The Memphis Ten Exhibit
By Barbara Posner
Art works featuring "The Memphis Ten" will open at the St. George's Art Gallery, beginning April 21, 2013 and extending through June 16, 2013. A reception for the artists willbe held on Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. in the church parish hall. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Who are the Memphis Ten? A musical group? No. A Lacrosse team? Guess again. "The Memphis Ten" are a group of ten very talented and diverse women artists, who, through the love of painting, meet every other month to discuss, critique and share their artistic endeavors. How did they begin? Approximately 15 years ago, ten local artists sharing a strong interest in their similar artistic energies, came together as a group and formed "The Memphis Ten". Six of the original members, Peggy Pollard Felsenthal, Nancy Hunter, Barbara Lieberman, Marty McKee, Betty Peyton and Virginia Schoenster continue to be actively involved . Additional new members this year include Betsy Bird, Sharon Grinspan and Ann Hylah Warner. Over the years these artists have attended regular art critiques and workshops leading them to opportunities for the exhibition of their work in local restaurants, businesses and art galleries.