Altars Made By Students and Teachers

Maritza Davila stopped by on the 19th to give her Memphis College of Art students a tour of her show, Ancestry and Identity: Prints of Maritza Davila.  We already ran an interview with her here in which she discussed her familial subject matter, but anyone who showed up for class (or was emboldened to audit for a day) was treated to vignettes of her process and anecdotes that would bring a tear to your eye. The most novel of which inspired a print featuring her mother,... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, September 28, 2013
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All aboard, now.

Alayna Van Dervort courtesy of LUMA Foundation A train-turned “kinetic light sculpture” with a curated passenger list is somewhere between Kansas City and Santa Fe by now. Station to Station ,  brainchild of experimental artist Doug Aitken and sponsored by Levi’s deep pockets, is “a nomadic happening”. And whatever is happening will happen in a total of ten cities across the country, through the efforts of the multi-media artists on board and the general public meeting up with... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Interview with Jimmy Davis: O' Brother Where Art Thou?

Brooks Blogger Erin Williams talks to Jimmy Davis about Memphis, music and where to call home. Jimmy Davis will lead an O' Brother Where Art Thou? sing-a-long at the Brooks on Saturday, September 14. Anyone can say that they have seen a movie, but it’s the true fans who shush those who are speaking, talk back to the screen, and even proceed to sing along when their favorite melody comes up. In the folk-music laced film O' Brother Where Art Thou? the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Elusive and Hostile Butterflies

If monarch butterflies are conspicuously absent from your image feed, it's not for their lack of flying  (he he...sorry, it's Friday)...at least not in Memphis. Since the summer started to end, Overton Park has been overcome with these majestic creatures (black and yellow, black and yellow) and it has been my lunchtime, mid-morning, and mid-afternoon break's mission to capture a couple as they dance around each other.   .embed-container { position: relative;... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, September 6, 2013
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