Light, Shadow & Color: Complementary works by 2 artists highlight showcase

On exhibit at "Light, Shadow & Color" are the paintings of artist David Swanagin.

Living and playing music in Nashville for almost a decade has provided drummer David Swanagin a couple of opportunities to further his other passion and vocation -- painting.

Traveling with musicians like Billy Joe Royal allowed Swanagin to see the world, and many of the places he visited ended up in his paintings.

His drumming also introduced his drum-head paintings to some of the biggest stars in the business, and his work can be seen on the front of the kick drum for the bands of Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn and Keith Urban.

IF YOU GO

* What: "Light Shadow & Color," featuring works by Loy Allen and David Swanagin. * When: Through Jan. 31. * Where: River Gallery, 400 E. Second St. * Admission: Free. * Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5 and by appointment.