I had forgotten about Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Pictures at an Exhibition until I walked into the lobby of the Circuit Playhouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Though the theater is located on Poplar, one of Memphis’ busiest main streets, walking through the front entrance takes you into another world. The lobby is a small enclosed space with dark burgundy walls, and there seems to be an other-world presence once you enter the building. The theater’s manager did confirm that there is a resident ghost. We were there around the time of Halloween but not for ghost hunting. Several artists with Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA) were hanging an exhibit of their work in the lobby area to be viewed by theater goers until the end of December 2009. But while we were busily at work, hanging and positioning items, all that I heard was Keith Emerson playing “Pictures at an Exhibition” on the Hammond organ. The environment was perfect for it.
These artists are represented in this exhibit:
Jennifer Hyatt, metal sculpture
Michele Price, woven clay
Deirdre Daw, clay sculpture
Katie Dann, clay sculpture
During the time of the exhibit, Circuit Playhouse will be performing “The Toymaker’s Apprentice” and “The Seafarer”. The artists represented in the MACA exhibit will provide the perfect background music to these shows. As will Keith Emerson on the Hammond organ!
…..Lead me from tortured dreams, Childhood themes of nights alone, Wipe away endless years, childhood tears as dry as stone.
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