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Downtown Clarksville Association presents the First Thursday ArtWalk

Thursday, August 5th,  5:00pm to  8:00pm

Historic Downtown ClarksvilleRichard Pugh, an award winning photographer, will open his new show entitled “Captured Light:  Recent Persectives” at the Downtown Artists Co-op.  Richard is a retired Army Dental Officer who has enjoyed photography for many years and in the last three years has won two first place awards, two second place, one third place and two honorable mention awards in the Army Worldwide Digital Photography Contest. 

 His show will consist of color photographs, black and white and several experimental images in 12×16 and 16×20 frames.

The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery will present a new exhibit, “Seriously (WTF)” by Donna Stack (’96), from August 5th-28th, 2010, with an opening reception from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on August 5th. Stack will present a selection of video and installation works that explores her ongoing investigation into issues of identity, femininity and authenticity, with a selective ambit into how hypocrisy functions within these realms. Stack received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in 2002 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University in 1996. She is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in installation, video and performance.

ARTifacts, Art & Antique EmporiumARTifacts, Art & Antique Emporium is featuring 2 artists for August.  Reisa Peters & Sharla Adams. Reisa Peters works in pastel and oil. She has worked in pastel for the past 12 years and has just started learning to oil paint the past year. In pastel attended a workshop by Paula Ford, from Chattanooga, (“the tree lady”), and is practicing what she has learned from her.  Now Reisa has been painting with a palette knife in oil paintings and has several examples of that on display in her booth.

Sharla Adams a jewelry designer who is a native of Clarksville, TN and an employee of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. Sharla specializes in personalized wire creations.  Right now Sharla is making dozens of unique earrings and selling them for $3.99 a pair!

APSU art instructor Jesse Shaw will exhibit new work in continuation of his “American Epic: 2010” print series, at The Framemaker, located on the corner of Georgia Ave. and North Second St. These large scale, 2 x 3 ft. linoleum block prints are about the history and culture of American civilization.  The work is shown in progress and will continue to grow, ultimately to 50 prints that will make up the series.

HodgepodgeHodgepodge will host Sarah Collins, a 16-year-old student who has lived in Clarksville most of her life. 

Sarah states “(I) got started in art because I saw art and it didn’t mean anything to me; there wasn’t any kind of message. I figured if I ever did art—it’d have a message that could be subtle, but still taken personally on different levels.”

Chef Corey Sibley and his wife Kristie of C&K Catering will be appearing at Ingredients which will be the start of Ingredient’s first year anniversary celebration. Come in to taste Chef Corey’s wonderful dishes and to hear Kristie sing.

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery features paintings from Terri Jordan’s series “Extinctly Endangered,” focusing on the idea that, like some animals, the imaginative play of young children seems to be getting more scarce.  Known primarily for her figurative paintings of women, Terri’s Roxy show includes a new subject for her: animals and children. 

While visiting the theatre for the ArtWalk, be sure to catch James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s critically-acclaimed INTO THE WOODS at 7:00pm.

Visions Metaphysical BoutiqueVisions Metaphysical Boutique is proud to host a new, budding artist by the name of Margaret Handley.  She sketches with colored pencil/ink in a modern/impressionist/futuristic style, and it is very cool and interesting. 

Come by and meet her for the Artwalk.



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