Clarksville, 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.The September Art Walk will be held September 5th, 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.
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.
Rediscover: Works by Karla Tucker
The Framemaker proudly presents works by Knoxville, Tennessee artist Karla Tucker. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on September 5th, 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 September during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).
Tucker states: “Rediscover is a mixed media exhibit, showcasing layered fragments of my life after forcing myself to step forward in a world of unknown. Each piece starts with one of my photographs that is then encased in encaustic wax. After the first layer is applied, I add mixed materials and words on top of each piece to help express the emotions I’ve gone through over the last two years.”
Karla Tucker has always been passionate about photography ever since she was old enough to work a disposable camera. Tucker received her BFA with a focus in Studio Arts, from Austin Peay State University. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee and works as Lead Photographer at Case Antiques, Inc. Her work has won many awards and has been exhibited across Tennessee.
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.
During the month of September, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature the work of David Graham and Erica Trout to complement the the official opening of Season 37: Experience A New Story.
As a cartoonist, I’m used to working without the need for words – which has pros and cons when dealing with publicity. Ryan did an outstanding job selecting the line-up for season 37, and with as different as each play could be from the others we really sought to tie them together cohesively with the posters. The goal was to give Clarksville an enticing sense of what’s coming to the Roxy stage.
“I have enjoyed creating work for the Roxy Regional Theater since 2014! Over the last couple of years, we’ve been exploring different layouts and design concepts for the posters. This year we focused on lots of textural imagery and bold typography to serve as a platform for David’s artwork. It’s always my goal to take the mood of the production and infuse its life into the poster so folks know what they’re getting before they walk into the show. For this season’s collective work, my choices were intentional and reflective of the personality or drama of each individual show. I used a lot of photo blending and rendering in Photoshop to bring together the element of lighting along with textures and scenes that are reminiscent of the production it was designed for. The element that ties all pieces together are the fun, 3d marquee letters, which can be ‘dressed up or down’ depending on the design of the poster they’re on. I had a lot of fun figuring out the best solution for each poster, and I think the collective result is really playful, and more diverse than previous years.” – – Erica Trout
David Graham is a cartoonist, voice actor, video producer, and thespian working in a variety of mediums. Among his influences David counts Don Rosa’s lively duck comics, Chuck Jones’ elastic animated shorts, Dr. Seuss’ emotional and expression-filled books, and Osamu Tezuka’s trailblazing manga and anime. Born in Texas and raised in Tennessee, he saw more of the world as an itinerate actor with Covenant Players Theatre for fourteen years – exploring much of the United States and western Europe while working as an actor, director, booking agent, and publicity designer. Mr. Graham now resides in Clarksville with his wife Allison and daughter Theresa.
For tickets to and information about our current production of “A Chorus Line”, 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.
Downtown Artists Co-op – (96 Franklin Street)
The DAC exhibit for September 2019 is open to all members, to exhibit a piece of their work, along with a Friend of theirs. The Friend each member selects will be able to submit an artwork to display with a DAC member. There is no age requirement for the Friend they choose.
Admission into the gallery is free of charge and complimentary beverages and snacks will be served to our patrons and visitors during the opening reception on September 5th 2019, 5:00pm-8:00pm.
The DAC & Gallery exists and operates thanks to a group of local artists and sponsors who share the delight and responsibility of putting forth a visual arts presence in Clarksville for the purpose of encouraging creativity and educating our community in the area of fine arts.
The DAC & Gallery is part of the First Thursday Artwalk which takes place on the First Thursday in the month, throughout the year, Downtown Historic Clarksville. During every First Thursday Artwalk the DAC & Gallery presents new artworks.
Downtown Artists Cooperative is forever grateful to its dedicated sponsors, this month including Sango Wine and Spirits, F&M Bank, Glenn Edgin – The FrameMaker, Phil Cornett and Mandy Smith, Dan and Jodie Hanley, Ken Killebrew.
Frozen Fuel (120 Strawberry Alley)
Frozen Fuel is a family owned ice cream parlor serving the Downtown Clarksville community and its visitors.
Frozen Fuel is thrilled to support the First Thursday Art Walk in September 2019 and will feature local artist, Railey Warren.
“Please join us at Frozen Fuel for prizes and live painting. All art sales benefit the F.U.E.L Food Program.
Railey Warren is a young artist on a mission to spread art everywhere. She loves creating large scale chalk pieces in unexpected places. She creates a world of whimsy and magic that appeals to the child in everyone. “Possibility” is her first collection of paintings. It is a joyous celebration of what is possible with imagination and love.
Just a few years ago Railey lived with constant pain. Art was her only escape. She was often unable to get out of bed and felt helpless. Art gave her power and strength even on bad days. She was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and now receives proper treatment. She is not pain free but she has hope.
Fellow artists and local business owners have embraced her. Railey wants to give back to the community that believed in her. She will donate one hundred percent of the sales of this collection to the F.U.E.L Food Program. Project F.U.E.L is the perfect example of what is possible when people come together.”
Hudubam Booktraders (110 Franklin Street)
Hudubam Booktraders is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, hosting local artist, Tara Swalgren.
Tara Swalgren is a local Clarksville artist who graduated at Austin Peay State University with a BFA in studio art. She focuses on large scale paintings and prefers to work in ink. She enjoys illustrating animals that have a captivating and mysterious feel, which she enhances by incorporating natural elements, such as flowers, crystals, and plants. The creatures she creates are fantastical yet believable.
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.
The Magical Stories of Cathy Horner
September 3rd–November 3rd | Harvill Gallery
Cathy Horner’s collage art is inspired by her 100 year old farm house in Johnson City, TN. At an early age she discovered that she loved to create. By age forty-eight she found her muse in the art of collage. Horner’s collage art quickly found its way into art galleries and collectors’ homes. Her art is carefully crafted from her collection of ephemera from old magazines, newspapers and catalogs, coupled with her appreciation for all things antique and vintage.
September 4th–November 24th | Lobby Gallery
For over 100 years, scouting organizations have shaped our youth through engaging experiences to build character and develop skills. This exhibit explores the evolution of scouting in Montgomery County though items in the Museum’s Collections. Featured items include an edition of the first Girl Scouts of America Handbook and a TN 1986 Bicentennial Celebration quilt.
The Biggest and Most Important Things: A Duo Exhibition by Michelle & Aaron Grayum
Through October 23rd | Orgain/Bruner Galleries
Michelle and Aaron Grayum have owned and operated the graphic design firm The Gray Umbrella in Nashville for more than nine years while raising their 11-year-old son. The Biggest and Most Important Things marks the first time in four years that this talented couple, celebrating 18 years of marriage in August, has collaborated on a show together.
Odyssey: An Exhibition of Recent Works by Paul Harmon
Through October 20th | Crouch Gallery
Paul Harmon is an internationally exhibited artist who for 11 years, from 1986 to early 1998, divided his time between studio/residences in Paris, France and Brentwood, Tennessee. His time abroad still plays a role in his work. Within the more than fifty works shown, are some of Harmon’s signature themes of reclining nudes and literary references.
Jim Diehr: Imagined Perspectives
Through September 29th | Jostons Gallery
Artist Jim Diehr’s work showcases his interest in the use of symbols found in religion and mythology. Diehr served as a college professor and administrator for many years in Kansas and Tennessee. Recently retired, Diehr is a full-time artist. This exhibit includes both paintings and sculptures.
Revisiting New York: A Photographic Essay by Norman Lerner
Through September 29th | Kimbrough Gallery
Norman Lerner worked as a fashion and commercial photographer in New York City from the early 1950s to the 1970s. In 1961, he established the photography program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In the 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was a coordinator of the photography studies program at California Polytechnic State University, and remains connected with the University as Professor Emeritus.
Lerner’s photography has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others. MOMA added selections from his Transfiguration series to their photography collection, as did The Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This exhibits showcases 26 of Norman’s iconic New York scenes.
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
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host 1911 Custom Flags, during the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.
1911 Custom Flags was founded by brothers Brian and Tim Snyder. We were born and raised in Seminole, FL just outside of Tampa Bay. Brian the older brother joined the United States Army as a 19D Cavalry Scout in 1997. Brian deployed to Iraq three times for Combat operations for a total of 40 months .
The company name comes from Brian being a 19D Cavalry scout and Tim being an 11B Infantryman.
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.
Clarksville Parks & Recreation (102 Public Square)
Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Riverfest Juried Art Show at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center for September.
We will have multiple artists who work in a variety of mediums on display.
Roux Americajun Restaurant (125 Franklin Street)
Roux is proud to support the September 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.
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your Fall wardrobe , during the September First Thursday Art Walk!
Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)
Yada, Yada, Yada Deli is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk!
Hot Pita (136 Franklin Street Suite 100)
Hot Pita is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.But, stop in and find something for your Fall wardrobe!
Downtown Commons (215 Legion Street)
Downtown Commons Art Walk Activity
Arts for Hearts co-founder Barbara Kane will lead you in collage making. You will be using Gelli Print paper created by Founder Rita Arancibia. Creative collage is lots of fun for all ages. You will be tearing, cutting gluing and creating a beautiful piece of art to share or frame for yourself.
The class is free and all supplies and instruction provided. Ages 6 and up welcome!
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 September 2019 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.