February’s Franklin Art Scene

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) and the Franklin Art Scene will participate in the National Wear Red Day, the 10th Annual American Heart Association movement to support awareness, research, education and community programs benefiting women.

Because the event falls on the same day as the art crawl, we are encouraging participating sites to join in on National Wear Red Day! Here’s what you can do to help:

1. Spread the word to your customers to wear red on Friday, Feb. 1–both during the day AND during the Franklin Art Scene

2. Create incentives for your guests who wear red on Friday, Feb. 1 (think discounts, freebies or drawings) to your business during the day and/or during the Franklin Art Scene

3. Display heart-themed art or jewelry during the art crawl

4. Spread the photo (above) around!

To tell us how YOU are supporting National Wear Red Day during the Franklin Art Scene, click here. We’ll help you get the word out!

About the Franklin Art Scene

The Franklin Art Scene will guide participants to nearly 40 sites on Friday, Feb. 1 and patrons will see live demonstrations and award-winning pieces, from handcrafted fine jewelry and blown glass to turned wood, mixed media and more.

A $5 ticket gives you an unlimited Art Scene wristband to the trolleys that circulate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details and map information, go towww.franklinartscene.com.

In addition to an online map and QR code, a Franklin Art Scene smartphone application is now available on Google Play. The download gives users up-to-date information on the upcoming art crawl and its locations.

Feb. 1 Highlights:

Franklin Mercantile Deli will display the work of Joseph Dzuback Bibb, a Franklin native whose work includes paintings and mixed media. Much of the Franklin native’s recent work is influenced by both his Irish and Tennessee heritage and the landscape of his ancestors.

Creative Find-N-Design on Main Street will feature Jim Booth, a local photographer whose award-winning photos have been captured throughout the Southeast. The artist, who uses little to no editing techniques, gravitates towards the “rural America” shots that depict sweeping landscapes, intimate moments in nature and animals native to the south.

Boutique MMM on the Public Square will host Philip Terhune, a Nebraska native and Purdue University graduate who recently made Tennessee his home. The fine artists feels a natural connection toward abstract art, and utilizes common shapes paired with unexpected lines to produce Terhune’s signature style. Terhune layers each work to create a textured look that encourages both the touch and sight senses.

Handy Hardware on Columbia Avenue is a new site on the circuit, and will use its second month to feature local photographer and writer Donna O’Neil will showcase her photography at the store. Self-described as a “Cracker Barrel meets hardware store,” this eclectic small business will showcase O’Neil’s memories captured from the East Coast coastline. Though her portfolio is dominated by coastal images, from sailboats and schooners to lighthouses and wharves (reminiscent of Newburyport, Mass), O’Neil also finds beautiful moments in the history and landscape of Williamson County.

The business will also feature several Viva NashVegas Radio Show regulars, along with artist and musician George Hamilton V and his woodblock printed signs. The vintage-looking productions are rustic, wood block prints look-alike works–but with a George twist.

 

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