PARKS Real Estate to Host Four Local Artists at the Upcoming October Franklin Art Crawl
Artwork by Anne Goetze
The first Friday of each month, the Franklin Art Scene includes dozens of sites dispersed through an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. The free event celebrates Williamson County, Tennessee’s local craftsmanship and provides both the novice and the art connoisseur an opportunity to see a sweeping variety of magnificent work – from blown glass to turned wood to mixed media and more.
PARKS Real Estate, located in downtown Franklin on Main Street, will host four of these local artists on October 7th. Below you will find the incredible works and bio’s from the four artists they are planning to host.
Anne Goetze resides on a small farm in the countryside outside of Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Her cherished subject matter features the rural life and landscape of Middle Tennessee, as well as a certain beloved town in the French Alps, Annecy, where she has documented the beauty of the Contemplative Nuns of the Visitation Order.
Goetze was born into a family of artists and photographers, where the walls of her home offered her consistent visual beauty. Both her father and grandfather were photographers, with her mother instilling a deep love of nature. She also cites her influences to be the documentary photography of Dorothea Lange during the Depression Era, and the paintings of the French and American Impressionists from the late 19th century. Her work in plein air and impressionism offers her complimentary mediums of expression through both photography and painting, as well as a particular technique she developed working over the years as a hand retouch artist, where the two mediums are combined. She has studied with many contemporary artists and friends such as Anton Weiss, Quang Ho and Skip Whitcomb.
She has garnered an understanding by documentation, absorption and reflection.. that whether it be by our roots, transplanting or just traveling through the area.. we all share in a connection to God’s Creation. “We all play a part in the same shared relationship of needing a ‘sense of place’, a sense of meaning.”
Goetze’s work is found in the permanent collections of the Tennessee State Museum, the Booth Museum, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Breast Cancer Center and Psychiatric Hospitals, as well as the personal collections of Oprah Winfrey, Tony Joe White, Tim McGraw, Michael McDonald, Naomi Judd, John Hiatt and Billy Ray Cyrus, among others.
Anne Goetze is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, and a founding member of The Chestnut Group, a non-profit plein air painters group dedicated to land conservancy. She is a dedicated advocate for the environment, and currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Tennessee Warner Parks and The Chestnut Group.
Growing up in a creative atmosphere with parents in the art and music business in Nashville, TN. Nathan Collie’s life was also profoundly influenced by the beauty of nature. His early years were centered around the outdoors, fishing and hunting, often accompanied by his mother as she painted plein air. As he patiently studied the behavior of the natural world and its wildlife, his attention soon began to turn to the camera to record those observations with a deeper appreciation.
Nathan is now working with wildlife stills and birds in particular. Each one is printed using Japanese papers to give texture and emotion, striving to express the Creators tender care for all things great and small.
Other works include Nature films, with a mixture of the natural surroundings put to music. They document all four seasons and encompass the areas of Middle Tennessee, the American West, and Annecy, France. His films have also been created for Radnor Lake State Park as well as the Warner Parks for their Nature Centers and educational videos.
Nathan just released a new book ‘Moments With Birds’ a collection of over 100 photographs capturing the beauty of both migratory and resident birds of Tennessee.
Nathan’s work can be found at The Copper Fox Gallery, Leipers Fork,Tn.
After his time in the Air Force drew to a close, Val found a new career as a visual artist. Using repurposed scrap metal, he’s able to create works that are imposing or unforgettable. These repurposed metal pieces are not only sacred relics of America’s past, but also give him the means to create works of any size and scale.