Portraits created by Leiper’s Fork artist Sharon L. Green were on display at Hope Church in Franklin during Friday’s Art Scene. // Photos by John McBryde


From Artists in the Village out Columbia Pike to Landmark Booksellers on the eastern edge of town, Friday’s Franklin Art Scene welcomed scores of folks who enjoyed gazing, grazing and taking in all things fine arts.

Laurie Denbrock, who opened Artists in the Village in December, made sure attendees in her studio had the opportunity to go beyond admiring her pottery displayed. She and Judy Blakeburn hosted something called SmashAPot, a fun and creative pottery wheel throwing experience. People could learn how to make their own pottery piece and then have it kilned and painted.

Meanwhile, Joel and Carol Tomlin welcomed Nashville artists Ken and Amy Walls to their Landmark Booksellers store located adjacent to the up-and-coming Harpeth Square. The Walls displayed a papier-mache replica of the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, the lodge that inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining.” They also featured other literature-related art inside the store.

Sharon L. Green, who has called Leiper’s Fork home since 2007, displayed her unique portraits of various women at Hope Church on Fourth Avenue. It was Green’s first time to publicly display her art, work she has been creating since 2017.

“My hope is to draw people to create and show their passion, and help women to tap into their creativity,” she said.

At Tin Cottage on Main Street, Autumn Grant displayed and sold a variety of scented soaps and bath bombs through her business The Kind Poppy. According to her website, “Our mission is to make the world a kinder place. We’re doing this by offering ethically made fashion, cruelty-free beauty, eco-friendly products, and giving back to charity!”