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

Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, Clarksville’s 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 July Art Walk will be held July 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

The Downtown Artists Cooperative will feature its 17th Annual Member’s Exhibit during the July First Thursday Art Walk.

This exhibit of original art by DAC’s 40 plus artists includes painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, jewelry, woodworking, sculpture, fabric art, installation and more. Opening reception will be Thursday, July 5th, from 5:00pm–8:00pm with appetizers and wine.

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

Chronicle – Greg Sand
The Framemaker proudly presents new work by Greg Sand. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on July 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 July during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).

Greg Sand writes: “In ‘Chronicle’ I combine 1/2” and 1” square pieces that I have cut from found photographs to examine the fragmentation of memories. When recalling our childhood, we may remember the shoes our father always wore or the way our mother held her hands: a part represents the whole. Photographs function in a similar manner. They do not show a whole person or an entire life, but instead capture a single moment. These keepsakes help determine some of the pieces of memory that stick with us”.

“This series started as an exploration of the overwhelming scope of humanity and human history versus the insignificance of the individual. I wanted to find a visual representation of the 6,393 deaths that occur every hour in the world. I made the piece ‘Chronicle: Passing (6,393 Per Hour)’ to try to comprehend this staggering figure. I moved on to other subjects that became more about the nature of memory. The themes of death and loss are still present throughout the series – most blatantly in the images of funerary flowers and disembodied shadows – as the source photos I use often have a built-in sense of history and sadness”.

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 an exhibit with works by Miranda Herrick and Nathan Parker, during the July 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.

For tickets to and information about our current production of “Dames At Sea”, 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.

DBOgallery (128 N. Second Street)

Artist Information

The artists for the month at the DBO Gallery will include Mike Hooper, Olasubomi Bashorum, the artist behind the Starry Night Clarksville Mural, and Jennifer Lea Bowman.

Born ‘with a mustache” in upstate New York 1959, I am self a self-taught artist, referred to by some as painting in folk style. I don’t place myself in any category, sometimes my work is folk, impressionism, surreal, but always my interpretation of what’s in my head. My work varies in a wide range of mediums. Works on paper, paintings on wood and paper mache sculptures are a few styles that you will find the world of Michael Hooper.

A Kentucky native, Jennifer Lea Bowman is a self-taught contemporary non-objective abstract artist. Finding herself in Nashville, surrounded by a deeply artistic community, gave her the courage and inspiration to pursue a dream that she never thought possible…a lifestyle of creating art.

Her work continues to develop a strong following and has been shown on HGTV, as well as being included in the collections of Taylor York (Paramore), Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, Holly Williams (musician/daughter of Hank Jr.), other music legends, Universities, various financial institutions, and Professional athletes.

After 12 wonderful years as a Nashvillian, Jennifer made the decision to relocate back to her hometown. Continuing her passion for creativity, currently she is creating works in her studio located in downtown Hopkinsville, KY.

The DBO Gallery is the newest addition to the Clarksville Art Walk and includes live music and new and interesting forms of art. The DBO Gallery, located inside of the Regions Building @ 128 North Second Street, offers a new line-up of artists each month, so be sure to stop by for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local photographer, David Smith, during the July 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.

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.

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.

The 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.

First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, July 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.


Quintin Owens: Memory Structures
July 3rd – July 31st | Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

Quintin Owens, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee chooses to work in clay for its power to breach both high cultural value and domestic functionality; it demands physical labor, validating a sense of play. His work provides the opportunity to integrate his relationship with material into a composition of objects that strive to articulate a wondrous sense of an encountered place in time.

International Reflections: The Art of Women Artists Mentors
July 5th – September 2nd | Kimbrough Gallery

This exhibition represents five women artists who come together in the spirit of friendship and to support each other’s art careers. Women Artists Mentors (WAM) members meet once a month in a video chat online. Each has different levels of experience in pursuing a career in the arts. In May 2016, all five members finally met up in Venice, Italy.

Since, they have enjoying spending time together in Montreal, Canada. The bonds formed that week in Venice not only solidified a group that is committed to helping each other in art and business, but resulted in lasting, lifelong friendships. The group consists of Virginia artist Debra Keirce, Helen K. Beacham (South Carolina), Maria Bennett Hock (North Carolina), Kim Minichiello (Florida), and Carrie Waller (Japan).

Tennessee Watercolor Society 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition
May 19th – July 27th | Crouch & Orgain Galleries

The Tennessee Watercolor Society will open its 36th Juried Exhibition of water media paintings on paper at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, May 12th. Sixty works have been selected for display by juror and artist Lian Quan Zhen. Following its run at the Customs House, a selection of 30 paintings will continue across Tennessee as a traveling exhibit for the duration of 2018, stopping at three gallery venues including a final show at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga.



World in Wood: The Folk Art of Herbert Baggett
May 15th – July 29th | The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

Wooden figures by Tennessee artist Frank Baggett are on display. These objects are from the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center’s permanent collection.

Interpreting the Familiar: The Art of Hattie Marshall Duncan
June 6th – August 19th | Jostens Gallery

African American folk sculptor Hattie Marshall Duncan creates expressive sculpture that offers a loving, humorous portrayal of her hometown community in Jackson, Tennessee. She uses common household items such as wire hangers, plastic bottles and old stockings to build the frames. After molding the figures, she adds texture and detail by applying coffee grounds for hair, pine cones for hats, and broken egg shells for clothing.

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.

Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

Yada, Yada, Yada Delis is proud to host artist, Michael Hooper, during the July 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.

Born ‘with a mustache” in upstate New York 1959, I am self a self-taught artist, referred to by some as painting in folk style. I don’t place myself in any category, sometimes my work is folk, impressionism, surreal, but always my interpretation of what’s in my head. My work varies in a wide range of mediums. Works on paper, paintings on wood and paper mache sculptures are a few styles that you will find the world of Michael Hooper.

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the July 2018 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!

Journey’s Eye Studio will present the work of Alfredo Alvarez Valmaña!

Born in Havana, Cuba, Alfredo studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts, concentrating in painting. He emigrated to the United States in 2016 and is currently living in Clarksville, Tennessee. Alfredo’s work is not to be missed, the level of talent is incredible. Each piece is different, detailed, and stunning.

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


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