The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday (10/13/2017) night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.
Art Crawl organizer Lee Rennick quipped, "What better day to start celebrating Halloween than Friday the 13th, and many of the participating businesses decorated for the holiday and gave out candy."
The works of 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.
Murfreesboro Studio Tour Artists showed their works in the former Henry's Florist building on the corner of Church and East Main Streets. 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 featured 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 displayed an exhibit called "Labor: Perspectives." It feature painting which explore the many definitions of the word "labor," from slavery, to daily work, to childbirth.
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.