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May 2016
Shoot & Splice

Shoot & Splice: Examining Video Art

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts

April 2016
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The Moonpie Project presents: Birdcap & Ninjacat

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A new interactive collaboration by Birdcap + Ninjacat


Javon McBride: Exclusive

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9 pm
On view: Saturday, April 30, 11 am-5 pm
This show will showcase original oil paintings and sculptures created by JaVon McBride.

RL Banker

Art by RL Banker

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Exhibition by local artist RL Banker

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Memphis Cartonera Project Exhibit & Workshop

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 23, 6-9 pm Opening Reception
Sunday, April 24, 12-5 pm Exhibit & Workshop
Celebrate with Memphis Cartonera!

Come learn about the fast-growing “Cartonera” movement from South America, and its revolutionary new way to think about art and literature’s place in our lives.
We are a cooperative publishing house dedicated to democratizing literature and art, to foster literacy, and to work in sustainable ways.
Join us for our exhibit and workshop and:
• Learn about the origins of Cartonera ….


Perfect is Boring

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 6 – 8 pm
Performances and Talks: Saturday, April 23, 1-3 pm
“Perfect is Boring” a multi-media exploration of the roles of peer pressure, ideal and model form and behavior in exacerbating mental and physical health. From eating disorders to stress induced ulcers, people of all ages are hurting themselves in trying to attain a mythic ideal foisted upon them by pop culture.
A collection of artists, musicians, and storytellers relating their life experiences and views on ….


Party with the Pinch

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Join the staff of The Pinch Literary Journal in celebration of the official release of their stunning Spring 2016 issue!
There will be food and drink, of course – Pinch Punch!
You will be regaled with readings from featured contributors, including those of award-winning poet, Madison McCartha and melty-cheese West Coast loving fiction writer, Kerry Donoghue.
Back by popular demand is the silent auction with more fabulous literary and wholesome goodies so don’t miss your chance to bid and help ….


Open Crit

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Artist installation 5-6 pm
Discussion 6-8 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.
A dedicated facilitator with experience in a group critique setting will guide discussion for each critique event, which will include up to 4 artists’ work, with 15-25 minutes devoted to the work of each.
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Duets for Mellotron – Encore

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Crosstown Arts Gallery,
422 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Crosstown Arts is pleased to present Duets for Mellotron, a live performance by Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant, organized in collaboration with Winston Eggleston.


Why are grownups so boring? And other musings

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rhode McCoy Theater,
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112 United States

The final performance of story booth’s spring after school acting workshop “Page to Stage“, led by Jazmin Miller, featuring students from Humes Preparatory Academy and student mentors from Rhodes College.
Rhodes Mentors: Karissa Coady, Emma Holtzman, Brynna Newkirk, Emmie Heath, Kevin Guevara, Patrick Leavey, Laura Eckelkamp, Lauren Edmond, Treston Norphlet, CaDana Campbell, Anne Healy, Anne Elizabeth Garrard, Jeanne Wilkinson
Lights, Camera, Actors
6th grade: Madison Ingram, Briana Springfield, Takyla Jones, Shantell Rogers
7th grade: Poeme Sherrod, Dereco Burrow, DeAnna Beckwith, Jalynn Williams, Zametria Scott, Ziyielle Braxton, Sammy Woods, Benjamin Inman, Javarius Smiley, Nicholas Allen
8th grade: Nya Linzy, Kerica Flake, Ca’Von Dalton, D’Airra Gibbs, Raymond Newton, Raymicha Newton, Alex Mendez
Instructors: Cookie Ewing & Jazzy Miller

Crosstown Arts