Downtown Artists Co-op 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville TN, 37040 – – 931.552.4747 – – www.clarksvilleartists.net The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the…
Downtown Artists Co-op
96 Franklin Street, Clarksville TN, 37040 – – 931.552.4747 – – www.clarksvilleartists.net
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.
The exhibit at DAC for October is plein air work by DAC plein air painters was planned to coordinate with the city-wide 2Rivers Paint Out event. The DAC Plein Air Painters group formed about eight years ago as an informal satellite of the Chestnut Painters for the Land with the goal of giving regional painters opportunities to paint outdoors on location in the Montgomery County and surrounding area. Many, but not all, members of the group belong to the Downtown Artists Co-op. The group’s experience is varied with some being fairly new to plein air painting, while others have traveled out of the country to paint with well-known artists. Most members have participated in local plein air competitions, and some have competed in prestigious invitation-only events throughout the United States.
The group meets on Monday mornings throughout the year when weather permits. During the worst weather of winter, the group meets at DAC to set up and create still life paintings to keep the edge of painting from life, rather than photographs, within a very limited time frame.
Members of the group are Janet Felts, Leah Foote, Mary Hoffpauier, Henrietta Kemp, Eunice Kern, Betty Liles, Gail Meyer, Jo Putnam, and Yuson Yi.
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Downtown Artists Cooperative
96 Franklin St.
Clarksville, TN 37040