My art show “Elementary: The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes” is now open at Theatre Memphis.
This show represents many of the real life people who came to fame playing Sherlock Holmes.
I started off painting my favorite Holmes- Basil Rathbone, but wanted to show a variety of Sherlocks from different times and with different looks.
I have Basil, Peter Cushing, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Brett, Michael Cain, and a few surprises including James Bragington– a studio employee who was promoted to actor for the first full length British Holmes feature A Study in Scarlet because he looked like Holmes.
The show is on display in the Theatre Memphis lobby areas and runs in tandem with their production of “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure“.
The art show is free and open to the pubic and you can see it during regular business hours.
A portion of the proceeds from any art sales will go to help support Theatre Memphis which is a non profit community theater.
I got to attend the preview night performance last week and hang out with fellow MSCA member Jim “Lil’ E-vil Genius” Palmer who plays “Professor Moriarty” in this production.
I really enjoyed the play. Great mix of drama and comedy, awesome set, and as usual there was a great use of space and lighting effects.
The art show and play run in conjunction now through Halloween and tickets for the play can be ordered here.
Artist Reception is this Wednesday, October 20th from 6-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public and costume attire is encouraged!
But don’t worry about bringing a magnifying glass- all paintings are approximately 3′-4′ tall.
Later this month (Oct. 30th) some of my “Monsterpieces” will be on display with other DeSoto Artist Council members at Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven off I-55 at Church Road (near the DeSoto Civic Center).
There will be a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show under the watertower at 7:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The DeSoto Arts Council will have $5 “prop bag” packets with all the items you’ll need to fully enjoy the movie event.
Lots more info on future DeSoto art shows to come!