As the temperature drops, the art scene heats up with some exciting exhibitions. Rummage through your closet for your favorite jacket and make it out for an evening of amazing artwork and hey, bring a friend. Be sure to visit Artlink’s website for additional information about Third Friday and how you can participate.
Phoenix based artist Janel Garza comes to Treeo Gallery with her first solo exhibition. Inspired by geometric shapes, patterns and formations found in nature, Garza’s new body of work pushed her outside of her comfort zone to create truly beautiful and unique works of art. Featuring 3-dimensional works, derived from her jewelry series, this show really pops out at you…. literally! Join Janel from 7-10 p.m., located at 906 N. 6th Street. More info here.
Constance McBride curates her invitational group show featuring more than 20 local artists. The exhibition will include work from such artists as Fred Tieken, Bill Dambrova, Larry Ortega and even my college art professor, Adria Pecora! This is going to be an amazing series of work that will display a cohesive variety of the true talents of Phoenix. Located inside The Coe House at 365 N. 4th Ave., doors open from 6-10 p.m. And since The Coe House happens to be home base for DPJ, we invite our readers to stop by and say hello!
After losing their gallery to a fire earlier this year, local artists Ashley Macias and Yai Cecream have thankfully found a new home at the former location of 1Spot Gallery. Slowly regaining their stride and making their space their own, this artist duo is opening their doors and inviting you to join them in a night of conversation, community and of course, local art. Swing through and join the festivities starting at 7:30 p.m. and going until 1 a.m., located off of 5th Street and Roosevelt.
Featuring local artist, Laura Spalding Best, this show will examine the meeting of the cityscape and the desert landscape and the effect that mirages play on what our eyes allow us to see. Without a doubt, this is going to be a show that turns your perception upside down as Best blurs the lines between the undeniable beauty of the desert and the underlying infrastructure of the city. Join in between 6-10 p.m. at Chartreuse Gallery, located at 1301 Grand Avenue. Discover more on Chartreuse’s website.