Franklin Art Scene
Friday, May 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy historic downtown Franklin and the nearby neighborhoods during the Franklin Art Scene. Gallery 202 is featuring self-taught artist Michael Hooper, known for his engaging folk-style paintings as well as impressionistic and surreal work. Bagbey House is showing paintings by Jennifer Wilson. At boutique MMM plein-air artist Jay Holobach is exhibiting originals painted on location. Hope Church Franklin is presenting chalk, pencil, and pen-and-ink renderings by Tessa Walker. O’More College of Design LetterPress prints are on display at Williamson County Archives and Museum. Danita’s Children is hosting plein-air artist Jo Ellen Thatcher and painter Erika Kirpal. Enjoy detailed, realistic landscapes and still lifes by James Redding at Parks on Main. Finnleys is showcasing Amaranthus Paper and Flora by mother-daughter team Cherie and Meredith Eastburn. At Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church students from Renaissance High School are sharing their artwork and performing live music from their CD of original songs. Proceeds benefit the Davis House: Child Advocacy Center. Imaginebox Emporium is featuring original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young reader novel The Perils of Fishboy and a multitude of Basil’s paintings. Savory Spice Shop is hosting painter Michael L. Boyle who will show mainly Williamson County landscapes. See work by 11th grader Ashlyn Joy “AJ” Anderson at The Cellar on Main. The Registry is showcasing graphic illustrations from a book by Carol Lea-Mord. The Williamson County Visitor Center is exhibiting abstract paintings by Pam Brown. Enjoy acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings by Pam Tyson at Wellspring Financial. Jack Yacoubian Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery is presenting paintings by Abraham Hunter.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, May 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of artistic styles under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Contemporary Narratives by Daryl Thetford. The Rymer Gallery is showing new paintings by Scott Eakin and glass work by Travis Adams. May 6 is the final day to see Gold of Africa by Adam Shulman at Tinney Contemporary where on May 13 The Prophet’s Library, new work by Wesley Clark, opens. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church continues with HUM, new paintings by Nashville artist David Onri Anderson.
Arts in the Arcade welcomes Blue Fig Gallery, which is celebrating its grand opening during the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown. Join artist/printmaker Mike Martino and his crew and enjoy new work by Martino. “O” Gallery is featuring photographer Angela Faye, known for her unique view of country scenes. At Watkins Arcade Gallery, experience Patchbay, a Nashville-based experimental art and new music program that commissions collaborations between visual artists and music composers. This installation is the collective effort of artists Chris Strachan, Kay Kennedy, and composer Matt Kinney.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is exhibiting historic block prints originally used to catch your eye with bold color and striking imagery in advertising and signage.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, May 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
From Hagen to Houston to Chestnut and beyond, Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston offers a broad range of artistic experiences. At David Lusk Gallery, see artist Emily Leonard’s show Unfold, consisting of medium to large oil paintings on either panel or paper. COOP Gallery is presenting Impact Silhouette, a solo exhibition by Barbara Weissberger, whose work resists clear definition, hovering between photography and collage, documentary and imaginary, fact and fiction. Zeitgeist is showing Fragmentary Survey, paintings by Brady Haston, and Split Ends by Douglas Degges. Julia Martin Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Christina Vogel’s exhibit To Go Unnoticed (see page 48). Channel to Channel is showcasing Joshua Shorey and Christopher Spurgin’s pop-up installation Halitide, a time-based multimedia installation including kinetic sculpture, sound, and projection. On Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m., Channel to Channel is having an opening reception for Michael Giles’s show One Hundred. At SNAP, CONVERGE is unveiling LISTEN, a group show of text-based artwork curated by Alysha Irisari Malo, which celebrates the expression of the written word in the visual arts. Carina Pearson is exhibiting at Sauvage Galerie.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, May 13, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike for Red Arrow Gallery’s closing reception for Better Angels, the newest body of paintings by Dane Carder (see page 60). Stop in to Sami Wideberg’s mobile art gallery The Box just outside of Red Arrow Gallery. At Dadu, students from Explore! Community School are displaying the mosaics, quilting, environmental art, and murals created by students seeking to answer the question “What Is Beauty?” In the alley between Forrest Avenue and Gartland Street, the Art Club at Nashville Classical Charter School, Lockeland Springs neighbors, community members, and NYC designer Channing Bailey (TSU alum) are partnering to create a mural in the Forrest Alley Mural Corridor. Michael Weintrob Studio is hosting a celebration for Weintrob’s book launch with images from his large prints on display. Southern Grist Brewery is exhibiting acrylics by Marshall Hall.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, May 20, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Tour the non-traditional art spaces of Germantown to see an array of artworks by a variety of artists. As you make your way through the neighborhood, stop at these key arts spots: 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Abednego, Wilder, Bits & Pieces, Bearded Iris Brewing, and Alexis & Bolt.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, May 27, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Add an artful experience to Memorial Day weekend with a visit to the Jefferson Street Art Crawl. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is featuring artist Essence DeVonne, who creates two-dimensional wooden sculptures. One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlor and Gallery, Garden Brunch Café, and the Loft at Ella Jean’s Café are also participating. Check Facebook.com/jsactn for updates.