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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held April 5th, 2018

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 April Art Walk will be held April 5th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

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.

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

TWO: Two artists, two friends, two styles
Beverly Parker and Bob Privett are exhibiting their unique styles in April. Open Reception on April 5th, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Bob Privett utilizes the style of les Fauves, French for “the wild beasts”, whose works emphasized strong color instead of realistic values. His vivid colors seek an emotional response from viewers.

Beverly Parker’s work similarly has the Fauve influence with her use of exaggerated color, resulting in abstract layers of photographs. Watercolor, text and fabric. She enjoys hearing viewers dissection of the “messages within” her art.

April Window Exhibit: Autism Awareness
Dozens of artworks from CMCSS students and DAC members will decorate the DAC’s River Window to bring awareness to Autism Awareness month and to show the connections that art makes in growth and education of those with Autism.

For more information go to our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook : Downtown Artist Cooperative.

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

New Work by Five
The Framemaker proudly presents new work by Five. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on April 5th, 2018. 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 April during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).

“Five is a group of artists who exhibit their work in various venues in the Clarksville area. Leah Foote, Malcolm Glass, Richard Hogan, Terri Jordan and Larry Martin are artists familiar to art aficionados in our community. Together they offer a variety of subjects, styles, and mediums to art viewers. The common goal of their art is to encourage audiences to open their eyes, their minds and their hearts to new perceptions of the world around them.”

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

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 host the work of Don Gilman, during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Don S. Gilman 1924 – 2012
WW II Army artist in South Pacific at General McArthur’s HQ.

Broadway Scenic Designer for Rogers and Hammerstein, under Jo Melzeiner.

Live television; movies; theater and commercials sets. Television series including, “Your Hit Parade;” “Philco Theater;” “Bell Telephone Hour;” “RCA Theater;” “Playhouse 90;” Director, Worthington Minor. “Sgt. Bilko,.” TV Series.and others. Designer for Nat Heiken, Producer.

Teacher of design at McCarter Playhouse, Princeton; Catholic University, Washington, DC; Art Students League, NYC; and Cooper Union, NYC.

Graduate Architect and Interior Decorator. Member of both professional associations.

For tickets to and information about our upcoming production of “A Piece Of My Heart”, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am–2:00pm.

Hot Pita (136 Franklin Street)

Fit. Fresh. Fast. sums up what Hot Pita stands for! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to our downtown and surrounding areas with a healthy alternative to those boring fast food burgers!

Locally owned and operated, located on historic Franklin Street

Artist Information

Hot Pita is thrilled to host local artist, Jane Olson, during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Jane Sharpe Olson is a native Tennessean, originally from Memphis, TN. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in European History and French, and a minor in Art History. She is a practicing attorney with Olson & Olson, PLC in downtown Clarksville.

Bright, strong colors and images permeate her art, and she uses mainly watercolor paints and manipulated, hand-painted papers in her paintings and collages. Jane finds inspiration in the works of famous artists such as Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, and Kadinsky, as well as Abstract Expressionists.

She is a member of the Downtown Artist’s Co-op of Clarksville, Tennessee. You can see more of her art online at Facebook/janeolsonart and on Pinterest:Jane Olson/My Paintings Board.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local photographer, Lucas Ryan Chamber, during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Lucas Ryan Chambers is an internationally published photographer and creator of the “Faces of Downtown Clarksville”.

His passion for photography began while growing up in Hawaii and continues to be inspired by his love of the outdoors and travel. Lucas is a staff photographer for VIP Clarksville Magazine as well as a free-lance photographer known by most as “the Dude with a Camera”.

In the past year, he has traveled to Haiti, spent the summer traveling the southwest United States, and is currently working with various companies on marketing campaigns.

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

Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

The mother of two girls. Candy Neissen is a carpenter by day and artist by nights and weekends. She is also an APSU graduate of 2016 with a BFA in Ceramics. As for her artwork, she has been working on new drawings deriving from photos taken during her Surveying job saying “I photographed either items I found on the job sites, tools used in the field or selfies so i can see myself in a surveying situation.”

Her work will be on display during the entire month of April at Yada Yada, and she will be present for the art walk for a meet and greet.

F&M Bank (50 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

F&M Bank is proud to host Ken and Melody Shipley during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Ken has just returned from Certalda, Italy where he taught art at LaMerid

iana University. Both Melody and Ken sell their works internationally.Their work will be on display in the Franklin Room from 5:00pm to 7:00pm!

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

First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, April 5th, 5:00pm–7:00pm.

The museum is open to the public with free admission as part of Downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk.


Nathaniel Mather: Stories Through Color
April 3rd – April 29th | Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

The paintings of Nathaniel Mather, in their shallow spaces, childlike renderings of animals, flowers, and rough-edged patches of color are done in water medium materials on canvas and board. Born and raised in California, Nathaniel works in Nashville as an artist and illustrator. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine.

Exquisite Miniatures
April 15th – June 24th

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification!

A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvass or the essence of the natural world in miniature. “Exquisite Miniatures” consists of fifty signature paintings including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, wildlife, and other subjects by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.

“Exquisite Miniatures” by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, Produced by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director; for further information, visit davidjwagnerllc.com and artofwildlife.com. This exhibit is sponsored in part by Clarksville Dental Center.

Celebrating Women in Business
March 6th – April 29th | The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this exhibition uses objects and images from the Museum’s permanent collection to celebrate local businesses throughout Clarksville’s history that have been owned or founded by women. Learn about the Barbara Louise Hospital, First Woman’s Bank, local beauty shops, and more.

Kathleen Conover: Industrial Evolution
March 2nd – May 2nd | Crouch Gallery

“The most significant ‘signature’ element in my work is deep symbolism.” Kathleen Conover received a Master of Arts in Fine Art from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. She did her graduate work in printmaking at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. She holds signature status in many organizations, including the American Water Color Society, and has exhibited her paintings internationally in countries such as France, Turkey, and China.

Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin
January 16th – May 6th | Orgain & Bruner Galleries

Mindy Herrin’s narrative sculpture is created with a combination of metal and alternative materials. Organic by nature, her forms use materials for their tactile properties, creating pieces that move, have the appearance of flesh, and hint to the adventures of being female in everyday life.

Seasons: Frank Majors
March 6th – May 27th | Jostens Gallery

Regional artist Frank Major’s photography is on display in the Jostens Gallery.

Our Town: Stories Within Clarksville’s Doorways
February 28th – September 30th | Memory Lane

An exhibition of regional stories featuring photographs and artifacts from our collection, including: the jail, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Court House, the Capitol Theater, and more.

Mildred & Mable’s (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 is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!

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.

Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
But, stop in and find something for your Spring wardrobe!

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!

Stop in and find something unique as we get ready to welcome Spring!

Roux Americajun (101 Franklin Street)

Happy hour & half-off appetizers during Art Walk, first Thursdays of every month

Roux is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Stop in and grab something warm to eat as you check out the other galleries located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio (94 Franklin Street)

Horsefeathers is a paint your own Pottery and Canvas Studio — Come discover the artist in you!

Horsefeathers Pottery and Art Studio is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Lilac Mums (127 Franklin Street)

Lilac Mums is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find something unique and local to start out the New Year!

Couture Crush (125 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush is proud to support the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your wardrobe this Spring during the April First Thursday Art Walk!


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