Saturday, Nov 2
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Lazer Lloyd live @ The Beale St Tap Room
Sunday, Nov 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
National Geographic Live: Pink Boots and a Machete
Friday, Nov 8
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, Dec 4
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 19, 1pm
New mixed media sculpture from Niles Wallace, retired Univeristy of Memphis Ceramics Professor.
On View: October 11 through November 3
Reception: October 11 from 6 to 8pm
Introduced at The Walter Anderson Museum of Art this summer, Memphis College of Art proudly presents The Sound & The Gulf, a retrospective exhibition celebrating 34 years of artwork inspired by the wilderness landscape of Horn Island.
For more than three decades, Memphis College of Art students have followed in the footsteps of artist Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965) as they’ve made a series of 12-day excursions by boat to Horn Island, an uninhabited barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.
The exhibition, directly following the 35th annual Horn Island Exhibition, looks back at this impressive and inspiring journey through the eyes of these intrepid creators.
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.
Mondays, October 14th - November 11th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$200 + $50 Materials fee | 5 sessions | Intermediate and up | Ages 15 +
This course is for students who have a basic understanding of drawing but are ready to delve deeper, make longer drawings, and find their own personal drawing style. The focus will be on how composition (form, space, placement) and volume (lights, darks, and tonality) interact to build compelling drawings. Perfect for painters who want to strengthen their paintings by improving their drawing.
Gallery Ten Ninety-One is pleased to present an exhibition of the artists of the annual Rural Route show: Ellen and Butch Boehm, Deborah Fagan Carpenter, Jimmy Crosthwait, Andrea and Larry Lugar, Geordan Lugar, Marda Lugar Mesler, and Agnes Gordon Stark.
WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety-One presents the stars of WinterArts: a sneak peek at the works of artists selected for WinterArts 2019. This widely awaited holiday artists’ market opens the day after Thanksgiving, but you can glimpse a sample of the wondrous works of fine crafts that will be offered there at WKNO’s Gallery Ten Ninety-One, October 2nd through the 29th.
For more information visit https://www.winterartsmemphis.com/
In the lobby gallery September 18 - October 31
with an artist's reception on
October 19 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome.
The Metal Museum is proud to announce Sarah Perkins as the 2019 Master Metalsmith. With an artistic career that spans more than three decades, Sarah is best known for her hand-formed and enameled metal vessels and containers. She has shown artwork in the United States, India, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, participating in over 300 competitive and invitational exhibitions. Perkins is now Professor Emerita at Missouri State University (Springfield, MO), where she taught from 1994 to 2017.
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!
Tuesdays, October 15th - November 12th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
$250 | Bring your own materials | 5 sessions | Intermediate and up | Ages 15 +
Color is an important and powerful means of expression in creating works of art. Color can evoke a memory, express joy, mystery, fear, calm or chaos. In this class, students will refine and energize color relationships as they develop their personal vision in a series of small paintings.
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!
Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL-NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises! | Tickets $29.50 - $57.50
Wednesdays, October 16th - November 13th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225 | Bring your own materials | 5 sessions | Intermediate and up | Ages 15 +
Students will use photographs as source material for discovering ways to abstract the landscape. Students will develop their personal interpretation of the landscape as they hone technique and color mixing skills. Please bring landscape photographs or books containing the work of realist landscape painters. Students will need watercolor paper (9" x 12” or 11" x 14”), a palette, brushes and paint. Basic watercolor experience required
Tuesdays, October 15th - November 12th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$200 + $50 Materials fee | 5 sessions | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +
In this class, students will learn the basics of working with acrylic paint. Students will work over a five week period on one large painting. We will discuss color mixing, composition, layering, blending, cropping and more. We will delve into realistic and abstract methods of painting to create one unique image. Looking to historical and contemporary artists, students will explore different ways of approaching the medium and means of expression.
Thursdays, October 17th - November 7th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$150 + $40 Materials fee | 4 sessions | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +
Students will explore a variety of mixed water media and techniques to learn about composition while creating two finished paintings over four weeks.
Discover your next favorite artist at the Memphis Songwriters Series, hosted by Memphis’ songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart. There is a minimum donation of $5. Tickets will be available at the door an hour before the show.
“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.
Who: Judith Dierkes
Where: Playhouse on the Square, Café Lobby, 66 S. Cooper,
Memphis, TN 38104
When: September 13-November 3, 2019
Reception Sunday, September 15, 3-5 p.m.
For the past year, Judith Dierkes has been working in film, or rather working with film. She was consumed by the idea of crocheting film together last summer, and spent the fall exploring the best way to give the filmstrips a new life. The result, Film2Fiber, became an installation at the University of Memphis ArtLab in spring 2019. Some of that work is included in this exhibit.
With this show, Judith Comes full circle by taking the fiber to film in quilted wall hangings using a film print fabric. The fabric was designed for St. Jude back when it had a partnership with Hancock Fabrics; and each year there was a quilt challenge where participants had to use 80% of the St. Jude fabric to make a quilt. The quilts were interpretations of a child’s dream, and after the challenge they were donated to children at St. Jude. Dierkes participated each year.
Now she uses the film print fabric to comment on filmmaking. Judith created Film2Fiber2Film at Playhouse because it is one of the venues for the Indie Memphis Film Festival. She will have some small work for sale only at the reception.
“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.
Join us Saturday Afternoons this Fall for a fun theatre experience. Whether experienced or a beginner all kids will enjoy this class.
When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show. Casting many Djinn to create the Genie's magic allows you to involve more young performers.
Join us for Trolley Night! The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month.
The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month. Join us for Trolley Night at the Leadership Memphis Gallery.
Free and open to the public
Día de Muertos takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year in Mexico. It’s a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit the living families in homes and cemeteries. This is a joyful festivity for families and the community. The Aztec honored their dead with fiestas and rituals during the harvest season. They viewed death as the beginning of the cycle of seasons and life .
October 25-November 3rd,
Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Performance Saturday, November 2nd 10AM
The Harrell Theatre
440 W. Powell
Collierville, TN 38017
RESERVE TICKETS $20
General Admission $12 Adults/Seniors $10 Children
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
McEuen – with his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin – brings his unique cast of Americana string wizards to share the music and memories of the landmark "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" platinum album (initiated by John) and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible 50-year career. McEuen is one of the founding members. With narrative and music of early NGDB, John takes us on a musical journey – interwoven with Nitty Gritty favorites, hot bluegrass, rarely heard NGDB early classics, Carter Family music, all in a multi-media presentation that features archival footage tied into the music on stage.
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK ENSEMBLE
TO PERFORM OCTOBER 25TH IN TWO CONCERTS
AT MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD
The renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® will perform two concerts on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 North Bellevue, Memphis (38104). There will be a student matinee at 10:30 a.m. and a public performance at 8:00 p.m. Both concerts will be presented vocally as well as through American Sign Language interpretation.Tickets range are $5 for the student matinee and $38 for the evening performance. Dinner and VIP tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at https://sweethoney.bpt.me. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006.
“On February 28, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee, the blind sanctified singer Mamie Forehand recorded a refrain based on Psalm 81:16. In this passage of scripture the poet and musician King David advised his people that if they would serve the Lord they would be rewarded by being fed “honey out of the rock,” the place where according to legend of that time, the sweetest nectar was produced. The song became widely popular among Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist congregations but, as often happens, it underwent a slight textual change on its way to popularity. While Forehand titled her song “Honey In The Rock” and sang those words, random congregations soon added the adjective “sweet” to the title, and the song has come down through history as “Sweet Honey in the Rock.” Forty-six years after Forehand introduced the song, a quintet of African-American women, singing as a unit of the vocal workshop of Washington D.C’s Black Repertory Theater Company, organized an a cappella group and called themselves “Sweet Honey In The Rock.”
Since 1980 this three-time Grammy Award nominee has embraced inclusiveness of all people no matter what their abilities. They perform in the African American tradition of using music and song to advance freedom and social justice. Offering enjoyment for all at Sweet Honey In The Rock® concerts, American sign language was included as a regular part of the Sweet Honey experience with the addition of Shirley Childress, who remained sign language interpreter extraordinaire until her passing in 2017 after 37 years of service to the group.
The Memphis concert is part of their 45th anniversary tour. This special anniversary concert features core singers Carol Mallard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, bass player Romeir Mendez and vocalists Rochelle Rice and Christie Dashille. WKNO will also air the documentary Sweet Honey in the Rock:Raise Your Voice on Saturday October 19 at 7:00 PM and on Sunday, October 20 at 5:30 PM.
Contact: Rebecca Edwards, 615-689-5745
Email: [email protected]
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Jeff Posson
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig, transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
The Pillowman, By Martin McDonagh, Directed by James Kevin Cochran. Production Dates: October 11 - 27, 2019. Location: Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave.. Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Price: Tickets: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Seniors, Students & Military. Contact: 901-484-3467. Synopsis:Ê With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm,ÊThe PillowmanÊcenters on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
CAST: Greg Boller . . . . . . ARIEL. David Hammons. . . . . . KATURIAN, Aliza Moran . . . . . . TUPOLSKI, Ryan Scott . . . . . . MICHAL, Anne Freres . . . . . . WOMAN, Harper Hale . . . . . . GIRL, Franklin Koch . . . . . . BOY, Johnathan Underwood . . . . . . MAN
RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live art demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages! More than 200 artists from around the country and right here at home gather to exhibit and sell their latest work of original fine arts in the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South.
Join us back on Riverside Drive this year between Jefferson and Union.
Use gold leaf to make your own golden snitch. You will learn how to apply gold leaf to create the body and have an assortment of materials to create the wings to personalize your snitch!
$10 per project | Ages 15 and up (Ages 10 - 15 may attend, but must have an adult registered with them)
Refer to website for times.
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
Thursdays, October 17th - November 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Photographs are essential references for painters when used properly. This class tackles photography/painting related issues such as how to use a photo as a reference - not just something to copy, what kind of image best translates into a painting, how to edit a ‘busy’ scene, combining sources and finding a strong composition.
New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills.
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is excited to bring the beat of a new musical to the Birthplace of Rock n Roll!
Charged with the unmistakable, iconic music of The Go-Go’s, the kingdom of Arcadia goes on a daring quest to do whatever it takes to protect their famous “Beat.” On their journey, they will find love, deceit, and misinterpreted prophecy. Will the kingdom of Arcadia be saved? “Our Lips Are Sealed.”
Director, Whitney Branan (Cabaret, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure), leads an all-star cast through the kingdom of Arcadia with fever pitched choreography matched only by The Go-Go’s rocking score, musically directed by Resident Company member Nathan McHenry. Resident Company members Daniel Stuart Nelson (Kinky Boots, Cabaret) and Brooke Papritz (The Humans, 1984) star as Musidorus and Mopsa.
Performances will run Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm curtain and with 2:00 pm curtain on Sunday. Matinee performances for school groups are also available select days during the week. For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Group rates are also available. Follow on social media using #TheBeat901.
Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $27. Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation is October 10th.
"Talk About It Tuesday” is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.
Our goal is to bring people from the local community together to give them inspiration for what our non-profit organization is hoping to achieve through education and engagement. We want to promote discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice. We are committed to raising history awareness, which we hope will also raise funds and donations that can contribute to future exhibits from the archive of more than 1.8 million images of the iconic internationally renowned photographer Dr. Ernest C. Withers."
Opening Art Reception
Friday, November 1
"The Freedom Award is the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Hafsat Abiola, Gloria Steinem, and John Legend.
This year’s Freedom Award will pay tribute to the Green Book, or the Negro Travelers’ Green Book, that identified safe accommodations and services for African Americans traveling during the segregated Jim Crow Era. The annual publication listed hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other businesses willing to serve African American customers, and in doing so allow drivers to more safely navigate throughout the United States.
Since 1991, the Freedom Award has honored distinguished individuals who have made great global and national impact. These men and women are lauded for their work in the struggle for civil and human rights.
The Pre Show Gala begins at 5pm at the Halloran Centre. | Tickets $203 - $453"
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