Though the event was cancelled last month due to impending weather, the Franklin Art Scene is back in action Friday, Jan. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Nearly 20 sites will throw open their doors to exhibit fresh, original work by regional artists—many of them local. Organizers say the art crawl will be the perfect jumpstart to the new year!
The Franklin Art Scene will not run the trolleys as transportation during the January event. As always, the first-Friday occasion is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event and featured artists, go to www.franklinartscene.com
. To see which stops are open for the January event, go to www.facebook.com/FranklinArtScene.
A few featured stops include:
Boutique MMM on the Public Square will host artist Maia Ketterbaugh and her work inside the shoe shop, and craftsmen Tom and Linda Baker on its sidewalk.
The Bakers are with Legacy Acres, a full-cycle alpaca farm that raises the animals locally. Their wool is hand-processed on the farm, and turned into clothing. The Bakers will be displaying their handcrafted product on the square.
O'More College of Design will showcase paintings by Polish artist Gosia Lacka-Kwiekwill in its fine art gallery on campus. Gosia says she paints with "intuition, courage and honesty," and uses color to express her emotions.
Yacoubian Jewelers on Third Avenue South is displaying original works by local painters Susan and Emily McGrew, as well as pieces by acclaimed artist Paul Harmon and Lisa Ernst.
Gallery 202 on Second Avenue South is exhibiting raku pottery and sculptures by Nelson Grice.
Heirloom Shop on Main Street is hosting artist Philip Willis, who paints mixed media pieces with ink, acrylic, and glazes. The series is an interpretation of Mandala, in which viewers can see a spiritual emphasis on the "light" in the microcosm of the universe.
Bagbey House on Fourth Avenue North is hosting Kerin Beard.