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Nov. 10, 2015
Memphis College of Art Announces Knowing Places by Betsy Brackin Burch
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces Betsy Brackin Burch’s exhibition, Knowing Places, on view Nov. 24–Dec. 10 in the Rust Hall Alumni Gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. A reception will take place Friday, Dec. 4 from 6–8 p.m.
Originally from West Memphis, Ark., Brackin Burch’s work is tied to the beauty of the distinctive regions where she has lived and traveled. “From growing up in the Mississippi Delta, passing through New Mexico, or spending summers in Greece, my landscapes are imbued with the rich culture of each area,” said Brackin Burch. Knowing Places includes watercolor and acrylic landscape paintings from New Mexico and iconic scenes from the Mississippi Delta.
Brackin Burch received her BFA in painting from Memphis College of Art in 2000. She was a recipient of the 2013 ArtsMemphis ArtsAccelerator grant, and was the featured Arkansas DeltaMade Artist in 2011. Among these accomplishments, Brackin Burch has exhibited work in notable galleries and other locations including the Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., the Arkansas Arts Center and the Arkansas Governer’s Mansion.
Gallery hours for Knowing Places are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. MCA exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit mca.edu.
Photo: Betsy Brackin Burch, “A Place I Know,” 24” x 48”, acrylic on canvas, 2015
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