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
Occam’s Edge & Gallery
3310 N. 3rd St.
If you grow weary of the caricatures, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, papier-mâché, and other artwork adorning the walls of the retro barbershop owned by artist Ron Thomas, try people-watching, as local bigwigs such as Suns announcer Al McCoy frequent the joint. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; and Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:Group show both inside and outside under a tent with caricatures and illustrations by Thomas, ceramics by Gary Roberts, metal art by Lucy McEvilly-Schwab, abstract paintings by Nicole Fasula, and more, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with music by Steve Adams at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with music by Adams at 1:30 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
2009 N. 7th St.
Whimsy and kaleidoscopic color radiates from the assorted kiddy-created paintings and collages hanging in the main gallery of Young Arts Arizona, which encourages at-risk and disabled children to improve their self-esteem through art. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: More than 60 new paintings by the children of The Upward Foundation, Solano Elementary School, and the space’s regulars, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
RHC Studio & Gallery
3819 N. 3rd St., Ste. C & D
Inside this urbane studio and gallery, artist Robert Holman Charon creates breathtaking contemporary paintings of abstract and transitional landscapes and botanicals on such media as Plexiglas, metal, and canvas. Regular Hours: First Fridays: 6-9:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Charon, metal sculptor Taya Hubbard, and painters Cheryl Martin, Joshua Dean Wiley, and JoAnne Nichols on display, Friday, 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
316 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 100
Hey, artists, become buds with Shannon Mayo and you’ll benefit, as he allows acquaintances to use his flat to display their work. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Oil paintings by Tara Miller, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
316 W. McDowell Rd, No. 104
Julio Romano’s artwork straddles multiple media including paintings, photography, and mixed media and represents his opinions and emotions about the social aspects of memory, family, and his place in the gay community. Regular Hours:First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Romano’s “Bear Beauty” photography show, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
2009 N. 7th St.
The kaleidoscopic colors in Vikki Reed’s oil and acrylic paintings of desert botanicals, Southwestern landscapes, and mandalas are so bright, you might as well wear shades when stopping by her studio. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Bangz Art & Hair Salon
5538 N. 7th St.
Jamie Rankin cuts some shading into her trendy beauty parlor with her abstract color studies that hang in various locations around the shop, along with the scenic oil paintings of Barbara Cowlin, the animation-cel artwork of Roxanne Meyers, and others. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New art by Rankin, Cowlin, Meyers, watercolorist Peri Miller, and others, Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Love & Hate Tattoo & Piercing
322 W. McDowell Rd.
The flash art and skinwork isn’t the only art at this parlor, as the four hepcats working the needles also create wicked wooden masks and watercolors of killer carrots, exploding snakes, and other crazy creations. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Art Detour: Paintings by JSN, Christopher Robin, Jefe, and more, Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m.
Poisoned Pen Central Bookstore
215 E. Grant St.
Instead of shopping at Borders, peruse this bookstore inside Bentley Projects that’s big on crime fiction, but also stocks tomes from other genres. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Art Detour: Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (with a signing appearance by author Carlos Mock at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a poetry reading by James Sallis at 2 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
12 W. Camelback Rd.
Looking for Deerhoof’s newest disc? How about the latest issue of Juxtapoz or a used copy of a certain Cramps LP? You’ll find ’em all, plus myriad other alt-cultural media, at Kimber Lanning’s indie record store. Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (with an in-store performance by cello-and-bass duo Polly Panic at 1 p.m. Saturday); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with Blues Brunch featuring Mikel Lander at noon).