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Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper
Are You Ready for Some (Flag) Football?
Upcoming Fall Events
(visit www.theview38002.com for full community calendar)
Photo courtesy of City of Lakeland
Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, the Lakeland City players, Shod Neely (left in gray), Jim Atkinson,
and John Huber, make a few defensive moves to stop their opponent on team Mean Machine from
progressing toward to end zone. See story, page 8.
Story and Photos by Melanie Anderson, Artist
continues to perform
around the Memphis
Performing is only
part of what makes
Crosthwait tick. His artistic
creations he calls Zen Chimes
and his metal and ceramic floral wall
pieces are among the recent works
that he creates in his home studio.
His Zen Chimes make no noise and
are constructed from found objects
and pieces he creates himself.
Crosthwait’s studio is like a candy
store for an artist with a smorgasbord
of whimsical, repurposed objects and
baubles. Crosthwait creates ceramic
parts as well as fabricated metal in
organic shapes that he combines with
found objects for his assemblages.
Frankie Hollie and The
Noise performs at
p.m., Lakeland City Hall
Lakeland Family Fall
Festival, 2:00 p.m.—
5:00 p.m., Delta Blues
Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m.
—8:30 p.m. 11695 Hwy.
70, just east of Kroger.
Inside this edition...
Artist Spotlight: Jimmy Crosthwait
Arlington is home to a
modern day renaissance
man. Artist Jimmy
Crosthwait has been
entertaining people in
the Memphis area with
his music, puppets, and
artistic assemblages for many
decades. As a fixture in the Memphis
music scene and well known to the
local art community, Crosthwait
shows no signs of slowing down.
Crosthwait spent many years as
puppet creator and puppeteer for the
Pink Palace Museum. He doesn’t do
puppet shows anymore but he
continues to perform as a musician
using an array of unconventional
instruments. As the only remaining
member of local band Mud Boy and
The Neutrons where he played the
Music on the Square —
7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.;
Happenings, p. 2
Business News, p. 5
Support the Library Friends of Arlington, p. 9
School News, starts on p. 10
Zen Chimes on display
Much of the work he creates today
includes a recurring motif he created
many years ago in a series of works
Continued on page 7