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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place September 3rd, 2015

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville
First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

The September Art Walk will be held September 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

This month’s ArtWalk will feature The Cumberland Winds Brass Quintet. The Cumberland Winds is made up of a large number of musicians who perform in a variety of groups in diverse venues. This musical organization, located in Clarksville, TN, provides quality live performances to the greater Montgomery county area. The musical groups consist of a concert band, big band, Dixie band, jazz combo, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and include a number of solo instrumentalists.

The participating businesses are listed below as well as a description of the work they will be exhibiting and services they will be offering during the event.

The Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street)

The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area.

Our objectives are to sponsor art exhibitions of work by Co-op members and regional artists, to provide continuing support for the Co-op and its membership through the sale of art work, to encourage arts education with outreach programs and scholarship fundraisers, and to develop membership services which directly support the arts community.

Artist Information

‘The World Through My Eyes’ by Eunice Kern.

The Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce ‘The World Through My Eyes’ by member artist Eunice Kern. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on September 3rd from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. The DAC will be serving up fabulous appetizers, punch and wine during the opening.

The love of travel has inspired Eunice to interpret this exhibition using watercolors and silk designs. Many of the paintings were done en plein air while abroad. The remaining paintings were created in the studio using her collection of sketch books and photographs. The exhibition includes scenes from Austria, the Azores Islands, Colorado, Costa Rica, France, Scotland, Sicily, Turkey and Venice.

The exhibition will also include hand painted silk scarves designed by Eunice. Eunice continues to study with prominent artists working in watercolor or silk. Her paintings and silk designs are in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Eunice travels abroad yearly with her “artist family” to out-of-the way places led by well-known artist, Timothy J. Clark. They meet at a designated location abroad with art supplies and together they paint, visit museums, become one with the culture and scenery. She loves the children she meets when plein air painting. They will sit or stand by her and quietly watch her paint. At times there is a language barrier, but art is a universal language.

As always, the DAC opening is a central part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk, a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville. First Thursday Art Walk occurs regularly on the first Thursday of each month.

The current exhibit will be on display the month of September. The DAC Gallery is located at 96 Franklin Street, in Downtown Clarksville, TN. DAC will be open Noon-4:00pm, Wednesday- Friday and 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturday. See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook for more information.

Dr. Sharon Mabry, The Framemaker and Sango Fine Wines & Spirits sponsor this month’s exhibit.

The Roxy Regional Theatre

Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)

For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby, hosts twelve shows annually featuring locally and nationally known artisans. Shows generally open the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.

Artist Information

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature local artist, Amber Wallace, during the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 6:00pm due to a performance of SPEAKEASY: A Musical Revue. Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

For tickets to and information about our current productions of SPEAKEASY: A Musical Revue and the upcoming Season 33, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local artist, Polesi Avauli, during the September First Thursday Art Walk and will also feature live piano music, upstairs in the bar.

Polesi Avauli was born and raised on the island of Samoa. Leaving his family in 2007 to join the army brought him to Fort Campbell where he fell in love with the city of Clarksville. Upon leaving the army he began to pursue his dream to become a professional artist.

Polesi is self-taught and currently focuses painting with acrylic on canvas. This will be his second Artwalk. Other examples of his artwork can be found in Burns Darden Elementary school, where he volunteers his time.

Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller on the piano and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.

F&M Bank (50 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

F&M Bank is proud to host local photographer, Ron Jackson, during the September First Thursday Art Walk from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Franklin Room.

“I always thought photography would be an interesting hobby but an Alaskan cruise in 2013 turned an interest into a passion. Since that time I have attempted to capture those images that surround our daily lives which we so often take for granted, from sunrises and sunsets to wildlife and landscapes.”

Ron is a lifelong resident of Clarksville, TN and a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Bank School of the South at LSU. He has been a local banker for 42 years and joined F&M Bank in 1995 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President. He is a member of the Clarksville Department of Electricity board of directors as well as a member of the Clarksville Friends of Photography, Clarksville Downtown Kiwanis Club and Leadership Clarksville ’94.

There will also be silent auction items available, with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the Greater Nashville Region.

Customs House Museum (200 S. 2nd Street)

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history, and children’s exhibits.

Artist Information

Join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on September 3rd. The museum will be open with free admission from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Author Emily DeLoach Gatlin, a Clarksville, TN native, will be signing copies of her “bookazine” The Unknown Hendrix, available at Seasons: The Museum Store. The book/magazine traces Hendrix’s often painful and tough rise from obscurity to being the biggest rock star on the planet, and features many previously unknown stories and unseen photos, including Hendrix’s time here in Clarksville while he served in the 101st Airborne Division.

DeLoach’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post and The Paris Review Daily.


In the Footsteps of Alvin York
Through September 28th

Alvin York was one of the most decorated World War I soldiers from Tennessee. This exhibit celebrating his life is brought to us by the Museum of the American Military Experience. Sponsored in part by Nanette Morford Allstate Agency.

Donna Rizzo: Rhythm in Clay
Through September 30th

Donna Rizzo became a full time clay artist in 2002 after leaving a long career in dance. She has received both the Governors Award in the Arts (distinguished artist) and a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant. This Exhibit is sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.

Darkroom Junkies: Structured
Through October 1st

This group exhibition features work by the local photography organization known as the Darkroom Junkies. All of the photography in this exhibition was taken on film and produced in a darkroom.

Yesterday’s Child
Through October 4th

On display is selection of vintage toys, clothes, and photos from the museum collection.

Raeanne Rubenstein: Sky Portraits
September 8th – October 25th

Rubenstein made her name in New York City shooting celebrities such as John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, and Andy Warhol. This photography exhibit explores the beauty of the earth’s sky.

Art of the Staff
Through September 27th

See a variety of work created by the staff at the Customs House Museum, on display in the lobby gallery.

The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)

Artist Information

Circadian Rhythm
Printmaking by Cynthia Beer (C. SUKO)

The Framemaker proudly presents work by artist Cynthia Beer (C. SUKO). This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on September 3rd, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of September during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm). The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.

Cynthia Beer (C. SUKO) is a printmaker and book maker based in Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her silkscreen work celebrates repetition of the circle as a universally recognized symbol. Beer continues to show her printmaking and books in solo and group exhibitions both locally and nationally.
She is also an international distributor of small, handwritten, handmade books that she calls “art drops.” For more information about the artist, visit her website at www.csuko.com

Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

Rogate’s Boutique will stay open late during the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Cooler temperatures means a new fall wardrobe and Rogate’s Boutique is here to help!

Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late during the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and check out all of the great gift and clothing options as we start to kick off Fall!

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush will stay open late for the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and see all the great offerings as we transition into Fall!

Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the August First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in, grab a bit to eat and check out some of the great local artists that Clarksville has to offer.


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