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January 2017

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Beloved, Quirky, and Covered in Paint: Peter Bowman, 1942–2015

January 4January 26

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Peter Bowman

Memphis College of Art is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating the life of the beloved artist, teacher and friend, Peter Bowman. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. A special fundraising reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, and a portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit MCA’s scholarship program upon the gracious request of Beth Bowman. For more information about the reception and to RSVP, contact Holly…

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Whole Being: Works by Sheila Bailey

January 4January 26

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Sheila Bailey

Bailey is a graduate of MCA and Whole Being will feature a collection of her small-scale bronze sculptures, including sensitively rendered portrait busts and expressionistic figures that comment on the nature of feminine identity. “My observations, experiences, and relationships find expression in the human face and form,” said Bailey. “In portraiture—either in oil painting or bronze sculpture—I strive to render the apparent and probe the hidden, illusive aspects of the subject. This search is often difficult but essential in capturing…

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Image and Object: Works by Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch

January 7February 19

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Adam Hawk Joe Morzuch

Nationally recognized as artists and MCA instructors in Metals and Painting/Drawing, Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch will present a collaborative exhibition in the MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square. Though Hawk and Morzuch are experts in seemingly disparate media, both of their works are informed by the shapes and forms found in natural and urban settings. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday from 1–5 p.m. and on show nights.

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February 2017

Free


A River Runs Through It: Student Art Show & Sale

February 1February 28

Germantown Performing Arts Center,

1801 Exeter Road

Germantown,

38138

United States


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IRIS Orchestra Exhibition

In partnership with IRIS Orchestra, Memphis College of Art presents a student art show during the month of February surrounding the orchestra’s concert A River Runs Through It, with concert dates on Feb. 4-5. Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at irisorchestra.org or at the door. The exhibition is free and open to the public during the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) operating hours. During the fall 2016 semester, Illustration students in Michele Noiset, Jean Holmgren and Shane McDermott’s classes…

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Reception | Image and Object: Works by Adam Hawk & Joe Morzuch

February 10 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Adam Hawk Joe Morzuch

Nationally recognized as artists and MCA instructors in Metals and Painting/Drawing, Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch will present a collaborative exhibition in the MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square. Though Hawk and Morzuch are experts in seemingly disparate media, both of their works are informed by the shapes and forms found in natural and urban settings. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday from 1–5 p.m. and on show nights.

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Class | Free Family Art Workshop

February 11 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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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39. El Nopal: Installations by Fidencio Fifield-Perez

February 13April 18

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Fidencio Fifield-Perez

Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez) presents his exhibition 39. El Nopal: No one visits the nopal until it bears fruit in the Rust Hall Main Gallery. He will present a Visiting Artist lecture in conjunction with his show on March 2, and a reception will take place March 3 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Fifield-Perez’s work focuses on labor, societal perceptions of Los Invisibles, and maps as a…

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Visiting Art Historian Dr. A. Victor Coonin

February 23 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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A Victor Coonin

Dr. A. Victor Coonin is the James F. Ruffin Professor of Art History at Rhodes College, where he has taught since 1995. A distinguished Art Historian, Professor Coonin has published widely on Italian Renaissance Art as historian, critic and reviewer. Professor Coonin is the author of a monograph on Michelangelo’s David called From Marble to Flesh: The Biography of Michelangelo’s David, published in 2014. He has written dozens of influential articles, encyclopedia essays, and catalogue entries for leading European and…

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March 2017

Free


Visiting Artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez

March 2 @ 12:15 pm1:45 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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Fidencio Fifield-Perez

MCA alumnus Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez) will give a presentation as part of MCA’s Visiting Artist lecture series surrounding his exhibition in the Rust Hall Main Gallery, 39. El Nopal: No one visits the nopal until it bears fruit. His exhibition will be on view Feb. 13-April 18 in the Rust Hall Main Gallery. Fifield-Perez will lecture on the benefits of expanding one’s practice beyond the studio and harnessing our individual narratives and identities for a more inclusive community—to not…

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Reception | 39. El Nopal by Fidencio Fifield-Perez

March 3 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Fidencio Fifield-Perez

Memphis College of Art will host a reception honoring the works of MCA alumnus Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez) in the exhibition 39. El Nopal: No one visits the nopal until it bears fruit. The show will be on view in the Rust Hall Main Gallery Feb. 13-April 18. The show and reception are free and open to the public, as well as his Visiting Artist lecture on March 2. Fifield-Perez’s work focuses on labor, societal perceptions of Los Invisibles, and…

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