On July 1 L Ross Gallery welcomed new Gallery Assistant, Lacie Glover. Lacie received her Masters in Art History from the University of Memphis in 2013 and brings a wide range of experience and talent to the gallery. Most recently she has been an adjunct instructor at University of Tennessee at Martin and while in school interned at the Ornamental Iron Museum and National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
Another of Jeanne Seagle’s amazing drawings has been selected for the prestigious Delta Exhibition! This 56th annual exhibition, showcasing the dynamic vision of the Mississippi Delta region, runs through September 28 at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. Check our June post for two of Jeanne’s drawings that were juried into Art of the South 2014.
Jeanne Seagle Winter Trees
Gallery Director Nan Cook has accepted a wonderful position as Coordinator of Galleries, Exhibitions and Lectures at Memphis College of Art. The gallery artists and I will miss Nan a great deal but are so proud of her new challenge. She promises to come back for openings!
Nan Cook at our recent Sun Studio party
Gallery artist Chuck Johnson has been honored as the 2014 River Arts Fest poster artist. Johnson is an adjunct professor of art at the University of Memphis where he teaches drawing and watercolor. The poster is available for purchase at L Ross Gallery.
Gallery artist Jeanne Seagle’s stunning graphite drawings have been juried into the Number Magazine exhibition Art of the South 2014. Juried by Alice Gray Stites, Vice President and Museum Director of 21c Museum Hotels, the exhibition is at Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis, opening June 27 and continuing through August 8.
Fishcamp Road 18″ x 49″
The Guy Wire 22″ x 49″
Gallery artist Lisa Jennings will be in Memphis February 15 – 17 for two exciting events.
Trained as an expressive arts teacher in Nashville, Lisa will conduct a painted journal workshop sponsored by Artists’ Link of Memphis Saturday, Feb 15, 9:30- 4 pm.
Monday, Feb 17 Lisa will share her experiences in the outback in northern Australia and the effect this powerful land has had on her painting and sculpture. Please contact the gallery for additional details.
Gallery sculptor, Linda Cares, has just released Gorgon of Clay: A Dialog with Intuition which can be found through Kindle. Having lived in both the US and Asia, the artist creates works in clay with both classical and eastern influences. One of her archetypal pieces is in the collection of the Shigaraki Sculpture Park, Shigaraki, Japan.
Linda Cares Red Horse 3″ x 2″ x 4″
Jeri Ledbetter’s September exhibition Ricordando at L Ross Gallery was chosen one of the ten best 2013 art exhibitions in Memphis by Fredric Koeppel, art critic for the Memphis Commercial Appeal!
A BFA graduate of Memphis College of Art, Ledbetter has recently joined a gallery in Vail, CO. You can view a video of the artist at work in her studio on the artist’s gallery webpage.
Salto 48″ x 48″ oil/mm/panel
L Ross Gallery Thanksgiving Hours:
Wednesday, November 27: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, November 30: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thanks and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
L Ross Gallery Director Nan Cook also serves as the 2013 Managing Director of the Art Of Science!
Art of Science pairs local artists with research scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Working together, they create art works based on the research that is saving children’s lives every day at St. Jude. Through this artistic lens, people across our community can glimpse and connect with the rarely seen scientific miracles that occur everyday within the walls of St. Jude.
Opening Friday, September 27 with a reception 6-9 pm at MCA’s Hyde Gallery, 477 South Main, visitors will have an opportunity to talk with the scientists and artists whose works are featured.
Melissa Dunn has been recently selected to serve on the ArtsMemphis Artist Advisory Panel.
This new panel has developed an individual artist grant program which will award five $3,000 grants this year! The deadline is soon and open to artists who live in Shelby County. The link to this wonderful new program is ArtsAccelerator,
Melissa also volunteers in the after school art program at Carpenter Art Garden in the Binghampton neighborhood. http://www.carpenterartgarden.com/Melissa Dunn Last Weekend in April 36 x 48
L Ross Gallery artist Jeri Ledbetter’s painting is featured on the July cover of the Memphis online magazine Click, a part of an article on the home of Memphis interior designer Rachel Gray! Click can be viewed at myclickmagazine.com.
Ledbetter will have a one person exhibition in September at L Ross.