ArtWalk Artists Continued
We're excited to welcome the following artists to East Buntyn ArtWalk this year!
Danielle is an oil painting artist who loves to capture the beauty of reality mixed with dreams. She works in a realism style that she uses to paint the things of her imagination. At her ArtWalk gallery, Danielle will display oil on canvas, prints, and small merchandise. Stop by to discover Danielle’s talented artwork!
TAWNY ARMUS / FEMME POTS
Tawny Skye is a local Memphis sculptor and feminist conceptual artist. She created Femme Pots to spread the love of feminism and women through everyday interactions with pottery. Tawny will showcase her work alongside two other amazing artists at this year’s ArtWalk. Tawny will offer her pottery and Georgia O'Keefe inspired paintings. The two other artists will display and sell soap products, abstract paintings, ceramic planters, wooden kitchenware, and wooden stationary, all handmade.
The Director of Peace of Thread Memphis, Renee helps empower refugee women in the Memphis area. “We make one of a kind purses and accessories,” she says. “We are a green company, too. All our materials are repurposed fabric swatches and leathers.” Look for these unique and beautiful creations at Renee’s ArtWalk booth!
The Belltower Artisans are two college students from Memphis who are passionate about making things and investing in the city and culture we live in. Micah Dempsey and Christopher Galbreath developed a love for pottery and handcrafting things in high school at Harding Academy, where they took ceramics for a combined 6 years. Throughout that class, they always joked that when they hit a mid-life crisis they would quit their jobs and open a pottery studio and coffee shop; however, that dream instead came at 19 and 20. They are now the owners of Belltower Coffeehouse, which features a pottery studio, on the Highland Strip! Stop by their ArtWalk gallery to check out their amazing artistic creations.
An architect from Peru, Lenny earned her degree from Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco (National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cusco). As a student, she studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. The Rodriquez family moved to Memphis for medical treatment for their son, Victor. Crafting, at one time a hobby, became Lenny’s full time occupation. She loves to make beautiful jewelry using semi-precious stones and wire wrap, create textile purses and hats, paint miniatures in watercolor with Andean inspiration, and knit colorful finger puppets. You will find these amazing works of art at Lenny’s ArtWalk gallery.
Rick is a self-taught carpenter who has trained with and been mentored by world-class wood turners and carvers. He creates craft and art from wood, bone, and metals. Rick creates items from spoons to intricate wooden vases using woods from all over the world. You can find his work in the Tennessee Museum of Art. At the ArtWalk, he will display and sell hand made pens, spoons, candleholders, vases, boxes and vessels.
Mary earned her BFA in graphic design from the University of Memphis. A former art director in small midtown studio, she moved on to freelance design work, which evolved into scenic and mural painting. Mary has been a member of Artists' Link for several years, serving as Secretary for two years. She exhibits solo at Circuit Theater, Ave Maria, and Morton Museum, and is part of group exhibits through Artists' Link. She works primarily acrylic paintings, sometimes incorporating glass into her work. She will display and sell her paintings, glass mosaics, jewelry, purses, and fashion accessories at this year’s ArtWalk.