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Thursday, November 5

1:00-3:30 p.m. Luncheon Meeting of the FASA@LCVA Advisory Board, The Peabody Memphis Hotel [By invitation only]
3:30-5:00 p.m. Registration, The Peabody Memphis Hotel Lobby, 149 Union Avenue
6:00-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception at Center for Southern Folklore, Peabody Place, 119 S. Main Street. Libations, Food & Music [Walking Distance]
Memphis Artist Edwin Jeffrey Jr. will be exhibiting his artwork.

Ticket...............................................................................................$45

Dinner on your own. Restaurant list will be provided. Reservations are helpful.



Friday, November 6

8:30-9:15 a.m. Late Registration, Peabody Memphis Lobby, 149 Union Avenue.
9:15 a.m. - Buses depart for Memphis Tours.
9:45-10:45 a.m. - Visit John and Susan Jerit’s Home.
11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -Visit John Jerit’s Office Collection, with luncheon there.
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Visit Rollin Riggs’ Home.
3:00-5:00 p.m. -Visit Sun Studio, Home of Legendary Memphis Recording Artists
5:30-7:30 - Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - Opening Reception: “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America” (The Barbara Gordon Collection)
7:30 p.m. Buses Return to Peabody Hotel.

[For reservations (on your own) at the Brooks Museum’s Brushmark Restaurant, call: 901-544-6225. Transportation not provided back to Peabody after 7:30 p.m.]

Ticket.............................................$75.

Dinner on Your Own. Restaurant List Provided.


Saturday, November 7

8:30 a.m. Buses Depart for University of Memphis - for Program, Lunch and Museum Exhibitions

9:00-12:00 a.m. Symposium, University of Memphis, Art & Communications Building, Room 310. [No charge for attending the Symposium only.]

9:00 a.m. Welcome by James Sellman, President, Folk Art Society of America
Presentation of Awards of Distinction

9:30.a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Symposium - Introduction: Carol Crown
“The Folk Art and Music of Memphis”
Speakers:
9:30-10:00 a.m. - Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.: “Behind the Scenes at Graceland.”

10:00 -10:45 a.m. - David Evans, Director of Ethnomusicology/Regional Studies Program, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis: “Memphis and Mid-South Blues, Gospel and Folk Music.”

10:45-11:00 a.m. - Break (Please return promptly)

11:00-11:45 a.m. - Judith McWillie, Professor Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia and Washington James Harris, Master of the Saint Paul Spiritual Holy Temple in Memphis: “A Sign for All Mankind and the Fallen of the World.”

11:45-12:45 p.m. - Visit Two Exhibitions in the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis Department of Art

  1. “The True Gospel Preached Here: The Photographs of Bruce West”
  2. “Memphis Collects Contemporary Folk Art: Highlights from the Collection of Craig Wiener and Others.” Curator: Lauren Kennedy, Executive Director, Memphis UrbanArt Commission

1:00-2:00 p.m. Luncheon at Charley Vergos’ Rendezvous, 52 S. 2nd Ave.

2:00 p.m. Walk back to Peabody Memphis Hotel

2:00-6:00 - Free Time to visit Beale Street, National Civil Rights Museum and other sights of Memphis

Ticket, including Program, Luncheon and Bus..........................$60


6:00-6:30 p.m. - Reception at Peabody Memphis Hotel Ballroom
6:30-10:00 p.m. - Folk Art Society’s Annual Benefit Auction/Dinner at Peabody Memphis Hotel Ballroom.
Dress will be cocktail or business attire.

Ticket, including reception, dinner and auction...........................$125


Sunday November 8

9:00 a.m. - Buses depart Peabody Memphis Hotel
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Visit Graceland, tour of Elvis Presley’s home.
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Luncheon at Graceland’s Chrome Grill
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Travel to Brownsville, TN
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Tour Mindfield, a vast steel structure, the largest outdoor sculpture in Tennessee, and meet its creator, Billy Tripp.
4:30-5:45 p.m. - Bus returns to Memphis
5:45-6:45 p.m. - Wine and Cheese at Carol Crown and Richard Ranta’s Home
6:45-7:00 p.m. - Bus returns to Peabody Hotel.

Ticket, including Graceland, Lunch, Mindfield, Reception & Bus............$95

Dinner on Your Own.


Please Note: For those driving their own cars and not riding the buses, the price of the events remains the same. No admission to events without ticket and FASA conference badge.
****All events are subject to change****