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Franklin Art Scene welcomes new artists, galleries

Local furniture maker Scott Moore will celebrate the grand opening of his new Saddle Creek Design showroom at 813 Columbia Ave. on Friday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the Franklin Art Scene. The studio has been months in the making, with a group of interior design students from O’More College of Design helping Moore to maximize the space where he will showcase his custom furniture creations.

This monthly art crawl features galleries, working studios and other locations that highlight the artistic talent represented in Downtown Franklin.

“This event is taking on a life of its own, with new exhibits and locations being added each month,” said Nancy Williams, director of the Downtown Franklin Association. “People are amazed at the level of artistic talent, and the diversity of work shown as part of the Franklin Art Scene.”

Exhibits ranging from original art and blown glass to handcrafted jewelry and mixed media. Live music, wine and refreshments are often available at participating locations. For $5, participants can hop on and off one of the Franklin trolleys that make the rounds among the locations during the event.

Other features in May include:

At Orbital Arts on Second Avenue North, woodblock printer Brian Smith has released two new limited-edition, three-color prints that will be for sale – Hot Coffee and The Ryman. Smith will have at least one more print in the works for the Art Scene, along with a full complement of other hand-crafted pieces.

Imagine Gallery of American Fine Art and Objects at The Factory will be wrapping up the fabulous Fantasy Exposed photography exhibit, featuring the works of Vincent Serbin, Kasa Kavass and Trin Bailey. Also, local painter Christina Baker will be showing her new abstract series Fresh Water.

Village Real Estate Services at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Church Street will be showing the music-themed guitars that artist Josephine Getz adorns with paint and mementos which tell the stories of the careers of timeless musical contributors like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, as well as modern superstars like Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.

On West Main, artist Sketch Bourque will be showcasing his graphite-on-paper still lifes, portraits and drawings at Kaleidoscope, and the wonderful antiques and accessories shop will be holding a drawing for two tickets to the Franklin Rodeo.

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Posted on: 5/4/2012


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