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Aerial view split image: on the left, a set of large, rectangular buildings with parking spaces; on the right, a dense network of streets and houses forming a residential area. Discovering Hidden Gems in urban planning is like unveiling a MANE of intricate designs and structured simplicity.

Opening Reception for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems”

Crosstown Arts presents an Opening Reception for “MANE” and “Hidden Gems” curated by Najee Strickland and Kiara Sally in the Galleries at Crosstown Arts. Come celebrate the opening of new works by various artists with a performance from Keeping It P, a special menu by Petals of Peony, and more!

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

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May 24 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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