I Love Memphis Mural - McLemore at Stax Museum
The "I Love Memphis" mural series expresses the love for the City in a series of designs by local artists. Designs were chosen from competition entries. "I Love Memphis" murals have been realized at locations throughout the city, here on a cottage owned by LeMoyne-Owen College.
The "I Love Memphis" mural #6 was created by Memphis artists Whitney Kerr and Jeanyne Lewis. It envelops a quaint building directly across the street from the national Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Naturally, with a location across the street of the former Stax Records location, the mural features a musical theme. Two keyboards cover the side wall of the building in a stepped design. At the top, colorful geometric patterns refer to the typical graphics used during the heyday of Memphis soul in the 1960s. The other side of the triangular building shows the "I Love Memphis" motto, a feature that is included in all murals of the series.
About the Artist
Jeanyne Lewis and Whitney Kerr
Jeanyne Lewis and Whitney Kerr are young artists who graduated from Memphis College of Art.