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In Gratitude The following donors are supporting exhibitions, events and programs in 2014. To learn about joining these generous supporters as a member of a giving society, please contact the Development Office, (901) 761-5250, ext. 105.

Matisse Society

Founders Society Allison and Thomas M. Garrott III and family * Ann and Mason Hawkins * Marsha and Henri Wedell * Becky and Spence Wilson *

Impressionist Society Karen and Dr. Preston Dorsett FedEx Corporation Rose M. Johnston Orgill, Inc. * Plough Foundation * Adele and Beasley Wellford

Degas Society

John Dustin Buckman Charitable Trust Joyce A. Mollerup and Robert H. Buckman * Foy and Bill Coolidge * Andrea and Doug Edwards * Enid and George Griesbeck * Chantal and Jeff Johnson Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Gloria and Doug Marchant * McCrea Foundation * Fred and Dorothy Bryce Morton * Musette and Allen Morgan * Oaksedge Office Campus Paulsen Printing Raymond James RBM Ventures Chris and Dan Richards Doctors Susan and Bill Warner

Thomas W. Briggs Foundation * Suki and John Carson Stacey and Thomas Hussey International Paper Foundation Anne and Mike Keeney Veazey and Collie Krausnick The Marston Group, PLC Pam and McNeal McDonnell Harriet and John McFadden * NewSouth Capital Management Virginia and Jim Rainer * Jackie and Bob Solmson * Barbara and Lewis Williamson Wright Medical Technology

Cassatt Society Anonymous * Kathy and Ben Adams Kathy and Jack Blair * Bluff City Jaguar/Land Rover Alice and Phil Burnett Buster’s Liquors & Wines Campbell Clinic Kitty Cannon and Jim Waller Ken Clark Nancy and Dan Copp Glenna B. Flautt Jim Keras Subaru Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals Suzanne and Neely Mallory * Debbie and Chip Marston * Stella and Melinda Menke * Morgan Stanley Judy and King Rogers * SunTrust Bank Vance and Willis Willey * Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

Gauguin Society Fran and Rusty Bloodworth Haizlip Studio Lexus of Memphis Debra McAdoo Montgomery Martin Contractors Regions Private Wealth Management

* Indicates contributions to suppport endowment or capital projects.


From the Director

Edward Laning, American, 1906-1981, T.R. in Panama, 1939, Oil on fiberboard Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Mary Fife Laning, 1984.148

A Man A Plan A Canal Panama It is by far my favorite palindrome. I hope you marvel as I do at its disciplined structure (seven words and only one vowel, the repeating, almost alternating, A), its steadily advancing narrative, even its poetry. Only Napoleon’s supposed quip from exile, “Able was I ere I saw Elba” can even come close. All things Panama, especially its famous canal, will be at the fore this summer as we celebrate the centenary of that remarkable feat of engineering. The decades-long trenching project through mountains and jungle had been imagined for centuries. Its construction claimed tens of thousands of lives, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, divided an isthmus, and connected two great oceans for the betterment of the world. On August 15, 1914, the steamer SS Ancon was the first vessel to chug through the completed Panama Canal, and the world was suddenly smaller and more easily navigated. At the Dixon, we will celebrate this important centennial with an exhibition that comes to us from the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina: Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100. Like most notable events of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the building and opening of the Panama Canal occurred in the presence of artists sent there to document it. And document it, they did, but they also brought an expressive force nearly as powerful as the mighty waterway itself.

Joseph Pennell, Alson Skinner Clark, Jonas Lie, and other interesting American artists produced stirring and profound paintings, etchings, and lithographs that bring to life the single most ambitious accomplishment of the age. Connecting the World also features the work of an earlier generation of American painters, heroic figures such as Frederic Church, Martin Johnson Heade, and Louis Remy Mignot, who had explored and painted the region three and four decades before the Panama project was begun. Altogether, these stimulating works of art add up to an exhibition of great originality that has never before been done. You will see it first at the Dixon! At the same time that we are featuring Connecting the World, the Dixon is also presenting the major retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. This Dixon-organized loan show is causing a good deal of stir in American art circles. We are hearing from curators, dealers, and collectors, inquiring about the project, and rightly so. Curran was one of America’s most gifted Impressionist painters, and his canvases are exquisitely beautiful. Curran was a contemporary of the artists who traveled to Panama in 1914, and both shows speak to one another in interesting ways. Together, they will make this summer at the Dixon the most compelling in years. Kevin Sharp Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director


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CHARLES COURTNEY CURRAN

Board of  Trustees D. Stephen Morrow, CHAIRMAN Christine P. Richards, PRESIDENT Ben C. Adams, Jr., SECRETARY/COUNSEL William C. Losch III, TREASURER Thomas C. Adams, Jr. Jack R. Blair Russell E. Bloodworth Suki Stone Carson Kenneth F. Clark, Jr. William A. Coolidge, Jr. Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood Nancy Copp Karen C. Dorsett Elizabeth Farnsworth R. Molitor Ford, Jr. Mark Giannini John M. Horseman Buzzy Hussey Thomas H. Hussey Thomas G. Kadien Anne O. Keeney Kay Taylor Liles W. Neely Mallory, Jr. W. Neely Mallory III Suzanne Mallory J. Kenneth (Chip) Marston, Jr. McNeal McDonnell Harriet McFadden Allen B. Morgan, Jr. Brandon G. Morrison Joseph Orgill III C. Penn Owen III Stephen C. Reynolds W. Reid Sanders Willis H. Willey III Barbara Williamson

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Jane Ward Faquin with Maia Jalenak

Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal 120 pages. Catalogues are available in the Museum Store, $32.00

Ex-Officio Trustees Emily and David Brackstone Stacey and Thomas Hussey Chantal and Jeff Johnson Anne and Mike Keeney Veazey Krausnick Vivian Watson

FRONT COVER: Charles Courtney Curran, The Golden Profile, 1913, Oil on canvas, 30 ½ x 20 1⁄8 inches,

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds, Sr., 59.12 BACK COVER: Charles Courtney Curran, Blue Hills and Goldenrod, 1911, Oil on canvas, 9 x 7 inches, Collection of Welborn and Patricia Alexander.

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Charles Courtney Curran, Shadow Decoration, 1887, Oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York; Purchase, 1887.2

July 27 – October 5, 2014

Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Formally trained at the National Academy of Design in New York, Charles Courtney Curran proved his talent early in his career by winning the third Halgarten Prize at the Academy’s annual juried exhibition in 1888 for his painting, A Breezy Day (1887). He used the prize money to finance a move to Paris in 1889 to study painting and refine his skills. Curran returned to the United States in 1891 and established a studio in New York that remained active for the next fifty years. In the summer of 1903 he travelled to Cragsmoor, New York, home to a vibrant artist colony. He later built a summer home there and used the area’s majestic vistas as inspiration for his work. Curran enjoyed a long and successful career over which he created more than 800 works of art. Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal is the first retrospective of the artist since his death in 1942. The work of Charles Courtney Curran reflects the aesthetic movements that influenced American art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—naturalism, Symbolism, and perhaps the most evident, Impressionism. The exhibition mirrors the artist’s progression through these influences

while revealing the beautiful luminosity consistent in all of his canvases and his versatility as an artist. His pursuit of ideal beauty was not only achieved by painting elegant subjects, but also through the careful organization of his compositions, his handling of symbolic light, his thoughtful approach to proportion and format, and especially through his impeccable painting technique. Sixty significant paintings drawn from public and private collections around the country will highlight the idyllic garden scenes for which Curran is known, and will explore common themes in his oeuvre. After its closing at the Dixon, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal will travel to the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh and the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. With the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue by guest curator Jane Faquin, the Dixon will be sharing Curran’s achievement with a wider audience than ever before, and filling one more notable gap in original research and scholarly literature in the field of American art.

sponsored by: Foy and Bill Coolidge x Karen and Dr. Preston Dorsett x Chantal and Jeff Johnson x Nancy and Steve Morrow Chris and Dan Richards x Doctors Susan and Bill Warner x Adele and Beasley Wellford x with additional support from Suki and John Carson

Margaret Oates Dixon Society

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Jonas Lie, American, 1880 -1940, Culebra Cut, 1913, Oil on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts. City of Detroit Purchase, 14.5

July 27 – October 5

Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100 Organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100, the first exhibition of its kind ever assembled, explores one of America’s most important contributions to the development of global trade: the Panama Canal. Organized to coincide with the centennial of the opening of the Canal in 1914, Connecting the World uses paintings, photographs, and works on paper to provide rich points of access to the period and the public perception of the Panama Canal. The construction and opening of the Canal were of tremendous importance and global interest in the early twentieth century, earning it the nickname “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” Photographs of the Canal, disseminated via popular magazines, postcards, and even playing cards, kept an eager American audience up to date with the latest developments in its construction. As the Canal neared completion, three highly-regarded American artists, printmaker Joseph Pennell and painters Jonas Lie and Alson Skinner Clark, seized the opportunity to document this monumental undertaking, traveling to Panama to work on site. Each created a remarkable body of work that captured the scale, activity, and dynamism of the project. Connecting the World marks

the first time that works from these three series have ever been brought together and presented to the public. Connecting the World will provide a rich context for these works by including a number of paintings by key nineteenthcentury American artists who had worked in South America, including Frederic Church and Martin Johnson Heade. It will also feature paintings by such early twentieth century American artists as Julien Alden Weir, Ernest Lawson, and George Bellows, each of whom took innovative new approaches to examining the American landscape, painting scenes that included factories and urban development in the popular styles of their day. Since its construction, the Panama Canal has been an historical reference for engineering and modern technology. 2014 marks not only the centennial of the opening of the Canal but also a moment at which the Canal is undergoing the biggest project since its inception and expanding to handle an even greater volume of cargo. Connecting the World celebrates the Panama Canal as a symbol of innovation and modernism that has united the world for over a century.

sponsored by:

Foy and Bill Coolidge x Karen and Dr. Preston Dorsett x Chantal and Jeff Johnson x Nancy and Steve Morrow Chris and Dan Richards x Doctors Susan and Bill Warner x Adele and Beasley Wellford

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Nick Peña, What Lies Beneath (The Perfect Cul-de-sac), Oil on Canvas, 36"x60", Courtesy of the artist.

July 13 – October 5, 2014

Nick Peña: Processing the Ideal On view in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

Many of Memphis painter Nick Peña’s paintings begin with personal nostalgia and culminate in serious, social, or political inquiries. Peña considers both changing social norms and the physical appearance of the American landscape in his work. Processing the Ideal will feature large-scale paintings that re-visualize perceptions of the “American Dream” and the effects that pursuit has on our environment. Regarding the exhibition, Peña states that “each painting is set up with a similar schema that includes a house as a symbolic ideal of family and home ownership that is juxta-

posed with an environment that is familiar yet, equally fragmented, abstracted, and strange. The result is a series of images that represent the solidarity and stability of our personified 30-year fixed rate mortgages and the leftover fragments of waste that lie beneath them.” Processing the Ideal presents an interesting conundrum and questions if the ground that we live upon is both physically and ideologically solid. Nick Peña is an Associate Professor of Art in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Christian Brothers University.

UPCOMING IN MALLORY/WURTZBURGER

October 12 – January 4, 2015

Portraits and Figures: Works by Joyce Gingold and Carl Moore Portraits and Figures: Works by Joyce Gingold and Carl Moore places Gingold’s austere and beautiful sculptural figures opposite the graphic and colorful lines of Carl Moore’s paintings for a contemporary take on the age-old examination of the human figure.

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Mallory / Wurtzburger galleries sponsored by Suzanne and Neely Mallory and Mary and Charles Wurtzburger

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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

October 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Rodin: The Human Experience

Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections

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Organized and made possible by The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Rodin: The Human Experience examines the artist’s multi-faceted explorations of the human figure in bronze, ranging from small scale sketches to the artist’s well-known monumental works. Auguste Rodin, Large Hand of a Pianist, 1885 (cast 9/12 1969); Bronze; Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Sponsored by:

Foy and Bill Coolidge Liz and Tommy Farnsworth Chantal and Jeff Johnson Nancy and Steve Morrow Chris and Dan Richards Doctors Susan and Bill Warner Adele and Beasley Wellford

RECENT ACQUISITION PAUL JEAN BAPTISTE GASQ (French, 1860 – 1944)

Blacksmith ca. 1900, Bronze, 39 ⅜ x 13 inches Gift of Jane Williams in honor of Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea, 2014.2

Paul Jean-Baptiste Gasq was born in Dijon, France, the son of a railroad employee. Gasq was a student at the School of Fine Arts in Dijon before studying at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He began exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1880 and won the Prix de Rome in 1890 with The Spartan Othryadas, a plaster sculpture, followed by a Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. He was curator of the Musée de Dijon from 1932 until his death in 1944. Gasq excelled in classical and allegorical subjects, producing numerous busts, medallions, and statuettes in plaster, bronze, marble, and stone. Numbering among his many public commissions is his Médée in marble in Paris’ Jardins de Tuileries, as well as L’Art et La Nature or La Sculpture, at the entrance to the Grand Palais, also in the French capital. Both monumental group marbles impress with their drama and motion. Gasq’s Blacksmith maintains much of the vitality that characterizes his public monuments. The well muscled, bare-chested, and barefooted figure is reminiscent of Gasq’s monumental, classical figures, and a tribute to strength and youth. He stands at an anvil, holding pliers and hot metal in his left hand while raising a hammer to strike them with his right. Blacksmith provides an example of an academic sculpture produced during the same period as many of the Impressionist paintings in the Dixon collection. Additionally, Gasq’s bronze not only augments the Dixon’s holdings in bronze sculpture, but also in works whose subjects celebrate physical labor, an important philosophical aspect present in much of the artistic output of nineteenth century France. The Dixon is grateful to Jane Williams for this generous addition to our collection.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

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Above: Adler Pewter Collection installed in the Winegardner Auditorium; From left: Horse Mantle Ornament, Unidentified Maker, America, 19th century, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Justin H. Adler 1991.DA.10.26.1; Pitcher, O. H. Perron, France, ca. 1896, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Justin H. Adler, 1991.DA.10.45

The Adler Pewter Collection On view in the Winegardner Auditorium Four centuries of pewter from Europe and the United States are represented in the Adler Pewter Collection. Pewter was first made in Roman times as a metal alloy composed largely of tin to which a small amount of copper was added. Later, other hard metallic elements such as bismuth and antimony were added for durability and strength. During the Renaissance, pewter was often used by the wealthy as tableware and by clergy in the form of religious objects. The bulk of domestic pewter that survives dates from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. All of the most common domestic objects during this period—from dishes and tankards to measures and candlesticks—were made in pewter. Imported from Europe to America in colonial times, pewter enjoyed great popularity in the New World and became the primary utilitarian ware in the colonies. Pewter forms often mimicked styles found in other media, such as porcelain and silver, though due to its utilitarian

use, pewter was generally only decorated for ecclesiastical use or to serve as a commemorative object. During the Art Nouveau period of the early twentieth century, pewter evolved into a medium for artistic expression with organic shapes and floral motifs that typified the art of that period. In 1991, Dr. Justin Adler and his wife, Herta, generously donated their extensive collection of pewter to the Dixon. The Adlers were born and raised in Germany, where pewter was commonly used in private homes as tableware and cherished pewter objects were handed down from generation to generation. More than 300 utilitarian, decorative, and commemorative objects dating from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century comprise the collection. The extensive scope of the Adler Pewter Collection is a reminder of the important role pewter has played in daily life for hundreds of years.

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OPENING LECTURE

Education - Adult

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm

Munch&Learn Local artists, experts, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff share their knowledge of art and horticulture with talks, demonstrations and great conversation. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion! Members and students with ID FREE.

July   9 The Fascinating Life of Eugenia Errázuriz Associate Curator Julie Pierotti

Sunday, July 27, 2:00 pm

Charles Courtney Curran Curator Jane Faquin Seeking the Ideal is the first retrospective exhibition of Curran's work and career since his death in 1942. It has been estimated that he produced more than 1500 pictures during his career, mostly using family members as models, experimenting with a variety of artistic styles including Impressionism, Symbolism, tonalism and naturalism. Jane Faquin will discuss Curran’s life and work in the Gilded Age and the importance of his career in American art. Free with regular admission.

16 Strategies of Resistance: Artists Speak to Power Richard A. Lou, artist, Chair of the Art Department, University of Memphis 23 The Genus Solidago: Facts and Fiction Anne Ballentine, Master Gardener 30 Central and South American Music, 12 pm Marcela Pinilla, musician

August  6 Charles Courtney Curran: Before, During, and After Dixon Director Kevin Sharp 13 Processing the Ideal: Stability and Instability in our Pursuit of Happiness Mallory/Wurtzburger artist Nick Peña 20 A Plant Palate to Match Curran’s Buff Adams, Master Gardener and Anne Enochs, Artist 27 Nature Bares All: A playful psychoanalysis of why Charles Courtney Curran consistently chose flowers and females - Dixon Art Therapist Kerry Curtis

September  3 Engineering the Panama Canal Dr. Lyu Lin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Christian Brothers University 10 Honoring Nations: Memphis in May Randy Blevins, Vice President of Programming, Memphis in May International Festival 17 Delightful and Dynamic Dahlias Brent Heath, owner Brent and Becky’s Bulbs 24 Hugo Dixon and WWI Jane Faquin, former Dixon Curator of Education

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Charles Courtney Curran, (American, 1861-1942) A Quiet Smoke, 1883 , Oil on canvas, 13 x 9 inches Private collection


Education - Adult

Frederic Edwin Church, American, (1826-1900), In the Tropics, 1856, Oil on canvas Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum Purchase, The Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 65.28

NEW PROGRAM

LECTURES

Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 17, 2:00 pm

Open Studio (ages 15 and up)

Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is now offering open studio time in the galleries. Bring your sketchbook and pencils, and an art instructor will be there to answer questions and give advice on how to advance your skills. Photographs (without flash) of the permanent collection are allowed so participants can take a reference photo, and then complete their masterpiece with other media at home. Pencils only please. Folding stools available. Walk-in program. Free with regular admission.

WORKSHOP

Saturday, August 9, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Painting with Oils Artist Nick Peña Explore form and color in oil painting while learning the essentials of value, surface, mark making, drawing and paint application. Morning demonstrations will guide your afternoon discoveries while painting ‘en plein air’ on the grounds of the Dixon. Students will practice composing “on the fly” while focusing on the strategic placement of natural subjects found in landscapes. Beginner and intermediate skill levels welcome. Lunch and supplies included. Reservations required. Members $90, Non-members $100

John Stuhlman, Curator Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC Free with regular admission

Sunday, September 14, 2:00 pm

From Contentment to Chaos, Popular Music Reflects a Changing America, 1890-1920 Michael Lasser, author, America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley and America’s Songs II: Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years From sentimental ballads to ragtime, popular music reflected the attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavior of the American people. The upheaval culminated with World War I, and with it the true beginning of the 20th century. By 1920 America was ready to become a different place. Michael Lasser shows how songwriters setting out to do nothing more than write hits ended up giving us an irresistibly entertaining window onto their time. Free with regular admission.

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Education - News

NAEA The Dixon’s Education Department and the Shelby County Schools Visual Arts department presented a paper on teacher evaluations at the 2014 National Art Education Association Convention. The session titled Understanding Student Growth Portfolios through Art Agency and School Districts Partnerships presented a partnership model for arts agencies and school districts. The panel which included Gregg Coats, Visual Arts Instructional Advisor and Kelly Nagle Hatton, Visual Arts Instructor

and Mentor from Shelby County Schools; and Erica McCarrens, Student Program Coordinator and Margarita Sandino, Director of Education from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, discussed the success of the collaboration between the Dixon and Shelby County Schools. The Dixon Education department was honored to be there and share the experience with other museum educators and art teachers.

CLOCKWISE FROM LOWER LEFT Bryony Petch, Margarita Sandino, Linley Schmidt, Erin McCarrens, Amy Grossman

Thank you Bryony and Amy It is with great regret that the Dixon announces the departure of Outreach Coordinator Bryony Petch and Outreach Instructor Amy Grossman. Bryony has been part of the Dixon staff since 2011 and a Dixon volunteer since 2010. During that time she has done an amazing job as the outreach coordinator and instructor, providing art to thousands of students in the Memphis area and coordinating more community outreach programs than ever before. Her extraordinary organization skills, her infinite positive attitude and her delightful English accent will be missed. We wish her all the best in her new projects and we hope that she will come back to visit her Dixon family often. Amy has been a part of our outreach program for three years, providing art lessons to students of all ages and touching many lives through her creative and inspirational art projects. Amy has been a key component to the special relationship between the Dixon and our adopted school, Willow Oaks Elementary. Students and teachers, as well as her Dixon mini masters and family studio visitors, will miss her kindness, patience and unique teaching skills. We wish Amy the best with her new baby, her move, and her new home. Thank you Bryony and Amy!

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John Martin Barger

Nancy Harwood

Dixon Interns The Dixon is excited to announce that John Martin Barger and Nancy Harwood completed their internship program at the Dixon. They did a wonderful job, bringing new energy, ideas and enthusiasm to our education department. We are very thankful for everything they did during their internship and we are excited to see their ideas and projects taken to the next level. John Martin and Nancy will continue to participate in our programs and events as Dixon docents and instructors. Thank you guys!


Every Tuesday, 10:30 – 11:15 am Do you want to introduce your child to the art world in a fun and memorable way? Come to Mini Masters, where you and your child can work on hand made treasures together. Each Tuesday we will have a story, art activity and snack. Reservations required. Space limited. Price per class: members free; non-members $8 per child. FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

July 5, August 2, September 6, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Studio (all ages)

Education - Children

Mini Masters (ages 2 - 4)

Bring the whole family to the Dixon for Family Studio, where everyone can create unique works of art, open studio-style. Each month we will have a project based on our gallery exhibitions and a large assortment of supplies. Drop in program. Free admission. Sponsored in part by THE SCHADT FOUNDATION

Every Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5 - 9) For the younger artists, Kaleidoscope Club has a perfect mix of everything the Dixon has to offer. Each week we will begin a project that is meant to spark creativity and critical thinking. Whether it is horticulture, art, or literature, your child will surely exercise their imagination. Snack provided. Reservations required. Space limited. Price per class: members $8; non-members $12.

Saturday, August 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Dixon Family Night Don’t miss this enchanting evening at the Dixon! Join us for an evening of fun away from the sun at the Dixon’s Family Night! Make unique art projects, meet special guests, check out art demonstrations and enjoy live music. Try refreshing beverages and delicious snacks, and watch the sun set in the garden! Free admission.

Saturday, September 13, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Children’s Toy Boat Workshop (ages 7-11) History, art, science, and engineering all come together in this unique workshop. Your child will get to explore the beautiful paintings from the exhibition, Connecting the Worlds: Panama Canal at 100, and learn how to design and construct a toy boat. Snacks included. Reservations required. Space limited. members $15; non-members $20.

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Gardens

Greetings from the Gardens Now that spring’s fanfare has given way to the lush verdant summer, the garden pace slows a bit and the focus turns to keeping spring’s plantings alive during the hot summer and planning for the fall and winter. In fact, we have already ordered many thousands of daffodil and tulip bulbs to be planted in the fall. We have been focused on planting 4,000 Dahlia tubers for the upcoming exhibition, and we are hoping for favorable weather. Dahlias have traditionally been considered rather unsuitable plants for cultivation in our heat in the MidSouth, but last year we successfully experimented with some varieties that our good friend Brent Heath recommended. Planted in May and blooming by September, these plants exceeded our expectations with blooms the size of dinner plates; and they understandably turned out to be very popular with our visitors. Based on that experience, like the leap of faith we take on growing tulips here at the Dixon, our one-year success with 50 plants has turned into 4,000 plants. I think this commitment demonstrates optimism, hope, and

faith present in most gardeners. I am grateful for the amazingly talented and special people we have as gardeners here at the Dixon as well as for the generous sponsors of this late summer show. I believe this positive optimism is infectious and very healthy, which might be the reason we are blessed with so many competent, hard-working volunteers. A good indication of the strength of an organization is the number of people willing to give quality time, and at the half-year mark we have logged over 4,000 volunteer hours in the garden. All that we are able to accomplish in our gardens is made possible, in fact, by our volunteers. Our spring Garden Fair, co-chaired by volunteers Caroline Brown, Kay McAdams, and Anne Riordan, was incredibly successful because of their amazing commitment to the Dixon. This is our Dixon-a beautiful museum and garden with a big future. Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow! Dale Skaggs Director of Horticulture

Pamela Martin receives Margaret Oates Dixon Award Please congratulate Pamela Martin as the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Oates Dixon Award. Created in 1981, the Award is presented annually to a member of the Memphis Garden Club in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Pam is a hardworking, energetic person who has an innate interest and considerable talent in floral design. She joined the Memphis Garden Club in 2006 and was responsible for organizing the installation of the Christmas decorations here at the Dixon in 2012. For the last two years Pam has been the chairman of the Fine Arts Committee, the group that creates the twice-weekly floral designs for the Dixon residence and galleries. She and her select group of hard-working volunteers also plan the themes and then install the decorations and floral arrangements for many Dixon receptions and exhibition openings. Her pleasant demeanor, cooperative spirit, and willingness to take on any task have endeared her to the Dixon staff.

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Delightful & Dynamic Dahlias WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 13, 10:30 am

Designing with Dahlias Catmur Horticulture Building

Gardens

Join Nursery and Gardens Manager Celia Chastain to make a beautiful flower arrangement that showcases the dahlia as the featured flower. Participants will receive an attractive, reusable florist container for their design. All materials are provided except clippers. Members $40; non-members $45 Limited to 20 participants. Reservations required: 761-5250

TOUR

Thursday, September 18, 5:00 pm

Autumn Walking Tour and "Toast to the Dahlias" with Brent Heath Tour begins 5:00 pm; Toast at 6:00 pm In autumn, gardening may seem finished for the year, but not when there are dahlias planted! Once the evenings get cool, dahlias continually produce long lasting blooms until there is a hard frost. Join us for a garden tour at 5:00 pm with Brent Heath, co-owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs of Gloucester, Virginia. Brent will point out dahlia selections in the Dixon gardens, specifically ones that grow well in the mid south. A toast to the dahlias in conjunction with Art after Dark concludes the tour. Brent will also speak at Munch & Learn on September 17.

LECTURE Dahlias, like so many other flowers, are grown for arranging and showing, as well as providing beauty in the garden. Many chapters of the American Dahlia Society exist for the purpose of promoting and supporting the growing, showing, and enjoyment of dahlias in North America. Late last summer at the Dixon, the dinner plate sized blooms captured the imagination of many. This year, we will showcase dahlias with numerous cultivars in our autumn gardens. In conjunction with the dahlia exhibition, two lectures covering their cultivation and use in garden design will be presented, as well as a workshop on flower arranging with dahlias. Plan to attend the lectures by two of the nation’s experts, the workshop, tour and toast. SPONSORED BY

Anne and Mike Keeney Veazey and Collie Krausnick Barbara and Lewis Williamson

Saturday, September 20, 10:30 am

Growing Heat Tolerant Dahlias with John Kreiner Winegardner Auditorium Join John Kreiner, President of the Dahlia Society of Georgia, for a discussion of heat tolerant dahlias. John’s experience growing dahlias in the heat of Texas and Georgia has made him one of the top experts in the country for successfully growing dahlias in our climate. He has developed some important techniques that he will share along with his list of heat-tolerant dahlias for southern gardens. Free with regular admission.

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PLANT PORTRAIT

Gardens

Solidago: Goldenrod Charles Courtney Curran used goldenrod as a backdrop for several of his paintings. To most of us this blooming perennial announces the fall season in the garden. Actually blooming from June to October, goldenrod provides a long display of golden color in the shade or sun garden. About seventy-five species are distributed over North America, especially in the east and south. Some species are best suited to fields or meadows while others have earned a spot in the home garden. These species are best for home gardens: S. caesia, S. flexicaulis, S. odora, S. speciosa, and S. ulmifolia. We will have most of these on display in the Dixon gardens.

The use of goldenrod in English gardens is so much more prevalent than in American gardens where the genus is native. This is due to the long held notion that goldenrod is associated with allergies and sneezing, when actually ragweed is the culprit, blooming on the same schedule as goldenrod. Goldenrod pollen is heavy and sticky so it relies on insects for pollination. Ragweed pollen is light and airborne and wreaks havoc with sinus sufferers. Goldenrod is, in some places, considered a sign of good luck or good fortune. Native Americans found several medicinal uses for the leaves and roots. All goldenrods attract butterflies, bees, and are good cut flowers.

Framing the Garden View

Let Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal inspire your next selfie.  Large picture frames will be strategically located on the property to create an inviting snapshot with our gardens as your background. Share your pictures with us by tagging the Dixon on Instagram and Facebook.

Charles Courtney Curran A Corner of Grandmother’s Garden, 1916 Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches Collection of Rhoda and David Chase

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Saturday, July 19, 10:30 am

Acrylic Sculpture Workshop Catmur Horticulture Building

Members $100; non-members $125 Limited to 22 participants Reservations required: 761-5250

Gardens

Learn to use acrylic components in various configurations to design a decorative sculpture with flowers. Participants will receive seven pieces of acrylic and create their own unique shapes to form a 36� sculpture that holds water for flowers. Julie Wilson, flower show judge and Ichiyo Ikebana instructor will walk participants through the many combinations and the final touch of fresh flowers and decorative leaves to make a unique design.

Saturday, August 16, 10:30 am

Fairy Garden Workshop Catmur Horticulture Building Join Nursery and Gardens Manager Celia Chastain and Suzy Askew to construct your own fairy garden. Participants will be furnished all supplies needed to create their fairy gardens, including fairy houses and furniture, containers and plants. Members $45; non-members $50 Limited to 20 participants. Reservations required: 761-5250

Volunteer Spotlight Caroline Brown, Kay McAdams, Anne Riordan These three energetic ladies along with Celia Chastain, Nursery and Gardens Manager, served as the co-chairs of our 2014 Dixon Garden Fair. They contributed countless hours in planning and conducting this annual highlight of our year. Their thoughtfulness, perseverance and thoroughness were critical to the success of our sale. The chairmen organized groups of potters each week, generated extensive lists of plants to be available for sale, recruited and trained dozens of volunteers, developed the timeline which would ensure that all details were addressed, priced and placed plants, and produced three lectures to educate the public about plants that would be offered. They ran the entire sale from start to finish, and their leadership has resulted in our most successful sale ever. Caroline, Kay and Anne are all members of the Memphis Area Master Gardeners and all take great pride in continuing to enhance their own stunning gardens. We greatly appreciate all that they have done for us and are grateful to count them among our most valued volunteers and supporters. When you see them out and about, please thank them for us.

(from left) Kay McAdams, Anne Riordan, Caroline Brown

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Membership and Development

The Successful Rhea Legacy Society Campaign The campaign honoring the commitment made to the Dixon by the late Herbert Rhea and his wife Linda through the formation of the Rhea Legacy Society has been successfully completed. To date, over $3.1 million has been raised which makes the Dixon eligible for $1.5 million in matching funds from the Day Foundation. There were contributions from 90 individuals, corporations and foundations including 13 gifts of $100,000 or more and 15 gifts between $25,000 and $99,999. Linda Rhea recalled conversations with Herbert about the financial outlook for the Dixon. “Herbert believed that the strength of an organization was demonstrated by the

The Rhea Legacy Society endows the directorship at the Dixon. Kevin Sharp is the first Dixon director to bear the title of the Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director. Grateful appreciation is extended to every donor to the campaign and to the tireless efforts of members of the Dixon board of trustees whose hard work made the campaign a success.

A Milestone for the Cosmopolitans

Young at Art Grows

The Cosmopolitans are 200 – not 200 years old - but now total more than 200 memberships. That represents over 400 individuals who have embraced the Cosmopolitans level of membership. This dynamic group enjoys special events and programs along with all of the benefits of Dixon membership. Many of them have increased their support to the Patron or Sustainer level to enjoy special exhibition and garden tours with Kevin Sharp, Julie Pierotti and Dale Skaggs while still being included in all Cosmopolitans events.

Young at Art enjoyed an active spring schedule of events. In addition to a night of craft-making on Broad Avenue and dinner at The Cove while cheering on the Grizzlies, Young at Art members helped plan ARTini and Art & Soul for hundreds of members and guests. On tap in August is Culture & Cocktails where Young at Art and Cosmopolitans members will tour the Charles Courtney Curran exhibition and recruit new members at the Downtown Trolley Tour. Speaking of tap, Young at Art is helping to plan our annual beer tasting, Art on Tap Friday, September 5. To date, there are 200 Young at Art memberships at the Single and Dual levels.

Thank you to Co-Chairs Anne and Mike Keeney and Stacey and Thomas Hussey for their masterful planning of the spring party and to the Keeneys for offering their home. It was a perfect evening with beautiful flowers, delicious food, engaging conversation, great weather, and a lovely setting.

Cosmopolitans want to experience the beauty of art and gardens in the company of others with similar interests. Information about the Cosmopolitans is available on the Dixon website (dixon.org) or by calling the Membership Office at (901) 761-5250 ext. 125. Cosmopolitans are sponsored by:

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strength of its endowment. He wanted to initiate programs that lasted beyond his lifetime, and the donors to this campaign have made that possible. We are honored to have our names affiliated with Kevin Sharp and future Dixon directors.”

To learn more about this vibrant group of young professionals, visit dixon.org or contact the Membership Office at (901) 761-5250, ext. 125.


NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS

The Morgan Stanley Memphis office proudly sponsors the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Morgan Stanley has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in financial advice and market execution. With more than 1,300 offices in 43 countries, the people of Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even their most challenging goals. Morgan Stanley is excited to work with the Dixon Gallery and Garden in their efforts to make the Memphis community stronger. In January, Wright Medical relocated its headquarters from Arlington to Memphis, next to the Dixon. “Being neighbors with the Dixon is viewed as an employee benefit. The close proximity affords our employees the chance to enjoy the gardens daily as well as the opportunity to take advantage of the wide variety of programs they offer,” said Jason Senner, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Jason continued, “The employees and leadership of Wright are committed to making a measurable positive impact through volunteerism and philanthropy that contributes to the betterment of the communities in which we live and do business.” The arts play a pivotal role in building our local community, strengthening our economy and educating our citizens while providing joy along the way. The Dixon serves the Memphis area well, and Wright is proud to be a Dixon supporter. Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a specialty orthopedic company that provides extremity and biologic solutions that enable clinicians to alleviate pain and restore their patients’ lifestyles. The company is the recognized leader of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit www.wmt.com.

Membership and Development

Welcome Morgan Stanley and Wright Medical Technologies

For information about corporate membership, please contact the Membership Office at (901) 761-5250 ext. 125 or visit dixon.org.

Consider making a Contribution to the Dixon with your Appreciated Securities You may be able to contribute more to the Dixon by donating appreciated securities, at less cost, and with more significant tax benefits than through a cash contribution.

Over the years you may have invested in securities—stocks and bonds. Some of these investments may have increased substantially in value and are probably worth more than when you purchased them, contributing to the potential of capital gains taxes. You may be able to sell your highly appreciated stock and make a donation to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. By doing this you will get the maximum tax deduction allowed by law and avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation of your securities. The potential benefits of gifting appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, includes: • Avoidance of capital gains taxes. • Receipt of a charitable income tax deduction. • Helping support the great exhibits, programs and beautiful gardens at the Dixon! It is easy to make your gift today by electronic transfer! Please contact the office of gift planning (901-312-1245) with any questions or to obtain instructions about how to make a transfer from your brokerage account to Dixon Gallery & Gardens.

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Membership and Development

Margaret Oates Dixon Society The Margaret Oates Dixon Society is a giving society of philanthropic women who support an exhibition or garden program at the Dixon each year. This year the Margaret Oates Dixon Society will sponsor the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, a breathtaking exhibition of works by one of America’s most gifted painters. The Dixon gratefully acknowledges the philanthropic women of the 2014 Margaret Oates Dixon Society and encourages other women to join them in 2015: Connie C. Abston Kathy Adams Victoria S. Baird Susan Baker Allison Garrott Braswell Suzanne Rhea Burgar Christine A. Cannon Marilyn Rhea Cheeseman Meg Clifton Louise W. Collier Foy Pierce Coolidge Ellen Clark Dixon Karen C. Dorsett Ann Ellington Duncan Betty Earles Liz Farnsworth Glenna B. Flautt Mary Call Ford Emily R. Gay

Cindy Earles Gilmore Marylon Rogers Glass Brenda Grinder Pamela R. Hauber Sonya Q. Honea Camille B. Hutton Karen Fields Isaacman Margaret W. Jones Anne Orgill Keeney Danette P. Lawrie Joanie Lightman Kay Taylor Liles Debra Davis Marston Debra McAdoo Donna Lindaman McManus Ann Querbes McRae Anne W. Miller Brandon Garrott Morrison Nancy Morrow

Cecile C. Nowak Elvira Ormseth Leigh S. Rhea Linda W. Rhea Ann Linder Rice Carrie Councill Riedmeyer Erin Riordan Kim Roberts Ruth Stratton Samaha Erin Schultz Elizabeth Carter Scott Irene Orgill Smith Maida Pearson Smith Julie C. Smith Melody White Taylor Adele Orgill Wellford Carol Kelso Westbrook Annabel W. Woodall

Thank You.

We gratefully acknowledge the following new, rejoined, and upgraded members and contributions from February 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014.

Welcome CORPORATE GUARANTOR ($10,000+) Wright Medical Technology, Inc. CORPORATE BENEFACTOR ($5,000-9,999) Morgan Stanley CORPORATE CONTRIBUTOR ($1,500-2,499) Speak Creative SUSTAINER ($1,000-1,499) Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Haddad PATRON ($500-999) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. McCoy COSMOPOLITANS ($300) Carroll and Butler Bernard Sarah and David Bourland Ken Hayes Melinda and Dr. Jeff Roux Christina and Mark Russell DONOR ($250-499) Nancy Carter YOUNG AT ART SUSTAINER ($1,000-1,499) Leslie Turner and Dylan Hanks Sarah Akins and Philip D. Reed Rachel Hardin and Richard Yerger

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YOUNG AT ART ($150) Duncan Adrian Sarah Boop Jennifer Bellott and Michael Goodin Hailey and Jordan Isaac Allison and Steven King Blake and Gregory Morrison Janelle and Eric Osowski Hillary Quirk Hanna Connell and Gabriel Read YOUNG AT ART SINGLE ($100) Graham Askew Timothy Hand, Jr. SPONSOR ($125-249) Rebecca and Jeffrey Ballou Jan Dickey Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Hicky Sarah and Howard Hiu Stephanie and Paul Novarese Mr. and Mrs. Keith O'Neal Mr. and Mrs. James Finis Smith Mr. and Mrs. B. Clifford Williams III

Welcome Back PATRON ($500-999) Dr. and Mrs. Jerald M. Duncan COSMOPOLITANS ($300) Laurie and Thornton Brooksbank Patricia and David Dunavant Elizabeth and Winston Eggleston Deborah and Mike Gibbs Heather and Henry Grosvenor Elizabeth and Richard W. Hussey Catherine and Ron Kastner Abbay and Warren Milnor Ellen and Richard L. Morrow Corinne R. Parker Jennifer Pierotti Lauren and Jeff Rower Jenny and Nick Vergos DONOR ($250-499) Dr. Dennis A. Higdon Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Muller, Jr. YOUNG AT ART ($150) Lindsay Chapman and Eric Groenendyk


Dr. Robert Ragan Richard A. Bolling, Jr.*

SPONSOR ($125-249) Sheila C. Bentley Dr. and Mrs. Clair E. Cox II Dr. Mary Stuart David Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Godoy Mr. and Mrs. Gerard G. Grosveld Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Hussey Mrs. William E. Metzger, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward T. Ordman Dr. and Mrs. Carl T. Younger

Honey and Rudi Scheidt Elizabeth and Don Scott

Upgraded CONTRIBUTOR ($1,500-2,499) Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cox Dr. Thomas W. Ratliff and Kelly Porter SUSTAINER ($1,000-1,499) Camilla E. Wilson and William D. McHaney PATRON ($500-999) Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Buckman Josephine O. Elosua COSMOPOLITANS SUSTAINER ($1,000-1,499) Pam and McNeal McDonnell COSMOPOLITANS ($300) Nancy and Neil Arnold Jane-Kathryn and Matthew Evans DONOR ($250-499) Mrs. Ann K. Higginbotham Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Kiersky Dr. Kathy and Stan Pruett Mr. and Mrs. Jud Te Paske YOUNG AT ART ($150) Robin Marston Garrott McClintock, Jr. SPONSOR ($125-249) Mr. and Mrs. James L. Alexander Jessie W. Allison Nancy Deal Anna Rich and Terry Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Goforth Katherine Green Sarah Haizlip Terry Heirigs Dr. and Mrs. Bertram D. Kaplan Randy Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Peebles Mr. and Ms. Larry Rains, Jr. Carol T. Sharpe Mr. and Mrs. James M. Smith Melody Vollman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilson

Honorariums Emily Capadalis and Tom Love Gwen and Penn Owen Mary Gaston and John Catmur Michel and Dale Skaggs Nick French Richard A. Bolling, Jr.* Rose M. Johnston Margaret W. Jones Ellen LeBlond Cultivated Friends Garden Club Linda Overton Phillips* Cordova Garden Club

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Scruggs Suzanne and Walter Allen Gail and Eugene Woods Richard A. Bolling, Jr.*

Celebrations The birthday of Carol Barton DeDe Austin The birthday of Anne Curtis* Kay and Charlie Ross The birthday of Marylon Rogers Glass Kay and Charlie Ross The birthday of Kathy Gale Uhlhorn Launa and Chris Brubaker

Memorials Mary Perrotty Berol Janet Holley Cox Dr. Allen Street Boyd, Jr. Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff David Chandler Stella and Vinks Blocker Judith and Richard Fendley Kay and Robert Montague Maida Pearson Smith Katherine Elizabeth Martin Comer Susan K. Johnson Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Giles Augustus Coors, Jr. Connie and Lou Adams Mrs. Snowden Boyle Nancy A. McNamee Marie Louise Trigg Crump* Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors Mr. and Mrs. C. Penn Owen, Jr. Suzanne Plyler Susan and Frank Virgin Adele and Beasley Wellford Jane Stephens Dutcher Ann and Sam Rabinovitz Kay Camille Conway Ellis Susan Johnson Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp, and the Dixon Board and staff Gail French Richard A. Bolling, Jr.* Helen Hobson Hull Freeburg Richard A. Bolling, Jr.* Janet Holley Cox Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff William Percy Galbreath Susan and Darryl Johnson Lyman Christian Harrell III Janet Holley Cox Suzanne Howard Mr. and Mrs. T. Hardy Todd III* Jean Bowe Isbell Laura Brooksbank*

Dr. Carolyn M. Kittle* Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Mr. and Mrs. T. Hardy Todd III Mary and Malcolm Wood Martha Ellen Maxwell Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Mrs. Hubert S. Menke Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp, and the Dixon Board and staff The Rohrbach family and Corinne Howard Mr. and Mrs. Guy Rose Lucian S. Minor Janet Holley Cox Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp, and the Dixon Board and staff Louise Bondurant Phillips Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Marilyn Ragan Richard A. Bolling, Jr.* Asher “Ace” Roberts Susan and Darryl Johnson Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff

Membership and Development

YOUNG AT ART SINGLE ($100) Brian A. Scurlock

Christeve Skinner Robinson Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp, and the Dixon Board and staff Edward Harvey Sanders, Jr. Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp, and the Dixon Board and staff Max Edward Osborne Elizabeth and Don Scott Charles Sharpe Janet Holley Cox Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Cecil Douglas Smith Rebecca and Vern Barton Ann and Sam Beach Bonnie and Knox Everson Nancy Dick Dot and Milan Johnson Jane Ellen and Mike Rawdon L. R. L. Wood Imogene Stubbs Jada Williams Joanne Bell Tabor Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Janet Holley Cox Mrs. Tom Hutton Kim and Johnny Pitts Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Robert Bond Tayloe Mrs. Tom Hutton Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Megan Dunbar Turner Janet Holley Cox Mrs. Tom Hutton Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Marion Canale King Woodall Janet Holley Cox Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff

Catherine “Cathie” Corrigan Kirk Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Danette P. and Dan Beck Lawrie

* Donations given to Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden

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Saturday, october 25 dixon gallery and gardens south lawn purchase tickets: dixon.org / 901.761.5250 with support by

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Food Truck Fridays

A different truck every Friday through September 11:30 am - 1:30 pm dixon.org

art after Dark

3rd Thursdays @ Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Every third Thursday, the galleries and gardens will be open until 8:00 pm. Free with admission. Light refreshments, entertainment, cash bar.

July 17 Meet the Artist

Celebrate the opening of the Mallory / Wurtzburger exhibition Nick Pe単a: Processing the Ideal with Nick Pe単a. There will be music and munchies.

August 21 Celebrating the Americas

North and Central America come together through the all American sounds of Nancy Apple and the tasting of traditional Panamanian cocktails.

September 18 Toast to the Dahlias

Art after Dark moves to the gardens for a toast to the Dahlias with music by the Vintones.

Art after Dark sponsored by


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