WITHERS GALLERY LAUNCHES NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION PROGRAM

WITHERS GALLERY LAUNCHES NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION PROGRAM ON THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will present a Benefit launching of a new media production program on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 333 Beale St. in Memphis. The Memphis BIO DOC Productions program, a multi-media training program designed to offer individuals professional training in Media Production (Still and Video), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and You Tube) and Computer Basics (PowerPoint, Word and Email) will begin operations at the Beale Street location.

Rosalind Withers, President/Board Chairman of the organization says “The new program was created to help individuals in the public and private sector develop more effective and efficient communications skills. With the evolution of digital and internet technology, it is extremely important that Memphians have access to professional training that will allow us to better utilize 21st century technology.” She states the program is relevant to the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery’s mission of “providing cultural and educational information and support to the Memphis community.” The organization is chartered as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit foundation. Withers is the daughter of the late photographer/ historian Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr., a world renowned civil rights photographer whose works are displayed at the museum facility.

A premiere showing of a biographical documentary entitled “Quarterback,” a short film that looks at the life of Withers will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Produced and Directed by veteran television producer, Chuck O’Bannon, the film reveals some of Withers experiences during his early career in the 1950’s and 60’s through live interviews taped before his death in 2007. His personal experiences with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with photographs and insight into the lives of Rock and Roll legend, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Al Green are also highlighted in the production. O’Bannon, a former Memphian and long time friend of Ernest Withers, will also be the Director of the Memphis BIO DOC Productions program.

The Memphis Bio Doc Productions program is supported through contributions and grants to the Withers foundation. Additional information will be offered at the event. The event is open to the general public.

Withers Gallery Launches New Media Production Program On Thursday Night With A Documentary Premiere

The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will present a Benefit launching of a new media production program on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 333 Beale St. in Memphis. The Memphis BIO DOC Productions program, a multi-media training program designed to offer individuals professional training in Media Production (Still and Video), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and You Tube) and Computer Basics (PowerPoint, Word and Email) will begin operations at the Beale Street location.

Rosalind Withers, President/Board Chairman of the organization says “The new program was created to help individuals in the public and private sector develop more effective and efficient communications skills. With the evolution of digital and internet technology, it is extremely important that Memphians have access to professional training that will allow us to better utilize 21st century technology.” She states the program is relevant to the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery’s mission of “providing cultural and educational information and support to the Memphis community.” The organization is chartered as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit foundation. Withers is the daughter of the late photographer/historian Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr., a world renowned civil rights photographer whose works are displayed at the museum facility.

A premiere showing of a biographical documentary entitled “Quarterback,” a short film that looks at the life of Withers will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Produced and Directed by veteran television producer, Chuck O’Bannon, the film reveals some of Withers experiences during his early career in the 1950’s and 60’s through live interviews taped before his death in 2007. His personal experiences with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with photographs and insight into the lives of Rock and Roll legend, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Al Green are also highlighted in the production. O’Bannon, a former Memphian and long time friend of Ernest Withers, will also be the Director of the Memphis BIO DOC Productions program.

The Memphis Bio Doc Productions program is supported through contributions and grants to the Withers foundation. Additional information will be offered at the event. The event is open to the general public.

 

Public Meeting to Discuss and Seek Input on Triangle Noir Redevelopment Project Meeting Set for Monday, January 30, 2012 at Bridges

The Triangle Noir Redevelopment Project area has the potential to become a major tourist attraction devoted to African-American history and culture. The City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development is hosting a public meeting on Monday, January 30, 2012, from 4p.m. – 7p.m., to discuss best usage concepts for this 20-block area. The meeting or “charrette” will be held at the Bridges, 477 North 5th Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Building on the rich cultural history associated with Memphis — including music, arts, civil rights, and cultural history — the Triangle Noir Project will include a great deal of Memphis African-American history. Some of the current historic assets in the area include the: National Civil Rights Museum, WLOK Radio Station, Tri-State Bank and Clayborn Temple. The goal is to make this area financially sustainable and a major tourism destination. The area is bordered by Riverside Drive on the west, Crump Street on the south, East Street on the east and Washington Avenue on the north.

“The residents, businesses, and communities included in the project area are integral to this city and its overall well-being,” said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. “As we continue to develop it into a vibrant and thriving tourist destination, visitors will be better able to experience the unique spirit and soul of Memphis.”

Self + Tucker Architects, Inc. and The Carter Malone Group, LLC are coordinating the meeting. For more information contact Deidre Malone at 901.278.0881.

NAWBO February Networking Luncheon Features Kimberly Medlock, CEO, Productive Matters

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Memphis February meeting will feature Kimberly Medlock, CEO of Productive Matters, as the speaker for the networking luncheon. She will speak on Smarter Time Management for Really Busy People. This meeting will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Avenue, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The luncheon costs $25. It is open to the public and to register go online to http://nawbomemphis0212.eventbrite.com. Or for more information, contact NAWBO-Memphis chapter President Natasha Bowen at 901-328-8842.

Kimberly Medlock is a Productivity Expert who consults and works with organizations that want happier, healthier and more productive employees and workplaces. She is widely known as the productivity expert of choice because of her down-to-earth, real-world solutions and delivery. She is a Registered Corporate Coach, Certified Professional Organizer, Microsoft Outlook Specialist and most importantly a parent to three amazing kids! She speaks with enthusiasm about the amazing power of organization for your time, your mind, your spaces and your information and its profound impact in all aspects of professional and personal lives.

You can learn more about Kimberly Medlock and why and how she does it at www.kimberlymedlock.com.

About NAWBO:

The National Association of Women Business Owners, a non-profit and one of 80 chapters across the U.S., propels women business entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power.