Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Art Scene

Posted By on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM

(Sorry posting has been so light thus far in the week. It's been crazy busy around here. ... To pique your interest for tomorrow's paper, we've got stories on the city's withdrawn non-discrimination clause and proposed bike lanes in Cooper-Young, and an interview with MCS consultant Jeffrey Hernandez.)

Last night, I stopped in at Playhouse on the Square for "The Art Seen," a cocktail party with the city's arts organizations.

With 37 arts organizations involved, including Ballet Memphis, the Orpheum, the Memphis Music Foundation, and the UrbanArt Commission, more than 400 people rsvped.

"Our goal was to have 200 people rsvp and sell 50 memberships to Tennesseans for the Arts," said Playhouse managing director Whitney Jo.

Both of which they met handily.

Jo encouraged attendees to buy Tennessee Arts Commission specialty license plates to raise money, noting how supportive the arts groups are of each other.

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"That was proved by tonight," she said. "When we found out how many people were coming, we realized we needed more food. Everyone ran home and made brownies."

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