‘INCHES FROM THE EARTH’

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or crafts­man’s sculp­tural ef­fort. In fact, na­ture and art ex­ist at odds, the one be­ing nat­u­ral, the other ar­ti­fi­cial. Yet we will not and seem­ingly can­not stop our­selves from em­u­lat­ing, im­i­tat­ing or de­scrib­ing na­ture. In this ex­hi­bi­tion, for in­stance, a piece of sur­pass­ing beauty like “Hellebore,” by Sherri Jaudés, a sort of shadow box that fea­tures the tit­u­lar bloom with sev­eral at­ten­dant bees, suc­ceeds in elo­quently ex­press­ing the sense of life and death, of sta­sis and move­ment, the no­bil­ity and el­e­gance of na­ture, but in a highly con­trived and art­ful man­ner. How else, this ex­hi­bi­tion asks, could it ever be? Through July 10 at the Na­tional Or­na­men­tal Metal Mu­seum, 374 Metal Mu­seum Drive. Call 901-774-6380, or visit metal­mu­seum.org. An­nes­dale Park Gallery, 1290 Pe­abody: El­iz­a­beth Garat and Jana Travis: “Place Keep­ers,” through May 14. Open­ing re­cep­tion 6-8 p.m. Fri­day. Paint­ings. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues­day through Fri­day; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, and by ap­point­ment. 901-208-6451. thean­nes­dalepark­gallery.com Clough-han­son Gallery (Rhodes Col­lege), 2000 North Park­way: “2016 Se­nior The­sis Ex­hi­bi­tion,” 5-7 p.m. Fri­day. 901-843-3442. Eclec­tic Eye, 242 S. Cooper: Melissa Bridg­man: “Sea and Stone: ce­ram­ics and sketches,” through June 8. Open­ing re­cep­tion 6-8 p.m. Fri­day. 901276-3937. eclec­tic-eye.com Frame Cor­ner, 5056 Park: Deb­bie Rich­mond: “Out of Africa” open­ing re­cep­tion 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs­day. Over 30 paint­ings and scenes from the artist’s lat­est sa­fari in Africa and other ad­ven­tures. Call 901-6829901. deb­bierich­mon­dart.com Ger­man­town Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 1801 Ex­eter Road, Ger­man­town: Karen Pulfer Focht: “The Time Catcher,” through May 1. Artist re­cep­tion 4-6 p.m. Sun­day. Photo ex­hibit and art sale fea­tur­ing Focht, for­mer award-win­ning staff pho­to­jour­nal­ist for The Com­mer­cial Ap­peal. 901-7517500. karen­pulfer­focht.com David Lusk GalleryMem­phis, 97 Till­man: Pinkney Her­bert: “Knotty Time” and Bruce Brainard: “A Bright­ness of Hope,” through May 14. Open­ing 6-8 p.m. Fri­day. Brainard talk, 11 a.m. Satur­day. Her­bert talk, 11 a.m. May 7. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues­day through Fri­day; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­day. 901-7673800. david­luskgallery.com Mem­phis Col­lege of Art’s Nesin Grad­u­ate School, 477 S. Main: “Hue­man: MFA The­sis Ex­hi­bi­tion,” Mon­day through May 7 in Hyde Gallery. Re­cep­tion 6-9 p.m. April 29. A va­ri­ety of work from nine MFA can­di­dates — from pho­to­graphic prints and dig­i­tally ma­nip­u­lated paint­ings, to large-scale paint­ings and hang­ing in­stal­la­tions. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day; noon-7 p.m. Satur­day. 901-272-5100. mca. edu

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