Franklin Art Scene
Friday, June 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy historic downtown Franklin and the nearby neighborhoods during the Franklin Art Scene. Gallery 202 is featuring encaustic artist Carol Evans. Finnleys is showcasing acrylic paintings by Alicia Hampton. Enjoy new mixed-media work by Eva Grace at Hope Church Franklin. Denise Michelle’s paintings are on view at boutique MMM. Imaginebox Emporium is showing original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young- reader novel The Perils of Fishboy. Parks on Main is exhibiting art by Melanie Cryar. Jack Yacoubian Jewelers is presenting work by Suzanne Ebersold. See figurative and landscape paintings by artist and art teacher Alison Logan at The Registry. Williamson County Visitor Center is showing woodturnings by Ben Paty.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, June 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy a plentiful variety of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Jim Jobe’s Nostalgia for the Familiar (see page 24). Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting The Prophet’s Library, a solo show of new work by Wesley Clark (see page 42). (An artist’s talk led by Nashville Arts Magazine’s Paul Polycarpou is slated for 5 p.m. prior to the art crawl.) The Rymer Gallery is presenting Desiderium, new paintings by Shane Miller (see page 86) while continuing with Travis Adams’s glass show. The Browsing Room Gallery is opening the exhibit Resident Artists of the Downtown Presbyterian Church, including work by Cary Gibson, Sarah Jorden, William Steven Stone, Hans Schmitt-Matzen, and Richard Feaster.
In the historic Arcade, Watkins Arcade Gallery is showing Nirvana, a music video collaboration between artists Sean Walton and Ryder in which the artists explore how this mysterious state is achieved through multimedia and mythical characterizations of sun and moon. At Blue Fig Gallery, see new work by artist/ printmaker Mike Martino. Artist Jessyca Myers, known for her wide range of subject matter is the featured artist at “O” Gallery.
In honor of the world premiere of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is hosting a reception for Pressing On: A Celebratory Exhibition, a show of the work of over 50 artists working in letterpress, many of whom took part in the documentary film.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, June 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. David Lusk Gallery is showing Outsider Artists: Bridging Communities by guest curator John Jerit, which includes works by Mose Tolliver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and more. Ground Floor Gallery is unveiling the Art of the South 2017 exhibition curated by Mark Scala. Zeitgeist is exhibiting Fragmentary Survey, paintings by Brady Haston, and Split Ends by Douglas Degges. Julia Martin Gallery is featuring To Go Unnoticed by Christina Vogel. mild climate is presenting Today’s Special by artist Cody Tumblin which includes a community potluck dinner and additional food-centric programming. Channel to Channel is hosting One Hundred, a selection of abstract paintings from Michael Giles inspired by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. At COOP Gallery see Jennifer Crescuillo: Future Fossils, obsolete technological remains transformed into dense cast-glass objects to create a collection of small sculptural works. Open Gallery celebrates its new location in the Packing Plant with the exhibit The Crumbling Prince by Jesse Butcher. Southern Immersions, a new solo show by emerging artist Rachel Ann Wakefield is opening at East Side Project Space at The Packing Plant.
Boro Art Crawl
Friday, June 9, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Murfreesboro City Square and the downtown area will once again be the location of the Boro Art Crawl. Moxie Art Supply and Gallery is featuring the work of Pam Mack. Laura Neal is showing her work at Mayday Brewery. Photographers Toni Braley Tipps and Diane Marsella are also exhibiting. Bella’s Boutique, Trendy Pieces, Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Bradley Academy, Vibe Nutrition, Liquid Smoke, VNTG, Green Dragon, Dreamingincolor, Sugaree’s, Quinn’s Mercantile, L&L Contractors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, and The Write Impression are some of the other locations featuring both new and established regional artists. For the latest information on the Boro Art Crawl, visit www.boroartcrawl.com.
Smyrna Art Crawl
Friday, June 9, from 5 until 9 p.m.
As part of a month-long celebration of the arts, Smyrna’s Art Crawl presents works by local artists displayed in the Historic Train Depot, Smyrna Assembly Hall, and the Carpe Artista Training Center. Take the family for a stroll along Front Street and participate in a hands-on art activity sponsored by the Frist Center. For more, visit www.depotdistrictartsfest.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, June 10, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike for Red Arrow Gallery’s opening reception for Passage by artists Margie Criner and Austin Reavis. Stop in to Sami Wideberg’s mobile art gallery The Box just outside of Red Arrow Gallery. Southern Grist Brewery is displaying paintings by Marshall Hall.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, June 17, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Join in the one-year anniversary of this crawl with a tour of 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 arts spots: 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Abednego, Wilder, Bits & Pieces, Bearded Iris Brewing, and Alexis & Bolt.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, June 24, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Jefferson Street Art Crawl celebrates its one-year anniversary on June 24. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing will host Omari Booker’s I Live Here series documenting and celebrating North Nashville during this period of growth (see page 62). One Drop Ink is showing the work of Michaela Intveld-Sutherlin. Garden Brunch Cafe and The Loft at Ella Jean’s Café will also be participating in the celebration. Stay posted on event details at facebook.com/jsactn.