Archive For The “Regionals” Category

RiverArtsFest: More Than an Art Market

by Kathleen Stevens   While most attendees and artists think of the RiverArtsFest as an annual opportunity to buy and sell art, local arts education programs and art educators know the volunteer-run River Arts organization is also an avid supporter for local arts education. This year alone, River Arts will provide over $100,000 in funding…

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Art to See This Weekend: Memphis, Tennessee, October 25-27, 2019

There is SO much art to see this weekend in Memphis, those of us at Number decided to pull together a short list of the must-see events! We hope this helps you plan your weekend accordingly.   All events listed here are free and open to the public except RiverArtsFest. $5 admission gets you daily…

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Regional Update: Memphis

By Austin McLellan   Melissa Dunn, Taproot, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Photo courtesy of L Ross Gallery.   Galleries in the Memphis area have scheduled a busy fall. The L Ross Gallery hosts Melissa Dunn’s show Near Earth Object September 4 through 28; come to the opening reception on September 6, 6 to 8pm. On…

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Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

By Jac Kuntz     Today, there are over one hundred art bi and triennials around the world. Born out of an era of dazzling world expositions, the Venice Biennale was the first in 1895, though this millennia has seen a proliferation of them in cities both large and small. Tri/biennials today are so multifaceted—they…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Nashville

By Bridget Bailey     Nashville’s art scene has been particularly vibrant during the first quarter of 2019. The Wedgewood-Houston area has been host to a multitude of shows, namely Zeitgeist’s Land Derived Sentiments, on view March 2 through April 27, in which numerous local artists responded to nature poems by visual artist and organizer…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Tulsa

By Jessica Borusky     The tenuous American imaginary of modernity/futurity is ripe at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Oklahoma plays a significant role within the historical trajectory of such narratives: the Trail of Tears, oil, the dust bowl, labor, natural gas, and the…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Mississippi Delta

By Michaela Merryday     The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS recently hosted Confluence, an exhibition of recent work by Jerry Uelsmann, the godfather of analog photomontage. This recent work was inspired by his friendship with the art historian Moa Peterson who is currently working on a biography…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Memphis

By Judith Dierkes     With Memphis College of Art closing next summer and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art moving in 2024, the big question is: what will happen to these two anchor buildings in Overton Park? Initial proposals were made (two for each building have since been made public), but ultimately in the fall…

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Memphis on the Upswing: The 2019 ArtsAccelerator Grant Winners

by Clay Palmer     Since 2013, ArtsMemphis has awarded grants to working visual artists in Shelby County to support them at a critical juncture in their practice. By doing so, ArtsMemphis encourages growth and artistic development for Memphis as a region and focuses on creating an environment focused on progress and enrichment of the…

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Regional Update: Tennessee

By Mineral House Media     Today we live in a global village with technology at our fingertips, and it appears that our access to contemporary art is only accelerating. It’s hard to deny the abundance of opportunity that this momentum opens up for Tennessee artists in 2019 and beyond. So, when Mineral House Media…

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