VOL. 116 | NO. 115 | Friday, June 14, 2002
In an effort to give fathers a break and bring families together, Salute to Fatherhood will sponsor its fifth annual "Fathers
In an effort to give fathers a break and bring families together, Salute to Fatherhood will sponsor its fifth annual "Fathers Day Out" picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Overton Park. Food and beverages will be provided at no cost. As with previous years, four softball teams will compete for the grand trophy. For information, call 870-1737.
The stick-man lamp sculpture of 16-year-old Latolya Glover is one of many in the upcoming Students Light Work exhibit running June 19-26 at Jay Etkin Gallery, 409 S. Main St. An opening reception for the show, which will feature a compilation of lamp sculptures by high school students participating in the Bridges-Quantum Program, is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 21. All lamps will be for sale, and the artists will be on hand discussing their work. Bridges is an 80-year-old Memphis organization that works to empower young people in the areas of leadership, literacy, diversity and education.
The inaugural Non-Profit Housing Expo, showcasing a variety of affordable new and renovated homes available to first time homebuyers is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Sponsored by the Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, Non-Profit Housing Center, the event will provide the public with opportunities to learn about Community Housing Development organizations, collect information on mortgage loans and meet with financial representatives to discuss pre-qualification criteria. For information, call Christine Gross, 526-6627.
"Brushes," an installation by University of Memphis alumnus Ron Koehler, opens Saturday at the Art Museum at the U of M. The exhibit will feature up to 1,500 paintbrush objects "designed to confront the viewer with a large number of objects, each having a similarity that ties the entire work together." An opening reception for "Brushes" is at AMUM from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight.
In 2000, the National Endowment for the Humanities promised to grant the library $300,000 if the Foundation for the Library raised a total of $900,000 in four years. By 2004, the combined money will create a $1.2 million endowment to build, enhance and maintain the best collection of Memphis music materials in the world. The foundation met the first hurdle, $50,000 by July 2001. The next goal is to raise $200,000 by July 31.