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We’ve rounded up a list of three of the most influential Black-owned art galleries in town that you must follow and check out.
Photographer Catherine Elizabeth Patton focuses on the medium of the lens, and she has captured the imagination of the city’s community.
Jerry Lynn paints the humanity his subjects through expressionist backgrounds and blending in scenes and objects throughout the canvass.
Memphis-native Valerie June Hockett debuts her children’s book “Somebody to Love: The Story of Valerie June's Sweet Little Baby Banjolele.”
Vector art depicting musicians playing the keyboard, and trumpet. Photo courtesy of Anthony Krikorian.
The blues radio show “Beale Street Caravan” is getting its first African American executive director, Thomas O. Crivens, Jr.
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,...
In another life, I was a performing artist, I was thrilled to be seeing black dancers frolic across the stage. As I walked into the packed out main stage of the Michigan Opera Theatre I felt proud that Detroit came and showed out for the arts. The Dance Theatre...
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....
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