January Crawl Guide Franklin Art Scene
Friday, January 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and enjoy a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts Center is showing Ann Light’s series of new work entitled My Mind’s Eye. The self-taught artist used color, design, and her sense of humor to inspire this collection, which she calls funky folk art. CJ’s Off the Square is featuring painter, fiber artist, knitting designer, and calligrapher Lenita Rich, an eclectic artist who is intrigued with all wild things in nature. At Imaginebox Emporium see paintings by Cory Basil as well as sculpture, art prints, and Basil’s published works of literature and poetry, including The Perils of Fishboy. Scout’s Barbershop is showcasing photography by Robert Upleger. Williamson County Archives is exhibiting Joel Barnett’s collection High Tide/Low Tide, abstract expressionist work using concentrated dye, acrylic, and resin on birch plywood. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, January 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company presents Of Things To Come 2018, their annual gallery preview of new art, artists, and artwork coming to the gallery this year featuring photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, traditional and modern folk art. Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting Sequences, new work by Carol Mode, in the front gallery and 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 Downtown Presbyterian Church is hosting a reception for Cary Gibson’s Declaration of Independence: What I will become is not what I have been, a mixed-media installation that continues an exploration of fragmenting national identity.
In the historic Arcade, visit Blend Studio, Blue Fig Editions, Andy Anh Ha Gallery, Valentina Design, UltraViolet Gallery, Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography, L Gallery, and “O” Gallery to see a wide variety of art.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is showing Moonlightin’, an exhibit of custom artwork by Hatch designer- printers Celene Aubry, Devin Goebel, Cathy Batliner, Heather Moulder, Jennifer Bronstein, and more. While at Hatch Show Print guests are invited to participate in the 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. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, January 6, 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 presenting three solo shows this January. Memphis-based mixed- media artists Tim Crowder and Don Estes, and Kentucky-based artist Derrick Meads offer work that is energetic and thought provoking. Watkins Art Gallery (WAG) is featuring the work of alumnus Xavier Payne, who is passionate about creating artwork with a nostalgic quality and rich colors. His narrative work typically mixes subject matter such as fantasy, violence, human rights, love and hate, race and identity. Seed Space is showing the live-action animation exhibition The Beginning of Stories (Part 1 of Many) by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. Channel to Channel is hosting Knoxville-based painter Austin Pratt. Zeitgeist is unveiling Sentinels by Karen Seapker and States of Matter featuring sculpture created by women (see page 68). Julia Martin Gallery is exhibiting Hypnagogic, a solo exhibition of new work by Julia Martin (see page 74). COOP Gallery is opening Material Passage, an exhibition of multidisciplinary work by the gallery’s newest members Tina Gionis and Alexandra Jo Sutton (see page 32). At East Side Project Space, see Anna Jensen’s The Bait Hides the Hook, presented and curated by Gallery Luperca. Enjoy collage-based work by Lipscomb University graphic design major Grant Gasser at Open Gallery. Fort Houston is presenting Chatterpool 2: Figure Pool featuring artists Bridget Bailey, Alexine Rioux, Liz Scofield, David Hellams, Chelsea Velaga, Michael Hampton, Kayla Saito, Sarah McDonald, Jaime Raybin, Luisi Mera, and Marlos E’van. Though all are working in various practices, the figure is the common theme. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, January 13, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery to see Transmission by Dax van Aalten. Southern Grist Brewery is showing photorealistic paintings by Kimberly Fox. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, January 20, 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.