Franklin County Art Guild adds ART to Local Events

The Guild had the pleasure of contributing to two great local events. One event was the Annual Trails and Trilliums Event held at the Sunday School Assembly on April 8th in support of the Friends of the Southern Cumberland State Park.  Guild member Margie Gallagher demonstrated the art of making fairy sculpture from found objects that can be found on a walk in the woods.  One favorite was how to make a hanging plant with twine and moss.


Another event was the Winchester Wriggle on Friday the 7th of April.  It is a fun event with music, art, and shopping all over Winchester.  Leslie Wells of the Center Stage Dance Company hosted the Guild‘s Pop-Up gallery on the square.  There was lots of guild member art plus a Mob Art Project with lots of Wrigglers participating (Come and see it at the Artisan Depot on display now). Crane Mobiles were popular amongst Wriggle goers and we gave out all we had for $5 contributions for our scholarship.

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‘DELIGHT’N THE DARK’, an exhibition of paintings by Pippa Browne exploring the concept of darkness in aspects of the human condition opens April 13th and will run through May 21, 2017. There will be an opening reception on Thursday April 20th form 5-8 pm.  The artist will be on hand to discuss her work.

Pippa Browne was born in Zimbabwe and studied Fine Art at the University of Natal, South Africa before doing a post graduate diploma in education. She has exhibited in private galleries in Harare and her paintings have been chosen for exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and group exhibitions in Bath and Winchester (UK).

Browne moved into illustrating for a while and has had five children’s books published by Barefoot Books. During this period her illustrations were accepted for the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava and their international traveling exhibitions.

Since moving to the US in 2003 she has exhibited her paintings in the Rivertown Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Valley Art Gallery in Salinas, CA. On relocating to Sewanee in 2015 her work has hung in the SAS Gallery, the ‘Greenspace’ (as part of the 2016 interdisciplinary  conference on local and globalized bodies at the University of the South) and the Artisan Depot, Cowan; this is her first solo exhibition at the Artisan Depot.

In this exhibition Browne seeks to expose mores, ideals and prejudices embedded in the notion of darkness and blackness. With her dog as her muse and darkness as the metaphor she covers a range of topics from immigration, depression, repression, racism and spirituality.

The Artisan Depot is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild and is located at 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. Gallery hours are 12 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

For more information about upcoming art shows, the gallery or the guild visit us at or or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.