Visual Arts

Here's Your Guide to December Third Friday in Phoenix

Getting a good look at one of Tara Sharpe's works.
Getting a good look at one of Tara Sharpe's works. Lynn Trimble
There’s good news this week, as the pace of fresh exhibitions slows a bit for the holidays. It means you’ll encounter fewer crowds, and have more time to really connect with artists. Here’s a look at fresh exhibits happening on Third Friday, along with other art offerings you might want to explore as well.

Must-see exhibits

“Flora, Fauna & The Feminine Form”
The Hive gallery is showing works by Tara Sharpe, who “seeks to add a new depiction of feminine beauty independent of current times and events,” complete with its own mythology. You’ve likely seen her murals around town, but now you can take a deeper dive into her larger body of work. Friday’s opening reception happens from 7 to 10 p.m. Learn more on Facebook event page.

click to enlarge Throwback to an Eye Lounge exhibit featuring works by Brianna Noble. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Throwback to an Eye Lounge exhibit featuring works by Brianna Noble.
Lynn Trimble
“All Eyes”
The Eye Lounge artist collective is presenting a group show featuring works in diverse media by Eye Lounge artists, including its newest members. Participating artists include Samantha Lyn Aasen, Kit Abate, Kat Davis, Gina DeGideo, Mikey Foster Estes, Tess Mosko Scherer, Brianna Noble, Elizabeth Odiorne, Cyd Peroni, and Kim Sweet. Check it out during Friday’s opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Get details on the Facebook event page.


“Low Data”
Modified Arts is showing works by seven artists who explore “the digital and physical wasteland of junk media” in contemporary life. Participating artists include Emily Irwin, John McVay, Brandon Meged, Miguel Monzón, Sam Pesqueira, Ethan Roads, and Emily Sarten. Collectively, they’ve created installation art that reflects today’s consumer culture. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the Facebook event page.

click to enlarge Throwback to a Michael Farmer piece spotted recently at Warehouse 1005. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Throwback to a Michael Farmer piece spotted recently at Warehouse 1005.
Lynn Trimble
More art offerings

SEED film screening
Check out SEED: The Untold Story, a film screening happening in conjunction with the “Tikkun Olam 3” exhibition curated by artist and seed-saver Joan Baron. Third Friday hours at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center are 6 to 9 p.m. The film screening starts at 630 p.m., and will be followed by a Q & A. Find more information on the Facebook exhibition page.

Holiday boutique
Find last-minute holiday gifts at Warehouse 1005 in Roosevelt Row, where the boutique works by Art Awakenings artists working in several media, including jewelry, ceramics, and painting. While you’re there, check out a group art exhibit, and gallery show featuring art by Julietta Angel and Rebecca C. Get details on the Art Awakenings Facebook page.

click to enlarge Checking out a piece by Lara Plecas at Desert Crafted. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Checking out a piece by Lara Plecas at Desert Crafted.
Lynn Trimble
Holiday event
Head to Desert Crafted, a new creative space launched by artist Lara Plecas, if you need to do some final holiday shopping. You can explore her art while you’re there, and enjoy tarot card readings by Luna Riot Tarot. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

Artisan gift market
Unexpected is having a holiday artisan market from 6 to 11 p.m. The Third Friday lineup also includes Organic Poetry, and the chance to see Unexpected’s group art exhibit with an inclusion theme. Get details on the Facebook event 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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