Franklin Art Scene
Friday, August 3, 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 Joe Parrott and wood turnings by Ken Gaidos. Finnleys is hosting self-taught embroidery artist Jessica Melton. At Franklin First United Methodist Church enjoy pen-and-ink sketches of old barns, churches, and treasured buildings by Mike Krupek and handmade quilts by Ginny Meyer. Parks on Main is showing mixed-media paintings by Amy Elizabeth Smith. Hope Church Franklin is exhibiting oil paintings by Michelle Rideout. Coffee House on 2nd is presenting Susan Charest’s whimsical drawings on wood canvases made from recycled pine, shiplap, and cedar. See the original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young-reader novel The Perils of Fishboy at Imaginebox Emporium. Outdoor Classic Structures is showcasing art by Olivia A. Myers who makes pottery and creates abstract paintings using a palette knife. Twine Graphics is featuring Joel Barnett, an expressionist artist who explores our relationship with the unknown through colorful washes and line work. Winchester Antiques is displaying mosaics by Cathy Sudzius. At Williamson County Archives experience Tim Bush’s handcrafted guitar sculptures made of repurposed and reimagined materials. Firstlight Art Academy is displaying student work at St. Phillip Catholic Church. For more information and the trolley schedule, visit
First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown
Saturday, August 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown this month with two outdoor musical performances throughout the night, and an “After Crawl After Dark” event at Woolworth on 5th, from 8 p.m. until midnight. The Arts Company is presenting Summer Impromptu, a diverse selection of
artwork that includes photography, painting, and sculpture, and the Cassidy Cole exhibit continues. In addition, the Annual Avant-Garage Sale takes place from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.Tinney Contemporary is exhibiting Altered Language, new work by Cecil Touchon and Niels Shoe Meulman. The Rymer Gallery is unveiling Ether and Earth, new encaustic works by Pam Barrett Hackett. The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is hosting an opening reception for Caleb McLaughlin’s Sky Lines, which explores the slow and ponderous light of the night sky and its relationship with the bright, energetic, and frenzied city lights of downtown Nashville.
In the Historic Arcade
Blue Fig Gallery is showing new works by artist Randy Purcell. “O” Gallery is featuring oil paintings by Jordan Weisenauer, as well as work by Tess-Marites Lankovich, Greg Allen, Chris Harsch, Lindsay Griffin, Raymond Gregory, and Dina Capitani. Building No. 9 Gallery is presenting Actual Size Contemporary Nashville Abstraction featuring work by P.J. Maxwell, Molly Howel, Erin and KJ Schumacher, Johnny Woolsey, Charlie Smyth, and Peter Fleming. DBO Gallery is exhibiting the latest work of artists Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun, Sam & Jamin Welch, and Kim Barry. Rogue Gallery 77 is displaying the final 2018 showing of The Ancient Series, Valerie Levkulich’s Egyptian- and Greek-themed paintings in Mosaic Pointillism. Wolf and Crow Gallery is showcasing resident artist Emily Cathcart’s series of mixed-media fantasy, along with work by artists Diane Lee and Patty Vaca. Corvidae Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Resurgence in Space #61. The exhibit includes work by artists Jeanie Tomanek, Holly Scoggins, Nina Covington, Marilyn Garrett, Alison Logan, Omari Booker, Tammy Wampler, Bella Harris, Joshua Roman, Jen Lightfoot, Autumn Rozario Hall, Jason Guffey, and Todd Fife. En El Cielo by Mexican American artist Francisco Monrreal is on view at Studio 66.
Hatch Show Print’s The Haley Gallery is showing Jim Sherraden’s wooden and paper quilts, in which the artist cuts up his own printed pieces, mixing and matching them on single- and multi-dimensional surfaces. 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, Anabell, and Before We Abandoned It Out West.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston
Saturday, August 4, 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 showing guncotton, a multidisciplinary exhibition by Banning Bouldin of New Dialect and Greg Pond, which includes a dance performance. Julia Martin Gallery is unveiling What Is Love? (see page 53). Channel To Channel is hosting an opening reception for See Me, recent abstract paintings by Chloe York. The artist’s paintings are anthropomorphic portraits encrusted with oceanic and organic shapes and patterns, a nod to the decorator crab, which covers its body in bits of its surroundings for purposes of camouflage and self-preservation. Experience the new Daily Art at David Lusk Gallery (see page 72). The Gallery at Fort Houston is presenting Art + Activism, a student exhibition in collaboration with the Underground Art Studio at Oasis Center, with all sales benefitting the organization. The Loading Dock at Fort Houston is featuring photography by Bernadette Ruby and lamps crafted from vintage corsets by Kelly Hodge. Ground Floor Gallery is exhibiting My Own Worst Enemy, an exhibition curated by GF Studio Artist Matt Christy, including his work and that of emerging artists Lindsey Campbell, Joe Christy, Kevin Dietz, and Chris Worth. On display at abrasiveMedia is A Young Mind’s Playground, an art show featuring the work of teenage artists, which was organized and curated by teenagers Bethany Hemphill and Selah Harvey. For more information, visit www.artsmusicweho.wordpress.com.
The Boro Art Crawl
Friday, August 10, from 6 until 9 p.m.
A variety of local and regional artists are being featured at venues in and around
downtown Murfreesboro. Many venues are offering refreshments and live music.
Participating venues include StudioC, L&L, The Center for the Arts, Liquid Smoke,
Sugaree’s, Dreamingincolor, Veda’s Flowers & Gifts, Vibe Nutrition, City Rotunda,
Earth Experience, ReVintaged Lemon, The Write Impression, Moxie Art Supply, The
Exchange Boutique, FunTiques, Simply Pure Sweets, and Jimmy Fox Agency. After
the Boro Art Crawl, stop by Vine Studios for an artist’s reception for April Nealey,
including music and refreshments. For more information visit
East Side Art Stumble
Saturday, August 11, from 6 until 10 p.m.
Take a drive down Gallatin Pike to Red Arrow Gallery for the opening of Moons of Another, a solo show by Bethany Carlson whose drawings employ a practice of addition and subtraction with detailed and delicate charcoal marks that challenge the eye as to what is being seen. The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse is presenting The Collector, a solo exhibition featuring work by Carrie Cox. Working mostly in paper and found objects, Cox allows the materials she collects to inspire her process. Southern Grist Brewery is showing Elizabeth Ratliff’s recent comedic photographic series featuring children portrayed as an old married couple. For updates on the East Side Art Stumble, visit www.facebook.com/eastsideartstumble.
Germantown Art Crawl
Saturday, August 18, 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, August 25, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The Jefferson Street Art Crawl offers a unique and inspiring artistic experience. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing is presenting Abstract August featuring abstract expressions from several local artists, including Ryan Rado, Carol Saffell, and James Threalkill. 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 the third installment of his series, which will focus on Millennial Diets. The Nashville artist and cook Viktor Lee will prepare special tastings inspired by the discussion; first come, first served. Cultural Visions Art is exhibiting select works from Ephraim Urevbu (Nigeria), Essud Fungcap (Haiti), William Toliver (Atlanta, Georgia), HC Porter and Eric Jones (both from Vicksburg, Mississippi). 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.