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March 2018

Ernest Withers: Goodnight My Love

03/17/18 – 05/13/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

An exhibition of photographs from the Ernest Withers collection, including works from Dr. Withers’ vast archive of more than one million negatives that have never been seen by the public.

Young Collectors Contemporary

03/23/18 – 04/28/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Young Arts Patrons is pleased to present Young Collectors Contemporary, a four-day art experience.

Part exhibition/part immersive professional development seminar/part contemporary arts conference, Young Collectors Contemporary is a cutting-edge art fair that is multidisciplinary in scope. The goal is to expand the spectrum of emerging artists to new and existing collectors to support the arts economy.

April 2018

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.”

Super Secrets

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A play written and performed by the students of Crosstown Youth Theatre.

Crosstown Arts Resident Artist Talks

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Resident artists Averell Mondie, Vanessa Gonzalez, Josh Short, and Carrie Rubinstein will discuss their work.

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

May 2018

Shoot & Splice

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmaking forum hosted by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
Join Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts as we welcome our friends from LensRentals.com. They will provide a camera and lens demonstration, and they’ll showcase some of their latest gear.
LensRentals.com is also a sponsor of the Indie Memphis IndieGrant program, now entering its fifth year. The latest news on IndieGrants and call for submissions will also be announced soon.

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.

Voices Up! On Feminism & Respect

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spoken word performance on theme of feminism and respect. Hosted by poets Janay Kelley and Nadifah Rasheed.

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.

Crosstown Arts