Local designer to create 2016 festival poster
Jun08

Local designer to create 2016 festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper-Young Festival is pleased to announce that Jenean Morrison has been named the poster artist for the 2016 edition of the event. Morrison is an artist and surface/textile designer based in Midtown Memphis, with a colorful studio in the heart of Cooper-Young. Her popular coloring books for adults have reached the Amazon bestseller lists in both the U.S. and Italy and have been published in France, Japan,...

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Cash-ing In: Cooper-Young tunes up to honor Johnny Cash
Nov10

Cash-ing In: Cooper-Young tunes up to honor Johnny Cash

By Mike McCarthy and Chip Armstrong In December 1954, Johnny Cash, Marshall Grant, and Luther Perkins stepped into the Galloway United Methodist Church on the corner of Cooper and Walker in the historic Cooper-Young neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, to play their first paid performance together for a women’s church function. And the rest, they say, is music history. That’s right. Our own Cooper-Young neighborhood helped launch the...

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The Baptism of the Man In Black:  More than 60 years ago, Johnny Cash played his first show in Cooper-Young
Nov10

The Baptism of the Man In Black: More than 60 years ago, Johnny Cash played his first show in Cooper-Young

Though he would go on to have a profound influence on rock-and-roll and country before passing away in 2003, Johnny Cash considered himself first and foremost a gospel singer. That was how he first pitched himself — unsuccessfully — to Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips. So it was fitting that, no matter how far away from his gospel roots his music may have ultimately taken him, it was in a church that Cash played his first gig, a...

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Young artists to be honored at show, reception

The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children, will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5th. This year’s theme is “Memphis Music!” The show and reception are hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust and will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave. This contest is open to all school age students in grades 1 through 12 in the Memphis and...

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Bounty of art exhibits at MCA, Kroc Center
Oct22

Bounty of art exhibits at MCA, Kroc Center

The Memphis College of Art hosts three art shows in October, including one at its downtown graduate school campus, which the school recently announced it will be leaving. On view Oct. 9th-Nov. 14th in the Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, “Symbiotic Tendencies” is an exhibition of sculptural collage works by MCA graduate Nikkila Carroll. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 9th from 6–8 p.m. The...

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Artist contest date announced, submissions sought

By Tamara Cook The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children, Thursday, November 5th, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Memphis Music!” The show and reception hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust will be held at Peabody Elementary at 2086 Young Avenue. This contest is open to all school age students in grades 1 through 12 in the...

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