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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held February 7th, 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 February Art Walk will be held February 7th, 2019 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 Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce our 8th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. Our Photo Expo gets better and better each year, so we invite you to come see some of the finest photographic art in our region. This photography exhibit features multiple categories and styles of photography by amateur and professional photographers. Entries range from modern digital photography, to traditional B&W film and alternative process photography. Subject matter includes landscape, nature, portrait and figure, still life, experimental and alternative process.

Entries will be accepted February 1st from 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the DAC. (96 Franklin Street) Download the entry form from our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com/call-to-artists.html or stop by the DAC.

DAC’s 8th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition exhibit is generously sponsored by The Frame Maker (Glen Edgin) and Sango Fine Wines and Spirits. The opening reception for the Photo Expo will be Thursday, February 7th from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. Awards and recognition will be given promptly at 6:00pm.

The Photo Expo will be on display during the entire month of February.

For more info call DAC at 931.919.3770 or contact us on Facebook.

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

Paintings: Craig Greene
The Framemaker proudly presents work by Nashville, Tennessee artist Craig Greene. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on February 7th, 2019. 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 February during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).

Craig’s paintings are compositions with impeccable balance and movement. Colors leap from his soul onto the canvas with mutable depictions of the human figure. His work reveals a beautiful display of unbridled energy, which is entirely personal and concreted by conceptual thinking. The indiscriminate use of form, texture and color create a style that is fully his own.

Craig Greene is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Started painting in 1995 while discovering local folk artists including Mose T and Bill Traylor. Graduated, Studio Art / Painting from Auburn University in 1998.

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 is proud to host local artist, Regina Mick, in the Peg Harvill Gallery during the month of February.

I open up my heart and mind and let it all pour out onto the canvas.

I am an expressionist acrylic and mixed media artist. My works feature a combination of media that can vary greatly in terms of composition, color, texture, size, and more. I enjoy the exploration of new techniques with a combination of styles. I am consistently pioneering and continuously evolving in my art form. Recently, I have been experimenting with oil based paints on glass.

I love creating. It makes my soul sing. I sit down with a blank canvas and let my creativity unfold. I love the freedom it brings. My art studio is the one place where I am completely free to express myself.

Regina Mick lives in Clarksville, Tennessee. After high school graduation, she joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After her term in the U.S. Army, Regina settled in Clarksville, Tennessee and attended Austin Peay State University. There, she learned that she had a passion for art.

Around the same time. Her father fell terminally ill and passed away. Regina used her artistic abilites to cope with the loss. She continues to use art to calm her soul. To create makes her heart smile. She is a member of the Downtown Artists Cooperative in Clarksville, Tennessee.

She won first place in the 2017 U.S. Bank Open Exhibition hosted by APSU’s Department of Art and Design. Her works have been displated in many shows including the Downtown Artist’s Cooperative, Nashville’s An Art Affair 2017, First Thursday Artwalk at Edward’s Steakhouse 2017, U. S. Bank Open Exhibitions 2011 and 2017, Riverfest Juried Art Show, 2016.

For tickets to and information about our current productions of “All Night Strut”, 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

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local artist, Tracy Betencourt, during the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

“I am blind. I lost my eyesight over twelve years ago and within the past five years began painting using my hands. My life is very structured and I use assistive technology on my I Phone and I Pad to identify colors. The paints I use are textured acrylic and forms of puffy paint. My hands are my eyes and the puffy paint allows me to convey my thoughts and feelings onto canvas using tactile lines.”

“Every day I wake and live in darkness yet with my newfound skill of painting, I am able to share my unique perception of the world around me as well as conveying the unseen beauty of life. My paintings reflect hope, adversity, love, positivity, strength and determination. I put my heart, soul and insight into every piece of artwork. There will always be a mountain to climb yet I strongly feel that no matter what the obstacle, there is light within darkness and therefore there is hope.”

Tracy Bettencourt, artist, advocate for persons with disabilities, motivational speaker and APSU alumni, began to lose her eyesight in her early 30s from an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Although the disease has left her blind, the hardships she experienced have not prevented her from living her life to the best of her abilities.

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.

Exhibitions:

The Nature of Things: Alison & Frank Lyne
Through February 24th| Kimbrough Gallery

The Lynes feature work on paper and of wood from their series on women’s suffrage.

Dane Carder: The Healing Game
Through February 24th | Kimbrough Gallery

These Paintings are based on the photographs of Dr. Reed Bontecou, who documented the treatment of the wounded toward the end of the Civil War.

The Photography of Nathan Collie
Through February 24th| Harvill Gallery

This exhibition includes nature photography by this Franklin, Tennessee artist who works with contemporary techniques.

 


Eric L. Hansen: The Dollhouse Series
Through February 28th | The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

This series of dollhouse photographs on aluminum by award-winning photographer Eric Hansen features the first run of this series, which are part of the Museum’s Collection.

Matthew Deric Gore: Setting the Stage
Through March 3rd | Crouch Gallery

This exhibition features a series of paintings that uses the combination of precision and drama of the European Old Masters with a silly, punning sense of humor. Nashville artist Matt Gore’s paintings may be seen regularly at The Hayes Galleries with locations in Nashville and Thomaston, Maine.

His works have also been shown in solo exhibitions at the Tennessee Art League, at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville, and in a group show at the Centennial Arts Center in Nashville.

Twentieth Anniversary of the Tornado
Through April 28th | Orgain/Bruner Galleries

This exhibition features artifacts and local stories related to Clarksville’s 1999 Tornado. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Legends Bank.

Celebrating 55 Years of G. I. Joe
February 1st – March 31st | Lower Level Foyer Display

From the collections of Randy Spurgeon.

Lynn Garwood: My View
February 5th – April 28th | Jostens Gallery

This exhibition features a Wisconsin artist who paints everyday objects. In 2009, Lynn Garwood closed down her sign painting business to concentrate on being an artist. Lyn’s paint of choice is acrylics. Under every painting, she paints a positive word. These words can be seen and at other times are completely painted over to be hidden.

First Responders
February 21st – May 12th | Memory Lane

This exhibition features artifacts and photographs from the Museum’s Collections related to Clarksville’s emergency responders, including the full-scale 1925 fire engine that was used by the Clarksville Fire Department. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Clarksville Dental Center.

Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

Yada, Yada, Yada Deli is proud to host an exhibit by Olasubomi Bashorun during the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Olasubomi Bashorun graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition to creating beautiful original work, he teaches art, instructs ballroom dancing and hosts creative workshops. Olasubomi’s artistic inspiration was fostered and influenced, in part, by his high school art teacher, Kathleen Blake.

“I have always had talent to see and create, but she made me realize what art can do for the mind and soul. She taught me to be creative and express myself with my art. I’ve been doing that ever since.”

“I believe that everyone of us should create. Sure, some peoples creation maybe more esthetically pleasing than others. But its not only about the outcome, it is about the process of starting from nothing, adding the first scribble then creating relationships from scribble to line, working through rough edges and the mistakes and then knowing when to walk away. Creating is for us all to get lost in something, express words, moods, feelings. Creating is life.”

DBO Gallery (128 N. Second Street)

Artist Information

DBO Gallery is proud to host an exhibit by Olasubomi Bashorun during the January 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Olasubomi Bashorun graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition to creating beautiful original work, he teaches art, instructs ballroom dancing and hosts creative workshops. Olasubomi’s artistic inspiration was fostered and influenced, in part, by his high school art teacher, Kathleen Blake.

“I have always had talent to see and create, but she made me realize what art can do for the mind and soul. She taught me to be creative and express myself with my art. I’ve been doing that ever since.” “I believe that everyone of us should create. Sure, some peoples creation maybe more esthetically pleasing than others. But its not only about the outcome, it is about the process of starting from nothing, adding the first scribble then creating relationships from scribble to line, working through rough edges and the mistakes and then knowing when to walk away. Creating is for us all to get lost in something, express words, moods, feelings. Creating is life.”

Downtown Commons (215 Legion Street)

Be My Valentine Card Making Event
Free Event- Ages 6 and Up

Please join Arts for Hearts Clarksville for a special Valentine Edition of our Pop – Up Studio @ the Downtown Commons during the 1st Thursday Art Walk on February 7th, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

The Free Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop is for ages 6 and up. The workshop will be led by Artist Christie Crawford and our Arts for Hearts Volunteers. All materials will be provided. We will have lots of fun supplies for you to use, cut up and collage to make a special card for your valentine!

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Roux Americajun Restaurant (125 Franklin Street)

Roux is proud to support the January 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

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

 

Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

But, stop in and find something for your Winter wardrobe!

Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

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

Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio (94 Franklin Street)

Horsefeathers Pottery and Art Studio is proud to support the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush is proud to support the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your Winter wardrobe , during the December First Thursday Art Walk!

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the February 2019 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!

Stop in and find something unique for your home!


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