The Tape Art Crew, a Rhode Island-based artist collective, will be installing a number of tape art murals around Memphis from September 13 through 16. The project is funded by a group of supporters of the Memphis Brooks Art Museum.
The crew installed a large mural on the museum’s facade as part of its centennial celebration, and the concurrent fundraising auction included an experience to create a mural with Tape Art founder Michael Townsend and creative director Leah Smith at a site of the buyer’s choosing. The wildly successful experience became a three-day series of murals and community events. The winning bidders were Joanna and Josh Lipman, Sarah and David Thompson, Elizabeth Rouse, Maggie and Milton Lovell, and Mary and Bob Loeb.
The murals will be up for a week and then removed, formed into a ball, and placed on view at the Brooks, along with photographs of the murals and the names of their donors.
Here’s when and where to find the Tape Art Crew at work:
Wednesday, September 13:
Public Mural at The Orpheum Theatre, 8am-6pm.
Thursday, September 14:
Workshop & Presentation at Christ Methodist Day School, 8:30-11am
After-school workshops at Carpenter Street Art Garden, 3:30-7pm
Friday, September 15:
Public Mural at nexAir in Crosstown Concourse, 8am-6pm
Saturday, September 16:
Community collaborative project in Tower Courtyard at Overton Square, 10:30am-4pm