A vacant residential lot in the North Memphis neighborhood of Speedway Terrace is slowly filling with stone pathways, benches, flowers, and sculpture made by local artists and neighborhood children. It's a dream realized by local artist Thomasin Durgin, who conceived the idea a decade ago. She gradually saved enough money to buy the lot at 1095 Forrest Avenue, and set about to create a public arts space. In addition to creating a beautiful, peaceful place for neighbors to gather, she has delighted in the positive impact her project has had on the children who have volunteered to particip
Icons in Transformation, a dramatic 120 piece traveling exhibit, includes the contemporary work of acclaimed Russian abstract expressionist, Ludmila Pawlowska, along with Russian traditional icons from the Vassilevsky Monastery/Suzdal. After touring cathedrals of Europe and the United States, this must-see exhibit is now in Memphis at Calvary Episcopal Church through June 22.
Hers is a twilight voice, a liquid silk from the heart of Tennessee. It is tailor-made for lullabies and lyric blues; and so, for that matter is Valerie June's spirit. For years June quietly built her brand in Memphis, where magnetic Southern charm and stunning stage presence earned her a feature spot on MTV web series $5 Cover. But no reality show could capture the true reality of this talent: a self-taught guitarist, banjoist and songwriter, June has crafted a sound that draws on the best of southern traditions.