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My Historic Franklin Photo Contest winners to be featured at Art Scene

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The July Franklin Art Scene will offer attendees an evening of “Connecting Art to the Community” on July 5 with more than 20 sites showcasing local art, including winners of the 2019 My Historic Franklin Photo Contest.

The Franklin Art Scene and the city of Franklin will partner to feature the winners of the photo contest at the Visitor’s Center. The contest launched in celebration of May’s preservation month and invited photography enthusiasts to share their love of Franklin through personal images.

Featured artists in the July Art Scene, held from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Franklin, include:

  • Finnleys, located at 435 Main St., will host Peggy Leigh, an artist that is often described as an “eclectic freelance artist.”

  • Franklin Creative, located at 1261 Columbia Ave., will feature acclaimed singer Steven Dayvid McKellar who will unveil his abstract art.

  • Franklin First United Methodist Church, located at 148 5th Ave. S., will showcase master woodworker Fred Keller along with abstract artist Sue Gregory.

  • Franklin Road Apparel, located at 508 W Mains St., will showcase Bo Rinehart, a traveling musician whose art has a sensation of fleeting moments. They will also feature the band The Creak Boys who run Franklin Creak Music recording studio.

  • Gallery 202, located at 202 Second Ave. S., will feature Dave Pick’ell, who creates saggar fired pottery, and mixed media artist and jewelry maker Carol Evans.

  • Hester & Cook, located at 340 A Main St., will host artist Sydney Annette King, a self-taught artist who works in plaster and acrylics.

  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase the original illustrations of Cory Basil as well as his other creations using mediums such as watercolor, oil and gauche.

  • John H. Green, located 118 4th Ave. N., will display the work of Lauren Hitchcock who captures her clients’ unique seasons of life through custom watercolor paintings.

  • ONYX & ALABASTER, located at134 2nd Ave. N., will host Destiny Keller whose paintings are a form of self-therapy with themes revolving around the ownership of the body and experiences. Her work supports the RAINN organization, which aids those who have been affected by sexual abuse. 

  • Posh Boutique, located 231 Public Square, will feature artist Robin Kenny whose journalistic art features line drawings meandering through washes of paint.

  • VintageTN, located at 1261 Columbia Ave., joins this month as an artisan destination for those looking for inspiration, community and materials.

  • Visitor’s Center, located at 400 Main St., will feature the three winning artists from the city of Franklin’s My Historic Franklin Photo Contest.

The Franklin Art Scene invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl, and the Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the event. 

For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit https://www.franklinartscene.org/.

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