Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mural Program Workshop

Photos by Alexis Kraus

     Last weekend UAC's Mural Program artists had the pleasure to participate in a polytab demonstration with Philadelphia's Mural Arts expert, Eric Okdeh. The workshop weekend also included a one-on-one site visit with each artists personal site as well as a brief summary of the Mural Arts history.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Newest Mural in Memphis

Memphis gained its newest mural along the Greenline over the past few weeks as UrbanArt's Siphne Sylve designed this piece for the old abandoned train tunnel between Perkins and Mendenhall. Installed with the help of volunteers and the collaborative assistance of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, this 'I Love Memphis' mural was co-sponsored by the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Memphis. Additional funding was provided through a grant from ArtsMemphis. 

The installation of Siphne's original design would not be possible without the help of volunteers who believe the murals make Memphis a better place to live. Thank you to Rory-Ann Austin, Angel Bonesteel, Maysa Sem, Jeff Muncy, Alexis Krauss, Kezia Snipe, and Brandon Tolson!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

UrbanArt Registry

Dear Artists, Architects, Designers, and Dreamers,

UrbanArt's free Artists' Registry is live and open for your use in extending your network and developing career opportunities in the public art realm and beyond.

Our site has over 2,000 views per month from curators, developers, collectors, public art administrators, and other artists interested in making unique art experiences available to the public.

Simply complete the registration form via the link attached. 
UrbanArt Registry

UrbanArt in Action

Great article in the CA about UrbanArt's impact in the community!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Painting a Mural in Memphis!

Local artist Jeff Unthank and his assistant Jon Hart have been hard at work over the past few months working with neighborhood children to paint a stunning mural for the North Frayser Community Center.

Jeff and Jon have set a new standard for mural artists in the City, completing their project in 6 months flat, from contract to completion.

The neighborhood children helped, too!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Art helping beautify abandoned buildings

UrbanArt's Siphne Sylve is profiled in the Memphis Business Journal for her work creating anti-blight solutions through public art!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Southside Park Sculpture RFQ

UrbanArt announces the Southside Park Sculpture RFQ

Visit the UrbanArt website via the link provided to learn more.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

UrbanArt on Live at 9

UrbanArt's Executive Director John Weeden spoke with the team of Channel 3 TV's 'Live at 9' program about public art in Memphis.

You can watch the video HERE.

UrbanArt featured in this week's Memphis Flyer "The Next Level"

UrbanArt is featured in a great article by Chris Davis on local arts organizations taking their programs to the next level in this week's Memphis Flyer.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Artists Registry Tool

If you're an artist interested in promoting your work, join the free Artists Registry on the new UrbanArt website. 

Follow this link to learn more: UrbanArt Artists Registry.

Friday, May 20, 2011

There's Something Cool Brewing in Memphis! | Memphis Flyer

There's Something Cool Brewing in Memphis//Memphis Flyer

Fundraiser for Odessa Tonight

Odessa, a progressive venue for new art and music needs your help!

They are hosting a fundraiser tonight from 5-8p with an exhibition by Colin Kidder. 

Alternatively, visit their fundraising website to support the cause: Save Odessa.

Crosstown building in the news

Article about the redevelopment efforts of Crosstown Arts in the Daily News.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Memphis Blogger Unveils City-Wide Displays of Pride

Memphis Blogger Unveils City-Wide Displays of Pride|

Murals to show artists’ love of Memphis

ARTSblog » Blog Archive » Creativity and Economic Development – Together?!?!

I Love Memphis Mural Party in Cooper Young

UrbanArt in collaboration with the City of Memphis and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with local artists to paint the town and proclaim our pride in our hometown by saying 'I Love Memphis!'. The first mural is by local artist Brandon Marshall, coordinated by UrbanArt staffer Siphne Sylve.