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Spring into the ARTS in Memphis this April! April 21-23, 2017

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 21st, 2017

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See all of the April events on our Event Calendar by choosing the category "ARTS IN APRIL" from the dropdown.

IN THE NEWS | #Savethe NEA

The High Ground News had a feature article this week on how cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) would effect Memphis.  

"Removing the Federal institution support of the National Endowment for the Arts, as proposed by the 45th Presidential administration, would be a destructive and destabilizing force not only for arts organizations of color, but also for the youth, families and communities they impact through their work,” said Deron Hall, director of partnerships and research at the Memphis Music Initiative.

Read the article HERE

Please continue to contact legislators and let them know why ART MATTERS to you. CLICK HERE for addresses and more information.

POSTCARD STATION | Africa In April

It's more important than ever to contact our legislators and ask them to #SavetheNEA. ArtsMemphis is setting up a postcard writing station at Africa in April this weekend. We ask you to take a moment to tell our elected officals why the arts matter to you. #artsmatters  Each postcard is addressed and we will add the stamp plus mail it for you.

We recently heard from one Representative who said he received 65 postcards in one day. It makes a difference!

Africa in April | April 19 -23, 2017

This is a unique event that focuses on bringing African dignitaries, ambassadors, and culture to the Memphis Community on an annual basis. The Festival will showcase African countries from an international perspective using a multiplicity of mediums- education, economics, culture, fashions, arts/crafts, music, history, and cuisines. event details

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ArtsMemphis Grantee | HIGHLIGHT

Art by Design is a coming up next weeked and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight two of our grantees. 

PRIZM Ensemble

PRIZM Ensemble will be performing Thursday April 27th at our Art by Design VIP Dinner

Formed in 2009, the PRIZM Ensemble consists of classically trained, Memphis musicians who specialize in chamber music and are dedicated to developing and promoting local talent in the Memphis area through educational and performance opportunities.

PRIZM will be represented by Jerald Walker, violin, Journey Hogan, violin, Kenneth Gillespie, Jr., viola, and Joseph Miller, cello.

Purchase tickets HERE

STAX Music Acedmy

STAX Music Academy Alumni Jazz Ensemple will be performing Friday, April 28th at the Art by Design Cambria Kick Off Party.

The STAX Jazz Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble focusing on early jazz, swing, bebop, fusion, contemporary, and Latin styles. Students develop understanding of jazz improvisation, rhythm, harmony, and form. They will be adding two vocalists to their team Friday night. 

The STAX Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX Records. 

They exist to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators from the greater Soulsville region, holistically equipping them to excel and to impact the world through the universal language of music.

Purchase tickets HERE

Art by Design

Benefitting ArtsMemphis, Art by Design is a 3-Day event featuring the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams. Demonstrating an astonishing array of talent, style, furnishings and art, the designers are collectively working to raise funds for over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in our city.

Read about Art By Design in the Memphis Daily News

Come down to Propcellar to check it out!

Tags: SavetheNEA, STAX Music Acedmy, Africa in April, PRIZM Ensemble, Memphis Music Initiative, artsinapril

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