The Art Files

Make the time to schedule your own personal gallery crawl

CRAFT: A Creative Community will hold its monthly "Sunday Fair" on Sunday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville.  Local artisans will present and sell original hand-crafted items and artwork at affordable prices. 

Jewelry, photography, hand-painted signs, clothing and accessories, and leatherwork will be just some of the items available. Visitors to the Sunday Fair will find everything from hand pulled silk screened tees and accessories from MaryInk; handcrafted jewelry by Amanda Oden; prints, drawings and paintings by the dynamic duo of Jeff Bertrand and Charles Bennett, to Elaine Ussery's pine needle baskets and soy candles from Angellight Candles.

In the advent of rain, the fair will be held the following Sunday at the same time and location (11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1400 Woodland Street).

Matthew Deric Gore will be in the Premier Gallery at The Tennessee Art League at 800 Broadway September 1- November 1. There will be an opening reception for the artist September 1, from 6-8 p.m.. His show is titled Notes from Rome and features realist large photographic oils of subjects in Italy. His love of ancient cultures seeps through giving the viewer a sense of being in a faraway and tranquil place.

Stacey Irvin’s photography is being held over through September by popular demand at The Café At Outloud. Be sure to not miss the opportunity to see and order prints from this fantastic photographer!

Don’t Miss At The Frist: Sunday, September 16, there will be a Q & A with Sylvia Hyman 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery included with Gallery Admission Artist Sylvia Hyman will be available to answer questions and talk with visitors in the gallery featuring her work in clay.

Medium Rare is a mixed-media art event on September 20, from 6-9 p.m. at 1926 Hayes Street featuring the works of Michael Manly and Geppe Hernandez. Manly and Hernandez combines acrylic paint with wood, canvas, metal, paper and other items to create most of the art pieces for this show. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information and directions, please visit

Colorado artist and former toy inventor Sean O’Meallie reaches into your inner child and into your adult mind in captivate your imagination.. I think all the shows at Estel Gallery are great, but this one, Object Circus: New Sculptures has to be seen to be believed.  

Owner and curator, Cynthia Bullinger indicated that “I can confidently say that there is nothing like it anywhere else in Nashville.”  A reception with the artist will be on Saturday, September 8, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Gallery One at 5133 Harding Road has a lot of new work in by gallery artists and others new to the roster. Among these are new paintings in oil and wax by Tennessee artist Patricia DeLeon, graphite on paper line drawings by Atlanta artist Lori-Gene; mixed media still lifes by Suzy Scarborough, and the retro works of Nashville photorealist Brian Tull, among many others.

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