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Due to precautions resulting from concerns associated with COVID-19, we have compiled virtual arts events so you can stay connected to our thriving arts community:
Virtual Events/COVID-19

 

  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Pam Santi—Artist's Journey

    Mar 29th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE PAM SANTI.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY MARCH 6 - MARCH 31
    WITH AN ARTIST’S RECEPTION ON
    MARCH 21 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

    A Native of Thailand, Pam has lived in the South for the past thirty years. Artist, mother and grandmother, she describes her artistic process as one of prayer or praise, a gift from GOD.
    An innate understanding of color and shape emerged following an illness, and Pam began to paint and sculpt. She often uses fabric, metal, and wood as part of her creative medium. Pam's art content is always simple, pure and almost spiritual ... always expressive of her gratitude. Pam's work has been on exhibition in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, England, The Netherlands, Korea and Thailand. Recent shows include The Crosstown Concourse Art Bar and the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Pam has been commissioned to create works that are part of the Methodist Germantown Hospital's permanent collection, St Georges Independent School permanent collection and the Mississippi Good Will Corporation permanent collection.

    Pam's art is also part of many private collections both in the United States and abroad.

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  • Shattered Secrets

    Mar 29th, 2020
    8:00pm - 9:30pm
    2085 Monroe Ave

    Emerald Theatre Company presents the Mid-South Premiere of SHATTERED SECRETS by Libbe HaLevy

     

    March 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 2020

    THEATREWORKS at the Square  2085 Monroe Ave

    Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM

    $15.00 General Admission ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

    www.etcmemphistheater.com

     

    Shattered Secrets: an honest, witty and raw look at childhood sexual abuse and how those victims carry the shame, anger and confusion into their adulthood. A group of people from very different ages, races, incomes, status and environments that all share the same scars, come together for a 12-step recovery meeting. Shattered Secrets dramatizes a support group for incest survivors in which members work out their pent-up emotions.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Mar 29th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Mar 29th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Sunday Brunch at the Brooks

    Mar 29th, 2020
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.

    Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering. 

    Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Mar 29th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!

    Mar 29th, 2020
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    The Circuit Playhouse 51 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104

    The Circuit Playhouse, in partnership with super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff is proud to welcome the all-time favorite back to the Mid-South for school matinees and limited public performances.

    “Get your thing in action” and relive the glory days of Saturday Morning’s iconic cartoon series. Tom is ready to start his first day as a schoolteacher. The only problem is he is scared to death! Watch as characters from the classic series come to life, reminding Tom the best way to learn has always been with music and an imagination. With memorable songs “I’m Just a Bill,” “Inter-Planet Janet,” and “Conjunction Junction” you will want to scoot down front and grab a big bowl of cereal.

    Director-Choreographer, Whitney Branan (Cabaret, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure), leads the multi-talented cast of Karl Robinson (Junie B. Jones the Musical, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure) as Tom, Angie Thompson (Junie B. Jones the Musical, Head Over Heels) as Shulie, and Kylan Owen (Junie B. Jones the Musical, Kinky Boots) as Joe.  Rounding out the cast are Playhouse on the Square Associate Company Members Isaiah Rosales (Indecent, Kinky Boots), Hope Schafer (Indecent, Peter Pan), and Haley Wilson (Memphis, Kinky Boots).

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  • THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY

    Mar 29th, 2020
    2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Halloran Centre , 225 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103
    Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, That Golden Girls Show is a smash hit that parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series. VENUE: Halloran Centre , 225 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103 DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:30pm TICKETS: $35 BOX OFFICE: 901.525.3000 GROUP SALES: 901.529.4226 WEB: www.orpheum-memphis.com
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  • Driving Miss Daisy

    Mar 29th, 2020
    2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Germantown, TN 38138

    By: Alfred Uhry

    Directed by: Jason Spitzer

    Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a African American man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect grounded in each of their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.

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  • River Series: Model Zero / Allison Kasper

    Mar 29th, 2020
    3:30pm - 6:30pm
    Maria Montessori School Amphitheater 740 Harbor Bend Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    Model Zero 
    This Memphis band features members of Ex-Cult, Aquarian Blood and the Sheiks. The band fuses their brand of garage rock with post-punk charm; it's filled with zippy guitar lines, drum machine rhythms and other electronics (including the Quintron-invented Drum Buddy). Model Zero’s self-titled debut album came out in 2019 on Slovenly / Black Gladiator Records.

    Allison Kasper
    Allison Kasper is a singer/songwriter based in Memphis, Tennessee. She is also the founder of Grrl Fest, a music festival focused on female-identifying musicians both inside and outside Memphis.
    https://allisonkasper.bandcamp.com

    The River Series is a fund-raiser for the Maria Montessori School. We host three shows at our on-campus amphitheater every spring and fall, bringing an eclectic mix of local and touring acts together for performances at a truly special place in Downtown Memphis. The series is sponsored by Wiseacre Brewing, Regional One Health and The Memphis Flyer and curated by Zac Ives from Goner Records and Robby Grant from Shoulder Tap. We ask for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids at the door.

    Schedule:
    Doors / DJ: 3pm
    Allison Kasper: 4pm
    Model Zero: 5pm

    For more information visit www.riverseries.org.
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Pam Santi—Artist's Journey

    Mar 30th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE PAM SANTI.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY MARCH 6 - MARCH 31
    WITH AN ARTIST’S RECEPTION ON
    MARCH 21 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

    A Native of Thailand, Pam has lived in the South for the past thirty years. Artist, mother and grandmother, she describes her artistic process as one of prayer or praise, a gift from GOD.
    An innate understanding of color and shape emerged following an illness, and Pam began to paint and sculpt. She often uses fabric, metal, and wood as part of her creative medium. Pam's art content is always simple, pure and almost spiritual ... always expressive of her gratitude. Pam's work has been on exhibition in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, England, The Netherlands, Korea and Thailand. Recent shows include The Crosstown Concourse Art Bar and the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Pam has been commissioned to create works that are part of the Methodist Germantown Hospital's permanent collection, St Georges Independent School permanent collection and the Mississippi Good Will Corporation permanent collection.

    Pam's art is also part of many private collections both in the United States and abroad.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Mar 30th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Mar 30th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Mar 30th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Mar 30th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Mar 30th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Pam Santi—Artist's Journey

    Mar 31st, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE PAM SANTI.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY MARCH 6 - MARCH 31
    WITH AN ARTIST’S RECEPTION ON
    MARCH 21 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

    A Native of Thailand, Pam has lived in the South for the past thirty years. Artist, mother and grandmother, she describes her artistic process as one of prayer or praise, a gift from GOD.
    An innate understanding of color and shape emerged following an illness, and Pam began to paint and sculpt. She often uses fabric, metal, and wood as part of her creative medium. Pam's art content is always simple, pure and almost spiritual ... always expressive of her gratitude. Pam's work has been on exhibition in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, England, The Netherlands, Korea and Thailand. Recent shows include The Crosstown Concourse Art Bar and the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Pam has been commissioned to create works that are part of the Methodist Germantown Hospital's permanent collection, St Georges Independent School permanent collection and the Mississippi Good Will Corporation permanent collection.

    Pam's art is also part of many private collections both in the United States and abroad.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Mar 31st, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
    More Details
  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Mar 31st, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Mar 31st, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Mar 31st, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Mar 31st, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Volunteer at Carpenter Art Garden

    Mar 31st, 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Carpenter Art Garden, 301 Carpenter St. Memphis, Tennessee 38111

    We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.

    egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Apr 1st, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
    More Details
  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 1st, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 1st, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 1st, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 1st, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

    More Details
  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Apr 2nd, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
    More Details
  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 2nd, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 2nd, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 2nd, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

    More Details
  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 2nd, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

    More Details
  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
    More Details
  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • WinterArts

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    888 South White Station Rd., Memphis Tn 38117

    WinterArts, The South's Premiere Holiday Artists' Market presents its 11th annual showcase of exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region's finest artists. This year's stellar collection of holiday gift ideas wrought in glass, metal, wood, clay, fiber, and more, will be staged at 888 South White Station Rd (between Poplar & Park Avenues; next-door to Bed Bath & Beyond). 

    Open daily Saturday, November 30, through Christmas Eve; hours are: Mondays - Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 7pm; Fridays 10am to 9pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm & Sundays noon to 5pm.  For more information see winterartsmemphis.com or WinterArtsMemphis on facebook. Presented by ArtWorks Foundation.

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Art in The Loop

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    All-day Event
    Ridgeway Loop Raod (street closed between Briarcrest and Ridge Bend)

    Art in The LoopApril 3 –5  – ArtWorks Foundation presents its 3rd annual edition of Art in The Loop , the Art Festival in East Memphis, featuring works of Fine-Craft in metal, glass, wood, clay, & fiber, as well as 2-D disciplines.  You’ll also enjoy performances of classical music by area youth ensembles, and  the fare of the town’s top food trucks.  Art in The Loop will take place on Ridgeway Loop Road (between Briarcrest Avenue & Ridge Bend Rd.); hours are Friday (4/3) 1pm to 6pm; Saturday (4/4) 10am to 6pm; Sunday (4/5) 11am to 4pm. Art in The Loop is sponsored by WKNO TV, WKNO FM, and Memphis Magazine. Art in The Loop is presented by ArtWorks Foundation: admission is Free. For more, see: www.artworks.foundation or www.artintheloop.org

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  • Women of Folk: Xaris Waltman Trio & Bailey Bigger Band in The Green Room

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Crosstown Arts, The Green Room 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280 Memphis, TN 38104 United States

    The Green Room at Crosstown Arts presents Women of Folk — performances by the Xaris Waltman Trio and Bailey Bigger Band.

    Tickets: $10
    Doors at 7 pm | Show at 7:30 pm

    Born and raised in small-town Arkansas, just outside of the musically historic city of Memphis, Tennessee, Bailey has always had a passion for songwriting. She first picked up a guitar at only nine years old and began to write songs within the first week of playing.

    At age 17, Bailey won “Memphis’ Best Song Of 2017” for her original song, “Wildflower.” Since then, she has performed at many festivals and venues from Celebrate Memphis (being one of 4 headliners), AmericanaFest, and many more. She has recorded at Dark Horse Studios, Sun Studios, and Ardent Studios. Bailey has also been recognized as a top ten up-and-coming Americana artist you should be listening to by Memphis Magazine.

    Following Bailey’s first record “Closer to Home,” she released her second EP, “Between The Pages.” This EP was engineered by Jessica Willis and released by the University of Memphis record label, BlueTOMRecords.

    Xaris Waltman’s mother claims she was humming tunes before she could talk. As a young child, Xaris picked up her dad’s guitar and discovered a deep connection to folk songs. Xaris loved how the songs had lives of their own and have been telling the same stories for generations. Xaris still feels the same way. Relaying these stories to audiences during her shows makes her feel like she’s doing something bigger than herself.

    In 2019, at nineteen years old, Xaris released an album of old-time songs titled “Under The Willow” with BigTone Records. Right out of high school, Xaris began traveling the country solo; just a girl and her guitar. Playing listening rooms, living rooms, and festivals, she has captured the people of small-town America’s ears with her melodious, high-toned voice.

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  • The Hot Foot Honeys Present Lights / Camera / TAP!

    Apr 3rd, 2020
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Join the Hot Foot Honeys, Memphis’ only professional tap dance company, for Lights / Camera / TAP!, their 7th annual show. Lights / Camera / TAP! comments on the intimate relationship of tap dance and film, and features choreography that ranges from Broadway-style showstoppers to pieces that integrate tap, contemporary dance, and spoken word. Each of the numbers in Lights / Camera / TAP! are inspired by an aspect of film, including: soundtracks, plots, characters, specific scenes, and even morals of stories taught through film.

    The show also features choreography set on the company by world-renowned tap dancer Charles Renato (American Tap Dance Foundation, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway) and solo work by Memphis native Jessica Tenbusch, now a professional tap dancer with Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Tapman Productions. The closing piece of Lights / Camera / TAP! is a collaboration between the Hot Foot Honeys and DanceVersify Academy, Memphis’ Indian dance school, and fuses tap dance with Kathak, known for its storytelling through facial expressions, hand movements, and rhythmic footwork.

    Lights / Camera / TAP! runs April 3-5 at the Buckman Performing Arts Center and is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

    Show Information –

    Dates/Times:

    April 3-4 @ 8 p.m., April 5 @ 2 p.m.

    Location:

    Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Tickets:

    On sale now

    To Buy:

    www.buckmanartscenter.com

    901.537.1483

    Price:

    Adults - $20
    Children (10 and under) - $7
    Student/Senior (65+) - $15
    Groups of 10 or more - $12 (call 901.537.1483 to arrange)

    About Hot Foot Honeys –

    Founded in December 2012 by Artistic Director Marianne Bell, Hot Foot Honeys Tap Dance Company is based in Memphis, Tennessee and dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and performance of rhythm tap.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2020

    Apr 4th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
    Midtown Opera Festival 2020 is all Mozart all the time! Enjoy classical performances of the composer's famous pieces, and raucous adults-only renditions of his lesser known-works, by Opera Memphis and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Anchored by the comedic opera Così fan tutte, this year's festival will delight guests of all ages with the return of MOF staples like Cartoons & Cereal and Fringe Events, as well as a special performance of Bastien & Bastienne directed by McCleave Fellow, Bethania Baray. 
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  • Art in The Loop

    Apr 4th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Ridgeway Loop Raod (street closed between Briarcrest and Ridge Bend)

    Art in The LoopApril 3 –5  – ArtWorks Foundation presents its 3rd annual edition of Art in The Loop , the Art Festival in East Memphis, featuring works of Fine-Craft in metal, glass, wood, clay, & fiber, as well as 2-D disciplines.  You’ll also enjoy performances of classical music by area youth ensembles, and  the fare of the town’s top food trucks.  Art in The Loop will take place on Ridgeway Loop Road (between Briarcrest Avenue & Ridge Bend Rd.); hours are Friday (4/3) 1pm to 6pm; Saturday (4/4) 10am to 6pm; Sunday (4/5) 11am to 4pm. Art in The Loop is sponsored by WKNO TV, WKNO FM, and Memphis Magazine. Art in The Loop is presented by ArtWorks Foundation: admission is Free. For more, see: www.artworks.foundation or www.artintheloop.org

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 4th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 4th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • The Mesmerist

    Apr 4th, 2020
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    680 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38105

    19th Century Conjuring Arts / Parlour Magic

    About this Event

    This is my “one-man-show” that is based on the magicians of the 19th century. I will be performing this in the beautiful Victorian ballroom at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum (built 1871). I will be sharing magic from some of the magicians you've probably never heard of, such as Harry Keller, Howard Thurston, Ching Ling Foo, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, and Ehrich Weiss (Harry Houdini) are performers who were extremely popular in the 1800s. I have been developing this show for many years, and it is suited for an intimate theater audience, as was the case back in the Victorian era. In this show you will be seeing some exciting magic that has seldom been seen, even by current day magicians.

    The word “mesmerist” refers to Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), an Austrian physician who developed a theory of “animal magnetism” and a “mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotize another”. Mesmerism has taken on a different meaning in these modern times. Some of the magic that I will be performing might make one feel as though you have had a spell cast upon you. Besides the beautiful classic magic from this period, I will also travel deep into the minds of the audience using techniques from the 1800’s. If you have been to my show in previous months, you will see some "new" illusions added to the show that will make you question what your eyes are seeing. Come witness what theater-goers saw over 100 hundred years ago. You will be transported back to “The Golden Age of Magic”.

     

    Prepare yourself to be MESMERIZED !

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  • Così fan tutte

    Apr 4th, 2020
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper, Memphis TN 38104
    This year, as the anchoring opera for Midtown Opera Festival 2020, Opera Memphis presents Mozart's Così fan tutte. It is often said that love is blind and fickle as the people it possesses, but young Ferrando and Guglielmo and their fiancés Dorabella and Fiordiligi swear absolute trust, fidelity, and devotion to each other as they prepare to walk down the aisle... That is until the astute Don Alfonso presents the young men with an opportunity to test the bonds of love. Will Ferrando and Guglielmo choose to open this Pandora's box on their relationships? Can their sweethearts surmount the challenges that they would inevitably face? Or will it all come crashing down upon them like so many tiers of wedding cake? Find out with this comedic romp through the hearts of men and women.
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  • Art in The Loop

    Apr 5th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Ridgeway Loop Raod (street closed between Briarcrest and Ridge Bend)

    Art in The LoopApril 3 –5  – ArtWorks Foundation presents its 3rd annual edition of Art in The Loop , the Art Festival in East Memphis, featuring works of Fine-Craft in metal, glass, wood, clay, & fiber, as well as 2-D disciplines.  You’ll also enjoy performances of classical music by area youth ensembles, and  the fare of the town’s top food trucks.  Art in The Loop will take place on Ridgeway Loop Road (between Briarcrest Avenue & Ridge Bend Rd.); hours are Friday (4/3) 1pm to 6pm; Saturday (4/4) 10am to 6pm; Sunday (4/5) 11am to 4pm. Art in The Loop is sponsored by WKNO TV, WKNO FM, and Memphis Magazine. Art in The Loop is presented by ArtWorks Foundation: admission is Free. For more, see: www.artworks.foundation or www.artintheloop.org

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 5th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Sunday Brunch at the Brooks

    Apr 5th, 2020
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.

    Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering. 

    Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 5th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • The Hot Foot Honeys Present Lights / Camera / TAP!

    Apr 5th, 2020
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Join the Hot Foot Honeys, Memphis’ only professional tap dance company, for Lights / Camera / TAP!, their 7th annual show. Lights / Camera / TAP! comments on the intimate relationship of tap dance and film, and features choreography that ranges from Broadway-style showstoppers to pieces that integrate tap, contemporary dance, and spoken word. Each of the numbers in Lights / Camera / TAP! are inspired by an aspect of film, including: soundtracks, plots, characters, specific scenes, and even morals of stories taught through film.

    The show also features choreography set on the company by world-renowned tap dancer Charles Renato (American Tap Dance Foundation, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway) and solo work by Memphis native Jessica Tenbusch, now a professional tap dancer with Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Tapman Productions. The closing piece of Lights / Camera / TAP! is a collaboration between the Hot Foot Honeys and DanceVersify Academy, Memphis’ Indian dance school, and fuses tap dance with Kathak, known for its storytelling through facial expressions, hand movements, and rhythmic footwork.

    Lights / Camera / TAP! runs April 3-5 at the Buckman Performing Arts Center and is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

    Show Information –

    Dates/Times:

    April 3-4 @ 8 p.m., April 5 @ 2 p.m.

    Location:

    Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Tickets:

    On sale now

    To Buy:

    www.buckmanartscenter.com

    901.537.1483

    Price:

    Adults - $20
    Children (10 and under) - $7
    Student/Senior (65+) - $15
    Groups of 10 or more - $12 (call 901.537.1483 to arrange)

    About Hot Foot Honeys –

    Founded in December 2012 by Artistic Director Marianne Bell, Hot Foot Honeys Tap Dance Company is based in Memphis, Tennessee and dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and performance of rhythm tap.

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 6th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 6th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 6th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 6th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 6th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • The Hot Foot Honeys Present Lights / Camera / TAP!

    Apr 6th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    The Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Join the Hot Foot Honeys, Memphis’ only professional tap dance company, for Lights / Camera / TAP!, their 7th annual show. Lights / Camera / TAP! comments on the intimate relationship of tap dance and film, and features choreography that ranges from Broadway-style showstoppers to pieces that integrate tap, contemporary dance, and spoken word. Each of the numbers in Lights / Camera / TAP! are inspired by an aspect of film, including: soundtracks, plots, characters, specific scenes, and even morals of stories taught through film.

    The show also features choreography set on the company by world-renowned tap dancer Charles Renato (American Tap Dance Foundation, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway) and solo work by Memphis native Jessica Tenbusch, now a professional tap dancer with Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Tapman Productions. The closing piece of Lights / Camera / TAP! is a collaboration between the Hot Foot Honeys and DanceVersify Academy, Memphis’ Indian dance school, and fuses tap dance with Kathak, known for its storytelling through facial expressions, hand movements, and rhythmic footwork.

    Lights / Camera / TAP! runs April 3-5 at the Buckman Performing Arts Center and is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

    Show Information –

    Dates/Times:

    April 3-4 @ 8 p.m., April 5 @ 2 p.m.

    Location:

    Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

    Tickets:

    On sale now

    To Buy:

    www.buckmanartscenter.com

    901.537.1483

    Price:

    Adults - $20
    Children (10 and under) - $7
    Student/Senior (65+) - $15
    Groups of 10 or more - $12 (call 901.537.1483 to arrange)

    About Hot Foot Honeys –

    Founded in December 2012 by Artistic Director Marianne Bell, Hot Foot Honeys Tap Dance Company is based in Memphis, Tennessee and dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and performance of rhythm tap.

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  • Memphis Community Life Drawing

    Apr 6th, 2020
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    The Artists Commons, 139 Scott Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38112

    Life Drawing group open to all levels.

    $5 student $10 other pholkx suggest donation. As always, BYOE (easel).

    Set up is 6:30-7, drawing begins promptly at 7 with warmups and then 1-2 long poses. Crit 8:45-9.

     

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 7th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 7th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 7th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 7th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

    More Details
  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 7th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Volunteer at Carpenter Art Garden

    Apr 7th, 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Carpenter Art Garden, 301 Carpenter St. Memphis, Tennessee 38111

    We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.

    egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!

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  • Artist Chat: Yancy Villa Calvo

    Apr 7th, 2020
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138
    Get to know more about our visual artists through an interactive gallery experience and artist conversation. Participants will take a guided tour of the gallery while exploring the inspirations and techniques for creating the art work.
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  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 7th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 8th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 8th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 8th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 8th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 8th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Lynn Cardona at Crosstown Arts

    Apr 8th, 2020
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Crosstown Arts, The Green Room 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280 Memphis, TN 38104 United States

    Join us in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts for a performance by contemporary jazz and soul artist Lynn Cardona.

    Lynn Cardona is a contemporary jazz and soul artist living in Los Angeles, where she pens unguarded songs about love: the unrequited, the returned and ecstatic, the slow burn of longing and lust.

    Tickets: $10
    Doors at 7pm | Performance at 7:30pm

    It’s Cardona’s voice — girlish, dreamily viscous, and reminiscent of Blossom Dearie —that first draws you in. But you soon find yourself saturated in her world, one where nostalgia and desire fill the space like rising floodwaters.

    Much of this is due to the poetry that patters through Cardona’s lyrics, tugging you deeper and deeper out to sea. For example, in her new EP, Ophelia, Cardona sings in the titular song, “I’ve said this all before but now I swear it, please dare it, don’t you know how far I’d go for love …”

    She wrote the song in a single night during which she found herself wanting to end her life after the dissolution of her relationship with a long-time lover. Despite the heaviness of the subject matter, Ophelia has a light-hearted feel, conveying the haunting juxtaposition between what’s felt and what’s shown on the outside.

    Following the end of her relationship, Cardona moved around the world to Seoul, South Korea, to escape her memories. The other two songs on Ophelia, “A Little Too Late” and “Mother Earth,” were written during this period of recovery.

    “A Little Too Late” is a tribute to a fleeting, but life-changing, love affair with a man named Joe, whom she fell for shortly after her breakup and whom she credits as pulling her out of her dark depression. Cardona sings, “In just autumn when the leaves all beg the trees to let them go … Maybe he loved me because he let me go, but it’s a little too late,” about her brave decision to leave Joe behind and travel alone to South Korea in search of healing.

    “Mother Earth” explores Cardona’s ambivalent feelings about the idea of becoming a mother. Ultimately, the song celebrates the resilience and nurturing that both Mother Earth and women embody despite the abuses of mankind.

    Before her musical career, Cardona grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, shortly after graduating high school. Over the following decade, she cut her teeth performing in the southern city, where she learned from Memphis’ incredible musicians and artists. Eventually, after her stint in South Korea, she made her way to Los Angeles.

    Cardona enlisted some of the top talent in Southern California to help her with this project. Produced by guitarist Dori Amarillo, she’s backed by widely respected pianist and composer Josh Nelson, who is a recording artist, composer, and educator who has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz. He has recorded for countless albums, films, and TV shows, as well as releasing seven CDs as a leader.

    She first heard Nelson on the radio shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2012. “He let the music breathe, and he added to it with such grace and elegance,” says Cardona. “I was thrilled that Josh agreed to work with me. He was so incredibly busy that it took a full year of scheduling and rescheduling until we could nail down a rehearsal and a recording date. He was an absolute dream to work with, and I would wait another year to do it again.”

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  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 8th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 9th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 9th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 9th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 9th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 9th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 9th, 2020
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 10th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 10th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 10th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 10th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 10th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 11th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 11th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 11th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

    More Details
  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 11th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
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  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 11th, 2020
    8:00pm - 10:30pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. 
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  • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

    Apr 11th, 2020
    8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by reimagining American roots forms as songs that moved with the atmospheric grace of jazz. “The Way It Is” defined sonic joy on the radio, however as a hit record it also evidenced a thrilling re-structuring, and during the years afterward Hornsby, in staggeringly diverse ways, has kept going. 

    He has returned to traditional American roots forms, collaborating with Ricky Skaggs. He has played with the Grateful Dead. He has fused the plunk and dazzle of twentieth-century modernist classical composition to singer-songwriter emotional inquiries. He has scored films. He has performed with symphony orchestras. If the sound of an arrogant air-conditioner or a stretch of rude playing caught his ear, he has entered the hallowed doors of the conservatories of punk. So when Hornsby describes Absolute Zero, his new album, as “a compendium of what I like and moves me,” don’t expect perhaps a thing or two new. Prepare for a multi- faceted ride.

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 12th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 12th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Sunday Brunch at the Brooks

    Apr 12th, 2020
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.

    Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering. 

    Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 12th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

    More Details
  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 12th, 2020
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. 
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  • A BRONX TALE

    Apr 12th, 2020
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
    A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. 
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 13th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 13th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 13th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 13th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 13th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 14th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 14th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 14th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

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  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 14th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

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  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 14th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.

    Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!

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  • Volunteer at Carpenter Art Garden

    Apr 14th, 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Carpenter Art Garden, 301 Carpenter St. Memphis, Tennessee 38111

    We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.

    egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!

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  • Artsavvy: Gullah Traditions

    Apr 14th, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    Learn more about the unique culture of the Gullah people who reside in coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia through a one woman show by Leslie Jones. In her journey to discover more about her Gullah roots, Jones creates a unique theatrical experience that reveals the life and legacy of her ancestors.

    Leslie Jones is a local practitioner and instructor of expressive arts, acting, film and theater production who is the Program Director for Playback Memphis and Production Manager for the Stax Academy.

    Free and open to the public! GPAC’s ArtSavvy events are a fun way to enhance your knowledge and increase your understanding of the artists, art forms and cultures of the performances presented on the GPAC stage. Events include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, films and interactive gallery experiences. Call the GPAC Box Office at 901.751.7500 to reserve your space.

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  • Visual Arts Exhibit: Yancy Villa Calvo–Veiled Complexity: The Textured Lives of Women Around the World

    Apr 15th, 2020
    All-day Event
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE YANCY VILLA CALVO.

    IN THE LOBBY GALLERY APRIL 6 - MAY 4
    ARTIST CHAT ON APRIL 11 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM

    Her multimedia work seeks to create awareness, provoke thought, and engage in conversation on issues of social justice, equality, and prosperity. She does this from many different angles:

    Villa-Calvo created the initiative Go Engage Memphis Soul (GEMS) while working as a city artist with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Growth City Plan. Through GEMS, Yancy applied art as an engagement tool with city residents as part of their neighborhood planning and development process.

    Her latest visual work is Barrier Free, a traveling, interactive art installation that asks viewers to reflect on the “human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from unjust immigration laws to mass incarceration. The installation has been exhibited around the U.S. in Washington, D.C, Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Baltimore, MD, and in various cities in Tennessee including Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

    Her work is an intertwining web of art and life. Her life experiences have influenced how she defines, makes, and experiences art. Experiences such as being born and raised in Mexico, living in Mozambique, and traveling to many countries have provided her with a cross-cultural perspective and an awareness of her place as a global citizen. A Mexican-American, Yancy now calls the U.S., her own.

    Her work appears in diverse forms ranging from visual art to activism to performing art to urban planning. The creative process starts by questioning current systems and social dynamics. It encourages her to produce asset-based artwork that is aesthetically and emotionally powerful and that emphasizes dialogue, participation, and action. Her art form provides a platform to see that within our complex humanity there it exists common ground and encourages civic engagement for the betterment of our shared space.

    Villa-Calvo is a recipient of grants and art commissions from the Smithsonian Institute Latino Center, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, UnidosUS, the Funders’ Network, the UrbanArt Commission, and the City of Memphis, among others.

    She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Studio Art, and an M.B.A. She volunteers at Latino Memphis and serves on boards and committees including Overton Park Conservancy, ArtsMemphis, The Brooks Museum, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council, Off The Walls, and Planned Parenthood.

    She frequently exhibits in solo shows, group shows, and collaborative projects. Her paintings are displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Israel, and the Netherlands.

    [email protected]

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  • Hold the Door: University of Memphis BFA Thesis Exhibition

    Apr 15th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.

     

    The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public. 

    More Details
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Christopher Davis

    Apr 15th, 2020
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152

    “Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood. 

    More Details
  • Chuck Johnson: The 35th Parallel

    Apr 15th, 2020
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 103

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am

    More Details
  • Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)

    Apr 15th, 2020
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Ave, Memphis, TN 38114

    Orange Mound in October!

    Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;

    Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni

    There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.