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Artist Talks

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents the Artist Talks for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems” in the East Atrium.

The East Atrium at Crosstown Arts
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 2-4 pm
Tickets: Free + open to the public

Crosstown Arts presents the Artist Talks for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems” exhibitions, moderated by Shahidah Jones and francis, the Truman. There will also be a performance by spoken-word artist Matt Esteis (Strength in Words).

In the South we have a language like no other. Some people think it’s drawn out, others think it’s charming. Some folks may appropriate, but none can replicate. In this culmination of speech, artists expose their own experiences with southern vernacular. All content will reflect the various interpretations from local Memphis-based artist in their hometown. The show will explore how southern speech has shaped their view of community and themselves.

Hidden Gems
To level up we must get out of our own way. That can begin with taking a chance or creating one. In this exhibition we search for the hidden gems in our community. This show includes artists with modest visibility and offers them an opportunity to show up and be uncovered.

Curated by Najee Strickland and Kiara Sally


July 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Crosstown Arts

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300