Archer-Malmo digital art director featured in new book

Congratulations to archer-malmo senior digital art director Kong Wee Pang, who is featured four times in the new book “Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success” by Denise Bosler.

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Work of native Memphian shown during Fashion Week this month

Congratulations to Emmanuelle Ciara Jones, a native Memphian and designer whose collection will be shown this month at the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

Jones was born and raised in Memphis, and her work will be shown at one of the biggest fashion events in the world. She got a degree in painting and interned at 440 Brannan Studio in San Francisco.

Her collection was inspired by hip-hop street culture and music. Especially inspirational to Jones as she designs her fall 2015 collection has been renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

ZeroTo510 now taking applications

Applications are now open for ZeroTo510, the local entrepreneurship accelerator program that helps startups bring medical device products and services to market.

Applications will be accepted until March 15.

The goal of the 12-week, mentor-driven program is to help medical device entrepreneurs navigate the start-up process, refine their business models and achieve the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) pre-market notification filing. Now in its fourth year, the program has accelerated the creation of 16 new companies, more than 30 jobs, and $7.5 million in investments.

ZeroTo510 is operated by Memphis Bioworks Foundation and is an initiative of the Greater Memphis Regional Accelerator, a program funded by Launch Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.

Memphis Library Foundation breaks ground on teen lab space Feb. 4

The Memphis Library Foundation has announced it will break ground for its teen lab space in early February.

The foundation has reached its first fundraising benchmark of $1.9 million for the state-of-the-art teen learning lab, where young people will have a chance to pursue their interest in technology with the lab’s features like audio and video production equipment, a sound mixing lab, an art studio, performance stage, creation stations, a gaming zone, a 3D printer and more.

A public groundbreaking ceremony will take place Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. in the future site of the teen learning lab at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The official name for the lab will be announced at that ceremony.

Beale Street Music Festival named among top 21 music festivals

The Beale Street Music Festival has been named one of the 21 best music festivals by Fuse, a national TV network and website focused on music, concerts and festivals.

Joining BSMF on the list are big festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Festival. When you consider there are some 800 contemporary music festivals each year, according to BSMF, the Fuse list of 21 means Beale Street is regarded as being in the top 3 percent.

The 39th annual Beale Street Music Festival will include 64 acts in Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis May 1-3.