Visiting every gallery, art studio and cultural venue on the map that Artlink Phoenix has created for Art Detour 26 would be near-impossible in one weekend. But don’t let me stop you from trying! The 26th annual event occurs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, 2014, and Artlink’s media release … Continue reading Art Detour 26: More than 100 open doors
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?
Here I am, blatantly stealing Justin Germain’s lines from a media statement for June’s First Friday show “Thermal PHX” at the MonOrchid gallery: “The title for this exhibition comes from my memories of learning from my parents, both hang glider pilots, about how to fly using heat bubbles, or ‘thermals’ that rise from the desert … Continue reading Catching a few thermals on Roosevelt Row
Although I can’t exactly say that I did justice to our city’s annual Art Detour — a weekend-long central Phoenix art walk, kicked up a notch — I can say that my handful of “detours” into galleries were quite worthwhile. Unfortunately, I had to miss out on a ton of artful antics and diversions, including … Continue reading Phoenix’s Art Detour is 25 years strong
If you’re OK with visual art that not only provokes thought, but also produces a little emotional discomfort, then I recommend following the work of Phoenix-based fiber artist Ann Morton. Here’s what you can see — and squirm about — in her current show at Modified Arts on Roosevelt Row, a four-part installation called “Unentitled: … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Ann Morton
It’s a sign, a very good sign, of the growing vibrancy of the downtown Phoenix art scene that my list of galleries to see during last week’s Third Friday artwalk numbered almost a dozen. Wish I could say I made it to all of those galleries, but the ones that I did pop into offered … Continue reading Third Friday Artwalk: A lot of ground to cover