Franklin Art Scene
Friday, August 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Take in the historical flavor of downtown Franklin while enjoying a variety of art shows. Gallery 202 is featuring artist Emily Allison, who works with papier-mâché and found objects. Scout’s Barbershop is hosting photographer Jon Dragonette. Painter and realtor Jamie Boyd is showing at Parks on Main. See abstract contemporary paintings by Emily Newman at Wellspring Financial. The Registry is presenting Mollie Jenkins’s functional pottery from dinnerware to dog bowls to lamps. Hope Church Franklin is showcasing art by Katrin Keiningham. See a variety of art by Brittany Tubbs at Finnleys. Williamson County Enrichment Center is exhibiting pen-and-ink sketches by Mike Krupek. For more information, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, August 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is presenting Tank Chicken, an interactive sculpture created by Tank 615 Artist Collective Trey Gossett, Jason York, Sean Perdue, and Brian Somerville. In addition, the Annual Avant-Garage Sale and Collectors Art Exchange is slated to open. Tinney Contemporary is hosting a reception for Tinney Contemporary Annual Retrospective, an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s 11th anniversary, and includes works by gallery artists Jason Craighead, Jaq Belcher, Kuzana Ogg, Claire B. Cotts, Jane Braddock, Carla Ciuffo, Peri Schwartz, Kay Ruane, Eduardo Terranova, and James Perrin. The Rymer Gallery is showing Kevin Palme in the main gallery while continuing with work by Scott Eakin, Travis Adams, and Shane Miller throughout the rest of the gallery. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is unveiling No Wrong Way by Memphis artist Lacy Mitcham. The exhibition is made to transform the space and give the viewer an experience of one installation containing multiple objects made out of materials that are unusual for sculpture but are common in everyday life.
In the historic Arcade, Blend Studio is opening Two Met a Four and They Had Six, a collective collaboration of collage and found art by Landry Butler and robert bruce scott. See work by emerging artists at “O” Gallery. For parking and trolley information, visit
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, August 5, 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 hosting an opening reception for Tyler Hildebrand’s The Retirement Party (see page 26). Open Gallery is exhibiting Ephemera (In-Between) in which Sharyn Ashley Bachleda works with film photography prints in an experimental installation, bringing awareness of the role of the image in the 21st century. For the second installment of their SUMMER SERIES: House Guests, COOP Gallery is presenting You Can’t Make Love to Concrete curated by JE Baker from the H&R Block Artspace in Kansas City and featuring works by Marie Bannerot McInerney, Catalina Ouyang, and Bret Schneider. Channel to Channel is showing Feel Box work by Knoxville-based artist Zach Searcy. Zeitgeist is unveiling Wearable Surfaces, a collaboration with Fashion Happening Nashville that brings together seven local fashion designers and artists to work together on an original garment incorporating textiles created by the artists (see page 86). The annual summer group show, Bevy, including work by artists John Paul Kesling, Brett Douglas Hunter, Olivia Leigh Martin, Rebecca Blevins, Georganna Greene, Clint Colburn, Kelly Ahrens, and Kevin Reilly, continues at Julia Martin Gallery. Ground Floor Gallery is holding an opening reception for BARED, an exhibition curated by Sally Deskins that features the work of selected artists from the book of the same name, including Kathy Crabbe, Courtney Kenny Porto, Libby Rowe, Stacy Howe, Teresa Dunn, Bonnie Gloris, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Susan Jamison, KA Letts, Susan Detroy, Florine Desmothene, Evelyn Katz, Suzanne Proulx, and more. Red Arrow Gallery is presenting Unvanished, a solo exhibition by Bethany Carlson, on view at East Side Project Space (ESPS) at The Packing Plant. Fort Houston reopens in its new location at 2020 Lindell with the exhibit Back’round (Back Around) by Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michael Vissepó. In this show Vissepó explores the feelings that arise when returning to a familiar and changed place through a series of crayon-based works on paper and canvas. For more information, please visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
Boro Art Crawl
Friday, August 11, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The August Boro Art Crawl, which takes place on Murfreesboro City Square and environs downtown, features face painting and street-chalk art along with art from local and regional artists. Joseph Heckle’s collection of abstract impressionistic art, titled The Night That Awoke in the Middle of Me, is on exhibit in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda. Vibe Nutrition is featuring the work of Deborah Scott and Sally Wright. Mayday Brewery is showing art by Oliver Langston. Amelia’s Closet, Bella’s Boutique, Trendy Pieces, Center for the Arts, Concert Productions, Jimmy Fox Insurance, VNTG, Green Dragon, Two Tone Gallery, Murfreesboro Art League, Dreamingincolor, Sugaree’s, Quinn’s Mercantile, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, and The Write Impression are hosting artists Beth Boudreaux, Suzanne LeBeau, Alexis Frost, Joyce Cummings, Karen Brackman, Dave Jackson, Sally Burk, Dan Sharley and more. For more information about the Boro Art Crawl, please visit www.boroartcrawl.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, August 12, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike for the opening of we are not together yet, a solo exhibition by Amelia Briggs at Red Arrow Gallery (see page 96). See new work by Sami Wideberg at The Box. Enjoy mixed-media paintings by Andrew Smith at Southern Grist Brewery. Art & Invention Gallery is exhibiting tomato-themed art by a variety of artists. Fond Object Gallery is showcasing the handmade workings of Earthwhile Collective, an art and natural science duo whose mission is to stimulate creativity and environmental awareness through the use of found objects and discarded materials. Celebrate sustainability with the staff, board, Opportunity Now interns, and teaching artists of Turnip Green Creative Reuse in their collaborative showcase Reuse Revival. Through an array of styles, techniques, and reused materials, the show uniquely represents Turnip Green’s mission of fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse. Main Street Gallery is hosting
Southern Discomfort, a pop-up show by upcycle artists Kayla Burnett, Ian Cooper, Meghan Kreger, Angel Paday, Erin Potter, Kara Stallings, and Kiana Webb. Also included in this event are video projections, light installations, and DIY art party favors from Turnip Green Creative Reuse. For updates, please visit www.eastsideartstumble.com.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, August 19, 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 art spots: 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Abednego, Wilder, Bits & Pieces, Bearded Iris Brewing, and Alexis & Bolt.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, August 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is exhibiting paintings and limited-edition prints by William Buffet, which include new work and selections from his images of musicians and tropical subjects. One Drop Ink is showing work by Megan Kelley. Garden Brunch Café, and The Loft at Ella Jean’s Café are also participating. Stay posted on event details at facebook.com/jsactn.