Ken Gould’s Opening Reception May 27th

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The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of a new member show by Ken Gould, blacksmith and metal worker at the Artisan Depot in Cowan on May 19th with a meet the artist reception on Friday May 27th from 5 to 7pm also at the Artisan Depot.   The show will run through June 25, 2016.  As always members of the  community is invited to attend the reception, meet the artist and learn about the processes used in working metal.

Ken Gould has been a blacksmith for over 15 years, is a member of the Southern Blacksmith Association (SBA), the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB) and the Alabama Forge Council (AFC), is news editor for the Lynchburg Forge and operates “The Irondovetail” as a side business.  In addition to instructing beginning blacksmithing classes, he does custom work ranging from 17th century hinges, metal tavern puzzles, lighting and hearth ware, gazing ball stands, 10 foot high yard art, coffee tables, wine racks, and other fun things.  He has attended several John C. Campbell blacksmithing classes, and  artistic blacksmithing seminars    Ken has demonstrated blacksmithing skills at events for the Smithsonian Institute, the Templeton Foundation, Appalachian Area Blacksmith Conferences and AACB member forge meetings, plus several local festivals and events.

In addition, he is a past president and current member of the Tennessee Valley Wood Club.  As a self-taught woodworker with over 35 years of experience, custom pieces include end tables, book cases and entertainment centers, blanket chests, custom tool boxes, fireplace mantels and a variety of carvings, turnings and other pieces.  He does commission work and will provide quotes and ruff sketches at no charge.

Artisan Depot is located at 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. It is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild.  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 this show and 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 or email us at franklincountyartsguild@gmail.

 

UPDATE ON TRAINS SHOW OPENING!

The train show turned out to be a remembrance of trains past.  First was our own Mountain Goat train that went up to Sewanee, Monteagle and points further up immortalized in Mary Priestley’s book, Dad’s Railroad: The Mountain Goat which she signed for folks all evening.  There was a compelling and thought provoking piece by A.K. Anderson  recalled Jews waiting for trails to concentration camps during World War II.  And a host of other works. Don’t forget that the show runs through June 4th, and you can come and see it between 12 and 5pm any Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday .  We also caught a glimpse of Engineer Dwain Adams with his hand carved railroad whistle (you can buy one at the gallery!)

Engineer Dwain

Engineer Dwain with his whistle (also picture are Sketchbook Trains by Mackie Priest and Real Trains in Fiction by Margie Gallagher

Mary Priestley 's Book

Mary Priestley ‘s Book

Carolyn Tocco’s Art Show, “Winterberry Art” Opens April 7th

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of a new member show by Carolyn Tocco entitled “Winterberry Art” at the Artisan Depot in Cowan on April 7th.  The show will run through May 14, 2016.

Carolyn Tocco a resident of Sewanee, Tennessee, has displayed her works in numerous commercial business settings including at the Blue Cross Building in Chattanooga. Her medium is primarily oil, although she dabbles in other mediums.  Oil’s is her favorite because it is very forgiving.  Her work consists mostly of Wild Life and Nature Scenes.  Her enjoyment of painted began arly in life and she feels her painting talent is a gift from God.  She also notes that she has had wonderful teachers to inspire her, notably she studied under Brenda Wright in the 90’s.

A meet the artist wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday April 8th beginning at 5pm at the  Artisan Depot.  The community is invited to attend the reception and meet the artist, with a brief introduction @ 6:00 to dream work, art and images.

Artisan Depot is located at 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. It is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild.  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 this show and 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 or email us at franklincountyartsguild@gmail.

 

Two New Shows in New Space

Franklin County Arts Guild Begins 2016 with Two New Shows in New Venue

The Franklin County Arts Guild will open a new community show and a new Member Show to begin 2016 on Thursday January 28th.  In addition the show will open at the new location for the Artisan Depot and Gift Shop at 204 Cumberland Street in Cowan.    The theme for the first Community Arts Show of 2016 is “Botanicals” and includes a variety of works in oil, acrylic, paper and watercolor.  All works are contributions from artists from the area.

The Member Show will feature the work of Tom Boughan a long time active member of the Franklin County Arts Guild. Tom’s work is highly expressive folk art expressing impressions on wide ranging topics from space to rural landscape.

The Guild will celebrate the opening of these new shows in a new venue with a reception on Friday January 29th at the new location at 5 pm.  All Franklin County residents are cordially invited to attend the reception.

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. The Guild will be announcing the Community Show themes for 2016 in the coming weeks. All work must be submitted ready for display.  In addition all work must be submitted at the Artisan Depot in Cowan during the intake period during business hours.  Membership in the Guild and gallery fees is not required for these shows.

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.

UPDATE ON ARTISAN DEPOT MOVE TO NEW, BIGGER SPACE IN JANUARY!

As you know Artisan Deport and Gift Shop will be moving to a new and bigger space in January.  We are closed from Dec. 20 through January 28th (this date is tentative).  The new space is just across the street from the old Depot so we won’t be hard to find and we will have a lot more parking behind the new building.  We are busy working to get it ready.   A lot has been accomplished.  Right now the roof is being worked on as well as some of the doors.  Nancy Wallace and Ken Gould are working on the new hanging system.  Soon there will be a need for folks to paint!  Here are a couple of important dates.  Our new community show  “Botanicals” will open on January 28th.  The gallery will be open on the 23rd 1-4 pm and 24th 2-5pm for the purpose of receiving work from local artist for this show.  Tom Boughan’s member show will also open on the 28th.  The will be a joint opening reception on Friday, January 29th for both shows and if all goes well the reception will include a grand opening celebration too.  More details as they arise! (updated January 5th)

Working on floor.  Painting Walls next!

Working on floor. Painting Walls next!