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9 Free Art Shows You Should See in Phoenix This Week

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February's Third Friday is shaping up to be a great night for exploring works by local photographers, which are being shown at several galleries. But It’s also a good opportunity to see works in other media – including one that’s rather rare: hair. Here’s a look at 9 shows you can see for free on Third Friday this month.

"Up Close"
The Drive-Thru Gallery presents "Up Close: A Personal Evening with the Film Community" curated by Daniel Iannaccone, which spotlights local photographers and their works using classic photographic methods. While you're there, check out another exhibition titled "Wabi Sabi," which explores "the sentimentality of the imperfect" using several different photographic media. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Up Close website

Eye Lounge presents works by Ashley Czajkowski, which explore "the tenuous relationship between nature and culture," and loss wrought by socialization, strict gender identities, and domestication. While you're there, head to the Eye Lounge project room for "Strange Days," an exhibition of works by Rembrandt Quiballo. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Eye Lounge Facebook page

"Threading Conjecture"
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) presents works by Christine Cassano, who "seeks to create a dialogue between biological cellular memory and mental memory" using media including mirror, porcelain, copper, and her own hair. Her work is being exhibited at one of three side-by-side shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row, so take time to explore the other shipping container galleries while you're there. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the phICA website

“The Modern Works of Patrick Keig”
Revival Arts Collective presents the first solo exhibition of works by Phoenix native Patrick Keig, a painter and photographer who expects to be showing between 15 to 25 new pieces. Third Friday hours at 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the Revival Arts Collective website.

{9} The Gallery presents a group photography exhibition featuring work by Andrew Amendarez, Andrew Pielage, Chuck Serna, Chip Thomas, Danny De La Cruz, Danny Neumann, David Araujo, Devon Adams, Erin Granzinski, Ivan Galindo, John Carbis, Lee Lusby, Lindsay McHenry, Marilyn Szabo, Melodie Havens, Niba DelCastillo, Sam Gomez, Tara Sharpe, and Zee Peralta. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the event Facebook page.

ASU's Northlight Gallery presents photographs by Nadia Sablin, which document the daily lives of her elderly aunts living in a small family cabin during summer months. The images, which prompt reflection on aging and belonging, combine observation and invention — as well as biography and autobiography. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and Sablin will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Find more information on the ASU Events website

“Worn Out”
Palabra, now open in its new Roosevelt Row location, presents works by Zach Bootz, which explore "the distillation and rearrangement of decaying, iconic artifacts" while paying homage to various elements of commercial graphic media. Third Friday hours begin at 7 p.m. Find more information on the Palabra website.

“Epilogue: Contemporary Literary Art"
The Firehouse presents a group exhibition curated by Richard Bledsoe that's designed to “embrace the art of the storyteller” as artists pay homage to the authors whose words have moved them. Participating artists include Andy Olson, Chris Preacher Gable, Cindy Castillo, Dian Quentin Gore, Joe Montano III, L.B. Paintings, Martha Kay Gore, Michael Denson, Michele Bledsoe, Nadia Vanilla, Nasim Nourian, Richard Bledsoe, Samantha Nieto, Sarah Kelly, Shelley Whiting, Sherry Weiss, Swapna Das Singh, Tommy Cannon, and Valerie Hunt. Third Friday hours begin at 6 p.m. Find more information on the event Facebook page.

Wurth House Benefit Exhibit
Modified Arts presents an exhibition featuring juried works by "some of the best artists to have shown on Roosevelt Row." Works were previously shown during a Wurth House fundraiser held at the Children's Museum of Phoenix on January 27. Artwork will be for sale, with proceeds going towards preserving the Wurth House, which Local First Arizona founder Kimber Lanning is transforming into a Roosevelt Row welcome center. Find more information on the original event Facebook page

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