This is Elaine's medium sized print, that has been professionally framed and double matted by Ardor Arts Gallery and Framing, in Memphis, Tenn.****A native of Nashville, Memphis artist Elaine Speed Neeley studied Graphic Design at the University of Memphis and earned a Masters Degree in Art Education. Best known for her watercolor scenes of Memphis and Nashville, Neeley enjoys working in all media subjects including portraits, wildlife, and floral, as well as her popular "Cityscapes".
This print is in very nice original shape, with no tears, staining, or foxing. Elaine's medium size print retails for $25.00 unframed. Ready to hang and enjoy in your home or office! This measures 14 1/2" x 19" framed, and the print itself measures 9" x 13 1/2".
The Riverboat, "Delta Queen" is shown by the banks of the Mississippi, moored at the Memphis waterfront. The Pyramid Arena can be seen in the background. A very prominent Memphis landmark.***
***The Pyramid Arena is a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River.It is 321 feet (98m, about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 ft; it is the sixth largest pyramid in the world. It is also slightly (about 16 feet) taller than the Statue of Liberty. A statue of Ramesses the Great stands in front of the pyramid.
It was the home court for the University of Memphis men's basketball program, and later for the National Basketball Association's Memphis Grizzlies. However, both teams left The Pyramid in November 2004 to move into the newly built FedExForum.When the FedExForum overtook the Pyramid as the city's primary indoor sports arena, the Pyramid did not have any long term tenants.
In October 2005, media speculation began to focus on an aquarium or a Bass Pro Shops superstore as the most likely long-term tenants of the arena. In 2008, the city and Bass Pro Shops reached a "tentative" agreement, short on details, but based on an intent to develop the now-abandoned structure. On June 30, after 5 years of negotiating, Bass Pro and the City of Memphis signed an agreement for a 55-year lease which would create the main store, additional retail stores, restaurants, offices, and a river museum.
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