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Franklin Art Scene show to benefit Hard Bargain Association

Franklin Art Scene show to benefit Hard Bargain Association

This Friday, the Franklin Art Scene will give families the opportunity to beautify their dwellings by bringing culture into their homes in the form of an original piece of local art work.

The Giving Art a Home nonprofit has paired with the Hard Bargain Association to give a few families the gift of a new painting and to better the lives of those families through creative enrichment.

Members of the public are invited to O’More College of Design Friday night for an art show and to see Hard Bargain homeowners curate their own personal art collections after a seperate private showcase this week.

“Friday night is the soft launch of our Giving Art a Home program,” said Linda Southwell, founder of the philanthropic entity.

“We are so excited to be a part of the Franklin community. O’More College so graciously offered their gallery space in support of our mission to bring art into the lives of deserving households. The show features a wonderful array of artistic styles and mediums.”

Work from both seasoned and newer artists will be featured from the lineup of Wayne Brezinka and Michael McBride, both of whom have received nationwide acclaim, as well as Franklin familiars Holly Chapman, Viki Mammina, Pam Simmons, and Stephen Watkins

Hard Bargain’s Brant Bousquet expressed gratitude for the upcoming event.

“We are thrilled to partner with Linda Southwell and Giving Art a Home,” Bousquet said.

“Each of the Hard Bargain families had a wonderful time interacting with the artists and choosing the painting that was meaningful to them to put in their home.

“I am hoping for a great turnout on Friday night at the our event at O’More College of Design, which is also a location for the First Friday Art Crawl.”

The December Franklin Art Scene will be held from 6-9 p.m. For further information about Friday’s activities, visit the websites for Give Art a Home or the Franklin Art Scene.

Photo: Franklin Art Scene show to benefit Hard Bargain Association. Artist and Tennessee State University professor of art, Michael McBride (left), Hard Bargain homeowner Shanita Beech, and Linda Southwell, founder of Giving Art a Home stand by Beech’s chosen art work for her home titled “The Gift.”