Lawrence Matthews, i.e. Don Lifted, "In a Violent Way" at Crosstown Arts (6PM — 9PM)
You may have seen Matthews perform as his alter-ego, Don Lifted, without knowing that the emerging artist is also a prolific painter. For this exhibition, Matthews reimagines famous images of the civil rights struggle.
Nick Pena's "Crosscut" at Christian Brothers University (5:30PM—7:30PM):
Pena's paintings are meditations on the fissure of The American Dream. If you haven't seen Pena's work before, this is a great chance to check it out.
CEREAL at GLITCH (6PM—10PM):
A group show featuring work by Lance Turner, Derrick Dent, Ariel Claiborn and others. There will also be music from C - Stilla, Dick Solomon, Purplecat Jane and Sleepy Barksdale.
Animated Film: The Secret of Kells at the Brooks (2PM)
This seems promising: "Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. "
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Second Terrain Biennial, all day, around the city:
Artists Terri Jones, Lindsay Julian, Melissa Dunn, Between Worlds Collaborative, Greely Myatt, Johnathan Payne, Terri Phillips, and Lester Julian Merriweather created work to be shown in yards around Memphis. A map is available at the Rhodes College website. Rhodes is hosting the event to kick off This Must Be the Place
, a year-long exploration of art’s relationship to place, presented by Clough-Hanson Gallery.