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Two Art Exhibits at Franklin City Hall

Two Art Exhibits at Franklin City Hall

The City of Franklin currently has two art exhibits in City Hall.  Both exhibits will be on display until March 13th.  

Fine artists LeAnne Johnson and Gary Vaughn are on display at the FireHall Gallery.

LeAnne has spent 23 years as an artist for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee State Parks.  She also designed the first “Iris” license plate for the State of Tennessee.  LeAnne loves to travel and studies metaphysics, spiritual, and world cultures which she expresses through her art.

Gary has worked as an illustrator, painter, and sculptor.  He worked under Professor Emeritus of Art, Jane McKinney, to construct a 46-foot tall metal sculpture at Tennessee State University’s Olympic Plaza.  His painting aims to “combine the appeal of subject matter, color, and shape to achieve a subconscious spark that touches upon the divine, the magic of art and what can be.”

Works by photographers Carl Thompson and Gene Nichols are exhibited on the Community Art Display in City Hall.

In May of 2005, Carl left a successful 25-year career as an investor relations consultant to pursue his love of nature through organic macro photography.  His goal is to emotionally touch others in a positive way with his photos, while sharing the stunning beauty of God’s world through flowers.

Gene was born and raised in a small farming community in north central Kansas.  It was there where Gene first discovered his interest in landscape photography.  He loved the gently rolling hills of Kansas and the scenes of huge wheat and milo fields waving in the winds.  Gene is currently photographs small weddings and reunions while still continuing his passion for landscape photography.

An artists’ reception for both exhibits will be held Thursday, January 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in City Hall.  Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Tom Shinness on harp guitar.

For more information on the Art in City Hall program, call 550-6618.

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