Almetria Turner

Most Southerners can agree that food is one of the cornerstones of our culture.Yeah, other regions of the country eat too, but there’s just something about soul food that brings us comfort and brings us closer together. Like many, Almetria Turner found herself using food to bring her solace […]

 

Kela Jones

Memphis is undergoing a modern renaissance, and art isn’t the only creative outlet that is pushing the city towards a new area of intelligence. People like Kela Jones are paving the way for the youth of today to become the thought leaders of tomorrow. As the Director of Code Crew, Kela’s […]

 

Katie McIntyre

Memphis has had a huge impact on the way the world sings and dances – and dance and sing we do. Local dance teacher and musician Katie McIntyre has been practicing her craft since she was just 2 years old. Being put into dance classes from the time she could walk, her artistic career has […]

Next Century Memphians

 

Ziggy Mack

Lots of people think that owning a fancy camera makes them a photographer, but that’s not the  case. Photography is an art form.  They say “I could totally take that” or “How hard could it be?”  Photographers know that a lot more work goes into mastering the craft of photography than most […]

 

Yolanda Manning

Memphis has become a hub for women entrepreneurs in recent years, and many business women have been inspired by events in their lives to build their own company.  Owner of Araba’s Sweet Spot, Yolanda Manning found herself in need of motivation to begin her weight loss journey. It was through a […]

 

Tyler Berretta

Sometimes things happen to those around us that make us question the purpose of life.  For some, this could be the loss of someone close to you or a tragedy that struck your life.  Tyler Berretta was put head-to-head with one of these events and it has influenced his life ever since.  Losing a […]

 

Sheila Guerrero

Sheila is a special effects makeup artist located in Memphis. “I am passionate about the homeless people within our city, children affected by traumatic diseases, and all things humanity basically.” With a passion for our Memphis people and undeniable talent, Sheila took us deeper into what […]

 

Rollin Rosatti

Memphis’s history runs as long as the Mississippi.  Compared to other cities in the state (sorry, Nashville) Memphis is by far the most historic and significant.  The sounds of the southern delta inspire many artists who pass through and who call Memphis home.  Living up to artists that came […]

 

Paul Mahsahn

Starting in the music industry in 2000, Paul Mahsahn works to inspire those around him through music.  In 2012, Paul read an article that said African American women are the least attractive race of women. In response, he wrote a song that addressed the issue of both racism and colorism within […]

 

Kristen Williams

Kristen is a creative photographer working with aspects of hair, makeup, set design, and more. With a passion for photography, Kristen focuses on making photographs that ask a lot of questions.  “Kinda like surrealism. I like people to ask how and why as I create the mystery around the photos.” […]

 

Kenneth Alexander

Have you checked out local artist Kenneth Alexander II yet?  If not, you’re missing out.  This Memphis-based artist takes surrealism to a whole new level. He calls it Novi Art.  He started his art career with a crayon at just four years old, and now he specializes in motion art and is a leader […]

 

C.A. Traen

Some of us may not have been born here, but Memphis drew us in for a reason. Some of us may not know the reason yet, but C.A. Traen does and she’s been diving into it head-first in Memphis for almost two years now. Previously living in Las Vegas, Traen followed her passion of teaching […]

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