'Taste Washington' aims to whet local appetite for state's wines
Published 04/15/2014 at 5:11 p.m.
Wine lovers can try products from 22 Washington state wineries and chat with the winemakers at "Taste Washington" on April 24 at the University Club.
Colorful, off-kilter: Memphis-Milano connection on display at Dixon Gallery
Updated 04/13/2014 at 12:05 a.m.
Longtime patrons of Dixon Gallery and Gardens may be surprised at the snazzy shapes and Play-Doh colors featured in "Memphis Milano: 1980s Italian Design," opening Sunday for display through July 13.
Senior thesis collection showcases young creators at University of Memphis
Published 04/10/2014 at 12:01 p.m.
The problem with “Longing, Not Loathing,” the senior thesis exhibition at the Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, is that each of the 10 artists deserves a separate review. These graduates of the University of Memphis Department of ...
New boxed set compiles John Updike's stories
Published 04/07/2014 at 3:22 p.m.
Many people must exist for whom the loss of a book or two each year from John Updike, who died at age 76 in 2009, registers as a black hole in their lives. More prolific than, say, John Cheever and ...
Artist Jimpsie Ayres paints in plain air
Published 04/02/2014 at 4:11 p.m.
The television commercial that Jimpsie Ayres appeared in for a local bank must have had some viewers wondering if she were an actor or a real artist. The answer to such an query would be “artist,” as can be seen ...
Jewels from the Brooks' permanent collection showcase a moment in modern art
Published 03/27/2014 at 3:58 p.m.
This display, in several galleries upstairs and down, is not a formal exhibition with the attendant announcements and press releases; rather, it represents an opportunity for exploration of the Brooks’ permanent collection as a way of illustrating a historic era ...
Local, regional chefs offer their talents to Le Bonheur fundraiser
Updated 03/26/2014 at 12:07 a.m.
When a chef says that a fundraising event is "his baby," you know that he takes its success personally.
Art Review: Hamlett Dobbins at David Lusk Gallery
Published 03/20/2014 at 11:17 a.m.
Hamlett Dobbins brings back to Memphis, after seven months in Rome, 19 compact abstract paintings imbued with light and rich in detail. The well-known local artist is in Italy at the behest of the American Academy in Rome, where he ...
Works by Memphis artist Penczner to go to online auction
Published 03/19/2014 at 4:39 p.m.
Acquiring an iconic piece of local art is only a click away. University of Tennessee Health Science Center has placed artworks from the estate of artist and teacher Paul Penczner in an online auction.
Art Review: 'Protoplastic' exhibit has allure and grace that bypass tradition
Published 03/13/2014 at 2:55 p.m.
The exhibitions at Tops Gallery tend to be spare and primal, as befits the ambiance of the small cunningly remodeled industrial space. The current exhibition, “Protoplastic” by Igor Siddiqui, is no exception
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