December Franklin Art Scene: paintings, drawings, music, jewelry and a bestselling author


December Franklin Art Scene: paintings, drawings, music, jewelry and a bestselling author

Franklin Art Scene returns on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. and will have visitors to Downtown Franklin enjoying holiday lights and decorations along with art at more than 25 sites.

The December Art Scene also will feature an opportunity at the Visitor Center to visit with New York Times best-selling author Robert Hicks.

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Art Scene patrons can get on and off a circulating trolley, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs. // FILE PHOTO

The Franklin Art Scene is held on the first Friday of every month to highlight the local arts scene in Franklin. Featured artists in the December Art Scene include:

  • Finnleys, located at 435 Main St., will host Alexandrea Hartz, whose paintings are full of bright, chunky colors and imagery from nature.
  • Franklin First United Methodist Church, located at 148 Fifth Ave. S., will feature a collection of nativities from around the globe along with the sounds of the bell choir and the organ.
  • Franklin Road Apparel, located at 508 W Mains St., will host artist a Roy Laws, “painter of music”. He takes the experiences and emotions that have shaped his life and translate that into art that makes you stop, look, and feel the power of the paint.
  • Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd Ave. S., will feature their stunning jewelry artists Anne Rob, Paula Barnett and Carol Evans Sealy. Their unique, one of a kind pieces, run from gemstones, pearls, and gold to silver, wire and pottery.
  • Hester & Cook, located at 340A Main St., will feature artist Kyle Boen, who comes from a family of artists and has been drawing, painting and creating as long as he can remember.
  • Historic Presbyterian Church, located at 435 Main St., will feature the work of Kimberly Daniel, who shares her passion for art with students of all ages. Guests will also enjoy listening to members of the American Organists Association playing the Schoenstein Organ.
  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase the original illustrations of Cory Basil for his young reader novel The Perils of Fishboy, as well as his other creations using mediums such as watercolor, oil and gauche.
  • Moyer Financial, located at 400 Main St., will host artist Rachel Elizabeth Reynolds whose paintings are a visual representation of her outlook on life: the messy, the beautiful, the experiments, and everything in between.
  • ONYX & ALABASTER, located at 134 2nd Ave. N., will display the art of Amy Stanfield. From bold, minimal abstracts to detailed florals, she weaves her graphic design background, modern aesthetic, and love of nature into her work.
  • Savory Spice Shop, located at 324 Main St., will display the jewelry of her their very own Laurie Caldwell.
  • Visit Franklin, located at 400 Main St., #200, will host best-selling author Robert Hicks, whose passion for words is equaled by one for preservation.
  • Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W Main St., will provide an opportunity for guests to be artists by creating their own Zentangle, a method of creating beautiful art with repetitive patterns.

The Franklin Art Scene invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl. The Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the event, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs.

For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit www.franklinartscene.com.

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