Here are two more neighborhood sketches. Above is the 1936 WPA-built band shell. My great grandmother did costumes for the Memphis Open Air Theater there when they were putting on Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the 40's and 50's. I love that I can still walk over from my house and sit under the stars and listen to free concerts 10 weeks out of the year.
Below is the formal garden, in the same large park (Overton Park) as the band shell. I walk through this area every morning, and a number of my paintings and prints are from this same park.
7/15/2011 04:30:23 am
Martha, this is great! I love the band shell sketch. It's so alive and full of energy!
10/13/2011 10:08:51 am
Martha, I happened across this sketch of the Shell in Memphis while I was searching for info on the MOAT. My husband's uncle John Richards sang in some of the perfomances and I'm looking for any publication about him. Are your sketches available to the public?
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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