Crosstown Arts: June Events

by - May 28, 2018


Pinkney Herbert — Distilled: The Narrative Transformed
Through July 4
Opening reception: Saturday, May 26, 6-9 pm
Crosstown Arts Galleries (East and West Galleries), 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280
A 30-year survey of Pinkney Herbert’s vibrant body of work.
This exhibition tracks Herbert’s transition from his narrative beginnings through the development of a personal abstract vocabulary that both thrills and seduces the viewer.

About the Artist:
Pinkney Herbert was born in Charlotte, NC in 1954. He received his BA from Rhodes College and his MFA from the University of Memphis. Herbert is the recipient of Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and USIA-Arts  America. He is has exhibited throughout the US, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. His art is in numerous national and international collections and in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Arkansas Arts Center, among others.


YokYok From France to MemphisSaturday, June 2, 1 pm
Crosstown Concourse, Theater Stair, 1350 Concourse Ave.

Paris-based artist group Alterier YokYok will present a talk about Treedom, a place-making initiative and art installation located on A.W. Willis between Second and Third Streets in the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC). YokYok artists will also discuss other similar projects they have worked on around the world.

After the talk, there will be a group bicycle ride from Crosstown Concourse to the installation site. MMDC will serve popsicles at the site.

Pinkney Herbert: Artist Talk
Wednesday, June 13, 6-7 pm
Artist Pinkney Herbert will discuss his work in Distilled: The Narrative Transformed, which will be on view at Crosstown Arts May 26-July 4.


Open Crit
Tuesday, June 12, 6-8 pm
Crosstown Arts, 430 N Cleveland 

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.

Por Vida
Friday, June 22, 5-10:30 pm
Crosstown Arts, 430 N Cleveland
Mala Leche presents Por Vida, a pop-up shop and graphic design showcase with live music.
Showcase – 5-10:30 pm

Live music by Emune, Hollow Sol, and Lo Profile – 7-10:30 pm

Organized by the artists
Free admission

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