Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Artful Ales

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:09 PM


The 15th annual Art on Tap at the Dixon happens next Friday, September 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

In addition to the open galleries and gardens, there will be live entertainment from the Mean Green Music Machine and plenty of food from L'École Culinaire, Bardog, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, McAlister's, and Pa Pa Pia's.


And of course, there will be beer: Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs, Boscos, Budweiser, Coors Light, Dos Equis, Ghost River Brewing, Heineken, Miller Lite and more will be represented. Plus, new to this year's event is a Biere de Garde(n), a Boscos special brew for the Dixon.

Tickets in advance cost $40 for Dixon members and $50 non-members. Members of Young at Art get in free. On the day of the event all tickets will cost $50.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, 761-5250, dixon.org

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Work

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Now on display at Askew Nixon Ferguson is New Work by Ann Fitzgerald Bailey and Kathy Williams. Combining Fitzgerald's watercolors and mixed media and Williams' acrylic dyes on silk and bamboo, the exhibition makes an elegant addition to the gallery.

Survival of the Fittest
  • Ann Fitzgerald Bailey
  • Survival of the Fittest

Gray Blocks #7
  • Kathy Williams
  • Gray Blocks #7

Textured Swirls Orange
  • Kathy Williams
  • Textured Swirls Orange

The Road Less Traveled
  • Ann Fitzgerald Bailey
  • The Road Less Traveled

The show will be up until September 24. Askew Nixon Ferguson Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave, 278-6868, www.anfa.com/gallery.aspx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Works on Paper" at L Ross Gallery

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Now on exhibition at L Ross Gallery is the third annual "Works on Paper" show, featuring a mix of figurative and abstract work from artists like Bobby Spillman, Jeri Ledbetter, Ryan VanderLey, David Comstock, Chuck Johnson, and Carl Moore.

The Hotel Sweets, graphite on paper, 8 x 10
  • Bobby Spillman
  • The Hotel Sweets, graphite on paper, 8" x 10"

"In the month of August, I like to have a group show with all the works on paper," says gallery owner, Linda Ross. "For me, as hot as Memphis is, there's something crisp and wonderful about works on paper. It's a lighter feel as well as being not as expensive as the bigger canvases. It's a nice time to show this work."
Untitled #14, oil bar/pastel/graphite on paper, 30 x 44
  • Ryan VanderLey
  • Untitled #14, oil bar/pastel/graphite on paper, 30" x 44"

The exhibit will be on display until the end of the month. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Ave, Suite 104, 767-2200, lrossgallery.com

"Turnmaloose" at Gallery Fifty Six

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM

August 31st marks the last day to see Gallery Fifty Six's "Turnmaloose," an exhibition on Elvis and the fans who adored him.

The exhibit includes photographs of Elvis fans by Michael Whitaker:

Elvis Kelly
  • Michael Whitaker
  • Elvis Kelly

Pastels of the king himself by Jeanne Reynolds:
One Night With You
  • Jeanne Reynolds
  • One Night With You

Graceland graffiti collages on tile by MJ Reeves, and other musically-inspired paintings and photographs.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central Ave, 276-1251, thepalladiogroup.com/galleryfiftysix

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Complementary Colors

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:30 PM

An opening reception for In Love with Color, Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m., marks the beginning of the 2010-2011 season at Levy Gallery at the Buckman Arts Center. Paintings by Jeanne Seagle and glasswork by Lisa Allen will be on display there until September 10th.

  • Lisa Allen
  • Fortuna

Sunset at Dacus Lake
  • Jeanne Seagle
  • Sunset at Dacus Lake

Seagle and Allen have never worked together. "In fact, I did not know her and did not know her work, until we delivered our pieces to the show," says Seagle. But it turns out the two have very complementary styles. That is, according to Allen, "We share that desire to explode with color in our work."

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Heat, Reheat, Repeat

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 9:28 AM

The uninspiring dog days of summer are the unlikely muse of Maggie Exner's latest exhibition, Heat Wave, appearing this Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the P & H Cafe. I say "appearing" because the bulk of the show is live representation, and after Friday night only a few installation pieces will be on display.


"It's not about painting. It's more about mixing different elements," explains Exner. "Mainly I do drawings with strange environments and characters I create, and this is supposed to be that come to life."

To that end, Exner will turn the stage area at the P & H into a live representation of a heat wave with collage, installation, and live characters.

"It's just kind of the way I've been feeling this summer," says Exner. "Obviously it's about the heat, but a lot about the repetition of things and moving in circles."

For more on Maggie and her work, visit her website .

P & H Cafe, 1532 Madison Avenue, 726-0906

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Price is Right

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 3:03 PM


One of the biggest art events of the year kicks off with an opening reception this Friday, August 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at David Lusk Gallery. The Price is Right exhibition and art sale runs until August 28 and features only artwork under $1,000.

"People like to come and see something new, and we always include two or three artists that we've never shown before," says Sandy Wade of David Lusk. "Or maybe you see a piece by your favorite artist and it's in a price range that's easier for you to afford. And if people see something that they like they can just buy it and take it home."

Work from all 50 David Lusk artists and a few other local artists will be on sale, prices ranging from $200 to $999. Many of the artists will be present for the opening reception. Here's a preview of some of the art for sale:

Anne Siems, Hare
  • Anne Siems, Hare

Greely Myatt, A Wall of Burp
  • Greely Myatt, A Wall of Burp

Peggy Root, Flood Plain
  • Peggy Root, Flood Plain

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