Creative tea store opens in CY

By Tamara Cook

The Purple Door on Young shares a coveted address between Java Cabana and Loudean’s in the historically hip Cooper-Young neighborhood. A collaboration between Chere Labbe Doiron, MFA, and Sharon Pavelda, MA, The Purple Door celebrates the everyday sacred providing a place to gather, to play, and to practice the creative arts, the art of tea, and the art of being alive.
Chere produces and shows her mixed media work at The Purple Door. As a working artist, interior designer, and teacher, her work is strongly connected to her experiences living in rural southwest Louisiana amidst bayous, levees, and sugarcane fields. Referencing environmental wonder and degradation as well as everyday life, her work is underpinned by strong spiritual tonalities.

As an expressive art performer who celebrates the convergence of creativity and spirituality, Sharon offers sacred play experiences known as the Purple Tea Ceremony and the Mortality Tea Party at The Purple Door.
As experienced instructors, Chere and Sharon host creative art experiences encouraging uninhibited discovery. Using guided collaborative instruction they offer opportunities to create in a fun and open environment. The Purple Door supports the concept that art is the great freedom, that humor is the truth, only quicker, and the threshold to broader self-discovery and community.

The Purple Door is open to making friends, encouraging conversation, and enhancing community through practice of the creative arts and the art of tea. Visit them at 2172 Young Avenue or call 901-652-3885 for more information. The Purple Door is open Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Private appointments can be scheduled.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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