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Category: Department of Art

UofM’s Jed Jackson Selected for Rosenzweig Exhibition in SE Arkansas

UofM Professor and Graduate Painting Advisor Jed Jackson has been selected for the 2019 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) in Pine Bluff. His painting “Sugar Shack” is part of the juried exhibition showcasing several Mid-South artists from across the region.…

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UofM Grad Brings Contemporary Art to North Mississippi in ‘Nutgrass’ Pop-up Showcase

This weekend, a University of Memphis MFA graduate brings contemporary art to North Mississippi with Nutgrass, a pop-up gallery featuring work from a variety of local artists. “There isn’t really anyone celebrating contemporary art in North Mississippi and Desoto County, and I’d like to change that,” said Toni Roberts, the…

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UofM Professor and Student Create Imagery for Democratic Debate

The dynamic duo of a UofM art instructor and student will bring tomorrow evening’s televised presidential primary debate to life with an array of onscreen graphics. The Third Democratic Party Presidential Debate will air Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. on ABC and feature the graphic design work of Brandon…

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University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts to Unveil Central to the Arts Hub

The University of Memphis’ College of Communication and Fine Arts will kick off its Central Avenue Arts Corridor development project with an afternoon celebration for the launch of the Central to the Arts Hub on Saturday, October 5. “This will be a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the creativity of our…

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‘Dear Artist’ opens at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis

“Dear Artist,” an exhibit featuring works from emerging and internationally known artists, opened this weekend at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Artists included in this exhibition include Lisa Alonso, Jarvis Boyland, Nakeya Brown, Burton Callicott, Carroll Cloar, Ronald and Jessie Cooper, Jennifer Crescuillo, LaAndrea Deloyce, William Eggleston,…

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U of M graduates, faculty receive ArtsMemphis grants

The recipients of ArtsMemphis’ 2019 ArtsAccelerator Grant awards have a distinct University of Memphis flavor. Four of the six grant-winners from ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit that provides grants to local arts organizations and artists, have either taught at or graduated from the U of M’s Department of Art: Jed Jackson, Chuck Johnson,…

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Legacy of Art Department chair’s ‘Border Wall’ lives on

By now, Richard Lou, chair of the University of Memphis’ Department of Art, is accustomed to the global reach of his works. Last year, The Los Angeles Times described his “Border Door” performance art on the United States-Mexico boundary in 1988 as a “landmark sculpture.” A photograph of the “Border…

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