MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis International Festival in May unveiled the 2022 Fine Art Poster by a local artist, honoring the Republic of Ghana in the Hyde Hall of the National Civil Rights Museum.
The original fine art poster artwork is acrylic on canvas and was created by Memphis artist Carl Moore.
“This will be Carl’s second artwork honoring Ghana as the 2020 salute has been postponed due to the pandemic,” said Memphis President and CEO James L. Holt at the May International Festival. . “Since we were forced to cancel the planned salute in 2020 due to COVID, we felt that a new artwork for the 2022 celebration was appropriate, and Carl has graciously created a beautiful new painting for the much anticipated hi to Ghana this year. There is a high degree of enthusiasm for Ghana and we anticipate this year’s limited edition poster to be popular among art lovers and collectors.
Moore attended the Chicago Art Institute and graduated from the Memphis College of Art with his BFA and MFA degrees in painting and illustration.
He has participated in over 150 solo and group exhibitions and gives back to the community by serving on numerous boards that support and promote the arts.
Additionally, he curates exhibitions for several non-profit and alternative gallery spaces.
Moore describes her art as a form of visual communication using simplicity and depth to express social and ethical issues, and using color and composition to express mood, situation and ideas, and placing people and objects in common and unusual situations.
Moore focuses on the flag of Ghana in this design.
“The flag of Ghana was adopted upon independence from the Dominion on March 6, 1957. It was designed the same year by Theodosia Okoh, a renowned Ghanaian artist.” Said Moore “I continued the design by incorporating the Monument to Gwame Nkrumah in Accra Ghana, the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana after the country’s independence from Britain in 1957. At the bottom of the design, the monument is surrounded by some of the beautiful and unique flowers that grow in the country of Ghana and also a representative of the culture, colors and beauty of the Ghanaian people.”
The fine art poster is a popular part of the Memphis International Festival salute in May and is always produced by a local artist and donated as our city’s tribute to the honored country.
The May 2022 Memphis Fine Art Poster is sponsored by Farris Bobango PLC.
“Farris Bobango is proud to sponsor Memphis in May and the Fine Art Poster,” said John Bobango, “Memphis in May is important to our community in so many ways and we cherish opportunities where we can support the greatest good for our community.”
The Ghana 2022 poster is available for $35, with the numbered and signed limited-edition collector’s poster for $65 at 1910 Frameworks, Memphis’ official framer in May.
The poster will be available at the Memphis office in May at 56 S. Front Street and online at memphisinmay.org from May 1.
2022 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Beale Street Music Festival from April 29 to May 1, 2022
Country honored Tribute to Ghana from May 1 to 31, 2022
World BBQ Cooking Championship May 11-14, 2022
Great American River Run May 28, 2022
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