First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, August 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown celebrates its 9th Anniversary on August 1! The Arts Company is introducing Rhythm in Relief: The Art of LaVon Williams (see page 22) along with the 18th Annual Avant-Garage Sale. Visit Tinney Contemporary for the unveiling of CUBA: Reconstructing Memories, new work by José Betancourt. Nature’s Wildest Moments, work by photographer Barrett Hedges, is opening at The Rymer Gallery. The Browsing Room Gallery at Downtown Presbyterian Church is presenting Ideas for Monuments, an exhibition of new work by Lipscomb University Associate Professor of Art, Rocky Horton.
In the historic Arcade, 40AU Gallery is presenting Composite Internet Boyfriend by Jaime Raybin, an autobiographical narrative including personal writing and watercolor illustrations. The Spaces We Leave Empty, an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media by Watkins photography alumni Sam Angel, Lisa Deal, Jennifer Georgescu, C.A. Greenlee, Jenna Maurice, and Abby Whisenant, is on view at WAG. COOP Gallery is showing What Remains, an exhibit featuring a variety of media by new members Melissa Newman, Jennifer Pepper, Tammy Smithers, and John Warren. In the main gallery at Corvidae Collective see Altar Fires for the Forgotten Gods showcasing artists Terry Montimore, Curt Harbits, Evgeniya Golik, Amanda Seckington, Linsay Blondeau, and Kristin Frenzel. In the smaller gallery, DARKROOM features work by some of Nashville’s most talented film photographers, including Amy Richmond, Amy Rouyer, EJ Holmes, Jennifer Stalvey, Joshua Black Wilkins, JR Goleno, Penny Felts, and Rohan Quinby.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is hosting a closing reception for the exhibit Jim Sherraden: Personal Woodcuts.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, August 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Ground Floor Gallery is exhibiting Rotting Piñata by studio artist Desiré Hough. The solo installation shows a birthday party that was eagerly planned but, for unspoken reasons, never occurred, leaving the viewer with underlying notions of death. At the Silo Room at Track One David Anderson and David King are presenting a two-man exhibit entitled Living On Mousemeat, which consists of artwork that explores boundaries between radically external experience and what is deeply internal. CG2 GALLERY is showcasing paintings by Washington-based artist Andrea Heimer (see page 74). Quoting Nature by Erin Murphy, on view at Fort Houston, features works ranging from prints made in Baltimore, Maryland, to drawings inspired by Cape Town’s breathtaking environment. Vivian Maier, a specially curated selection of the photographer’s black-and-white images taken between 1950 and 1971, exhibits at Sherrick & Paul. 444 Humphreys Pop Up Gallery is hosting its first returning artist, Kevin Guthrie, who is presenting a new assortment of his signature beer-carton drawings. Julia Martin Gallery is featuring Michael McConnell’s exhibit Domesticity. David Lusk Gallery is opening Price Is Right: Art Under $1000 (see page 18). Zeitgeist is unveiling Therely Bare (see page 70). In association with Spaghetti Theatre, Channel to Channel is showing the play A Bright New Boise, an earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Bethany Langford.
The Franklin Art Scene
Friday, August 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Gallery 202 is showcasing new work by Betsy Ingalls and Barbara Coon. Susan Goshgarian McGrew is exhibiting works from her new series Wildlife and Waterfalls of the South Cumberland at Jack Yacoubian Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery. See paintings by Vicky Reddish at Heylee B. At Jamba Juice enjoy great family music by the band Graceman, whose style incorporates elements of folk, soul, and rock. The Williamson County Visitor Center is hosting local photographer and painter Jill Zientek. Parks is featuring pen-and-ink drawings by Lauren C. Hood. Denise Michelle is displaying her art at Boutique MMM. Landmark Booksellers is presenting Fillies Who Are Dillies featuring Candace Wade and Penelope Langley, writers of the book Horse Sluts, along with bold and vivid equestrian paintings by Carol Richardt. Jennifer Star Housley is displaying equestrian-inspired jewelry, and singer/songwriter Andrea Davis is performing. Shuff’s Music and Piano Showroom is showing contemporary impressionistic paintings by Mike Moyers.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, August 8, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Red Arrow Gallery is opening the exhibit Scribble by Alic Daniel (see page 42). Sawtooth Print Shop is unveiling Paintings and Prints by Casey Payne and Rex Runyeon.
KT Wolf Gallery is hosting a closing reception for Time Spent in Los Angeles, a small-works show featuring 7 L.A. artists.