Culture Corner: What’s Cool in the Mid-South

Culture Corner: What’s Cool in the Mid-South

Plenty of interesting goings- on for the eye and mind Mark your calendars and get ready to explore some very interesting exhibits, shows and programs going on in the area.

“Origami in the Garden”

Now through March 24 and the Memphis Botanic Garden. See this exhibition of 24 museum-quality outdoor sculptures depicting origamiinspired works crafted by artists Kevin Box, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G.

LaFosse, and Robert Lang.

Memphis Botanic Garden is located at 750 Cherry, in Memphis. For more information, visit www.memphisbotanicgarden. com.

“The Uninvited Pigment”

The East Arkansas Community College Gallery in Forrest City presents The Uninvited Pigment – Chris Archer Remix, an exhibition by contemporary folk artist Chris Archer of Marion, Arkansas. The exhibit will run through Friday, February 1st.

A native Arkansas, artist Chris Archer is proud of her southern roots, and acquired a unique sense of humor from her family, who loved laughter and simple pleasures.

Archer’s sense of humor is evident in her artwork, which features whimsical, abstract, and creative twists.

Throughout her artistry, Chris has managed to create her own style and form of contemporary modern techniques, coupled with her use of vivid color.

Archer’s work has been displayed and featured in numerous art venues, festivals, and shows throughout the Memphis and Arkansas Mid-South areas including Palladio and Market Central in Memphis, Delta Visual Art Show in Newport, Askew, Nixon, Ferguson Architects in Memphis, Delta Arts “Art on the Levee” at Waverly Plantation in Crittenden County, Bingham & Broad in Memphis, Purdy’s in Newport, Quincy Art and Things in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and many more. In addition, many of her commissioned pieces are included in numerous private collections.

The EACC Gallery is located at 1700 Newcastle Rd., in Forrest City. Daily hours for the Gallery are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Fridays until noon).

There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 870-633-4480 or visit the website at

Young Author Symposium

Do you know a budding author? Join DeltaARTS and professional actress, director, playwright and teacher, Jenny Odle Madden in an exploration of narrative writing.

Students will discover how to transform a narrative piece from PAGE to STAGE.

Registration is open to sixth grade language arts students and language arts teachers.

The deadline to register is January 28, 2019.

By the Evening Times News Staff