March 30, 2013

We’ll be back to work Tuesday April 2nd.



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March 20, 2013


We will still be open 12 – 5 Sundays and CLOSED Mondays


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February 9, 2013


Amber creates art that is modern & unique. Her current series consists of acrylic & oil on canvas.
Amber was born and raised in San Diego, CA, but has lived in Nashville, TN for some time. She owned and operated her own art studio/gallery at the Factory in Franklin from 2009 – 2012. She is currently working on a new series from her home studio.
Her work has been featured at Suite One Salon in Nashville for the last six years. She is also a musician and does several music inspired pieces. Several are hanging in the Sesac music publishing office on music row. She also has several of these pieces hanging at an amazing recording studio in Cool Springs that is home to Dolly Parton and several others. Over the last few years, she created a guitar series for a company event. These were all signed by the classic rock bands Foghat & Kansas and given as awards. She has designed custom work for former TN Titan Cortland Finnegan and had an entire collection purchased & displayed to fill the office of The Art of Dentistry.
In 2011 she started her own volunteer art program called For Art With Art.
This program brings a free monthly art class to children & teens living in group homes in the middle TN area.
Her goal is to continue to push forward creating new pieces, telling her story with art & getting to spread the fun and beauty of art to the youth in the community.
January 17, 2013

Photo’s take by Andrea Baird

January 4, 2013

As apart of our Monthly Artist Series we will be hosting Kelly Kerrigan the month of January and to celebrate, we are having an opening party Saturday January 5th starting at 6pm.

Here is the artist statement:

Kelly Kerrigan ****
I am a Nashville Native with a Theater/Art degree I received in 1996 from
Austin Peay State University.****

In the last 16 years, I have been a typical working Artist, which means
I’ve done lots of things to make money that didn’t really feed my
creativity, but paid my bills: I appeared on HGTV as an ‘Expert Crafter’
showing viewers how to decorate a bird house (groundbreaking, I know). I
have painted murals in homes, and backdrops for theaters. I painted dog
portraits for wacky pet owners, and dog portraits for normal pet owners.

From 2001-2003 I worked in a fashion-factory hand painting shoes 10-12
hours per day for designer boutiques, during which I did not paint anything
for myself. I had to get out of that creative vortex, so in October of
2003, I started making Lamps crafted from Vintage Womens Under-Garments. I
launched my website a few weeks after making a few lamps;
They became an international overnight phenomenon. It was crazy- for about
6 months, and then like all things that are viral on the Internet, life
returns to some type of normal. Yet Tramp Lamps still continues to find new
fans. Almost 10 years later, I have made over 900 lamps, and I still love
making them.

Pop culture nostalgia is the force behind my Paintings. Commercials, sour
candy, and 80s pop radio saturated my childhood, but I am enriched from it
as well. I might have watched too much TV as a kid, but I also played
outside well after twilight, got wet grass cuts under my pinky toes,
skinned my knees without wincing, and I could run barefoot on gravel really
fast. I took what I saw on the 3 channels we has access to and made my own
worlds with it in my big back yard of apple trees. I didn’t want to work on
the Muppet Show as someone who operated Fozzy Bear, I wanted to *Be* Fozzy

My Art should make you Laugh. I want you to think it is funny and well
executed. If a beautiful Aria makes you cry when you hear it, then allow my
art to evoke a giggle when you see it. This is my profession, this is what
I file on my taxes as my occupation. It is not a hobby.****

~ Kelly

**Swing by and have a drink! Cheers!