We have talked Mary Priestly into a book signing at the Trains reception tonight! She will be signing her book , Dad’s Railroad: The Mountain Goat, from 5-7 pm this evening April 29th at the gallery. Yeah! Hope to see you there.
The FCAG Community Arts Show Trains will open Thursday April 21st. There will be a meet the artists’ reception Saturday April 29th beginning at 5pm at the Artisan Depot in Cowan, TN which also just happens to be … Continue reading
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.
By all accounts the Second Annual Arts and Ales Celebration held at Monterey Station in Cowan the 19 of March was fun for all attendees as well as a success in raising over $2300 for local arts scholarships and other efforts … Continue reading
The FCAG Community Arts Show Elements will open Thursday March 10th at the Artisan Depot and Gift Shop in Cowan. There will be a meet the artists’ reception Saturday March 26th beginning at 5pm. All interested community members are very … Continue reading
The Grand Opening of the new Artisan Depot gallery took place on February 18th and 19th at its new location at 204 E Cumberland Street in Cowan. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday … Continue reading
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.
Remember you can support the arts in Tennessee with a Specialty License Plate
- are available to all Tennessee residents.
- require an annual fee of $56.50; $35 of that fee is allocated in part to the Tennessee Arts Commission.
- can be personalized between three and five characters.
- here is an example, more at the site below.
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)