Things are about to get creepy and spooky on Main Street in downtown Memphis later this month, thanks to a couple MSCA members!
First up is Lin Workman‘s show at the historic (and haunted) Orpheum Theatre. Why is Hernando artist Lin Workman having an art show at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis this month? Well, for one thing- Lin can’t sing or dance!
The other reason is to help raise money for the new Performing Arts and Leadership Center the Orpheum plans to build next door to the theatre. 20% of the proceeds from art sold that week will be directed to the Orpheum’s capital campaign for that project, which hopes to break ground in 2013.
During the run of “The Addams Family” – April 24-29, Lin will have 8-10 pieces of art for sale in the space formerly occupied by the Orpheum’s gift shop. The paintings will be a mixture of his “Scared Silly” cartoons and airbrushed “monsterpiece” portraits and will vary in size and price.
The show will be open during performances and during intermissions. The Orpheum’s doors open one hour before performance times. Lin will be there during the Sunday afternoon performance and will talk with show attendees in the lobby gallery before the show and during intermission.
Lin has been part of the Orpheum’s many charity auctions in the past and is excited and honored for the opportunity to show his work again “where Broadway meets Beale“. Lin is a native Memphian, and was recently transplanted to Hernando, MS- just a few houses down from a cemetery. He is a member of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association and the DeSoto Arts Council, and part of the Haunted Web Of Horrors‘ scare crew. His last day job was designing grave markers, tombstones, and other monuments. He dug it, but still feels weird going into cemeteries after dark.
For ticket information to see “The Addams Family” at The Orpheum you can go to www.orpheum-memphis.com online, stop by or call the Orpheum’s box office at (901) 525-3000, or visit the Orpheum store located in Booksellers At Laurelwood at the corner of Poplar and Perkins.
Next up- Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6 – 9 pm, DaMarco Randle will have a solo show at the Ameriprise Financial building during the Main Street Trolley Night (in the arts district). On display will be new paintings, sculptures, and a fashion show of his design, all associated with the theme of his show.
Nightmares & Daydreams
@ Ameriprise Financial
465 S Main St,Ste 101
Memphis, TN 38103-6433
Besides being a fine arts student majoring in Painting at the Memphis College of Art (MCA), DaMarco has also performed with the “Muley the Mule’s Critter Productions” as the character Roy Duck, and has created a pin-up for MAW Productions‘ “Turra: Bombs and Betrayal” graphic novel, part of the “Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa” graphic novel series. He has also been part of many art shows around town, including shows at MCA, Marshall Arts, and the recent MSCA/DAC “Drawing Inspiration” art show at the Banks Gallery in Hernando, MS.