Franklin Art Scene
Friday, March 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and see a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. Gallery 202 is featuring Michael Hooper’s acrylic paintings on wood panel. The guest artist at Boutique MMM is Emily Newman, whose collection includes impressionistic landscapes, florals, and abstract paintings. Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts Center is presenting abstract and nature-scene oil paintings by Mandy Miller. See photo encaustic work by former graphic designer Sandy Burr at Franklin First United Methodist Church. Landmark Booksellers is showing oil paintings by Mary Maude Brevard Gaw along with live music by Route 40 & Friends. At Imaginebox Emporium see Cory Basil’s creations painted using multiple mediums, including watercolor, oil, and gauche. O’More College of Design is exhibiting paintings by Jodi Hays who works in the tradition of abstraction, blending contrasting hues, stripes, grids, and geometric shapes that evoke cityscapes and architectural forms. Twine Graphics is hosting Timmery Battisti, a Nashville-based visual artist who has crafted and developed her own unique style of acrylic painting. Shelby Rehberger’s encaustic painted small handmade boxes are on view at Scout’s Barber Shoppe. Moyer Financial Services is showcasing still life, portraits, and landscape paintings by Brenda Coldwell. Williamson County Archives is featuring unique barn quilts by Kelly McCormack. For more information and the trolley schedule, please visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, March 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Mandy Rogers Horton: Ghost of Possibility, a new series of large-scale mixed-media paintings, which reflect on the ongoing construction of our lives and culture. New work by wood sculptor Brad Sells will also be on view. Tinney Contemporary is hosting an opening reception for Selections, new work by Tom Brydelsky. The collection is broken up into four sections categorized by landscapes, figurative, florals, and abstraction. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is showing artist Jennifer Pepper’s show Stigmergy. For this exhibit, Pepper combines handwriting, imagery, and recycled bee-keeping equipment to create mixed-media works influenced by her experience as a beekeeper.
In the historic Arcade, Sarah C.B. Guthrie will show the latest works from her painting series What 3 Colors Bring You Joy? at Blend Studio. During this opening reception Guthrie will paint live. “O” Gallery is featuring work by photographer Dennis Cook and artist Amanda Kiser. Blue Fig Gallery is showcasing oversized prints including hand- pulled prints by local artists including Mike Martino.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying Restrikes, an exhibit of art inspired by the printmaking process, as well as iconic advertising art of the last century. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/ first-saturday-art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, March 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
From Hagen to Houston to Chestnut and beyond, Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston offers a broad range of artistic experience. Fort Houston is presenting BLUE YARDS, a new solo exhibition by textile artist Yanira Vissepó curated by Alyssa A. Beach. Cheers by Brett Douglas Hunter is on view at Julia Martin Gallery. Titled after his grandmother’s pronunciation of the word chairs, his newest series explores the world of functional sculpture. An artist talk with Brett Douglas Hunter and Cat Acree is slated for Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In the Hall Gallery at Dane Carder Studio enjoy the wildly colorful and celebratory landscapes of Marty Kahnle. David Lusk Gallery is exhibiting Maysey Craddock’s suspended terrains, which showcases Craddock’s distinct and ephemeral gouache paintings on found and stitched paper. Take in Fortnight Sessions by Paul Collins at Zeitgeist (see page 25). abrasiveMedia is hosting a closing reception for Allusion and Analogue: Painting as Exploration featuring new work from Harry Whitver that explores the atmospherics of geography, history, music, and literature. At Channel to Channel, Chattanooga-based artist Astri Snodgrass is showing her rubbing and folded paper work, a body of work that deals with the relationship between materiality and image—the latter is formed by the former. COOP Gallery is opening Land Report East 5 by the Land Report Collective, six artists who interact with landscape as a foundational reference point for their work. Open Gallery is featuring the work of Midwest artist Cory Imig, who creates large-scale installations that alter spaces physically, visually, and temporally. Watkins alumnus Kendall Bennett is displaying work from his career in television design at WAG. mild climate is unveiling I’ll Be Your Mirror, a trio exhibition by Yevgeniya Baras, Erin Lee Jones, and Nickola Pottinger, three artists working out of Brooklyn, NY. The show brings together wild organic mapping forms, mysterious yet humorous figures, and ethereal nebulous collage. Experience an installation and live performance by artist Jessica Gatlin at Seed Space. In celebration of their first anniversary, CONVERGE is opening their newly renovated Flex Space (located on the second floor of the SNAP Building at 1224 Martin Street), and sharing membership information along with photographs of recent projects. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, March 10, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of HYDRA by Lester Merriweather. In the works on view, ships sail over oceans and interact with remnants cut from The VANILLA EXTRACT© Series, challenging viewers to connect contemporary capitalism with the colonial conquests of long ago through the lens of Afro-Futurism. Southern Grist Brewery is showing abstract paintings by Joel Barnett largely influenced by the natural world in form and color, but with nods to the created world through geometric and symmetrical shapes. The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse is presenting Because of Her, an invitational group exhibition dedicated to Kaaren Engel. The artists are displaying work that honors Kaaren’s influence on their own art making practice. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, March 17, 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 art spots: 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Abednego, Wilder, Bits & Pieces, Bearded Iris Brewing, and Alexis & Bolt. For updates and more information, visit www.facebook.com/ germantownartcrawl.
Saturday, March 24, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Alexis Waller is presenting her Shades of Nature series featuring the beauty of the earth’s living and vibrant creatures. James Matthews is showing his Unique Fiery Flair series of the beautiful black woman and her natural hair. See both artists’ work at Cultural Visions Art in The Lab. Work by Gatewood Waddell is also on view at Cultural Visions (see page 47). The Garden Brunch Cafe is hosting the work of Christian “C3” Green. You may have seen his vibrant pop art pieces at the YMCA in Green Hills or East Nashville. The Optical Inclusion at Chart Optical is showcasing new work from Xavier Payne and Zander Yong. Xavier makes deep impressions with his own genre of Black-Pop, and his new work is unfiltered and piercingly memorable. Zander’s latest collection exudes the romance of intimacy and empathy with the human experience, telling stories with an intricate look into the heart of her characters. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing’s exhibit is a group show commemorating the 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Works by Greg Ridley, Charly Palmer, Omari Booker, and others are on view. One Drop Ink is displaying a selection of illustrations from Sarah Elizabeth Harris. For more information, visit Facebook.com/jsactn.