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 Bessie Parr

Photographs From Parr's Studio: Images of Collierville 100 Years Ago

March 6 - May 17, 2014

Unlike the majority of small rural southern towns during the early 1900s, Collierville was fortunate to have a professional photography studio in its commercial center. Bessie Dean Parr’s photographs and negatives depict the people of Collierville and the community itself in a positive, even progressive, light. Her work shows that her studio was open to all patrons whom she posed in sympathetic, dignified ways without regard to their race and station. The majority of her surviving work deals with family and friendship. Her photographs of the town square business district illustrate a vibrant market town.


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Community Art Gallery at the Morton Museum - Rebecca Shellabarger

On view through May 3rd, 2014

Rebecca Shellabarger is a painter, born in Memphis TN, on November 27, 1977. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BFA in studio arts in 2008. Rebecca works out of her studio in her home in Arlington, TN. She has exhibited work in Gallery 1688 and was a part of the emerging artist exhibition at the Brooks Museum in Memphis 2008.


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Community Art Gallery at the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre - Carol Hamm

On view through May 3rd, 2014

Carol Hamm gained knowledge and pleasure from art as an adult taking classes in watercolor under Linda Tate and pastel classes from Chantel Barber. Carol is presently concentrating on watercolor and experimenting with many techniques. Her goal is to become a more fluid watercolorist and will be attending an exciting workshop in June under Lian Quan Zhen.


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Community Art Gallery at Town Hall - Keith Stubblefield

On view through May 31st, 2014

Keith Stubblefield started his artistic career after graduating from Memphis State University in 1979.  In 1985, Keith started his own business as a Graphic Designer / Illustrator and continues that work today as owner of Five17 Design. He has done design work for numerous companies around the country, created illustrations for various companies and advertising agencies, book publishers and magazine publications and taught Illustration at the Memphis College Of Art.

Keith Stubblefield began painting portraits in 1999, and continues today as a member of the Portrait Society of America since 2005. He is currently working on a series of portraits of his each of his grandchildren at 5 years of age.


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John W. Green Civil War Library

On view through December 2014

This selection of books on loan from collector John W. Green presents information from primary and secondary sources on the American Civil War.

The Green Reference Collection includes a complete roster of Confederate soldiers, the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, biographies on Generals including Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Robert E. Lee, and numerous important historic documents on major battles, maps, and soldiers.

Take a moment to peruse, research your own family's history, or just brush up on your general knowledge, as our nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.