WTHS September Meeting

Please join us Monday September 8 at 7 pm when Coriana Close, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Memphis, presents

​Sacred to the Memory: A Look at the abandoned cemeteries of southwest Memphis

1_Annie_Lucy_Mt_Joyner_copy_copyCoriana Close creates stitched panoramic digital images to document cemeteries throughout Shelby County, Tennessee. Sacred to the Memory focuses on cemeteries which have been closed, forgotten, abandoned, semi-abandoned, removed, or “re-purposed.” The presentation will include: Winchester Park, Freedmen’s Bureau Cemeteries, Levi McCoy’s Cemetery, Frayser Park, Toll Gate, and many others. Many of these locations are not found on maps, and all are at risk of being forgotten.

closeCoriana Close is an Assistant Professor and Photography Area Coordinator at The University of Memphis. She has a BA in Cinema Studies with Honors in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Photography from The University of Arizona. She has exhibited and lectured in universities and galleries across the United States. Please visit her website at http://www.coriana.co/

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