Art

Here's Your Guide to Third Friday Art Shows in Phoenix This September

See new work by Tawny Kerr at Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row.
See new work by Tawny Kerr at Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row. Tawny Kerr
Pace yourself. There's an awful lot of art out there this month, and a whole new crop of shows opening on Third Friday in Phoenix. Your best bet is getting an early start, and checking out everything in one part of town before moving on. We've organized a dozen fresh shows by region, to help you see more art in less time. (We've also included details about the first exhibition at the new Royse Contemporary gallery in Scottsdale.)

Roosevelt Row
“at a glacier’s pace”
See new work by Eye Lounge member Tawny Kerr, who explores impermanence on a glacial timeline using confectionary sculptures, paintings, and photographs that prompt reflection on memory, place, and our relationship to the environment. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more on the event Facebook page.

click to enlarge See work by Jen Urso presented by Rhetorical Galleries in a shipping container gallery in Roosevelt Row. - JEN URSO
See work by Jen Urso presented by Rhetorical Galleries in a shipping container gallery in Roosevelt Row.
Jen Urso
“Looking Closer: Useless Maps”
Responding to citizen apathy amid tumultuous events in American culture, Phoenix artist Jen Urso has created new work that addresses spacial, mental, and emotional navigation. Third Friday hours for her exhibition, being presented by Rhetorical Galleries in one of three Roosevelt Row shipping container galleries, are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Rhetorical Galleries Facebook page.

click to enlarge See work by Isaiah Vigil (a.k.a. PRMANNT)  at Palabra in Roosevelt Row. - ISAIAH VIGIL
See work by Isaiah Vigil (a.k.a. PRMANNT) at Palabra in Roosevelt Row.
Isaiah Vigil
"Foreverland"
Explore ink-on-paper work by Isaiah Vigil (a.k.a. PRMANNT), an emerging artist heavily influenced by graffiti, music, fashion, and film. Third Friday hours at Palabra are 7 to 10 p.m. Get details on the Palabra Facebook page.

click to enlarge See work by Michelle Terry-Helmick and additional artists at Coe House in Roosevelt Row. - MICHELLE TERRY-HELMICK
See work by Michelle Terry-Helmick and additional artists at Coe House in Roosevelt Row.
Michelle Terry-Helmick
"High Contrast"
Artists Michelle Terry-Helmick, Erik Karvonen, and Alex Bañuelos are exploring form, line, and contrast at Coe House as they present work created primarily in black and white. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the event Facebook page.

click to enlarge See work by Kimberly Robinson and several additional artists at the Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center. - KIMBERLY ROBINSON
See work by Kimberly Robinson and several additional artists at the Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center.
Kimberly Robinson
“Nature Nurtures Us”
Thirty Arizona artists working in diverse media present pieces inspired by nature for a group show at the Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center. Featured artists include Cyndy Carstens, Bruce Boyce, Jill Freidberg, and Jim Witkowski. Third Friday hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Get details on the event Facebook page.

“Chocolate and Art”
Check out this group show featuring work by local artists working in various media. The 21-and-over event at monOrchid gallery includes live music, body painting, and free chocolate. Third Friday hours are 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Learn more, and get tickets (which run $15), on the Chocolate and Art Facebook page.

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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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