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Northeastern Mississippi gallery merges art and poetry

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A new, bold exhibit in Tupelo, Northeastern Mississippi, offers a unique collection of works; art pieces that combine visual presentation with literary prowess, taking the idea of the ‘word art’ to another level.

The ‘Black Blum’ gallery was recently held in Tupelo, MS, at the Reception Hall at the Link Centre. The new exhibit was the brainchild of Asia Rainey, a recent transplant into the region that moved in last year with a passion for both visual media and creative prose and poetry.

Rainey describes ‘Black Blum’ as an intimate presentation of her passions and efforts. The gallery features her works on canvas, wherein instead of pure visual display, the acrylic art pieces are accompanied by spoken words, in a unique union of visual art and spoken word. The gallery is an interactive setting, wherein the words spoken alongside the acrylic art pieces tell the story of the acrylic art pieces.

Rainey detailed the thought process behind the gallery, and how this word art exhibit started; stated that she got the idea from a friend five years ago. She states that she had given up on paintings in the past, until a friend invited her to paint acrylic images on small wooden discs in order to turn them to unique earrings.

It was at that point that she decided to go and explore more complex acrylic art pieces on the earrings, and there decided that she would go back to visual art, and wondered what she could do with an actual canvas.

When she moved onto larger works, she says she realized her art pieces began to relay a story, and that’s where she got the idea for ‘Black Blum’. As it occurred to her that her acrylic pieces were telling a story, she decided to combine the two aspects of her creativity in order to tell a story.

Rainey states that the years of effort that made ‘Black Blum’ possible is special to her, as she says it marks her growth as a person.

The ‘Black Blum’ gallery opened at November 25, 2017, Saturday at the Link Centre’s Reception Hall, and ended the following day.

Knoxville Artist Creates Illustrated Maps For The Local Area

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A local Knoxville artist has recently just made a name for herself with her Illustrated Map work and sales in the city.

An Illustrated Map doesn’t show how to get around, but is more of a visual representation of what happens around an area, and these maps are no different.

According to the artist, Paris Woodhull, these maps of hers have locations on them that only that locals would be informed about. She adds that her maps put emphasis on the more unusual locations across Knoxville, saying that her maps include Downtown or the Knoxville Convention Center, but don’t stop there.

She says that she got the idea from interning at a Jackson Avenue company called the Happy Envelope, after she saw illustrated maps in the wedding invitations that the company handled. The owner suggested she try making some of her own, and, from there, her new business venture and calling started.

She’s made maps of Downtown Knoxville and North Knoxville, as well as the University of Tennessee, which she recently graduated from, as well as Fulton, where she went to high school. Her most recent work is an Illustrated Map of South Knoxville.

Being an illustrated map maker means that Woodhull is an artist, but she also likes to ensure that her maps are community projects. The first step of her  map making process involves using social media to tell people what map she’ll make and getting suggestions from the locals about places they like. Once the maps are drawn, they’re posted on social media again, so that she can have the community check if the maps are lacking any particular missing piece, which are then added with some post-editing Photoshop.

As with most illustrated maps, the layout isn’t comprehensive; not all landmarks and businesses in the area can be included.

Woodhull has revealed that she is working on a map that she calls ‘37919’, which will include Bearden and Sequoyah Hills, which she will soon post on social media. She has expressed her intentions of drawing a map of East Knoxville, or maybe head for other cities, such as Chattanooga.

The maps are available for purchase online, or in one of these local stores:

112 W. Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN 37916

Makers Donuts
804 Tyson Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

141 N. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Fig and Company
5072 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

How To Choose Company For Canvas Prints Australia

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If possible, you want to keep special memories forever. One of the simplest yet effective ways to achieve that is to have the images printed in Canvas Prints Australia.  To keep your images for the longest time, look for a canvas printing company that guarantees expertise in processing their products and uses nothing but high quality materials with every project. You can find a lot of image printers all over Australia but prefer one that has been in the industry for several years. Another consideration is the digital expertise of the company along with the positive testimonials of its customers. Here are additional qualifications of a reliable digital printing company.

Free shipping or delivery delivery

Aside from high quality service, choose a company that offers pocket friendly deals such as free shipping or delivery to its customers in Australia. Even if the delivery fee is minimal, you would still save money if you will get the service for free. For worldwide shipping, there may be standard shipping fees could possibly apply. Verify the information from the service provider to be sure.

Affordable work of art

Apart from free delivery offers, pick a company for Canvas Prints Australia that offers other money savings opportunities such as discounted packages and free touch ups.  Choose a company that delivers high quality projects without ruining your budget for home or office wall decoration. Another feature and customer-friendly deal that you should look for in a canvas art shop,is money back guarantee and lifetime warranty on every product. This will protect your money and ensure that you will have your money back if you are not happy with the result.

Professional handling and delivery

There are simple yet effective ways to determine if you are dealing with a reliable company forCanvas Prints Australia. One way to determine if a company is professional in its service delivery is by observing how fast a company responds to customer queries. Read testimonials and customer reviews to know more about the service provider. You might also want to engage in forums and discussion boards.

Reasons For Choosing Digital Modern Art Prints

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The use of canvas for printing photos and images is gaining popularity because of the modernity the finished product provides and also due to its durability. Modern art prints are affordable and highly customizable which is why you can find canvas prints in contemporary homes and even in business establishments as highlights or wall decors. They can also be used as tokens, wedding favors and many other purposes since they are flexible and can be personalized according to your preferences and requirements. The popularity of canvas prints are also attributed to the following features.

Can be shared with ease

One of the best features of digital photos is that you can easily share and upload them online or to the website of modern art prints service provider. This way, you no longer have to drive down to the canvas printer’s shop to hand the photos. You get to save money and time along the process.

Easy editing

After you have uploaded the image to the canvas printer’s website, you can immediately start editing the image to apply your preferences. You can have the photo in black and white, grey, sepia or any other designs offered by the printer. You can also enhance the image and put in your preferred size. You can have it printed in life size, full wall or table-top size.

Various framing options

Another positive option of digital canvas printing is that there are numerous framing options offered for you. The framing options are available during the editing phase. There is also an option wherein it would seem like the canvas is bare or without a frame. This makes the canvas print look modern and trendy.

Reasonable price

Canvas art prints are too affordable considering that they are durable, high quality and come with impressive a minimal amount, you can have a work of art hanging on your wall or in areas that you want them to place.

Can be personalized

To customize your modern art prints further, call the digital canvas printer to find out how they can assist you.