Tuesday, Jul 23
Metal is Magic
Wednesday, Jul 24
Thursday, Jul 25
Friday, Jul 26
Crosstown Arts welcomes Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting from May 10-July 28, 2019. This festival will feature two art exhibitions, public quilting workshops, and a Gathering of the Guilds showcase.
On view: May 10-July 28
Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric
Mark your calendar for this international quilt show illustrating the diversity of quilting today. These works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. From 1965 through today, the art quilt movement has grown to become one of the most exciting art forms of the 21st century. The Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric show brings artwork from 29 internationally known artists working in the quilt medium to Memphis.
BLUE: A regional quilt challenge
This is your chance to be part of the show! This call for entry to artists, quilters and makers asks for works that are 3 layers, stitched, 24” x 24” and BLUE. Enter the show.
Opening weekend events
May 10, 2019 – Opening reception, 6 -9 pm
May 11, 2019 – Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 years of Innovation, 1 pm
Learn more about the art of quilting from Martha Sielman, the curator of the Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric show and author of Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation.
May 18, 2019 — Family Crest Workshop
Join Amie Plumley, author of the popular Sewing School books, to create your own Family Crest. Each family grouping can work together using quilting techniques.
June 26, 2019 — Community Quilt Workshop
Join Maria Shell, internationally recognized quilter, to create quilt blocks that will be assembled into a community quilt.
June 8, 2019 — Gathering of the Guilds showcase
Go ahead, flaunt it! Bring your best quilt, one you made, or one that someone else made, and show it off. You will have one minute — and only one minute — to do some serious flaunting and bragging. Bring it on! We will be presenting the longest show-and-tell in history in the Central Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. And, Nancy McDonough, quilt appraiser, will make presentations throughout the day about the value of quilts. Bring your guild, family members and friends to the celebration of all things quilting!
Monica Coyne is an artist-blacksmith based in rural California. Living in both urban and rural environments created questions that Monica addresses with her work. Her figurative sculptures are inspired by man’s place in the natural environment; she draws connections between the state of human progress and the value of the wild around us. Monica studied Industrial Arts at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California in 1987 and her work has been featured in many national and international publications.
image: Monica Coyne, "Nude Mid-stride," 2018. Forged mild steel. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Our most popular early childhood camp! Children bring Prokofiev’s classic symphonic fairy tale to life, learning dances for the characters in the story and creating their own props and costumes during daily craft time. Family & friends performance on the last day of class!
Week: $135, aftercare is $35 for the week
Orange Mound in October!
Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;
Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni
There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.
Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!
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!
The Metal Museum is celebrating J.K. Rowling's birthday in wizarding style by introducing a NEW multi-day special event called Metal is Magic! This series, which includes a family day and a summer camp for all ages, takes place from July 23 to 27. Join us on the Metal Museum grounds for themed activities like wand-making, patronus casting, a Marauder's Map scavenger hunt, and more! For more information and to register please visit our website at metalmuseum.org/metal-is-magic.
Registration for Make Your Own is required. Create & Take activities are an additional cost while supplies last.
To continue the celebration of the Museum’s 40th Anniversary, 40 Under 40 explores the next generation of influential American metal artists. This exhibition represents multiple areas of the field, including forging, casting, furniture design, jewelry, sculpture, hollowware, enamel, and toolmaking. As the Museum reflects on the previous 40 years, it sets the direction for the future by identifying the artists to watch as their careers flourish.
If one thing can be said about the future of the metal arts field, it is that it is brimming with innovative, diverse artists whose passion for artistic excellence is only matched by their dedication to process and craftsmanship. With a nod to the ways new generations of artists are interacting with their world, the exhibition includes information regarding the artists’ social media platforms, including their Instagram and Twitter handles, allowing visitors to continue to follow the artists’ careers once they leave the gallery.
Loosen up and enjoy the process as we use the versatility of oil paint to paint fast and small. The focus of this class is simplifying the process by painting quickly wet-on-wet on multiple small canvases and panels. This “Daily Painting” approach facilitates growth and confidence. Students will choose their own subject matter or work from a still life. New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills.
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 23rd and 25th | 2 Sessions
$125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15+
• June 12: Passport
Take an international adventure and be back in time for lunch! For over 100 years the Brooks is proud to be the only museum in the region collecting art from around the world and across all time-periods, ancient to contemporary.
• June 19:Game On
Today’s theme is a celebration of having fun and playing well with friends. Sharing, taking turns, and using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are all important when spending time with friends. What does good sportsmanship mean to you?
• June 26: It’s Alive!
For thousands of years mankind has made images of the curious insects and animals around us. They come in many shapes and sizes and no two are alike. Grab a scavenger hunt and search the galleries for Brooks artwork depicting animal and insects!
Join us for the 3rd annual Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction!! Themed “The Greatest Art Show,” the event will be July 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Madison Plaza Lobby, 920 Madison Avenue.
Our UTHSC Occupational Therapy Program students are hosting the event where you can bid on some amazing art work created by children, adults, and professional artists. Proceeds will go to benefit the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, the only student run, pro bono occupational therapy clinic in the Mid-South.
The art show will feature carnival themed elements, including decorations, a photo booth with carnival props, glitter tattoos, face painting done by OT students, popcorn, and even a character dressed as a circus ringmaster. https://news.uthsc.edu/uthsc-occupational-therapy-students-host-art-show-to-benefit-pro-bono-ot-clinic/
Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center: https://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/occupational-therapy/rachel-kay-stevens/index.php
Nationally recognized quilter Maria Shell will teach individuals how to make quilt blocks. Each block will then be added to the final masterpiece — a community quilt. Beginners and experts are invited. Makers do not need to have any experience making quilts or quilt blocks. All materials will be supplied.
Sign up: https://crosstownarts.formstack.com/forms/community_quilt_workshop
June 27-28, 2019 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm – Watch it grow!
Watch while our community quilt is assembled. Maria will spend two days building the quilt using the quilt blocks created in the workshop. Community members and visitors are welcome to come and observe the process.
This event is in conjunction with Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting — a festival at Crosstown Arts with art exhibitions, public quilting workshops, and a Gathering of the Guilds showcase. Stitched runs from May 10-July 28, 2019.
"Join us for Trolley Night! The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month.
The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month. Join us for Trolley Night at the Leadership Memphis Gallery.
In this class students will reinterpret a master painting by using cut papers. Students will gain insights into an artist’s design and color choices and develop skills in creative decision making.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
July 27th | 1 Session
$125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15+
Celebrate the completion of Jamond Bullock's (Alivepaint) Art and Environment project mural in Frayser!
Located at Superlo Foods (3327 N Watkins Dr.), we will celebrate with food, beverage, and a special performance by Memphis-based artist Lauren Laux. (Lauren Laux).
This is a celebration you don't want to miss. This event is Free and open to the public!
Art and Environment Initiative is a pilot program in partnership with Mural Arts Institute, Clean Memphis, MMDC, and UAC to address environmental issues in the Frayser and Uptown neighborhoods through public art.
This summer on Saturday afternoons, Art Village Gallery is hosting a series of movie screenings, documentaries, art films, and more!!
Beverage and popcorn provided!
Mark you calendar to spend a Saturday afternoon with us starting July 6 through mid-August!!
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
Learn about the Metal Museum's newly acquired pieces and their makers in this ongoing series! Our Collections Manager will lead a special gallery talk and discussion about artwork in the Permanent Collection. Artists new to the collection include Bill Price, Joan Parcher, and Andy Cooperman.
"Talk About It Tuesday” is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.
Our goal is to bring people from the local community together to give them inspiration for what our non-profit organization is hoping to achieve through education and engagement. We want to promote discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice. We are committed to raising history awareness, which we hope will also raise funds and donations that can contribute to future exhibits from the archive of more than 1.8 million images of the iconic internationally renowned photographer Dr. Ernest C. Withers."
Come enjoy free wine and cheese as well as a group painting project at this art open. Artist talk is at 7 PM and we will draw for a door prize after.
$5 student $10 other pholkx suggest donation. As always, BYOE (easel).
Set up is 6:30-7, drawing begins promptly at 7 with warmups and then 1-2 long poses. Crit 8:45-9.
Please join us August 17 for Children's Ballet Theater, Tennessee Ballet Theater and Memphis Youth Musical Theater's GRAND OPENING PARTY from 1:00-2:30pm! CBT Junior Company and MYMT will do presentations, preschoolers will get to try a ballet and creative movement class, and characters from the Nutcracker and MYMT will greet everyone. There will also be cookies and punch. Bring your family and friends to join in the celebration.
$5 for Students
$10 other Others (Suggested Donation) As always, BYOE (easel).
More information and advance purchase general admission tickets are available at https://www.creativeagingmidsouth.org/senior-art-series-link. Tickets are also available at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check). Limited wheelchair seating is available; to reserve a wheelchair space call (901) 272-3434.
Special thanks to Annual Sponsors, ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission; Title Series Sponsor, Renasant Bank; Senior Arts Series Patrons, Delta Fair Senior American Day, NUCOR Steel Community Outreach Team, Senior Care Management Solutions and Tennessee Captioned Telephone; and Series Friends, AARP, Belmont Village Assisted Living, The Bradley Law Firm, Comfort Keepers, The Gardens of Germantown, Homecare by Wesley, Memphis Dermatology Clinic, Next Day Access, Jennifer, Joe, Eliza, & Jonah Roberts, and Stern Cardiovascular.
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