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Luckett/Guinn Artist-in-Residence Mr. Jared Small Brings Vintage Schoolhouse to Life

November 21, 2014

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  By Megan Phillips Memphis artist Mr. Jared Small brushes on a royal blue sky, a stark contrast to his white, one-room schoolhouse – with an owl in the belfry – as he describes its symbolism. “It’s an old schoolhouse, where America’s history of learning began and from which America’s educational system evolved. The schoolhouse […]

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Imagination in 3-D

February 3, 2014

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In Mr. Jim Buchman’s fall 2013 Art 7 class, students created three-dimensional sculptures that express their interests – which included horned animals, fish, birds, monsters, and helmeted figures, among other designs. The process begins when the students design and build a corrugated cardboard form, which they then cover with layers of wire mesh, plaster cloth, […]

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iPad Lab and Apps Boost Interactivity

January 29, 2014

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Although students in Mr. Grant Burke’s Photography class build archaic box cameras and make darkroom prints, Burke also promotes the latest technology, including taking photos with iPhones and utilizing the school learning management system, Haiku. Burke recently took advantage of a new Hyde Library technological offering, what students call the iPad Lab, to give a […]

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Artist-in-Residence Nancy Cheairs Colors Our World

December 18, 2013

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  Memphis artist Mrs. Nancy Cheairs blended paint on her brush – a bit of cerulean blue deep and some cadmium red light – and applied her newly created mulberry shade to figures rushing forward out of an emerald landscape set against a sky blazing in shades of tangerine, pumpkin, amber, and burnt orange. Cheairs, […]

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Burke Scores with NBA Photography Gig

November 1, 2013

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by Andrew Millen ’08 Like many young boys, Mr. Grant Burke grew up shooting hoops in his driveway with dreams of playing professional basketball. “I’m sure deep down I knew I’d never really be in the NBA,” Burke, instructor in Fine Arts, said. “But it’s funny to think that, using the talents I already had, […]

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Fledgling Sculptors

October 31, 2013

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In Mr. Jim Buchman’s spring 2013 Art 7 class, students create three-dimensional sculptures that express their interests.

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Fine Arts Photos

October 31, 2013

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Upper School Sculptors Reveal Creations

October 31, 2013

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2013 MUS Art Contest Winners Illustrate Eclectic Talents

October 31, 2013

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The winners of the 2013 MUS Art Contest reveal an eclectic mix of talents. Jackson Pacheco won first place ($150) for his scratchboard drawing of an owl, and Alex Weaver won second ($100) for his sculpture of a perspective-bending house. Two students received honorable mentions ($50 each): Andrew Renshaw for a nighttime photo of the […]

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Printing Memphis Legends

October 30, 2013

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Students in Mr. Grant Burke’s spring 2013 Printmaking class added images featuring Justin Timberlake and Booker T. Jones to the Memphis Legends Portrait Series. After researching their subjects the students created designs that reflected the artists’ accomplishments and carved the images into 5-inch-square blocks. They placed the carved blocks like puzzle pieces into 20-by-25-inch drawings […]

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