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7 Must-See Third Friday Art Shows in Phoenix on February 20

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"Fugue in Dark and Light"

We're always excited to learn about ways one art form intersects with another, so we're eager to see these photographs by Luis Salazar, which were conceived several years ago while watching several ballet and modern dance performances. Salazar notes that "fugue" describes a "contrapuntal composition technique in two or more voices," and says this series translates that concept to "a series of dance movements expressing the relationship between dark and light." Salazar worked under photographer Jack Stuler while studying architecture at ASU, then spent time in Sierra Leone working with the Peace Corps. We figure he must have an interesting take on life, lines and movement. This Friday's opening reception at Modified Arts takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Find more information on the Modified Arts website.

"Inside Outside"

We're accustomed to seeing Andy Brown's mural art, which graces several buildings in downtown Phoenix. He's painted murals from California to New York, but also does smaller scale works like those you'll be able to see at Willo North Gallery. This solo exhibition features a new series of paintings and drawings focused on "the idea of bringing the internal to the external world." You can meet the artist, enjoy live music, munch on appetizers, and check out the art during this Friday's opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Willo North Gallery website.

"Avant-Garde"

We always enjoy peeking through the windows of the Eye Lounge to see what members of this Roosevelt Row artist collective are up to, and it's even more fun to go inside and explore the eclectic offerings shown in both gallery space and project room.

"Avant-Garde" features "new, experimental and boundary-pushing works" from past and present Eye Lounge members including Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Turner G. Davis, Mimi Jardine, Chris Maker, Constance McBride, Merkel McLendon, Abbey Messmer, Teresa Moralez, Ann Morton, John Randall Nelson, and Christina You-sun Park.

You'll find artist books and paper sculptures created by Rossitza Todorova "to create a metaphor of the passage of time" in the "Fold & Cut" show inside the project room. This Friday's opening reception takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Find more information on the Eye Lounge website.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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