By Grace Sammarco
Up and coming Memphis artist Epps, St. Mary's very own Olivia de Witt (12), performs as part of a visual sound experience at David Lusk Gallery this Sunday.
On Sunday, November 20, artist Olivia de Witt (12), or Epps, will be performing at the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. This upcoming show will be Epps' first performance since her Memphis debut at the Hi-tone this past August.
David Lusk, father of Grayson (12) and Phoebe (9), brings together an eclectic array of art in his gallery which sets it apart from the standard concert venue. Olivia explains, “I thought the sound of Epps would fit with the space. Epps has a sort of unique sound compared to a lot of Memphis music, and the Gallery is a unique space, so I thought [it] would be a great spot to play in.” Epps’ representation of old and new is apparent in her sound, pulling elements from the electronica and jazz genres.
Epps’ performance will be surrounded by the work of mixed-media artist Maysey Craddock (‘89). This earth-influenced art creates a calm and bold atmosphere for Epps’ performance, which Olivia states she “personally loves.” Though she says she’s not “a visual artist by any means,” she “truly appreciates those who are gifted in that area and the work they produce.” Epps further incorporates creative Memphis-infused elements in her brand by publicizing her show with original posters by Jasmine Huang (12) and Sidney Parish (12). Admission to the show is $5 and starts at 5 p.m.