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Lunch with the Arts with Jimpsie Ayres and Jeanne Seagle
April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DeltaARTS invites the community to join us for two special events in conjunction with the opening of What We Saw, an exhibition of artwork by Memphis artists, Jimpsie Ayres and Jeanne Seagle. Lunch with the Artists will be Wednesday, April 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, at the Glenn P. Schoettle Arts Education Center, 301 S. Rhodes, West Memphis. Bring your own sack lunch, meet the artists, and hear all about their work and technique.
Artist Jeanne Seagle grew up in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Colorado, and is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art. She is a drawer, painter, designer, and teacher with a lifetime career in the arts, and is a longtime resident of Midtown Memphis. When asked about her art she states that, “drawing with a charcoal pencil is the most direct means of expression for me to show my fascination with the often bleak landscape of the Mississippi River Delta. As a child, I visited my parents’ home state of Colorado every summer. The differences of the two places were overwhelming.”
Jimpsie Ayres is a Memphis native and began her career as a stained glass artist and muralist while living in California and Florida. She resides in Memphis once again, and says that, “after a lifetime of solitary days spent in the studio (which have a charm all their own), venturing outside to paint the Delta landscape feels like an enchanting luxury. My friends and I roam around scouting places that have the best light, interesting trees and structures, marveling all the while at the endless variety and beauty we encounter every time we go outside to paint.”
This exhibit is made possible with support from the Rockie Smith Endowment for the Arts at ASU Mid-South and will be hanging in the Donald W. Reynolds Center from April 12th to May 17th. Art work will be for sale at the opening, or throughout the exhibition by calling (870) 732-6260.