George Bougher's People, Places, Things at the Dixon brings together 27 of his paintings from the last two years. Tonight marks the show's opening at Art after Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. (Plus, one of my favorite local bands, the Bluff City Backsliders, will be performing.)
From "tearing up SoHo before SoHo was cool," to modeling his life after George Catlin ("going out and seeing this new wilderness untouched and untampered with"), George Bougher has been living for his art for decades. "When I love, I go all the way," he says.
Bougher's exhibit will be on display until January 9, 2011.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, 761-5250, dixon.org
Hi everyone! It's a rainy Tuesday, and I've got something for all of you art fans huddled up by the computer. My pal and Flyer cohort, Halley Johnson, passed this along to me:
Moments of Reverie, Lauren Coulson's show on display now at the new Playhouse on the Square, captures an interesting conversation between paint and print, between consciousness and abstraction.
Tomorrow night a student-curated show of work by local artists will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. at 2010 Court St. — a house otherwise known as The Dairy for its proximity to the Turner Dairy on Madison.
Works by Chihiro Gakumura, Elaine Miller, Bienvenido Howard, Ariel Claborn, C.K. Harrington, and Carly Greenwell will be on display inside; and performances by Justin Edward and Mary Molinary will go on at 6:30 and 7 p.m., followed by a film screening in the front yard at 9.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight is the 5th Annual Broad Avenue Artwalk, highlighting local artists' work at Studio 1688, T Clifton Art Gallery, Splash Creative, MetalWorks, Archicast, Urban Art, Odessa, and more.
And, of course, be sure to check out the new Three Angels Diner, open until 2 a.m. You won't be disappointed.
For more information, visit www.artsmemphis.org or call 578-2782.
"One of my goals in getting my MFA was making public art," says Creson. "And I had, just as a first semester graduate student, applied to some of the national calls for bike racks. In doing so, I realized I was just doing little sketches of my proposed racks and not really giving them a good idea of what it would look like three dimensionally."
It certainly isn't an easy topic to explore, but one of the rawest of human emotions is the inspiration for curator Cynthia Thompson's upcoming exhibition at the new Memphis College of Art Graduate School on South Main.
“The idea for this exhibition has been kicking around in my head for over a year,” says Thompson. “I like to come up with a concept and find artists whose work reflects that in different ways. It’s challenging. And I do it also because I like to challenge the viewers. I think it’s important to bring work to Memphis that people can not only view, but experience.”