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November 2017

Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response

11/12/17 – 01/14/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response is a multidisciplinary project organized by visual culture historian Dr. Earnestine Jenkins and artist Richard Lou in collaboration with Crosstown Arts. Through this project, local artists collectively explore intersections of race and systemic violence through the lens of cultural expression. Conceived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ell Persons’ very public murder by members of the Memphis community through the act of lynching, the project was further inspired by recent events to memorialize lynching sites in the broader Memphis community in an effort to bring about greater understanding of racial oppression and violence in the South.

Art/Race/Violence: Artist+Community Conversation

11/29/17
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Conversation with artist teams Jamin Carter and Mary Jo Karimnia and Terry Lynn and Andrea Morales, led by Ladrica Menson-Furr and Richard Lou.

Indie Wednesday Film Series

11/29/17
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: Rat Film — Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. Rat Film is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat — as well as the humans who love them, live with them, and kill them — to explore the history of Baltimore.
The film will be followed with a Q&A with director Theo Anthony. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

December 2017

The Moonpie Project presents Elloo

12/01/17
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A new mural by Elloo

Location: Crosstown Arts alley between 430 & 438 N. Cleveland

Free food + drinks

The Moonpie Project is an ongoing, rotating mural series curated by Michael Roy in memory of muralist Brad Wells

Up in Arms Collective presents Response 2

12/01/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-five artists converge at Crosstown Arts to create original works that explore today’s America. Up in Arms Collective was born out of the need for the dance community to respond to what is happening in America in an open and affirming environment. What originally began as a community of diverse Memphis dance artists has since grown to include local filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

“Cancer Is a Drag” St. Jude Marathon Spirit Station

12/02/17
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cheer on the runners of the St. Jude Marathon and enjoy drag performances by Bella DuBalle and Freak Nasty. Vegan blueberry pancakes and bloody marys will be served. Please bring noisemakers and posters to cheer on the runners. Fun and playful clothing is encouraged.

Location: Parking lot in front of story booth (438 N. Cleveland)

Up in Arms Collective presents Response 2

12/02/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-five artists converge at Crosstown Arts to create original works that explore today’s America. Up in Arms Collective was born out of the need for the dance community to respond to what is happening in America in an open and affirming environment. What originally began as a community of diverse Memphis dance artists has since grown to include local filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

Up in Arms Collective presents Response 2

12/03/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-five artists converge at Crosstown Arts to create original works that explore today’s America. Up in Arms Collective was born out of the need for the dance community to respond to what is happening in America in an open and affirming environment. What originally began as a community of diverse Memphis dance artists has since grown to include local filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

Shoot & Splice: Cinema Trivia Party

12/05/17
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Throughout the year, Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts brings cinematographers, directors, editors, writers, and technicians to Shoot & Splice, our monthly filmmaking forum. Come help us celebrate the end of another year with the Shoot & Splice FOURTH Annual Cinema Trivia blowout with trivia master John Beifuss! Test your filmmaker mettle! Win prizes! Did we say, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

Doors open at 6:30pm | Trivia starts at 7:00pm

Art/Race/Violence: Artist+Community Conversation

12/07/17
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Conversation with artist teams Yancy Villa-Calvo and Lawrence Matthews, Cat Pena and Jamond Bullock, led by Tami Sawyer.

Crosstown Arts

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