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.
In this episode cinematographer Ryan Earl Parker shares about how his moving to New York just may make you see him more in Memphis, we hear behind the scenes tales from the gothic horror feature Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl, and we uncover just who’s bluffing in Memphis.
In this episode with Dr. Stephanie Madden we learn about Memphis through social activism, Teaching PR in the age of “Fake News”, and we hear about Nerd Night. It’s like the Discovery Channel but with booze.
In this episode photographer Aleks Antonío shares about coming from Panama and becoming a US citizen all while learning to tell a story through the camera lens; Those stories include haunting abandoned buildings and zombies attacking weddings.
In this episode, we have Ed Harris of Omerta, and previously Piston Honda, On A Dead Machine, and Surrender The Fall. He’s been in the music biz for over 17 years and Omerta is his foray into independence with no labels just artists that share the same passion about the music they create.