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dc.contributor.authorHarmon, Erin-
dc.descriptionThis is a tracing in pencil on tracing paper done by Megan Harmon in 2017 as preparatory research for her creation of the 2018 Memphis in May poster. It was scanned in the VRC in 2018 and uploaded into Dlynx by Grayson Burke, Rhodes Class of 2021.en_US
dc.description.abstractMemphis in May International Festival unveiled the 2018 Fine Arts Poster honoring the Czech Republic at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on Tuesday night, January 23, at 6:00 pm. The original work for the Fine Arts Poster was created by local artist Erin Harmon, and is composed of a lively collage of painted paper to construct the image. The composition consists of a group of overlapping and interconnected circles alluding to both the qualities of art nouveau found throughout much of the Czech Republic, and the interconnectedness and unity of the Republic. The color palette of the poster was pulled from the vibrant and rich colors found in many stunning stained-glass windows throughout the country. Additionally, the work features countless symbols of Czech history, tributes to their heritage, and subtle allusions to their cultural touchstones and landmarks. Ms. Harmon is the James F. Ruffin Professor of Art at Rhodes College and served as Department Chair from 2012-2017. She has cultivated a national exhibition record and been included in over fifty exhibitions. She received her BA in Studio Art from San Diego State University in 2001 and completed an MFA in Painting at Rhode Island School of Design in 2003.en_US
dc.publisherMemphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes Collegeen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserved. The accompanying digital object and associated documentation are provided for online research and access purposes. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and present this digital object and the accompanying documentation, without fee, and without written agreement, is hereby granted for educational, non-commercial purposes only. The Rhodes College Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to decide what constitutes educational and commercial use. In all instances of use, acknowledgement must be given to Rhodes College Archives Digital Repository, Memphis, TN. For information regarding permission to use this image, please email the Archives at
dc.subjectFaculty researchen_US
dc.subjectArtist's preparatory studiesen_US
dc.subjectArt and Art History, Department ofen_US
dc.subjectPencil drawingen_US
dc.titlePreparatory Study for 2018 Memphis in May poster by Erin Harmonen_US
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