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Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 381117 United States
http://www.dixon.org/

Sunrise Yoga Classes February 15, 6:15 am-December 27, 7:15 am

| $5

Wednesdays, 6:15am – 7:15am | Hughes Pavilion | Members free; non-members $5. Start your morning at the Dixon! Certified Personal Trainer and fitness instructor Peggy Reisser leads a rejuvenating weekly yoga class. A reasonable level of fitness is necessary, although modifications will be made for various levels of experience.

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Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images April 6-July 2

| Free - $7

April 6 – July 2, 2017 The experience of scent brings to the forefront one of humankind’s most powerful yet enigmatic senses. Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images will consider the role of scent in the history of art through a collection of 140 scent bottles from the seventeenth through twentieth century from the collection of the Umi-Mori Art Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. The exhibition will also reveal how the sense of smell has been described by painters over…

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Jason Miller: objets de mémoire May 7-July 23

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May 7 – July 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Meet the Artist Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm Free admission In his latest series, “Artifact of a Relationship,” local artist and gallery owner Jason Miller photographs everyday objects that have meaning to him. Through this series of photographs, he recounts his memories of these objects, and how for him they link to the relationships he shares with various people in his life. When photographed up-close, objects as mundane as wrapped candies,…

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Munch an Learn: Perfume: Orchestrated Opulence June 28, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Perfume: Orchestrated Opulence Brian Pera, Filmmaker and fragrance specialist Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. This brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon staff sharing their expertise of a variety of topics.

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Botanical Art in Watercolor Class June 28, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day

| $125 - $150

This watercolor painting class taught is by professional botanical artist Sally Markell and is open to all levels. Markell has simplified the color blending process so that students achieve a rich depth that only the finest paints can produce. In the August session, participants will draw and render a Zinnia suitable for framing and a pumpkin in the September session. Participants may register for one or both series.

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Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5 – 9) June 28, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

| $8

Every Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm For the younger artists, Kaleidoscope Club has a perfect mix of everything the Dixon has to offer. Participants will work on projects meant to spark creativity and critical thinking. Whether it is horticulture, art, or literature, your child will surely exercise their imagination. Members free; $8 non-members. Snack included. Reservations required. Space limited.

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Family Studio July 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s) with no end date

| FREE

Bring the entire family to the Dixon for Family Studio where everyone can create unique works of art, open studio-style. Each month there will be new projects and a large assortment of supplies to produce artwork as a family. Drop-in program. Free.

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Family Studio (all ages) July 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
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Monthly on the same day until December 3, 2017

| Free

First Saturday of the month March 4 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Bring the whole family to Family Studio, where everyone can create unique works of art, open studio-style. The first Saturday of every month there will be family friendly projects and a large assortment of supplies. Drop-in program. Free admission. Sponsored in part by: The Schadt Foundation

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Munch and Learn: Aviation in the First World War July 5, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. is brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. July 5 Aviation in the First World War Stephen Stein, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis

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Saturday Sketch (ages 15+) July 11, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly on the same day until December 10, 2017

| Free

NEW Saturday Sketch (ages 15+) Second Saturday of the month 10:00am – 11:00am Sketch in the gardens or galleries! Join a special guest instructor each month. Bring a pad of paper or a sketchbook. Pencils and colored pencils only please. Free admission.

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Munch and Learn: Objects de memoire July 12, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Munch & Learn Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. This brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. July 12 objets de mémoire Jason Miller, Mallory/Wurtzburger Artist

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‘Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art’ July 16, 8:00 am-September 24, 5:00 pm

| Regular Admission

Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art includes 57 sumptuous paintings, sculptures, furniture, and silver objects produced in the Spanish Caribbean between 1680 and 1820. e works are drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection and exemplify the mastery attained by colonial artists as well as the rich diversity of themes, styles, and materials of Spanish Colonial art.

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Edward Giobbi: An Artist Comes to Memphis July 16, 8:00 am-September 24, 5:00 pm

| regular admission

Edward Giobbi was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1925, and grew up in a poor immigrant neighborhood during the Great Depression. After serving in World War II, he completed his art training in Boston, Provincetown, and nally in New York, at the Art Students League. In 1951, Giobbi moved to Florence for more than three years, where his experience of Italian Renaissance masterpieces—especially the work of Giotto (a name so like Giobbi)—exerted a profound in uence upon him. Returning to…

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Munch and Learn: Happy Birthday Edgar Degas July 19, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Munch & Learn Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. This brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. July 19 Happy Birthday Edgar Degas Kevin Sharp, Linda W. and Herbert Rhea Director, Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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Monthly Botany Talks A Casual Discussion of Plant Families July 20, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

| Free

Third Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00pm Garden Office Participate in group discussions on a particular plant family. Supplemental pages and refreshments provided. Free admission July 20 Mint Family (Lamiaceae) Connie Shepherd Horticulturist, City of Memphis

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Dixon Book Club July 20, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

| free with admission

Dixon Book Club Third Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm Learn about gardens, the arts, Memphis and France through reading ction and non- ction. To request a copy of a book to loan, please email Linley Schmidt at lschmidt@dixon.org Free with regular admission July 20 The Secret of Scent by Luca Turin

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Wine Down: South American Wines July 21, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

| $25 - $40

SOUTH AMERICAN WINES FRIDAY, JULY 21, 6PM – 8PM MEMBERS $25; NON-MEMBERS $40 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DIXON.ORG WINES PROVIDED BY BUSTER’S | TAPAS BY BABALU AND A CATERED AFFAIR

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Abstract Painting Workshop with Hamlett Dobbins July 22, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

| $125 - $140

Saturday, July 22, 10:30am – 2:30pm e workshop will be an introduction to understanding and looking at abstraction in art as well as your own studio practice. We will examine a variety of ways of approaching and incorporating abstraction as a subject matter. Members $125, non-members $140.

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Cooking with Spanish, Italian, and Latin Herbs July 22, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

| $15 - $30

Saturday, July 22, 10:30am – 1:30pm Catmur Horticulture Building Chef Kevin Rains will demonstrate cooking techniques using Spanish, Italian and Latin herbs. Recipes are included. A discussion of harvesting and storing herbs will also be covered. Participants will take home a selection of herb plants. Members $15; non-members $30 All garden workshops are family-friendly and require registration. Call (901) 761-5250 or visit dixon.org to register.

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Artifact of a Relationship: Jason Miller July 23

| Free - $7

May 7 – July 23 Local artist and gallery owner Jason Miller photographs everyday objects that have meaning to him. Through this series of photographs, he recounts his memories of these objects, linking one relationship to the next.

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Munch and Learn: Riverton Terrace Garden July 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Munch & Learn Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. is brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. July 26 Riverton Terrace Garden Tom Pellett, Landcape Designer, Artist

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Munch and Learn: Chocolate! August 2, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Munch & Learn Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. is brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. August 2 Chocolate! Rebecca Dinstuhl, President Dinstuhl’s Fine Candy Company

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Botanical Art in Watercolor Class: Sunflower Series August 2, 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

| $140 - $160

Botanical Art in Watercolor Class is beginner-friendly watercolor painting class is taught by professional botanical artist Sally Markell and is open to all levels. She has simpli ed the color blending process so that students achieve a rich depth that only the nest paints and brush can produce. Participants must register. Limited to 10 participants. All supplies provided. Sunflower Series (4 weeks): Wednesdays, August 2, 16, 23, and 30 (No class August 9) 1:30pm – 4:00pm Hughes Pavilion Members $140;…

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Munch and Learn: Made in America: Roots and Routes of Latin American Music August 9, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

| Free with admission

Munch & Learn Wednesdays, 12:00pm | Free with admission. Members and students with ID free. is brown bag lecture series features local artists, experts, and Dixon sta sharing their expertise of a variety of topics. August 9 Made in America: Roots and Routes of Latin American Music Francisco Lra, University of Memphis

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Art on Tap September 8, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

| $30 - $45

The Dixon’s annual beer tasting festival! Friday, September 8 6:00 – 9:00pm young at art members: free dixon members: $30 non-members: $45 21+ only • ID required

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