Thursday, November 6, 2008

Douglass High School Mural

Tobacco Brown recently installed this tile mural in the newly opened Douglass High School.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Artwork Dedication Event for Dave Wells Community Center

Join us as we celebrate the installation of a new City of Memphis public art project. Nia Artist Collective members Shalishah (Petey) Franklin, Edwin McSwine, frank d. robinson jr., and Vitus Shell each created paintings that were transferred onto tiles and installed on the exterior of the building. The result is a colorful and engaging reflection of the community, and will serve as an inspiration to the young community members who use the building and playground, and attend school next door.

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: Noon to 2:00 PM
Location: Dave Wells Community Center, 915 Chelsea Avenue at Ayers Street

Please call Laura Caroline Johnson at (901) 454-0473 for more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Black Bayou Fence - Community Day

Mobile Forge Comes to Normal Station Neighborhood

The UrbanArt Commission and artist-blacksmith John Golightly are hosting a Community Day to give area residents the opportunity to create a piece of art for the Black Bayou Fence. For this City of Memphis Percent-for-Art project, John created a fence that runs along Black Bayou on Goodman between Park and Douglass. This event gives everyone the opportunity to be personally involved with this project by forging a cotton leaf and putting their name on it.

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Goodman between Park and Douglass

Please call Elizabeth Alley at (901) 454-0472 for more information.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Overton Crossing Project Installation

Gregg Schlanger has been hard at work installing "Rugby Gates" at James Road and Overton Crossing.