Friday, March 30, 2007

Commercial Appeal Review by Fredric Koeppel

Click here to read mine and Dwayne Butcher's review in the Commercial Appeal.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Interview with Elizabeth at Lantana Projects

Lantana Projects in Memphis has just posted an interview we did after my opening last friday night. If you're interested, you can find it here...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Dwayne Butcher and I @ Marshall Arts

Dwayne Butcher: Art Made With a Ring
Paul Behnke: Sallynoggin Drawings

Opening reception: Friday, March 23 6-9. PM 639 Marshall, Memphis, TN

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Emily Walls at Caseworks

Object of My Affection, mixed media

Emily Walls: Moments and Momentos

An Installation by Memphis artist Emily Walls

March 3, 2007 – April 7, 2007

Opening Reception: Wed., March 21, 6-7:30 p.m

Where: Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM)
142 Communication & Fine Arts Building, Memphis (Chickasaw Gardens/U of M), 678-2224

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Craig Brewer and my brother tour Gibson Guitars

(l to r) Gibson rep, Jason Freeman, Craig Brewer

From the Gibson website...

Black Snake Moan Director and Actor Explore Beale Street Showcase

Black Snake Moan director and writer Craig Brewer and actor Jason Freeman toured the Gibson Beale Street Showcase for a first-hand look at the crafting of some of Gibson’s most distinctive guitars.

Prior to shooting the film, Brewer worked closely with Gibson Memphis to custom make an ES-335 with a purple paint job. That guitar, and a Hummingbird, both made significant appearances in Black Snake Moan—as the possessions of main character Lazarus, who’s a juke joint bluesman.

A Memphis native, Brewer took his film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake, to Sundance, where it won rave reviews before its recent nationwide release.

The film’s soundtrack features tunes from regional musicians Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Jack Johnson, Jason Freeman, and Jim, Luther, and Cody Dickinson.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Home At Last

I made it back home safe and sound last wednesday.
Three months is too long to spend away from Robin and Joe!
I had a brief moment of panic when the airline lost my portfolio containing all of the drawings I'd done in Ireland for the show in Memphis at the end of the month. Luckily they found it and Fed Ex-ed it to me on friday. Crisis averted!