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September 2017

Indie Wednesday Film Series

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly film screenings hosted by Indie Memphis. Films will screen at Crosstown Arts, Malco’s Studio on the Square, and Ridgeway Theatre on a rotating basis.

This week: One Big Home — What should determine the size of a house, the market or the community? Tensions build in Martha’s Vineyard as residents debate a maximum square footage for new homes. Directed by Thomas Bena.

Hustle: Organizing Your Practice

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s time for the big O! Organizing. Georgia Creson will share all the good tools for corralling your studio space, setting up and maintaining a usable inventory and keeping track of contacts. It’s never too late to get your sh*t together.

Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts.


09/15/17 – 09/16/17
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New work by Robert Fortner
Organized by the artist

Respectful Lil’ Mac Book Launch & Signing

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Memphian Clarence McFerren II is launching his first children’s book, Respectful Lil’ Mac. Meet the author at this book signing event.
Makeup artist Nicole Dorsey will be on-hand for free face painting. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Four Knowledge II

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work by Beth Barnes Winterburn, Kat Gore, Janet Stuart Smith, and Lisa Williamson. Curated by Ken Hall.

Winterburn, granddaughter of famed Delta photographer Harris Barnes, holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Her work in bold, gestural brush strokes and minimalist detail has built a strong following. Very mathmatical in approach , her work is an exploration in control.
Kat Gore is a graduate of Memphis College of Art with years of experience working in the interior design industry ….

Four Knowledge II Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Work by Beth Barnes Winterburn, Kat Gore, Janet Stuart Smith, and Lisa Williamson. Curated by Ken Hall. On view through Sept. 9.

MicroCinema Club

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. Sponsored by Orion FCU.

This month: Festival Narrative Shorts — Staff Picks 2016
Selection of narrative shorts from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by programmer Brighid Wheeler.

Shoot & Splice: An Evening with Graham Gordy

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.

Join Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts for a very special Shoot & Splice: An Evening with Graham Gordy. Mr. Gordy is perhaps best known as the creator and executive producer of the partially shot and Memphis-set Cinemax series Quarry. Hear from Graham about his experiences in making the series and working as a writer in the so-called “golden age of television,” as well as how he’s gone about making a career for himself while still calling the South his home.


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Recent works by Lester Julian Merriweather. Music by Applejac (Unhooked Generation).
Organized by the artist

Crosstown Arts