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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held December 7th, 2017

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First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

The October Art Walk will be held December 7th, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm 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

The DAC Art Gallery is proud to announce our Annual Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar!

This DAC’s annual tradition features affordable, smaller works of fine art and one-of-a-kind crafts, all made by our local talented artists.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving & Christmas season, the DAC Bazaar offers great gifts and fantastic deals on original works of art by our local artist members.

The Bazaar includes a diversity of amazing gifts: holiday-inspired cards, ornaments, handmade decorations, small works like beautiful jewelry, colorful oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, original drawings, pastels & mixed media items, hand-painted silk scarves, diverse 3D artwork, spectacular photography prints, fabric art and much, much more.

Come see us and #shoplocal and #GiveTheGiftOfArt this season.

The Holiday Art Bazaar will be on display during the entire months of November & December at the DAC Art Gallery – located at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN.

See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook for more information.

You can also find us on Instagram – @clarksville.artists.coop
Thursday, December 7th, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Music by John & Sally Doubler
The Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar is generously sponsored by the following:
– Ken Killebrew
– F&M Bank
– Glenn Edgin, The Framemaker
– Sango Fine Wines and Spirits.

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

Bucket Trip Street Photography: by Dan Alsobrooks
The Framemaker is proud to present photography by Dan Alsobrooks. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on December 7th, 2017. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of December during normal business hours (Monday through Friday,10:00am to 5:00pm).

Dan Alsobrooks is a retired prosecutor and District Attorney General. This exhibit contains 14 of more than 6000 photographs taken on the streets and alley ways of Amsterdam, Brugge and Paris.

Dan states: “My goal and love is to try to capture the faces, spirit and ambience of special moments while exploring new Worlds.”

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local photographer, David Smith, during the December First Thursday Art Walk as well a photos with the “Big Guy,” Santa Claus! Photos will be taken for a $10.00 donation and all proceeds will go to Loaves and Fishes.

David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military. Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville. ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”

He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville. His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.

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.

The Roxy Regional Theatre (100 Franklin Street)

Peg Harvill Gallery

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

During the month of December, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will host an exhibition by FIVE, a group composed of artists Leah Foote, Malcolm Glass, Terri Jordan, Richard Hogan and Larry Martin, whose objective is to demonstrate the use of various media in the expression of artistic nature of various topics. Each of the members of FIVE has exhibited throughout Tennessee and the Southeast.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

For tickets to and information about our current production, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

Couture Crush (125 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Couture Crush is proud to host local artist, Jane Olson, during the December First Thursday Art Walk.

Jane Sharpe Olson is a native Tennessean, originally from Memphis. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in European History and French, and a minor in Art History. She is a practicing attorney with Olson & Olson, PLC in downtown Clarksville.

Bright, strong colors and images permeate her art, and she uses mainly watercolor paints and manipulated, hand-painted papers in her paintings and collages. Jane finds inspiration in the works of famous artists such as Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, and Kadinsky, as well as Abstract Expressionists.

She is a member of the Downtown Artist’s Co-op of Clarksville, Tennessee. You can see more of her art online at Facebook/janeolsonart and on Pinterest:Jane Olson/My Paintings Board.
Stop in and find the perfect piece to warm up your wardrobe during the December First Thursday Art Walk!

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 December 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.

Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

Faces of Downtown Clarksville: Holiday Edition

Yada Yada Deli hosts the new series by The Dude with a Camera “Faces of Downtown Clarksville.” Lucas Ryan Chambers, The Dude with a Camera, is an internationally published photographer based in Clarksville, Tn. His work ranges from adventure photography to astrophotography, and has recently started the “Faces of Downtown Clarksville,” a local project that highlights the unique and diverse characters that make up the city of Clarksville.

This months holiday edition will also feature Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun of Drafts by Ola, while he creates one of his award-winning live paintings. Olasubomi is a local artist born in Lagos, Nigeria who grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. The inspiration for his work comes from the world around him and he uses painting to evoke emotion, though some would say that it is poetry, just in a different medium.

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

Noel Night at Seasons: The Museum Store

December 7th, 5:00pm–8:00pm

Seasons: The Museum Store specializes in local and regional artisans, featuring merchandise such as jewelry, pottery, art, toys, and other unique items perfect for the holidays!

This annual shopping event features live music by the Hazelwood Elementary choir from 6:00pm–7:00pm. Cozy up to some hot cocoa while you shop and enjoy free gift wrapping and 10% off your purchase! Museum Members receive an additional 10% off! Purchases made at Seasons: The Museum Store help support the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

For more information visit: http://customshousemuseum.org/calendar/noel-night

Exhibits:

Tom Rice: Endurance in Form
November 2nd – January 7th | Orgain, Bruner & Crouch Galleries

This exhibition is a retrospective of Tom Rice’s long career as a sculptor, and features works done in stone, wood, and ceramic. Tom’s work has been recognized internationally. His sculptures can be found in private and permanent collections such as Tennessee State Museum, the White House in D.C., Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Austin Peay State University, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Clarksville Public Library, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, and the Nashville Airport.

The Art of the 2Rivers Society of Painters
December 1st – January 1st | Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

The 2Rivers Society of Painters is a group of eight artists from Clarksville, Tennessee who work together in their quest for quality art. “We are diverse, energetic and thoughtful in our art and message to others. Each has a different voice that, in the end, becomes harmonious in the language of art.”

Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route
October 24th – January 3rd | Kimbrough Gallery

Photographer Tamara Reynolds was born and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has worked for 25 years as a commercial and editorial photographer for magazines and advertising agencies focusing on portraiture and lifestyle imagery.

Reynolds says about her Southern Route series: “This project is about resolving my conflicted feelings I‘ve experienced as a Southerner. I love the South, but I have sometimes been embarrassed to claim it as my home. I chose to explore the South on back roads and across railroad tracks. In so doing, I found I could appreciate my home despite its failings.”

Veiled Abstractions: L.A. Bachman
October 24th – January 14th | Jostens Gallery

Nashville artist L.A. Bachman’s abstract art explores family, belief, responsibility, failure, and desire, and is an arena for self-reflection. Hints of human form are veiled by an abstract layer like lace across the body, suggesting tangible objects amidst unrecognizable ones.

Helping Around the House: Toys from the Museum Collection November 15th – January 24th Memory Lane.

See a variety of toys from the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s permanent collection.

Doggerels: The Illustrations of Edward Gilman
November 22nd – January 28th | Memory Lane

Edward R. Gilman was a World War I U.S. Navy artist, painting ships while stationed at Charlestown Harbor in Boston. He moved to New York to work as an illustrator. His lithograph printing included such clients as United Fruit, Betty Crocker, and Coca-Cola. Doggerels is brought to the Museum courtesy of Jane and Gerry Gilman.

Clarksville Past
November 2nd – December 31st | Leaf Chronicle Lobby

This exhibit explores the history of Clarksville, Tennessee, with a focus on downtown.

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 December First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and check out and new look and all of the great gift and clothing options to transition you into the cooler months!

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.

Rogate’s Boutique is proud to support the December First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Stop in and pick up something unique for the ladies on your holiday shopping list.

Lilac Mums (127 Franklin Street)

Lilac Mums is proud to support the December First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and find something unique and local this holiday season!

F&M Bank – The Franklin Room (50 Franklin Street)

F&M Bank is proud to support to the December First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the December First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find something unique for all the people on your list this holiday season!

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