The owners of Raiford's have commissioned recent University of Memphis graduate, Candace Canerdy, to paint a giant disco scene above the lit-up dance floor, further embellishing the flashy decor that successfully carried over to 14 S. 2nd Street from their original popular nightclub endeavor, Hollywood Disco. The 26-year-old studied studio art, concentrating on sculpture and painting, and is most excited to undertake her first mural project.
"I looked up images of disco dancers and sketched them out and then drew them onto the wall. I’m going to free-hand the background, then fill that in with glow-in-the-dark paint, and they’re installing black lights to set it off. I’ll be able to actually work on it with the black lights on," she says.
Stay tuned for the finished product, which Canerdy is hoping to complete in two weeks.
Let's kick it off (again) with a salute to Hannah Sayle's fantastic work and a fresh quote from one of my personal favorite artists.
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Mattise