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Eclectic Corner Shop featuring a curated assortment of fine and folk art, handmade jewelry, garden décor, gifts, furniture, home accessories and antiques.
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Full Service Real Estate Firm bringing you HOME since 1985 and offering lower listing fees through July. List – Sell – Invest.
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Retail and Craft Coffee Shop celebrating quality, heritage and fair trade – bringing the best products to you from around the country and sometimes beyond.
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Kindergarten for Grown Folks where you can attend creative workshops twice a week and find locally made goods and gifts to boost your creativity.
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Home and Lifestyle Boutique with a thoroughly modern sensibility, featuring carefully curated treasures by independent designers, makers and artists.
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Professional Property Management taking the worry out of investing in real estate – management services from one home to 500 apartments.
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Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar serving gourmet artisanal cuisine in a relaxed, casual environment. (Hint: Summer Happy Hour 4-7pm)
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contents July 2016
O utta ke s 16 Go Red Luncheon 18 Centennial Grand Auction 20 Live at the Garden: Heart 22 Summer Symphony 23 Food Truck Garden Party 28 Carnival Memphis Crown & Sceptre 30 GPAC Food Truck & Music Festival 34 Carnival Memphis Princess Luncheon 44 Shrimp & Cocktails 48 Happy Hour Hawaiian Luau 49 Toast of the Town 50 Allie Allen Celebration 56 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launch Event 57 Literatini
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The Art of Summertime Creating Cool Talking Love & Loss with Betsy Brackin Brooks Museum: Hereâ€™s to Another 100!
reg ula rs 26 Youth Initiative Writing Series: Soul-Searching Art 38 Fashion: Artfully Adorned 51 Recipes: Shellfish & Crustacean Creations 55 Mix & Mingle 62 4Art 66 Celebrating Marriage
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Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשלֹום,לֹומּה ָ כִ י ִב ְש:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַפלְ לּו ַב ֲע ָדּה, ֲא ֶשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָש ָמה,שלֹום ָה ִעיר-ת ְ ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו
K EE P IT LO C A L Proverbs 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. מִ ּתֹוְך ְבּאֵ ֶרָך,ו ְנ ֹ ְזלִים
;ּבֹורָך ֶ ִמַ י ִם מ-טו שְ ׁתֵ ה.
The June and July issues of 4Memphis have highlighted two historic business districts in Memphis: Summer Avenue and Broad Avenue. Summer Avenue has continued to serve as an economic hub for day to day needs of a large number of middle income Memphians, while serving as a designated spot for specialty retailers and services. Broad Avenue has been undergoing economic revival with a blend of trendy restaurants and high-end clothing stores, while becoming a spot for artistic expression and inspiration. The local coffee shops draw students from Rhodes and University of Memphis hopefully turning this once forgotten industrial spot into a must visit experience for all Memphians. The summer season is a time for vacations and family travels, and in any given summer week some 10% to 20% of local business customers are out of town. This slow down provides for business owners and their employees to take vacation, but it also can prove to be a challenging business environment for our local small businesses.
“Drink water from your own cistern” is a strange reference for those of us living in a city with abundant water. A cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding water. Cisterns are distinguished from in-ground wells by their man-made
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waterproof linings and are often built on rooftops to catch and store rainwater. They are commonly used in areas where water is scarce or where there are concerns of water quality. The passage quoted above, Proverbs 5:15, is actually a command that follows a series of warnings about adultery. If one looks at marriage, it’s easy to see why Proverbs would compare its importance and characteristics to a cistern. Cisterns are built just like relationships; they must be maintained or the water will be of little use - similar to a relationship becoming broken if it is not maintained. We in the city of Memphis are in a relationship with each other, and just like a cistern or a marriage, these relationships must be built and maintained for the good of all of us. The economic importance of building relationships with each other by shopping at locally-owned businesses and supporting locally-focused charities may not seem as important to us as drinking clean water, but if our local business and charities aren’t successful the city will become just as ill as if we had all been drinking contaminated water. Doing business with our local merchants and donating to our local charities brings life and prosperity to the Mid-South. The encouragement of peace and prosperity is the mission of 4Memphis and something we can all support by Keeping it Local this summer. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker
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In 1978, a woman died of breast cancer, and with her the talents I never knew. She crocheted. She embroidered. July 2016 Volume VI • Number 9
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GO RED LU N C H E O N
The American Heart Association held the Go Red For Women Luncheon recently. The guests arrived early to enjoy the health and wellness expo, followed by a delicious, heart-healthy lunch. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year â€“ more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes; to learn more, visit heart.org.
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Tyler McLaughlin, Lauren Fox, Maranda Bunker & Daniel Roberson
Debbie Marzula & Cristen Hongree
Tammy Young & Pam Richardson
Mary McCarroll, Lisa Turner, Pamela Burks, Angela Hughes
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Karen Vincent & Dr. Purvisha Patel
Donna Mobley, Valerie Morris & Tammy Young
Jana Stader, Mary McCarroll & Dwana Huffstutter
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CENTENNIAL GRAND AUCTION
It was a Grand Weekend for the conclusion of the Memphis Brooks Food + Wine Series. The Centennial Grand Auction celebrated the museum’s 100th year and raised funds to support the education programs. The magnificent event featured a fourcourse dinner and a live auction that was truly grand. Don’t miss the Brooks’ current exhibition of paintings by influential Memphis artist, Veda Reed through September 4th.
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Brooks Museum of Art
Duncan & Abbie Williams with Josh Hammond & Michael Driscoll
Tate Wilson, Sophie Canale & Lindsey Hedgepeth Mary Anne Young & Whitney Burnes
Jenny Ezzell & Courtney Smith
Olivia DeLozier, Victor Hugo Torres & Madeleine Crump
Marne Anderson, Madeleine Crump, Chuck Woodall with Donna & Mike McManus
Billie Pierce, Thayne & Anne Muller with Bonnie & David Thornton
Stephanie & Heiskell Weatherford
Melissa Duong & Yuki Namba
Keri & Clay Chapman 18 / 4Memphis
Ralston O’Neill & Matt Cohen
Stewart Smith & Susan Evans
Brooke & Will Levy
Christy & Jake Vargo
John Kaltner & Debbie Bartelli
Ashlee & Bart Reid with Pearse Hedgepeth
In a recent study conducted by Texas A&M University, researchers concluded that art in doctors’ offices may help improve patient outcomes. Artist Sue Layman Lightman’s vibrant abstract pieces, seen above, brighten the day of patients in several doctors’ offices around the Bluff City. Contact Sue for a free consultation at your workspace. She is more than happy to help you choose the paintings that best suit your practice’s needs and décor.
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Live at the Garden
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Stephanie & Chloe Cosby
Duncan Williams, Sherry May & Gary Lendermon
Vicki & Ron Olson
Mary Washington & Kelli Hobbs
Kirby Floyd, Doug Windham & Karen Carlisle
Ford & Marcia Bolton, John McCormick, Wanda Barzizza, Anne Wesberry, Kathy & Dan Breckenridge & Ann Newell 20 / 4Memphis
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Memphis Botanic Garden
Dave & Missy Fuehrer with Bonnie & David Thornton
Tim & Virginia Williams with Randy & Vicki Fisher
Jennifer Cowden, David Hollie, Karen Hinds & Candy Pollan
Gareth & Ami Tasker with Kelley Lewin & Rusty Robinson
Kelsey Harrison & Mitchell Cargile
David & Ragan Washburn
Donna &Pat Hoffman
Lattie Michaels & Mary Taylor
Scott & Naomi Lynch
Dave & Tonia Cardoza
Taylor & Drew Hendon
Shawn & Courtney Fussell with Andrea & Vic Rutherford
Katherine & Ginna Harris
Michael & Beth Stubbs
David & Denise Stewart July 2016 / 21
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A new Memorial Day tradition began this year with the first Summer Symphony at the Live Garden. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra played on the Live stage, along with guest soloist and local favorite, Susan Marshall. It was a perfect night under the stars for enjoying this newest holiday ritual, complete with fireworks and beautiful music.
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Cynthia Ham & Jeff Stanford
Jen Frank & Jen Bradner
William Sliger & Kasey Reed
Paul & Jennifer Chandler
Emma Hopkins & Jake Trigg
Sandi Butler Hughes, Bebe Buck & Judy Vandergrift
Chuck & Barbara Strong
Tanner Trimboli, Brandee Loving & David Gossett
Helen Gronauer & Rudi Scheidt
Rachel & Murphy Barnett
Eve Beckemeyer, Renee Day & Kaitlyn Barnhill
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Mattias, Eric & Henrik Clauson
Julie Lakebrink with Kelsey & Kim Harrison
FOOD TRUCK GARDEN PARTY P H OTO G R A P H Y
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Memphis Botanic Garden
It was “The Manly Edition” of the Food Truck Garden Party. Great food truck favs plus tractors, classic cars, and even Mo’s Bows made for festive early Father’s Day evening in the Garden.
Team Rocky : Natalie Ried, Stephanie Neely, Sydney Sloas & Bailey Jones
Charity Siebert, Taylor Hendon & Kristen Zemaitis
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Carlyle & Will Justice with Wilson, Marc & Wyatt Kelley
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of Summertime By Ken Hall
It’s July in Memphis, just past the solstice, and the days will start getting a tad shorter and probably a good deal warmer. With people coming and going to the beach and beyond, it’s difficult to plan parties, performances, and fundraisers; as a result we’ll see fewer now than ,say, in April or October when calendars tends to explode. Oh, there’ll be ample opportunity to run
L Ross Gallery, 6-8 pm lrossgallery.com
When in doubt on a Wednesday at noon, just grab a brown bag lunch and head to the Dixon (or order tasty fare in their new Park & Cherry); there is always an interesting speaker on a topic of some sort.
Reelfoot Lake Photography Workshop
The Mind’s Eye art opening
Trees workshop & pop up show Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper, $320
Spend three days, 9 am – 3pm, with painter Mickey Bond learning about approaching the subject of trees and creating artworks which will be featured in a pop up show on 7/15.
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Booksellers at Laurelwood, 6:30 pm The author of Praying in Color meets fans.
Wine Down: Southern Summer Desserts
Theater Memphis, 7:30, 8:00, 2:00, $30
The exhibition runs May 30 – August 6 with prizes being awarded to the tops three participants among 28 alumni and former students with works in the show.
Spillit Story Slam
Amurica, 410 N.Cleveland, 7 pm, $10 Tales told by all kinds of folks. Always entertaining. spillitmemphis.org
Beverages, tasty bites, and live entertainment.
MCA, 477 S. Main, 6-9 pm
Dixon, 6-8 pm
Trezevant Terrace Gallery, 3471 Waynoka, 3–4:30pm
A trio of photographers – Dr. Tom Gettelfinger, Frederick Toma, and Willy Bearden – show new works.
Biennial Alumni Exhibition Reception & Awards
Glitch, 6-10 pm
Sybil Macbeth Book Signing
It’s not the name of a show; it’s an actual dinner. Enjoy a cocktail reception, tour of the theater, dinner on the stage, and Broadway trivia.
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Presented by Blair Ball Photography, this will be a most agreeable workout for your camera.
Held in conjunction with The Mind’s Eye, there will be a screening of Willy Bearden’s documentary film about Perea Preschool which is operated in north Memphis by the Church Health Center. Bearden and Dr. Scott Morris will be on hand for Q&A after the film.
Orpheum Theater, 6pm, $50/$75
Metal Museum, 5-8 pm Free admission, food truck, and live music. Also Conversation with the Curator at 6pm will offer more about the current Tributaries exhibit by Stephen Yusko.
Trezevant Manor, 4 pm, free
Dinner on Stage
Dixon Munch & Learn: Dr. Melanie Conroy on French Caricature
Noon – 1, free with admission
Perea: A Bright Spot,
Roundhouse Revival Film Series, Libertyland Disc Golf Course, donations welcome
Screening of Beatles cartoons and Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Rasslin. Food trucks on hand, bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers or pets.
Henri Guerard & the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France 1875-1900 Opening & lecture, Dixon Gallery & Gardens
One woman show about the musical career of Judy Garland. theatermemphis.org
Moana With Sound film
Tim Crowder & Kelly S. Williams
Brooks Museum, 7 pm, $5/$9 Arguably the first documentary film, Moana was shot on the island of Savai’I in 1926 as a silent film chronicling Samoan culture. In 1975, the filmmaker’s daughter return to the island to record sounds of the island and regional dialect. The resultant Moana With Sound was released in 1980. brooksmuseum.org
Summer Group Exhibition
into friends at all sort of places – July 4th cookouts, Levitt Shell shows, the Orpheum summer movies, the long lines at Jerry Sno Cones, etc. Do not despair: there is always plenty to do in Memphis . Even in July. In fact, I want to present you with a double handful of nuggets to pique your interest, satiate your cultural sweet tooth, and pull you away from Netflix binging.
David Lusk Gallery, through July 30
Sister Act Playhouse on the Square, through July 10 I hope to see you out and about. And if I’ve missed your favorite event in this non-comprehenseive, somewhat random listing, then for pete’s sake make sure to invite me to the next one. I hate to miss anything fun!
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e’re all people, right? All equally deserving of respect and opportunity? Some in Memphis seem to disagree.
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About the Author & Artist
Nora Johnson is a member of Hutchison’s Class of 2016. A talented artist with a passion and love for her hometown of Memphis, she has led efforts to educate Hutchison girls about Memphis issues, history, and culture and stimulated a culture of civic engagement among the upper school as president of Hutchison’s Rogers Scholars organization. To inspire Hutchison girls like Nora to use their talents to serve the Mid-South community, Kirby Dobbs and Glenn Floyd recently endowed the Hutchison Serves program that spans from early childhood to the upper school.
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Memphis is a racially-divided and economically-stratified city known to the outside world as home to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and killer barbeque. Yet Memphis is a cauldron of heat and soul food and music—and extreme poverty. We live in a nation of equal rights, but unequal opportunity— this is especially true in our community. Thirty five percent of our population goes hungry every day, our murder and rape statistics are some of the highest in the country, and our racial and economic divides appear intractable. Memphis needs our help. Last year I met someone who claims to be Elvis’s high school classmate. He was sitting at the corner of Sam Cooper Boulevard and Broad Avenue, the center of Binghampton, one exceedingly hot August day. He was an older man sitting casually on the side of the road wearing a threadbare sweater and beat-up baseball cap. He seemed friendly, yet slightly lost. What is your name? “Wesley,” he mumbled, struggling to stand. I introduced myself and asked if I could take his picture for my art project. He hesitantly agreed. I pulled out my camera and captured his image. “Could I have some money?” he whispered, and I gave him what I had. He sat back down to his life, I drove away to mine. I took AP Drawing my junior year and chose to draw Wesley and twelve other vulnerable people to raise awareness in my community that these people exist, have names and families, hopes and dreams. Too often we alienate people who seem different. We categorize and weigh people on such relative scales as race, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status.
I wanted to remind all of us through my artwork that everyone has a face, a voice, an identity. Some months later, I drove down Broad looking for him and ended up approaching a man who looked dirty and dilapidated. The artist in me noticed the deep wrinkles on his face and how they resembled the deep folds in his disheveled cargo pants. His unwashed hair and street-weary face unnerved me. I was verklempt. The man was Wesley. I didn’t even recognize him; his physical and mental health had declined tremendously in just six months. He had been hit by a city bus since the last time I spoke with him. He leaned heavily on a cane and looked like he had aged ten years. Again, I was verklempt. The only way to start helping the disenfranchised is by feeling their pain, listening to their aspirations, and accepting them as people. Wesley is so much more than his home at the street corner of Sam Cooper and Broad and the fact that he went to high school with Elvis. Everyone has a story to tell. But when your opportunity, voice, and even identity is stripped from your life—it’s hard for you to communicate with outsiders what you’re enduring on a daily basis. Wesley’s story is similar to Gale’s, Pat’s, Bill’s, Nub’s, Diane’s, Kate’s, Damian’s, and Marcus’s. All people that I drew. All people without homes. All citizens of Memphis. All individuals who need help. After the AP Art Show, I sold a few drawings from my portfolio and used the money to buy tents, backpacks, toiletries and dog supplies for the people in my drawings. Unfortunately, Wesley is still out there. Down on Beale one night I bought a classic Memphis bumper sticker: “No black. No white. Just the Blues.” I wish it were that simple.
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N OT E S The largest party of the Carnival Memphis season is the Crown & Sceptre Ball, an elaborate presentation of the King and Queen of Carnival, along with Royal Court and the Grand Krewes. The white tie ball is beautiful evening with the majesty of a coronation ceremony plus festivity and celebrating 85 years of the Party With A Purpose. The 2016 Carnival Memphis Children’s Charities were Best Buddies, the Exchange Club Family Center, and the Stax Music Academy-Soulsville Foundation with $126,000 raised this season for these organizations. Hip Hip Hooray!
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Carnival King Jay Keras with Carnival Queen Sarah Williamson
Osiris Queen Elle & Ann Horn
Jim Burrow, Edward Kaiser & Mark Matthews
Carnival President Jim & Mimi Taylor
Ann Gusmus & Ashley Kaiser
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Harrison Allen, Molly Courtney, Coleman Young, Catherine Mann, Will Sistrunk & Anna Weaver
Mary, Catherine & Bill Mann
Matthew Mitchell, Hailey Jordan, Ra-Met King David Everson, Queen Patti Russell, Madeline Mitchell & Allie Brewer
Allison Gusmus, Molly Courtney, Mary Carson Lynch & Emory Wills
Harlan Hutton & Ethan Johnston
Rush & Julia Oâ€™ Keefe with Phil, Bridget & Pearce Trenary
Leigh Ann & Jeff Wills
Mimi Taylor, Memphi Queen Ginger Collier & Dottie Crihfield
Chuck & Mary Stewart
Anna Wunderlich, JJ Keras & Lauren Keras
Kevin Ryan & Gray Kaiser
Stephen & Liza Routh, Josh & Caley Spotts with Christina & Kip Gordon July 2016 / 29
GPAC FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC FESTIVAL P H OTO G R A P H Y
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June 5, 2016
The first-ever GPAC Food Truck & Music Festival was held in the GPAC Grove on Sunday, June 5th, thanks to a rain delay from Saturday. Local food trucks gathered for the family-fun event along with the evening headliner, piano-rocking Jason D. Williams who had young and old dancing in the Grove! For upcoming events, visit gpacweb.com.
Kyle Szalay, Mitchell McKinney, Angelina Burton, Stephanie Brockway, Bryson Todd & Bradley Brockway
Satiah Branch, Nathaniel Adams, Tianna Eldridge & Sophia Livingston
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Matthew, Macy, Mary, Mike & Molly McCullough with Phillip Newsom
Wes & Dr.Bo Adams
Ashley Warner & Germacia Goins
Bianca & Evan Dishmon
Brandon Thomas & Sherisse Cox
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During the week of Carnival Memphis, many events are presented across the city to celebrate Carnival Royalty plux raise dollars and awareness for Childrenâ€™s Charities. The Racquet Club of Memphis hosted a Princess Luncheon for the young royals, as well as Krewe members. The afternoon featured a fashion show and scrumptious luncheon fare. It was another of the special events that make up the tradition, fun, and fundraising that is Carnival Memphis. For more information, visit carnivalmemphis.org.
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SHRIMP & COCKTAILS
The 3rd Annual Shrimp & Cocktails kicked off the FedEx St. Jude Tournament Week at TPC Southwind. Scrumptious food from chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, live entertainment, ideal temps, and even some golf games made for a perfect night of pre-tourney fun.
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HENRI-CHARLES GUÉRARD Azor with Bells and Whistles, Preparatory Study for a Fan, n.d. Gouache on silk. Collection of John and Lucy Buchanan
Nineteenth Century Parisian Fans at Dixon Story & Photos Courtesy of Dixon Gallery and Gardens
n nineteenth century Paris, collecting painted fans for their own personal every perfectly-accessorized collection, starting with their purchase of a woman, regardless of age, had Guérard gouache painting in the shape of a fan. Light, portable, easily a fan called Azor with Bells and Whistles, packed, and particularly Preparatory Study for a Fan in 1992. Guérard suitable for warm climates remained a sentimental favorite, and he is (and overheated rooms such by far the best represented artist in their as theaters, ballrooms, and collection, but fan designs by Georges Auriol, opera houses in cold climates), folding fans Ernest Ange Duez, Auguste-Louis Lepère, spread rapidly throughout European markets. and others are also present. Millions of fans manufactured in or imported into the French capital every year were hand When Buchanan passed away in 2011, the JEAN-LOUIS FORAIN Dancer with a Rose, 1885-90 decorated by artists. In the late nineteenth Dixon purchased a large and beautiful pastel, Watercolor on linen. Collection of Dixon Gallery century, a group of painters, influenced by and Gardens Jacques Émile Blanche’s 1890 Portrait of the vogue of Japanese art and culture, began Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz in his adapting the fan format when creating works on paper. Once evidence of memory. The alluring subject holds a fan of impressive dimension as she sits how quickly fans found buyers became apparent, artists looked to them on a daybed and gazes distantly, a fitting tribute for someone so inspired for income when large-scale paintings on canvas weren’t being purchased by the fan format. In 2013, Kevin Sharp, current director of the Dixon, and as quickly. Parisian artists tried their hand at the art form, but only a few Lucy Buchanan began discussing the possibility of an exhibition on French decided to pursue the fan shape as their specialty. painted fans. They hoped to organize a show that would include examples from the Dixon and Buchanan collections, the Forain pastel John bought for Henri-Charles Guérard was the most prolific Parisian fan specialist of his the Dixon in 1987, the Blanche portrait the Dixon acquired in his memory in age, producing hundreds of designs. In comparison, Edgar Degas is thought 2012, and other key loans to round out the story. to have executed slightly fewer than twenty-five. Other well-known artists of this time period created exceptionally beautiful fans, including one of Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875 – the favorite painters in the Dixon’s collection, Jean-Louis Forain. Forain 1900 opens on July 31st and will be on display through October 9, 2016. painted ballet scenes on fans designed for women to carry to the ballet. But The exhibit examines artists’ fascination with the form with a selection of the majority of Forain’s fan-shaped creations, like those of other painters, Japanese fans, in addition to Guérard’s extensive contributions and works were conceived as fine art for the walls of boudoirs or salons. Regardless by Degas, Paul Gauguin, and Camille Pissarro. The majority of the 44 works of how the object was displayed, the phenomenon of the painted fan in late in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of Lucy and John Buchanan nineteenth-century France lived at the confounding Parisian intersection of as well as the holdings of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, which the art, design, commerce, history, cultural appropriation, and gender. Buchanans had a hand in shaping. Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, part of the Fine Arts John Buchanan was the director of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from Museums of San Francisco, serves as guest curator of the exhibition. This 1987 to 1993. One of his more notable museum purchases as director was exhibition is organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. A beautiful and a beautiful pastel by Jean-Louis Forain called Woman Breathing in Flowers informative catalogue of the same name will be available for purchase at (ca. 1883). Inspired by this purchase, Buchanan and his wife, Lucy, began the Dixon.
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HAPPY HOUR HAWAIIAN LUAU Morris Marketing Group
Over 75 business and community leaders attended Morris Marketing Group’s monthly happy hour. For June’s party, a Hawaiian luau theme, guests were greeted with floral leis by Miss Oxford USA and Miss Mississippi USA contestant Olivia Smith. The party included a delicious spread of Hawaiian delicacies and tropical blue Hawaiian fish bowl drinks and margaritas. To make a reservation for the July event contact Jamie Crosno at Jamie@ mmgmemphis.com or call (901) 425-3770.
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TOAST OF THE TOWN Theatre Memphis P H OTO G R A P H Y
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May 19, 2016
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A very rare collection of single cask single malt Scotch whisky was center stage for Theatre Memphis’ Toast of the Town tasting and discussion. The evening included a dinner prepared by Erling Jensen and a presentation of Scotch proceeds with a verger, bagpipes and Templar Knights. For information on more events at Theatre Memphis including the 2016-17 season, visit theatrememphis.org.
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ALLIE ALLEN CELEBRATION
Kendra Scott Memphis, the trendy accessories and jewelry shop in Saddle Creek, recently hosted an in-store celebration event for Allie Allen. Allie and friends were treated to sweets, special gifts, and best of all, giving back to St. Jude. Thanks, Kendra Scott and we love you, Allie!
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Shellfish & Crustacean C R E AT I O N S Photography by Eric Delbridge
Itâ€™s summer and that means peak season for shellfish and crustaceans. Try these recipes using fresh shrimp, scallops or crab, and savor a little bit of the coastline!
Lump Crab Cake
1 lb lump crab meat 1 egg Sauce: 5 oz yellow onion, finely diced 4 oz unsalted butter 3 oz red bell pepper, finely diced 5 oz celery, finely diced 2 oz garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1/8 tsp kosher salt dash black pepper 1/4 tsp paprika pinch dried thyme pinch dried basil 1/4 cup flour 16 oz Chablis wine 1 qt heavy cream pinch parsley, chopped
For the sauce, in a large saute pan melt butter and saute vegetables and spices together until soft, but not brown. Add flour to make a roux, and cook for one minute. Deglaze with white wine, stir in heavy cream, and mix well. Cook for several minutes until ingredients are combined, and the flour taste is completely gone from the roux. Remove from heat and add parsley. Combine crab meat with egg and 3 ounces of sauce. Shape into desired size and fry until brown. Serve with sauce and microgreens.
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Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods on Poplar
For the Roasted Tomatoes 3 ripe Plum tomatoes 1 C Extra-virgin olive oil ½ Tbl Thyme, fresh and
1 Tbl Olive oil 1 Jalapeno, halved 5 cloves Garlic 6 C Water 2 C IPA beer 2/3 C Cajun seasoning 2 lbs Shrimp (fresh 21-30 count), shell on 1 lb Potatoes, oven roasted with
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Steam the tomatoes and slice them in half lengthwise. Gently squeeze out the seeds or scoop them out with a spoon. Lay the tomatoes, cut side up, in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the thyme and garlic. Roast for 40 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees and roast the tomatoes until caramelized, about 20 minutes more. Turn off the oven and leave the tomatoes inside for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack and let cool completely. Peel if desired. The tomatoes will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or for up to 6 months in the freezer.
Cajun Shrimp Boil Salad Cajun spices 1 pkg 365 Fire roasted corn, thawed 1 pint Cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional) 1 Tbl Olive oil Juice and zest from 1 lemon
In a large stock pot over medium heat, cook garlic and jalapeno halves in olive oil until slightly fragrant and lightly browned. Add water, beer, Cajun spices and bring to a full boil. Once boiling, add shrimp and cook until firm and pink, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from liquid and cool. Peel shrimp and set aside in a large bowl. Take 1 cup of poaching liquid and place in a small saucepan. On medium heat, reduce liquid to ¼ cup. Set aside to cool. Combine cooked shrimp with roasted potatoes, corn, cherry tomatoes, and jalapeno. Zest lemon over top and toss to combine. In a small bowl whisk together reserved poaching liquid, juice from lemon and olive oil to make dressing. Pour over salad and toss to combine. This can be served cold or at room temperature. Note: if too spicy, try adding 1 c. of sour cream to the dressing. It will help to balance out the Cajun spice blend as well as give a rich taste to the dressing.
Crawfish Bacon Salad 1 Head Romaine lettuce (washed and trimmed, cut into 1”x 1” squares) 4 oz Roasted tomatoes 2 oz Feta cheese crumbles
3 slices Apple wood smoked bacon (cooked and crumbled) 6 oz Crawfish tails (cooked and peeled) 2 oz Bacon dijon vinaigrette
In a mixing bowl, toss romaine with bacon dijon vinaigrette until thoroughly coated. Place into serving bowl. Place roasted tomatoes around the rim of the bowl on top of the lettuce. Evenly distribute on top of the lettuce and tomatoes the feta and bacon crumbles. Sautee the crawfish tails with a pat of butter for 2 minutes then place in the center of the serving bowl atop the lettuce. For the Bacon Dijon Vinaigrette ¼ C Dijon mustard ½ C Red wine vinegar 2 C Olive oil 1 Shallot (finely sliced) 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Parsley, chopped 1 C Bacon bits Salt and pepper to taste
Combine mustard, shallot, garlic, and vinegar in the blender and slowly emulsify with the olive oil. Turn out in a bowl and mix in herbs, seasonings, and bacon bits. Taste and adjust.
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chopped 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
Lavender Scallop & Lobster For the Scallops 3-4 medium-sized Scallops ½ tsp Cracked pepper ½ tsp Sea Salt
½ tsp Lavender Pinch Lemon zest
Prepare by drying the scallop on towels to remove all the excess moisture. Season generously with fresh cracked pepper, Sea Salt, Lavender and lemon zest. Sear on both sides in an iron pan to form a crust. Once medium rare remove from pan and reserve. For the Lobster 2 Fresh Lobsters 2 Gal Water Bay leaf 1 Lemon, halved
1 tsp Black peppercorns 2 Garlic cloves ¼ C Whole cream 2 Tbl Butter
Prepare a poaching liquid using 2 gallons of water per lobster cooked. Add lemon, bay leaf, black peppercorns and garlic cloves, and bring to the boil and submerge lobster for 6-8 minutes. Remove from water and reserve this liquid for the shells to prepare the lobster stock. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the lobster and place shells in stock pot and add tomato paste and Mirepoix. Reduce this for 3 hours, strain and continue reducing until mixture will coat the back of a spoon. Add cream and butter to finish the American sauce. Prepare plate with available fresh greens crispy croutons and the prepared lobster and scallops.
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Pistachio Crusted Soft Shell Crab 2 soft shell crabs 1 cup toasted pistachios, crushed
1 cup flour 2 eggs Salt and pepper
Season crabs with salt and pepper then shake off the excess. Dredge crab in flour, then egg, and then pistachios. Fry at 350 degrees until golden brown. Serve with fresh greens and remoulade.
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Shrimp and Grits For the Grits 3 C Water 3 C Milk 2 C Stone ground grits ½ lb Gruyere cheese,
shredded ½ lb Butter, cubed 1 tsp Tobasco Salt and pepper to taste
Toss shrimp with all other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cover and let set in the refrigerator for 30 min. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
while whisking. Continue whisking until all butter has been emulsified. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Strain out all ingredients from wine butter emulation.
In a medium pot, bring milk and water to a boil. Add grits, and reduce to a simmer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until grits have thickened. Add cheese and remove from heat. Whisk until cheese has melted. Add butter and tobacco, and store until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
For the Lemon Beurre Blanc: 1 C White wine parsley 1 Tbl Cider vinegar 1 Tbl heavy cream 5 Black peppercorns 1 lb Butter ½ Red onion, chopped Juice of 1 lemon Stems from 1 bunch Salt and pepper to taste
For the Green Tomato Relish: 2 lb Green tomatoes, ½ C Water diced ½ C Cider vinegar 1 lb Yellow onion, 1 tsp All spice chopped 1 tsp Mustard seeds 2 cloves Garlic, minced 2 tsp Kosher salt 5 oz Sugar
For the Shrimp 1 lb Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 Tbl Olive oil
In a medium saucepan pot, combine wine, vinegar, onion, peppercorns, and parsley stems and bring to a boil. Reduce by half, add heavy cream and return to a boil. Remove from heat and add butter
Combine all ingredients in a medium pot and mix well. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until most liquid has reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.
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Crosstown Arts hosted an opening reception for a new Six Points exhibit. The visual works of art were created by Six Points artists Mary K VanGieson, Jennifer Sargent, Carrol McTyre, Paula Kovarik, Mary Jo Karimnia and Kerri Dugan. Crosstown Arts is located at 430 N. Cleveland and presents an array of art-related events and exhibitions each month.
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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES LAUNCH EVENT
Independent brokerage Taliesyn Realty transitioned to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network recently with a celebratory kickoff event. Now operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taliesyn Realty, the firm pledged $50,000 to the Le Bonheur Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Memphis on behalf of clients served during the remainder of the 2016.
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LITERATINI Literacy Mid-South
It was a night for shaking and straight-up fun for a great cause: Literacy MidSouth. The Booksellers at Laurelwood hosted the event that included samplings of martini concoctions, author readings, live music, and even a martini death match! Be sure to make plans to attend the Mid-South Bookfest on September 10th at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse. For more information, visit midsouthbookfest.org P H OTO G R A P H Y
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Talking Love & Loss with Betsy Brackin
By Stephanie Beliles, photography courtesy of Betsy Brackin
etsy Brackin, known to some as “Arkansas Betsy,” is every bit the Renaissance woman; she is a new mother, a wife, and a breadwinning artist. Her success story is shrouded in hard work and humility, making her the perfect artist to feature in any Memphis art feature. And after a year of changes, for both better and worse, Betsy Brackin is still creating art that attracts every eye. Betsy grew up in West Memphis, and is forever grateful for being able to grow up admiring works at both the Brooks Museum and at the Dixon Gallery. As a child, she started taking art lessons as an alternative to sports. “There was not much art offered in West Memphis schools at the time, so there was a woman named Sally Ware who taught adult art classes in Marion (Arkansas), and she would let me come to them as a twelve-year-old.” As she grew into adulthood and her art, Betsy received full scholarship to Savanah College of Art and Design. However, after a few years of attending, made her way back to Memphis and graduated from the Memphis College of Art. Betsy explored and lived several places, including Colorado and Greece, and let the varying topography and cultures further influence her art. But Memphis has always been her home base, and the Delta is her biggest influence. Today, Betsy has settled in Memphis. She married Brown Burch, a local private chef, and had a daughter, Lucille. “I can stay in my studio until midnight, and Brown understands. I think marrying another artist has afforded us a great level of understanding.” Betsy’s work starts in the field. She begins doing watercolors on site (usually), and she sketches. She is, in fact, renowned for her composition. Throughout her travels, Betsy’s work has been primarily landscape, but other artists notice a major difference: “Betsy’s art from her adventures in places like Greece seem very mature, while her Delta work seems more childlike, and I like the childlike quality.” When asked to describe her art, Betsy relies on the sentiments of other artists. “A colleague of mine has described me as a ‘great designer’ because I design a canvas with bold colors and sharp composition. I am very composition-focused.” Indeed, Betsy’s art reads like a complete story, with an obvious major focus and beautiful, often pattern-like detailing leading to the focal point. It is a nostalgic quality in her Southern-inspired artwork that has won over many collectors. With no agent or talent manager to speak of, Betsy has organized all of her shows herself. She admits to some feelings of vulnerability when people look at her art, but she thoroughly enjoys the process. “I enjoy answering questions. It’s fun! I do not have a ton of artist friends, so it gives me the opportunity explain things to friends.” Her shows have drummed up such a huge response that her art is in big demand in Memphis, and you can see her pieces in several fine dining establishments,
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offices and in the homes of major collectors. Betsy recalls being invited to a buyer’s home and seeing where he hung one of her pieces next to an original Picasso. “That is a huge honor,” the artist modestly replied. Although Betsy is widely recognized as the new big “Delta landscape artist,” she is expanding her works to being more abstract, and she is drawing on current life experiences. Baby Lucille is already influencing her mother’s art, forcing the new mother to step away from her art and allow the distraction to give her a new perspective during her process. And as life often goes, another twist continued to shape Betsy’s perspective: just five short weeks after baby Lucille was born, Betsy suddenly lost her mother, her biggest art supporter. “It is hard to put into words having your heart broken and, at the same time, overflowing with love. As an artist, you constantly question yourself. I can feel her encouragement still as I struggle to be a good artist, and more importantly a good mother.” Ever the creative, Betsy is open to transformation. Her studio is tacked with color and experimentation, including a very beautiful abstract hydrangea on which she recently started working. “I plan to experiment in my art practice not only with collage but also with oils. I am pretty much exclusively a water colorist and an acrylic painter. I would love to take the time to paint in oils. It is a very slow process but the intensity of color is breathtaking.” Betsy is excited for the future: “My end goal is to be able to continue to do what I am doing, and my art affording me the ability to keep progressing.” For more information on Betsy, her art and purchasing, visit BetsyBrackin.com.
mix&mingle FOOD NETWORK CHEF JET TILA AT TREZEVANT On May 18th, the Food Network’s Chef Jet Tila prepared a meal for residents at Trezevant. A celebrity chef and restaurateur, Chef Jet has appeared on Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Trezevant residents were treated to an Asian Pacific meal including tom yum salad with shrimp and mango, Thai barbecue chicken, miso glazed sweet potatoes, kimchi fried rice, Thai iced tea and lychee martinis.
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WEST CANCER CENTER ART & HEALING The Art & Healing fundraiser at the West Cancer Center featured permanent pieces from 27 different artists. The event benefitted the UT/West Institute for Cancer Research supporting research, education, care and support. For information on sponsorship opportunities call Leighanne Soden at 901-683-0055.
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MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART
Here’s to Another
By Stephanie Beliles, photos courtesy of Brooks Museum
Hassan Hajjaj’s My Rock Stars installation
rooks Museum is celebrating its Centennial Year, and they are doing so by actually looking forward.
As the oldest, largest, and only major world art museum in Tennessee, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art plays a leading role in the cultural development of the MidSouth, while also participating actively in the national arts ecology. Rooted in the Memphis community for 100 years, the Brooks Museum enriches lives of our diverse community through the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, educational programming and public programs. To celebrate this pivotal moment, the museum is planning a year that honors the past while launching a new century of public engagement that showcases the existing and new initiatives that make the Brooks Museum the place to be for art, art education, and creative place making. In 1913, local widow Bessie Vance Brooks donated $100,000 to the City of Memphis for the construction of a museum in honor of her late husband, Samuel Hamilton Brooks, and so the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery opened to the public in 1916. The Beaux Arts style building, inspired by the Morgan Library in New York City, was designed by James Gamble Rogers and constructed of Georgian marble. The museum was enlarged in 1955 to secure a gift of thirty-two objects from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, which was dependent upon sufficient gallery space to exhibit the artworks. To accommodate the continuing growth of the permanent collection, a further expansion was completed in 1973. Then in 1983, the institution’s name was changed to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and in 1989 the Brooks separated from the city becoming fully private, although the city retains ownership of the building and the bulk of the collection acquired up to that time. The final, award-winning addition, which replaced the 1955 wing, opened in 1989. Through world class exhibitions and programs, the Brooks has become a center of cultural activity in Memphis. With the help of generous donors and supporters, the collection of nineteen paintings housed in a 8,200 square foot building in 1933 has grown to over 9,000 works of art in a 86,000 square foot building. 60 / 4Memphis
The Rotunda Project The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art continues to fulfill the purpose of its founder, Bessie Vance Brooks, as a “repository, conservatory, and museum of art . . . for the enjoyment, inspiration, and instruction of our people.” Executive Director Dr. Emily Ballew Neff has breathed new life into the museum in her first full year on staff, and visitors are already praising the facelifts and new additions to the Memphis’ institution. Much like the Brooks’ exhibits themselves, it is important to both recognize past accomplishments and celebrate what is in store for the future, and from what Brooks’ enthusiasts can tell, the museum can look forward to another 100 years of greatness and grandeur. Remember the massive installation with television screens in the entry rotunda? It is gone, and in its place is a breathtaking installation from artist Yinka Shonibare Mbe, titled Rage of the Ballet Gods. The series is contemplation on climate change through Greek mythological symbolism. “This installation allows room to explore, and it features beautiful works that you do not have to specifically know anything about. Does it matter if you know this piece is a commentary on climate change? Not necessarily, because you can enjoy its beauty and celebrate what it means to you,” explains Dr. Neff. The Rotunda Projects will include different installations from several artists and far-flung nationalities and cultures this centennial year. Mediums like textile, sculpture and even recyclable materials will make this provocative
Inside Art exhibit an exhilarating way to start your tour of the museum. Children are given an outlet for their energy in another new exhibit to the Brooks, called Inside Art. Inspired by the Brooks’ collection, the large-scale family gallery is full of handson activities for kids and parents alike. The completely interactive area is meant to inspire a new generation of art-lovers and selfexpressers. Kids are encouraged to play and describe what they see and feel as they go, and there is even a selfie station, complete with costumes and backdrops, all influenced by museum art! It is a wonderfully creative alternative to having kids clamor up and down the halls of the museum. In fact, it inspires them to look up at the art itself. Other installations include Brooks Outside, which incorporates outside works with the surrounding area and Overton community. The museum’s “botox” (as the staff refers to it) that these changes have given to the museum has encouraged groups like millennials to fully engage in exhibits like Hassan Hajjaj’s My Rock Stars installation. It is this theme of community, synergy and cultural acceptance that has pushed the Brooks into one of the more progressive museums of its time. “The experience you give to your visitors needs to reflect their evolving and diverse experiences and interests. This is not something you do overnight, but the idea of including art from all cultures is something we can really build on,” notes Dr. Neff.
mix&mingle ECLECTIC EYE ART OPENING RECEPTION On Friday June 10, Eclectic Eye held an art opening reception at its Midtown store. The art opening featured art from Sandy Deacon, who is originally from Memphis but now resides in Northern California. Her latest series, “Geometric Abstractions,” includes oil paintings of various sizes on linen and canvas.
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