The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening (10/13/2017).
This Crawl will feature Murfreesboro's 2017 Artist Laureate, Murfreesboro Studio Art Tour artists, bright Pop Art, and a showing of art in the City Hall rotunda from many different artists focused on work. Plus some fun Halloween activities.
What better day to start celebrating Halloween than Friday the 13th, so many of the participating businesses will be decorating for the holiday and giving out candy. There will also be a fun scavenger hunt. If visitors complete the hunt, their name will be put into a drawing for five prizes, including dinner at Marina's on the Square. It is being coordinated by Wild Goose Chase.
Murfreesboro Artist Laureate, Ginny Togrye, is a sculptural artist who creates three- dimensional paintings that are made to be touched. She chooses subjects like medieval castles, a forest of birch trees, flowers, and the intricate root system of a banyan tree. "My sculptural painting technique was developed from my influences as a sculpture minor at university and my love for painting and color," Togrye says on her website. She will be doing demonstrations at Simply Pure Sweets during the Crawl.
Murfreesboro Studio Tour Artists will be showing their work in the former Henry's Florist building on the corner of Church and Main Streets, just up the street from the new Puckett's Restaurant. Fiber artists, weavers, jewelers, painters and other craftsmen will provide a sampling of the items that will be available for sale during their annual show in November.
The Center for the Arts will feature the fun and irreverent paintings and prints of Pop Artist Liz Kelly Zook. Zook labels her work as ballsy art for the courageous collector. Using contemporary cultural themes, and bright colors, Zook is a little bit Warhol and a little bit Lichtenstein. She states on her website that she chooses to produce Pop Art because it makes people smile, and " more than any other art, turns spectators into collectors; and collectors into friends."
City Hall Rotunda will feature a exhibit called "Labor: Perspectives." It feature painting which explore the many definitions of the word "labor," from slavery, to daily work, to childbirth.
Boro Art Crawl will be celebrating its second birthday in October with local cable access celebrity Murphy Borrow. Lovingly known as "Murph," the rabbit hand puppet is the creation of Murfreesboro City School Board member Nancy Phillips. Murph travels the Boro exploring what is happening in the area and teaching children about everything from art to zoology.
More artists will be hosted by these businesses: Bella's Boutique, Trendy Pieces, Center for the Arts, Concert Productions, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Jimmy Fox Insurance, L&L Contractors, Vibe Nutrition, VNTG, Earth Experience, Two Tone Gallery, Mayday Brewery, Dreamingincolor, Moxie Art Supply, Quinn's Merchantile, Sugaree's, Funtiques, Let's Make Wine, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, Exchange Boutique, and The Write Impression.
Artists include: Erin Hartsfeld, Ashley Graham, Jonathan Gardner, Kay Meadows, Katherine McGrath, Nancy Olson, Taryn Simpson, Phil Wagner, Stephen Young, Sandy Claibourne, Michael Barbarieri, Cynthia Sullivan, William Slinkard, Jamie LaBo, Rayne Counts, Beth Moore, Charity Snook, Diane Marcella, Amanda Crawford Brown, David Collier, Karlie Tankersley, Noelle Dederer, Ashley Wilkerson, Jamie Whitlow, Jamie Gavel, and Jacob Yandel.