Memphis urban sketchers

Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries

First Saturdays: Memphis Urban Sketchers

Apr 14, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019

Memphis Urban Sketchers is the Mid-South chapter of an international network of artists whose drawings reflect the cities in which they live and travel. Working in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolor, pen, and colored pencil, the more than twenty artists featured in First Saturdays capture honest observations of everyday life. When showcased together, their works document a particular time and place in Memphis history and create a shared narrative that speaks to the collective experience of the group, and Memphians alike. 2019 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the city of Memphis in 1819. Coinciding with Memphis in May International Festival's salute to Memphis, the Dixon joins various Memphis institutions in celebrating this historic moment through First Saturdays, which offers a creative interpretation of the places and landmarks that make our city unique.

Artists participating: Elizabeth Alley (guest curator), Mary Baddour, Phyllis Boger, Linda Boswell, Eric Clausen, Jeff Craig, Alison England, Carl Fox, Glenn Fuqua, Sandra Hill, Christina Huntington, Martha Kelly, Vicki Less, Nancy Mardis, Gabriela Martinez, Mary Ann May, Janis McCarty, Tom Pellett, Richard Reed, Mary K. VanGieson, Julie Wiklund, and Mark Williams

Sponsored by: Suzanne and Neely Mallory | The Estate of Mary and Charles Wurtzburger