Franklin Art Scene
Friday, April 6, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and see a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. Gallery 202 is hosting a group show including all their current artists. O’More is exhibiting work by photojournalist and fine art photographer John Partipilo. The Registry is showing paintings depicting middle-school students dressed up as George Washington by Morgan Ogilvie. Enjoy nostalgic pen and ink sketches of old barns, churches, and other structures by Mike Krupek at Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts Center. Parks Realty is presenting work by Jill Adkins. At Imaginebox Emporium see paintings by Cory Basil as well as sculpture and prints. Williamson County Archives is featuring photographs by traveling photographer Tennille Melcher. Self-taught painter Shari Lacy, who works primarily with textured mediums and acrylics on canvas and wood, is displaying her work at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church. Hope Church Franklin is showcasing vibrant abstracts on aluminum by Australian mixed-media artist Joshua Patterson. Hannah Pickering’s new collection Spring, which juxtaposes organic colors and textures inspired by nature with geometric patterns and line work, is on view at Finnleys. Big East Fork Retreat Center for Sustainable Stewardship is presenting paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Kathy Tupper. Citizen is exhibiting musician Jon Reddick’s oil-on-canvas paintings, which are inspired by the music that moves him. Discover southern- inspired paintings by Ashley Renouf at Habit Boutique. Wellspring Financial is hosting painter Pam Austin. Quilt artist Lindsay Castor is showing her work at The Cellar. See florals, landscapes, and portraits in oil and acrylic by Leslie S C Cole at Lisa Erickson’s gallery behind the Winchester Antique Mall. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, April 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is presenting Daryl Thetford: Come Full Circle, a new series of photographic collage works depicting ordinary circumstances experienced in the landscapes of everyday life. Tinney Contemporary is unveiling White Noise, new work by Jaq Belcher, which centers around a site/time-specific floor drawing comprised of 144,000 hand-cut paper seeds, collected from the works produced over Belcher’s 16 years of practice. An Artist Talk hosted by Paul Polycarpou of Nashville Arts Magazine is slated for 5 p.m. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is hosting an opening reception for A Color Darker Than Black by DPC resident artist Sarah Shearer. With this body of work, Shearer explores her experience with depression, trauma, and loss while searching for peace and freedom.
In the historic Arcade, Blend Studio is opening Sound of Colors: Presented by mother and daughter, works by Nozomi Takasu and Etsuko Takasu. Blue Fig Gallery is showcasing a group exhibit titled “Four Artist TN” by artists Emily McGrew, Randy Purcell, Susan McGrew, and Mike Martino, which includes paintings, drawings, encaustic transfers, and prints.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying the work of Todd Herzberg, who works predominately in the print processes of relief and lithography and has recently begun to incorporate animation and installation to create complex stories with absurdist overtones. At 9 p.m. Mary Hong Gallery is holding a fashion show, Levitate fashion is art, including upcoming designer Evan Grey with paintings by Andrés Bustamante, Billy Martinez, and FAZ. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday- art-crawl.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, April 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
From Hagan to Houston to Chestnut and beyond, Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston offers a broad range of artistic experience. The Gallery at Fort Houston is presenting CRISIS & EXCESS, an interdisciplinary exhibition curated by Alyssa A. Beach and showcasing work by Marcus Maddox, John Paul Kesling, Eddie Love, Amanda Lomax, Zidekahedron, Brittany McMahon, Courtney Spencer, Coco Reilly, and Danielle Shoda. Julia Martin Gallery is unveiling Olivia Leigh Martin’s Artifacts of Return, a lush body of new work in which the artist returns to her one true love: the landscape. Zeitgeist is featuring a group show assembled by Memphis- based artists Dwayne Butcher and Georgia Creson. The exhibit deals with themes of environmentalism, race, history, identity, and social commentary and includes artists Coriana Close, Melissa Dunn, Mary Jo Karimnia, Lawrence Matthews III, Meredith Olinger, Terri Phillips, Alex Paulus, and Lexi Perkins. Don’t miss I Live Here Too, a collection of new work by Omari Booker at abrasiveMedia. The show is a declaration of belonging in which the artist is visually expressing his desire to create a community of inclusion. COOP Gallery is exhibiting Unfolding Vantage by Steve Basel and Tiffany Marie Tate. At Channel to Channel, artist Astri Snodgrass is showing her rubbing and folded paper work, a body of work that deals with the relationship between materiality and image. Seed Space is featuring Polly by artist Kevin Jerome Everson featuring two single- channel films—one color, one black and white—filmed during the solar eclipse. Polly is named for Everson’s paternal grandmother who passed away one day before the eclipse. Matt Eddmenson’s exhibit The Day and What We Gave Up is on view at Dane Carder Studio (see page 72). David Lusk Gallery is holding an opening reception for Kelly S Williams’s Stars Align, paintings on birch featuring a different compelling pattern and composition stemming from a long-time relationship to patterning, quilting, and fabric. CONVERGE is hosting Force of Nature, an art show and fundraiser benefitting the Tennessee Environmental Council’s Radioactive Waste Education Program (TRWEP). Organized by Katie Murdock, Hope Siler, Lauren Weber, and Claire Dugan from Belmont University’s Honors Program, the show includes works by local artists. Enjoy the opening of Surroundings and the Self featuring work by Ground Floor Studio artists Erin Murphy, Sibley Barlow, Amanda Brown, Georganna Greene, Matt Christy, Celeste Jones, Bobby Becker, Kim Hipps, Naomi Bartlett, and Janet Decker Yanez at Ground Floor Gallery. East Side Project Space is displaying Of Weight and Breath, co-curated by Christina Renfer Vogel and Ty Smith and including paintings by Brett Baker, Susanna Coffey, Clare Grill, and Ellen Siebers. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, April 14, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of Duncan McDaniel’s exhibit Standing Wave (see page 28). Southern Grist Brewery is showing abstract paintings by Joel Barnett largely influenced by the natural world in form and color, but with nods to the created world through geometric and symmetrical shapes. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, April 21, 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.
Saturday, April 28, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Visit the vibrant neighborhood along Jefferson Street for a unique and inspiring artistic experience. Cultural Visions Art in The Lab is showing works by Justin Copeland. The Garden Brunch Cafe is featuring works by N’Digo Kali throughout the month of April. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is exhibiting a group show featuring works by Omari Booker, Twin (Terry and Jerry Lynn), Frank Frazier, XPayne, Elisheba, doughjoe, Thaxton Waters II, and Ol Skool. One Drop Ink is displaying a selection of illustrations from Sarah Elizabeth Harris. Several additional venues are planning to participate, so check for updates at Facebook.com/jsactn.