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September 2018

Wish Book: Lay of the Land with John Pearson

09/21/18 – 12/02/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
Location: East Gallery & East Atrium
These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.

Crosstown Arts Resident Artist Talk

09/25/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts offers multidisciplinary residencies in to visiting and Memphis-based artists and curators, working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, music, film, and writing in all genres.
The resident artists discuss their work in a series on monthly artist talks. This month: Sid Richardson,Santina Amato, Jeremiah Matthews, and Alex Paulus.

Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records

09/28/18 – 12/02/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

On view: September 28-November 30
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm

“Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.

Opening Reception — Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records

09/28/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.

365

09/28/18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo-a-day series by artist Valerie Sparks
Artist Statement:
In 2017, I challenged myself to a photo-a-day project which I first displayed on Instagram. Now I will present my year’s worth of all 365 photographs that I took, into one collection.

Organized by the artist

The Music of Billie Holiday

09/29/18
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tribute to American jazz singer Billie Holiday featuring Tamara Jones Monger (vocals), Keenan Shotwell (piano), Carl Casperson (acoustic bass), Joe Restivo (guitar), and James Sexton (drums).

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

.WAVFest

09/29/18
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Memphis artist ISpeakWithAGift presents the first annual .WAVFest featuring live performances from himself and friends from inside and outside the city. The line-up includes ISpeakWithAGift, Early, She’Chinah, ODDyssey, De Apollo, Ghost, Sumdude, and 2030M.
Food and refreshments will be served. Ages 18 and up.
Organized by the artist

Spins

09/29/18
10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

A live monthly DJ series at Crosstown Arts

This month: DJ Siphne Aaye
$5 cover (purchase on Eventbrite or at the door)

The SPINS series will feature music as diverse as the City of Memphis. Each month, a rotating line-up of DJs will play everything from old-school Hip-Hop and House to Ultra Lounge and Afrobeat. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, come chill. Come hang. Come Party!

October 2018

Shoot & Splice: Production Design

10/02/18
6:30 am – 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how movies achieve a particular look and visual style? Join Production Designer Darian Corley as she takes you through the process of conceptualizing and designing film sets and locations. From breaking down the script to identifying design styles to working with directors and cinematographers, Darian will cover it all.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly filmmaking forum presented collaboratively by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.

Open Crit

10/09/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series 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. Special thanks to Art Center for donating a $25 gift certificate for each participating artist.

Crosstown Arts

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