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Several well-known local artists will be among the invited guests at downtown Franklin on Friday for the monthly Franklin Art Stage.

The Williamson County Arts Council operates the Franklin Arts Scene on the first Friday of each month. It runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in downtown Franklin, where many shopkeepers host artists of various genres, as well as offering free drinks and live music. Participants can travel to every stop during the event on a free trolleybus.

Franklin Historic Presbyterian Church will feature Franklin artist Shari Lacy.

Lacey is familiar with the art scene and has been involved in it several times, including at church.

The Ohio native works primarily from his home studio in Franklin and experiments with texture, mixed media, sketching, color and more. It seeks to express what is inside to the outside world.

Her artistic style was shaped by applying texture to canvas and adding paint with a palette knife.

“It was an advance in style,” Lacey said. “When I started painting with a palette knife, I found freedom in painting that I did not know before.

“I am a free, expressive artist. The palette knife, along with mixed media, emphasizes my individuality. When I started experimenting with them together, I found the best way to express what I felt inside.”

Lacey’s work has appeared on HGTV, the DIY Network program Nashville Flipped, Nashville Lifestyles At Home, Southern Exposure Magazine, The Tennessean and more. She licenses selected works from Kirkland Home Stores and Hobby Lobby nationwide, and exhibits her fine art in galleries and shops throughout the Southeast.

She graduated from the Fine Arts Program at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and worked as a flight attendant for several years before moving into the music industry as a publicist, constantly creating art. A few years ago, she completely moved into the field of art.

Also on Friday’s art scene at the Franklin Road Apparel will be artists from a variety of backgrounds.







Dr. Andre Churchwell

Dr. Andre Churchwell




Mixed media artist Dr. Andre Churchwell, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will showcase his visual arts.

Churchwell is Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and has a full-time practice at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. He is also a fashion aficionado and is featured in Nathaniel “Nattie” Adams’ I’m a Dandy: Return of the Elegant Gentleman, published as part of an exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the history of menswear. fashion.

He writes poetry and prose and maintains a fashion blog, making time for visual art.

“I have found my art to be both a means of self-expression and a means of reducing daily stress,” he said.







Michael McBride

Michael McBride




Artist Michael J. McBride will join Churchwell at the Franklin Road Apparel. The Tennessee State University graduate also received a master’s degree in painting from the University of Illinois. He currently teaches art at Tennessee State and has been the lead artist on many local mural projects.

McBride was featured in the “Visions of My People” exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum to commemorate 60 years of African American art in Tennessee. It was one of the pieces purchased for the permanent collection.

His current work, Too Black Too Fast, is a traveling art exhibition about African-American jockeys and trainers.

McBride’s work is in both private and public collections in the United States and abroad. His work has been featured in television sitcoms such as Live Single, The Wayans Brothers. The Show and The Jamie Foxx Show, and has illustrated over 80 children’s books and book covers for several publishing groups.

Learn more about McBride at www.michaeljmcbrideart.com.







Pime Hernandez

Pime Hernandez




Providing musical entertainment on Friday at the Franklin Road Apparel will be country artist Pyme Hernandez.

The Florida native also draws inspiration from southern rock, pop, hip hop and R&B. He writes or co-writes all of his songs and talks about many of life’s trials and tribulations, both good and bad.

You can follow him on social media @iampimehernandez and on Spotify by searching for Pime Hernandez.

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