This Saturday, November 7, meet some of the artists behind the beautiful, powerful public art scene in Memphis. Public/Art/ists, hosted by UrbanArt Commission, is the final installation of a 3 piece exhibition/collaboration with CrosstownArts and ArtsMemphis. It will share the outdoor installation of 3 artists who have made contributions to Memphis’ urban landscape: Vitus Shell, Terri Jones, and Christopher Reyes.
The series has collectively recognized and shared the work of artists who have participated in Memphis’ public art projects and initiatives, including the studio work (non-public art projects) of these artists, as well as insight into their processes and involvement in creating public art projects from conception to completion. The exhibition and ongoing events of Public/Art/ists not only act as a connection point to these artists, but also reveal the multiple facets of these artists’ practices in the community.
The reception for the event will be from 7-9 pm at Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main Street. Christopher Reyes’ video projection will be at Fire Station No. 2, 474 S. Main Street and will run every half hour starting at 7 pm. Terri Jones’ exhibit will be between 531 and 525 S. Main Street (between Earnestine & Hazel’s and Sache). Vitus Shell’s exhibit will be at Carter & Company, 455 S. Front Street. Come out to these multiple venues to learn more about the public art that moves and energizes the Memphis community!