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Ansbach Artisans and OnTrack Studios Bring Live Local Art to Franklin


Franklin, Tennessee - September 16, 2016: Ansbach Artisans' monthly Saturday Night Live Art event will be even bigger in September as they join with neighbors at OnTrack Studios for an evening of local live art. Visitors of all ages can join the fun on September 24 from 6-9 p.m. Ansbach Artisans will feature the work of five artists from the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS): Jan Batts, Glenna Cook, Donna Littleton, Christine Parachek Marshall, and Sally Murphy. Mel Deal will provide live music for the evening on his smooth jazz guitar.

"The five TnWS Artists will each be demonstrating a favorite technique or style," said TnWS President Wendy Latimer. "In doing so, the community will experience how the artists are stretching boundaries showing versatility and innovation in both traditional and cutting edge watermedia."

TnWS is a statewide, non-profit organization that has supported watercolor and watermedia artists in the community for 45 years. "Our mission is to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolors and watermedia as important, creative, permanent painting mediums," said Latimer. "Many of our members instruct, exhibit and support all the visual arts. We are a non-juried organization which means that we support all artists at any part of their journey. The Nashville region's members enjoy having several exhibits per year from Franklin, Columbia, Nashville to Clarksville and communities in between!"

Families can enjoy seeing the artists' works come to life at this month's SNL Art where they will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists on site, observe their work in progress, and purchase works by the artists.

The fun continues next door at OnTrack Studios where local artists Brenda Coldwell, Dawn Whitelaw, and Robert Black will be painting in the barn from 6-9 p.m. OnTrack Studios offers locals artists a place to create, teach, and share their art with the community through events, classes, creative spaces, and more. Visitors can stop in and say hello, tour the studio, and learn more about upcoming classes this fall.

SNL Art is free, open to the public, and family friendly.

Owner Michael Phillips opened Ansbach Artisans in May 2015 at 1974 Wilson Pike in Franklin. The former site of Jamison Market is now the home of a wonderful art gallery which features only original works by Middle Tennessee artists. The gallery is named for the city of Ansbach, Germany where Phillips served in the Army as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

SNL Art is on the final Saturday of each month and is open to visitors of all ages. Press is also welcome to attend. The next event takes place on September 24 from 6-9 p.m. Details of the event can be found on the gallery website, AnsbachArtisans.com.

Accompanying photos are available by contacting the gallery at info@ansbachartisans.com.


Michael Phillips


1974 Wilson Pike

Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 974-6300

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