MCA's Student Alliance presents Dorm of the Dead: A Nightmare on Rembert Street October 21and 22 1960 Poplar Avenue. The haunted house is open Friday, October 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 and Saturday, October 22 from 7:30 to Midnight. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the student alliance. Click here to visit the Haunted Dorm on Facebook.

This Sunday at 4pm CST the Artbutcher webcast will be broadcasting its fourth episode! Artist and professor Dwayne Butcher and MCA Associate Professor
of Art History Adrian R. Duran will read/answer tweets and comments live on the air. Watch:


This weekend is the RiverArts Festival (Oct. 22nd and 23rd). The 2011 festival poster artist is Faculty Emeritus Dolph Smith, who retired from MCA 1995. At the college, he taught painting, drawing in early years, and, in the late 1970s, developed a Hand Papermaking and Book Arts program called “The Flying Vat.” Click here to read more about RiverArts Fest and Dolph in the Daily News. Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host a Dolph Smith Retrospective Friday, November 11.

MCA's Nesin Graduate School and 477store will hold it's regular hours on Saturday from 12-5 pm with additional hours on Sunday from 12-5. Make sure you drop by during RiverArts Fest to view Adrift in the Hyde Gallery and check out MCA's wonderful retail store.


Literacy Mid-south Super Gala
Give Back students Nick Pflug, Robert Burns , Alexa Shaunak, Olivia Logan, RahLeeCoh Ishakarah, Paul Herrera, Emily Miller & Clare Freeman Caldwell transformed the inside of the Literacy Memphis building with scenes from comic movies starring super heros and villains for the Literacy Memphis Super Gala Friday, October 21st.

6 x 6, A Wining and Dining Event
MCA thanks Chloe York, Evan Leggoe and Adrew Edwards who have given their time and creativity to help Mid-south Spay & Neuter continue their important services. 6x6 is Saturday, October 22 at Askew Nixon Ferguson.


President Ron Jones is featured in the current issue of the Memphis Flyer. Pick up a copy or click here to read Andrew Caldwell's Q & A with Ron.

John Hood-Taylor's (BFA '10) exhibition Drunk Doilies, at the P and H is reviewed in today's Commercial Appeal Playbook. Those of you familiar with John and his work should be ecstatic to read the last sentence of the article. Click here to read Fredric Koeppel's review.

Robin Salant (MFA 2003) will light up the Sears Crosstown building Saturday, October 22. Click here to read Tom Baily Jr's story in the Commercial Appeal.


MCA's Visiting Artist Lecture Series is pleased to welcome two photographers next week in Callicott Auditorium.

Lilly McElroy lectures Tuesday, October 25, at 7 pm and Carrie Mae Weems lectures Thursday, October 27 at 6.30 pm. The lectures are free and open to the public.


The Nesin Graduate School will hold it's annual Open House Friday, October 28 from 6–9pm. If you are interested in seeing what MCA's graduate students are working on or have not had an opportunity to walk through the new building, here is your chance! Graduate students will be in their studios and available to discuss their work. It should be a lively night and another opportunity to see Adrift.



A Loss of Attention
October 14–November 6

MCA presents A Loss of Attention in the Main Gallery, Rust Hall.



Paintings from the Photograph
(and vice versa)
October 14–November 6
Michael Lorefice, MFA 2004, Studio Arts

Click here to read Michael's artist statement.

Left: Camera Paintings Asahi, Oil on Linen, 2009 12"x12"


September 17–November 6
Jason Cole, MFA 2009, Studio Arts

The Memphis College of Art Gallery at Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 South Cooper Street. Click here for POTS website. Click here to read more about Jason Cole.

Left: from Buxom, detail



September 18–November 12

Adrift continues on view in the Hyde Gallery, Nesin Graduate School. A Trolley Night reception is Friday, October 28 from 6-9 in conjunction with with a Graduate Program Open House.

Left: Miranda Lichtenstein, Floater


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