Franklin Art Scene
Friday, July 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 featuring the work of encaustic painter Carol Evans. Finnleys is hosting Sheila Smith, who specializes in portraiture of pets, people, and homes. At Imaginebox Emporium find an array of original works painted using multiple mediums by Cory Basil. Franklin First United Methodist Church is showcasing the photography of Sharon Brown Christopher. Enjoy work by artist Jennifer Gibbs at Onyx & Alabaster. Outdoor Classic Structures is exhibiting recent figurative, abstract, and expressionistic paintings by Ashley Trabue. Photographer Misty Westebbe is presenting a variety of landscapes from rural America to Greece and still-life subjects at The Purple Butterfly. Williamson County Archives is showing paintings by artist Barbara Bullard. Williamson County Visitor Center is featuring the winners of the 2018 My Historic Franklin Photo Contest: David Henderson for Best Landscape; Robert Clutsam for Best Architecture; and Kevin Coffey, the Instagram Peoples’ Choice Winner. See works by painter Katie Neal at Parks on Main. The Coffee House is hosting Susan Charest and her drawings on wood. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene.
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, July 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art under the lights on 5th Avenue. The Arts Company is unveiling Introducing Cassidy Cole, a series of abstract mixed-media paintings in which the artist translates her experiences onto canvas and paper using color, lines, and textures. Tinney Contemporary is showing work by Cecil Touchon and Niels Shoe Meulman. The Rymer Gallery is opening Cisco Kid vs. Donald Trump, works by Kosmo Vinyl. The Browsing Room is presenting Artists at Work: Resident Artists of the Downtown Presbyterian Church, an exhibition of work by DPC artists Tom Veirs, Cary Gibson, Megan Lightell, Lauryn Peacock, Hans Schmitt-Matzen, Sarah Shearer, and Richard Feaster.
In the historic Arcade, 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. The working studio Wolf and Crow Gallery is showcasing resident artist Emily Cathcart, as well as local artists Diane Lee and Bill Schumm. Rogue Gallery 77 is exhibiting The Ancient Series, featuring Valerie Levkulich and her Egyptian- and Greek-themed paintings in Mosaic Pointillism. Join in the grand opening celebration of DBO Gallery, the brainchild of artist Olasubomi Aka- Bashorun who has teamed up with Sam Welch, and Kim Barry. Work by Bashorun, Welch, Barry, and Stephen Shellenberger will be on view. Alexis Marie Thompson is the musical guest. Building No. 9 Gallery is presenting Actual Size Contemporary Nashville Abstraction featuring work by P. J. Maxwell, Molly Howel, K. J. Shumacher, Johnny Woolsey, Charlie Smyth and Peter Fleming. At Blend Studio, Steve Holladay is showing Sycamore Creek Music, a series of beautiful string instruments made with found objects and barn wood. The artist will be playing one or two of the instruments during the opening night of the First Saturday Art Crawl.
Mary Hong Gallery is launching Jumper Maybach: The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION, a series of work created by Jumper to show his love and support for the LGBT community in addition to all those taking part in the #MeToo movement.
Hatch Show Print’s The Haley Gallery is showing Sonnenzimmer’s Shape Song, the collective work of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. 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 to see Brian Tull’s three large-scale murals including The Highway Has Always Been Your Lover. The murals vary in size, with the largest being around 50’ long by 11’ tall.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, July 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. Julia Martin Gallery is featuring their annual group exhibition, BEVY, including work by artists Andrew Weir, Beizar Aradini, Bill Miller, R. Ellis Orrall, John Paul Kesling, Keavy Murphree, Megan Watkins, Rachel Wayne, Sharan Ranshi, and Tara Walters. At David Lusk Gallery, David Onri Anderson, Christina Renfer Vogel and KJ Schumacher bring together their works in ripple | nature | bodies, an exhibition that navigates the spaces between interpretation and description. Zeitgeist is hosting an opening reception for guncotton, a multidisciplinary exhibition of dance, video, sound, and sculpture by Banning Bouldin of New Dialect and artist Greg Pond. abrasiveMedia is presenting LookMirrorBreakPoint and Eyes Up, Nickels Down, a collaboration by sculptor Brian Somerville and performance artist Rebekah Alexander during which Alysha Irisari Malo will perform her new poetry. See work by Chloe York at Channel To Channel. COOP is hosting an opening reception for StudentTeacher, an exhibition that experiments with the mixing up of roles. Crosstown Arts resident Mike Calway-Fagen in collaboration with Provo, Utah-based artist Julian Harper present works by dancers, composers, visual artists, and filmmakers. The Silo at Track One is having a Pop Up exhibition with live electronic music in support of Twisted Scripture, a new limited-edition artist publication and mixtape curated by Leslie Deere. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, July 14, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of The Smell of Honeysuckle by multi-media artist Molly Barnes and Myth and Ethos by Tara Walters (see page 34). The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse is hosting an opening reception for Little Pieces, the 4th annual group exhibition of the Nashville Collage Collective, which features miniature, mixed-media works by 37 artists with a focus on experimentation and the use of recycled and found materials. Nashville Community Darkroom is exhibiting silver-gelatin prints of 35mm black-and- white street photography by Chattanooga artist William Johnson. Johnson’s work, mostly portraits shot in Tennessee, is gritty, humorous, and distinctly Southern. Live music will be provided by Skyway Man. Southern Grist Brewery is showing photography by Elizabeth Ratliff of Elle Jackson Photography. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, July 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.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
Saturday, July 28, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Jefferson Street Art Crawl offers a unique and inspiring artistic experience. Art History Class will be held at the Susie B. McJimpsey Center. “Sitting at the Welcome Table” celebrates Black culinary traditions while examining related histories of dispossession and displacement since the Emancipation Proclamation. Join artist Thaxton Waters and guest speakers for a history lesson focusing on latchkey diets. The Nashville artist and cook Viktor Lee will prepare special tastings inspired by the discussion; first come, first served. Cultural Visions Art is presenting a beautifully diverse art exhibit featuring talented artists from around the world, including Ephraim Urevbu (Nigeria), Essud Fungcap (Haiti), William Toliver (Atlanta, Georgia), HC Porter and Eric Jones (both from Vicksburg, Mississippi). Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is featuring work by Jairo Prado. One Drop Ink is showing a collection of cigar boxes painted by Omari Booker. Please stay updated and view the map at Facebook.com/JSACTN.