Posts Tagged “Tennessee”

Interview with Lance Turner

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No.87 By Jesse Butcher Lance Turner has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles, CA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN; the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FL; The Southern Nevada Museum of Art in Las Vegas, NV; The…

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Location Location Location

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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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The Moon is a Tomato: Visiting Dolph Smith at Tennarkippi

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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…

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Face It Memphis!

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Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN August 15, 2014- October 2, 2014 A coextensive space was created in this quaint gallery on the bottom floor of the Plough Library at Christian Brothers University. This surprisingly intimate and relatable show made of 106 Memphian faces was exhibited by a group of nineteen…

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Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

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Art Museum of the University of Memphis September 19, 2014 – November 26, 2014 www.juvenile-in-justice.com/ Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross was on view last fall at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) last fall. More than aesthetically pleasing compositions, Ross’ project explored the living histories of over 1,000 children and teenagers at over…

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Art As Community Builder – Interview with Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay

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Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay is an Associate Professor of Art History at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, TN. He is guest editor of the November 2014 issue of Number: Inc. magazine. I sat down with him at his home in the historic “tree streets” area near the university to learn more about him…

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Happy Cannibals at Material Art Space

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Broad Avenue’s one room art space Material showcased small works by Melissa Farris on Saturday, December 7. The “Bitesize Morsels” were delicate, yet vibrant, paintings of individual size. The colors mimicked Pepto-Bismol pink and an illustrative meaty red to form compositions reminiscent of classic cutesy animal cartoons and diagrams of meat pre-consumption.

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Student Artists Collaborate with Composer

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The exhibition currently on view at the Germantown Performing Arts Center is a collaboration between composer/musician Anna Clyne and 26 Houston high school Advanced Placement and Art IV visual arts students. The works are based on Clyne’s written text, snippets of music from her website and the student /teacher discussions held in class and reference…

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Niki Johnson at Wrong Again Gallery

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Behind Closed Doors: An Evening of Rockwellian Taboo Wrong Again Gallery Memphis, TN October 13-25, 2012 Breaking the rules set at the Wrong Again gallery, Niki Johnson was present at her own opening. By design, Greely Myatt, owner and creator of the gallery space stipulates that the exhibiting artist uses Skype to attend the opening….

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