It’s finally February and we are thrilled to share a few shows with you making their debut at this month’s First Friday. With out a doubt, this art walk promises to be a “full body” experience. Find more info about First Friday on Artlink’s website.
Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Hands down, this is going to be one of the best shows of the year! Jim Phillips brings his iconic screaming hand artwork to the MonOrchid for a one night only exhibit that will leave you screaming for more. Cowtown presents Phillips and 40+ skate culture artists tonight from 6-10 p.m., located at 214 E. Roosevelt. More info at http://www.santacruzskateboards.com/30screamingyears/
Hugo Medina Solo Exhibit
Join leading local artist, Hugo Medina tonight for the opening of his solo show. Medina is well known for his images of hands and depictions of positivity, coupled with the rigors of dedication and sacrifice. Located at the Olney Gallery in the Trinity Cathedral at 100 W. Roosevelt from 6-10 p.m.
“When I think of the origins of ancient knowledge, I think Extraterrestrials,” said Aztec Smurf as he kicks off this year with his first solo exhibit. Smurf explores the relationship between the history of saints and ancient knowledge through his unique style and is sure to deliver a surreal experience that will leave you wondering. Join Smurf at The Hive this evening from 6-10 p.m., located at 2222 N. 16th st.
Between Paint and Madness
A healthy dose of madness can be good for the soul and no one knows madness like an artist portraying the link between creativity and insanity. Join local artist James Hernandez at Lotus Contemporary Gallery tonight from 6-10 p.m. as he continues the tradition of the tortured artist finding his way through pigment and composition. Located at 511 E. Roosevelt St.
Artist Forrest Solis presents a brutally honest group exhibit featuring more than 20 contemporary artists depicting the reality and beauty of the process of birth through a collection of stories and visual works. Join the dialogue from 6-10 p.m. at the ASU Step Gallery, located at 605 E. Grant St. More info at http://creativepush.org/.