Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30-7:30pm
In the gallery November 1–29
Please join us for this very special curated exhibition featuring the work of many local artists. The participating artists have created exceptional pieces inspired by the poem, “Jigsaw” by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner:
Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
For some there are more pieces.
For others the puzzle is more difficult to assemble.
Some seem to be born with a nearly completed puzzle.
And so it goes.
Souls go this way and that.
Trying to assemble the myriad parts.
But know this. No one has within themselves
All the pieces to their puzzle.
Everyone carries with them at least one and probably
many pieces to someone else's puzzle.
Sometimes they know it.
Sometimes they don't.
And when you present your piece
to another, whether you know it or not,
whether they know it or not,
you are a messenger from the Most High.
Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-7:30pm
In the gallery December 1–29
Artists’ Link began as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization in 1989. Organized for and by visual artists in the Memphis area, we currently have over 110 members representing approximately 20 mediums. Our mission is to be a resource and support group for artists by providing fellowship and sharing of art information. We also exist to provide a way for artists to link to the community. We hold monthly program/meetings which are open to the public. Our activities include field trips, critiques by local professionals, and planned art activities in local parks and museums around the Memphis area. Artists’ Link has supported the Brooks Museum League’s National Merit Scholarship Awards and Exhibition in 2014. Since 2011 Artists’ Link has co-sponsored the annual “Incognito” fund-raiser, to support educational programs at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Our members are frequent contributors to worthy causes by donating their time and/or artwork.
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.