Franklin Art Scene
Friday, February 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and see a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. Enjoy an opening reception for What’s Love Got to Do with It!, a collection of artistic interpretations, at O’More College of Design’s Robert Moore Gallery. Co-curated by art consultant Sara Lee Burd, Doug Regen of O’More, and Paul Polycarpou of Nashville Arts Magazine, the show features work by Andee Rudloff, Ashley Doggett, Delia Seigenthaler, Emily Holt, Greg Decker, Brenda Stein, Buddy Jackson, John Jackson, Julia Martin, Marleen De Waele-De Bock, Mary Mooney, Britt Stadig, Jack Spencer, McLean Fahnestock, Liz Clayton Scofield, Lanie Gannon, and Vadis Turner. Poetry reading will be provided by Southern Word. CJ’s Off the Square is exhibiting abstract paintings by Jason Carter, whose current series entitled Aplomb explores the complicated nature of humanity and the transition from brokenness to healing. Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts Center is featuring large-format expressionistic paintings by Jude Remédios. Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church is showcasing mixed-media work by Carey Haynes. Moyer Financial Services is hosting artist Amber Franklin. At Imaginebox Emporium see paintings by Cory Basil as well as sculpture and prints. Savory Spice Shop is presenting paintings by Southern artist Tifny Miller. Work by Cody Taylor is on view at Bagbey House. Jennie Schut is showing at Williamson County Archives. For more information and the trolley schedule, please visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, February 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Masters of Light, never-before-shown images from the collection of LIFE Magazine photographer Ed Clark, x-ray and wet- collodion prints by Don Dudenbostel, and selected prints from Bill Steber’s Mississippi Blues Series. Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting Sequences, new work by Carol Mode, in the front gallery and All at Once, new work by Arden Bendler Browning in the rear gallery. The Rymer Gallery is featuring work by street artists Buko, Mobe, Sam Dunson, Emily Miller, Zidekahedron, Nathan Brown, Troy Duff, Herb Williams, and Brian Wooden. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is hosting an opening reception for artist Jennifer Pepper’s show Stigmergy. For this exhibit, Pepper combines handwriting, imagery, and recycled bee keeping equipment to create mixed-media works influenced by her experience as a beekeeper.
In the historic Arcade Blue Fig Gallery is showing a new silkscreen series from Mike Martino’s sketches of the rose hips and dunes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “O” Gallery is featuring work by artist and teacher Lindsay Griffin, who tackles the controversial “Take A Knee Movement” in paint to bring awareness to racial profiling and police brutality. Enjoy abstract art by Carol Saffell at L Gallery (see page 36).
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying Restrikes, an exhibit of art inspired by the printmaking process, as well as iconic advertising art of the last century. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, February 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 hosting an opening reception for painter Maysey Craddock’s exhibit suspended terrains, which showcases Craddock’s distinct and ephemeral gouache paintings on found and stitched paper. abrasiveMedia is opening Allusion and Analogue: Painting as Exploration featuring new work from Harry Whitver (see page 72). Fort Houston is presenting Selected Memory, a new exhibition featuring the photography of Angelina Castillo. Open Gallery is exhibiting the work of Kaylan Buteyn in her solo show bear | burden | become. Experience Cheers by Brett Douglas Hunter at Julia Martin Gallery. Titled after his grandmother’s pronunciation of the word chairs, his newest series explores the world of functional sculpture with a focus on furniture. States of Matter featuring sculpture created by women and Sentinels by Karen Seapker (see page 86) are on view at Zeitgeist. Channel to Channel is featuring Knoxville-based painter Austin Pratt. At the Silo Room in Track One, enjoy an opening reception for Together, Let’s Change Our Names, a group show featuring work by David Onri Anderson, Matt Christy and Terry Thacker. In the Track One Garage, catch a one-night-only performance by Third Voice, a new performance program incorporating newly composed music, video installation, and dance in the spirit of the collaborative work done at Black Mountain College. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
Boro Art Crawl
Friday, February 9, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Boro Art Crawl takes place on and around Historic Murfreesboro’s Downtown Square. In celebration of the Murfreesboro Festival of Chinese Arts, MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Culture is performing a dragon dance in front of the courthouse and holding an exhibit at the Center for the Arts. Since 2018 is the year of the dog, several artists will show pet-themed work. Participating venues include Bella’s Boutique, Boutique at Studio C, City Rotunda, Earth Experience, Funtiques, L&L Contractors, Let’s Make Wine, Liquid Smoke, Moxie, Quinn’s Mercantile, Reed and Embry, ReVintaged Lemon, Sugaree’s, The Exchange Boutique, The Write Impression, Trendy Pieces, Veda’s Flowers and Gifts, and Vibe in the Boro. For more information, visit www.boroartcrawl.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, February 10, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery to see Adagio, a solo show of new work by Georganna Greene. Primarily working with oils, Greene creates a beautiful flow of pastels into her abstract expressionistic colorscapes. Southern Grist Brewery is showing photorealistic paintings by Kimberly Fox. The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse is presenting Shadow Play: Abstract Photography, digital photography created by Western Kentucky University student artists Cortney Ballard, Devan Aislynn Barnes, Travis Cox, Erika Denning, Sydney Dheel, Hannah Duckett, Alyssa Guidugli, Kaylynne Jones, Timothy Keen, MacKenzie Kristufek, Leo Fengyan Liu, Lillie Neitner, Maddie Pierce, and Yang Xiao. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, February 17, 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, February 24, from 6 until 9 p.m.
One Drop Ink and Norf Art Collective made a call for local artists to participate in an art exhibition to commemorate black Heroes, Legends and Queens. The exhibition is a continuation of the Black Panther Art Immersion events and a celebration of Black History Month. During the crawl, participants are encouraged to visit One Drop Ink Gallery to see the work dressed in cosplay. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is having a group show titled Remember, original art and prints that focus on the African American experience including works by Ludie Amos, twins Terry and Jerry Lynn, Greg Ridley, Charly Palmer, Omari Booker, and Thaxton Waters. Continuing their theme “Diversity through Art,” Cultural Visions Art is presenting an exhibit featuring artists from around the world. The show includes work by artists Ephraim Urevbu, Essud Fungcap, HC Porter and Eric Jones, Sir Shadow, and Alice Gatewood Waddell. Garden Brunch Cafe is showing new selections from resident artists James Threalkill and Jordan Carpenter, as well as work by other local artists. Stay updated on the JSAC at Facebook.com/JSACTN.