Edward’s Steakhouse

Edward’s Steakhouse 107 Franklin Street – – 931.906.8877 – – www.edwardssteakhouse.net Come enjoy the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmoshphere with live piano on Friday and Saturday night. We also offer Clarksville’s largest…

Edward’s Steakhouse

107 Franklin Street – – 931.906.8877 – – www.edwardssteakhouse.net

Come enjoy the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmoshphere 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 September 2021 First Thursday Art Walk and will feature local artist Amanda Blount this month.

Amanda Blount is a retired veteran, writer, filmmaker, and award-winning local photographer who grew up on a tobacco and peanut farm on the east coast of NC, near the Great Dismal Swamp.

Amanda is a mostly self-taught photographer; taking her first photo in 1973 when she was six years old. She has considered it her lifelong passion to capture life around her and share it with the world.

She attributes her adoration of nature, hometown, and historical photography to her rural upbringing and lifestyle. Still, her passion also spans multiple genres, including conservation, wildlife, historic preservation, landscape, still life, photojournalism, street photography, activism, Americana, and so much more. She creates art in color and black and white.

While serving in the US Army, Amanda spent her adult years traveling the world. This opened her eyes to the lives of other cultures and she spent much of her time off capturing the people and places around her (amassing a collection of thousands of unpublished photos of her travels). These photos include far-flung places such as Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Iraq, Panama, various countries in Europe, and even behind the wall in East Berlin.

One of the more exciting freelance photography opportunities Amanda is known for is the 1996 Olympic torch run in Columbus, Ga.
Amanda is also a free-lance-published writer, working various times with rural newspapers to capture the American story, and more recently, her photos and story were published in the 2021 NANPA journal.

For over four decades, due to her military and federal service and raising her children, Amanda considered her passion for photography only a hobby. Retirement and becoming an empty nester have provided Amanda the opportunities needed to pursue photography full-time.

Amanda is currently working on a photography project related to the personal power of marginalized communities. She is also the Friends of Dunbar Cave Grants Committee Chair and is highly involved in the current film bringing the Dunbar Cave State Park tour to disabled communities.

As many veterans do, Amanda has made Clarksville, TN, her home, and her photography reflects her love for the area and its people.

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.

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