Crosstown Arts - December Events

by - December 06, 2018


Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4-8 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N Cleveland

Dis-rupted is a durational performance, led by Crosstown Arts resident artist Santina Amato, that focuses on the materiality of bread dough and women’s bodies in a designated space at 430 N. Cleveland.

This will be the largest project Amato has attempted with bread dough, inviting ten female-identifying persons to create 300 pounds of dough in a public performance held on December 4th between 4-8pm, where they will eventually lay, stand or sit in the dough as it rises around them.

This work is a continuation of Amato’s investigations into the materiality of dough and her focus on the notion of the intimate body, especially the female body.
Amato’s work can be viewed on her website:

New Work
Friday, Dec. 7, 6-8 pm; Saturday, Dec. 8, noon-4 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N Cleveland 

Paintings by artists Barbara Whitmire and Bill Steppe
Organized by the artists

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-10 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N. Cleveland

Photographs by Kaneadra Campbell

Artist statement:
Meraki! Come see the world the way I do. To see beauty when other people may not. Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put out “something of yourself.” These pictures are me, how I express who I am, and how I feel. I want to celebrate how far I’ve come as a photographer.
No cover fee, free food and drinks

Art will be for sale
Organized by the artist

Just Like a Dream
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6-9 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N. Cleveland
Exhibition and sale of whimsical handmade items by Sami Roth
Self-taught artist Sami Roth’s world is brought to life through paintings and printmaking. Enter a world of fantasy, macabre, and glitter. Her art served as an emotional escape during hard times in her life, acting as a form of therapy and self-love, while also kindling her spirituality.

New Work by Danny Russell
Saturday, Dec. 15, 5-7 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N. Cleveland
Danny C. Russell presents new works in this opening reception.
Organized by the artist


Conversation with Larry Dodson Jr. & Shuronda CauleySaturday, Dec. 1, 1 pm
Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

Join us for an intimate conversation with the children of The Bar-Kays — Larry Dodson Jr. (son of Larry Dodson) and Shuronda Cauley (daughter of Ben Cauley).

In conjunction with Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records, on view at Crosstown Arts through Dec. 2.

Crosstown Arts Resident Artist Talk
Thursday, Dec. 6, noon-2 pm
Crosstown Arts, East Atrium, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280

Crosstown Arts offers multidisciplinary residencies in to visiting and Memphis-based artists and curators, working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, music, film, and writing in all genres.

The resident artists discuss their work in a series on monthly artist talks. This month: Lauren Asta, Lizzy Martinez, Alicja Trout, and Austin Henderson.


Shoot & Splice Holiday Film Trivia Contest
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-9 pm
Crosstown Arts, East Atrium, 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280
Throughout the year, Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts brings cinematographers, directors, editors, writers, and technicians to Shoot & Splice, our monthly filmmaking forum.

Come help us celebrate the end of another year at the annual Shoot & Splice Holiday Film Trivia Contest presented by film critics John Beifuss of The Commercial Appeal and Chris McCoy of the Memphis Flyer.

MicroCinema Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N. Cleveland
Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: 2018 Festival Narrative Shorts Encore

An encore screening of the Narrative Short Spotlight 1 block from the 2018 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by Short Programmer Brighid Wheeler.

Doors at 6:30 pm | Screening at 7 pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can.


Open Crit
Tuesday, Dec. 11 , 6-8 pm
430 Gallery, 430 N. Cleveland
Facilitator: TBA
Presenting Artist(s): 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.

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