Thursday, January 15, 2015
Clarksvilleans can buy Valentine’s gifts from local artists, sample champagne and heart-healthy chocolates, and enjoy chamber music by local musicians at the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Afternoon with the Arts on Sunday, February 15.
The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank are hosting this event from 1:00pm until 4:00pm in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room, with its spectacular views of downtown and the Cumberland River.
Over the past six years, this event has showcased the work of over 60 talented local artists. Featured artists for this year’s Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts include:
- Kim Balevre, who will bring a variety of art photographs from 6″x6″ framed work to large matted and framed pieces;
- Olen Bryant, who has been a featured artist since our beginning and who comes back to Clarksville for the event, weather permitting;
- Leslie Campbell, who has produced a collection of found, foraged and altered art of mixed media and assemblage originals and prints for your home;
- Melanie Waddle Dennis, who has crafted modern handmade concrete candle holders, multipurpose pots, earrings, and photo holders perfect for displaying a special collection of creatures painted just for this event;
- Terry Ellis, whose wooden bowls and pottery show that form and function work together harmoniously;
- Janet Felts, who will offer dreamy watercolor landscapes and strong pen and ink originals and prints;
- Glenda, whose large and small sculptures are assembled from recycled metals;
- Brenda Kelley, who will bring a variety of handmade jewelry;
- Tamara Long, whose woven rugs evoke scenes from everyday life;
- Bob Privett, who has fashioned handmade jewelry, all-purpose greeting cards and small handmade gifts;
- Clare Coyle Taylor, whose bright colored paintings will bring a smile.
As artists are often the first to donate their works to area organizations for auctions and fundraisers, this event is AHDC’s way of recognizing their contributions to the community and giving them a chance to sell their work with no fees attached. The contribution of artists to our local economy is sometimes overlooked. Through this Valentine’s event, Arts and Heritage recognizes the economic and quality-of-life importance to Clarksville of these community members.
Tickets are $25 each, or two for $40. Reservations can be made via the below button, or by calling 931.551.8870.