Shainberg Art Gallery
Upcoming Art Exhibits:
Beylerian CollectionTapestries of the Silk Road and Drawings of Karl Aegerter (1888-1969)
December 5- January 9
Opening Reception Thursday December 5th 7:00-9:00pm
During his travels over the past two decades, Dany Beylerian, a Memphian, has researched, collected, and traded extensively the various textiles of the Silk Road. He plans on opening an art gallery in Memphis in 2014. The silk tapestries that will be on display are from various eras and regions of the Silk Road. They comprise large, finely handwoven textiles of raw silk dyed with natural, organic sources such as pomegranates, cochineal insects, indigo, and madder root. In addition to silk tapestries, there will be the Drawings of Karl Aegerter. Aegerter was a prolific Swiss painter, draftsman, and muralist from the German Expressionist school. Living through both world wars, he documented the plight of refugees, veterans, and mine workers. He also illustrated anti-fascist satires in his works. The works on display will be available for sale and are part of the Amr/Beylerian Collection.
Opening Reception Sunday January 12th 2:00-4:00pm
The mountains of upstate New York provided the initial inspiration for a hobby that would develop into a passion during a 10-day trip to Israel in 2000. Over the years, Jacob turned his passion into a thriving wedding photography studio that afforded him the opportunity to travel to various countries. In 2012, he packed everything he needed into a backpack and set out on a four and a half month journey through eight countries; including Italy, Turkey, Croatia, and Greece. The show will feature images from his travels around the world for sale in limited edition canvases and art prints. Jake is also a group fitness instructor here at the MJCC.
Germantown Arts League
Opening Reception Thursday February 6th 5:30-7:30pm
The Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL) is a nonprofit organization of visual artists and associates supporting the work of its member artists. The League’s purpose is to aid its member artists in their professional growth and in the development of their artistic skills by providing exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and other continuing education opportunities. In addition, the League works to enrich the community by presenting original fine art in public exhibits, participating in other community art activities and supporting art education in the schools. Organized on August 16, 1976, as the Germantown Art League, the group was chartered on June 22, 1977, as a nonprofit Tennessee corporation. In May 1988, the organization’s name was changed to Memphis/Germantown Art League in recognition of the wider geographical distribution of its members. Today the organization includes substantial membership from locations throughout the mid-south area and surrounding states. The League depends on all its members as volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and committees and to assist in the work of the organization.