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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place October 1st, 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 October Art Walk will be held October 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

This month’s ArtWalk will feature D B Horns playing for Music For Mercy. Music for Mercy raises money to support the Academy for Academic Excellence, a school supporting special needs students.

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:

‘Facets’ by Bob Privett
Clarksville Downtown Artists Cooperative Gallery

Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce ‘Facets’, an exhibit of fine art painting and all new creative works by Bob Privett. Bob has had many solo exhibits across the region and his work is held in many public and private collections across the world. This is his first solo exhibit at the DAC Gallery and will be a very special exhibit!

In this exhibit the artist put brush in hand to illustrate the different directions and aspects of his imagination. His paintings range from bright, bold colors to dark, somber hues. Bob showcases different forms of painting from abstraction to expressionism.

The viewer will also enjoy samples of quilled artwork by Bob Privett. Quilling dates back to ancient Egypt. It was used by French and Italian nuns in the 16th and 17th centuries to produce high quality works of art. Everyone will also see examples of beautiful, hand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry by Bob.

Bob says, “My passion for drawing and painting was best expressed by Pablo Picasso when he said, ‘The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.’

The opening reception for the ‘Facets’ is on Thursday, October 1st from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The DAC will be serving up fabulous appetizers, punch and wine during the opening reception for Facets. As always, the DAC opening is a central part of Clarksville’s monthly First Thursday Art Walk, a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville.

The current exhibit will be on display for the entire month of October. 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.

DAC thanks this month’s sponsors, to include: Sarah Darnell, The Framemaker and Sango Fine Wines & Spirits.

The Roxy Regional Theatre (100 Franklin Street)

Peg Harvill Gallery

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 a joint show between locals artists Richard Hogan & Charles Bennett, during the October First Thursday Art Walk. See a sneak peak into the world of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde through the eyes of these two talented artists.

Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 6:30pm due to a performance of OLIVER! Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

For tickets to and information about our current productions of OLIVER! and the current SEASON 33, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Come enjoy the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmosphere with live piano on Friday and Saturday night. We also offer Clarksville’s largest wine selection in town from around the world. 10% Military and APSU discount daily

Artist Information:

Edwards Steak House is proud to host local artist Bob Privett, featuring handmade jewelry & Beverly Holloway-Coan, who’s works are widely displayed and internationally known, during the October First Thursday Art Walk.

Beverly’s treasures maybe seen in the US Space Hall of Fame and in Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, to name but two of her prestigious venues.

Mrs. Coan’s genius was called upon to create the FOUR CAPTAINS memorial portraying the pilots of 9/11 on permanent display at the Pentagon with likenesses in the Virginia Aviation Museum and also to be unveiled in the World Trade Center and the Smithsonian, as part of the White House Collection. She has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX NEWS.

On exhibition at Edward’s will be oil portraits from Mrs. Coan’s latest series illustrating scenic Clarksville and largely inspired by the talents of Clarksville’s own photographers, David Smith and Joseph Sweeten. This series has been in progress for several months and she is always receptive to new ideas for depicting the beauty of our city.

Do not miss this window of opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Beverly H Coan’s rare talent gracing Edward’s in Clarksville for the month of October.

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

Customs House Museum (200 South Second 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 October 1st. The museum will be open with free admission from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Artist Raeanne Rubenstein will be discussing her newest photography series in the exhibit Raeanne Rubenstein: Sky Portraits, on display at the museum through October 25th.

Exhibits:

Patterns of History: Quilts from the Collection
October 9th – January 31st

Quilts became a popular bed cover in the early 19th century when the power loom was introduced to the United States in 1814. See a variety of quilts out of the past from the museum collection. Sponsored in part by Legends Bank

Rebellion & Roar: The 1920s
October 1st – November 1st

Experience the glamour of the Roaring Twenties with costumes, art, and artifacts from the museum collection.

Carla Ciuffo: Girl with a Scar
October 1st – November 1st

A scar reminds us of what we’ve been, how we’ve changed, and how we’ve started over. This photography series by Nashville artist Carla Ciuffo depicts the healing of one of these wounded. It is an interpretation of uplifting beauty, courageous strength, and a salute to our unique will to survive. Sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine

Celebrating 95 Years of Clarksville Kiwanis
October 6th – November 29th

Celebrate 95 years of history and artifacts of the Kiwanis in Clarksville.

Raeanne Rubenstein: Sky Portraits
Through 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.

The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)

For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the Middle Tennessee area.

Artist Information:

The Grey – Prints by Jana Gilbert

The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist and graphic designer Jana Gilbert. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 1st, 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 October during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm).

Jana Gilbert lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, and works as a graphic designer in Russellville, KY. Gilbert received a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications from Austin Peay State University. She has exhibited her prints in galleries such as the Turnip Green Gallery and the Arcade in Nashville. Gilbert states, “This body of work perpetuates the idea of living between the lines. In a world fixated on right or wrong, good or evil, black or white, I chose to focus on the grey area.”

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

F&M Bank (50 Franklin Street)

Artist Information:

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

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. Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville. ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”

He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville. His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.

Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

You are sure to find something new and exciting each time you visit Rogate’s Boutique! Our store offers all the latest amazing fashion trends, while remaining focused on timeless style. And we know how much fun shopping should be, so you can always expect to have a great time here.

Artist Information:

Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host Haylee Hearn during the October First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and check out her work and pick up a thing or two to transition your wardrobe into Fall!

Haylee Hearn recently graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Art Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her most recent body of work consists of portraiture and natural subject matter, utilizing heavily painted and collaged acrylic medium in vibrant colors.

Her mixed media paintings aim to explore the interplay of the textured effects of acrylic in contrast with the subtle fluidity of watercolors. She has entered work in exhibitions such as the Impressions exhibit at the Ice House Gallery in Mayfield, KY, the Artist of the 21st century in Humboldt, TN, and many student shows at the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of TN at Martin.

Haylee’s most recent achievements include her senior artist showcase , Resonance, in the spring of 2014, and the award for Best of Show for The Whole Enchilada in the student exhibition in spring of 2014.

Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred & Mable’s is a unique and fun gift boutique offering something special for every occasion. Custom monogramming and gift baskets available for babies, birthdays, weddings and more.

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

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

Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Good Morning Coffee-Espresso & Lattes – Signature Roast & Dark Roast

Open at 7:00am Croissants- Scones & Pastries- Gourmet Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads – Burgers & Craft Beers

Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the October 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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