Bradford Gallery

Plan Your Visit

Our exhibits are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required - please visit any time the gallery is open. Visit or call the church office for help (615-385-2150).

Gallery Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00-4:00pm

Group Tours

Groups are welcome. Please call the church at 615-385-2150 to inquire about a docent-led group tour.

Now Showing

A Collaborative Photography Exhibit featuring the work of Beth Trabue Gorham, Bill Franson, Price Harrison, and James DeMain

Opens Sunday, April 17

It Was Evening, It Was Morning...

Opening Reception on Friday, May 6 at 5:30pm  

Come to view the art and meet the photographers. No reservation needed.

This group photography exhibit explores three themes derived from the Genesis account of creation: boundary, rhythm and rest. God creates boundaries between day and night, the heavens and the earth, the dry land and the waters.

In each case the separation allows the cultivation of something special in a defined space. From the beginning there is rhythm: a time of night, of morning, another night and another morning. This rhythm points us to consider something beyond linear time. And finally, the creation account culminates on the seventh day when God rests. He does not rest because he is tired but cause creation was made for the seventh day which lasts into eternity.

"Yours is the day, O God, yours also the night; you established
the moon and the sun. You fixed all the boundaries of the
earth; you made both summer and winter."

-Psalm 74:15,16

Beth Trabue Gorham, Blueberry

Beth Trabue Gorham, Blueberry

Bill Franson, Appleton 13

Price Harrison, Gold

James DeMain, A Shared Solitude

About the Artists

Beth Trabue Gorham is an Associate Professor in the Visual Communications program at Nashville State Community College (NSCC). A Native Nashvillian, she holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Photography from East Tennessee State University. Before teaching she worked as an assistant for Sally Mann and later Jack Spencer. She joined the NSCC faculty in 2001 teaching analog and digital photography. Twenty years later she still embraces the challenge of changing the way students see and helping them to make compelling photographs of the world around them. In her personal work she aims to share with the viewer her own joy of seeing, using light to inform and to elicit the mystery, wonder and curious nature of childhood.

Bill Franson is a New England-based documentary/fine art photographer, educator, and lecturer. Working primarily with traditional and alternative light-sensitive materials in all formats, his portfolios exhibit a wide range of interests, both in subject matter and materials. He has exhibited extensively from coast to coast and is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Recent portfolios include “Mason Dixon: American Fictions” and “Landscape in Blue,” exhibited at St. George’s.

Bill studied documentary photography at the Art Institute of Boston and holds a BA in philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. He taught for fourteen years at the New England School of Photography (Boston, MA) ten at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) including a 2019 semester in Orvieto Italy, and teaches various workshops, from Street Photography to the American Landscape, at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA).  His work is held in both institutional and private collections.

Price Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Fine Arts at Vanderbilt University in 1984. He studied architecture at Yale University where he earned a master’s degree. In 1987 he began an architectural apprenticeship in New York with the late Paul Rudolph. After studying with Mr. Rudolph, Harrison went on to work with Richard Meier & Partners and I.M. Pei.

In 1998 Harrison returned to Nashville where he founded his firm Price Harrison Architect and Associates PLLC. The firm specializes in residential and commercial buildings, product design, branding, and graphic design. The firm has received numerous AIA awards and has been published extensively in the US and Europe.

From 1987-98 Harrison lived in New York, NY where he began to focus on black and white film photography, particularly the burgeoning east coast garage rock scene that emerged in the 1990s. Since moving back to Nashville, Harrison has concentrated on digital images that explore the relationship of people with the built environment. Harrison’s formal emphasis is primarily color, composition, and unexpected light.

James DeMain came to Nashville by way of New Jersey and Ohio and has spent the past 33 years working as an audio engineer. However, he's always had an interest in the visual arts—photography in particular. In 2007, he obtained his first professional camera and began to learn photography, with inspiration from the great mid-century black-and-white Magnum photographers. He has completed several long-term photography projects, including an extensive photo essay on the Tennessee State Fair, which spanned an entire decade; a study of Nashville’s Lower Broadway culture; meditations on Florida’s Gulf Coast; and two portraiture series: the clowns of the Al Menah Shrine Temple in Nashville, and the children and staff of the Dubasari Correctional School, an orphanage in Moldova.

About the Bradford Gallery

St. George's is blessed by an exceptional array of beautiful art in and around our building. As part of the additions to our facility in 2020, we were grateful to include the Bradford Gallery, generously given by Lillian (Tooty) Bradford. The gallery is accessed from the West Entrance near Legacy Hall. Our hope is that this exquisite space will engage the Christian imagination and celebrate the fullness of God's kingdom through rotating  exhibits.