Franklin Art Scene Brings Back Trolley For Spring, Hosts Local Art For Night Out

This Friday, Franklin Art Scene goers will enjoy the first hints of spring with the return of the monthly, first-Friday art crawl through downtown Franklin’s historic core.

In conjunction with the monthly gathering coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), more than 20 locations will host local artists on their properties, 6-9 p.m. Many of the sites offer refreshments, drink or live music.

The art crawl is free, but a $5 wristband includes unlimited stops on the trolley that circulate throughout the circuit this month.

For more information about participants, go to www.franklinartscene.com. To see this month’s featured artists, visit the non-profit’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FranklinArtScene.com.

Highlights include:

  • At Savory Spice Shop, Elsie McClurg from the JGP Artist Group in Franklin will feature her oil architecture and landscape pieces. The artist is also working on a series of children that she hopes to display.
  • Nashville-based artist Susan Goshgarian McGrew will kick off her “From the Masai Mara to the Serengeti” exhibition at Jack Yacoubian Jewelers (114 Third Avenue South) during March’s Franklin Art Scene. This series of oil paintings is based on the artist’s direct observations, drawings and photographs from a 2011 safari trip in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Boutique MMM (238 Public Square) welcomes Franklin-based artist Shannon Haas, and her compositions that have been described as “versatile, with an eclectic flair.” Her art reflects her love for natural subjects, brought to life with rich brilliant color and abundant texture. Her technique, achieved with a brush and palette knife, gives her art a unique quality of individuality.
  • O’More College of Design (423 S. Margin Street) is launching a fresh exhibition on March 7. Its fine art gallery on the South Margin Street campus will host J. Todd Greene, an artist whose introspective work speaks of paradox and spirituality. He works with acrylics, oils, and mixed media, as well as in sculpture and constructions.
  • Local artisan Terry Anderson will showcase her “redemptive and recycled” pieces at Heirloom Shop (404 Main Street). The former interior decorator and musician looks for unique elements to craft into various types of wood.

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 event and its locations.