Tuesday, Dec 11
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Remembering the Dream Exhibit
Tuesday, Dec 11
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick | Scene of the Crime
Tuesday, Dec 11
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)
Tuesday, Dec 11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Together Now Artist Reception
“Fabricadabra” is an exhibit of the fiber art of two artists, Phyllis Boger and Constance Grayson. The exhibit’s title also acknowledges the magic that happens when the everyday component of fabric is painted, dyed, stitched and otherwise manipulated into art. The playfulness, rich color and dimensionality of the work in the exhibit adds to the sense of magic.
Phyllis and Constance begin their creative process with the same raw material—fabric in one form or the other. From there, their individual styles and techniques diverge. Phyllis’ work is comprised primarily of painted or dyed silk. Phyllis’ use of fabric in her work is for the substrate upon which she creates her final piece. Constance also begins with fabric but, in her case, bits and bits of fabric that she assembles and ultimately stitches into the completed work.
This exhibit will be the third two-artist exhibit of work by Phyllis and Constance. Their styles are different but their use of fabric as a key component in their work, their playful designs and their love of color are unifying themes in their work.
In the Lobby Gallery
4:30 – 6:30pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader of the nonviolent movement and a founder and leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which organized many of the South’s effective civil rights campaigns. While King and the SCLC were important in the civil rights movement, activists started campaigns independently. In Memphis during the early 1960s, protestors started legal battles over bus, library and park desegregation and staged direct action protests in downtown Memphis. King became involved in the movement in Memphis in early 1968 when striking sanitation workers asked him to speak on their behalf. An assassin killed him in downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968, days before he was to lead a nonviolent march. Fifty years after this tragedy, we remember his dream.
Remembering the Dream tells the chronological story of the Civil Rights movement depicted by Ernest Withers’ I Am a Man portfolio. The exhibit will display ten photographs by Withers, on long-term loan to the Pink Palace, with interpretive panels accompanying the images. Also on display will be an original I AM A MAN placard, dropped after the march, as well as other Civil Rights-era artifacts such as a flyer from the August 28, 1963, March on Washington, a cover letter from the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Memphis addressing the workers’ complaints, and a paystub showing dues paid by a union striker.
The major focal point of the exhibit is a mural of Withers’ iconic I AM A MAN photograph repeated around the gallery walls.
Terry DeWitt, "Watercolors" and Zoe Nadel: "Abstractions", Oils and Mixed Media.
“You can make an artist out of a scientist but you can’t take the science out of his art”. Come see an amazing display of works by award-winning scientist-turned-artist, Dr. Gopal Murti. You may also visit his website at www.artofgopalmurti.com.
Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick | Scene of the Crime includes jewelry, sculpture and a large-scale installation. Gralnick's study of various disciplines offers her a unique perspective focused on form, including the history, symbolic attachment and mechanical function of an object. She has impacted the metals field academically and intellectually over her decades-long career as a professor, artist-in-residence and demonstrator. At this retrospective exhibition her new installation series Scene of the Crime will be shown in its entirety for the first time.
WinterArts 2018 - The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market celebrates its 10th year, presenting exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists: a stellar collection of Holiday gift ideas crafted in glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more! This year’s show will be staged at The Shops of SaddleCreek, North · 7605 West Farmington Blvd., in Germantown, TN.
Open daily Saturday, November 24, through Christmas Eve. 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 www.winterartsmemphis.com , or WinterArtsMemphis on facebook.
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!
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!
Flicker Street Studio presents an exhibition of small scale painting, drawing and sculpture. The work of 13 artists is presented including Nancy Cheairs, Jim Buchman, Melissa Dunn, Elizabeth Alley, Meredith Olinger and Susan Maakestad.
INDIE MEMPHIS NIGHTS presented by Orion, will feature over 100 film screenings in 2018. The events are primarily on Tuesday and Wednesdays with a few additional nights in the mix.
We are also excited to announce new partnerships with THE CLTV and BLACK LODGE VIDEO, both groups will periodically host events in our film series.
Check out the full lineup here!
The annual Madonna Learning Center Christmas program is a time of excitement, anticipation and joy. From the first performance to the final curtain, families and community are entertained and enlightened by the pure, heartfelt joy of the students as their spirit shines forth in their performance. Everyone has special gifts to give during the holiday season, and this performance is the students’ gift to the community for their continued support.
Tickets and information at www.GPACweb.com and 751-7500.
Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday. Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.
Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size. Pay what it's worth.
A one-night only exhibition of works by graduating University of Memphis Graphic Design students: Na’Deja Brantley, Kayleigh Brown, Connor Burch, Kasey Culley, Ashkon Elahi, Cassie Farrier, Shelby Ines, Jason Jordan, Scottea Lamberth, Casey Thorne, and Maria Truesby.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Dave Demke+
dance choreography by Caley Milliken
November 29 – December 16
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA*) production
Sponsored by Pat and Ernest G. Kelly, Jr.
in The Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage at TSC
In his comedic masterwork, Shakespeare boldly reinvents his secret personal loves for the stage. There is his Dark Lady, his handsome Rival Poet, and his mother Mary Arden. In exile in the Forest of Arden are the singular creations of Rosalind, Touchstone, and Jaques (“All the world’s a stage…”). The result of the city-dwellers mixing with those of the country might otherwise have proved a gender-bending, female-driven, frothy scandal on the Elizabethan stage were it not for the revelations of heart and humanity in the woods – a scandal-plagued world righted.
In nature, Shakespeare’s characters discover little use for the restrictive laws of the court and societal forms. The wild wood reminds us it is un-natural not to evolve, that clinging to the status quo imperils us. Shakespeare’s reward for the courage of his new characters is a surprise visit of spirituality in Arden where opposite worlds are united.
The cast includes Caley Milliken*, Paul Kiernan*, Gabriel Vaughan*, Michael Khanlarian, Merit Koch, Nic Picou, Kilby Elisabeth Yarbrough, Claire Hayner, Shaleen Cholera, Carmen-maria Mandley, Marlon Finnie, Stuart Heyman, and Zach Williams.
Tickets are $39. The November 29 Preview performance is $19. December 6 and 13 are Free Will Kids’ Nights: children 17 years and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying/attending guardian. Free Will Kids' tickets may only be reserved by calling the box office at (901)759-0604. Seniors (62+): $34. Students (18+): $19. November 30 is Opening Night, which welcomes patrons to a post-show reception with the actors. Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7:00 pm; Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.
General Admission/Free Parking. All performances take place at TSC’s new home, located at 7950 Trinity Road, Memphis 38018-6297. Tickets are on sale now at www.tnshakespeare.org and (901) 759-0604.
+ member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
Toy Truck puts a new toy under the tree for over 6,200 children, age 6 weeks to age 5, served by Porter-Leath’s Preschool program — creating countless opportunities to learn through play. You can drop off new, unwrapped toys as well as cash, check or credit card donations. Please bring dolls, puzzles, balls, blocks and other toys that promote early childhood learning. And visit Santa while you’re there!
New Ballet Ensemble & School’s 16th annual Nut Remix is back at the Cannon Center on a new weekend, December 14-16, to start your Christmas season with its unique groove! It’s a modern reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker, set on Memphis’s Beale Street, but there’s a wide world of dance and music in the show… from classical ballet to hip-hop, jazz to flamenco, Memphis Jookin to West African dance, and more. New Ballet graduate and global dance star Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is only one of the internationally acclaimed guest artists featured, along with an ensemble of 150 dancers. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band play live in the pit, plus flamenco musicians, African drummers, and the Memphis Sound of Stax is in there, too!
Unless you’ve seen Nut Remix, you’ve never seen a show like this!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
VOICES OF THE SOUTH presents
WHEN: December 7 – 16, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 4 PM
A lovely and lyrical reminiscence by a great American artist about his coming of age in Depression-era Alabama. Abandoned by his parents at age 7, he was taken in by a kindly elderly cousin named Miss Sook, who called him Buddy and became his best friend in all the world.
Holiday Memories is beautifully drawn from two beloved short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “A Thanksgiving Visitor,” adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke. A tender look back at a time when friendship seemed forever and all of life was ahead, Holiday Memories offers a richly theatrical occasion to reflect on our own fleeting youth.
Join us on December 15th for some wonderfully unique art and warm cider at Scott Street Arts. We will have quite a few artists with paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, and much more for all of your holiday needs!
Listen to a gallery talk led by Museum staff on topics including current exhibitions and works from the permanent collection.
We will meet in the lobby of the main building before the talk begins.
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
The annual Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker production is a charming rendition of the classic holiday tale about young Clara and her adventures with her beloved nutcracker doll. Featuring both Children’s Ballet Theater and Tennessee Ballet Theater professionals in a ninety-minute production, this performance is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday season with the whole family. Beautiful handmade costumes and sumptuous Baroque scenery transport the audience to Clara’s world and into her dreams in this performance directed by Mary Van Dyke. Made possible by The Racquet Club of Memphis, the home and sponsor of Children's Ballet Theater and Tennessee Ballet Theater. Tickets and information at www.GPACweb.com and 751-7500.
Get in the holiday spirit with PRIZM Ensemble and Perfecting Gifts as they wrap up the Classical Soul Winter Camp with a can't-miss finale concert. Student musicians and singers age 12-18 will perform a variety of pieces, from chamber pieces like Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" to show-stopping hits from Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, combining soul and classical music into one grand performance. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of a toy for children in underserved communities across Memphis.