Earned Media


Leadership Memphis Announces 40 Change Makers Who Have Made Memphis Better in the Past 40 Years. “ Morris Marketing Group, April 25, 2019

“Memphis immigrants meet for paletas and solutions for a more immigrant-friendly city,” by Baris Gursakal, Highground News, May 23, 2019

“Stories from Ten Years of Civic Change: Barrier Free,” by Noah Lumbantobing, Ioby, February 20, 2019

"John Zeanah, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Memphis, Yancy Villa-Calvo, independent artist, and Bill Dries, reporter for The Daily Memphian discuss the draft Memphis 3.0 plan.” Behind the Headlines host Eric Barnes. February .

“One-act play about The Heights casts residents, confronts neighborhood stereotypes,” by Scarlet Ponder, High Ground News, February 13, 2019

“Obra teatral sobre The Heights muestra a vecinos y enfrenta estereotipos,” by Rafael Figueroa, La Prensa Latina. February 14, 2019

“Community Performance And Potluck Announced For THE HEIGHTS,” Broadway World Jan. 31, 2019 

Bring Your Soul, Memphis Brand Initiative. January


“La Posada features Opera Memphis singers, immigrant detention center replica,” by Elle Perry, Daily Memphian. December 8, 2018

“Sin Barreras, el arte que habla de ti y de mi,” by Maria Calvo. El Informante. October.

Local arts groups participating in nationwide ‘For Freedoms’ initiative,” by Elle Perry, Daily Memphian. October

“Art Museum of the University of Memphis to host For Freedoms/Barrier Free,” For Freedoms. September.

“The Dixon, Folgeman Galleries explore political printmaking in new exhibitions,” by Elle Perry, Daily Memphian. October

“El arte sin barreras y por las libertades,” El Informante. Memphis, TN. September

Podcast for City of Memphis Office of Communications Communications & Civic Engagement. Memphis, TN September

“Artivism,” interview with host Linda Steel, ArtUp. Memphis, TN.

“Art Installation” Washington, DC. July

“Issues and Innovators: City Planning,” by Caleb L. Fowler. We Are Memphis. Memphis, TN. April

“Memphis GEMS engagement uncovers what makes Memphis rare,” Highground News. Memphis, TN. March

“The Intersection of art and urban planning,” Highground News. Memphis, TN. February

“Local Perspective of American Creed, PBS documentary,” Behind the Headlines, WKNO-TV. Memphis, TN. February

“Memphis 3.0,” by Alex Greene, Memphis Flyer. Memphis, TN. January


“Paint Memphis,” Local ABC 24- TV interview, Memphis, TN September

“Barrier Free Exhibit uses art to unite community,” interview Channel Five, Memphis, TN. August

“Artist & Activist: FACES of Memphis,” by Andria Brown, StyleBluePrint Magazine. Memphis, TN. July

“This art speaks to immigrant rights,” by Tonyaa Weathersbee, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN January


“Yancy Villa-Calvo, Art, fervor, and movement,” by Nancy Aguila, Ella Magazine, Memphis, TN. November


“Artists of Color Balance Group Identity With Individual Expression,” by Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis. TN November

“Local Latin artist present Mexicanisimo,” by Vivian Fernández,  La Prensa Latina. Memphis, TN. November

Organized by Yancy Villa Calvo.

Mexico and Memphis come together for a multimedia fusion exhibit where Aztec rhythm and classical arts will intersect through expressionism abstract paint and video. 

Video Credit: Justin Thompson, Crosstown Arts

Local artists team up with graffiti artists from around the world to turn a bare, 1/3 mile floodwall on Memphis' North Side into a colorful community focal point. Karen Golightly of Memphis funded this project on ioby.org - she hopes to make Paint Memphis an annual event, bringing color and vibrancy to a different Memphis neighborhood each year.

Video Credit: Paint Memphis

News & Media

2015 “Mexicanisimo” Radio Interview. Checking on the Arts -WKNO. Cordova, TN November

2015 “Mujer de Valor” Radio Interview. Radio Ambiente, Memphis, TN October.

2015 “Mexicanisimo” Radio Interview. Radio Mix FM. Memphis, TN November

2015 “Artists of Color Balance Group Identity With Individual Expression.” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis. TN November

2015 “Mexicanisimo” La Prensa Latina. Memphis, TN November

2015 “El Arte Mexicanisimo de Cinco Creadores Latinos” La Raza News. Memphis, TN November

2015 The New Southern online magazine. Memphis, TN. July

2015 The Hebrew Watchman, Memphis, TN. January

2014 The Hebrew Watchman, Memphis, TN. September

2014 WMC TV 5 Local Memphis. Memphis, TN May

2014 Fox 13 News, “LeBonheur Art on the Sidewalk and Chalk Art Competition. Memphis, TN May

2014 “What Shadow Are You Leaving”  Radio Interview, KWAM 990. Memphis, TN February

2013 “Yancy Villa-Calvo Works on Display at GPAC” Germantown News, Germantown, TN September

2013 “RAW features Latin Artists in Memphis.” La Prensa Latina, Memphis, TN August

2013 “Mujer de Valor (Women of Courage)” Radio interview, Radio Ambiente. Memphis, TN August

2013 “Discovering Art.” Progress magazine, West TN

2013 “Pintora mexicana presenta exposición en Bartlett.” La Raza News, Memphis, TN February

2013 “Yancy Villa-Calvo art show.” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

2012 WREG, Television interview, Memphis, TN

2004 “Artista mexicana.” La Prensa Latina, Memphis, TN August.

2004 “Day dawns with a vibrant motif for Villa-Calvo.” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN. September

2004 WKNO, Checking on the Arts, radio interview, Memphis, TN. September

2003 “Una talentosa artista Hispana.” La Prensa Latina, Memphis, TN. September

2003 WREG, Television interview, Memphis, TN. September