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First Thursday ArtWalk in Historic Downtown Clarksville March 1st

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

This months artwalk will be held on March 1st, 5:00pm until 8:00pm, and as always will be held in the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, Strawberry Alley, Main Street and Second Street. Participating merchants include The Framemaker, Ingredients, Rogate’s Boutique, ARTifacts, Hodgepodge, and many more.

As always, this is a free event so bring your family and friends downtown to the Artwalk.

APSU Downtown Gallery

Austin Peay Downtown Art GalleryAPSU Downtown Gallery, Strawberry Alley, The APSU Downtown Gallery, Strawberry Alley, will open “Works from Rusty Barwick and Carolann Haggard” for the month of March.

Rusty’s work reflects twenty years of existence in rural, middle Tennessee. Storm-felled trees provide firewood and materials for sculpture. Old, rusted machine parts and even rocks gleaned from a garden patch have become components of Rusty’s sculptures.
Carolann’s work reflects a communion of past and present. Her sculptures are an assemblage of natural stones, man-made shapes in stone and found objects. Her use of classical materials stems from her past experience with architectural sites.

Both Rusty and Carolann work in the Department of Art and teach in both the 2D and 3D areas.

ARTifacts Emporium

ARTifacts, Art & Antique EmporiumARTifacts Emporium, 124 Strawberry Alley, will feature jewelry artist and instructor, Rachel Ison and Jodi Stephens.

Rachel Ison, jewelry designer, specializes in wire wrapping and working with repurposed items to make a truly unique piece. Also dedicated to teaching others how to make jewelry she has recently begun offering jewelry making classes at ARTifacts. Come down and see what she classes she has coming up and what creations she has just for you.

Jodi Stephens, when asked about her body products says, “ I create soaps and body products that are as close to natural as possible. All body products, including scrubs, face wash, deodorant, “shampoo”, and hair conditioner are made from products that re all natural. The environment and your body will thank you!”

Downtown Artist Co-op

Downtown Artist Co-op, 96 Franklin Street, The title is “Elements”, a collection of art work by Clarksville Academy high school students. It includes photography, 3D works, painting, drawing, watercolor and printmaking. The invitation was made by students in the printmaking class. The CA instructors are Piper Bell, Robert Neitzke and Day Drew. The work will be hung on Monday and Tuesday, February 27th-28th. Reception will be at 5:00pm at DAC during the First Thursday Artwalk for March.

F&M Bank

F&M Bank, 50 Franklin Street, will feature the art of Pat Finney. Pat be featuring the 4th floor in the Cumberland Room. There will be a light reception from 6:00pm-8:00pm for the art and artist in the Cumberland Room.

The Framemaker, 705 North Second Street, Bather: Paintings by Suta Lee

The Framemaker

The Framemaker proudly presents artist Suta Lee as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Thursday, March 1st, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibit, titled “Bather,” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of March during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm).

Suta Lee is an Associate Professor of Painting at Austin Peay State University. According to Lee, “In the past, the bather has been a constant subject in painting. Artists have tried to describe, imply or react to human bodies, often in or near the water. The human form as a subject provides infinite possibilities for artists. Watercolors seems fitting for this subject matter as they provide fluidity that yet can be stormy at times. These paintings represent the small pleasures one can have on any given Sunday afternoon, preferably on a rainy day.”

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


Hodgepodge, 125 Franklin Street will feature David Smith & Red River Breeze.

David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, He arrived in Clarksville 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. and is a member of The Clarksville Friends of Photography. Most of his photographs are of Landscapes and scenery, many of which are of the Clarksville area. He feels that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history in photographs.

“Red River Breeze is a local acoustical, instrumental band that plays traditional Celtic, Renaissance, and world music, featuring hammered dulcimer, Irish whistle, fiddles, guitar and drum. The group has just released a new CD, entitled “The Wren at the Window,” and on March 1st, Stephanie Taylor (hammered dulcimer) and David Magers (guitar) will be here to play selections from the new CD.”


Ingredients, 100 Strawberry Alley, will feature Judy Morganz & Trish Tallon-Blanchard.
Judy Morgan is a retired teacher and administrator from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. After retiring, she pursued her love of watercolor.

Judy explores new techniques of applying watercolor on paper by reading books, taking art classes, and painting with friends. Currently she is discovering the colors, shapes, and materials used in making abstracts. Judy continues with her love of colors and shapes by designing jewelry. Both will be on display at Ingredients during March’s Art Walk.

Trish Tallon-Blanchard is currently using the skills she has developed over a lifetime as a studio artist making organic heirloom coconut cakes. Her cakes have been the guilty pleasure and preferred gift of her friends, family and those who know her art work. Trish’s aesthetic and attention to detail are what makes her cakes among the more unique and beautiful options available in the artisanal, heirloom, organic confections market.

Stop in to see and taste Trish’s cakes at Ingredients during ArtWalk.

Mildred & Mables

Mildred & Mables, 109 Franklin Street, will feature Farmhouse & Company. Farmhouse & Company offers unique artisan furniture from local reclaimed materials, home decor, and interior design services. Travis makes everything from lighting and handmade signage to large built-in media centers.

Products made with local craftsmanship and great design, come check it out.

New South Coffee

New South Coffee Logo New South Coffee, 110 Franklin Street, will feature Tonya Colman, Lydia Walker & Nathaniel Green.

Tonya Coleman was born and raised in the country fields of Erin, TN and has ran around with a camera since she was little. She has a minor in Photography from Austin Peay State University and continues to take multiple photo classes, both online and across Tennessee, always trying to expand her knowledge.

Lydia Walker is an alternative folk singer/songwriter from Cunningham, TN. Since the age of 12, she has been writing and performing her own songs, accompanied by her acoustic guitar. Lydia has just released her 7th independent album, “Beloved”, co-written and produced with Nashville hit songwriter Curt Ryle. Her goal is to inspire people with a message of hope.

Nathaniel Green is a folk artist that writes his own music. He says his music is meant for the soul, his inspiration is his father. And he loves the picking banjo vibe.

Rogate’s Boutique

Rogate’s Boutique, 115 Franklin Street, will feature G. Wizz Expressions. “G” Wizz Expressions was started because hair accessories shouldn’t just be for little girls. Our goal is to beautify the world one accessory at a time. We not only make hair clips and headbands we also have many different styles of scarfs.

If you think scarfs are just for winter come by and check out our awesome selection of spring scarfs. They are great for adding that perfect little touch of color to your everyday outfits.

Roxy Regional Theatre

Roxy Regional Theatre The Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin Street, Peg Harvill Gallery will feature the work of illustrator and collage artist Billy Renkl, created to complement the Roxy’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, opening Friday, March 9th, at 8:00pm.

Following the ArtWalk, stay for the 7:00pm performance of the hilarious musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”.

More Information

For more information, call  Kendall Welsh, ARTifacts Emporium at 931.896.2055 or visit www.historicdowntownclarksville.org

Kendall Welsh
Kendall Welsh
Kendall Welsh works with businesses in Historic Downtown Clarksville, helping to keep the community informed about downtown activities and events.

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