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When you come across any of our Artist of the Week’s paintings, you may feel like you’re immersed in a cosmic dream. And, you’d be pretty on the money. Many of Cristle Sims’ visuals are inspired by her dreams. Her use of purple, green and yellow contrast perfectly with...
Maria Amelia Park, also known as Maria Vu or Maria Leamon, is a talented voice actress, writer, producer and content creator. She’s lent her voice to many projects in the entertainment industry — including video games and animated TV series. In an industry that’s highly competitive with little diversity,...
Azra Nawal is a poet, R&B and neo-soul singer and, at times, visual artist. Born and raised in Memphis, Nawal’s creativity blossomed at a young age — putting pencil to paper to write poetry and literature. After joining the choir at Manor Lake Elementary, her love for music ignited....
Amanda Willoughby encompasses everything it means to be a visual artist. She’s a filmmaker, director, producer, and artist. Amanda’s passion can mostly be seen in both her work as an instructor and youth mentor. Her mission: to shape the next generation of Memphis based filmmakers. Her work has earned her...
Ebony Bradley-Boyd is a self-taught abstract artist and classically trained soprano. Not only has Ebony taught choral music, but also shared her artistic skills at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. After discovering she was adept with a brush, she transferred her talents to painting furniture and then the canvas. Her...
Originally born in D.C., independent soul singer, Talibah Safiya was raised in Memphis and considers the city home. Immersed in a variety of musical genres as a child, a major influence in her life was her father who worked at local radio station 103.5FM. From a young age, her...
Though he grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Vernon Adams considers himself a Memphis based visual artist. While he’s a talented sketch artist, his main love is for the brush and canvas. And it shows! His paintings are so breathtaking, you may catch yourself getting pulled in by their magnetism....
Memphis artist Jennifer Elaine creates powerful Afrocentric art designed to advocate, celebrate, and highlight black culture. Her talent and entrepreneurial mindset led her to open Orijennal Art Gallery - the first black female-owned art gallery in Cordova. She’s been featured on Grindset Podcast and was a featured artist at Visuals...
Jazmine N. Bailey is a prolific and elegant visual artist who creates stunning conversation starters. From her “Icons” collection to the intricate self-reflective pieces, each work of art makes a powerful statement. Her mission is to empower, encourage, and heal through art. As a major proponent of self care and...
Muralist Joseph Boyd’s skill surpasses what he can put on canvas. As the owner of Flight of Fancy The Gallery in Memphis, he’s also adept in business. His bold and lively pieces are so eye-catching, it’s gained him recognition by major organizations. He’s been commissioned by the American Cancer...
This week’s Artist of the Week is Memphis photographer, Catherine Elizabeth Patton. Her vibrant portraits portray a duality of strength and gentleness within individuals of color. Her works have been displayed and celebrated at The Gallery at The Greater Memphis Chamber. Patton has also worked with The Collective and Unapologetic...
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