Category: Insights

Insights: Martiza Dávila

Enjoy an inside look at some of the work in  Maritza Dávila: Journey .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, September 26, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Katie Kizer

Katie Kizer is the Collections and Exhibitions Assistant at the Dixon. Hired in July 2017, her role at the Dixon is split primarily between two important responsibilities: assisting Registrar Kristen Kimberling with maintaining up-to-date digital records in our collections management database, and assisting Curator Julie Pierotti with research and content creation for upcoming exhibitions. During a typical week at the Dixon, Katie begins most days by mailing Dixon catalogues that have sold... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Brittney Boyd Bullock

Memphian Brittney Boyd Bullock is a visual artist, textile designer, and leather smith. Her bold, declarative work is informed by her interest in social change and community engagement. In addition to her own dedicated studio practice, Bullock’s passion is finding creative and artistic solutions to social problems in underserved communities. She serves as the Director of Youth Programs for the Memphis Music Initiative , where she works to build relationships with young people and foster... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, July 3, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Mary Jo Karimnia

Meet Memphis 2020 artist Mary Jo Karimnia. Karimnia is an artist, arts administrator, curator, and arts activist. She currently works as the Residency Manager for Crosstown Arts and is passionate about community arts advocacy.  Combining feminine imagery and traditionally feminine methods, her mixed media creations are formed from diverse materials such as paper, fabrics, and beads.   Incorporating imagery from her own photographs, Karimnia’s figurative... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, June 12, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Paula Kovarik

Meet  Memphis 2020  artist Paula Kovarik. Paula received her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She credits her mother with introducing her to quilting, which she began practicing in 2005. Informed by current events, science, history, and various other interests, Kovarik borrows from her sensibilities as a designer to create meaning through stitched compositions. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, May 1, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Corkey Sinks

Corkey Sinks is an artist and designer, and she has been working at the Dixon since 2015. As Graphic Designer, Corkey works on all types of materials for exhibitions and events, the quarterly newsletter, printed materials about Dixon programs, and more. Her favorite projects are exhibition catalogs (Corkey loves books). Corkey runs a small press called Walls Divide Press through which she collaborates with artists and writers on small-scale publications. She was a guest curator of the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Member Spotlight: The Ullman-Pai Family

In our new Member Spotlight, we will be featuring member households that support and engage with the Dixon through diverse means. Up first, meet the Ullman-Pai family! Dedicated Dixon members since 2009, the Ullman-Pai family loves Family Days, art classes with Mr. JT, and being outdoors in the Dixon gardens. Read more about the Ullman-Pais below. What are you most looking forward to doing at the Dixon once we reopen? Eve (age 13) and Lucy (age 11) can't wait to start up their... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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The Process, A Letter from Director Kevin Sharp

Out of the swirling mists of infinite possibility, the Dixon strives for a program that is a unified whole. We take sometimes disparate elements and bang them against one another like chalkboard erasers (are there still chalkboard erasers?) until the dust falls away and hopefully an internal coherence is revealed. For the program that starts in late January 2020, we began with an exhibition, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman , which comes to us from the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Insights: Chef Phillip Dewayne

Please join the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in welcoming the new chef and owner of Park+Cherry, Chef Phillip Dewayne. "Insights" is a video series directed by Matteo Servente that gives viewers an behind the scenes look at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Cover photo courtesy of Edilbe Memphis     Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Insights: Annabelle Meacham

The first in a series of videos capturing Mallory/Wurtzburger artists, sharing their unique stories, 'Insights' will bring viewers into artists' studios, giving a behind the scenes look into the art making process.    Annabelle Meacham MALLORY/WURTZBURGER ‘The Stories We Could Tell’ January 17th through April 7th. Opening Reception with Annabelle Meacham Thursday, January 17, 6:00-8:00pm Free admission | Cash bar Munch and Learn: Artist... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Sunday, January 13, 2019
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