The Dixon is pleased to present new outdoor sculpture by Memphis artist, Iris Harkavy.
After 14 years as a social worker, Iris decided during the 1980’s to attend the Memphis College of Art, from which she received a degree in art. Her three-dimensional work is always bright and cheerful, and influenced by her career in social work, always tells a human story focusing on the family. She incorporates color and whimsy into her work and uses humor to deal with serious issues. Iris has recently developed new media which allows her to install sculpture outdoors in the elements. Visit the Cutting Garden, Woodland Garden, and South Lawn to see her work which is always a favorite of children and the young at heart.