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A Couple Creates with Color

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of a unique double member show running May 25 through July 2nd with a meet the artists reception on Friday June 2, from 5-7pm.  The artists grew up and lived in different parts of the county until they met on the internet in 1996 and married in 1997.  They live in Monteagle on 10 acres, keep an organic garden, and have 5 rescued dogs.  They are engaged in the community and have been co-directors of the Grundy County Food Bank for the past 7 years.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri Carol Van den Bosch moved with her family to Winchester Tennessee in 1951, went to school here and after obtaining a degree from the University of Tennessee returned to a teaching career in Franklin County. Since she was a single mom Carolyn also took up a second career as a caterer.

In 2006, she began her work and study of Pique Assiette a style of mosaic art that incorporates pieces of broken ceramics – plates, dishes, cups, tiles – and other found objects into the design. She says, “It is the upmost in recycling with materials finding a second life in art; something to be treasured, admired, and speaks volumes of its creator.  This art form has truly opened a door of creativity in me.  As a child of the 50’s, I was taught to “color within the lines” and we all know how that stifles one’s openness to spontaneous creativity.  Working with color and the unique designs of the individual cut makes this work like putting together a puzzle never knowing what a piece will look like until it is completed. Making well over 500 pieces in the past 10+ years, I have made wall hangings, lamps, table tops, jewelry, belt buckles and light switch covers.”  You can check out her flickr website for a gallery collection of all the mosaic pieces she has made: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinachipper/

Glenn A. Van den Bosch was born in Denver, Colorado, and spent his formative years exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains before going off to see the world complements of the U.S. Navy. After completing a degree in Psychology and a minor in Science at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, he became interested in education and became a teacher and school principal in the small town of Goshen, New York.  During this time he followed his interest in school administration to graduate school and later moved his family to California where he served as Principal of Ripon Christian High School.  About the time he was retiring from teaching he met Carol Conover on the internet and made the move across the country.

His interest in acrylic painting grew in the early 1990’s as one of his winter time activities and has become one of his hobbies since then. He says that he  “enjoys the contrasts of bright colors on a canvas and this has become my trade mark, all the more surprising when you realize that I am color blind.”

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 our new website www.franklincoarts.org or www.facebook.com/artisandepot or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.

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 OPENS THIS WEEK

‘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 www.fcaguild.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/artisandepot or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.

Perea Is Peoples Choice

frances1Frances Perea’s digital collage Four by Four was voted The People’s Choice by visitors to the Franklin Arts Guild March Community Art Show, Four Leggs.  The collage was composed from pieces derived from other work, then structured into a new piece with contrasting images bringing new drama and meaning.  Perea also added transparency to parts of the work (note transparency in the leg of the female dancer) which added a sense of the ethereal to the added (the red chair and scarf).  Frances Perea is a juried contributing artist at the Artisan Depot.

Wild Mixed Media Community Art Show Opens March 30th

 

The Wild Mixed Media Community Show opening this week at the Artisan Depot in Cowan includes pieces that mix the all kinds of media to produce some really eclectic and interesting art. In the show artists explore ideas of technique using all sorts of media including wire, paints, fabric and found objects. Interested community members are invited to the opening reception on March 31 at the Depot from 5-7 pm. You don’t want to miss this one.

The Franklin County Arts Guild invites original contributions from Franklin County artists of all ages in any media for inclusion in its Community Arts Shows at the Artisan Depot. Individuals wishing to submit work for the next community show “Art as Teacher” should submit their work at the Artisan Depot from May 4-7th during gallery operating hours.  Each artist is invited to explore how and what art has taught them in their own interpretation.

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 community art shows, the gallery or the guild visit us at www.fcaguild.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/artisandepot or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.

 

Arts and Ales Fun for All

If you missed the Franklin County Arts Guild annual Arts & Ales event you missed a good time. The over 21 celebration the visual arts, music and of the art of brewing had over 300 attendee who enjoyed and afternoon of tasting brews in miniature beer glasses from Ballast Point, Catawba, Dogfish, Highland, Laguna’s, Blue Moon, Leine DFT, our own local Ole Shed, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Singing River, and Yee-Haw including so high gravity beers. Beer was poured by members of the Backwoods Carboys-Southern Tennessee Brew Club who are long time supporters of the event.

Music from The Secret Commonwealth http://tscband.com/The_Secret_Commonwealth/Home.html, the party that became a band and the eclectic Ninth Street Stompers http://www.9thstreetstompers.com/ kept the event festive and lead to enthusiastic dancing on the wooden floor of the Monterey Station

Arts and Ales Art Show included an interesting and eclectic variety of pieces by well known guild artists. There were also art demonstrations in wood working, wood carving, papercutting, drawing and color. Guests could also create their own art. Folk artist Frances Perea showed interested participants how to make pendants from recycled fabrics and often incorporates found objects such as vintage buttons & assorted metal findings into her work.  Many attendees also contributed to mob art projects where each person contributed to a final piece of group made art.  This piece will displayed at the Artisan Depot in Cowan.

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Margie Gallagher demonstrated and sold nest egg gourds decorated using woodburning irons and watercolors

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Attendees check-in at the event table and get their over-21 wristbands

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Art show and demonstration were at the center of the event space.

Beer sampling

Participants moved from table to table tasting the wide variety of beers, they were also able to buy event t-shirts and beer glass sampling sets.

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Enjoying beer, table art, and music.

Kim Phillips: People’s Choice

Kim Phillips is the People’s Choice for 2017’s second community show Out My Window.  Each visitor to the gallery get to vote for the piece in the show that they like best.  Kim had the most visitors select her cut paper piece.

Come by the gallery and vote for your favorite piece in the current show, Four Leggs. Gallery is open 12-5 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The Franklin County Arts Guild invites original contributions from Franklin County artists of all ages in any media for inclusion in its Community Arts Shows at the Artisan Depot.   All work must be submitted at the Artisan Depot in Cowan during the intake period during business hours.  The Gallery will be taking in pieces for the next show,  Wild Mixed Media March 23-26th.

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People in Paint Opens March 2nd

We are excited to  announcethe opening of a member show, People in Paint, by Sandy Kazar.  Sandy is a Tampa FL native and a lifetime lover of art.  For her, studio classes in art began in college and continued in Europe.  Raising six children and serving as a priest’s wife in large parishes overtook art until she was in her 50s.  At that time her husband Dennis brought her an expensive set of watercolors, a medium she had never worked in.  She says to justify the expense, “she had to enrolled classes”.  After failing at landscapes, she discovered an ability to do watercolor portraits and became to do commission.  Along the way she rediscovered her love of religious icons and also became an iconographer and ever conducted many workshops in numerous sites.  Therefore her show at the Artisan Depot in Cowan is retrospective in nature and shows different aspects of her work.  It is a truly beautiful show.  Community members are cordially invited to attend and enjoy refreshments at the meet the artist reception from 5-7 on March 3rd.  The show runs from March 2nd to April 9th.

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 www.fcaguild.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/artisandepot or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.

“Four Leggs” Community Art Show Opens February 16th

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of its second community show of the year on February 16th at the Artisan Depot in Cowan.  The show is themed “Four Leggs” and will feature a number of interpretations of the theme including dancers, dinner, and a few sheep.  There will be an opening reception on February 17th from 5-7pm at the Depot. As always interested community members are cordially invited to attend and enjoy refreshments and a wide variety of art. The Show will run through March 26th, 2017.

The Franklin County Arts Guild invites original contributions from Franklin County artists of all ages in any media for inclusion in its Community Arts Shows at the Artisan Depot. Individuals wishing to submit work for the next community show “Wild Mixed Media” should submit their work at the Artisan Depot from March 23-26th during gallery operating hours.  Each artist is free to interpret the theme of each show as they wish.

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 community art shows, the gallery or the guild visit us at www.fcaguild.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/artisandepot or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.