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June 2017

ICEBERG New Music Collective Residency

06/13/17 – 06/24/17
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

New York City-based composer collective ICEBERG new music will be in residence at Crosstown Arts for two weeks of concerts, workshops, and lectures with Memphis-based contemporary chamber group Blueshift Ensemble.

ICEBERG new music is a collective of ten young composers based in New York City with a mission to promote the idea that substance – not surface – is the heart of music creation and perception.

Blueshift is a Memphis-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration.

SOLD OUT The Music of Miles Davis: From Bebop to Hip Hop

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Paul McKinney and the Knights of Jazz. 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 jazz legends.

The Moonpie Project presents Benjamin Pierce

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A new mural by Benjamin Pierce. The Moonpie Project is an ongoing, rotating mural series curated by Michael Roy in memory of muralist Brad Wells.

May 2017

“Barrier Free” Artist Talk

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Artist Yancy Villa-Calvo will discuss “Barrier Free,” her socially engaged art installation on display in Crosstown Concourse’s Central Atrium. A Q&A will follow. The talk will take place in front of the installation.

Hustle: Report from D.C.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Rouse (ArtsMemphis), Abbey Judd (Levitt Shell), and Lauren Kennedy (UrbanArt Commission) as they discuss arts advocacy beyond NEA funding. After participating in National Arts Advocacy Day in D.C. this year, all three women were energized by legislative proposals to support the arts economy. The presentation will focus on areas of tax reform, the CREATE Act, artist visas, art education, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The panelists will discuss where to find resources on arts advocacy and how to get involved in advocacy groups, and we’ll participate in a postcard-writing campaign.

Open Crit

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Connecting Crosstown: Technically Speaking

10:00 am – 11:30 am

We invite residents and business owners in Crosstown to join us and meet your neighbors as we learn about the work of Concourse tenant Tech 901.

We’ll get a sneak peek inside their office space on the third floor of Crosstown Concourse, and we’ll hear about how this nonprofit organization is working to address the IT industry’s talent shortage, cost pressures, and diversity deficit with Memphis as the solution. Tech 901 has a goal of adding 10,000 Memphis-area technology workers by 2025.

April 2017

Crosstown Concourse Job Fair

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fifteen Crosstown Concourse businesses will be offering more than 60 jobs in fields ranging from healthcare, arts, operations, security, and retail. There will be a limited number of free bus passes available, and the first 100 people will get a free slice of pizza.

Spillit & Crosstown Arts present: Dear Diary

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Spillit and Crosstown Arts collaborate for an evening of personal, embarrassing, awkward, and hilarious stories culled from presenters’ diaries.

Workshop: Building Your Own Typefaces/Fonts

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Artist Eric Clausen will lead this FREE workshop in the Crosstown Arts Digital Lab on the basic steps of creating their own typefaces and fonts using Adobe Illustrator. Great for intermediate designers. Sign-up is required.

Crosstown Arts