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Regional Update: Nashville Jan. 2019

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Regional Update: Nashville Jan. 2019

By Bridget Bailey     As the curtain of Fall finally sweeps in—and the weight of politics is ever-present—Nashville’s artists and creatives gather together to make merry. The turnout at local art crawls has been bigger and better than ever, and no wonder, with Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston leading the charge. mild climate has…

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Miami the Magic City

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Miami the Magic City

by Sara Ypsilanti     In recent years, Miami has become famous for Art Basel and Miami Art Week, both of which occur in December, but our city flourishes with wildly diverse contemporary artists year-round.  Art lovers, intellectuals, and collectors will be happy to know that Miami is fluent in cultivating – and delivering –…

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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

by Judith Dierkes     The South Main Art Trolley Tour in Memphis is back and better than ever. It is the last Friday of every month from 6 to 9pm. It now has as much food and drink as art; it took a while for the food establishments to fill in the vacant buildings…

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Regional Update: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

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Regional Update: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

by Jessica Borusky     In Tulsa and Oklahoma City, there are distinct desires to showcase artwork awash in contemporary socio-political issues. Current exhibitions that reverberate this desire include Remember This at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa (through January 6th, 2019), Take a Seat: A Group Exhibition of Feminist Art at Oklahoma City…

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Chattanooga and Nashville

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Chattanooga and Nashville

by Mary Paige Pepper The first in a series of five, LAND AND SEA examines that which is seemingly familiar. Through sculpture, video, painting, and sound, LAND AND SEA questions human interaction and interference with fundamental natural resources—water, air, and soil—specifically in the context of Chattanooga. Each exhibition allows its content to extend beyond the…

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

by Michael Mitchell Regional Update: Nashville One of the many ways to determine the health of an art scene is to survey the variety of artists and venues that show their work in any given city. Now, more than ever, the rise of alternative spaces, artist-run galleries, and the reimagining of some of the anchor…

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

by Bridget Bailey “June, July, and August,” in the melodic words of Freddy Cannon, is the time for things to bloom and swelter, and much has bloomed and intensified in the Nashville art scene these summer months.  The Frist Museum of Art has led the charge with the opening of the contemporary painting show Chaos…

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Memphis Summer

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Memphis Summer

by Judith Dierkes Regional Update: Memphis With the dog days of summer in full swing I am looking forward to the fall. The many college galleries enhance the art scene in Memphis. The 2018-2019 exhibition schedule at Christian Brothers University’s Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery is the first one influenced by director Cat Peña; while…

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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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