The Franklin Art Scene happens on Friday, February 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. with more than 30 galleries and working studios participating. Gallery 202 is showcasing works from over 35 gallery artists. Boutique MMM is featuring drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculpture by Sketch Bourque. The Williamson County Visitor Center is hosting photographer and painter Rachel Karr. Parks is exhibiting work by Bess Kearns. Shuff’s Music and Piano Showroom is presenting photography by Cory Plowman.
The First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown takes place on Saturday, February 7, from 6 until 9 p.m. The Arts Company is presenting their annual gallery showcase Of Things to Come. Tinney Contemporary is showing New Abstractions by Martica Griffin, Jeanie Gooden, Jason Craighead, and Mildred Jarrett. The Rymer Gallery is exhibiting Anima: New Paintings by Luke Hillestad. Downtown Presbyterian Church is featuring Anna Marchetti’s mixed-media exhibition Red Velvet, which includes photo-based work and a collection of writings and drawings.
In the historic Arcade, COOP Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Ordinary People by Pakistani American artist Asma Kazmi. WAG is presenting On Screen, a multimedia installation by Watkins Fine Art senior Kayla Saito, which investigates the representation of individual identity in social media. Corvidae Collective is launching the exhibit Rebel & Riot, a visual commentary on modern politics through the lens of old-school punk-rock artistic perspectives. Hannah Lane Gallery is showing new work by Hannah Lane.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is featuring historic re-strikes of original posters from their collection and Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s monoprints. The Community Corridor at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is showing iPod Artwork by Jeff Grady.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston happens on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Seed Space is presenting Talking House, Andrew O’Brien’s installation comprised of a custom-built deck and a series of radio transmitters. Julia Martin Gallery is launching Dedicated to the One I Love: New Works by Michelle Farro, which includes paintings based on personal memories, family photographs, found imagery, and still-life motifs. Zeitgeist is featuring Once Upon a Time in the West by Jeremiah Ariaz and Scissor Bell by Lain York. The new CG2 Gallery is opening with a reception for their artists (see page 48). Channel to Channel is exhibiting Maximum Velocity, a selection of abstract paintings by recent Austin Peay State graduate Alexander Wurts. David Lusk Gallery is showcasing Start to Finish: Paintings & Woodcuts, abstract works by mid-century artist Ted Faiers. Sherrick & Paul Gallery is opening with an exhibit of paintings by Damian Stamer (see page 32). abrasiveMedia is presenting Tony Youngblood’s Modular Art Pods (MAPs) event, an art tunnel in which attendees crawl through a series of over 30 individually curated, four-foot micro art galleries (see page 24).
444 Humphreys St Pop Up Gallery is hosting Nashville native and recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Emma Schwartz, whose paintings are like urban folk art, capturing day-to-day scenes in life. The Packing Plant is presenting Ariel Lavery’s installation Open Drawer, digitally remastered drawings, silk screen prints, and sculpture. Fort Houston is celebrating its third anniversary with a Birthday Bonanza including a lively combination of Arts & Music!
Third Thursdays at Riverwood Mansion takes place on February 19. This month features art by Jim Osborn and a musical performance by Jonell Mosser.