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Keith King

Keith“I left Memphis 25 years ago, and this is the first time I’ve been back. Me and Memphis wasn’t seeing eye to eye back then. That was before I got saved. Went to Florida after Memphis. I’ve managed gospel bands and had my own home improvement business, but I’m a Baptist minister now. That’s my passion.”

Ivy Joe

trumpet_edited-1“I attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, but I went to high school here in Memphis, at Manassas. Played in a jazz ensemble. That’s where I started off. They say if you can’t play the blues, you’ll never be able to play jazz.”

Sonny

IMGP9819“I play the blues. I taught myself, but some of my mentors were Albert King, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King. Yeah, I played with all of ‘em.” (Guitarist in band at King’s Palace Club on Beale Street – Memphis, TN)

Trolley Night in the South Main Art District is always a treat!  Tonight was especially so, as Phil and I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Howle and Sue Layman, two Memphis-based artists with very different bodies of work.

HEATHER HOWLE

Much like Vincent Van Gogh, Heather relies on deep brush strokes and a vivid sense of color to interest and alter the viewer’s perspective. Using the Impressionistic principles of the 19th century as a true inspiration for her art, Heather hopes to connect to the viewer in a fresh, original way. — from Heather Howle’s website

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SUE LAYMAN

As a self-taught synergistic artist and owner of Sue Layman Designs, Sue Layman Lightman has a passion for contemporary art. Her passion is reflected through her work as oil and canvas coalesce with vivid colors and bold shapes placed in arrangements that create unique dimensions. — from Sue Layman’s website

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Trolley Night is the last Friday night of every month.  Come on out and enjoy the art and music of Memphis!

Matthew

Matthew1“I’m from here, but I spent eleven years in New Orleans. Got a son there. You may see me around sometimes. I make necklaces with colored rope and shells and glass beads.”

Linda

Linda“My baby going into the Army. He can’t wait to get into the training. He in the eleventh grade now.”

Will

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“Name’s Will.  Have you got a blessing for me?”

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