The Art Museum of the University of Memphis and Young Arts Patrons are pleased to announce, Dear Artist, an exhibition that highlights the social and economic importance of celebrating and supporting artists throughout their careers. Dear Artist will feature works by emerging and internationally known artists on loan from new and established local collectors as well as select museum collections.
Join us for a night of creative adventure as we escape the work week hustle and head to David Lusk Gallery.
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Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair serves as a vehicle for revitalization and economic development in the arts community by providing an outlet for emerging artists, curators, and collectors to cultivate their talents. The art fair creates a platform for education, inquiry and explorationand targets a cross-section of contemporary artists, arts administrators, and collectors to investigate what is happening in contemporary art today. .
The art fair also recognizes artists whose work has not been fully recognized on a national level, and provides the opportunity for collectors to discover and purchase their works.
Stay tuned for more details.
Young Arts Patrons is thrilled to announce Open Call for Proposals for the 3rd Annual Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair. The art fair targets a cross-section of contemporary artists, arts administrators, and collectors to investigate what is happening in contemporary art today.
We invite artists, curators, adminstrators, art writers/critics, and more from across the cultural landscape to present innovative theories, practices, and critical analyses of the arts. In the call for proposals/papers, YCC invites paper presentations, panels, workshops/interactive session, lightening talks, and more that address the contemporary art field, art market (collecting), and ever changing developments. It is our belief that Young Collectors can spark ideas, projects, and practice development through networking with like-minded people.
Call for Proposals closes December 1. Submit Proposal Here.
Join us for Whet Thursday and explore the Museum after hours for free with. Enjoy free admission, food from the El Mero Taco food truck and live music by Brennan Villines Music. Members receive two free drinks when you present your member card at the front desk.
The first of its kind in the state, the Young Collectors Contemporary (YCC) includes an exhibition of some of the regions most prominent emerging artists. The YCC was launched as an innovative approach to connect emerging talent with beginning collectors.
The YCC has an inner forum with event organizers, artists, and curators committed to the advancement of visual arts collections and to shaping the exhibition and its seismographic interpretation of current cultural and social developments.
More information, including hours, directions and how to purchase tickets, will be updated on the Young Arts Patrons page in the coming months.
YAP invites you to their winter toy drive to benefit the children of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Meet some of Memphis's most creative people! in Young Arts Patrons Art Class Series.
Friday, August 14th 8:30AM/ City & State Coffee /Free Pastries Provided
About Brandon Marshall:
Memphis native Brandon Marshall is both a very talented visual artist and B-boy. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis (BFA in Fine Art with a concentration in Graphic Design) and a 2013 ArtsMemphis ArtsAccelerator grant recipient. Marshall is most well known as the artist behind one of the most photographed murals in the city, the I Love Memphis mural located in Cooper Young. He has since been a leader in the street art movement and has other mural projects that can be found around Memphis. His most recent work was in collaboration with other local street artists including Birdcap Shruggin (aka Micheal Roy)as a part of the Art of Video Games Exhibit at the Brooks Museum. Brandon is a resident of the Orange Mound Community, and his works have focused on the themes of universal human experience and storytelling. #YAP15 Choose901, Commercial Appeal, Memphis Art Project
About Art Class:
Art Class is where Memphians learn. Young Arts Patrons presents a monthly educational program that transforms the Memphis community into one large learning campus by bringing short courses, workshops, lectures, and discussions out of the classroom and into a whole new environment. Art Class is led by not your average teacher on not your average subject matter and includes some of the most influential people in the arts community including artists, curators, musician, authors, scholars and other creatives. And this isn't just a class: A portion of Art Class donations and class fees are paid to the teacher (host speaker) or requested organization to allow them to continue creating in the Memphis community. #YAPARTCLASS