Franklin Art Scene
Friday, November 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and enjoy a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. The featured artist at Gallery 202 is Susan Blair Truex, who works primarily in oil, but also enjoys watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, and most recently, painted fabric. Parks on Main is showing paintings by Eric Droke. Enjoy abstract resin art by Summer Dobbins at Hope Church Franklin. Williamson County Visitor Center is exhibiting narrative paintings by Nathaniel Mather. Finnleys is hosting self-taught embroidery artist Jessica Melton. Williamson County Archives is dispaying work by photojournalist and artist Debbie Smartt. See photographs of small town life by Don Jackson at Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts. There will be a Christmas open house with demonstrations on holiday arrangement making by Kris Bagbey at Bagbey House. Early’s Honey Stand is presenting photography by Jeanne Drone. Artist, poet, author, and actor Cory Basil is featuring his work at Imaginebox Emporium. In her exhibit titled In the Beginning at Wellspring Financial Solutions of Raymond James, photographer Jennifer Stalvey is unveiling a new collection of ten hand-printed images created from her early photographs inspired by the beauty of Tennessee. Stop by Savory Spice Shop to see work by AJ Anderson. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, November 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue.
The Arts Company is introducing Hollie Chastain and Chris Bruno in two exhibitions that highlight their individual approaches to working in mixed media through paintings, paper art, illustration, and collage, and combining vintage materials with contemporary observations. Tinney Contemporary is showing Joel Daniel Phillips: Welcome to the Orange West, an exhibition of hyperrealistic charcoal and graphite drawings. The Rymer Gallery is presenting Unconstrained, paintings by Lela Altman.
In the historic Arcade, Will Branham is debuting his show Subsidized at Blend Studio. Inspired by Waldo Emerson, science, math, ego, love, hope, and now, his show consists of 24 paintings with no common thread but the attempt to capture the notion that all is fluid and nothing is fixed. Blue Fig Gallery is exhibiting hand- pulled woodcuts by printmaker artist Mike Martino along with the original wood blocks used in the process. “O” Gallery is featuring the intricate designs of new artist Brittany Molnar.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying Setting West: From Print to Film to Print, work by this year’s Artist in Residence Judith Poirier. While at Hatch Show Print guests are invited to participate in Block Party where they can work with the shop’s image blocks and ink to create a design to hand print onto paper, a tote bag, or a T-shirt. Mary Hong Gallery at 414 Union Street inside the Bank of America building is featuring fine art painting with glass. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first- saturday-art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, November 4, 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 Megan Lightell’s Saving Space, an exhibit of large-scale paintings and small studies that preserve the beauty and mystery of public and private properties protected by the Land Trust for Tennessee. Channel to Channel is unveiling Lush Interiors by St. Francis Elevator Ride (see page 90). Fort Houston is presenting Work in Transit, a new photography exhibition from Wrenne Evans and Elena Franklin, curated by Alyssa Beach. See after the reconstruction by Mark Bradley- Shoup and paintings and drawings by Wolf Kahn at David Lusk Gallery. Julia Martin Gallery is showing Yard Sale by Devin Goebel. Open Gallery is featuring Erin Potter’s Watermelon, paintings and prints that incorporate found objects, found photos, and staged scenes to explore the intersection of absurdity and beauty. See Lorne Quarles: Repeating Pattern, large-scale mixed-media work at abrasiveMedia. Mild climate is displaying paintings based on nature and the state of our planet and wilderness John Dilg. East Side Project Space is showcasing Sarah Mason Walden’s exhibit Spooky Action At A Distance, which focuses on time travel and explores the theory of quantum entanglement and how once two things become entangled, they inform each other’s state. Seed Space is hosting a reception for John Warren’s video installation Future Tense, which reflects the artist’s interest in landscape, not as a mere pictorial representation, but instead as a point of perceptual inquiry to examine the outer world in an attempt to understand our inner world. Watkins‘s new Wedgewood-Houston gallery is featuring a show called Tumble Dry, a performance piece by interdisciplinary Kay Kennedy. Coop Gallery is presenting Donald Fodness: Dysfunctional Multitools, an ongoing series of ideas exploring utility, absurdity, and the integration of art into everyday life. For more information, please visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, November 11, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of KEEPER, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Jodi Hays. In KEEPER Hays responds to many walks through her neighborhood and how everyday issues like racial bias, class, and gentrification affect her through that lens. Michael Weintrob Studio is hosting an open house featuring INSTRUMENTHEAD work. At Turnip Green Creative Reuse see the unique sculptures of Megan Little. Crafted from materials and daydreams collected along the way, these floating art creations offer a whimsical artistic experience. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
The Marnie Sheridan Gallery
November 16 through December 20
An opening reception for Michelle Farro’s solo exhibition Dream Catalogue is slated for Sunday, November 19, from 3 until 5 p.m. at The Marnie Sheridan Gallery on the campus of Harpeth Hall.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, November 18, 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. For updates and more information, visit www.facebook.com/germantownartcrawl.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, November 25, from 6 until 9 p.m.
This month the Jefferson Street Art Crawl takes place on Small Business Saturday so get out early and shop local. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is exhibiting realistic acrylic paintings by Emery Franklin. 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.