There's good news on a couple of fronts for November's Third Friday in Phoenix. Several of the shows that opened on First Friday are still up, so you'll have another chance to see them. And the number of new shows opening is relatively small. which ups your odds of being able to see them all.
Starting this month, you'll have a new option for getting to several art shows. Artlink is launching a Third Friday Trolley Tour, which offers free travel along a route that includes the Roosevelt Row and Historic Grand Avenue art districts. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m., along a route you'll find on the Artlink website.
Here's a look at 9 fresh art shows, including a few "must-see" exhibits, to help kickstart your Third Friday planning.
"Sparkle Baby's Slumber Party"
Eye Lounge is showing video and photographs by Samantha Lyn Aasen, whose fictional characters explore themes of female friendship, power dynamics, and the yearning to belong. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Eye Lounge website.
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art is showing work by Ann Morton, who uses knots created with red fabric to explore personal and collective turmoil in the age of Trump. See her creative act of resistance between 6 and 10 p.m. on Third Friday in a Roosevelt Row shipping container gallery. Learn more on the artist Facebook page.
The Hive art gallery presents an exhibition of work by M. Jenea Sanchez and Robert Uribe, who seek to "make visual the sentiments, conversations and ways of communicating" that exist in homes within the borderlands. Third Friday hours for "SpanGlish: Work by Jenea y Robert desde the Borderlands" are 6 to 10 p.m. Get details on the venue Facebook page.
"Carbon of Crime"
Tempe artist Yuko Yabuki is showing pieces that reflect her artistic process, as well as completed work that embody her passion for fantasy, science fiction, and mythical worlds. Third Friday hours at her studio inside the La Melgosa building on Grand Avenue are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the artist Facebook page.
More Third Friday exhibitions
Laura Amphlett + Ryan Barrett
Modified Arts presents contrasting works by Laura Amphlett and Ryan Barrett. Amphlett creates refracting images of desert oases, whereas Barrett uses black and white photography to explore themes of isolation and disconnection in Hong Kong. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the event Facebook page.
"Between Land and Sky"
Northlight Gallery presents a series of portraits and landscapes created by Pam Golden, who was inspired by the people and land she encountered after her truck broke down in Globe, Arizona during December 2014. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the ASU Events website.
Palabra celebrates its fifth anniversary with an exhibition of works by Josh Brizuela, Zach Bootz, Nicholas Gutierrez, Isaiah Vigil, Joshua Rhodes, Matthew Houston, and Austin Sanchez. Third Friday hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Learn more on the gallery Facebook page.
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"Me, Me, Me"
Abe Zucca Gallery is showing a diverse assortment of self-portraits by Zucca, whose gallery is located inside Abloom Salon in the Historic Grand Avenue arts district. Third Friday hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Get details on the event Facebook page.
Onyx Art & Events is showing work by multi-media artist Jackie Andre Muhammad, during an evening that includes art, jazz, and spoken word. Third Friday hours start at 8 p.m. Learn more on the venue website.