Art Opening Reception: “Living Portrait” Project, Artists: Kelly Day and Miranda GriffinAugust 2, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
First Fridays Art Opening Reception
Artist Talk at 7:00 PM
Door Prize Drawing follows Artist Talk
KELLY DAY, PHOTOGRAPHER
Kelly Day is a Tennessee native who grew up in the small town of McMinnville, TN. She came to Memphis in the 90’s to dance for Cheri Ganong on the 7 time national champion dance team the Memphis State Pom Pon Squad.
Kelly grew up as the one who always fixed everyone’s hair and makeup and always had a camera. She has been a creative her whole life too, helping her mom create items for craft fairs, making furniture, painting, dancing, and choreographing. In college she studied Interior Design and has a degree in Home Furnishing Merchandising. Color, space, movement, texture and angles have always been a part of her life. Kelly specializes in portraiture for Tweens to boost confidence and self esteem and High School Seniors creating Senior Films so they always remember the best days of their lives and can share it with their children, grandchildren and many generations after that. A legacy builder and memory maker are how she describes her super powers.
MIRANDA GRIFFIN, MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Being raised in Memphis, home of blue suede shoes, southern fried chicken, music and the Mighty Mississippi, Miranda has always been influenced by the simple things that surround her. Add a touch of her parents roots of “small town girl” and a “true grit farmer,” she will inspire you with her eclectic charm, energy and creativity! Her mission is to encourage, uplift and inspire others, especially through her art.
Always having a desire for art, Miranda’s earliest recollection of drawing is of her chalkboard scenes she drew for her kindergarten classmates. Growing up, she was always creating alongside her mother and both grandmothers, making dolls, sewing costumes, drawing, painting and crafting.
Over the course of her life, Miranda has taken numerous art classes, ranging from pottery, to printmaking, to metals, and weaving. She also studied photography at the prestigious Memphis College of Art.
After College, Miranda freelanced her talents—including photography, painting windows and signs, logo design work and printing. She opened and operates a faux finish and mural business and enjoys commission work and collaborations with other local artists.