Seize the day and do something out of routine. Here are six excellent exhibitions in the downtown Phoenix area tonight with your name on them! As always, more information about Third Friday and other upcoming events is located on the Artlink website.

Courtesy of Modified Arts.

Soy Americano: Perspectives of a First Generation
This exhibit takes a unique perspective from the POV of several Mexican-American born artists, struggling with the bi-cultural experience of growing up between two cultures. Using a variety of techniques and materials, these artists are starting a First-Generation dialogue with each other and the community. Come by and join the conversation from 6-9 p.m. at Modified Arts located at 407 E. Roosevelt.

Grand ArtHaus is proud to present the paintings and sculpture of Anthony Garcia Banayat, a classically trained artist whose work is thought-provoking and evocative on many levels. His current exhibit is a direct, “tongue-in-cheek reflection of the American Dream,” and is laden with strong pop-art references. So pop on by and have a gander from 6-10 p.m., located at 1501 Grand Ave. More info here.

Courtesy of FOUND:RE

Cryptic & Promising
If you haven’t been down to the new FOUND:RE Phoenix, tonight would be a great opportunity. This evening their studio space will host an artist reception for Tomas Blee-Carlyle from 6-10 p.m., alongside Joe Holdren and Thuong Nguyen in the adjacent gallery space. Located at 1100 N Central Ave.

Hosted by 9 the Gallery and presented by artist Wil Munny. “Colors” is an exhibit inspired by the soundtrack and motion picture of the same title. Munny has comprised 10 original works to reflect the emotions of the film from a unique perspective. Swing by and see where art and cinema meet. Located at 1229 Grand Ave.

Art on Paper
This exhibit not only touches the history of paper, but explores its uniqueness and experimental nature which “features an amalgam of materials and techniques… by gallery-represented artist.” Come by the Bentley Gallery and see what paper can make possible from 6-9 p.m., located at 215 E Grant St. More info here.

Courtesy of Chartreuse

Effects of Altitude
Join 14 MCC photography students on an adventure in to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California as they explore ‘places and faces’, both natural and man-made phenomena throughout the vast space that makes up the mountain range. Take a moment to witness some of these breath-taking photographs from a range of perspectives. Doors open from 6-10 p.m., located in Chartreuse Gallery at 1301 Grand Ave. More info here.