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May 2017

ArtRevival Showcase: Intersectionality Project

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nine rising artists will display their work and share the motivation behind their pieces. This semester, the students created work addressing the topic of intersectionality — a term used to describe the overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Students were asked to embrace their differences or question their oppression. Issues they face vary from racism to islamophobia to cyberbullying and so many others.

No Minced Words: A 48 Hour Playwriting Experiment

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A patriarchy-smashing good time! Female playwrights are given one recipe of rules and less than 48 hours to cook up a brand-new play. Join us and sample the results.

Finding Tobey

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Premiere of the documentary Finding Tobey, which details the history of the Memphis skateboarding scene and the eventual construction of the city’s first public skatepark.

SoundOff: From Studio to Turntable

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Crosstown Arts and The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter present a discussion with GRAMMY award-winning producer and recording engineer Matt Ross-Spang and recording engineer, mixer, producer, and vinyl mastering engineer Jeff Powell.

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: Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez — the biography of Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, told with the narrative tension of an investigation through an impressive collection of interviews.

Hustle: Report from D.C.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Rouse (ArtsMemphis), Abbey Judd (Levitt Shell), and Lauren Kennedy (UrbanArt Commission) as they discuss arts advocacy beyond NEA funding. After participating in National Arts Advocacy Day in D.C. this year, all three women were energized by legislative proposals to support the arts economy. The presentation will focus on areas of tax reform, the CREATE Act, artist visas, art education, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The panelists will discuss where to find resources on arts advocacy and how to get involved in advocacy groups, and we’ll participate in a postcard-writing campaign.

Frame Traps: Street Fighter Exhibition

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Show of artwork inspired by the video game, Street Fighter. Jazz fusion band Reach will perform remixes of Street Fighter background music. Cosplay models will accent the room. Walk-in cosplay models are welcome.

Re-Collections: Get as Close as You Want

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Works by Nate Renner

Cinderella Unfinished

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The story begins where the traditional tale ends — at the wedding ceremony of Cinderella and her prince. After the first wedding dance begins, the townspeople gossip about the prince’s new bride, Cinderella. She isn’t as nice as others may believe. Come and enjoy a gallery exhibition and performance by the high school students of Trezevant, Central and Manassas. Devised, designed, and performed by Crosstown Youth Theatre

MicroCinema Club

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: Hometowner IndieGrant Shorts — encore presentation of seven Memphis short films supported by Indie Memphis’ IndieGrants program.

Crosstown Arts