Art Village Gallery invites you to join its MLK50 exhibition dinner and diaglogue event on Tuesday, April 3.
Guests will enjoy a private tour of the gallery's MLK50 themed art exhibition titled "Beyond the Balcony" showcasing the work of seven local, national and international artists who have created work complementing the MLK50 city-wide theme. Later break bread with a diverse group of attendees over a catered four-course dinner with wine, while being led through meaningful dialogue curated and facilitated by local diveristy and inclusion expert, that aims to answer the question of Memphis's city-wide theme, Where Do We Go From Here?
Presenting Sponsor Sedgwick Claims Management Services and supporting sponsor The Marston Group, PLC.
Beyond the Balcony, is a tribute exhibition in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration.
Opening Friday, March 30 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm the exhibition will feature artwork by eight local, national and international artists focusing on a deeply powerful theme of ascending above and beyond the past ("Beyond the Balcony" - Where do we go from here?").
Participating artists: Nonye Ikegwuoha | Sydney James | Keerem Jones | Jin Powell | Robert Pruitt | Rashaun Rucker | Tylonn Sawyer | Ephraim Urevbu
Sponsored by Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. and supporting sponsor, The Marston Group, PLC.
Acclaimed Memphis based, Nigerian-born artist Ephraim Urévbu, honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special tribute unveiling at Art Village Gallery, 410 S Main Street, on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Art Village Gallery, in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration, will host the unveiling reception of Urévbu's original painting, titled E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One). “Bringing people together is part of why Dr. King came to Memphis and sacrificed his life," said Urevbu.
"In a visual way, I tried to capture the meaning 'out of many, one'. The vibrant array of colors is a depiction of the diversity of nationalities of all who live here and the different cultures and religions that make up what America is today. If we celebrate that, focus on what makes us strong, then we rise as a nation. Then we fulfill Dr. King’s dream." The artist goes on to say, citing Dr. King's vision as his inspiration.
In celebration of Black History Month, the fifth edition of the art exhibition, Out of Africa returns to Art Village Gallery and the South Main Arts District bringing contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora to the forefront. The international exhibition features contemporary artwork created by four emerging artists, including Nigerian-born artists, Adewale Adenle and Norbert Okpu, and international rising stars, Houston-based Robert Pruitt and Trinidadian-born, Los Angeles based Miles Regis. The exhibition will be a destination for new and established collectors, art patrons and cultural tastemakers.