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