First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, April 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of styles under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company presents John Petrey’s Architectural Series of mixed-media sculptures. The Rymer Gallery continues with paintings by Adam Thomas and new work by Elise Wehle (see page 56). Tinney Contemporary is featuring Adam Shulman’s photography in Gold of Africa (see page 42). The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church presents HUM, new paintings by Nashville artist David Onri Anderson.
Arts in the Arcade is getting a little smaller next month as Corvidae Collective hosts its last exhibition in this location, Abstractions by Grayson Ravenhurst. Kevin Dietz and Michael Hampton take over Watkins Arcade Gallery for a performance-based drawing experiment, Dog Pile. Blend Studio features a whimsical group of anthropomorphic paintings by Jared Freihoefer in Origin of Species. Photographer Amiee Stubbs presents her contemporary pet portraits and concert photography at Ultraviolet along with artworks by Arthur Kirkby.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, April 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
From Hagan to Houston to Chestnut and beyond, take a walk around this neighborhood for top-notch art. Stop by David Lusk Gallery to see This Land, An American Portrait featuring new photography by Jack Spencer. Zeitgeist continues their multi-artist exhibition At Home featuring paintings, prints, and a pop-up room by Wilder (see page 62). Stop into the Packing Plant to see shows at mild climate featuring Bridget Bailey, Douglas Degges, and John Dickinson in Corner Palace; Channel to Channel premiering figurative paintings by Mandy Jones, Drew Camino, Guang Chen, Bridgett Bailey, Robert Scobey, Megan Lightell, Greg Dennie, and Dustin Hedrick; COOP showcasing The Stories My Country Told Me by the Bombay-based curatorial collective Clark House Initiative; and East Side Project Space presenting Time Frames by Richard Heinsohn. Merrilee Challiss’s contemplative exhibition The Void and the Eye continues at Julia Martin Gallery. For an interactive art event that defies conventions, stop by The Crappy Magic Experience at abrasiveMedia. Seed Space presents Sage Dawson’s installation inspired by Persian pleasure pavilions, Brick Myth. Ground Floor Gallery showcases guest curator Austin Thomas’s group show featuring Carl Gombert, Katherine Wagner, Andrew O’Brien, Gil Given, Elysia Mann, Frances Ashforth, Robert Fields, Dusty Mitchell, Mariel Zuchman, Brianna Bass, Kathia St. Hilare, and Amanda Brown in Otherworldliness.
Franklin Art Scene
Friday, April 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Smell the blossoms as you walk through downtown Franklin and the nearby neighborhoods for the first Art Scene of spring. Featured at Gallery 202 is artist Chris Smith who works with mixed media, which includes blown glass, pottery and found objects. Danita’s Children/Hope for Haiti showcases paintings by award- winning artist Ashley DuRard. Amanda Kiser’s mixed-media art inspired by nature is on display at Hope Church. The Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church presents photo-realistic charcoal portraits by Kofi Sarfo-
Kantanka and artworks by Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Cory Basil’s original illustrations created for The Perils of Fishboy are displayed at Imaginebox Emporium. See the expressive works on canvas by Shon Hudspeth at Wellspring Financial. Stop by Early’s Honey Stand to see mixed-media artworks by Bailey Sutherland. The Williamson County Visitor Center presents the expertly metalsmithed and sophisticatedly styled collection of d. Marlene Jewelry. Visit Parks Realty for Essence DeVonne’s mixed-media abstract artworks. At the Williamson County Archives, certified Zentangle teacher Lynn Noga demonstrates a drawing technique designed to encourage creativity.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, April 8, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to The Red Arrow Gallery to see Better Angels by Dane Carder. A pop-up stop on the stumble, MAIN (709b Main Street) showcases Vanishing World, a group exhibition celebrating the beauty and vulnerability of Earth and its resources. Also a benefit for the Harpeth River Watershed Association, this event features work by Dina D’Argo, Alison Logan, Dawna Magliacano, Ryan “The Rhinovirus” Frizzell, Pam Brown, Sammy Laine, Carolyn Boutwell, and David Farmerie. Michael Weintrob Studio and Gallery exhibits images from his upcoming INSTRUMENTHEAD book.
Boro Art Crawl
Friday, April 14, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Arts fill Murfreesboro’s city square and surrounding areas every other month. Featuring a multitude of styles and mediums, exhibitions can be found at VNTG, Green Dragon, Liquid Smoke, Dreamingincolor, Sugaree’s, Quinn’s Mercantile, L & L Contractors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, Earth Experience, and Daffodilly Design. The Center for the Arts on College Street features local fine craft artists and music by Troy Yost and Kevin Compton along with a selection of art by students from local county schools. The Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda presents art by city-school students.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, April 15, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Tour the non-traditional art spaces of Germantown to see an array of artworks by artists including Dean Tomasek, Anthony Billups, Lizzy Ragsdale, Stephen Watkins, Heidi Schwartz, Katherine Wagner, Valentina Ramos, Jackie Cheuvront, Carol Moon, Sarah Hart, Pamela Brown, What If? Quirks. 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. Join the excitement as both the Germantown Pub and Red Bicycle reveal new murals this month.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, April 29, from 6 until 9 p.m.
For the month of April, Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge and Gallery is mobile! Local historian Thaxton Waters II will be on the shuttles between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. providing a nostalgic backdrop to the Jefferson Street community. The first stop, The Garden Brunch Cafe, presents art by Jordan Carpenter. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing features paintings by one of McGruder Center’s artists in residence, doughjoe. Graduating art student and president of Fisk University’s Tanner Art Society Maya Alston showcases her art at One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlor and Gallery along with Michael “Ol Skool” Mucker’s special-edition prints. Check out the Loft at Ella Jean’s Cafe for more creative arts. Additionally, Green Fleet Bike Shop is offering discounted bike rentals for the crawl. End the evening with live music sponsored by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership at the Gateway to Heritage from 8 to 11 as part of the Jefferson Street Unity Day weekend. Check Facebook.com/jsactn for updates.