Category: Featured

#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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Tour at Two: Stanislas Lépine

Stanislas Lépine participated in the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, but it was to be the only one. He has often been described as a bit of a loner and enjoyed the solitude of painting in more remote locations. Either in the late 1870s or early 1880s (he rarely dated his work), Lépine ventured to La Grande Jatte, an island in the Seine northwest of Paris, to paint its relatively rustic views. In the nineteenth century, it was an easily accessible retreat for... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, July 5, 2020
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4th of July Double Feature: Two Ways to Make Firework Art!

Happy 4th of July everyone. This is an important year to reflect on what it means to be an American! Here are some great ideas that can get you and your kiddos making and talking! Feliz el 4 de julio a todos. Este es un año importante para reflexionar sobre lo que significa ser estadounidense ¡Aquí hay algunas ideas geniales que pueden ayudar a que usted y sus hijos hablen al respecto mientras hacen una activad!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, July 4, 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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The Rainbow Wishing Star

Learn a simple and fun project that will help your child articulate their dreams and aspirations. Download full activity .  Aprende un proyecto simple y divertido que ayudará a tu hijo/a a articular sus sueños y aspiraciones. Descargar actividad completa .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Art Activity: Finish That

Finish that artwork! Use your imagination to finish the drawing below. Print the drawing and add to it or create your own version. Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or #discoverthedixon. Today's "Finish That" is inspired by artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot.  !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o crea tu propia versión. Comparte to creación con nosotros... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Exhibition Preview: Made in Dixon / Hecho en Dixon

July 19 – December 20, 2020 Tommy and Liz Farnsworth Education Building, Interactive Gallery Artist Recognition during More than Words Family Day Saturday November 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm   Every year the Dixon offers art and horticulture programs for thousands of visitors and people in the community. In this exhibition, you will see artwork from participants of all ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and interests. These amazing artists bring the Dixon alive with... Read More
Posted by Corkey Sinks at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Tour at Two: Henri-Joseph Harpignies

In 1878, Henri-Joseph Harpignies purchased a home just outside of Saint-Privé, a small town on the Loing River about ninety miles southeast of Paris. The Village most likely represents that town. Harpignies painted the subject on a small, portable canvas, a practicality common to artists who enjoyed working en plein air. The flat planes of color, especially prominent in the surface of the water, the rolling distant hills, and the broad strokes of the large trees, are possible... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Using Clay to Relieve Anxiety

Learn to make three different types of playdough as well as a mindfulness activity to go along with each one. Cloud Clay 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup lotion Moon Sand 2 cups flour 1/4 cup oil Salt Dough  1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 3/4 cup water Aprende a hacer tres tipos diferentes de plastilina, así como una actividad de atención plena para acompañar a cada uno. Nube de Arcilla 1/2... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Justin Bowles

Meet  Memphis 2020  artist Justin Bowles. Bowles has been creating works in paper for nearly a decade. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Kansas before relocating to Memphis in 2012 to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree from Memphis College of Art. Her work is inspired by memories, both recent and distant. Time spent crafting with her grandmother, her childhood days playing in the woods of northwest Arkansas, as well as her travels... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, June 26, 2020
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Nature Activity: Pressed Flowers

Pressing flowers reveals a whole new world of craft possibilites. Learn how to build your own flower press right from your recycle bin. download activity   Presionar flores revela un nuevo mundo de posibilidades artesanales. Aprende a construir tu propia prensa de flores directamente desde tu papelera de reciclaje. actividad de descarga  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Dixon Collection Bingo!

   Use paintings from the Dixon's permanent collection above to spot the objects below. Once you find five in a row, you win! For an added challenge, try to find all the objects! Download Bingo Card Usando pinturas de la colección permanente del Dixon encuentra los objetos a continuación. ¡Una vez que hayas encontrado cinco seguidos, ganas! ¡Para un desafío adicional, trata de encontrar todos los objetos! Descargar Bingo... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 22, 2020
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