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Overton Park Stories

Stories: Zack Meaders Guess

Stories: Zack Meaders Guess

Zack Meaders Guess shares his memories of Overton Park, a place his son Noah Guess cares for as the owner of Echo Systems Inc., the park’s landscaping team. You can submit your own park memories at overtonpark.org/stories. This is written in April 2021. In a

Stories: Bill Colton

Stories: Bill Colton

Park supporter Bill Colton generously shares his memories of Overton Park with us today. If you’d like to share your Overton Park story, click here. When I was 10 (insert Civil War jokes here if you must, though the year was 1961), most city parks

Stories: Justin Merrick

Stories: Justin Merrick

Justin Merrick is the Executive Director of Center for Transforming Communities, an organization dedicated to building up the cultural, economic, social, physical and municipal health of neighborhoods. Overton Park Conservancy has been honored to develop our comprehensive park plan in partnership with CTC by engaging

Stories: Kaci Murley

Stories: Kaci Murley

Conservancy Deputy Executive Director Kaci Murley shares the story of a special day in Overton Park. On a sunny Saturday in December 2020, Ian and I pulled up to Overton Park and had ourselves a little wedding. Our pre-pandemic plan was to elope to Mexico

Stories: David Hill

Stories: David Hill

Conservancy board member David Hill shared one of his all-time favorite family videos with us. Here you can see three of David’s sons and a friend emerging one-by-one from within the “Gnome House” tree at marker 19 on the Old Forest Loop. It’s a rite

Stories: Michele Adelman

Stories: Michele Adelman

Overton Park Conservancy board member Michele Adelman shares that she and her husband Steve love to walk their dog Milton in the Old Forest. It’s one of their favorite things to do in Memphis, and they enjoy it in all four seasons.     Michele

MCA Stories: Mia Saine

MCA Stories: Mia Saine

Mia Saine BFA in Design Arts with concentration in Graphic Design, 2017 What are you working on now? Currently, I freelance design and illustration projects. Some of my recent accomplishments are illustrating the Memphis Tourism Map Guide cover, showcasing my work in the National Civil

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

Aaron Boyd BFA with concentration in Sculpture/Metals, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? Right after graduating I don’t have any particular plans except looking for a job and honing my craft. I hope to focus on what sets my art

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez BFA in Printmaking, 2015 MFA in Fine Arts, 2017 What are you working on now? I’m working on portraits of my family and how their nationality impacts my dual nationality. I’m currently represented by Agora Gallery in NY. I was one of the