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.

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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.

FCAG Says Good bye to Tom Cowan

Bill Cowan's Blog.jpgIt is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Tom Cowan who died on February 1, 2017.  He was our much admired friend and fellow member of The Franklin County Arts Guild.  The picture above shows him at his show in 2015.  He was gifted,  generous, and unfailingly kind.

FCAG Opens 2017 with Two Shows

As 2017 begins the Franklin County Arts Guild brings two new shows to the Artisan Depot in Cowan. The Artisan Depot is an outreach of the Guild and provides a venue for local artist to exhibit and sell their work as well as a place for emerging artists of all ages to display their work.  The community show, “Out My Window” will feature a wide variety of watercolor, acrylic, pastel, digital collage and cut paper pieces.

The first Member Show of the year features the work of Dr. Joe Butler a contributing artist at the Artisan Depot and member of the Guild. Dr. Butler has been a pastor for over 40 years. Currently, he pastors the Belvidere and Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian churches.  He has always taken an interest in the arts and started painting with a long-time friend (Alfred Bennet) from Nashville, TN.  He enjoys painting doing landscapes and old buildings.  “When I see them it makes me wonder about their history,” he says.  Recently, he has taken up wood sculptures to express thoughts and concepts and is inspired by Louise Nevelson, a Russian wood sculptor, who died in 1988.  His newest passion is working with his wood lathe.  Taking a piece of wood and turning it into something of beauty and usefulness.

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The community is cordially invited to attend the opening reception for these shows on Friday January 20th at 5pm. Celebrate the 2017 with these two great shows and other arts and crafts in the gallery.

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.

 

Gallery Update

Hi all, just wanted  to give everyone an update on the gallery, especially over the break.  First, we will be closed from December 25th until Thursday January 19 when we will open two show.  Joe Butler will have the member show and the community show will be themed “Out my Window”.  If you have a piece for the community show, Intake will be from 1-4pm on  Monday January 16th or give me a call at 931-967-0875.
We will be open from 11-5pm on Christmas Eve if anyone needs any last minute arts and crafty gifts.  We have some great ones.

Two Great Shows in December

Amongst a festival of lights and handcrafted Christmas ornaments and gifts, the Franklin County Arts Guild is closing the 2016 year with two great art shows. The community show, “Anything Goes” features wide variety of watercolor, acrylic, and oil pieces as well fiber pieces.  The traditional end of year Member Show features work from contributing artists at the Artisan Depot. Members have chosen works which reflect their artistic voice.  In addition there will be live music by  “Family Tradition”, a duo of musicians/artists who play a mix of folk, county, and international tunes.  WOW!  The community is cordially invited to attend the opening reception for these shows on Friday December 2 at 5pm. Come and enjoy some Christmas cheer and see these two great shows and other arts and crafts in the gallery. Both shows will run through December 24th.

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Family Tradition with our own Mary Priestly and her brother Tommy Patton

 

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. The Artisan Depot will be open on Christmas Eve.

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.