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Talk at Two: Piece of Cake by Greely Myatt

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Plant Profile: Common Sunflower, Helianthus annuus

Each year, the Dixon grows the annual sunflower Helianthus annuus in the Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden. Helianthus comprises a genus of around 70 annual and perennial species. The name Helianthus comes from the Greek helios , or sun, and anthos , or flower, alluding to the flower parts. Native to North and Central America, the sunflower is a member of the aster and daisy family, Asteraceae, and has been used in making flour or processed for oil, medicines, and soap since... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Tour at Two: Justin Bowles

For today’s #tourattwo enjoy a 5-minute mediative look at Memphis 2021  artist Justin Bowels' installation Bedizen Park 84 . Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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"Memphis 2021" Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour of Memphis 2021  with curator Julie Pierotti, hosted by City Current! Memphis 2021  is closing on July 11. #discoverthedixon    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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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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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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