August 2021 First Thursday Art Walk

Cooler Temps Predicted for the August First Thursday ArtWalk!

The cooler weather is the perfect time to get out and experience First Thursday
ArtWalk in Downtown Clarksville.


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. 
The First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and
support local creative talent.


The August Art Walk will be held August 5 th 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.


The 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:
Museum Exhibitions


Familiars: The Art of Beverly Parker
Aug 3 – Oct 27 | Crouch Gallery
Beverly Parker’s background in darkroom developing and printing provided a
bridge to experimenting with
other photography processes. Parker taught advanced darkroom and alternative
processes at APSU through the Community School of the Arts. She is a co-
founder of the Downtown Artists Co-op.


Start Your Engines! A Celebration of Racing in Montgomery County
July 29 – Oct 31 | Bruner, Orgain, Hand & Kimbrough Galleries
Sponsored by Tri-Star Beverage and MPG Transport
The Museum expands its Challenge & Champions exhibit with this multi-
gallery exhibition showcasing Montgomery County’s auto racing history and the
local legends that formed the sport. Start Your Engines! Will highlight race cars,
art, historical memorabilia and video footage of personal stories from locals who
established auto racing in the area.


Patsy Sharpe: Small Worlds
Through Aug 29 | Harvill Gallery
Watercolor artist Patsy Sharpe displays thirteen of her finely-detailed miniature
paintings in the new exhibit Small Worlds. Sharpe has exhibited in local, national
and international shows and she is a member of the Signature Tennessee
Watercolor Society, The Miniature Art Society of Florida and the Southern
Watercolor Society.


Select Works from the Reliant Bank Collection
Through Sept 5 | Lobby
From picture-perfect downtown views, to watercolors of charming architecture
and peaceful riverside scenes, Reliant Bank & #39;s extensive art collection
contains over 60 works of art that depict a historic Clarksville scene, was
created by a Clarksville resident or both. Selections from this newest donation to
the Museum include pieces by Peg Harvill, Danny Goodrum, Jackie Langford,
Marvin Posey, Tony Biagi, Silke Tyler and Max Hochstetter.

ArtLink Studios (116 Strawberry Alley)
ArtLink Studios located at 116 Strawberry Alley, will be featuring a variety art
from our in-house artists.
ARTIST INFORMATION:
Art Link Studios is proud to host Emily Henry during the August 2021 First
Thursday Art Walk.
“Emily Henry has been working with the stained glass medium since 2019.
Inspired by nature and color, Emily has created a wide variety of glass panels,
sun catchers, and three-dimensional structures. With a degree in psychology,
she has combined her passions to bring bright and meaningful art that is enjoyed
in many homes around the world.”
The studio is open for creating and we encourage the public to come in and get
crafty!
Let’s get social!
Artlinkclarksville.com
Facebook.com/artlinkclarksvilletennessee
Instagram.com/artlinkclarksville

DBO Gallery (106 N. Second Street)
ARTIST INFORMATION:
Into the Lions Den: Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun
Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in
Edmond, Oklahoma. He now lives and works in Clarksville, TN. He graduated
from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 with 2 degrees in…. Well, I could
continue to write my biography in the third person and provide filler information
with my life accomplishments, goals, and aspirations as if these facts will allow
you to know me as an artist. Or you can take a moment and view my art as I
welcome you into my life and humanity. My creative inspiration comes from the
world around us and the things that evoke emotions.


Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Come enjoy the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmosphere with live piano
on Friday and Saturday night. We also offer Clarksville’s largest wine selection in
town from around the world. 10% Military and APSU discount daily

ARTIST INFORMATION:
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to support the August 2021 First Thursday Art
Walk and will feature local artist Larry Richardson this month.
Larry grew up in Christian County, Kentucky, to which he attributes a deep
affection for the outdoors.  As a youth, he spent hours with his friends wandering
the woods and fields nearby.  After completing an advanced degree in Biology,
his desire for the outdoors and natural science background led to a career as a
naturalist, wildlife professional, landscape artist and writer. Retirement from
Ducks Unlimited provided an opportunity to re-engage with the art world. Larry is
currently working on a personal art project to capture in paintings the natural
beauty of the Cumberland River which flows through Kentucky and Tennessee. 
He utilized his writing ability while working in the conservation field as Editor-In-
Chief of the Tennessee Conservationist magazine. Advertising scripting, short
stories and other editing chores are a part of his writing credits. He has penned
books with well-known wildlife artists R. J. McDonald and Anthony J. Padgett as
well as popular landscape artist Roger Dale Brown. His latest book, Tennessee
Wilderness – A Legacy Endures has been published by the Tennessee Wildlife
Resources Foundation.  


Larry lives in Clarksville on the Cumberland River with his college sweetheart
and wife Roberta.  Both have earned Master’s Degrees from Austin Peay State
University where they began their journey together. He has been elected
President of the APSU National Alumni Association on two occasions (’72, ’92)
and served on the APSU Foundation Board. Roberta now serves on the board of
APSU’s National Alumni Association and is President of the Gateway Chamber
Orchestra. After retiring, he served a two-year term as State Chair for Tennessee
Ducks Unlimited, which broke the state’s $1 million fundraising mark for the first
time ever. He is a Life Member of Ducks Unlimited and Tennessee Wildlife
Federation.  Larry serves on the Advisory Board of the Austin Peay-based
Southeastern Grasslands Initiative and is also Chairman of the Membership-
Marketing Committee of the Customs House Museum. In his spare time, he
paints. You can explore Larry’s artistic and writing endeavors at his online
gallery, www.cumberlandriverartist.com.
Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller on the piano and enjoy the Thursday
night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.

City Boy Country Life (120 Franklin Street – Suite 114)
A curated collection of home decor, entertaining necessities, gifts & seasonal
offerings.
ARTIST INFORMATION:
City Boy Country Life: A Lifestyle Collection is thrilled to participate in the in
August 2021 First Thursday Art Walk and will feature local local photographer
Donald LC Groves.
Donald LC Groves is a professional opera and musical theater singer based in
New York City. He has been lucky enough to travel the country performing and
taking pictures. His portfolio spans the country from The deserts of New Mexico
to the wilds of New York City. He looks for beauty in nature as well as the
manmade.
Because photography runs in his family Donald has been exposed from an early
age to wonderful photography and art. Having a grandfather and father who were
both professional photographers has helped to shape his photographic eye and
artistic vision. The combination of a rich artistic life through singing and
performing and traveling has melded with a broad aesthetic upbringing in the
world of art and photography. The result is a rich and varied portfolio of images
shot with Donald’s unique perspective.

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 support the August
2021 First Thursday Art Walk but will not feature an artist this month.
For tickets to and information about our upcoming and highly anticipated
SEASON 39, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office
at 931.645.7699.

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

Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street)
ARTIST INFORMATION:
DAC Gallery presents the annual DAC Regional Art Expo during the month of
August 2021.
The opening reception and First Thursday Art Walk will be held on August 5th, 5-
8PM. The DAC Gallery will be serving wine and light appetizers. The exhibit will
be up the entire month of August at the DAC Gallery. Thank you to our sponsors!
For more updates and more information, please visit the gallery’s website or
social media accounts:
www.downtownartistsco-op.com For more updates and more information, please
visit the gallery’s website or social media accounts:


Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
ARTIST INFORMATION:
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host Hailee Wesley of MWL Masterpieces
during the August 2021 First Thursday Art Walk.
Her artwork consists of beautiful handmade paintings, prints, stickers,
enamel pins, and much more.
The Clarksville Collection (120 Franklin St. Suite 109)
The Clarksville collection offers elevated home goods, art, and apparel that
champions the Clarksville, Tennessee community.

ARTIST INFORMATION:
The Clarksville Collection is thrilled to support the August 2021 First Thursday Art
Walk but will not feature an artist this month.

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