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Ballet Memphis

  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 25th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

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  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 25th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

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  • Anne Enochs: From There To Here & Linda Lucchesi Photography

    Sep 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, 36 Bazeberry Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
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  • Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at Gallery Ten Ninety-One

    Sep 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., Cordova, TN 38016

    The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild Showcase and Sale is the first of its kind in the Memphis area and features quilts with bold contrasting colors, improvisational piecing, abstract and asymmetrical designs and designs based on a modern aesthetic.  Come and see how today’s quilters are turning up the volume on a time-honored tradition of textile art and craft.

    Learn more about the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild/memphis-area-mqg

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  • Ceramic Leaf Bowl

    Sep 25th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117

    Join local artist Dani Sposato for this beginning ceramic class using the slab technique. Participants will collect leaves from the grounds to press into their slab for detail and form it into a vessel. Color will be applied and the instructor will fire them off-grounds. Students can pick up their finished projects after Oct. 12th here at the garden. All supplies are provided with class fee.

    Most students will complete 2-3 bowls in the time allotted. Prepayment due by Sept. 21st. 901-636-4128. $45 MBG members/$55 non-members.

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  • Painting Out Loud Class Series

    Sep 25th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Art•Body•Soul, 1024 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

    Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM   |   Sept. 13, 20 & 27
    3 classes per session
    Facilitator: Madeleine Newkirk
    Tuition: $90
    Materials Fee: $24

     

    What is Painting Out Loud? 

    Process art, which we call “Painting Out Loud,” is an intuitive method of painting.  The artist paints the internal landscape, capturing his or her energy and emotions in the experience.  The goal is free expression; process painting emphasizes the creative process–not technique, skill or training.  No prior painting experience is necessary.

    Process Art is designed to be
    • facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
    • free from comparison and critique.
    • focused on the experience rather than the finished product.
    • practiced in silence.
    • a journey into the unknown.
    • an opportunity to inhabit the present moment.
    • a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.

     

    The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action.  Painting unencumbered by judgement can create amazing results.  The end product, regardless of the beauty, is intended to mesmerize the artist.  It can be an astonishing experience to see your inner self projected onto a canvas.  

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  • Oil Painting: Working from Photographs

    Sep 25th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    74 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104

    Oil Painting: Working from Photographs 
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Thursday Afternoons 
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    September 13th - 27th | 3 Sessions 
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 + 

    Students will focus on composition, value and color as they work on oil painting techniques while using photographs as source material. We will look at the art historical relationship between painting and photography and discuss how to choose our own photos and break down a detailed image into essentials. New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills. 

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  • Volunteer at Carpenter Art Garden

    Sep 25th, 2018
    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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  • Art After School: Portraiture Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    Sep 25th, 2018
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Flicker Street Studio, 74 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
    Tuesday Afternoons 
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
    September 11th - 25th | 3 Sessions 
    $75 | All materials included | Ages 8 + 

    In this class, students will look at the tradition of portraiture and self portraiture. Students will learn basic proportions of the head and how to create three dimensional volume in order to render a believable face. Students will develop new skills in observational drawing and incorporate inventive strategies in approaching this timeless subject. 
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  • Painting Out Loud Class Series

    Sep 25th, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Art•Body•Soul, 1024 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

    Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9 PM   |   Sept 11, 18 & 25
    3 classes per session
    Facilitator: Madeleine Newkirk
    Tuition: $90
    Materials Fee: $24



     

    What is Painting Out Loud? 

    Process art, which we call “Painting Out Loud,” is an intuitive method of painting.  The artist paints the internal landscape, capturing his or her energy and emotions in the experience.  The goal is free expression; process painting emphasizes the creative process–not technique, skill or training.  No prior painting experience is necessary.

    Process Art is designed to be

    • facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
    • free from comparison and critique.
    • focused on the experience rather than the finished product.
    • practiced in silence.
    • a journey into the unknown.
    • an opportunity to inhabit the present moment.
    • a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.

     

    The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action.  Painting unencumbered by judgement can create amazing results.  The end product, regardless of the beauty, is intended to mesmerize the artist.  It can be an astonishing experience to see your inner self projected onto a canvas.  

    More Information

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  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 26th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

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  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 26th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

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  • Anne Enochs: From There To Here & Linda Lucchesi Photography

    Sep 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, 36 Bazeberry Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
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  • Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at Gallery Ten Ninety-One

    Sep 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., Cordova, TN 38016

    The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild Showcase and Sale is the first of its kind in the Memphis area and features quilts with bold contrasting colors, improvisational piecing, abstract and asymmetrical designs and designs based on a modern aesthetic.  Come and see how today’s quilters are turning up the volume on a time-honored tradition of textile art and craft.

    Learn more about the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild/memphis-area-mqg

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  • Painting Out Loud Class Series

    Sep 26th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Art•Body•Soul, 1024 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

    Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM   |   Sept. 13, 20 & 27
    3 classes per session
    Facilitator: Madeleine Newkirk
    Tuition: $90
    Materials Fee: $24

     

    What is Painting Out Loud? 

    Process art, which we call “Painting Out Loud,” is an intuitive method of painting.  The artist paints the internal landscape, capturing his or her energy and emotions in the experience.  The goal is free expression; process painting emphasizes the creative process–not technique, skill or training.  No prior painting experience is necessary.

    Process Art is designed to be
    • facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
    • free from comparison and critique.
    • focused on the experience rather than the finished product.
    • practiced in silence.
    • a journey into the unknown.
    • an opportunity to inhabit the present moment.
    • a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.

     

    The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action.  Painting unencumbered by judgement can create amazing results.  The end product, regardless of the beauty, is intended to mesmerize the artist.  It can be an astonishing experience to see your inner self projected onto a canvas.  

    More Information

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  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 27th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

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  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 27th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

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  • Anne Enochs: From There To Here & Linda Lucchesi Photography

    Sep 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, 36 Bazeberry Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
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  • Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at Gallery Ten Ninety-One

    Sep 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., Cordova, TN 38016

    The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild Showcase and Sale is the first of its kind in the Memphis area and features quilts with bold contrasting colors, improvisational piecing, abstract and asymmetrical designs and designs based on a modern aesthetic.  Come and see how today’s quilters are turning up the volume on a time-honored tradition of textile art and craft.

    Learn more about the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild/memphis-area-mqg

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  • Painting Out Loud Class Series

    Sep 27th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Art•Body•Soul, 1024 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

    Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM   |   Sept. 13, 20 & 27
    3 classes per session
    Facilitator: Madeleine Newkirk
    Tuition: $90
    Materials Fee: $24

     

    What is Painting Out Loud? 

    Process art, which we call “Painting Out Loud,” is an intuitive method of painting.  The artist paints the internal landscape, capturing his or her energy and emotions in the experience.  The goal is free expression; process painting emphasizes the creative process–not technique, skill or training.  No prior painting experience is necessary.

    Process Art is designed to be
    • facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
    • free from comparison and critique.
    • focused on the experience rather than the finished product.
    • practiced in silence.
    • a journey into the unknown.
    • an opportunity to inhabit the present moment.
    • a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.

     

    The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action.  Painting unencumbered by judgement can create amazing results.  The end product, regardless of the beauty, is intended to mesmerize the artist.  It can be an astonishing experience to see your inner self projected onto a canvas.  

    More Information

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Sep 27th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    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.

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  • Eduin Fraga: Memories of Cuba//Recuerdos de Cuba Preview Party

    Sep 27th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Art Village Gallery, 410 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

    Join us Thursday for an early evening drinks reception and be the first to preview Cuban artist, Eduin Fraga's latest work in anticipation of his first solo exhibition opening at Art Village Gallery titled Recuerdos de Cuba // Memories of Cuba.

    The preview (first look and first dibs!) is set for Thursday evening, September 27 from 6pm-8pm.

    The public opening will be Friday, September 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm during Trolley Night on South Main

    Fraga (b.1974 Havana, Cuba) uses a mixed media technique he calls "collage painting." His recent work focuses on the challenges of everyday life in Cuba, worker's struggles for economic survival, aging infrastructure and challenges related to infrastructure and transportation, sanitation, emigration, and familial separation and loss. 

    The artist will be in attendance

    RSVP is essential

    BE ON THE LOOK OUT 

    We have other exciting programming that will be part of this exhibition

    • Cuban Exhibition Dinner & Dialogue

    • Gallery Tour by invited Cuban expert and professor

    • Cuban Film/Documentary

    • Night of Cuban Sounds - we love a good dance party!

    To receive our newsletter announcing the details of each of these upcoming events, click here

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  • Pipeline

    Sep 27th, 2018
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    The play’s title refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” and in it, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Sep 27th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse On the Square, 66 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    Follow Christopher Boone, a brilliant 15 year-old boy who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 28th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

    More Details
  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 28th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

    More Details
  • Anne Enochs: From There To Here & Linda Lucchesi Photography

    Sep 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, 36 Bazeberry Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
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  • Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at Gallery Ten Ninety-One

    Sep 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., Cordova, TN 38016

    The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild Showcase and Sale is the first of its kind in the Memphis area and features quilts with bold contrasting colors, improvisational piecing, abstract and asymmetrical designs and designs based on a modern aesthetic.  Come and see how today’s quilters are turning up the volume on a time-honored tradition of textile art and craft.

    Learn more about the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild at https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild/memphis-area-mqg

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  • Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records

    Sep 28th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    On view: September 28-November 30
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm

    “Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

    This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.

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  • Leanna Hicks Artist Reception, A Call to the Wild: Speak to Me of Love

    Sep 28th, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    GPAC, 1801 Exeter Germantown, TN 38138

    The Lobby Gallery and artist receptions are free and open to the public. Call Patricia Cooper, GPAC Visual Arts Coordinator, at 751-7500 for more information.

     

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  • Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Sep 28th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    International Harvester Managerial Park, 4523 Canada Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002

    Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Stephanie Shine+
    September 8-29
    sponsored by Evans/Petree, P.C.
    75-minute running time

    It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone!  Last season’s inaugural Shout-Out Series returns by popular demand with 11 performances at 10 outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County.  Ideal for families and picnics, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. 

    He takes a well-known comedy of a love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one of whom takes on Shakespeare’s first “pants role” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind do), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix.  But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog.  Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.

    No tickets or reservations needed.  Patrons are encouraged to come early for available seating. Venues with a star ask that you bring a chair or a blanket.

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  • Pipeline

    Sep 28th, 2018
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    The play’s title refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” and in it, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

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  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels

    Sep 28th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    GPAC
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  • The Latin Soul In You

    Sep 28th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    The Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave, Memphis,TN 38104

    When Jason thinks that there is nothing to do to rescue his business, he meets up with his best friend Enrique, who injects him with hope and desire to fight for what he loves, and He will achieve through dancing.
    Jason's dance academy will be saved in a very peculiar way and he will receive help from those who least expect it.

    Cuando Jason piensa que no hay nada que hacer para rescatar su negocio, se encuentra con su mejor amigo Enrique, quien lo inyecta con esperanza y deseo de luchar por lo que ama, y lo conseguirá a través del baile.
    La academia de baile de Jason se salvará de una manera muy peculiar y recibirá ayuda de quienes menos lo esperan.

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Sep 28th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse On the Square, 66 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    Follow Christopher Boone, a brilliant 15 year-old boy who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

    More Details
  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 29th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

    More Details
  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 29th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

    More Details
  • Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records

    Sep 29th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    On view: September 28-November 30
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm

    “Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

    This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.

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  • Painting Out Loud Workshop

    Sep 29th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Art•Body•Soul, 1024 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN . 38119

    Saturday Morning Workshop
    September 29   |   9:30 AM to 12:30 PM   |   $38  (Includes Materials)
    Facilitator: Madeleine Newkirk

    What is Painting Out Loud? 

    Process art, which we call “Painting Out Loud,” is an intuitive method of painting.  The artist paints the internal landscape, capturing his or her energy and emotions in the experience.  The goal is free expression; process painting emphasizes the creative process–not technique, skill or training.  No prior painting experience is necessary.

    Process Art is designed to be
    • facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
    • free from comparison and critique.
    • focused on the experience rather than the finished product.
    • practiced in silence.
    • a journey into the unknown.
    • an opportunity to inhabit the present moment.
    • a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.

     

    The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action.  Painting unencumbered by judgement can create amazing results.  The end product, regardless of the beauty, is intended to mesmerize the artist.  It can be an astonishing experience to see your inner self projected onto a canvas.  

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  • Make Your Own: Gold Leafing

    Sep 29th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106

    Explore the world of gold leaf! Learn the simple technique of applying gold leaf to everyday objects. Bring in your own small object or pick from one of ours.

    $10 PER PROJECT | AGES 7+ (17 and under must have adult present; younger children may require assistance)

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  • Voice Power!

    Sep 29th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, 225 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

    VOICE POWER! is a high-energy participatory performance where critically acclaimed actor/poet/activist Darian Dauchan guides young audiences on a vocal odyssey through rhymes, beatboxing, live looping, and acapella melodies in search of one of civilization’s most valuable treasures — the power of the voice!

    VOICE POWER! was originally commissioned by an organization called Arts for All that provides access to the arts and artistic programming to communities in the New York City area who face socioeconomic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. The show toured to all five boroughs reaching over 2,500 students and will bring the same dynamic experience to young people in the Mid-South.

    VOICE POWER! is written and performed by Darian Dauchan and directed by Jennifer McGrath, the Orpheum Theatre Group's Vice President of Education.

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  • Paint Memphis 2018

    Sep 29th, 2018
    Noon - 6:00pm
    Paint Memphis is one-day paint festival which has been the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee. This a place where artists can show off their talents and connect in community of local and regional painters as well as over volunteers, food and drink trucks, and live music to make this event fun for art lovers of all ages.

     

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  • Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Sep 29th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Benjamin Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

    Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Stephanie Shine+
    September 8-29
    sponsored by Evans/Petree, P.C.
    75-minute running time

    It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone!  Last season’s inaugural Shout-Out Series returns by popular demand with 11 performances at 10 outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County.  Ideal for families and picnics, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. 

    He takes a well-known comedy of a love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one of whom takes on Shakespeare’s first “pants role” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind do), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix.  But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog.  Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.

    No tickets or reservations needed.  Patrons are encouraged to come early for available seating. Venues with a star ask that you bring a chair or a blanket.

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  • Pipeline

    Sep 29th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    The play’s title refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” and in it, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

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  • Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Sep 29th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Overton Square at the Chimes Square Amphitheatre, 2100 Tremble Place, Memphis TN 38104

    Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Stephanie Shine+
    September 8-29
    sponsored by Evans/Petree, P.C.
    75-minute running time

    It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone!  Last season’s inaugural Shout-Out Series returns by popular demand with 11 performances at 10 outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County.  Ideal for families and picnics, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. 

    He takes a well-known comedy of a love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one of whom takes on Shakespeare’s first “pants role” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind do), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix.  But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog.  Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.

    No tickets or reservations needed.  Patrons are encouraged to come early for available seating. Venues with a star ask that you bring a chair or a blanket.

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  • Cuban Exhibition Dinner & Dialogue

    Sep 29th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Art Village Gallery, 410 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

    Come Be A Part of This Story


    Art Village Gallery is changing the way the community thinks about other cultures and preceived differences that separate us. The art on the walls and the food on the plate are both shared and created with the intent to open your mind to the edible and visual culture that surrounds, links and unites us. This type of experience may sound exciting, but unfamiliar to you. So come and be a part of this story!

     

    Social Interaction, Participation and Education

    The Dinner and Dialogue series draws the socially conscious who seek more than just a fun night out, but desire to be a part of unique social interactions that have meaning and purpose. We'll meet new friends and be challenged to change the way we view other cultures that may be different from our own. How do we accomplish it? We find commonality by using things we all enjoy - good conversation, delicious food, great music and beautiful art. Sounds like your type of unique event, right?

     

    We'd be honored to have you join us 

    When: Saturday, September 29 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    What: Cuban Exhibition Dinner & Dialogue

    Exhibition on view: Recuerdos de Cuba // Memories of Cuba

    Catch a rare glimpse of Cuban artist, Eduin Fraga's latest work in his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Enjoy a seated dinner offering authentic Cuban cuisine, especially created by award winning chef Ana Gonzalez.

    Mix and mingle with new friends, engage with Chef Ana and the artist; tour the interacive art exhibition whose theme highlights the cultural and social issues in Cuba, and enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine while engaging in thougtful dialogue and discussion (facilitated by Ericka DeBruce, diversity and inclusion executive). We would be honored to share this evening with you!

    Seating is very limited.

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  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Bernstein Candide

    Sep 29th, 2018
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main, Memphis, TN 38103

    Opening Weekend! Masterworks Series 

    Robert Moody Conductor 

    Barrie Cooper, violin 

    Special guest artists:

    Tai Murray, violin

    Marcin Arendt, violin

     

    Bernstein Overture and Suite from Candide

    Brubeck Interplay for Three Violins and Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

    Price Dances in the Canebrakes

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  • Pipeline

    Sep 29th, 2018
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    The play’s title refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” and in it, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

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  • Stars at the Shell: Lake Street Dive

    Sep 29th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

    General Admission - $30 Advance/$35 Day of show 

    A special night of Stars at the Shell featuring the rock/soul quartet -- Lake Street Dive!

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    Stars at the Shell is a fundraising event benefiting the Levitt Shell. 

    The Levitt Shell is a non-profit presenting 50 free concerts each year.  Our mission is building a stronger Memphis community through free music, finding common ground in a diverse audience.  All proceeds from Stars at the Shell support the free concerts.  We thank you for your support!

    LAKE STREET DIVE

    Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records on May 4. The band --drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson -- self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. Lake Street Dive formed in 2004 while students at New England Conservatory and have been touring non-stop ever since, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies. "This album is based in the realities in our time," Kearney reflects, "which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over -- and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong.”

    A few special notes about this event:

    • Gates open at 6:00pm.
    • Food and beverages (including wine and beer) will be sold at multiple concession stands throughout the area.
    • No outside food, drinks, coolers or pets are allowed at this event.
    • This event is rain or shine.
    • Because this is a fundraiser, no refunds are available.
    • Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 
    • There are NO reserved seats for this event. It's general admission only.
    • The Levitt Shell is wheelchair accessible.
    • No professional photography, video or audio recording equipment.
    • Kids 12 and under are admitted free with parent or guardian.
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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Sep 29th, 2018
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse On the Square, 66 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    Follow Christopher Boone, a brilliant 15 year-old boy who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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  • Horn Island 34

    Sep 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

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  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Sep 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

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  • Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records

    Sep 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    On view: September 28-November 30
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm

    “Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

    This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.

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  • Sunday Brunch at the Brooks

    Sep 30th, 2018
    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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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Sep 30th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Playhouse On the Square, 66 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    Follow Christopher Boone, a brilliant 15 year-old boy who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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  • Bernstein and Tchaikovsky

    Sep 30th, 2018
    2:30pm - 4:00pm
    GPAC, 1801 Exeter Rd., Germantown, TN 38138

    Description:

    Robert Moody, Conductor

    Barrie Cooper, violin

     

    Special Guest Artists:

    Tai Murray, violin

    Marcin Arendt, violin

     

    Bernstein Overture and Suite from Candide

    Brubeck  Interplay for Three Violins 

    and Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky  Violin Concerto

    Price  Dancers in the Canebrakes

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  • The World of Adventure Children & Family Concert

    Sep 30th, 2018
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

    Music lovers of all ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive event featuring live symphonic band music, an instrument petting zoo, and a hands-on conducting experience at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis.

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  • Pipeline

    Sep 30th, 2018
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    The play’s title refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” and in it, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

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  • Artrageous

    Sep 30th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, 60 N. Perkins Ext. Memphis, TN

    Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and thrilling audience interaction, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of painters, musicians, singers and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one-of-a-kind, interactive, crossover experience!

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  • Horn Island 34

    Oct 1st, 2018
    All-day Event
    Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

    Don’t miss Horn Island 34! This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences.

    Reception: August 25 from 5:30-8:30pm 

    Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. All galleries and receptions are free and open to the public.

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  • Wish Book: Lay of the Land by John Pearson

    Oct 1st, 2018
    All-day Event
    Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

    Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
    On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
    Location: East Gallery & East Atrium

    Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm

    These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

    Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photog