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January 2018

Don’t Look for My Heart: Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for new work by Terri Phillips — a canopy of black garments that loom over a pond of demolished confections, evoking a scene of quiet despair and a state of ruin.

Memphis Gives Music Fest

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the first annual Memphis Music Gives Fest — a benefit concert showcasing Memphis music talent. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

Featuring music by Austin Blue, the PRVLG, Sky King, Good Bueno, and Houstn.
Vendors: Gypsy Apparel, Contact Skateshop (Fluxus), and Odd Collar Magazine.

The Music of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Early Years

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancey (trumpet), John Birdsong (acoustic bass), and Renardo Ward (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.

Paint Night

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local artist Hillary Butler will lead guests in an art project.

Light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by Pat, Matt, and Stephanie of Edward Jones.

Indie Wednesday Film Series

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: Saturday Church — A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. 2017 Jury and Audience Winner at Outflix Film Festival.

February 2018

Anti-Twilight Dark Band

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of ambient improvisation with Jimmy Crosthwait and Greg Faiers.

Anti-Twilight Dark Band: The intersection of ambient music, jazz and improvisation.
The Anti-Twilight Dark Band features Jimmy Crosthwait on zen chimes and Greg Faiers playing heavily processed guitar. The chimes are a byproduct of Faiers’ metal art work. He uses sticks (various metal and wooden implements) to create a musical percussive effect. Jimmy’s zen chimes have a sound all their own,but do suggest southeast Asian and African influences.
Greg’s ….

Shoot & Splice: For The Love of Cinema with Rashna Richards

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.

Rashna Richards will discuss what it means to teach Film and Media Studies in the twenty-first century. The first part of her talk will be based on her recent co-edited collection, For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion in and Outside the Classroom, which offers multiple ways to think about the relationship between the love of cinema and teaching. In the second half, she will expand this discussion by offering examples of her own teaching at Rhodes College and speaking more broadly about the role of film education.

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.

March 2018

Family Trees

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New work by Joy Murray and Timothy Allen.

Tim’s father, Mark Allen, will play classical guitar during the show.

Organized by the artists.

Larger Than Life

03/16/18 – 03/17/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Charcoal portraits by Lucien Scott Croy.
On view:
Friday, March 16, 6-9 pm
Saturday, March 17, noon-9 pm

Crosstown Arts