March 2018 – First Thursday Art Walk – – March 1, 2018

March Art Walk To Be Held on March 1st  

Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. 

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

The March Art Walk will be held March 1st  from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.  The participating businesses are listed below as well as a description of the work they will be exhibiting and services they will be offering during the event.

 

Downtown Artists Co-op  (96 Franklin Street)

The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area. Our objectives are to sponsor art exhibitions of work by Co-op members and regional artists, to provide continuing support for the Co-op and its membership through the sale of art work, to encourage arts education with outreach programs and scholarship fundraisers, and to develop membership services which directly support the arts community.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

“MA+VE”

(Maeve)

MA+VE (Maeve) is about celebrating the sacral feminine and Venusian beauty through the eyes of D.C.Thomas.

The artist has embarked on a lifetime journey to depict her Madonnian and Venusian experiences through visual compositions which are meant to encourage contemplation and confrontation.

March 1 – 31, 2018

First Thursday opening reception
Thurs., March 1, 5 – 8pm

DAC gallery and retail hours :
Noon – 4pm, Mon.–Fri.
9am–5pm, Sat.

This exhibition generously sponsored by:
Jack and Cornelia Mitchell; Glenn Edgin, The FrameMaker; Sango Wine and Spirits; F&M Bank

For more information go to our website at http://www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook : Downtown Artist Cooperative.

 

The Framemaker  (705 North Second Street)

For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the Middle Tennessee area.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

New Work by Blaine Gundersen

The Framemaker proudly presents new work by Blaine Gundersen. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Mar. 1, 2018. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of March during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Gundersen is a native of Jackson, Tenn., and is currently a senior at Austin Peay State University (APSU). She has interned at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art, has shown at the LIC-A (Long Island City Artists) gallery in New York, and received an Undergraduate Research Enrichment Fund Grant through APSU. The artist states, “Being able to explore the human body through a different lens while in studio classes, and to then apply those ideas to scientific disciplines (genetics, biology, anatomy, etc.), elevates my work. It is stunningly beautiful and fantastically grotesque.” 

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.

 

The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)

For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby, hosts twelve shows annually featuring locally and nationally known artisans. Shows generally open the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.

 ARTIST INFORMATION:

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to local photographer, David Magers, during the March First Thursday Art Walk.

David Magers is a local photographer (specializing in birds) and musician (playing in the Red River Breeze Celtic band).  His work has been featured in many Clarksville area venues and he has authored two articles on bird photography in the Tennessee Conservationist Magazine.  David’s March 2018 Artwalk show is titled “Nature: A Medley,” in which he encourages each of us to venture outside to witness the beauty, and listen to the musical “Medley,” of Nature.

For tickets to and information about our current production, FULLY COMMITTED or our upcoming production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.

 

Couture Crush (125 Franklin Street)

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Couture Crush is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk.

 

Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your wardrobe during the March First Thursday Art Walk!

 

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local photographer, Josh Vaughn, during the March First Thursday Art Walk.

Josh Vaughn was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Clarksville in 2010 after completing 6 and a half years in the Air Force. While serving as an Air Force TACP Josh had the opportunity to photograph all over the world serving 3 combat deployments and spent 3 years living in Germany.

While attending Austin Peay he became a staff photographer for the “All State” student newspaper. While working for the paper Josh fell in love with photojournalism, sports, and action photography eventually became the Photo Editor. As photo editor he won a handful of photography awards and was invited to Chicago to be a guest speaker at the Collegiate Journalism Conference to talk about the benefits of student publications utilizing veteran students to supplement their young journalism staffs.

Recently Josh has been focusing on commercial photography, senior portraits, families and fashion photography. His true passion is motorsports and aviation photography but he strives to diversify his body of work in any way possible. Josh is a 2017 Graduate of Leadership Clarksville, a photo ambassador for Visit Clarksville, a member of the Clarksville Networking Group, Veterans Coalition, APSU Veteran Alumni Association, Clarksville Friends of Photography and a member of the Professional Photographers Association.

Stop in, see the art, listen to Jason Montgomery on the piano and enjoy the Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.

 

Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)

ARTIST INFORMATION:

“Creating is Life”

Exhibit by: Olasubomi Bashorun

Olasubomi Bashorun graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition to creating beautiful original work, he teaches art, instructs ballroom dancing and hosts creative workshops. Olasubomi’s artistic inspiration was fostered and influenced, in part, by his high school art teacher, Kathleen Blake. “I have always had talent to see and create, but she made me realize what art can do for the mind and soul. She taught me to be creative and express myself with my art. I’ve been doing that ever since.” “I believe that everyone of us should create. Sure, some peoples creation maybe more esthetically pleasing than others. But its not only about the outcome, it is about the process of starting from nothing, adding the first scribble then creating relationships from scribble to line, working through rough edges and the mistakes and then knowing when to walk away. Creating is for us all to get lost in something, express words, moods, feelings. Creating is life.”

 

Customs House Museum (200 S. 2nd Street)

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history, and children’s exhibits.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, March 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The museum is open to the public with free admission as part of Downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday
Art Walk.

Exhibits:

Julia Martin: HYPNAGOGIC March 1 – April 1
Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

Nashville artist and gallery owner Julia Martin paints the surreal moments just before sleep, when lucid
dreaming and hallucinations often occur. This series presents impressionistic figurative paintings in a
world where the real and the imagined appear one and the same. This exhibition is sponsored in part by
Nashville Arts Magazine.

Our Town (Stories of Clarksville) February 28 – September 30
Memory Lane

An exhibition of regional stories featuring photographs and artifacts from our collection, including: the
jail, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Court House, the Capitol Theater, and more.

Celebrating Women in Business March 6 – April 29
The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this exhibition uses objects and images from the Museum’s
permanent collection to celebrate local businesses throughout Clarksville’s history that have been owned
or founded by women. Learn about the Barbara Louise Hospital, First Woman’s Bank, local beauty shops, and more.

Kathleen Conover: Industrial Evolution March 2 – May 2
Crouch Gallery

“The most significant ‘signature’ element in my work is deep symbolism.” Kathleen Conover received a
Master of Arts in Fine Art from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. She did her
graduate work in printmaking at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. She holds signature status
in many organizations, including the American Water Color Society, and has exhibited her paintings
internationally in countries such as France, Turkey, and China.

Seasons: Frank Majors March 6 – May 27
Jostens Gallery

Regional artist Frank Major’s photography is on display in the Jostens Gallery.

Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin January 16 – May 6
Orgain & Bruner Galleries

Mindy Herrin’s narrative sculpture is created with a combination of metal and alternative materials.
Organic by nature, her forms use materials for their tactile properties, creating pieces that move, have
the appearance of flesh, and hint to the adventures of being female in everyday life.

The Art of Mixed Media Inspired Artists January 16 – March 11
Kimbrough Gallery

Mixed Media Inspired Artists (MMIA) is an artists collective founded by Sandra Washburn.
Specializing in acrylic/mixed media, this exhibit showcases artwork from their members.

 

Hot Pita (136 Franklin Street)

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Hot Pita is thrilled  to host local artist-photographer, Hope Brill, during the March First Thursday Art Walk and her Nashville Hockey Photos exhibit.

The Predators mania hit Nashville last summer, as the Predators team fought to bring home the Stanley Cup.  I was there in the crowds with my boys game after game, cheering the team on.

These are a few of the photos I captured with my camera lens during this very special season.  I hope the excitement of the street parties translated into the print photos.  Go Predators!

 

Mildred & Mable’s  (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred & Mable’s is a unique and fun gift boutique offering something special for every occasion. Custom monogramming and gift baskets available for babies, birthdays, weddings and more.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!

 

Rogate’s Boutique   (115 Franklin Street)

You are sure to find something new and exciting each time you visit Rogate’s Boutique! Our store offers all the latest amazing fashion trends, while remaining focused on timeless style. And we know how much fun shopping should be, so you can always expect to have a great time here.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

But, stop in and enjoy 50% off ALL Fall/Winter fashions.

 

Journey’s Eye Studio  (131 Franklin Street)

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!

Stop in and find something unique as we get ready to welcome Spring!

 

Roux Americajun (101 Franklin Street)

Happy hour & half-off appetizers during Art Walk, first Thursdays of every month

 

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Roux is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Stop in and grab something warm to eat as you check out the other galleries located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

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