Featured photo: Judith Kruger’s “Lapis Pond Minutia” (2014), 59.75 x 89.75 x 2, mineral pigments, sumi, gold, silver on Kumohada paper on panels. Courtesy of Bentley Gallery and CLUTCH Photo. Two long out-of-town trips this fall have left me woefully behind on Phoenix art scene happenings. But last week I chose my art excursions well, … Continue reading Random acts of art-hopping
The crowds were light, but the art was well worth seeing. Or maybe the experience was pleasant because the crowds were light? In any case, the galleries were not deterred by the triple-digit heat in welcoming art lovers. Third Friday on Roosevelt Row is also known as the monthly Collectors Art Walk, where the concentration … Continue reading Highlights from Third Friday on RoRo: June 20, 2014
I consider it a privilege to walk into an exhibit where the artists have created works that are deeply personal. For “The Bracero,” a group exhibit organized by CALACA and on display this month at Willo North, a handful of artists have delved into their family background and Mexican-American heritage to come up with a … Continue reading A heartfelt look at the life of braceros
And how was your Art Detour experience of March 8-9, 2014? Art Detour is, after all, the reigning art walk experience in central Phoenix, running for a whole weekend each spring and usually occurring in our best Chamber of Commerce weather. Art Detour 26 encompassed about six dozen galleries, art spaces and artist studios in … Continue reading Friendly faces from Art Detour 26
In yet another testament to the enormous variety of art to peruse during a Third Friday art walk in downtown Phoenix, I am still processing all that I saw in just three shows: 1. “Chaos Theory” at Legend City Studios, Fifth Avenue and Van Buren: Here’s a doozy of a show for anyone following the … Continue reading Stumbling upon chaos, desolation and human kindness: Phoenix’s Third Friday of 10/18/13
When you think about it, Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix is only a few blocks long. Yet it manages to pack in about a dozen art galleries of various shapes and sizes, joyfully mixing it up as far as artist rosters and points of view. There’s something for everybody. For the Third Friday Art Walk … Continue reading Roosevelt Row: Taking advantage of small spaces
Despite the evening heat, First Friday on Roosevelt Row for August 2, 2013, was as lively as ever, although I would imagine the cafes and bars were doing a brisk business for the thirsty among us. A personal shout out to Songbird Coffee and Tea House for that lovely Italian soda! My time was well … Continue reading Art in the desert in August — why not?