Franklin Art Scene is springing into a new, warmer season with another installment of the monthly downtown art crawl on Friday, March 2. More than 15 sites will participate in the event, which is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association as a “tour of the arts.”
Featured artists in the March Art Scene include:
- Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts, located at 120 Everbright Ave., will host the works of Mandy Miller, a painter and Franklin local.
- Bagbey House and More, located at 134 Fourth Ave. N., will feature works by jewelry designer and metalsmith Deanna Eller-Goodwin.
- Franklin First United Methodist Church, located at 148 Fifth Ave. S., will feature Sandy Burr, a former graphic designer turned photographer who uses beeswax as an overlay on her images to add depth and texture.
- Gallery 202, located at 202 Second Ave. S., will feature artist Michael Hooper whose work, whether considered folk, impressionism or surreal, is always an interpretation of what’s in his head.
- Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase original illustrations created by Cory Basil and his novel “Perils of a Fishboy.”
- Landmark Booksellers, located at 114 E. Main St., will host Mary Maude Brevard Gaw who describes her work as representational realism, a byproduct of experiencing life as she lives it, as well as an outward expression of her creative spirit.
- Moyer Financial, located at 400 Main St., will host artist Brenda Coldwell and her paintings that are inspired by nature and the outdoors.
- O’More College of Design, located at 423 S. Margin St., will feature Jodi Hays, a Nashville painter who works in the tradition of abstraction, blending contrasting hues, stripes, grids and geometric shapes that evoke cityscapes and architectural forms.
- Scout’s Barbershop, located at 508 W. Main St., welcomes Shelby Rehberger and her paintings, which feature the Encaustic method.
- Twine Graphics, located at 304 Public Square, will feature Timmery Battisti, a Nashville-based visual artist who has crafted and developed her own unique style of fluid acrylic painting.
- Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W. Main St., will feature artist Kelly McCormack and her beautifully designed barn quilts.
The Downtown Franklin Association invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl, and the Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the crawl, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs.
For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit http://downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene/.
About Downtown Franklin Association
The Downtown Franklin Association, established in 1984, is a non-profit committed to historic preservation and community vibrancy. Since its founding, the DFA has helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. Working in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in our historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com