The 2012 Cooper Young Art Invitational appropriately named “5 x 5 = 25” will be held Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 pmat the David Perry Smith Gallery located at 703 New York Street. The “5 x 5 = 25” art show will feature five pieces from five well-known artists that live in the Cooper Young Historic District in celebration of our 25th anniversary. This free event allows local artists the opportunity at no cost to them to showcase their work in a gallery setting plus all the proceeds from the sale of their art go back to them. This year’s Invitational will feature Jeanne Seagle, landscapes; Colleen Couch-Smith, wall-mounted sculptures; Nick Canterucci, folk art; Tylur French, free-standing sculptures and Karen Bottle-Capps; folk art. The work will remain up during the Festival weekend.
David Perry Smith will be the curator of the show. David has a Masters of Art in History of Art from the Ohio State Universityand has been in the gallery world since graduate school in 1987. David’s gallery is a showcase of a variety of works including sculptures, paintings, photography, paper, glass, craft art and wood pieces.
There will be complimentary wine/beer bars and live music by local singer songwriter, Michael Joyner. The event is free and open to the public, so mark your calendars for September 13. Cooper Young is THE artist community of Memphis, come see our works and enjoy our historically hip little enclave in Midtown. This event is sponsored by Miller Lite. For more information, visit www.cooperyoungfestival.com.