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Downtown Artists Co-op holds Annual Art Auction & Gala event


Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC)Clarksville, TN – F&M Bank’s Franklin Room was packed Friday night with art lovers and avid supporters of the Downtown Artists Co-op, for the DAC’s Annual Art Auction & Gala.

This year’s event featured great food, live music and an incredible selection of artwork by local artists, that was auctioned throughout the evening. There were ten offerings in the live auction, including works by Peggy Bonnington, Janet Felts, Betty Liles and others, and more than a dozen pieces in the silent auction.

The Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op held its annual Art Auction & Gala at F&M Bank's Franklin Room Friday evening.

The Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op held its annual Art Auction & Gala at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room Friday evening.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held October 3rd


Clarksville's First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – The October Art Walk will be held October 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Betty Liles brings the glory of Autumn to Silke’s Evening with the Artist


Silke's Old World BreadsThis month the Evening with the Artist at Silke’s Old World Breads features the talented Betty Pierce Liles, an artist from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and her exhibition entitled “Autumnal Equinox”.

The show opens on Saturday, October 31st with the reception being held at Silke’s Old World Breads from 6:30pm till 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments are provided. Betty’s art will remain on display throughout the months of October and November.

Jacob's Ladder by Betty Liles

Jacob's Ladder by Betty Liles

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First Thursday Art walk tonight


downtown-logoYou’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, tonight from 5 – 8 p.m. Hodgepodge will be featuring the photography of Susan Tomi Cheek, she will be at Hodgepodge during the Art Walk.

You should also visit the Roxy’s Peg Harvill Gallery and view the paintings of Betty Liles.  Enjoy wine tasting via the generosity of Horace Heggie from Pal’s Package Store, and stay for the 6pm performance of CINDERELLA Jr. The show runs approximately an hour, so you will still have time to visit the other galleries and businesses participating in the Art Walk.

The Downtown Artist Co-op is holding a reception tonight from 5p.m. till 7p.m. for the “Serendipity” Works by Gail Meyer show which is running from June 4th. – June 27th.


Downtown this week


downtown-logoThe Walt Disney Company entered into the live entertainment business in 1994 with its production of Beauty and the Beast, which we presented here in 2005. We followed it with Aladdin Jr. and Jungle Book. This season we are presenting Disney’s CINDERELLA Jr., performed by forty young Clarksvillians (ages 10 to 18) from our Saturday School for the Arts.

CINDERELLA Jr. runs May 29 until June 13, playing Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm, with 2pm matinees on Saturdays. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters … but with a little help from her mice friends and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love!

Call now and reserve those seats! All tickets are $10.

This month’s Art Walk is Thursday, June 4, which is a good opportunity to visit the Roxy’s Peg Harvill Gallery and view the paintings of Betty Liles. Enjoy wine tasting via the generosity of Horace Heggie from Pal’s Package Store, and stay for the 6pm performance of CINDERELLA Jr. The show runs approximately an hour, so you will still have time to visit the other galleries and businesses participating in the Art Walk.

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DAC hosts “Les Fauvres Clarksville”


dac-galleryThe Downtown Artists Cooperative will host a  group show, “Les Fauves Clarksville”,  which will hang in the DAC Gallery, 96 Franklin Street, Historic Downtown Clarksville,  from January 8th-31st.

An opening  reception will be held Thursday  night, January 8th, from  5:00-7:00 p.m.

The fifteen artists showing are: Terri Jordan, Tammy Dohner, Malcolm
Glass, Mitzi Cross, Peggy Bonnington, Gail Meyer, Heidi Hopkins,
Connie Livingston-Dunn, Winnie Bagley, Lynn Stanley, Kathleen Chute,
Martha Yanchyshyn, Eunice Kern,   Betty Liles, and Nada Fuqua.

If you can’t make the opening reception, please stop by some other time during the month of January.  Gallery hours are noon to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.


Inaugural Regional Juried Art Exposition celebrates best of show


The DAC Inaugural art exposition event serves as prelude to annual Riverfest festival and promotes independent celebration of the visual arts and the art community.

The Downtown Artists Co-op hosted the inaugural of the Regional Juried Art Exposition on September 4. DAC’s Franklin Street showroom was filled with over 300 pieces of art submitted for the exposition.


An estimated 300 people viewed the DAC Juried Exhibition on opening night

“The submission response to this inaugural competition was greater than expected. We hope for even more next year,” said Betty Liles. She explained that in non-juried expositions, every submission is displayed and a judge selects the winners. Entries are submitted mostly from local or immediate regional community artists. In a juried exposition, selections are received from a wider area, often from outside the state, are viewed by a panel of art experts for inclusion in the exposition or rejection and then are judged by the various specified categories.

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“ArtWalk and Wine” offers a refreshing break as the summer heat settles in


First Thursday Art Walk and Wine, hosted by the local businesses in the downtown area,will be held Thursday, August 5 from 5-8 p.m. Businesses stay open late, many host artists and have refreshments.

The Downtown Artists Co-op will host an art talk featuring Betty Liles and Nada Fuqua regarding their Retreat from the Heat show, now hanging at the Downtown Artists Cooperative. They will discuss techniques and inspiration for their paintings and style. Refreshments will be provided. Art talk is from 6 – 8 PM.

Jim Hancock’s photography exhibit is hanging at The Front Page Deli.

Judy Lewis will have her work hanging in Rogate’s Boutique. Judy is an extremely talented artist who recently returned to Clarksville. While she busily restores an older home, she makes time for her commission works of portraits and other studies. «Read the rest of this article»


Downtown Artists open new exhibit


Early Spring oil on Canvas by Betty Liles. This is the stream flowing through Rotary Park in Clarksville

The Downtown Artists Co-Op in beautiful downtown Clarksville is happy to announce a new art exhibit by long-time member artists Nada Fuqua and Betty Liles. The opening reception will be tonight, July 17, from 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at our gallery located at 96 Franklin Street. The new works will be on exhibit through August 12. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 6:00 p.m. with no admission charge.

Nada and Betty are both from Hopkinsville, KY, and both work primarily with oil paints but do a variety of works in other media. Nada says that she loves the way oil paint moves, even how it smells. Nada says that painting has been her bobby for many years and she never stops learning and developing new techniques. «Read the rest of this article»

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DAC to showcase Nada Fuqua, Betty Liles


In deference to the 4th of July holiday, and the assumption that most people will have other things to do at that time the DAC and the Downtown Clarksville Association will not be hosting an Artwalk on that date. DAC will resume the First Thursday Artwalk on August 7th. In the meantime, we do have two planned activities.

Nada Fuqua and Betty Liles will be opening a new art exhibit at the DAC gallery on July 16. Both are very accomplished artists primarily using oil paint on canvas The opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th and they will conduct their “art talk” for the August 7th 1st Thursday «Read the rest of this article»


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