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November Art Happenings: Trunk Show, Portrait Painting, Studio Tour and More

Murfreesboro Creative Group Meet-Up
First Wednesday of each month, 5–8 p.m.
Two Tone Art Gallery: 113 W. Lytle St., Murfreesboro (615) 971-9270
The Murfreesboro Creative Group will now be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 5–8 p.m. Local creatives gather to work on projects, make connections, and get more familiar with the local art community. Feel free to bring something to work on and/or some snacks!

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Jewelry by Evane Diane Stoner

Sugaree’s Local Artists Trunk Show
Friday, Nov. 7, 5–8 p.m.
Sugaree’s: 122 S. Maple St., Murfreesboro
Meet local artists, admire their work and have some fun! Participants will include clothing designer Liz Kelly Zook of I’m Unparalled, jewelry designer Ashley Massey of The Gypsy Fawn, painter Beth Bourdeaux of Jaded Jack Gypsy, jewelry designer Evane Diane Stoner of Little Imaginary Girl, and photography and ambiance by Rick Hawkins. The evening will include refreshments and mingling with these talented artists. They make some cool stuff!

Portrait by Mai Hamric

Portrait by Mai Hamric

Portrait Painting Workshop
Friday, Nov. 7, 7–9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
(Held at the private studio of Mai Hamric)
This step-by-step workshop consists of 2 two-hour sessions that will give beginners the perfect introduction to drawing and painting, while giving more experienced painters new methods and techniques of tackling the portrait. Even if you’re already an experienced painter, this workshop will give you insight into a different style of painting, and perhaps inspire something new to incorporate into your work. $40 for both sessions, all materials included except you will need to bring your own 16-by-20-inch canvas. Contact maihamric@gmail.com for information on how to sign up.

Crafts & Drafts
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Nashville Farmer’s Market: 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville
Attend the Nashville Farmer’s Market on Saturday Nov. 8, for this FREE event! Spend your Saturday perusing the goods of 70 talented craft vendors and drinking some great beer from Jackalope Brewing Company and Good People Brewing Company. You will also find deliciousness for sale from local food vendors. For more information, go to nashvillecraftsanddrafts.com

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Nov. 8 – Mistletoe Market

The Mistletoe Market
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Franklin High School: 810 Hillsboro Rd., Franklin
Warm up for the holidays with a festive holiday market. Shoppers can enjoy exceptional and unique holiday gifts, while they revel in the vision of delightful displays, sweets and holiday treats. This event is a fundraiser for Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol-and-drug-free party exclusively for FHS graduating seniors. Graduation night and prom night are statistically the two most deadly nights for high school-aged teenagers. For more information, email MistletoeMarket2013@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/FHSMistletoeMarket.

Art Studio Tour Sampler
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5–7 p.m.
Center for the Arts: 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro
Visit the CFTA Gallery to check out a sneak peek of what you can expect at the 21st Annual Art Studio Tour, brought to you by the Stones River Craft Association. This exhibit will feature a sample of work from each studio on the tour, giving you an early taste of what’s to come on the weekend of Nov. 22.

Eric the Doll Art Show
Friday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m.
Moxie Art Supply: 302 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro
Come see art created by the one and only Eric the Doll (a creation by Sarah Growden). He’s probably the best artist in the world and his artwork is probably the best you’ll ever see! Learn more about this character at Whoever Said ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Obviously Never Met Me, an art show dedicated to Eric the Doll at Moxie Art Supply. Follow him on Instagram @ericthedoll.

City of Music by Diane Stockard will be on display at the Murfree Gallery this month.

City of Music by Diane Stockard will be on display at the Murfree Gallery this month.

Murfree Gallery Anniversary Reception and Exhibit
The MTSU Department of Art’s Student Gallery Committee (SGC) invites the public to the Murfree Gallery for a reception on Friday, November 21, 2014, 3–4 p.m. Located on the second floor of the Rutherford County Office Building at 319 N. Maple Street in the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s office, the exhibit features an ongoing project between the department’s Todd Art Gallery and Assessor, Rob Mitchell. The Galleries opened to the public one year ago on November 22nd, 2013 in honor of the Murfree family of Murfreesboro. All Murfree Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information on Murfree Gallery contact the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s office at 615-898-7750.

Centennial Holiday Show
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23, 12–4 p.m.
Centennial High School: 5050 Mallory Ln., Franklin
More than 170 artisans from 12 states will all meet in one location, offering affordable handmade crafts for your entire family. Begin your holiday shopping early. Admission is $4 for a one-day pass or $5 for weekend pass. For more information, contact Centennial High School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) by either calling (615) 472-4271, ext. 2335 or sending an email to centennialholidayshow@gmail.com.

Art Studio Tour
Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Art Studio Tour is an annual event established in 1993 that invites the public to visit working artists and their studios in Murfreesboro and the surrounding area. Artist studios are open to the public and host a variety of guest artists, creating a rich experience at each location. The event is held to engage with the public, and showcase processes, operations, locations and artistry of creative professionals working in our community. The event, presented by the Stones River Craft Association, is fun for the whole family and provides an exciting look into the diversity and abundance of the creativity available in our area. Visit artstudiotour.org for a map of the tour and more information.

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