May Art Scene to focus on ‘Art for Advocacy’ to benefit area nonprofit

Proceeds raised from students’ work to benefit Davis House Child Advocacy Center in Franklin

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May Art Scene

Students from Renaissance High School will showcase their artwork and perform live original music during Friday's Franklin Art Scene, the free monthly art crawl in downtown Franklin.

Proceeds from the sale of the artwork and student produced CDs will benefit the Davis House Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization that serves children and their families dealing with sexual or severe physical abuse in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson counties. The art show will take place at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, located at 435 Main St.

In addition, works by Franklin High School student, Ashlyn Joy “AJ” Anderson, will be on display at the The Cellar On Main, located at 344 Main St. Ashlyn has experimented with many mediums, but most of her work is in colored pencil, acrylic, ink, charcoal, and watercolor. Being a “foodie,” she enjoys painting fruits and vegetables as well as portraits, pets, and landscapes.

The Art Scene Trolley, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs, will run throughout the 16-block historic downtown district, allowing art lovers to hop on and off at the participating locations, including:

  • Bagbey House, located at 134 4th Ave N, will showcase  local artist Jennifer Wilson, who creates textured paintings.
  • Boutique MMM, at 238 Public Square, will showcase original paintings, painted in plein air by artist Jay Holobach.
  • Danita’s Children, located at 201 5th Ave S, will feature works by plein air artist JoEllen, in addition to hand-scripted painting by Erika Kirpal.
  • Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd Ave S, will host self-taught artist, Michael Hooper. He says his work is sometimes folk, impressionism or surreal, but always my interpretation of what’s in his head. Hooper’s work varies in a wide range of mediums, including paintings on wood and paper mache sculptures.
  • Hope Church, at 137 4th Ave S, will showcase works by Tessa, an artist inspired by the elements of southern style and nature combined. She works with mediums of chalk, pencil, pen and ink. Her designs can be found on canvas  as well as repurposed wood, in an effort to create unique pieces that truly captivate each theme she explores.
  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at  311 North Margin Street, will feature original illustrations by Cory Basil. His work is created using multiple mediums, including watercolor, oil and gauche. In addition to his various original sculpture works, high-quality art prints, and published works of literature and poetry, he also creates fully unique and reflective commissioned pieces.
  • Parks Realty, located at 415 Main St, will host popular landscape artist,  James Redding. He is well known for the intricate detail and unmistakable realism found in his paintings. Never content to just create an attractive picture, Redding strives to capture and express the unique character of his subjects through a careful balance of composition, color, lighting, and mood.
  • Located at 324 Main St, Savory Spice will host painter Michael L. Boyle. His work hangs in both public and private collections throughout the United States.  He currently teaches Visual Art at Franklin High School, where he enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the subject with his students.
  • The Registry, located at 347 Main St, will host Carol Lea-Mord. Tired of teaching high school students from a mind-numbingly boring college textbook, Carol created her own text.  Using her dog Nips as inspiration, she began each chapter by highlighting a design concept with a story and graphic illustration about Nips. Carol is currently Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Battle Ground Academy.
  • The Williamson County Visitor Center, located at 400 Main St, will host self-taught artist Pam Brown. Each of her paintings is unique and one of a kind, just as humans are. In her work, she utilizes texture, flow, layers and bold colors.
  • Located at 517 Church Street, Wellspring Financial Solutions will highlight the work of native Tennessean and Franklin local, Pam Tyson. Following a successful career in business, Pam began pursuing her childhood passion of creating art by painting her journey through life. She seeks to capture and communicate the essence of her subject through a variety of media including acrylic, oil and watercolor.
  • Williamson County Archives,  located at611 W Main St, will feature the O'More College of Design LetterPress.

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