Good art and good weather make a great combination and this Friday you’ll find both in downtown Phoenix. So lace up your flip-flops and get ready to stretch those legs for the April First Friday Art Walk. Need a ride between art districts? No problem, we’ve got you covered on Artlink’s website.
Tar and Feather
Get ready to travel back in time with local artist Lee Davis at the Grand Art Haus as he unveils his new “body” of work. “This new satirical series, based on feathered dinosaurs, takes the reluctance of accepting ever-changing scientific discoveries to absurd new heights.” Without a doubt, this surreal selection is worth the trek, so swing by and “stick” around. Doors from 6-10 p.m., located at 1501 Grand Ave. More info here.
Take a trip to the recently renovated Icehouse Gallery, as iconic as it is historic, for a dynamic new exhibit featuring works from local artists Fred Tieken, Jayme Blue, Larry Ortega and Joe Holdren. In addition to a selection of pieces from previous bodies of work, each artist will showcase a collection of new works, including a new sea creature sculptures from Ortega. Doors will be open from 6-10 p.m., located at 429 W Jackson.
Best Little Art Detour Show in Arizona
Artist Wendy S. Morton, originally from New Jersey who now finds herself in Arizona, is this month’s featured artist at the newly opened Herberger Gallery at The Arizona Center. Reflecting her travelers spirit, this body of work will depict images from her inspirational journeys to Prague. Swing by and say “Ahoj.” Doors open from 6-8 p.m., located at 455 N. 3rd St. More info here.
Perception is Reality
Using “word pockets,” imagery and color and more, artist Cheryle Marine investigate our human existence. Coupled with her “interest in the vibrations of people” and her multimedia collage technique, Marine has developed and produced a unique body of work that directly reflects the human condition. Chartreuse Gallery opens its doors from 6-10 p.m. and is located at 1301 NW Grand Ave.
Doing It My Way
Dutch-born artist Arthur Benjamins is a pioneer in the arts world, painting a variety of styles that range from photo-realism to near abstraction. He now finds himself inspired by the valley and the desert surrounding him. Come see what his new work has to say. Public Image will open its doors from 7-10 p.m. for the artist reception, located at 333 E Roosevelt St. More on Arthur here.