Memphis is a city that exudes creativity and stands for artistic excellence. Present Tense: New Art from Memphis runs at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from February 3 through April 14, 2013, and captures the energy and diversity of the city's contemporary art scene from 2001 to the present. Featuring 100 works from more than sixty Memphis-area artists, 'Present Tense' reveals the spark of creativity that makes our city such a vibrant and fascinating place to visit and to live. Guest curator John Weeden has selected outstanding works that inform, provoke, and excite the imagination of the city that inspired them. Read the Curator's Essay.
As a companion show, Weeden has chosen, and the Dixon will exhibit, an amazing group of works by talented local high school students. This exhibition of artists in progress demonstrates how dedicated educators in Memphis are working hard to cultivate the next generation of creative people for our city.
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