Thursday, September 07, 2006

Meeting Miss Conception Sept. 1- Oct. 28,2006

Nia will be having an art show at the Tunica Museum entitled: "Meeting Miss Conception" from September 1st through October 28, 2006. You are cordially invited to attend "The Opening Reception". The opening reception is free and is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, from 5 pm - 7 pm. You may invite others to attend also, and this is a family friendly event meaning that children are welcomed attend. There will be food and drink. The show centers around society's perceptions and/or "miss-conceptions" of women in particular "Black Sisters".

Below is a brief overview of Nia
The NIA Artist Collective is a new non-profit corporation formed to share the creative benefits of art among the youth and inform people of the importance and validity of art. Over the past year, NIA has taught high school art students and hosted simplified lectures about art to other students. In addition to broadening the scope of art within the local school system, NIA has also hosted shows and talks at colleges, such as Tennessee State University and Grambling State University. The group has contributed artwork to various other local non-profits, such as Girls, Inc of Memphis, WKNO, and the MPACT organization to help raise funds for their specific goals.

The mission of NIA is to enrich the cultural condition of the greater Memphis community through the support and cultivation of the practice of black visual artists.

NIA was an idea borne of a conversation between Lester J. Merriweather and Terry and Jerry Lynn in the summer of 2001. It was a discussion for the need of Memphis’ artistic community to be better interconnected. NIA is not an acronym. It is a Swahili term meaning “with purpose.”
Please visit the Nia website to get additional information:

You can also visit NIA associate R2C2H2 Tha Artivist's website: .

1 comment:

Artist-Tim said...

I want to encourage you to exhibit with the Memphis/Germantown Art League. What ever you have percieved that organization to be in the past, it has changed. One thing that I want to accomplish in my second term as president of the MGAL is bringing artists into the league who have not been represented in the past.
More information is available on, and feel free to contact me: Dr. Tim Hacker;