Tour at Two: Sharon Havelka

Memphis artist Sharon Havelka shares her process and inspirations for her three works in the exhibition Memphis 2021, on view through July 11.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Download Backgrounds and Wallpapers: Hydrangeas

Add some color to your desktop, Zoom background, or phone wallpaper with Dixon hydrangeas! To download, click the links below the images.     Download JPEG Download JPEG Download JPEG   Download JPEG Download JPEG Download JPEG Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Plant Profile: Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea paniculata is a species of hydrangea that has regained popularity in modern landscapes. Strikingly beautiful, easy, reliable, and fast-growing, H. paniculata produces gracefully arching branches and pyramidal clusters of white, then pink-tinged to dusty purple blooms. The name “paniculata” comes from the panicle (cone) shaped blooms. Paniculatas can grow very large, with the largest plants growing over ten feet in height and width. Larger ones such as... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Talk at Two: Story in Portraits

Debbie Pacheco, Memphis 2021 artist Debbie Pacheco talks about the lives and narratives of those passing individuals and fleeting moments she has captured on film and communicated through her art. Click here to learn more about Pacheco's work.    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Tour at Two: Allison's Greenhouse Tour

In case you missed virtual Garden Family Day, you can still take a tour of the Dixon greenhouses with Youth Garden Instructors, Allison Hopper! Take a behind-the-scenes look at how greenhouses work and the three special buildings at the Dixon (with a special peak at Allison's own greenhouse in progress!) Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Simple Poetry for a Sunny Day

The great outdoors are a treasure trove of poetry inspiration! Take a minute to go outside create some nature-inspired verses.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 29, 2021
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Tour at Two: Mae Aur

Memphis artist Mae Aur employs bright colors, round contours, and an overall smooth surface when creating her unique wood sculptures. Her skill with woodcarving is evident in the satisfying neatness of each piece of the sculpture and the impeccable way in which they are joined together. These works often combine an interest in historic artistic symbols and traditions from around the world with the Millennial generation’s clever optimism. Though she also works in a variety of other... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Growing Strawberries from Seeds

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Let's learn about how you can take seeds from a strawberry and grow your own fruit at home! Click here to download PDF ¿A quien no le gustan las fresas? ¡Aprende como puedes sacar las semillas de las fresas y cultivar esta fruta en casa! Haga clic aquí para descargar PDF   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, May 21, 2021
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Insights: Brittney Boyd Bullock

Brittney Boyd Bullock: Signs & Wonders On view April 11 – June 20, 2021 MALLORY/WURTZBURGER EXHIBITION Take a look inside Brittney Boyd Bullock's studio space in downtown Memphis, then visit the Dixon to see her new exhibition. Native Memphian Brittney Boyd Bullock is a visual artist, textile designer, and leather smith. Her work is informed by her interest in social change and community engagement. In addition to her own artistic practice, Bullock is interested in... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Tour at Two: Sojourn

Sojourn  is a powerful example of Brittney Boyd Bullock's ability to breathe new life into common materials, creating sculptural works of art that surprise, delight, and invite contemplation. Despite the variety of whimsical trimmings and embellishments used, there is a certain ritualistic repetition to the tonality of the composition. These disparate materials all absorb and reflect light in different ways, creating alternating areas of brightness and shadow. Bullock carefully... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Happy Mother's Day to Dixon Moms

Happy Mother's Day from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens! We have so many wonderful mothers as part of the Dixon staff, and we wanted to highlight just a few of them here. We would also like to say that although we have moms and their children featured here, we know that motherhood works in a number of ways. So to all of our dog and cat moms, mothers that have lost a child, and individuals who show up for their nieces, nephews, and friends - we see and appreciate you too.  So many... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, May 9, 2021
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Special Edition: Mother's Day Coupon Books

Correspondent Karen(s) and VERY SPECIAL Correspondent Karen's mom explore fun ways to celebrate our mothers and share a simple gift that keeps on giving. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 8, 2021
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