In this we respond to the recent announcement that Memphis College of Art has begun the process to close their doors. It plans to no longer accept students, but remain open and focused on it’s current students while expecting to finally close around 2020.
In this episode Jamond Bullock shares how he found sense in senseless color matching, how reading comics books lead him to performance painting, and about getting his start with a studio in a Starbucks.
In this episode writer/director Craig Brewer tells us how Hustle and Flow is a spiritual successor to his film Poor and Hungry, how he pushed through the failure of his first filmmaking venture, and how his recent discovery of the Memphis comedy scene lead to the production of the upcoming web-series You Look Like…
In this episode Karen Golightly, Jamond Bullock, Robert Burns, and Jack Chambers describe Memphis as a city of colors, the true identity of Banksy is revealed as a Memphian, and we pay homage to Brad Wells, a talented and collaborative Paint Memphis artist.
Paint Memphis is one-day paint festival on September 30, that will bring over 150 local, regional, and national artists to our city. These artists’ murals arranged together will create the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee. This a place where artists can show off their talents and reflect the spirit of our city. The project is designed to highlight overlooked communities in our city and to encourage communal growth within Memphis. It’s a free event open to the public with live music, food and drink trucks, vendors, and an all-day art show! For the past two years, the festival has taken place at the floodwall at Chelsea and Evergreen in North Memphis with over 200 artists from across the world having contributed. This year, Paint Memphis is Saturday, September 30 from 12 to 6 PM at 787 S Willett St between Central and Lamar, about two buildings east of the underpass as well as the Altown Skatepark on Roland St.
In this episode Ned Canty general director and Michael Sakir music director both of Opera Memphis tell us how September is the perfect time for opera, how opera doesn’t suck and has it’s fair share of sex drugs and rock n roll.
In this episode Victoria Jones of The CLTV talks about her passion to fight for representation of African American artists and how they are uplifting and empowering the city’s Black community through thoughtful and creative interactions.
Who is The CLTV? The CLTV is an art organization dedicated to providing a platform to African American artists within the city. Through art based programming, workshops, and community building efforts we employ the use of creative expression as a vehicle to shift our culture towards positive growth, creativity, and strength.
In this episode artist, curator, and budding spoonist, Joel Parsons explains why he likes to abuse roses, how he’s pioneering the local queer-arts scene, and how looking beyond Memphis creates a stronger arts community.
And we’re back with a very special release because today you’ll be hearing the very first podcast episode from the wonderful ladies over at Memphis Type History, Caitlin Horton and Rebecca Phillips. You may remember them from our previous conversation on Episode 41. Well the paintings, blog, and book are expanding into a weekly podcast where they’ll explore, in bite-sized chunks, the history behind many of Memphis’ iconic landmarks.