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The Barboro Alley Project: Downtown Memphis Commission

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The Barboro Alley Project: Downtown Memphis Commission

Discussion with Brett Roler by Carl E. Moore Downtown Memphis Commission plans to install up to 10 pieces of public art in Barboro Alley this fall through a project called The Artery.  We’re looking for a variety of elements – murals, sculpture, overhead elements, lighting, projection, kinetic – to be installed between Second and Front…

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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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The Moon is a Tomato: Visiting Dolph Smith at Tennarkippi

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The Moon is a Tomato: Visiting Dolph Smith at Tennarkippi

No.87 By: Eileen Townsend Before I knew Dolph Smith, I knew about his home. It’s named Tennarkippi, so-called for Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, the tri-states where Smith has spent his life as a teacher, painter, paper-maker, bookmaker, and woodworker. Tennarkippi is located in Ripley, Tennessee. It is a slate-grey house with lots of books inside…

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Cover Artist interview with Mae Aur

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Cover Artist interview with Mae Aur

No.86 Interview By Sara Estes Mae Aur is an artist living and working in Memphis, TN. Her painting, Give Her Space Give Her Time, appeared on the cover of Number:86. Much of your work blurs the line between 2-D and 3-D. How do you describe your art in your own words? I can’t paint and…

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Regional Update: Mississippi

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Regional Update: Mississippi

The Mississippi Museum of Art currently has three noteworthy exhibitions on view, with the famous American painter Robert Henri as the focal point of two. Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, located in the Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries, includes forty paintings of Henri’s created while living in Spain. Henri’s Spanish portraits reveal inspiration from Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya….

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