphy, which explores atmosphere, spatial relationships, and surface as characters in themselves.
In the historic Arcade, Watkins Arcade Gallery is featuring a solo show by photography student Amber Woolson, No Spiritual Surrender: Standing Rock, which chronicles the indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (or Black Snake, as the tribes call it) near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. “O” Gallery is introducing new artist Jessyca Myers and her whimsical urban paintings and photographer Diane Marsella, who uses aluminum plates to create brightness and depth.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is showcasing the Single Figure Series, hand-brayered, hand-printed works made with an 1885 wooden typeface that fills an entire 26” x 40” sheet. These blocks were originally used to create large-scale advertisements such as billboards. Works by David Wolske, monoprints by Jim Sherraden, and restrikes from the historical Hatch Show Print collection are also on display.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, March 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Julia Martin Gallery is unveiling Merrilee Challiss’s show The Void & The Eye, which represents the artist’s desire to make conscious the awareness that everything is connected. Channel to Channel is showing Ashley Doggett’s A History, contemporary paintings that speak to the historical erasure of African American trauma and violence that black people have faced since slavery, especially black women. For their new exhibit At Home, Zeitgeist is bringing back husband-and-wife team Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, a.k.a. Sonnenzimmer, and introducing new artists from around the country: Ky Anderson and Vicki Sher from Brooklyn, Rami Kim from Los Angeles, Jessica Simorte from Houston, Sarah Boyts Yoder from Charlottesville, and Amelia Briggs from Nashville via Memphis. COOP Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Accounting the Misplaced by Matthew Weedman. David Lusk Gallery is exhibiting The Leviathan by Hans Schmitt-Matzen. Seed Space is presenting They Were All Talking At The Same Time So I Grew More Ears, an installation of drawing, sculpture, and animation work by Matt Christy. abrasiveMedia is featuring the work of artists Roberta Winjum, Ben Griffith, and Bryant Lamont, which served as inspiration for Blue Moves’ dance and multimedia production Muse: Inspired by Nashville Artists. At East Side Project Space Gallery Luperca is mounting a solo exhibition World’s Most Dangerous Artist by Tennessee folk artist Ben Lankford that showcases the artist’s prolific, frenzied work, and is hung salon-style to provide an immersive experience. Fellow folk artist Randy “Toyzini” Toy is taking over the auxiliary space with an installation of his own.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, March 11, from 6 until 10 p.m.
The Red Arrow Gallery is opening My Love Divine, a solo exhibition by Kate Krebs. Nashville Community Darkroom is showing Jon Dragonette’s Steadfast, a collection of protest photographs taken in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. Music & Art @MAIN is presenting Liquid Assets: The Value of Water with featured artist Dina D’Argo along with Dawna Magliacano, Ryan Frizzell, Sammy Laine, and Billy Martinez. Southern Grist Brewery is displaying paintings by Hannah Jo Holgate. At Michael Weintrob Photography Studio and Gallery see work from Weintrob’s upcoming book INSTRUMENTHEAD, which is due out in March.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, March 25, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Woodcuts Gallery is featuring paintings, digital prints, and shirts by Xavier Payne. In honor of Women’s History Month, The Loft at Ella Jean’s Cafe is presenting a women’s art show. The work of Symphonee Henderson is on display at One Drop Ink. Immediately following the crawl, Art History Class is hosting an evening discussion of James Weldon Johnson titled “It Ain’t Pretty, but It’s Beautiful.” Please check Facebook.com/jsactn for updated information for The Garden Brunch Cafe and Jefferson Street Sound.