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Opening Reception for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems”

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents an Opening Reception for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems” curated by Najee Strickland and Kiara Sally in the Galleries at Crosstown Arts.

The Galleries at Crosstown Arts
Friday, May 24 , 2024
Time: 6-8 pm
Tickets: Free and open to the public

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.

Presenting works by:

Marco Alexander
Devin Kirkland
Vel Haynes
Lurlynn Franklin
Mosal Morszart
Cheeto Ryan
Kenneth Alexander
Kiersten N. Williams
Kai Ross
Derrick Weaver
Princeton James
Kiara Sally
Najee Strickland

Hidden Gems:
Natalia Yarger
Nicolette Taylor
Quantavious Worship
Gabrielle Duffie
Dimitri Stevens
Clyde Johnson Jr.
Jeanelle Toothbrush Jesus
Najee Strickland
Taylor D. Bee Boyd
Timberly Hope

Curated by Najee Strickland and Kiara Sally



May 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Crosstown Arts

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300