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Authentic Stories: Henry Nelson

Henry Nelson is a living legend in the Memphis arts community, thanks to his tireless efforts to spread Memphis music through his many radio shows -- from Furry Lewis to Big Mama Thornton to Isaac Hayes and beyond.  "The arts," Henry reminds, "bring us all together."  That's a lesson worth remembering now more than ever.  Don't miss this wonderful profile of an extraordinary human being. Video produced by Lawrence Shaw.   Click... Read More
at Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Meet Our New Board Chair

Over the summer, the ArtsMemphis Board welcomed Lucy Lee as its new Board Chairman.  Lucy is the perfect person to serve as Board Chair at this pivotal time in ArtsMemphis' history.  As a longtime supporter and patron of the arts, she has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that all arts groups face.  She also has an abiding commitment to the mission of ArtsMemphis—having served on the Board since 2008, most recently as Vice... Read More
at Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

Authentic Stories: Ham Smythe III

Even if you've never met W. Hamilton ("Ham") Smythe, you've almost certainly ridden in one of his family's taxis.  Or you've been on the 'Roo bus, or on any number of other transportation options that the Premier Transportation family proudly offers.  And you've probably benefited from one of the many business enterprises that Ham has been involved with...ranging from the Agricenter to ArtsMemphis, itself.  The fact is, Ham Smythe and his family... Read More
at Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Grantees Use Art to Tackle Social Issues

  For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (October 2, 2017) — ArtsMemphis has announced the recipients of its 2017 Arts Build Communities (“ABC”) grants, administered in conjunction with the Tennessee Arts Commission.  The ABC grant program supports projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.  It is open to... Read More
at Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Authentic Stories: Michai Mosby

Michai Mosby is no ordinary teenager.  He's a got a voice that will move your soul and a kindness that will warm your heart.  Michai is one of the many gifted students at the Stax Music Academy -- a longtime grantee of ArtsMemphis. As Michai says, Without ArtsMemphis, there would be no Stax Music Academy. Preach! Video produced by Lawrence Shaw.   Click here to check out more of Lawrence's work . Read More
at Monday, Oct 2, 2017

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