A well-known award-winning production and costume designer for theatre and television, and a professor at two universities in Nashville, Tennessee. In the past decade she has also gained a reputation as an artist. On November 10th, 2001, Franne opened a new artists’ cooperative in East Nashville, Plowhaus Artists’ Co-op. In conjunction with Plowhaus, Franne keeps working on her own art, showing at local galleries, in both group and solo shows. Her show, “The Nature of Things,” recently opened at the Family Wash Gallery in East Nashville.