First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, July 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is introducing two new artists to Nashville with the exhibitions Boundaries of Color by artist Laura Nugent, and Her Flags by Marilyn Artus. Boundaries of Color features large acrylic paintings and smaller framed works. For Her Flag, the artist brings together a diverse display of ordinary materials cut up and sewn together onto vinyl. This is the final weekend to see The Prophet’s Library, a solo show of new work by Wesley Clark at Tinney Contemporary. The Rymer Gallery is opening For The Time Being, new paintings by Kevin Palme, and will continue showing Travis Adams’s glass show and Desiderium, new paintings by Shane Miller. The Browsing Room Gallery in the Downtown Presbyterian Church is presenting 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, “O” Gallery, the oldest gallery in the Arcade, is showcasing work by emerging artists such as Stephen Sligh (see page 70). At Watkins Arcade Gallery, see videos by Micaela Herrera and Henry Jeck. Herrera’s work examines identity as a Mexican American by illustrating the differences within each culture. Jeck’s work addresses the saturation of sports imagery that exists in American culture. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, July 1, 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. At Zeitgeist, see Selected Poems—works on paper by Lars Strandh. In his third solo show at Zeitgeist, Strandh shows a series of small color-ink drawings, which like his paintings are built up by fine lines and layers, creating visual poems for the viewer. Open Gallery is showing work by Memphis artist Noah Miller, whose art is a self-analysis of the space and time we occupy. mild climate is hosting artists Basima Mohamed, Steffen Sornpao, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Bettina Yung. COOP Gallery presents House Guests, its second annual summer series of exhibitions. For July guest curator Daniel Fuller from Atlanta Contemporary brings to Nashville King Tide, a four-person exhibition with works by Tyler Beard, Jamie Bull, Jane Garver, and Kelly Kristin Jones. During the months of July and August Channel to Channel is exhibiting work by Knoxville- based artist, Zach Searcy. Bevy 2017, Julia Martin Gallery’s annual summer group show, is opening with a reception and includes work by artists John Paul Kessling, Brett Douglas Hunter, Olivia Leigh Martin, Rebecca Blevins, Georganna Greene, Clint Colburn, Kelly Ahrens, and Kevin Reilly. David Lusk Gallery is exhibiting Outsider Artists: Bridging Communities by guest curator John Jerit, which includes works by Mose Tolliver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and more. On July 5, David Lusk Gallery opens the group show Really? (see page 84). 365 Days | Ben C. Vitualla curated by May Hwen and presented by Sticky Rice Collective is on view at East Side Project Space. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
Franklin Art Scene
Friday, July 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
This month’s Franklin Art Scene celebrates pets because Mars Petcare has partnered with Franklin to launch a pilot program BETTER CITIES FOR PETSTM, which was created to help communities become more pet- friendly. Gallery 202 is featuring painter Melvin Toledo, whose work continues to focus on still life but has broadened to include figurative work in which he acknowledges the people and culture of his home country of Nicaragua. See a variety of dog paintings by Susan Napolitano at Hope Church Franklin. Parks Realty is showing oil and metallic paintings by Katie Neal and animal paintings by Mary Margaret Glass. Finnleys is hosting Sheila Ann Smith, who specializes in acrylic paintings of pets, people, and homes. Enjoy paintings by mother and daughter artists Lisa and Leah Boorse at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church. boutique MMM is presenting paintings by Emily Newman. Imaginebox Emporium is featuring the original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young reader novel The Perils of Fishboy and a large selection of original works. Jack Yacoubian Jewelers is exhibiting work by mixed-media artist Randy L Purcell. Christopher Green is displaying his colorful encaustic paintings at Williamson County Visitor Center. Williamson County Archives is showcasing watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings by Barbara Blanks Bullard. See Amanda Harrison’s watercolors at Williamson County Enrichment Center. For more information, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, July 8, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike for the opening of Light of Day by Vicki Sher at Red Arrow Gallery. In this series of new work, Sher mines the border between indoor and outdoor space with many of the drawings having a window-like presence, in the form of a square or rectangle, inserted in the picture. Stop in to Sami Wideberg’s mobile art gallery The Box just outside of Red Arrow Gallery. Southern Grist Brewery is displaying mixed-media paintings by Andrew Smith. Michael Weintrob Photography Studio and Gallery, Nashville Community Darkroom, Raven & Whale Gallery, The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Platetone Printmaking and Make Nashville are also participating. For updates, visit www.eastsideartstumble.com.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, July 15, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Tour 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, July 22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is exhibiting Omari Booker’s I Live Here series documenting and celebrating North Nashville during this period of growth. One Drop Ink, Garden Brunch Cafe, and The Loft at Ella Jean’s Café are also participating. Stay posted on event details at Facebook.com/jsactn.