Thursday, May 30
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
North Mississippi Allstars
Friday, May 31
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Revel in Dimes
Saturday, Jun 1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday, Jun 2
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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!
The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition - May 21st to June 25th, 2019
The competition offers artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora and foreign artists living in Latin America the unique opportunity to present their art to an international audience in the famous art district of Chelsea, in New York City.
Prizes (valued at $ 55,000) include participation in an exhibition in New York City, participation in an art fair in the United States, online promotion opportunities and cash prizes. A panel of juries specialized in Latin American art will review all the entries in search of great talent.
The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition is a spectacular platform to expose and promote your work internationally. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity for Latino artists at any stage of their careers!
This year we launched two categories: Digital Display for ($25.00) and Professional for ($45.00). For more details visit the site: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/latin-american
Contact us at [email protected] or
Visions of Memphis is an exhibit of artwork submitted to the Memphis In May Poster Competition. Online voting took place February 1-12 by the public and a panel of distinguished jurists also weighed in. This year submissions were accepted because the festival is saluting Memphis rather than a country as in years past.
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
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!
Jill Baker Gower creates jewelry and sculpture informed by her female experience and our consumer culture’s portrayal of women’s needs and desires. While primarily a metalsmith, Jill incorporates materials such as skin-toned rubber and mirrors to reference the human body, self-examination, and vanity. Other materials such as pearls, gems, feathers, enamel, hair, silver, and gold are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, emotional resonance, preciousness, and value associations. Jill received her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and her BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
image: Jill Baker Gower, "Golden Reflection Brooch," 2017. Argentium sterling silver, 14K gold fill wire, mirrored acrylic, 23K red gold leaf, stainless steel. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
It’s the early 1930s in Berlin, and life is changing. On the horizon is an ugly and dangerous threat, but that’s no concern for sensational Kit Kat Klub cabaret singer Sally Bowles whose only goal in life is to have a good time. Sally soon finds herself living with a young writer, Cliff Bradshaw, visiting from America to work on a new novel. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.
Open call to artists to submit handcrafted quilts designed around the theme of “blue” for an open-call regional quilt challenge in conjunction with Stitched: The Art of Quilting, a quilt festival at Crosstown Arts in the spring of 2019.
BLUE is your chance to show your best work. Quilts can be traditional, modern or art-focused. They can be appliquéd, pieced, collaged, fused, engineered, hand- or machine-stitched, 3-D, painted, sculpted, or any variation in between. What they have in common: 3 layers and stitching.
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. We will accept up to 3 entries from an individual or group. The entry fee is $15 per quilt (economic hardship waivers are available).
April 1, 2019: Online submission due
April 8-12, 2019: Quilts must arrive at Crosstown Arts
May 10, 2019: Opening night for BLUE
July 28, 2019: Closing date for BLUE
July 29-August 2, 2019: Pick up artwork at Crosstown Arts
August 5-9, 2019: Work shipped back to participant with prepaid postage
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.
“You can make an artist out of a scientist but you can’t take the science out of his art”. Come see an amazing display of works by award-winning scientist-turned-artist, Dr. Gopal Murti. You may also visit his website at www.artofgopalmurti.com.
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!
"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."