Art Business Workshop, Trunk Shows Part of Nov. 4 Art Scene

In addition to showcasing an array of talented local artists, the Franklin Art Scene will feature a workshop on the business aspect of art during the free monthly crawl from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in Historic Downtown Franklin.

Michael Damico of Damico Frame & Art Gallery will host the workshop, “Q&A Business Sense: How to Develop Collectors of Your Work,” which will address common questions from artists looking to turn their creativity into a career. The free session will take place at 7 p.m at O’More College of Design  on the second floor of the Abbey Leix Mansion. Seating is very limited, and attendees are encouraged to register online through Eventbrite or the blog at

Also being highlighted at the community event is an art sale currently taking place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 West Main Street. The show, which started on Oct. 23, will wrap up on the night of Franklin Art Scene. All proceeds will benefit the Music Ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to support its program for the upcoming holiday season. The show will feature work from Janeth Murray McKendrick, Caroline Thompson, Nan Jorgensen, Sarah Webster and many other local artists.

About 30 locations in and around Downtown Franklin will host local artists during the event, which is coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA). Many sites will also offer refreshments, drinks and live music. Featured locations and artists include:

● The Bagbey House, located at 134 4th Ave N, will showcase floral designs by Kris Bagbey.

● Photographer, painter and published writer Tommie Flannery Baskis will be featured at boutique MMM, located at 238 Public Square. She has created many commissioned paintings, wall murals, photographs and exhibited work nationally for businesses, designers and private individuals.

● Early’s Honey Stand, at 209 E. Main Street, will feature Three Wishes Photography by Jeanne Drone, the official photographer for Franklin’s Pull-Tight Players Theatre.

● Paintings by artist Lizzy Ragsdale will be on display at Finnleys Good Findings, at 435 Main Street. She uses multiple different mediums, and her style varies from landscape to abstract. Her paintings are raw, with a lot of depth and movement to re-create the experience that it was inspired by.

● Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd Ave S, will showcase art from Susan Blair Truex. Most of her paintings, primarily done in oil, feature women, children, animals and their space in our society.

● Harlin Meyerhoff at 400 Main Street, Suite 120 will showcase MADE in the deep south jewelry line. These “one-of- a-kind” creations feature vintage and antique pieces that are collected from all over the world, some dating back to the 1800s.

● Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 North Margin Street, will be featuring the original illustrations created by Cory Basil for his young reader novel The Perils of Fishboy. Basil’s creations are painted using multiple mediums, including watercolor, oil, and gauche.

● Parks Realty at 415 Main Street will host photographer Linda Arick, whose photos often feature mesmerizing and detailed scenes from nature.

● MayLill Tomlin, originally from Norway, will be featured at Shuff’s Music & Piano Showroom at 118 3rd Ave N. She paints in pastel, acrylics and oils, drawing inspiration from having resided in Europe, Africa and now the United States. She believes that acquiring new languages and new cultures expands the way one sees life and expresses it in her art.

● The Registry at 347 Main St, will be hosting two separate trunk shows during Art Scene. One will be a silver trunk show, featuring antique, estate and new patterns of Sterling flatware and Hollow-ware. The other is a Garnier-Thiebaut trunk show, which will showcase beautiful tablecloths, napkins, and tea towels from France.

● Images by photographer Jenny Poulos will be featured at T. Nesbit & Co, located at 145 Second Avenue N. She loves to photograph anything vintage, old signs, architectural elements, doors and old barns.

● Self-taught encaustic painter Christopher Green will be featured at the Williamson County Visitor Center, located at 400 Main St. Encaustic painting is a millenia old method of applying heated, pigmented beeswax and hardening resin to produce vivid, impactful art.

● Winchester Antiques at 121 2nd Ave N. will feature two artists: Sarah Menkel and Helen Wunderlich.

● The Williamson County Archives at 611 W Main St. will host water media artist Vinci Kolodziejski. She is inspired by personal observations of the rhythmical beauty and textures of plants, flowers from her garden, and landscapes. Her goal is to create paintings with a serenity of place, a transcending spirituality, and a joyful response.

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