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May 2018

The Art of Kathryn James

05/25/18 – 05/26/18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition of handmade items by Kathryn James | Curated by Jenna Fergus
Donations accepted for Alzheimers and Dementia Services.
Donna James Regel’s Mom, Kathryn James, has been practicing the craft of crochet since she was six years old. This exhibit of tablecloths, bedspreads, clothing, doilies, and other beautiful items of her life are a celebration of all she has made. Her intricate art works will be displayed as a labyrinth of comfort to exemplify the love Kathryn James showed to ….

Wish Book: James Benning Reception & Screening

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening reception for selected work by James Benning | Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Reception, filmmaker Q&A, and screening of measuring change (60 min), 2016

Indie Wednesdays

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: Are We Not Cats — New Yorker Eli (Michael Patrick Nicholson) loses his girlfriend, home, and job in less than 24 hours. After landing a job transporting car parts upstate to make some quick cash, he meets Anya (Chelsea Lopez), a young woman who shares his fetish for eating hair. In this gorgeously lensed oddball ….

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.


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A collaborative exhibition of painters from the University of Memphis.
Featuring work by Trudy Blackwell Goff, Megan Chen, Ivy-Jade Edwards, Robert Fairchild, Cameron Mallory, Travis Washington, Ras Rossetti, Stephanie Curry, and Jeff Carter.

Raise Your Voice

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Friendship Commanders Tour 
Rock + Voter Registration
Featuring performances by Negro Terror, Friendship Commanders, and Blood Like Wine.

MicroCinema Club

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: Live From Memphis Retrospective
An homage of over 10+ years of films, projects, and events from Live From Memphis — a volunteer organization in support of music, film, and art from local creatives. This is a pay-what-you-can event, with proceeds going to Sarah Fleming and Chris Reyes’ legal fund during their fight to save their home from the Aparium Hotel Group.
Doors at 6:30 pm | Screening at 7 pm.

April 2018

Booksigning for “After the Dust Clears”

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Authors El and Zina Henry sign and share intimate stories from their new book, After the Dust Clears, a memoir on the pain of infidelity.
Books will be available for sale.
Organized by the authors

The Speed Trials Arcade

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New work by Crosstown Arts resident artist Josh Short

Inspired by 1980s era arcade games, Josh Short has created a series of interactive driving simulators based on popular American mythologies about the road and our love/hate relationship with cars. Josh uses cast-off exercise equipment, hand-made banners, remote-controlled cars, surveillance cameras, and detritus found from the road to create a mechanical “Bricolage.”

Outflix Film Festival Launch Party

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Screening of a short film highlighting the 20th anniversary of the Outflix Film Festival (the Mid-South’s LGBTQ film fest), plus a preview of new festival events for 2018 and information on sponsorship opportunities.

Crosstown Arts