As a puppeteer, I rarely get a chance to see puppet shows. My friend Drew contacted me to let me know that "Jeghetto" Tarish Pipkins was coming to town! I first learned about him through the Puppeteers of America "The Puppetry Journal" and was so excited to see him perform! It was so much fun, and if Jeghetto is in your area, PLEASE go see him.
The show was described as:
Puppet Genius Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkin comes to The Memphis Public Library
About this event
Please join the Memphis Public Library in welcoming critically
acclaimed puppeteer Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins for a series of pop-up
performances and workshops throughout the city...
Tarish Pipkins, a.k.a Jeghetto, has established himself as a
masterful self-taught artist whose work with puppetry is influenced by a
hip-hop ethos and a culture of teaching and education.
While there, we visited the art show by Rose Marr-Scott, whose work you can see at The Mayfair Art Gallery. Read more about her here.
Around another corner of the library was a section dedicated to an exhibition titled "Evicted." I'm too much of a sentimental softy, I suppose, and facing the reality of poverty and how it effects families was a bit too much, so I didn't stay long, but want you to zoom in on the image of the boxes. That's a lot of numbers of homelessness in the United States due to evictions.