Ghost of a Dream: Art at the 2018 Fall Symposium

Each year at the fall symposium, the SFA collaborates with 21c Museum Hotels to commission art that complements the theme of our study. In 2018, as we explore food and literature, Ghost of A Dream is creating the featured artwork.

A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta

At our 2017 Fall Symposium we continue an art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We are delighted to welcome artist Lina Puerta and her beautiful installation, From Field to Table: Seven Tapestries Honoring Latino Farm Laborers from the American South. The work is currently on display at the Powerhouse … Continued

Meet Memphis Artist Yancy Villa-Calvo

Yancy Villa-Calvo is an artist whose work is exhibited in her community of Memphis. She will be a featured presenter at the SFA’s Memphis Divertissement, scheduled Thursday, October 5.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Wandering around Charlotte, you’ll likely come across colorful, eye-catching murals on public buildings. Some of the most striking of them were painted by artist and activist Rosalia Torres-Weiner.

The Landscape of my Ancestors

“Anytime you look into my work and you see a simple A-frame house with a porch on it, that’s my grandmother’s house. “

Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

Shea Hembrey: An Artist At Work

A new film by Ava Lowrey portrays artist Shea Hembrey, whose mixed media installation The Secret Ingredient is currently on display throughout October at the Powerhouse in Oxford, MS.