Four Knowledge

by - September 24, 2015

On Saturday, October 3, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm,  an art opening will be held at Trezevant Manor’s Trezevant Terrace Walkway. The work of four painters will be featured --  Jeniffer Church, Stephanie Cosby, Kristin Rambo, and Jada Thompson Stewart – in the space at 3734 Waynoka.

The show entitled Four Knowledge brings together four worldviews, each perceiving nature and interacting with it in beautiful, unexpected ways. The show is an artistic dialog that starts with a simple idea and blossoms into a lush, complex experience.

Each artist has a following and a well-respected body of work.  The mix of artists brings together a dynamism and vitality of work for a cohesive show.  The combination of talents and styles  is exciting to see.

Jada Thompson is a graphic designer & art director by day having worked in ad agencies and in-house marketing divisions.  With a BFA from Williams Carey College and an MFA from the University of Memphis,  she has ample creativity to express through painting as well as party planning.

Kristin  Rambo holds a BFA from Memphis College of Art.  A 2012 graduate, Kristin is an emerging artist off to a strong start after shows at Crosstown and elsewhere. Taking influence from Abstract Expressionism and Modernism, Rambo makes work that is emotive in nature but contemporary in concept. 

Jeniffer Church is a freelance decorative artist. She has participated in two dozen group and solo shows from Memphis to Johannesburg since 1997. Her mother an artist, Jeniffer dabbled with mom’s palettes since earliest memory and has literally

Stephanie Cosby works at the Memphis Botanic Garden and creates art at home with a strong homage to earth and nature.  As a Contemporary Natural History photographer, the main subjects of her work are the ecological systems that sustain our human culture. She is the recipient of a 2014 ArtsAccelerator grant from  ArtsMemphis.

Curated by Ken Hall,  the show will benefit both the Church Health Center and Trezevant Manor with a portion of proceeds from works sold. “Both the Church Health Center and Trezevant Manor regularly hang art shows in our respective facilities.  When we are between shows at the our Wellness Center and the walls are bare, I hear from members and staff alike asking ‘When is the next art show going up?,” said Hall. “While we do not have a formal art therapy program, we understand the healing, therapeutic nature of art. We held one art workshop for our members earlier this year and it was very well received. We may try more of that in future,” he continued.

The show will hang at Trezevant for two months and may be viewed during regular business hours after the opening. For more information on viewing times, contact Laura House at Trezevant Manor at 746-1843.  For more information about the artists, contact Ken Hall at 701-2303.

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