Crosstown Arts: April 2018 Events

by - March 22, 2018


Goodnight My LoveThrough May 13
Crosstown Arts, East Gallery, Crosstown Concourse1350 Concourse Ave.

An exhibition of photographs from the Ernest Withers collection, including works from Dr. Withers’ vast archive of more than one million negatives that have never been seen by the public.

Young Collectors ContemporaryThrough April 28
Exhibition in conjunction with a four-day arts conference that was held at Crosstown Arts in March with a goal to expand the spectrum of emerging artists to new and existing collectors to support the arts economy.

Artists include Kid Bazzle, Elliot Jerome Brown, Zhiwan Cheung, Sean G. Clark, Jennifer Crescuillo, Doughjoe, Meredith Edmondson, Jodi Hayes, Leanna Hicks, Desmond Lewis, Tiff Massey, Lena Murrell, Dawn Okoro, Daniel Peterson, Diedra Pigues, Kristin Rambo, Nate Renner, Robert Schoolfield, Emile Stark-Menneg, Anna Wehrwein, and Christina Wiggins.


Memphis ManifestFriday-Saturday, April 6-7, 6pm-midnight
Exhibition of ho scale graffiti, freight photography, track displays, and graffiti photography by multiple artists. Hosted by BoradExplorer.
$5 admission

Junior League Memphis Pop-Up Art Show
Friday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Hosted by the Junior League of Memphis.

Resident Artists’ Open Studio
Sunday, April 15, 2-4 pm
Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse (various locations within Concourse)

Visit Crosstown Arts resident artists’ studios and view their work in progress.
Artists include: Yancy Villa-Calvo, Eric Clausen, Vanessa Gonzalez, Robby Grant, Averell Mondie, Terri Phillips, Carrie Rubinstein, Josh Short, Paul Taylor, Emily C Thomas, Eso Tolson


Mellotron Variations
Wednesday, April 18 and Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22
Multi-day festival featuring original musical compositions for the mellotron performed live alongside newly created multidisciplinary installations.

Pt. 1
Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm
New work for the mellotron by composer Robert G. Patterson, performed by Memphis Symphony Orchestra. A documentary featuring keyboardist Audie Smith. Performance by Ross Rice collaborating with the New Ballet Ensemble.
Free | Open to the public

Pt. 2
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Performance of new works and collaborations for the mellotron by Robby Grant, Jonathan Kirkscey, John Medeski, and Pat Sansone. Projections by Winston Eggleston and John Markham.
Free with ticket (SOLD OUT) 
Doors 7:30 pm | Concert 8 pm

Pt. 3
Sunday, April 22, 12:30 pm
Reprise brunch featuring a performance of various acts from Part 1 of Mellotron Variations. Q&A sessions with performers from parts 1 and 2.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free | Open to the public
Doors 12:30 pm | Performance 1 pm


Open Crit
Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 pm
Crosstown Arts430 N Cleveland
Facilitator: TBA
Presenting artists: TBA

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series 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.

A dedicated facilitator with experience in a group critique setting will guide discussion for each critique event, which will include up to 4 artists’ work, with 15-25 minutes devoted to the work of each.

All visual artists and anyone interested in joining the discussion are welcome to participate regardless of their level of expertise, prior professional art experience or background/education in fine art. Participation is free and open to the public. Input during the critiques from everyone in attendance is welcomed and encouraged.


MicroCinema Club
Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 pm
Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.

This month: Narrative Spotlight Shorts
Films include I Live Here, Mrs. Drake, Last Call Lenny, Fry Day, Gema, and New Neighbors.
Doors at 6:30 pm | Screening at 7 pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can

Talking Back to the Screen: Feminism & Film Criticism
Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts
April topic: Hair & Makeup for Film with Alicia George
In Alice Bolin’s upcoming book, Dead Girls, she writes about moving to L.A. and seeing the city through a white male literary lens, and needing to trust her own eyes rather than what she’s read. Miriam Bale’s path through the male-dominated world of film criticism at New York newspapers was similarly one of learning to trust her own eyes. The two writers will have a dialogue about different ways to engage with writing about film, a misogynistic industry, as women. Dead Girls (which covers Twin Peaks to True Detective) is an essay collection out in June 2018 from William Morrow/ HarperCollins. Alice Bolin teaches nonfiction at the University of Memphis. Miriam Bale is new Senior Programmer of the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

Doors open at 6:30pm | panel discussion begins at 7pm
Free and open to the public
Complimentary beverages


Booksigning for “After the Dust Clears”
Saturday, April 21, 4-7 pm
Crosstown Arts430 N Cleveland
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

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