For Information contact:

Patricia Cooper
Visual Arts Coordinator
patty@gpacweb.com
901-751-7664

The Gallery

The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public during normal business hours and on days of performances.

GPAC celebrates the visual arts by exhibiting a diverse collection of artwork by emerging and professional artists from around the region.


Current Exhibit

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 Dressed in white, members from several Memphis churches took part in a march for peace Sunday.

They called it White Out Sunday, and they filled the streets of downtown Memphis.

Organizers planned to walk rain or shine. Thankfully, when the 2 p.m. start time arrived, the sun shined from the start of the walk at City Hall to the end at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Organizers said they marched to show they are united in taking a stand against crime and violence in Memphis.

Noted for the unity between black and Latino community members.

About 1,000 people participated.

Visual Arts Exhibition: Temporal Narratives

Yasmine Omari, Andrea Morales & Louis "ziggy" Tucker

January 2018

Artist Reception: Friday, January 19 from 5:30-7:30pm
Free and open to the public.

 
 

Temporal Narratives is an exhibition of works from three Memphis-based photographers: Yasmine Omari, Andrea Morales and Louis “Ziggy” Tucker. Each brings their own perspectives and interpretations to the theme while collectively exploring the idea of narratives being intentionally and unintentionally constructed. Yasmine Omari’s photographs show contemplative isolation and longing within the frame of personal memory and place. Andrea Morales brings a photojournalist’s perspective through her engagement with communities while exploring the idea of time as a social construct. Louis Tucker creates abstract narratives using converging lines and the human body depicted within urban spaces and fluid environments.

Yasmine Omari is a Palestinian-American photographer and active arts administrator devoted to serving the community through cultural and fine arts. Omari works at GPAC as the Marketing & Education Outreach Coordinator. She is a Salzburg Global Seminar for Young Cultural Innovators 2017 fellow. Her work is largely influenced by a wide array of filmmakers, artists and writers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujirō Ozu, Béla Tarr, Jan Švankmajer, Gao Xingjian, Sebastião Salgado, Mahmoud Darwish and W. S. Merwin.

Andrea Morales is Peruvian-born (1984), Miami-bred and Memphis-based. After years of existing in spaces heavy with the constructs of socioeconomic binaries, her work moves with the hope of observing the things in between. A decade in community newspapers taught Morales to value both the ceremonial and the mundane while a graduate education in visual storytelling at Ohio University helped her think about giving that life off the printed page. As an independent photographer in the Delta South, she focuses on editorial work through a journalistic and documentary lens.

Louis “Ziggy” Tucker specializes in dance/performing arts and aquatic portrait photography. While based in Memphis, Tennessee he has photographed ballet dancers and aquatic subjects/performers from as far as San Francisco to South Africa. In addition to being one of the staff photographers for Ballet Memphis, he has photographed for Opera Memphis and other touring companies such as MOMIX, Cirque Italia and Les 7 Doigts de la Main.


2017-2018 Season 

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017
Visual Arts Exhibition: The Most Beautiful Color of AllKELLY FISCHER

NOVEMBER 2017
Visual Arts Exhibition: Southern Images
BILL BAILEY
Reception: November 2,  5 - 7pm

DECEMBER 2017
Visual Arts Exhibition: The Path of the Weaver
HANDLOOM WEAVERS

JANUARY 2018
Visual Arts Exhibition: Temporal Narratives
YASMINE OMARI, ZIGGY TUCKER, ANDREA MORALES
Reception: January 19,  5:30 - 7:30pm

FEBRUARY 2018
Visual Arts Exhibition: Music Grows in Carpenter Art Garden
IRIS ORCHESTRA

MARCH 2018
Visual Arts Exhibition: The Weathered South
LACEY WALT & CO.

APRIL 2018
to be announced

MAY  11-12, 2018
GERMANTOWN MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT SHOW

MAY 2018
Visual Arts Exhibition: MGAL 41st Juried Spring Exhibit
MEMPHIS GERMANTOWN ART LEAGUE