Memphis/Germantown Art League Star Artist
Opening reception March 9, from 5:30-7:30PM
In the gallery March 3-30
A nonprofit organization of visual artists whose 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.
They Came To Memphis: From the Iron Curtain to the Bible Belt: 1979–2015
Opening reception Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm
In the gallery April 2–25
Telling the stories of the Jewish families who came to Memphis from the former Soviet Union and the people who helped in their resettlement, this exhibit features a special program of music and storytelling and guided tours through the exhibition. This exhibit is sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South with a Fedovation grant from the Memphis Jewish Federation in collaboration with Bornblum Jewish Community School, Margolin Hebrew Academy, Memphis Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, Plough Towers, and Temple Israel Archives.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27 from 5:00–7:00pm
In the gallery April 26–May 4
Join us for this exciting show featuring the work of 45 Israeli artists and over 2,000 pieces of handcrafted fine art, Judaica, ceramics, wood, sculpture, glass and jewelry.
The exhibit will take place at the MJCC during the full month of May
The MJCC is again partnering with Memphis in May! We will be hosting an exhibit featuring the work of Saul Balagura which will be on display during the month of May.
Saul Balagura was born in Cali, Colombia. At age seventeen, he had his first solo exhibit. Throughout his life he moved in parallel universes of arts and sciences. The self-taught artist holds an M.D. from Universidad del Valle, a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University and a Neurosurgery degree from Albert Einstein Medical Center. In 1994, he retired from the world of science and opened a studio, first in Tesuque, New Mexico and since 2006 in Houston, Texas. His expressionistic work is a direct result of the interaction of his background with artistic influences from artists as varied as William de Kooning, Eduardo Guayasamin, el Greco, Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States.
If you have questions about the Shainberg Gallery, please contact Marcy Stagner, Program Director for Cultural Arts and Adult Services, at (901) 259-9230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.