Paragon Bank Hosts Artwork from Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Paragon Bank is currently displaying artwork from Memphis Oral School for the Deaf students in the lobby of its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue). The art will be showcased throughout the month of August. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“We are excited to kick off another school year and to partner, once again, with the team at Memphis Oral School for the Deaf,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “Having the opportunity to view such inspirational artwork every day brings joy to both our employees and customers.”

Paragon worked with Ginger Ragan, Development Associate at Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, to coordinate the display. The artwork that features paintings of butterflies was inspired by the school’s tradition of releasing the colorful insects during the graduation ceremony. The butterflies symbolize each student’s progress throughout their time at the school.

The artwork was created by Lizzie Gray, Jordan Johnson, Collins Kellum, Keith Nelson, Haley Newman, Martin Wade and Joseph Wright.

About Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Located in Germantown for more than 50 years, the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf works to empower deaf children all over the Mid-South to listen, learn and talk. Instead of sign language, the school uses speech and language therapies and audiological services in conjunction with preschool classes to help profoundly deaf and hard-of-hearing children. These techniques help children, ages birth to six, develop the necessary listening and spoken language skills to be a part of a world of sound. For more information, visit