In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June. Fine artists, photographers, craft artists, musicians, The Delineators and Boro Improv will come together on June 9–10 from 6–9 p.m. each night. Almost 30 businesses and galleries will be open to the public on these two nights.
In the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, the work of artists Kristina Lyle and Miranda Herrick will be featured in an exhibit called Constructed/Reconstructed. Both artists use repurposed materials and grid patterns to create brightly colored organic geometric designs. Lyle uses recycled paper and Herrick uses repurposed aluminum cans. The artists will be hosting a reception during the Crawl, and they will be available to discuss their work.
Lyle’s work has been shown at such places as the Tennessee Art League. She uses colored paper in various ways influenced by her grandmother’s quilts and her own travels. She will share the limelight with Herrick, whose style also employs vivid color and organic shapes. Herrick has had extensive showings in Nashville and Clarksville. Both women are graduates of Austin Peay State University with bachelors degrees in fine arts. Herrick’s degree is in drawing and ceramics, while Lyle’s is in painting and printmaking.
By popular demand, the poetry reading group The Delineators will be returning this month and performing in the rotunda during the artist’s reception.
The Tennessee Art Commission conference will discuss art and community, so the Boro Art Crawl will facilitate the creation of a community art collaboration with the help of local artist and Crawl committee member Beth Boudreaux. She will be located at VNTG, a custom furniture builder located on Walnut Street next to Simply Pure Sweets. Here, on both the evenings of June 9 and 10, visitors to the Crawl will be able to add their talents to the community art piece.
Other participating businesses and organizations include: Top of the Block, Daffodilly Design, The Shoppes on Main (hosting Boro Improv this month), Mayday Brewery, L & L Contracting, The Green Dragon, Cultivate Coworking, Liquid Smoke, Smoke and Mirrors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Dreaming in Color, Sugaree’s, The Write Impression, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, VNTG, Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburgh Village, Oaklands Mansion, The Block, Center for the Arts, Moxie Art Supply, Two-Tone Gallery, MTSU Galleries, Earth Experience, Studio 903 and Discovery Center.
For more information on the Boro Art Crawl, a community endeavor held the second Friday of every other month in downtown Murfreesboro, visit boroartcrawl.com.