Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancy (Trumpet), Sylvester Sample (Acoustic Bass) and Nygel Yancey (Drums) celebrating the legacy of Thelonious Monk.
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
An interactive performance with Wu Fei, a genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist from Nashville — by way of Beijing. Wu Fei blends her Western and Chinese traditional sensibilities with a contemporary, idiosyncratic, experimental dialect as she performs original compositions on the guzheng, an ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.
A portion of a socially engaged art installation designed for the Latino Memphis Festival by Yancy Villa-Calvo will be on view at in the Crosstown Concourse’s Central Atrium in this week-long pop-up exhibition. Building on the current and controversial idea of the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, the installation aims to create awareness and encourages viewers to pause, reflect, and act.
On the final day of the We Need to Talk exhibition, we invite you to take a moment to “paws” and reflect and heal your broken heart in this Yoga with Cats event hosted by Memphis Animals Services (MAS), Crosstown Arts, and Co-Motion Studio.
MAS will have approximately 10 adoptable cats at the Crosstown Arts gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adriene Holland, co-owner of Co-Motion Studio, will teach two yoga classes — one at 11 a.m. and another at noon — during which cats will be free-roaming and interacting with the yogis.
Duets for Mellotron — a blue vinyl gatefold LP package of a live performance by Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant, organized in collaboration with Winston Eggleston — will be available for pre-order pick-up on January 13, 14, 17 and 18. A limited number of copies will also be available to the general public for $20 each.
Retos y Retratos, an exhibition of portraits of Latino/a artists and samples of their work, strives to give a voice to the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of this community of artists in Memphis. Committed to different forms of expression, united by art and the challenges they have faced, these artists seek to preserve and communicate their roots. The portraits demonstrate both the artistic and intimate side of these creators.
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6-9 PM
Crosstown Arts is pleased to present SWEET, an exhibition of 20 new works by Memphis-based artist and architect, Brantley Ellzey.
For the past 15 years, Ellzey’s practice has typically involved media-based content in service to a particular subject. His works consist primarily of paper from magazines, books, and other printed media which he deconstructs, rolls and methodically builds into complex, layered forms. Hand-rolled, individual pages contain information that create an archive, a time ….