Art Center

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Art Center
Art Center is listed in the Arts & Crafts Supplies category in Memphis, Tennessee. Displayed below is the only current social network for Art Center which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Art Center on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 74.

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1636 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 276-6321
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Less than a week left to get up to 60% off stretched canvas! We're keeping these shelves Stocked! Sale ends 2/28.

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We gotta HAND it to these WINTER SALE prices!! Sale ends February 28th. Stop on in before it's too late!

Art Center Memphis shared ArtsMemphis's event.
Advocate for the Arts! It is so important that we show up to support programs like the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA is part of the federal government's discretionary spending that faces elimination in budget cuts. Join the postcard party! Everything you need know is in this link.
Want to advocate for the arts but don't know where to start? Join ArtsMemphis, artists, arts organizations, friends and supporters from across the MidSouth for an afternoon of arts advocacy on President’s Day to show your support for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Why do the arts matter to you? We want to send your message to Congress though postcards, calls, and videos but we need your help. Legislators on Capitol Hill will begin working on the federal budget this spring. Receiving a swarm of constituent mail can greatly impact the way a legislator votes on a particular issue. Our postcard campaign will be a powerful advocacy tool in the fight to keep arts support in the national budget. We will provide the information that supports our position and how this issue affects Memphis. You provide the information on how it affects you personally. The arts are a great investment for Tennessee taxpayers. The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) is the single largest national funder of the nonprofit arts in the U.S. In 2016, the NEA made approximately $1.3 million in grants across Tennessee, including several big grants to small, rural communities and an unrestricted gift to the Tennessee Arts Commission of almost $800,000. For every $1 that the NEA invests in our communities, an additional $9 in state, local, and private funding follows. The relative cost to taxpayers is practically negligible. The NEA's total annual budget is $150 million -- about 0.003% of the total U.S. federal budget. The total cost to each American taxpayer to fund the NEA every year is 46 cents -- but that produces a cumulative economic impact across the country of $135 billion in arts and culture-related investment and jobs. All of that creativity creates millions of great jobs that we can't afford to lose! There are 48,851 arts-related jobs in Tennessee -- more than the Memphis-area employment of FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, and St. Jude combined. Across the United States, the arts employ more than 4 million people.
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Art Center Memphis shared Carl E. Moore's event.
Opening Saturday, Feb 4 at the new Orange Mound Gallery.
About the Show: "The Black Experience" The Rebirth of Black History Month, focus is to redefine the meaning of Black History Month. Although we've had a black president for 8 years, and created historical achievements and accomplishments in the black community like in the Olympics, arts, and entertainment. We still don't celebrate Black History Month beyond the use of predictable images and icons such as, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King (Understandable), George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks. The show is to celebrate show African American History old and new. Artist: Jamond Bullock, Lurlynn Franklin, Dani Harris, Chuck Johnson, Terry Lynn, Lawrence Matthew, Lester Merriweather, Carl E. Moore, Angela Myers, Darlene Newman, Frank Robinson, and Jason Williams. Sponsored By Caritas Village in Collaboration with Orange Mound Gallery.
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Art Center Memphis shared David Lusk Gallery's event.
Opening Friday, Feb 3 at David Lusk Gallery.
CARROLL TODD soliloquy 31 January - 11 March, 2017 OPENING: Friday 3 February, 6-8pm In late January Carroll Todd returns to David Lusk Gallery–Memphis. His new show, Soliloquy, is comprised of representational constructed bronze sculptures – often modeled on life but in the end based in illusion. Todd uses precisely formed and welded sheet bronze to explore his child-like wonderment of nature in a manner clearly inspired by modernist sculpture. Starting with a sketch, and once the abstract and figurative elements are established on paper, the work evolves into a small maquette to engineer the effortless bends and folds the bronze assumes on a larger scale. Then he meticulously cuts, rolls, bends, forms and welds the sheet bronze. Finally, after application of patinas and wax, the result is precision, elegance and grace rarely found in metal works. The show’s title, Soliloquy, speaks to Todd’s ability to animate his own language through the representation of everyday symbols. Some are easily understood for what they are – an insect or a fishing bob, however, some elements walk a fine line between representation and abstraction. In Wake, a powder blue base suggestive of water supports a large steamboat in profile. Two large, ominous smoke clouds extend from the boat, mimicking the curves of the water below. The cartoon nature of the image feels playful and childlike, however the darker reality of environmental repercussions soon set in. Todd’s work is included in public collections at The Arkansas Arts Center, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Little Rock Airport, Rockefeller Center, Tennessee State Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art – Amsterdam. He is a graduate of Memphis College of Art and holds an MFA from Cornell University. LESLIE HOLT unspeakable 31 January - 11 March, 2017 OPENING: Friday 3 February, 6-8pm TALK: Saturday 4 February, 11am In late January the third Leslie Holt solo exhibition goes up at David Lusk Gallery–Memphis. Her exhibition, Unspeakable, explores depictions of grief and triumph in a series of embroidered paintings that feature art-historic images of strong women. Holt imagined the Unspeakable series while studying Guernica, Picasso’s famous response to the bombing of a small Spanish town. Holt states, “I feel compelled to return to this painting again and again, as it conveys extreme emotions for which words are insufficient.” After acrylic-staining unprimed canvas Holt embroiders the woman image, working in a network of clumps and lines. “Much like washing my aging mother’s hair,” Holt says, “the stitches require careful attention and a slow pace. The activity is simple but full. A lot is left unspoken.” The daunting stains of thinned acrylic pigment hover near Holt’s figures, speaking to a wordless memory or truth. Reminiscent of Kathe Kollwitz’s depictions of grieving women in times of unspeakable loss, Holt’s images take on a more abstract approach to grief. The bright colors and graphic lines work to partially disguise a darker reality and origin. Despite the historic connections, each Holt woman relates to the universal and personal, representing either a shared reality of the past or a more personal one in the present. Holt received her BFA from Washington University and MFA from Washington State University. Along with several solo exhibitions across the country and a recent review in the Washington Post, and a feature in the book Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific by Christine Yano. David Lusk Gallery is located at 97 Tillman. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 11-4. For more information or visuals please contact Amelia Briggs at 901 767 3800 or amelia@davidluskgallery.com.
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