Stunning Iconography Show Opens

Anna Kathryn Anderson, Patricia Ann Underwood, & Nancy Jean Wallace (dubbed by their instructors as the Three Graces) opened their iconography explorations show on August 11th.  All three are well known local artists who over the past three years have focused their talents on iconography with instructors Sandy Kazar and Martha Keeble.  Icons which appear to be paintings are actually considered to be contemplative writing.  Iconography is a method of religious representations done in egg tempera that emerged as early as the 4th century from Catholic and Greek Orthodox traditions.  The modern tradition is based on what has come before but encourages self-discovery and incorporation of new artistic ideas.  In iconography gestures, objects, and color in the piece all have meaning. Styles vary from culture to culture and among artists. For example, in the piece shown here viewing from left to right, one can see that  Anna Kathryn Anderson  is inspired by Ethiopian artists, while Patricia Ann Underwood works in Russian and Byzantine themes (middle), and Nancy Jean Wallace (right) uses the Russian style with the idea of telling a story.

A meet the artists’ reception wasGraces held on Friday August 12th from 5-7pm at the Artisan Depot.  The reception is sponsored by longtime friend of the Franklin County Arts Guild JP’s Pawn and Gun Shop.

The 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.com.

 

Calling All Veterans! We Want Your Art!

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To honor Veterans of Franklin County and the surrounding area, The Franklin County Arts Guild is planning a Special Veteran’s Day 2016 Celebration at the Artisan Depot in Cowan. Events will include:

  • An Art Show featuring Only Work by Veterans,
  • A Meet the Artists Open House on Friday November 11 beginning at 1pm at the Artisan Depot in Cowan at 204 Cumberland St. HOME DEPOT will be providing door prizes.  There will be a drawing every hour from among all those visiting the Show
  • If you are a Veteran artist working in any media (painting, sculpting, photography, carving, pottery etc.) on any subject, you are cordially invited to submit and show your work at this special Veteran’s Show. Please fill out the form below and submit you work at the depot on October 27, 28, 29 or 30th 2016 between the hours of 12-5pm. If you are interested please call Nancy Wallace at 931-308-5953 or Margie Gallagher at 931-967-0875 for more information and details.
  • There will also be A “Patriotism” themed Community Art Show for all members of the community (more about this later)

Community Arts Show People’s Choice Winners Recognized

For each community show all our visitors get to vote for their favorite piece of work in these themed shows.  Below are our two latest winners!

Hover over the picture for the caption.  Congratulations to all.

 

Community Arts Show “Faces” Opens at Artisan Depot

The newest Community Arts Show “Faces” opens Thursday July28th with a meet the artists reception Friday the 29th from 5pm-7pm at the Artisan Depot in Cowan, TN.  As always interested community members are cordially invited to attend and see and enjoy music, refreshments and a wide variety of art.  The Show will run through September 3rd.

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 “Animals with Attitude” show should submit their work at the Artisan Depot on September 1-4 during gallery operating hours.  Each artist is free to interpret the theme of each show as they wish.  All work must be submitted ready for display. 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.

FCAG Joins with American Crafts Week

TNCraft_WeekshortWe are joining the fun and learning of our country’s largest celebration of hand-made in America, in Tennessee, in Franklin County!

American Crafts Week and Tennessee Craft Week, October 7-16, 2016 is a collection of craft events and happenings across the country and state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. By focusing attention on many craft events in a short time, we shine a spotlight on the collective impact that craft has on our culture, community and economy.

The Franklin County Arts Guild will Celebrate Tennessee Crafts Week with a series craft demonstrations and crafts making activities at the Artisan Depot in Cowan Tennessee. Three members of the Franklin County Arts Guild/Artisan Depot Gallery will be offering demonstrations:

October 8, 12-3 pm, Ken Gould, Blacksmith, will be demonstrating the art of chase and repousse on metal.

October 15, 12-2 pm, Alida Morgan, will demonstrate Puppet Dolls.

October 15, 2-4 pm, Margie Gallagher will invite visitors to create Fairy Dish Gardens.

The “Animals with an Attitude” Community Show will also be on exhibit during Craft Week. So don’t forget to be working on your submissions to it.

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.