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Boro Art Crawl Returns to Murfreesboro Square Aug. 11, Features Work From Joseph Heckle, Oliver Langston and a Host of Other Area Artists

The August Boro Art Crawl, which takes place on the Murfreesboro Public Square and environments near the downtown area, will again feature lots of art from local and regional artists. It will take place on Friday, Aug. 11, from 6–9 p.m.

Joseph Heckle’s collection of abstract impressionistic art, titled “The Night That Awoke in the Middle of Me,” will be on exhibit in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda.

Heckle said his creation of visual art began after a period of dark years in his life.

“Late in August of 2013, after a decade of sincere addiction, deep depression and, toward the end, multiple hospitalizations, I quit drinking alcohol,” the artist said. “Roughly six months later, I began an attempt to visually express my sickness and frustration.”

Aeris Minor by Joseph Heckle

Aeris Minor by Joseph Heckle

 

Prior to this time, Heckle said his creative pursuits were primarily musical.

“After about six months of simply relearning how to live as something other than a suicidal addict, the creative floodgates didn’t just open, they more or less vanished entirely. Music wasn’t enough; I needed a visual outlet to express all the flotsam and jetsam roaming around my head. Abstract expressionism was an easy choice,” he said. “The pieces themselves . . . are open to infinite interpretation.

“Their best possible purpose, is to make you feel something.”

Meanwhile at the August Art Crawl, Vibe Nutrition will feature the work of Deborah Scott and Sally Wright, while Mayday Brewery will show the art of Oliver Langston. Other featured artists include Suzanne LeBeau, Alexis Frost, Joyce Cummings, Karen Brackman, Dave Jackson, Sally Burk and Dan Sharley.

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Amelia’s Closet, Bella’s Boutique, Trendy Pieces, Center for the Arts, Concert Productions, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Jimmy Fox Insurance, Vibe Nutrition, VNTG, Green Dragon, Two-Tone Gallery, Mayday Brewery, Murfreesboro Art League, Dreamingincolor, Sugaree’s, Quinn’s Mercantile, Sugaree’s, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography and The Write Impression will also host artists.

For more information about the Boro Art Crawl, held the second Friday of every other month, visit boroartcrawl.com or facebook.com/boroartcrawl.

View a map of the crawl locations here and at each participating location on the night of the crawl.

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