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Crosstown Arts

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430 N Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
(901) 507-8030http://crosstownarts.org/

Indie Wednesday Film Series: Trivia Night March 22, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

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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: Trivia Night — an underground trivia legend in New York City faces an unbeaten game show from his past to reclaim the greatness he once had. A trivia competition at 6 p.m. will precede the film; Q&A will follow the film.

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Spillit & Crosstown Arts present: Dear Diary March 23, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

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Come witness the third installment of Spillit’s collaboration with Crosstown Arts: Pecha Kucha Night – Dear Diary. Presenters will bust out their old diaries from childhood and adolescence and share golden entries. Awkward, sweet, idiotic, embarrassingly hopeful… you get the idea. Each presenter will pick 20 images that will be slides to go along with their diary reading. They’ll have twenty seconds per slide, making their presentations six minutes and forty seconds of glory. Doors open at 6:30 p.m./presentation begins…

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Hello My Name Is … March 24, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

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A collaborative art show in which artists from several states — North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Tennessee, and Texas, to name a few — come together to share stories of who they are and what they’re trying to get out of life. The pieces will range in genre from illustration, animation, and photography to painting and site-specific installation.

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1000 Pardons: Art as Social Grace March 28, 10:00 am-March 29, 4:00 pm

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This exhibition and art sale will feature 1,000 handmade crosses created by artist Chris Nadaskay. All the proceeds from each purchase will go to Advance Memphis and the 38126 community. Christopher resides in Jackson, Tennessee, where he serves as Professor of Art at Union University. On view: March 28-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closing reception: March 30, 4-9 p.m. Pieces are available for purchase throughout the exhibition but cannot be removed until the evening of the closing reception.

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Shoot & Splice: Stage to Screen with Katori Hall April 4, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts April Program: Stage to Screen with Katori Hall Award-winning playwright and filmmaker Katori Hall will discuss her work in theatre, including penning The Mountaintop (2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play), which ran on Broadway and starred Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. She’ll discuss how she made the transition into filmmaking with her debut short film Arkabutla, and she will examine the differences and similarities in creating original work…

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MicroCinema Club April 5, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts. This month: Ottawa Animated Shorts Best of the 2016 Ottawa International short films, from cutting-edge to quirky, the largest animation event in North America. Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Screening begins at 7 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

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Everything Is Terrible April 7, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

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New art by Alex Paulus

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Impossible Language April 8, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Ongoing contemporary poetry series organized by Ashley Roach-Freiman. Curated In collaboration with Memphis/Fayetteville-based poet Bailey Hutchinson, this special Impossible Language will feature poetry readings by writers shaping the literary scene in Fayetteville, Arkansas: Julia Paganelli Marín, Vicente Yépez, Molly Bess Rector, and MD Myers.

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Open Crit April 11, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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Artist installation 5:30-6 p.m. Discussion 6-8 p.m. Facilitator: Susan Maakestad Presenting Artist(s): TBA 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. 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…

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Beautiful People presents Mother Water April 13, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

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Featuring the art of Andre L. Miller An exploration of Black femininity through art, music, and cultural conversation. Artist Andre L. Miller will display his latest series of feminine-themed paintings and discuss the inspiration behind his work. There will be music, spirits, and other delightful artistic treats. $7 admission

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Hustle: Legal Issues for Artists April 18, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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Presentation with Q&A to follow. Program begins at 6 pm Complimentary food and drinks Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts. The series will provide visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics will range from positive studio practices to pricing work and navigating gallery representation. Questions? Contact Mary Jo Karimnia at maryjo@crosstownarts.org.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes April 28, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Theatrical performance by the New Hope Christian Academy drama club

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