Featured photo: Margaret Bourke-White’s “Russian Orthodox Worshipers” (1941), as seen at Northlight Gallery. Image by Deborah Ross. To save time and energy during my First Friday wanderings, I leapfrogged over Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix last night (September 1, 2017). Yet I had no problem getting my fill of exceptional art by local artists and others. Here are … Continue reading Photo highlights: First Friday, 9/01/17
Featured photo: Cherie Buck-Hutchison, “Sisters Lead at Dinosaur National Monument.” Courtesy of the artist. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Roosevelt Row art scene, then you most likely have seen the work of Cherie Buck-Hutchison, a member of Eye Lounge and an artist whose digital photo montages prompt vital questions about women’s roles, … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Cherie Buck-Hutchison
Featured photo: “Goodnight Sweetheart,” by Scott Wolf. It rained. In June. My notebook got soggy, and I had to stuff my camera under my shirt. OK, just had to get that out of the way, because we longtime Phoenicians get excited about rain. In June. On to the art: There is a show inside Bokeh … Continue reading Soggy notes from First Friday, June 5, 2015
Like many First Friday devotees in Phoenix, my wanderings around Roosevelt Row always include a stop at eye lounge, founded 15 years ago with the idea of being an artist-run collective celebrating and promoting our city’s visual arts scene. The oblong-shaped gallery is always crowded on art walk nights, but I manage to make my … Continue reading Eye Lounge has helped define the Phoenix art scene
Lately, the Phoenix Art Museum has been bursting with good shows — so much so that, on recent visits, I find myself having to zero in on just a few galleries in order not to get overwhelmed. One area that I do find myself gravitating to often is the adjacent Marshall and Hendler Galleries in … Continue reading First Friday recommendation: “Vanitas” at PAM
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
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?