The evening’s schedule:
6-9 pm Entertainment: Groove to the tunes of the Lynn Drury Band. Lynn Drury’s was the last record (“All You Need”) to be recorded at Delta Recording Studios in Clarksdale, MS before they had to tear it all down and move, with Jimbo Mathus(Squirrel Nut Zippers) engineering, producing and also playing guitar, Wurlitzer, dobro, and mandolin. Drury has also recorded with local luminaries Paul Taylor, drums; Justin Showah, bass; Bryan Ledford, accordion and banjo; and New Orleans pedal steel player, Dave Easley. Drury finds her sound at home, laid back and sippin’ on a little go-go juice. Myspace.com/lynndrury
6:30 pm Enjoy a gallery tour of hip exhibition, Pop Enviornment with MCA art history professor Adrian Duran. Duran specializes in Modern and Contemporary Art History. So, he will have all the interesting facts on this exciting period in art. His research interests include Italian painting during the Cold War, Hip Hop culture and politics.
Here are a few highlights from the exhibit:
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Moonscape from the portfolio 11 Pop Artists, vol. 1, 1965
Silkscreen on Rowlux plastic
Joint purchase of the Memphis Park Commission and Brooks Fine Arts Foundation 65.107
American (b.Paris), b. 1930
The Family, 1969
Mixed media: wood, plastic, neon, glass
88″ x 56″ x 65″ (223.5 cm x 142.2 cm x 165.1 cm)
Commissioned for Brooks Memorial Art Gallery through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and matching funds from the Memphis Arts Council, Brooks Fine Arts Foundation, and Brooks Art Gallery League 69.5.
7:00 pm Film: Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up: a hip fashion photographer in 1960s London accidentally shoots a murderer. On it’s release in 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni’s BLOW-UP generated more speculation and controversy than perhaps any other film in motion picture history. A murder mystery played through a narrative of thoughts and set against the world of high-fashion photography, Blow-Up ASTOUNDED people in 1966 and continues to today. Starring Vanessa Redgrave (111 mins).
6-8:30 pm Cash bar featuring Pop-tinis and $5 appetizers available. Full menu served in the Brushmark. For dinner reservations, call 544.6225.
Free for members, $6 for not-yet members
Presented by CB Richard Ellis
Sponsored by FM 100 and Paulsen Printing Company