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September 2017

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: One Big Home — What should determine the size of a house, the market or the community? Tensions build in Martha’s Vineyard as residents debate a maximum square footage for new homes. Directed by Thomas Bena.

Hustle: Organizing Your Practice

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s time for the big O! Organizing. Georgia Creson will share all the good tools for corralling your studio space, setting up and maintaining a usable inventory and keeping track of contacts. It’s never too late to get your sh*t together.

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

SOLD OUT – The Music of Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Dr. Bill Hurd (alto and soprano sax), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Alvie Givhan (piano), Gerard Harris (guitar), 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.


09/15/17 – 09/16/17
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New work by Robert Fortner
Organized by the artist

Crosstown Getdown

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Crosstown Getdown, the first event in a new monthly dance series at Crosstown Concourse. Each month will feature a new dance theme with free lessons followed by music and dancing.

This month: Cha-cha Slide. The Hustle. Line Dancing!

Respectful Lil’ Mac Book Launch & Signing

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Memphian Clarence McFerren II is launching his first children’s book, Respectful Lil’ Mac. Meet the author at this book signing event.
Makeup artist Nicole Dorsey will be on-hand for free face painting. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Four Knowledge II

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work by Beth Barnes Winterburn, Kat Gore, Janet Stuart Smith, and Lisa Williamson. Curated by Ken Hall.

Winterburn, granddaughter of famed Delta photographer Harris Barnes, holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Her work in bold, gestural brush strokes and minimalist detail has built a strong following. Very mathmatical in approach , her work is an exploration in control.
Kat Gore is a graduate of Memphis College of Art with years of experience working in the interior design industry ….

Four Knowledge II Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Work by Beth Barnes Winterburn, Kat Gore, Janet Stuart Smith, and Lisa Williamson. Curated by Ken Hall. On view through Sept. 9.

MicroCinema Club

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. Sponsored by Orion FCU.

This month: Festival Narrative Shorts — Staff Picks 2016
Selection of narrative shorts from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by programmer Brighid Wheeler.

Crosstown Arts