Thursday, September 20, 2007

Filmmaking and Architecture this Weekend

Architecture: The (rescheduled) AIA Chalk Art Festival

The Downtown Chalk Art Festival will be held this Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 9:30 am - 12 noon at the Memphis Farmers Market / Central Station Pavilion 545 S. Main Street.

Memphis Heritage & AIA Memphis are coming together for a fourth year to celebrate architecture and design throughout Memphis. Each September we offer a fun and educational series of activities for the public from hands on activities to lectures.

The festival is free to participants.Competition is limited to the first 50 teams. Competition is limited to the first 50 teams.

Filmmaking: Li'l Film Fest 7

Li'l Film Fest is a quarterly, theme-based film festival, focusing on highlighting our local talent while showcasing interesting happenings around town. Our goal is to encourage and inspire Memphis filmmakers while engaging a local audience in order to strengthen our artistic community.

The Li'l Film Fest (this is the 7th one) is this Saturday (22nd) at 2 p.m. at the MeDiA Co-op, 1000 South Cooper.

Theme: Rhymes With Pelvis
Duration: each film is 5 minutes or less
Prizes: Jury Award ($200)
Audience Choice Award ($200)

Live From Memphis

Neighborhoods: Seattle Street Project Open House

Cooper-Young Development Corp is having an open house Sunday, September 23, 2007, 2PM to 5PM, for the houses they have built on Seattle Street in western Cooper-Young. The addresses

1008 seattle Street
926 Seattle Street
932 Seattle Street

They will have two additional homes available that are under construction as well as the plans and lots for the remaining three.

If you're interested in seeing what my Festival beer purchases and a committed, creative neighborhood can do, you should mark this down for a walk-by. And a house-buy.

Bonus: they're Rozelle House adjacent.

Architecture: An Architectural Treat

FfOR Board member and architect, Jack Tucker will be on hand Sunday, Sept. 23 to share stories about his mentor Fay Jones at the Memphis Heritage/AIA Home Tour of Barry Gildea’s house. The home located at 5715 Sycamore Grove in East Memphis gives us an exciting opportunity to see Jones’s work here in Memphis.

See the Friends for Our Riverfront's post for more information.

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