Franklin Art Scene
Friday, September 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and celebrate the Franklin Art Scene’s 6th anniversary while enjoying a variety of art. Gallery 202 is featuring encaustic artist Chandra Adkins. O’More College of Design in partnership with The Arts Company is showing art by Marilyn Artus at the Robert Moore Gallery on campus. Work by winners of the first annual Art & Photography Contest hosted by Damico Frame & Art Gallery will be displayed at Outdoor Classic Structures during a special celebration of the contest and the Art Scene’s 6th anniversary. Finnleys welcomes visual artist Hannah Pickering who specializes in abstracts, hand-lettering, and illustration. Jack Yacoubian Jewelry is presenting a variety of paintings by Susan Goshgarian McGrew. Franklin-based artist Terrell Thornhill is exhibiting his reductive screen print fine art and demonstrating his printing processes live at Twine Graphics on the Square. Williamson County Visitor Center is featuring the thought-provoking images of fine art documentary photographer Anthony Scarlati. See a range of artistic styles by William Bell at Williamson County Archives. Take in Mandala art in Massood Taj’s show Visual Meditations at Williamson County Enrichment Center.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, September 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company presents The Art and Legacy of a Gee’s Bend Quilt Collection, a new series of handmade museum-quality rugs based on original quilts created by a group of African-American women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. A selection of work by new artist Alex Beard is also on view (see page 42). Tinney Contemporary is unveiling a new exhibition by Carla Ciuffo entitled Nano.Stasis Cosmic Garden (see page 56).The Rymer Gallery is hosting its 10th Anniversary Exhibition featuring works by Lisa Bachman, Michael Brown, Gordon Chandler, Caleb Charland, Sam Dunson, John Jackson, Shane Miller, Will Penny, Woodrow White, Herb Williams, and Liz Winnel. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is featuring 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, UltraViolet Gallery is opening photographer Amiee Stubbs’s new exhibit Dogs and Cats of Italy. Blue Fig Gallery is exhibiting Mike Martino’s mono-prints. These original hand-pulled mono- prints are a unique painterly way of making screen prints on handmade paper. See work by emerging artists at “O” Gallery. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art- crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, September 2, 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. Zeitgeist is hosting an opening reception for Alex Blau’s Night Swimming and Lain York’s Ghost collection (see page 78). At COOP Gallery, Mike Kluge—also known as MKAV—is opening Sum + From – Non, an algorithmic-based video installation (see page 18). In partnership with COOP, at 5:00 p.m. Seed Space is screening Jonathan Rattner’s The Interior, an “observational film” that follows dogsledder Brent Sass through rural Alaska (see page 18). While at Seed Space, enjoy the exhibit Demetrius Oliver: Aeriform (see page 40). mild climate gallery is showing Paul Anthony Smith’s exhibition Untitled (More Heat III) a photographic show that contains five inkjet prints (see page 36). Fort Houston is featuring New York- based painter David Head. Ola Mai Designer Leslie Stephens is hosting a total fashion takeover of Julia Martin Gallery. At East Side Project Space in the Packing Plant, Gallery Luperca is presenting the sculptural, photographic, and video installation work of Brooklyn artist Elise Drake in the exhibition Guilty Pleasures. Shadyville by Eleanor Aldrich and Heather Hartman is on view at Channel to Channel (see page 76). See Nina Covington’s Rise, mixed-media photography that explores the artist’s journey through healing and the triumph of will at abrasiveMedia. For more information, please visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, September 9, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of McKay Otto’s solo exhibition ever wide open ever, which includes surface and 3-D light box glow paintings, sculpture, and a darkroom installation. The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse is presenting The Four Corners Retrospective and Auction, an exhibit featuring the inclusion of recycled, reused, and found materials in mixed-media artwork by Eva Sochorova, robert bruce scott, Randy L Purcell and Lisa Haddad. Southern Grist Brewery is showing work by Ryan Rado. Nashville Community Darkroom is opening the doors of its new location at 625 Hart Lane and is offering tours of their new lab and workspace. For updates, visit www.eastsideartstumble.com.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, September 16, 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, September 23, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Start the Jefferson Street Art Crawl early this month by helping Woodcuts Gallery & Framing celebrate their 30th year! Vickie Yates will emcee this milestone event called Visionary, which is being held to celebrate the contributions of Woodcuts Gallery & Framing to Nashville’s art community. Work by James Threalkill, Michael McBride, Jamaal Sheats, Omari Booker, Essence DeVonne, Ludie Amos, and X Payne among others will be featured. 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.