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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

In anticipation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, environmental artist Elisa Marble da Silva replaced signs of the storm’s devastation with symbols of self-discovery. The Gulfport, Mississippi artist used storm debris to transform the foundations of buildings destroyed by the 2005 hurricane into meditative pavement labyrinths. With the help of the local community, da…

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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

Appalachian Futurism & Southern Constellations – Elsewhere, North Carolina By Ash Smith   Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke     This summer, before arriving at my artist residency at Elsewhere Museum, I was traveling to my childhood home in the mountains of western North Carolina when my dad…

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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

“The flatness, event-less-ness, and openness of the surrounding landscape opens a space to go deep.” MH   I’m drawn to art that advocates for the rural – formally and conceptually rigorous work that connects critical texts to geography and categories of communities. In inland America, particularly outside the metroplex, the most memorable projects are contemplative…

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A Letter from Dolph Smith

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A Letter from Dolph Smith

A plea to fund the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment of the Humanities being excerpts from a letter Dolph Smith (artist and Professor Emeritus, Memphis College of Art) sent to TN Governor Bill Haslam, US Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, US Representatives Steve Cohen and David Kustoff and TN State Senator…

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Location Location Location

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Location Location Location

No.87 By Mike Calway-Fagen For much of the Southern creative community, finding allies engaged in similarly intensive studio curiosities, research, and production can be exceedingly difficult. Of course, these metrics are subjective and some, they are wrong in my opinion, would claim that the South is teeming with artists toeing the lines of their field.

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Q+A with Issue 85 Cover Artist Kelly Hider

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Q+A with Issue 85 Cover Artist Kelly Hider

Girl/Power Triangle (featured on the cover of No. 85) harkens back to a series you did in 2011 which sprung entirely from a cache of one family’s photographs you’d found in an antique store. You augmented them — adding painted shadows, sequins and/or picture frames, in a way seems coded somehow. Looking back on the series…

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Tri-Nation Collaboration or How I Spent my Bolivian Vacation

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Tri-Nation Collaboration or How I Spent my Bolivian Vacation

Mary Jo Karimnia on organizing her show at Blanco in La Paz, Bolivia Luise, blonde head tilted to the left, and Lisa, brighter blonde head tilted to the right, each held an oil pastel and filled in the numbered sections of an image of a dress from their native country of Germany. They had been…

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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

A spartan, one story, open plan office building out east was retrofit through November 12 with a selection of art that belies typical 9 to 5 workspace eye candy. This is due to the space being the hub of ArtsMemphis, the area’s leading arts fundraising organization (its spokes, the variety of arts communities citywide it supports). The particular art…

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