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artists and artisans

Charles Brock - Chair Maker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Charles Brock – Chair Maker

Spring Hill, TN

Ed Jones meets a Columbia artist with a ROCKIN' business.


Churp Bird Homes on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Churp Bird Homes

Murfreesboro, TN

With the new generation of millennial birds looking to settle down, there's an opportunity for some new architecture, at least that's the way Matt Estrada sees it. Tennessee Crossroads went to Murfreesboro, TN to find out more about Matt Estrada's designs, which came to him, quite literally, in a dream.


Gallery 41 on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Gallery 41

Pelham, TN

Whether you like you latte with a twist, or you're partial to mocha frappa whatever, it seems like trendy coffee shops are popping up on every street corner. Miranda Cohen found a little place in Pelham, TN with a different twist. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more about Gallery 41.


Ken Means' Carousel on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ken Means’ Carousel

Franklin, TN

There's something magical about an old-time carousel. Something that inspired an artist to take on the task of building his own. Ken Means is reviving an almost lost art form, while following a longtime dream. You can watch him in action at his studio inside the Factory in Franklin, TN. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Tangled Tiles on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Tangled Tiles

Nashville, TN

Tennessee Crossroads explores the works of Nashville artist Laurie Davis as she combines tile, beads and stone and other materials to create marvelous works of art. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Tangled Tiles.


Ren Harvey - Historical Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ren Harvey – Historical Artist

Nashville, TN

Some times real life gets between us and the things we are passionate about. But, if we're lucky, we find a road back to those things. Ren Harvey is a good example. As little girl, she loved looking for arrow heads and making drawings of them. But it took decades before Ren found the road back to those things. Tennessee Crossroads recently met this Nashville artist who is using her talents to help correct the history of people who disappeared long ago. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Ren Harvey, Historical Artist.


Marble Jewelry on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Marble Jewelry

Nashville, TN

Tennessee Crossroads meets an artist whose fascination with a child's toy has resulted in some colorful and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Charlene Owens - Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Charlene Owens – Artist

Lebanon, TN

We're privileged to meet many talented folks on our trips throughout Tennessee. Some are multi-talented, as is the case with Lebanon, TN artist Charlene Owens. Tennessee Crossroads traveled to her workshop where she transforms simple items into intricate art. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Charlene Owens - Artist.


Alice Shepard - Glass Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Alice Shepard – Glass Artist

Nashville, TN

"The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts" is a quote attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. It could also describe the works of Nashville, TN native Alice Shepard. Alice, who has a degree in philosophy, combines engine parts with kiln-fired glass to create a medium she calls Artwork Cubed. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Thornton Pottery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Thornton Pottery

Pegram, TN

Few art forms put you in touch with nature like making pottery. You're literally molding the earth with your hands. Tennessee Crossroads met a Burns, TN couple who found they had a knack for creating art inspired by the leaves on their trees. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


David Arms Gallery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

David Arms Gallery

Franklin, TN

Few things have the power to affect us the way art and literature can. Images and words can inspire greatness, cause despair or bring us joy. Recently, Tennessee Crossroads' Ed Jones met a Leiper's Fork, TN artist who combines images and the written word to bring about a sense of peace in the viewer. Join Nashville Public Television to learn more about the story of David Arms.


Emil Erwin Leather on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Emil Erwin Leather

Nashville, TN

We're often fascinated by the works of artisans from around the state, along with the personal stories behind their works. Tennessee Crossroads brings you the story of a guy who was lured from computer software sales to leather. A craftsman who pursues his passion at a Nashville, TN boutique and shop called Emil Erwin.