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January 2018

Wish Book: William E. Jones Artist Talk & Screening

01/20/18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Encore screening of William E. Jones’ Fall Into Ruin and artist talk by curator Brian Pera

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

The Big Deal

01/20/18
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Studio clearance sale featuring work by Allison Lawyer, Lewis Feibelman, Jennifer Balink, and Paul Miller and get ready for some great art at even greater prices. The show is organized by Nikii Richey.  Cash, check, or charge.

The Big Deal

01/19/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Studio clearance sale featuring work by Allison Lawyer, Lewis Feibelman, Jennifer Balink, and Paul Miller and get ready for some great art at even greater prices. The show is organized by Nikii Richey.  Cash, check, or charge.

Wish Book: William E. Jones Reception & Screening

01/19/18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reception/screening for selected work by William E Jones

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

Crosstown Getdown

01/18/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Crosstown Getdown, a monthly dance series at Crosstown Concourse. Each month will feature a new dance theme with free lessons followed by music and dancing.
This month: Steppin’, Memphis-Style!
Meet up in the West Atrium. Pat and Rose Moore will bring the Smooth Steppers in for a free dance lesson at 6 pm, followed by a dance party from 6:30-8 pm.

Art/Race/Violence: Panel Discussion

01/11/18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel discussion featuring Shahidah Jones, Antonio De Velasco, Tom Carlson, and exhibition co-curators Richard Lou and Dr. Earnestine Jenkins.

Open Crit

01/09/18
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.

MicroCinema Club

01/03/18
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.

This month: The Eyeslicer Q&A
An episode of the mind-melting new “secret TV show” — directed by over 50 of the most daring American filmmakers working — that will mince your retinas into a delicious ceviche. (Tribeca premiere)

Art/Race/Violence: Artist + Community Conversation

01/03/18
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conversation with artist teams Lisa Williamson and Lurlynn Franklin; Carl Moore and Karina Alvarez; Brittney Bullock, Agustin Diaz, and Brenda Joysmith; co-curator Richard Lou, and Professor Holly Yu. Moderated by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins. 

Shoot & Splice: Filmmaker Feedback

01/02/18
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. This month: Filmmaker Feedback — an open discussion about what you would like to see from Indie Memphis, as well as the rest of the filmmaking community at large, over the next year.

Crosstown Arts

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