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Opening Reception: Connecting Memphis

05/18/2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery map

Cat Peña (901) 321-3243




May 18, 2018 – July 18, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: May 18, 2018 / 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Connect Memphis will exhibit in both the gallery and the foyer

From August 2014 to February 2017, Cindy McMillion conducted a community storytelling project called “Connecting Memphis.” She says its goal was simple: to honor the image of God in every human being. Over two-and-a-half years, McMillion photographed and interviewed almost 1,200 people from all parts of our city and posted their images and stories online at

“I can say with absolute certainty that my life has been changed and enriched by the stories people have so generously shared,” she says. “We are not alone in our struggles; we all have hard things to deal with. We all love, we all grieve, we all hope, we’re all afraid sometimes. And we all need the thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion so very evident in your comments and responses to the stories.”