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Past Events › Gallery

February 2018

SOLD OUT – The Music of Ella Fitzgerald

02/17/18
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz tribute to the music of Ella Fitzgerald featuring Jiana Hunter (vocals), Alvie Givhan (piano), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Kelvin Walters (alto saxophone), and James Sexton (drums).

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

January 2018

The Music of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Early Years

01/27/18
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancey (trumpet), John Birdsong (acoustic bass), and Renardo Ward (drums).

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

Don’t Look for My Heart: Opening Reception

01/26/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for new work by Terri Phillips — a canopy of black garments that loom over a pond of demolished confections, evoking a scene of quiet despair and a state of ruin.

Material Equivalence: Opening Reception

01/26/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New work by Memphis-based artist Pam McDonnell

Two Stories of Iceland: Opening Reception

01/26/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for a narrative exploration of Icelandic stories and landscape in small paintings and drawings by Elizabeth Alley.

Imprismed: Opening Reception

01/26/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for a multidisciplinary exhibition by Emily C. Thomas. Part visual boot camp, part torture dungeon and New Age sanctuary, IMPRISMED constructs a dialectic between the repression and cultivation of psycho-sexual energies through the ages.

Wish Book: William E. Jones Artist Talk & Screening

01/20/18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Encore screening of William E. Jones’ Fall Into Ruin and artist talk by curator Brian Pera

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

Wish Book: William E. Jones Reception & Screening

01/19/18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reception/screening for selected work by William E Jones

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

Wish Book: William E. Jones

01/19/18 – 02/11/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Selected work by William E. Jones

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

Art/Race/Violence: Artist + Community Conversation

01/03/18
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conversation with artist teams Lisa Williamson and Lurlynn Franklin; Carl Moore and Karina Alvarez; Brittney Bullock, Agustin Diaz, and Brenda Joysmith; co-curator Richard Lou, and Professor Holly Yu. Moderated by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins. 

Crosstown Arts

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