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December 2017

Art/Race/Violence: Artist+Community Conversation

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.

The Music of Nina Simone

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Michaelyn Oby (vocalist), Alvie Givhan (piano), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Michael Oby (saxophone), and Nygel Yancey (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.

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.

M.T.A. Art Show

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Live painting | poetry | artwork | food and wine
Hosted by Tosha the Artist

It’s a Hustle Holiday 2

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You know that networking is an important part of your arts practice. Hustle makes it fun to get to know your local community. Expect silly games and sillier prizes. Special host: Eso Tolson.

Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts.

January 2018

Art/Race/Violence: Panel Discussion

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel discussion featuring Shahidah Jones, Antonio De Velasco, and Tom Carlson (as of Nov. 7).

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.

April 2018

Memphis Manifest

04/06/18 – 04/07/18
6:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Exhibition of ho scale graffiti, freight photography, track displays, and graffiti photography by multiple artists. Hosted by BoradExplorer.

Booksigning for “After the Dust Clears”

4:00 pm – 7:00 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

September 2018

Shades of Gray

09/21/18 – 09/23/18
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An exhibition of black-and-white photographs by S. Turner

Crosstown Arts