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Javier Arrieta’s Through My Eyes Collection


Javier Arrieta’s Through My Eyes Collection

Javier Arrieta, a seventeen year old Franklin High School Photographer is to exhibit his nature inspired photography at the FireHall Art Gallery in Franklin City Hall from November 1 to November 27. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception at City Hall on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00 to 7:00.

Javier Arrieta began photography five years ago as a hobby and now views it as a passion. He has won several awards for photography, as well as a silver key in the scholastic program. He has exhibited at the Frist Center and at the Palette Gallery where part of the sales were donated to The Nature Conservancy, an organization that helps protect and restore nature around the world.  Javier’s work displays nature in many forms, showing beauty and wonder of a world we oftentimes take for granted. Says Arrieta, “It’s only when we open our eyes to the wonders around us that we can grow as human beings.”

 Arrieta’s work has not gone unnoticed by the Nature Conservancy organization.

“Javier Arrieta is a gifted young man who has mastered photography techniques far beyond the grasp of most teenagers,” says Gina Hancock, associate state director for The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee. “But even more importantly, he has an artist’s eye as well as a deep and sincere love for nature that shows in his work. The staff of The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee are big fans of Javier’s work, and of Javier as a person.”

Franklin City Hall is located at 109 3rd Avenue South, Franklin, TN 37064.
For more information, contact Cecelia Melo-Romie at 615-584-7412.