By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Katrina Montgomery
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Monica Alonzo
By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
316 W. McDowell Rd., No. 102
A quirky quintet of student shutterbugs from Glendale Community College contribute their snapshots and other photographic-based work. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday After, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work from all five artists (Courtney Bohult, David Whipple, Lyndzi Raybon, Victor Grun, and Von Dahl, with jewelry from NeckDecor), Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with DJ Hahn the Barbarian spinning at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art
1001 N. 3rd Ave., No. 2
Having helped operate both Bentley Projects and Bentley Gallery, Daryl Childs and Michael Costello created an upscale art establishment of their own. Its goal? Present sophisticated works from such internationally known artists as abstract painter Emilio Lobato and stone sculptor Larry Passey. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Paintings by Gary Komarin and Peter Lodato, metal collages by Ted Larsen, and sculptures by Jeremy Briddell and Kate Ritson, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with a reception for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Contemporary Forum at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Esprit Décor Gallery
5555 N. 7th St., No. 122
The works of 15 different locals on display at this fine art gallery including painter Robert Hilton’s abstract oil color fields, Louis Mason’s whimsical oils of cartoon-like animals, and Pat Kofahl’s photographs of European landscapes are like candy to your eyes. Regular Hours: First Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9-5 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New works from the artists, Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (with an opening reception at 6 p.m.); and Saturday, 9-5 p.m.
Exposed Studio & Gallery
3302 N. 3rd St.
Gregg Edelman brings the tony feel of Scottsdale to downtown Phoenix with his ritzy photography studio featuring exhibits by local emerging and established artists. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, noon.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: “Sensual Nudes” group exhibition featuring work by Edelman, leather sculptor Rick Esping, sculptor and painter G. Rodriguez, and five others, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
316 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 101
Besides being handy with cameras, all eight members of this cooperative are experienced in other forms of art, which are featured at this cooperative gallery. April Huggins has mad life-drawing skills, creating chiaroscuro-laden illustrations, while Teri Terasaki folds photographs into intricate origami flowers. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays After, 1-5p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with photos by Huggins, Terasaki, Martine Cloud, Craig Wactor, Nina Pak, Gary Phoenix, Tia Lee Tull, and Farrell Yancy, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Gallery 623 & Studio 6
623 E. Indian School Rd.
This artist co-op is based out of a two-level studio featuring 12 individuals with a focus on painting. Agustin Vargas, who works gold leafing into the canvases of his watercolor paintings, has a unique style, as does Donna Stenger, who specializes in impressionistic and very painterly work. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Vargas, Stenger, and others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (when visitors can contribute to “The Community Canvas,” which will be donated to charity, as well as participate in a drawing for a painting by Stenger at 4 p.m.)
316 W. McDowell Rd.
Though it seems Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue get all the love, this squat structure, accommodating myriad multitalented painters, photographers, and sculptors, is worth a journey north during the art walk. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Art Detour: New works by photographer Scott Foust, and painters Bobby Castaneda and Rafael Navarro in the hallways, and various vendors, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
538 E. Willetta St.
You won’t miss Gary Parsel’s domicile when cruising nearby Seventh Street, as his front yard contains countless kooky concrete sculptures of dogs, dudes, and heads, while indoors, more than 50 paintings and drawings depicting local old-school houses and architecture cover his walls. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Art Detour: Parsel’s newest, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Gold Spot Gallery
1001 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 4
Portland Place Condominiums’ sales office isn’t just for busywork; it’s also a community art space for monthly dual and group shows of such professional-level artists as muralist Mark Switlik and British abstract oil painter Sandy Robson. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:The poppy, Picasso-like paintings of Jenny Ignaszewski, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.