The View 38002 October 2015

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper October 2015 theview Are You Ready for Some (Flag) Football? Upcoming Fall Events (visit for full community calendar) 17 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 washboard, Crosthwait continues to perform around the Memphis are 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 Arlington Depot Square; FREE. Lakeland Halloween Festival,5:00p.m.—9:00 p.m., Lakeland City Hall Park Fields 25 27 Lakeland Family Fall Festival, 2:00 p.m.— 5:00 p.m., Delta Blues Winery Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m. —8:30 p.m. 11695 Hwy. 70, just east of Kroger. Proceeds benefit Shepherd’s Haven. 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 24 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