Agreement moves Cash statue step closer

A statue commemorating Cooper-Young as the site of rock and country performer Johnny Cash’s first professional engagement is another step closer to fruition. Legacy Memphis Inc., the 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to erecting statues and monuments honoring Memphis’ musical and cultural icons, has announced a contractual agreement with artist Mike McCarthy and the Lugar Bronze Foundry to create a statue of Cash. The intended site of...

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CY festival announces new music partnership

By Joshua Bursi As it prepares to mark a milestone anniversary, Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival has announced it is teaming with one of the city’s most venerated public institution to this year’s event. The Cooper-Young Festival, like the neighborhood it calls home, draws a diverse crowd every year. A new partnership with The University of Memphis to host one of the stages at this year’s festival expands their reach to...

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Project: Motion kicks off anniversary season at CY gallery

Project: Motion Modern Dance Collective celebrates its 30th anniversary season in July with STIR!, a season kickoff performance at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young July 8th-9th. The one-of-a-kind performance will reflect upon past works and set sights upon the creation of new ones. Founded in Memphis in 1987 by Judith Wombwell and Ann Halligan, Project: Motion is a not-for-profit modern dance collective devoted to the creation...

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Artists sought for radio fest poster

Memphis radio station Rock 103 is having a poster contest to celebrate 30 years of music at the Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival. Rock 103 and State Farm Insurance Agent Steve Womack will award a $500 Visa gift card to the winner of the contest. Deadline for all entries is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 17. The winner will be announced at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 21. The winning poster will be printed and given out leading up...

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Artists sought for annual fest exhibit

Cooper-Young Business Association is looking for 30 artists who either live or work in the neighborhood to participate in this year’s Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational. The invitational will be held at CoWork Memphis located at 902 South Cooper Street on Thursday, September 14, from 6-9 p.m. This event kicks off the three-day festival weekend. Interested artists should email CYBA Executive Director Tamara Cook at...

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Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster
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Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper Young Festival is pleased to announce that Rahn Marion has been named the official poster artist for 30th Cooper Young Festival. Marion is a native Memphian and graduated from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He majored in painting with a concentration in film. Since 2012, while in Maryland, his work has been shown at MICA’s Main Gallery and Lazarus Building as well as...

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