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First Thursday ArtWalk, February 2nd


Historic Downtown ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Historic Downtown Clarksville Association (DCA), is proud to announce the First Thursday ArtWalk for February, 2012.

This months artwalk will be held on February 2nd, 5:00pm until 8:00pm, and as always will be held in the shops and galleries on Franklin Street, Strawberry Alley, Main Street and Second Street. Participating merchants include The Framemaker, Ingredients, New South Coffee, ARTifacts,  Hodgepodge, and many more.

APSU Downtown Gallery

Austin Peay Downtown Art Gallery Austin Peay State University Downtown Gallery, Strawberry Alley, will open “Serenade: the works of Kim Balevre and Danisha Stallings”. Kim’s photographs are taken using a standard 50mm lens and focuses on the visual relationships between light, line, texture, shape and value in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Danisha’s work features poster-like images that focus on the presence of music in her life. Her love of music was influenced by her uncle, Robert Earl Smith, to whom she dedicates this body of work.

Both Kim and Danisha are graduates of the APSU Department of Art.

ARTifacts Emporium

ARTifacts, Art & Antique Emporium ARTifacts Emporium, 124 Strawberry Alley, will feature artist, Gail Meyer, and craftsperson, Sheri of G Wizz Expressions.

Gail Meyer has been painting since she was 9 years old. She prides herself by being diverse in her painting from miniatures to very large scale paintings. Her main medium is acrylics; but, she has been experimenting with watercolor and pastels and plans on creating a collection of works featuring Clarksville and surrounding areas in the near future.

Sheri joined ARTifacts as a regular vendor before Christmas, and has been expanding her inventory and product line constantly since day one. Specializing in all hand made fashion accessories for woman, she has formed a collection of hair bows, headbands, infinity scarves, and more. The most amazing part is that she has made them all, and kept the costs so amazingly affordable that there is something for all budgets.

Downtown Artist Co-Op

Downtown Artist Co-op, 96 Franklin Street, will feature Richard Hogan. Richard will be opening a new exhibit at Downtown Artists Co-Op on the First Thursday ArtWalk.

Called Lots of Red Dots it will feature forty pieces of Richard’s most recent work, including both framed art and sculpture. The reception will be from 5:00pm-8:00prem.

Fleur de Lis

Fleur de Lis, 100 South Main Street, Lynne Griffey is the featured artist. Lynne is known for her watercolor and oil paintings of historic Clarksville landmarks and nature subjects. She has contributed original art to Clarksville Rotary Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Gold Star Wives, Austin Peay State University and the American Cancer Society for fundraising. Her work and the photography of prize winning visual journalist for the Leaf Chronicle, Greg Williamson, can be seen at several Premier Medical clinics. Greg”s photography will also be available.

The Framemaker

The Framemaker, 705 North Second Street, proudly presents work by Philippe Pirrip (Philip Hyojung Kim). The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of February during normal business hours (Mon. through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm). Philippe Pirrip works both as a student and art exhibit curator at Austin Peay University. According to the artist, “My process is often provoked by visible appearances of ideas. The ideas here are mostly composed of numbers and figures; some that are recognizable, some enigmatic.”

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from The Clarksville Academy.


Hodgepodge Hodgepodge, 125 Franklin Street Paige Thomas King, owner of Hodgepodge, will be demonstrating the easy, yet artistic qualities of her new line of paints, Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.

Paige has been painting furniture for approximately 20 years—moving through a variety of techniques and products—and is delighted to offer this wonderful paint product to Clarksville-Montgomery County. Stop in to see a demonstration and be inspired to become a furniture artist, too!


Ingredients, 100 Strawberry Alley, is hosting Kimberley Moore along with showcasing their own food products.

One day while walking along the creek bed Kimberely found a fossil with a hole in it and thought she could make a necklace out of this, so she did. She has come a long way since then and enjoys making people happy with jewelry that makes them feel pretty.

Each piece of jewelry is made with love so most pieces are attached with a tag that says, “made with love” or beads and charms shaped like hearts. No two pieces are exactly alike. Kimberely is happy to do “special requests”.

New South Coffee

New South Coffee LogoNew South Coffee, 110 Franklin Street, will feature Stev Berzolla and David Smith. Stev Berzolla ” Metronome” will be our featured musician, Metronome plays progressive jazz with his saxophone while using a combination of foot peddles to incorporate a mixture of sound without the use of a full band and other instruments. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and had lived in the Clarksville area for the last 2 years.

David Smith will be our featured photographer. David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military. He has just recently started shooting photographs again. He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville. Most of his photographs are of landscapes and scenery. “I also try and take photographs of the Clarksville area, I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history in photographs.”

Rogate’s Boutique

Rogate’s Boutique, 115 Franklin Street, will feature Tara Neal. Tara has recently been focused on small scale ink and watercolor series inspired by the fanciful joy of her children and friends with themes including aviation, local produce, and whimsical fashions. Neal is a local artist and Army wife who received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design

Roxy Regional Theatre

Roxy Regional Theatre The Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Peg Harvill Gallery showcases the work of over 30 artists from the Middle Tennessee area (Windy Mitchell , MikeWindy, Barbara Hampton Herrick, Bruce Childs, Susan Bryant, Billy Renkl, Charles V. Bennett, Megan Kelley, Tiffany Dyer, Brian Allison, Nathan Parker, Travis Stanley, Brandt Hardin, Olivia Molinaro Landry, Chad Spann, Terri Jordan, Pablo Tomas Scruggs, Chip Boles, Connie Livingston-Dunn, Susan Tomi McGolrick, Ed Milburn, Glenn Edgin, Michael McKelvey, Roly M Viruez, Erin Crissey, Gabriele Wardeiner, Clare Coyle Taylor, Rachel Hall Kirk, August Brian Christopher Hampton, Jeff Bertrand, Melanie Collins, Miranda Herrick, Carla Guerra, and Kim Radford).

Each artist has submitted a small piece of two-dimensional art that is their take on the subject of love — happy, sad, bittersweet or hilarious — to complement the Roxy’s musical I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, opening Friday, February 10th, at 8:00pm.

About Kendall Welsh




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