MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District Despite frigid temperatures, a crowd of people gathered Thursday evening on a small, green triangle of land in the medical district to witness the unveiling of the area’s newest public space, the Edge Triangle. The land the Edge Triangle sits on is created by the confluence of Monroe Avenue Extended and Madison Avenue, and has largely been overlooked for years. But thanks to a partnership between the University of Memphis Design Collaborative, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, Memphis City Beautiful, Memphis College of Art and the Edge District Neighborhood … Continue reading MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MDN: Memphis College of Art and EPIcenter Lay Groundwork for More Collaboration

MDN: Memphis College of Art and EPIcenter Lay Groundwork for More Collaboration Piece by piece, organizations in Memphis keep building up and adding fresh elements to the city’s startup, creative and entrepreneurship culture here. One of the latest examples is a “Creatives-in-Residence” partnership between Memphis College of Art and the EPIcenter organization, an effort this summer that culminated last week but is being planned to live on in a new form. The art college was looking to give a small group of students hands-on professional development opportunities and experience. EPIcenter, a kind of umbrella organization for various startup and entrepreneurship … Continue reading MDN: Memphis College of Art and EPIcenter Lay Groundwork for More Collaboration

MDN: Collaboration Among Accelerators Hailed as Ultimate Startup Move

MDN: Collaboration Among Accelerators Hailed as Ultimate Startup Move Last year’s Demo Day marked the first time that the city’s primary entrepreneurship partners, Start Co. and Memphis Bioworks, combined their separate efforts into one event. This year soared past previous collaborative efforts, with seven different accelerators and three partners participating in Demo Day, the culminating pitch event for Memphis-based companies seeking the next stage of investment. Seventeen companies presented their business plans on Aug. 11 to a crowd of community supporters and out-of-town investors at The Orpheum Theatre’s Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. This summer of acceleration, the … Continue reading MDN: Collaboration Among Accelerators Hailed as Ultimate Startup Move

MBJ: Start Co. and Memphis College of Art pair startups with designers

MBJ: Start Co. and Memphis College of Art pair startups with designers … This summer, three Memphis College of Art (MCA) students participated in an internship with entrepreneurial hub EPIcenter as part of the college’s first Creatives-in-Residence program. The group’s design work will be featured during Demo Day, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2-5 p.m. at the Orpheum’s Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Downtown Memphis, where 17 startups will pitch their business ideas to an audience of influencers, investors and key members of the startup community. MCA’s director of Professional Practices, Zark Strasburger, developed the Creatives-in-Residence program with EPIcenter’s … Continue reading MBJ: Start Co. and Memphis College of Art pair startups with designers

MDN: Loaded For Bear Wins Best of Show at American Advertising Awards

“Creative directors from Boston, Las Vegas and New York were charged with judging 675 entries in the AAF Memphis 48th annual American Advertising Awards for creative excellence. The judges were so impressed by the quality of work that they created four additional “Best Of” awards, which recognize the top work of the year. “I’ve judged creative awards across the country,” said Mark Naparstek, creative director of R&R Partners in Las Vegas. “The quality of work in Memphis is superb.” … Consistent growth across all fronts of AAF Memphis – award entries, award winners and agency memberships – reflect a year … Continue reading MDN: Loaded For Bear Wins Best of Show at American Advertising Awards

MDN: Back Home

“Things have come full circle at the James Lee House, the historic Victorian Village landmark once home to a riverboat tycoon that reopened as a bed and breakfast almost a year ago. During one of its many past incarnations, the structure at 690 Adams Ave. that began its existence in the 1840s as a four-room farmhouse before growing to become an upscale residence also served as the home of the James Lee Memorial Art Academy. It was an art school that served as a forerunner to the Memphis College of Art. Fitting, then, that with the doors now open again, art from … Continue reading MDN: Back Home

CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

“Memphis is far better known as a tourist draw and a logistics mecca, but the city stands on a third economic pillar: college town.” (CA $) Continue reading CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

High Ground News: Science and art collide happily in Art of Science (Friday 9/26)

“The idea was simple: Bring together two of Memphis’ most interesting communities – its artists and its scientists – with an event celebrating both. Now in its fourth year, the low-budget, high-impact exhibit continues to build an enthusiastic audience and attract national attention. … That simple desire gave rise to Art of Science – an innovatively low-budget, high-impact exhibit that has attracted national attention and is opening its fourth annual incarnation on Friday, Sept. 26 at Memphis College of Art’s Hyde Gallery at 477 S. Main. The exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 17. “ Continue reading High Ground News: Science and art collide happily in Art of Science (Friday 9/26)