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August 2016

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Horn Island 32

August 15September 30

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Web Photo_Horn Island 32_Bill Price

The annual Horn Island exhibition features work from students, alumni and faculty who travel to the barrier island off the coast of Mississippi each spring.

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Primal Rituals by Jeffrey Hodges

August 15September 30

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Primal Rituals features large-scale pointillism paintings that reveal the primitive rituals and ethereal experiences of modern game keeping as an anecdote of the spirit. Hodges developed a fascination with wild game and hunting at a young age as a result of his father’s involvement in wildlife management and conservation. “The spiritual kinship shared between living creatures is transitory and poignant,” said Hodges. “The paintings function as manifestations of the intangible components of hunting. They are viewed as shamanic mediums that…

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Sammy Peters: Then and Now

August 22September 30

Hyde Gallery at Nesin Graduate School,

477 S. Main

Memphis,

TN

38013

United States


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Sammy Peters is a nationally recognized artist with roots in the mid-South region. Peters creates pensive yet rollicking canvases, expressing a fascinating vision of life’s complex and opposing rhythms.

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September 2016

Free


El Espacio en Medio by Wesley H. Ortiz

September 16October 23

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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El Espacio en Medio

In El Espacio en Medio, meaning “the space between,” Ortiz explores in his works the concepts of space, distance and relationships by employing different values, temperatures, edges and marks. “The paintings in El Espacio en Medio are a departure from representation,” said Ortiz. “Instead of focusing solely on the image, they require viewers to venture into the work and move in and out and through the marks that comprise each work. Through this interaction, viewers are able to see and…

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Reception | Sammy Peters: Then and Now

September 30 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Hyde Gallery at Nesin Graduate School,

477 S. Main

Memphis,

TN

38013

United States


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Web Photo_Sammy Peters

Sammy Peters is a nationally recognized artist with roots in the mid-South region. Peters creates pensive yet rollicking canvases, expressing a fascinating vision of life’s complex and opposing rhythms.

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October 2016


Class | Free Family Art Workshop

October 1 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 6, 2017

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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  Join us on the first Saturday of every month (some exceptions) for a free family art activity at Memphis College of Art. Workshops will include drawing, painting, sculpture and more and are open to all ages and experience levels! *IMPORTANT: All families in attendance must include at least one parent/guardian and at least one child (a minor under 18 years of age).* These workshops are free, but donations are always appreciated (recommended donation is $10 per family). Walk-ins are…

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East Tennessee Portfolio Day

October 2 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Knoxville Museum of Art,

1050 World’s Fair Park

Knoxville,

TN

37916

United States


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East Tennessee Portfolio Day

Memphis College of Art (MCA) will partner with the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) in Knoxville, Tennessee to host the inaugural East Tennessee Portfolio Day at the museum, 1050 World’s Fair Park, on Oct. 2 from 1–5 p.m. in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall. The event is free and open to the public. By hosting East Tennessee Portfolio Day at KMA, MCA will allow prospective art students to meet with art college representatives from around the country. Similar portfolio…

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Class | Drawing

October 6 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Oct. 6 – Oct. 27 Learn the basic drawing techniques that will allow you to accurately draw what you see. Fundamental drawing concepts such as perspective, line/contour and value (light and shadow) will be introduced through in-class demonstrations, examples and exercises. No previous drawing experience is necessary to be successful in the course. REGISTER HERE

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Cons and Pros by John Harlan Norris

October 7November 8

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Commenter by John Harlan Norris

John Harlan Norris is a painter and Associate Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. His current body of work features a series of portraits in which the subjects are obscured by the signifiers of the roles they assume in their daily lives.

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Lost Worlds by Joseph Holsapple

October 7November 8

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Joseph Holsapple

Holsapple’s work in Lost Worlds explores the subject of still life painting as a convergence of memory, imagination and perception. His oil paintings feature subjects such as toys and common household items, painted from memory and observation, which evoke the domesticity of childhood. “The space is dreamlike and suffused with an ethereal light that lends the objects a poetic resonance,” said Holsapple. “The objects accumulate as I paint, resulting in an anxious clutter of discarded items—some described in detail, others…

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