Cooper-Young Art Invitational opens Sept. 12

Art by Arline Jernigan will be on display at the Cooper-Young Art Invitational

The 2013 Cooper-Young Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept, 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the David Perry Smith Gallery located at 703 New York St. The Art Invitational features the work of artists who live and work in the Cooper-Young Historic District. This free event allows artists the opportunity at no cost to them to showcase their work in a gallery setting plus all the proceeds from the sale of their art go back to them. The work will remain up during the Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Art by Billy Moore

David Perry Smith will be the curator of the show.  David has a Masters of Art in History of Art from the Ohio State University and has been in the gallery world since graduate school in 1987.  There will be a variety of works including abstract pieces on wood, folk art, figurative pieces, paintings and glass items. The artists that will be on hand to discuss their work are Arline Jernigan, Billy Moore, Elizabeth Alley, Nicole Phillippe and Susan Younger.

Lurlynn Franklin, the 2013 Festival Poster Artist, will be in attendance for the show.  The original art that was used for this year’s Cooper-Young Festival Poster will be sold at silent auction along with two other accompanying pieces.

There will be complimentary wine/beer bars and live music by local singer songwriter, Kris Acklen. The event is free and open to the public, so mark your calendars for Sept. 12.  Cooper-Young is THE artist community of Memphis, come see our works and enjoy our historically hip little enclave in Midtown.

The Cooper-Young Festival and Art Invitational are presented by Evolve Bank & Trust and are sponsored by Miller Lite, The Commercial Appeal, Yarnell’s Ice Cream, Memphis Grizzlies, Gossett Motorcars, Southland Park Gaming & Racing, CVS, School of Rock, More Than Words, Woodland Tree Service, Atlas Men’s Health, 96X, Hot 107.1, Q107.5, Sports56, Toof Commercial Printing, Methodist Healthcare, ProShow Systems Memphis, Delta Ice Services and Langford Market.

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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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