Tuesday, Jul 17
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Remembering the Dream Exhibit
Tuesday, Jul 17
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion
Wednesday, Jul 18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
dreamESCAPES is a series of imagined, constructed landscapes of famous
cities, iconic places, and sometimes rural, non-descriptive corners of the world.
The disappeared, the lost, and the wished collide in these imagined landscapes.
Many of the stories depicted are metaphors of family secrets, personal struggles,
dreams, and shared experiences – both in public and private places. All of the
images investigate of the duality – and sometimes conflict – between domesticity
and utilitarianism, reality and fantasy, self and society. By rearranging and
reconstructing stories, landscapes, or memories, Plascencia explores poetic versions of
home, belonging, loss, self, gender, and domesticity. The narratives presented in
dreamESCAPES use mystic, allegoric, and historical references and are all
anchored in the premise that the landscape is both a silent witness and a vehicle
for those narratives.
Plascencia is a visual artist and educator whose creative work explores the constructive nature of identity and the conflict that individuals face building their identities. He explores intersections of place, personal narratives, and the body; all anchored in the notion that place/landscape is a silent witness to these narratives. He attended the Escuela de Artes Plasticas “Ruben Herrera” in Saltillo, Mexico before immigrating to the USA and holds an MFA in Photography/New Media from the University of Colorado, Boulder and and BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington. His work has been shown nationally and internationally including: Instituto Fotografico de Medellin, The International Center of Bethlehem, The Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Academia de Bellas Artes San Carlos. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Director of the MFA Programs at Memphis College of Art.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader of the nonviolent movement and a founder and leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which organized many of the South’s effective civil rights campaigns. While King and the SCLC were important in the civil rights movement, activists started campaigns independently. In Memphis during the early 1960s, protestors started legal battles over bus, library and park desegregation and staged direct action protests in downtown Memphis. King became involved in the movement in Memphis in early 1968 when striking sanitation workers asked him to speak on their behalf. An assassin killed him in downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968, days before he was to lead a nonviolent march. Fifty years after this tragedy, we remember his dream.
Remembering the Dream tells the chronological story of the Civil Rights movement depicted by Ernest Withers’ I Am a Man portfolio. The exhibit will display ten photographs by Withers, on long-term loan to the Pink Palace, with interpretive panels accompanying the images. Also on display will be an original I AM A MAN placard, dropped after the march, as well as other Civil Rights-era artifacts such as a flyer from the August 28, 1963, March on Washington, a cover letter from the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Memphis addressing the workers’ complaints, and a paystub showing dues paid by a union striker.
The major focal point of the exhibit is a mural of Withers’ iconic I AM A MAN photograph repeated around the gallery walls.
Awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, works featured from Memphis collections make us think about how we define monsters. To commemorate MLK50, a selection of works shows how contemporary artists use monstrosity to explore ideas and emotions relating to race and racism.
Opening Reception March 25, 3pm-6pm
Curator: Sherry CM Lindquist, Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg, Chair of Excellence in Art History
AMUM is open 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat except on official university holidays.
ArtsMemphis is pleased to present the After School Special exhibit, highlighting the work of Shelby County K-12 art teachers. Our partners, The Collective have curated this exhibit.
This event is open to the public, M-F 9 AM - 5 PM through August 2018.
Gallery Ten Ninety-One presents the photography of Adarryll Jackson, Sr., showcasing the beauty of Memphis as seen through his eyes in “The Memphis I Love” through July 27th.
Adarryll Jackson, Sr. is a freelance photographer, by way of Memphis, Tennessee. He became a student of photography in 2008, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.
He is passionate about capturing and sharing the beauty of life, rather it be how alive a city is during the night or a smile on someone's face. His motto is “capturing moments one shutter at a time”!
Contemporary forged metal design is an emerging, innovative international discipline. This exhibition, curated by Delyth Done, represents a paradigm shift from the traditional discourse of the blacksmith and breaks new ground by synthesizing and articulating the practice of creative and conceptual working with forged metal. Fifteen international metal artists whose practice has been identified as having a significant impact present their work. They represent a new wave of contemporary artists who have developed an innovative, design-led practice.
Artists include: Egor Bavykin, Claudio Bottero, Ambrose Burne, Francisco Gazitua, Nils Hint, Christian Vaughan Jones, Takayoshi Komine, Daniel Neville, Patrick Quinn, Daniel Randall, Leszek Sikon, Richard Smith, Fred Truus, Stephen Yusko, and Heiner Zimmermann.
(image: Heiner Zimmermann, Liquide Collection: Square White; Photo courtesy of Delyth Done.)
Whether Devin Crutcher is singing an acoustic set, or using his full band that he refers to as “Family,” he will give you 150 percent. You can see him weekly at Onix in Memphis, TN every Thursday, giving you his signature Neo Soul and old school sound as well as various other venues around the city.
Devin contributes his love for music to the many influences in his life. These influences include: Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Johnny Taylor, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, and the beautiful Bettye Crutcher, Devin’s grandmother and the talented singer/song writer who contributed to many great hits out of Memphis’ own Stax Records.
Devin Crutcher continues to work hard; you can see him on any given week performing in Memphis as well as traveling throughout the country. His passport is well stamped as he has left his musical presence in many countries.
We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.
egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!
Crosstown Arts resident artists will deliver talks in the Pecha Kucha format.
The key to Pecha Kucha is the 20×20 format: all presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, making each presentation concise and dynamic. If you’re wondering what “Pecha Kucha” means, it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.”
Pecha Kucha Nights began in Tokyo as an opportunity for artists, designers and architects to show samples of their work through a concise, timed presentation in a relaxed community setting. Over the past 10 years, these events have expanded to hundreds of cities across the globe, and often include a variety of community members sharing a wide array of interesting (and sometimes hilarious) topics.
INDIE MEMPHIS NIGHTS presented by Orion, will feature over 100 film screenings in 2018. The events are primarily on Tuesday and Wednesdays with a few additional nights in the mix.
We are also excited to announce new partnerships with THE CLTV and BLACK LODGE VIDEO, both groups will periodically host events in our film series.
Check out the full lineup here!
Creative Aging presents the fourth of eight performances in the 2018 Senior Arts Series at Theatre Memphis featuring southern storyteller and Creative Aging artist Elaine Blanchard and native Memphian Laurence Albert, bass baritone vocalist. The program is from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, and is followed by a complimentary reception. For more information and advance purchase general admission tickets, visit http://www.creativeagingmidsouth.org/new-senior-arts-series. Tickets at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check). Limited wheelchair seating is available; to reserve a space call (901) 272-3434. Bring your friends and join us for this wonderful production!
“Good People” is a 45 minute performance of story and song. Elaine has written and performs this story, based on her childhood introduction to racism, injustice and violence. Laurence R. Albert, bass baritone, highlights the story with his singing voice, accompanied by pianist, Jill Chamberlain Brookoff.
Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday. Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.
Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size. Pay what it's worth.
Tracy is an African American Professor in the midst of a tenure fight. Rajon is a star basketball player, negotiating the challenges of freshman year and his court prowess. When Rajon is accused of plagiarism and faced with expulsion, Coach Pari comes to his rescue, reminding Tracy that the school is run on athletic money, not on anything she hopes to achieve in the classroom. CRIB is a winner of the 2016 [email protected] Playwriting competition.
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Memphis Zine Fest is back and better than ever!
Join us on Friday July 20th from 4-7 pm for Zine Fest IV as we celebrate zines and zinesters in Memphis!
This is a FREE, ALL AGES event
This year’s fest will take place on the Crosstown Concourse Theater Stair (located on the second floor near Crosstown Arts).
Find out what happens when a bold group of women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds come together to explore the concept of beauty, in our new work – Pretty. – directed by Leslie Barker. Join us for a celebration of life and beauty told through intimate stories, hearty laughs, unexpected epiphanies, inspired dances, and perhaps a sock puppet or two. From mirrors and make-up, to heartache and scars, we aren't holding anything back. Optional talk-backs will be held after earch performance to allow for audience members to participate in a continued dialogue and share their own thoughts and experiences.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.femmemphis.com.
Granulation is an ancient metalsmithing technique that has traditionally been done in pure metals, like fine gold or fine silver as the little pieces are fused to the base to create a solid metal piece. It requires some odd materials, such as hide glue and a LOT of patience. Metal clay has revolutionized modern metalsmithing and even ancient techniques are able to be incorporated into this wonderful and accessible medium. For this class, instructor Brandy Boyd has taken what is traditionally seen as a complex technique and leveraged Metal Clay’s unique abilities to reduce the number of tools needed and simplify a complex process. You’ll learn how to make gorgeous granulated pieces with an incredibly small number of tools and no special equipment. Depending on size, students can expect to go home with 2-5 pieces.
You will be provided with an assortment of fine silver granules, fine silver wire shapes and enough metal clay to create several pieces. We will fire the pieces in the kiln and you will go home with finished pieces. I will do a demonstration on how to make your own granules from bits of fine silver wire or scrap and how to torch fire your metal clay if you want to continue at home but don’t have a kiln.
All tools are provided for use in class and all materials needed to complete the projects are included in your class kit. Class kit is $40 and is payable to Brandy Boyd /BMB Designs by cash or Credit card the day of class. It includes: Pro-polish pad, fine silver metal clay, fine silver wire, fine silver granules, and finishing papers. There will be a mini Pop-up shop with additional supplies available for purchase (cash or credit card ok) Pre-payment due by noonJuly 18th. $50 MBG members/$65 non-members (plus supply fee).901-636-4128 for more information or to register.
Doors at 6:30 pm | show at 7 pm
Tickets – $15 (purchase on Eventbrite)
Jazz tribute to Grammy-winning jazz songstress Nancy Wilson featuring D'Monet (vocalist), Darryl Sanford (piano), Carl Casperson (acoustic bass), Jonathan Bass (guitar), Mike Assad (drums).
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with more than seventy albums, and three Grammy Awards.
Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.
Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Date: July 23-27, 9-12pm
Ages 8-14, Fee: $175
Need the spark to get you started on the guitar? Taught by Memphis musician, Josh Threlkeld, this camp is designed to electrify the ability and creativity of a beginning/intermediate student. Students will spend the week sharpening their technique, learning a song and collaborating with peers. The week culminates in a showcase where students can show off their new songs and skills. Students must provide their own guitars.
(trans. Leah Cripps)-
Sinfonias 6, 7, 12
Duos for Flute and Clarinet
Divertissement for Oboe,
Clarinet, and Bassoon
Kelly Herrmann, flute
Garrett Nichols, clarinet
Leah Cripps, bassoon.
On view through Sept. 2
The fifth annual Art of the South exhibition, presented by Number:, is open to all artists 18 and older working in any media residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.
The exhibition will be juried by Brian Jobe, artist, educator, independent curator, and non-profit co-director of Locate Arts based in Nashville, TN.
A collaborative installation by Frances Berry and Jenny Fine
On view through September 2
Opening reception: Friday, July 27, 7-9 pm
Implementing time as material, artists Frances Berry and Jenny Fine join forces to create TUNNEL VISION, a collaborative installation that explores the family photographic archive and the space of memory.
Combining the historical form of the tunnel card with overlapping projections of still and moving imagery culled from the artists’ family archives, TUNNEL VISION invites the viewer to become a part of this colliding Southern mind-scape.