Franklin Art Scene
Friday, July 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
To mark its 5th anniversary The Franklin Theatre is joining the Art Scene showing artwork by Chris Ousley, Roy Laws, and Laura Neal. At 9 p.m. Nashville Arts Magazine is presenting a special free screening of the documentary Saving Banksy. Join the ribbon cutting ceremony as Jack Yacoubian Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery opens its new location at 300 Public Square on the historic downtown square where artist Bob Gray is exhibiting work from his Painting the Presidents series. Gallery 202 is featuring realistic painter Melvin Toledo (see page 80). At the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church Jim Ballard is demonstrating his woodturning skills, and Sarah Kaufman is displaying her mixed-media paintings. Williamson County Archives is hosting emerging artist Martha Booysen. Debbie Smartt is showing her photography at Landmark Booksellers. Imaginebox Emporium is featuring a selection from Cory Basil’s Experiments in Motion series. See Peg Harding’s art at Early’s Honey Stand. Landmark Bank is presenting paintings by Von Derry and John Fisher. Lisa Eisenga is displaying her paintings at Boutique MMM. Bagbey House is presenting work by Margaret Zeigler. Harlin Meyerhoff is exhibiting impressionistic paintings by Linda Watson. The Registry is featuring paintings by Edna Green and Malli Richmond. See live glassblowing demonstrations by Jose Santisteban and Mike Ingram at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. See photography by Tommie Baskis at Williamson County Visitor Center. At Hope Church Franklin, Craft Love is providing step-by-step instructions to help guests make their own wood wall art. See work by Morgan Meredith Pitts at Franklin Antique Mall. Enjoy Carl Jones’s intricate fruit carving at Savory Spice Shop. Pop culture artist Michael Lax is showing at Taziki’s.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, July 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Arts Company is unveiling Americana Art Summer, a group show including photography by Jerry Park, Ed Clark, and Michael Nott, sculpture by John Petrey and Paul Craig, as well as political and patriotic folk art. Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting Brick to Canvas: A Survey of International Street Art, Part II featuring work by Above, Hush, Logan Hicks, Ben Eine, Swoon, Faith47, and Banksy (see page 28). The Rymer Gallery is opening Silver Linings by Adam Thomas (see page 50) and continuing with Golden Gate Meets Music City by Jet Martinez. See Tracings, a exhibition of work by Nashville artist Zack Rafuls, at the Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church.
In the historic Arcade, WAG is presenting The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind, linocut, letterpress, and risograph prints by Watkins alumnus Stephen G. Jones. Corvidae Collective is showing RUBBISH by photographer Penny Felts in which she collaborates with artists Elle Long, Nina Covington, Kara Elisabeth, Jennifer Stalvey, and Blair Colbert to display dresses made out of recycled materials. COOP Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Wrapping, new work by Alice Clements. Blend Studio is exhibiting As Above, So Below by Nicole Maron.
See mid-century furniture advertising illustrations by 92-year-old Ann G. Doyle at E.T. Burk. Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s Paper Quilts.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/ Houston
Saturday, July 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
At Julia Martin Gallery enjoy BEVY 2016, a summer group show featuring William Buffett, Michelle Farro, Brett Douglas Hunter, Devin Goebel, Louisa Glen, Jodi Hays, Seth Prestwood, Olivia Leigh Martin, and Alex Warble. Seed Space is presenting RUNNERS, a multi-media performance and sculptural installation by Brent Stewart and Willie Stewart. Channel to Channel is exhibiting Michael Grine’s Limbic, an eclectic selection of abstract patterns created from found objects, acrylic paint, and aerosol sprays. COOP Gallery is showing Off Kilter / In Time, a two-person exhibit with works by April Bachtel and Mary Laube, guest curated by The Fuel And Lumber Company. CG2 GALLERY is hosting a one-night pop-up show at the Packing Plant, continuing with Part 2 of Summer Selections, which features works by gallery artists. mild climate is unveiling Triple Stilt, a group exhibition featuring Trisha Holt, Allison Wade, and collaborative work from Hamlett Dobbins and Tad Lauritzen- Wright. For the month of July, Zeitgeist is handing over its walls to Atlanta-based gallery Whitespace, which is presenting an exhibition of invented worlds through architectural plans, graffitied cities, foreboding landscapes, and technological systems. On July 9, David Lusk Gallery is opening a group show featuring work by Catherine Erb, Jack Spencer, and Courtney J. Garrett.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, July 9, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Red Arrow Gallery is opening Light from Light, light sculptures by Amélie Guthrie, and Holocenia, oil paintings by Olivia Hill. Gallery Luperca is exhibiting TRUMPED UP, a show of contemporary images of Donald Trump juried by Nashville artists Robert Scobey (the show’s initiator), Alex Lockwood, and Tom Williams. Nashville Community Darkroom is showcasing Deadline Today, a monthly pop-up photography scramble. Southern Grist Brewery is featuring artist Stephen Watkins. Modern East Gallery, Main Street Gallery, The Vine, Art & Invention and The Idea Hatchery, The Warren, and Perk & Cork are also participating.