IntrepidArts: May in Memphis 
Cultural vitamins for your brain and soul
Theatre Memphis at 100
On May 20 Theater Memphis turns 100 years old. Originally The Little Theater Players of Memphis, the first three plays of the 1920 season were presented at Germania Hall, downtown at Third & Jefferson.  Productions were given in various locations – Nineteenth Century Club and St Agnes Conservatory – before the first permanent home was established for Memphis Little Theater in the former stable of the James Lee House on Adams in 1925. In 1929 a larger venue, 250 seats,  was established at the Pink Palace. In 1973 groundbreaking was held at the present Perkins location and the first product there ran in May of 1975. Most recently, the facility has gone through a major renovation which we are all anxious to see and celebrate during the anniversary month.  Enjoy performances, arts & crafts, food trucks, and more on May 1 with celebration of anniversary, and then come back each Thursday,  May 6 through  July 15, for live music on the plaza.


I Hope You Saw
Beth Edwards at David Lusk
Gore & Gore at the Medicine Factory
Art of Caring for Good Grief at JLM

 
Lauren Gunderson's The Taming at POTS
Out & About
5/1  100th Birthday of Theatre Memphis, 10am – 4pm
5/1  Spring Forward Together, New Ballet Ensemble, Levitt  Shell, 7 pm
5/1-30  The Art of Ghana, Jay Etkin Gallery
5/1-31  My Backyard and Other Exotic Places art by Carter Davis, Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, online only
5/1&2 Nancy Zhou violinist, Iris Orchestra, GPAC Grove/Brooks Museum outdoors, 2 pm
5/1&2  May Market, Memphis Arts Collective, 3484 Poplar, 11am – 4 pm
5/1&2  The Little Mermaid, Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, 7:30/2:00 pm
5/3-6/30  Sketching Europe: A tour through the Eyes of Memphis Samuel H. Crone, Art Museum of the University of Memphis
5/4-18  Mary Adcox and VIckie Vipperman,  Woman’s Exchange , 88 Racine
5/4-29   Dream Machines art by Robert Rector, David Lusk Gallery
Open house on May 22 from noon – 3 pm
5/ 5  MEM Airport Artist Talk,  Urban Arts Commission, 5:30 ,
5/5-6  The Debut Screening Series, Indie Memphis, Malco Drive In
5/ 7  Five Fridays of Jazz presents Yubu, Memphis Public Library, 7 pm, streaming
5/7 -8 Strawberry Festival, Humboldt, TN
5/9    Symphony in the Gardens, Memphis Symphony, Dixon Gallery & Gardens,  5 pm
5/10 Dialogue with Alec Cobb and Leslie Fitzpatrick, Decorative Arts Trust, noon, online
5/15  Vintage 901 Wine, Food & Music Festival,  Levitt Shell, noon- 3 or 6-9pm
5/21  Symphony Sounds: Made for Brass, Memphis Symphony, Halloran Center outdoors
5/21-23, 28-30  The Taming, Playhouse on the Square, 7 pm, streaming
5/22 Andres Meers artist talk, Ornamental Metal Museum, 2 pm, onilne
5/23 –7/ 11 Memphis 2021, Dixon Gallery
Opening lecture on May 23 from 2-3 pm
5/28 – 6/20  In Real Life, Hattiloo Theatre
Sketch by Samuel Hester Crone at AMUM

 
Amy Hutcheson at L Ross
Ongoing
  • Amy Hutcheson, L Ross Gallery through May 30
  • America’s Impressionism, Dixon Gallery, through May 9
  • L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters, Brooks Museum, through May 30
  • Crafting America, Crystal Bridges, through May 31
  • Africa On My Mind, Urevbu Contemporary, 410 S. Main, through June 20 
  • Creating the American West in Art, Frist Museum, Nashville, through June 27
  • Marc Mitchell artworks , Tops Gallery, through June 30
  • Bettye Saar Exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, through July 11
Garden & Gun
Links
An Unlikely Fruit Meaning Original Sin, BBC
The Literate Art of William Christenberry, Oxford American
Pop Art Meets Impressionism in a Colorful Florida Garden, Garden & Gun 
Turning Colors Into A Rainbow, The New Yorker
 
Carter Davis at Gallery Ten Ninety-One (online)
 
Earle Farrell 4Memphis on Wednesdays
I join the  Earle Farrell 4Memphis Show each Wednesday at 4 pm via Skype to talk art. Also my event listings are in  4Memphis Magazine, on newsstands as well as online. 
 
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