• Art Reception & Book Signing

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  • evolution II Art Exhibit - Tammy Groves Thornton

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    Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 12.36.05 PMTammy Groves Thornton is an artist from Memphis, TN, with a burning love for acrylic, watercolor, and graphic art.  She grew up in North and Midtown Memphis.  She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  She set out to change the world with her love and compassion and desire to help make the world a better place.  As a child she loved to paint and create. She loved the use of bright, vibrant colors as they electrified visually and drew you into the stories being told on canvas. Earlier in life, she was drawn to watercolor because of its fluidity and luminosity. Later, a love for bold, rich colors was awakened through the use of acrylics on canvas and it has been a burning love ever since, which is likely why her favorite artist is Romero Britto.  His cubist and neo-pop style is bright, colorful and happy. Tammy defines herself as a combination of expressionism and post impressionism, permeated with hints of abstract, to create her own style of art of colorful, joyful expressions.

    Tammy thinks of her art as a catalyst of change; inspiring and uplifting the spirit and encouraging the heart to love.  Her work is comprised of bright colors creating feelings of joy and expressing her love of love. Her work reflects diversity and Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 12.36.12 PMthe embracing of our diversities: race and ethnicity, culture, and social. Her work reflects the beauty in being a woman, embodying strength, confidence, independence, individuality, and love of self.  She hopes to inspire young people, especially girls, to see themselves as capable of doing and being anything they choose to be. Her paintbrush is her voice, her visual expression of her thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Her purpose in life is to share her God-given artistry and creativity with the world.  She hopes to change the world one work at a time, one heart at a time, one moment at a time, making it a better place than she found it.

     

    Tammy was recently commissioned to create artwork for The Purple Honey Concert Series and Record Label in Baltimore, MD, the Kichella Karoar clothing line in Waldorf, MD, and the T.Ross Love Foundation in Memphis, TN.
    Works of art by Tammy proudly hang in private homes and public collections all over the United States, including the FedEx Family House in Memphis, TN and the AARP National Headquarters in Nashville, TN.

     

     

  • New Irish Cream Coffee

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  • Customer Appreciation Month - February

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  • SisterReach Hosts "Eat Life! - I Eat Pretty" Memphis Community Talk back at The Office @Uptown

  • EMC Foundation Hosting a Free Tax Preparation

    Call (901) 522-1905 or (901) 415-2790 to set an appointment:

    January 28, 2014 2pm - 5pm

    January 31, 2014 2pm-5pm

    February 1 9am- 1pmVITA Site flyer 2014

  • Closed Christmas Eve

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  • December 14th 2013 Holiday Artist Fair!

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  • November 13 Jazz Night @ The Office@Uptown

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    Featuring Jamille "JAM" Hunter

    6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

  • Downtown Canned Food Drive

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    In the summer months,

    many Memphis-area children go without nutrition support

    without their school's supplemental nutrition program.

    Please help DNA fortify the shelves of the Mid-South Food Bank and donate today!

    DROP OFF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS

    AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS THROUGH JULY 23: 

    Bluff City Coffee: 505 S. Main

    The Office at Uptown: 594 N. Second

    Little Cafe Eclectic: 111 Harbor Town Square

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    OR BRING YOUR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS

    AND MONETARY DONATIONS TO OUR NEXT DNA MEETING:

    Tuesday, July 23

    6 p.m.
    Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Brodnax Room

    39 S. Main

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    Hunger Facts & Findings

    20.5% of the 31-county Mid-South area is food insecure.

    That is 415,760 people.

    27% live above the poverty line

    and are not eligible for federal nutrition programs, such as food stamps.

    23% of Mid-South children are food insecure,

    which means there are

    121,610 children who do not know if they will eat today.