Franklin Art Scene
Friday, May 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Experience historic downtown Franklin and see a variety of art during the Franklin Art Scene. Gallery 202 is featuring paintings by Tiffany Foss and saggar-fired pottery by Dave Pic’kell. Hope Church Franklin is presenting paintings by Katrin Keiningham. Essence DeVonne is showing her work at Parks on Main. Big East Fork Retreat Center for Sustainable Stewardship is hosting artist Von Derry. Franklin First United Methodist Church is exhibiting nature and landscape photography by Susan Hay and Dorma Tabisz. Stop by Imaginebox Emporium to see original art in a variety of mediums by Cory Basil. O’More College of Design is celebrating their graduating seniors with an open house featuring student work. There will also be an art installation honoring the legacy of Eloise Pitts O’More, as this will be the last art scene before O’More moves to the campus of Belmont University. Outdoor Classic Structures is showcasing textured acrylic paintings by Daron Frazier. See the work of abstract artist Jonathan Todryk at Twine Graphics. Amber Gould is the featured artist at Moyer Financial. Wellspring Financial is displaying bright and colorful mixed-media work by Holly Rhodes. Winchester Antiques is highlighting Marsha Hunt’s one-of-a-kind jewelry made with gemstones and metals from around the world. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, May 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Piha at Work by Leonard Piha (see page 52). Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting 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. The Rymer Gallery is presenting VERGE, new paintings by Robert Mullenix. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is showing 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 hosting an opening reception for Supernatural Groves, new paintings by Shelly Winifred Barger. On the second floor overlooking 5th Avenue, The Gallery of Andy Anh Ha is featuring the work of Andy Anh Ha, which is reflective of natural elements—water, earth, and sky—and consists of a mixture of mediums to create texture.
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery is displaying Throwing Bread at Geese by 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. For parking and trolley information, visit www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.
Uptown Crossing Parking Garage
The corner of West End and 21st Avenues
On your way from the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown to Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston, stop by Uptown Crossing Parking Garage where Brian Tull is painting three large-scale murals. Tull’s painting-turned- mural, The Highway Has Always Been Your Lover, is complete and will remain on view permanently. The murals vary in size, with the largest being around 50’ long by 11’ tall, and the compositions of all three feature cars in various landscapes.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, May 5, 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. Zeitgeist is opening 2 shows: Public Performance by Simon Roberts brings together works from the photographer’s two series The Last Moment and Sight Sacralization: (Re)framing Switzerland, which explore our society of instantaneity and the use of photography in relation to ideas of landscape identity and modern culture. Still We Move by Jered Sprecher is an exhibition of large-format paintings guided by the artist’s urge to form a delicate balance between instability and stability. David Lusk Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Recent Paintings by George Dombek (see page 30). Seed Space is featuring Polly by artist Kevin Jerome Everson, 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. Julia Martin Gallery is showing Artifacts of Return by Olivia Leigh Martin (see page 57). To complement the exhibition, the gallery is including STIX benches from designer Tony Baker’s STAY and a site specific floral installation created by Rachel Wayne of Daily Bloom Floral Styling & Studio. COOP Gallery is presenting the work of Brooklyn based artist Michael Scoggins, who uses notebook paper to create large-scale drawings challenging American ideals and culture. The Gallery at Fort Houston is unveiling Spiritual Hypochondriac, a new exhibition of painted works from Nathan McKenney, who uses a variety of overtly modern techniques in an aggressively playful manner. abrasiveMedia is having a closing reception for I Live Here Too by Omari Booker, a declaration of belonging in which the artist is visually expressing his desire to create a community of inclusion. At Channel To Channel, owner Dustin Hedrick is displaying his solo show Title, which explores portraiture by enveloping the viewer in vast fields of pattern, color, and texture using tape as the medium. CONVERGE is opening Potential of Clay: Old School Farm Pottery that includes the clay work of Old School Farm Pottery, personal work by Founder Julia Whitney Brown, Studio Assistant Jo Mechan, and photographs of the organization in action. See FINAL DREAMS The Private Art of a Public Figure, photography by prominent attorney, bestselling author, and internationally known healthcare CEO Erie Chapman (aka Dane Dakota) at Dane Carder Studio. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, May 12, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of The Silent World by Daniel Holland, an all-new selection of his work featuring mixed-media abstract, landscape-driven paintings and collage works that are textured and thought-provoking. Southern Grist Brewery is showing loosely realistic acrylic paintings of Nashville Predators players by Rodan. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, May 19, 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, May 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Visit the vibrant neighborhood along Jefferson Street for a unique and inspiring artistic experience. Woodcuts Gallery & Framing is continuing their exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King featuring work by Michael McBride, James Threalkill, Omari Booker, Twin (Terry and Jerry Lynn), Frank Frazier, XPayne, Elisheba, doughjoe, Thaxton Waters II, and Ol Skool. One Drop Ink is showing digital images and a collection of zines by Veronica Leto. The Garden Brunch Cafe is presenting work by N’digo Kali and Jae Graham. Stay up to date on additions at Facebook.com/JSACTN.