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the artist: Lyrikal Jenkins

Lyrikal Jenkins is a native Memphian who utilizes her artistic abilities to tell stories. She also enjoys photography. With her photography, Lyrikal prefers to capture people in their natural state because it’s a reminder that there’s beauty in simplicity. Some of her art exemplifies topics that are typically seen as “taboo,” but she displays it in a way to make the viewers feel comfortable with communicating and sharing their own thoughts and opinions. She is primarily known from her business, Amazing Creations by Lyrikal, and her involvement in the community in efforts to bring individuals and families together with the help of her ACBL Paint by Numbers Kits. Lyrikal’s art has been featured all over Memphis and surrounding areas. These places include the Memphis Voyager Magazine, Paint Memphis Festival, Germantown Performing Arts Center, NAACP ACT-SO Competition, Memphis City Schools Board of Education, First Horizon Bank, The Brooks Museum of Memphis, Memphis College of Arts, Cooper Young Arts Festival, MLGW, Hattiloo Theatre, and many more. 

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Memphis Grizzlies

Lyrikal decided to surprise the NBA team, "Memphis Grizzlies," during their open practice. She created a custom basketball which features the whole team and was interviewed after the game about why she chose to create the masterpiece. 

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