Artist David Butler is a native Memphian who rediscovered his hometown after attending college out of state. He began to seek out the iconic places and things that make Memphis unique, and decided to use the medium of watercolor to create a loving homage to The Bluff City.
John Kilzer's life has been a fascinating journey. He grew up in the hometown of Carl Perkins Jackson, Tennessee and lettered in basketball at what was then Memphis State. After earning a degree in English, he taught Modern Lit and Composition at his alma mater.
Brin Armstrong and Dale Baucum met in the spring of 1972 when both were students at the Memphis Acadamy of Arts (now Memphis College of Art), and have since formed one of the most impressive bodies of artistic work in the Mid-South. "Double Vision" opens with a lecture at 2 pm Sunday, July 29 and takes an in-depth look at this legacy. Darel Snodgrass spoke with Brin and Dale Baucum about their beginnings, their work, and this new show.
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