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See works by Sadera Nye at The Hive gallery.
See works by Sadera Nye at The Hive gallery.
Sadera Nye

Here's Your Guide to November 2018 Third Friday

It’s easy to get stuck in a Third Friday rut, hitting your usual haunts without seeing a wider swath of the art landscape. Try mixing it up this month, when Third Friday offerings include poetry, dance, music, and your first chance to check out a new gallery. Here’s a look at fresh art shows, along with must-see recommendations.

One of many Joel Coplin oil on linen paintings you can see during the soft opening for Gallery 119.EXPAND
One of many Joel Coplin oil on linen paintings you can see during the soft opening for Gallery 119.
Joel Coplin

Must-See

Joel Coplin & Jo-Ann Lowney
Get your first glimpse of the new Gallery 119 space at 119 South 11th Avenue, where you can explore works by this prolific pair of longtime staples within Phoenix’s evolving arts scene. Third Friday hours for the gallery’s soft opening are 4 to 7 p.m. Get details on the Lowney/Coplin Studios Facebook page.

“Works on Paper”
Explore paper works by artists with diverse styles who incorporate other materials ranging from ink to wax. Featured artists include Daniel Brice, Jun Kaneko, and more. Third Friday hours at Bentley Gallery are to 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

See works by Abe Zucca inside his Grand Avenue gallery.EXPAND
See works by Abe Zucca inside his Grand Avenue gallery.
Abe Zucca

“Condo Art”
Riffing on the influx of development into areas seeded with creativity by artists whose contributions too often go unnoticed, Abe Zucca is presenting works with a bright palette that contrasts the tan existence of tall box living. Third Friday hours at Abe Zucca Gallery are 7 to 10 p.m. Get details on the artist's Facebook page.

Check out works by Malena Barnhart at Eye Lounge.EXPAND
Check out works by Malena Barnhart at Eye Lounge.
Melena Barnhart

“He Said/She Said”
See works by Malena Barnhart, who explores issues related to women’s safety and autonomy in this exhibition informed by recent events, including the rise of the #MeToo movement and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Third Friday hours at Eye Lounge are 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

“Off the Beaten Path”
Explore works by Sadera Nye, a Chandler-based photographer who infuses her images, often depicting nature and odd snippets of humanity, with surrealism and other-worldly qualities. Third Friday hours at The Hive gallery are 7 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Facebook event page.

See work by Janet Diaz at Step Gallery.EXPAND
See work by Janet Diaz at Step Gallery.
Janet Diaz

Art + Performance

“Sangre, Sudor, y Amor: Hunger for the American Dream”
See works by Janet Diaz, whose exhibition explores the lives of Mexican migrants whose pursuit of the American Dream intersects with California’s agriculture industry. Third Friday hours at Step Gallery are 6 to 9 p.m. Mariachi Corazon del Valle performs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

“Remaking America: Engaging in Public”
An exhibition of photographs from rallies calling for social justice returns, but this time with a live performance blending dance with spoken word poetry by Rashaad Thomas. Third Friday hours at Northlight gallery are 6 to 9 p.m. The performance starts at 6 p.m. Get details on the Facebook event page.

See Kenosha Tucker and Chelsi Rossi collaborations at Modified Arts.
See Kenosha Tucker and Chelsi Rossi collaborations at Modified Arts.
Kenosha Tucker and Chelsi Rossi

More Art Shows

“Headspace”
Explore works created by Kenosha Drucker and Chelsi Rossi, artists well-known on the Phoenix arts scene who’ve collaborated on this exhibition that inspires reflection on alternate realities using everyday household objects. Third Friday hours at Modified Arts are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the Facebook event page.

“Natural Occurrences”
Check out fiber works by Lisa Jacob Handler, who uses a variety of techniques, including macramé, weaving, embroidery, and more. Third Friday hours at Trans Am PHX are 7 to 10 p.m. Get details on the artist's Facebook page.

Explore Michael Domaninco photographs at Unexpected Gallery.EXPAND
Explore Michael Domaninco photographs at Unexpected Gallery.
Michael Domanico

Michael Domanico
Check out large-format black and white photographs by Michael Domanico at Unexpected Gallery, where the evening also includes Organic Poetry. Third Friday hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Get details on the Unexpected Gallery Facebook page.

“Aspens, Bonded by Nature”
See paintings by Nancy Romanovsky, who uses trees with variations of line, color, and light to explore themes of isolation and collective existence. Third Friday hours at {9} The Gallery are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information in the Facebook event page.

“Like Family”
Explore the ways nine artists working in diverse media perceive and portray concepts and experiences related to family. Third Friday hours at First City Studio are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the New City Studio Facebook page.

See works by Art Levy at Walter Art Gallery.
See works by Art Levy at Walter Art Gallery.
Art Levy

“Life Time”
Venture beyond the downtown arts scene for a while if you want to see Walter Art Gallery’s exhibition featuring encaustic works by Art Levy, whose decades spent as a cardiovascular surgeon inform his art practice. Third Friday hours are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Get details on the Walter Art Gallery Facebook page.

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