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Rivers and Spires Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Bang

 

Rivers and Spires Festiveal 2012 - 10 yearsClarksville, TN – The final day of the 2012 Rivers and Spires Festival on Saturday opened with unseasonably cooler weather to the point of being really chilly.  Warm coats, hats, and/or gloves were the order of the day.  Turnout started out slow, and might have been a little bit depressed over all from previous years as a result, but the people who did come out had a really great time!

Arriving around 11:00am, I found dribs and drabs of people mostly scattered around the various stages. As the morning progressed the numbers steadily increased. I made my way up strawberry alley and watched a vendor playing with one of the many items he had for sale. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Rivers and Spires gives a helping hand to businesses in Historic Downtown Clarksville

 

The Rivers and Spires FestivalIt is spring time again, and April is upon us. That means one thing, Rivers and Spires is just around the corner! The free three day festival will be held on April 15th-17th. It brings people from across the country to Historic Downtown Clarksville to enjoy some of the best entertainment, unique arts & crafts, and the distinctive culture our city has to offer.

One of the biggest impacts of the festival is the exposure it brings for downtown businesses. The festival was unanimously hailed by downtown business owners as one of the biggest benefits to their businesses throughout the year.

Lets take a walk through the downtown area and see what they had to say about the Rivers and Spires festival… «Read the rest of this article»

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February’s First Thursday ArtWalk

 

New date: Thursday February 4th, from 5PM TO 8PM

The APSU Downtown Gallery on Strawberry Alley will feature artist Mike Mitchell.  Mitchell, a.k.a. mikewindy, has been known to equate his calling to that of an athlete. The physical exertion required to create a complicated sculpture or painting isn’t all that different than the effort put forth by a baseball or basketball player.

“The moves I make in the studio often feel like the moves I make on a court,” he said in an artist’s statement. “Performing/exhibiting in a square gallery or playing on a rectangular field. Letting the hammer do the work is much like letting the golf club swing itself. Babe Ruth and Pablo Picasso are twin giants separated at birth.”

He went on to receive an M.F.A. from the University of Memphis, but next month he’ll return to Clarksville to exhibit his work in a new show, “Rise and Fall,” at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery. The show runs from Feb. 4 – 27, with an opening night reception from 5 to 8 p.m. to coincide with the area’s First Thursday Art Walk.

The show will also feature work by Brotherhood of the Harvest, a collaborative sculpture/performance art duo made up of Mitchell and Steve “Uncle Stevo” Marrazzo. «Read the rest of this article»

 


First Thursday Art Walk on August 6th

 

downtown-logoYou’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for the monthly Art Walk, which will be held this month on August 6th from 5 – 8 p.m. Paige King from Hodgepodge sent us this information about August’s artistic extravaganza.

Visions Metaphysical Boutique will host Deborah Raleigh-Chandler, oils–impressionistic, still life; Afton Chandler, acrylics–modern, impressionistic; Amanda Harrison, acrylics–modern, impressionistic (some new pieces); Linda Cain, handcrafted sterling silver & gemstone jewelry (some new pieces).

Art created by last month's Art Walkers

Art created by last month's Art Walkers

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Visions Metaphysical Boutique lends downtown Clarksville a new age mystique

 

visionslogoIn the eight months since it opened Linda Cain’s business Vision’s Metaphysical Boutique has become one of the foundations of Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN. Visions specializes in catering not just to the body, but also to the mind and soul. Her shop is located just across from the Roxy Regional Theatre at 101 Franklin Street, the intersection of Franklin Street and South Third Street.

Visions Metaphysical Boutique is at the corner of Franklin Street and South Third Street

Visions Metaphysical Boutique is at the corner of Franklin Street and South Third Street

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First Thursday Art Walk on July 2nd

 

downtown-logoYou’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on July 2nd from 5 – 8 p.m. Paige King from Hodgepodge sent us this information about July’s artistic extravaganza.

Visions Metaphysical Boutique will host Deborah Raleigh-Chandler, oils–impressionistic, still life; Afton Chandler, acrylics–modern, impressionistic; Amanda Harrison, acrylics–modern, impressionistic (some new pieces); Linda Cain, handcrafted sterling silver & gemstone jewelry (some new pieces).

The Roxy Regional Theatre–Clarksville’s Center for Arts and Education, will host the work of Beverly Parker Riggins in the Peg Harvill Gallery. The subject matter includes architecture from historic downtown Clarksville. They are large digital prints from manipulated polaroid transfer images. For the performing arts, enjoy Disney’s Mulan, Jr. playing at 6pm and tickets for the hit musical RENT will be on sale in the lobby. «Read the rest of this article»

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Taking a walk downtown at June’s First Thursday Art Walk

 

The First Thursday Art Walk was held on June 4th. Downtown businesses features work created by local artists and offer wine and other tempting treats for the Art Walkers.

downtown-logoPaige King’s Hodgepodge featured the ethereal art by Susan Tomi Cheek. Her pictures, many of them made by using a double exposure, held a haunting sense of the otherworld. One particular picture evoked the image of the tunnel and light that many people claim they see during near death experiences with the soul caught half way between life and death.  Susan has a different perspective on the world, and that allows her to capture images that other artists would find hard to duplicate.

Susan is the official photographer for  the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) events. It was also my distinct pleasure to meet one of her daughters, Cherish.

Susan Tomi Cheek and some of her ethereal art

Susan Tomi Cheek and some of her ethereal art

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DAC Art Walk hosts local artists

 

artThe Downtown Artists Cooperative will host the monthly Art Walk on Thursday, March 5 with an Open House reception at DAC  from 5-8 p.m.

ARTifacts, 124 Strawberry Alley, will feature Kate Johnson, Elizabeth Klein and Jo Rhodes.

Kate Johnson has always loved art, but has not always been an artist.  After graduating from West Point in 2000, she served five years in the Army as a member of the Signal Corps spending most of her Army time at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne division.  Specializing in wall murals and portrait art, Kate has carved a niche for herself in the Clarksville community.  She can create paintings/murals on canvas so you can take the art with you where ever you may go! «Read the rest of this article»

 



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