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To the Max: Local Artist Heads to Memphis Comic Expo

To the Max: Local Artist Heads to Memphis Comic Expo

Memphis artist Tony Max makes his mark on skin and the page.
Barbarians, walled-off cities, drone surveillance, and post-apocalyptic nightmare realms. No, this isn't a prediction of climate cataclysm or World War Three. These are the

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Meet Kalena Bovell: New Assistant Conductor for MSO

Meet Kalena Bovell: New Assistant Conductor for MSO

Bovell takes the baton for Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
It's a wonder anyone makes a career conducting an orchestra. It's competitive, requires musical skills and education beyond most mortals' abilities, and doesn't pay

With Great Art Comes <i>POW!</i> Great Responsibility

With Great Art Comes POW! Great Responsibility

The Memphis Comic Expo explodes on the scene with cosmic force this weekend with more than a hundred comic writers and artists in attendance.

Metal Sculptor Lewis Body Sets up Shop in Memphis

Metal Sculptor Lewis Body Sets up Shop in Memphis

The owner of L. B. Metal Design describes his work as "minimalist" and "volumetric."
Lewis Body was a "misfit artist" during his teen years in Michigan."I wasn't interested in school," he says. Except art. His art teacher let

Luis Arrieche: Finding Fame as a Breakdancer

Luis Arrieche: Finding Fame as a Breakdancer

Break it down: This Venezuelan transplant is making moves.
When he wasn't hitting the law books, Luis Arrieche was hitting his head on the pavement. Arrieche, 31, practiced law when he lived in

Horn Island: The Last Show

Horn Island: The Last Show

There will be a lot of "lasts" at Memphis College of Art this coming year. This is one of them.
There will be a lot of "lasts" at Memphis College of Art this coming year. The school closes for good after the next spring

Frida at Frist

Frida at Frist

The devil’s in the details in current exhibit.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are so well-known in postcards and posters that it's difficult to understand their work in its own right. As

Cole O'Keeffe's "God is Real and Other Perceptions" at Jay Etkin

Cole O'Keeffe's "God is Real and Other Perceptions" at Jay Etkin

O’Keeffe’s emotionally expressive art is on view through August 10th.
Cole O'Keeffe, shirtless and barefoot, painted red streaks on his face and yelled, "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!"when he played

Southern Women's Art on View at the Dixon

Southern Women's Art on View at the Dixon

The scope of work shows a century of creativity.
Don't make the mistake of categorizing 19th- and 20th-century Southern women artists as mainly genteel painters of magnolias. Not that there's anything wrong with

Local Artist's Travels Find Expression with "Place Shapes" at the Dixon

Local Artist's Travels Find Expression with "Place Shapes" at the Dixon

Elizabeth Alley’s "Place Shapes" exhibition runs through October 6th.
As a child, Elizabeth Alley assumed every household had ebony pencils and kneaded erasers laying around. They were everyday objects at home where her

Blast Off: NASA Photo Exhibit at Edge Alley

Blast Off: NASA Photo Exhibit at Edge Alley

Exhibition coincides with 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
Ryan Adams loves to hear what people say when they view his NASA photographs, which range from images of the moon's surface to a

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