Memphis, TN (August 2017) -Thomas KinkadeArt of Entertainmentof Memphis has recently opened its doors and is the exclusive Thomas KinkadeSignature Gallery for the Mid-Southregion. We are proud to announce that artistBlend Cota, isreleasing his fourth piece and most inspired work yet in his new collection, The Color, titled King of Rock ‘n’ Rollat Gracelandduring Elvis Week.

Blend’s collection is inspired by the works ofPicasso and other abstractionists that have mastered the best way to express their emotions is through their color. With seven titles in this initial launch Blend’s artworkspans a variety of potently portrayed imagery. The titles include:King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Flamenco Dancer, Vive La Liberte, Eiffel Tower, Daddy’s Lil Monster, The Dark Knight, and The Joker and Harley Quinn.

Visitors to Graceland during Elvis Week will be able to stop by and view Blend’s new pieceof artalong with Kinkadian favorites from 12pm to 3pm on August 12thand 13th. In addition, Blend Cota himself will be there onAugust 15thand 16thfrom 12pm to 3pm to talk with fans and signanyart purchased at Graceland.

Thomas KinkadeArt of Entertainmentof Memphis is excited to revealthat they willbe hosting a Graceland Event Celebration at their newly expanded gallery located at the Tanger Outlets in Southaven (Memphis), MS, only a few short miles from Graceland. Elvis fans and art enthusiasts canmeet Blendin an intimate settingand see hisdebutcollection,The Color. Come by and get a visually stimulating experience like no other.This special Artist “Meet and Greet”event will be Wednesday, August 16thfrom 4:00pm-6:00pm


About Blend Cota
Blend is an accomplished artist with more than 25 years of experience, but his journey has been anything but traditional. After graduating with fine arts degree from the Fine Art Academy in Albania, Blend fled his native land in search of a more stable place to raise his family. He settled in Toronto, Canada, where he pursued his love of photography and fine art, and built a successful career with art publishing companies. He is currently Creative Director for the Thomas Kinkade Studios. “Colorism is a method that breaks through the limitations of traditional fine art to unlock the imagination, spark engagement, and invite onlookers to experience a more powerful connection,” Blend explains. “It is a playful blend of colors that sparks human emotion.” And that is the heart and soul of Blend’s new collection. Art Brand Studios will release The Color Collection in two waves –four paintings in August and three more later in 2017.

About Art Brand Studios
Art Brand Studios is a leading publisher of branded art programs in both Limited and Open Edition. ABS is committed to growing artists’ brands with quality and integrity through corporate and independently owned galleries worldwide, strategic art licenses with Disney and DC Comics, licensing relationships with more than 70 licensees such as Hallmark and Bradford Exchange, and cross-channel marketing that includes everything from web to print to event management and targeted multimedia campaigns. ABS publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Blend Cota, Marjolein Bastin, and ZacKinkadeamong others.

About Thomas Kinkade Art of Entertainment
The Thomas Kinkade Gallery of Memphis opened in 2000 by owners Tommy & Tammy Ashker and has served Memphis, the Mid-South and collectors from around the world for 17 years. The gallery recently moved to its new location in June of this year where its much larger space allows for a larger concentration of its Entertainment art of Disney, DC Comics, Warner Brothers properties, Major League baseball, EPE, NASCAR, etc. The gallery also features a large selection of the more traditional Kinkade images collectors have come to know and love. For more info, contact Tommy or Tammy Ashker at 662-469-9872or visit