Phoenix Art Shows Third Friday, June 16: NXOEED, Nicole Olson, Sakoia | Phoenix New Times


10 Art Shows to See in Phoenix This Week

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See works by James B. Hunt at Grand ArtHaus.
See works by James B. Hunt at Grand ArtHaus. James B. Hunt
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Third Friday art shows in June explore everything from children’s stickers to life during wartime. How's that for variety? We’ve got the details of what’s worth seeing — and where to find it. Here’s your guide to must-see art shows, including some offerings you’ll only be able to see on Third Friday, June 16.

Before James B. Hunt (also known as NXOEED) packs up his paintings and heads to an art show in Massachusetts, he’s giving Phoenix fans a chance to check them out during a one-night affair at Grand ArtHaus. It’s happening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Get details on the Grand ArtHaus Facebook page.

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See work by William LeGoullon at Modified Arts.
William LeGoullon
“Turbulent Landscape”
Jeff Chabot is curating this new exhibition at Modified Arts, which includes works by several local and regional artists exploring “present states of unrest within topographical, personal, social, and political environments.” Participating artists include William LeGoullon and Lauren Strohacker, to name a few. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the event Facebook page.

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See Nicole L. Olson perform with art created by Daniel Funkhouser.
Daniel Funkhouser/Photo by Lynn Trimble
"Sizzle Series"
Head to the shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row, and you’ll find the “Sizzle Series” presented by Rhetorical Galleries and [nueBOX], which commissioned four new works by Phoenix-based choreographers. The 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. event includes the return of Daniel Funkhouser’s Weird Space, coupled with dance by Nicole L. Olson. Get more information on the [nueBOX] website.

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Work by Malena Barnhart previously exhibited at Mesa Community College Art Gallery.
Malena Barnhart/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“Bait and Switch”
Chances are, your view of stickers will be forever changed after you see works by Malena Barnhart, who uses elements of contemporary culture to critique traditional ideas about female identity. She’ll be on hand Friday night for the opening of her solo exhibit “Bait and Switch,” which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at Eye Lounge. Look for more info on the event Facebook page.

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Works featured in a previous Abe Zucca Gallery exhibition.
Abe Zucca/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“Portraits & Script”
Check out some of Abe Zucca’s newest paintings, and parts of his larger body of work, in his latest solo exhibition at Abe Zucca Gallery. Third Friday hours are 6:25 to 11:25 p.m. Learn more on the event Facebook page.

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See works by Sakoia at The Lost Leaf.
Sakoia/Photo by Lynn Trimble
Maybe you’ve admired the giant bee that graces the front of Bee’s Knees along Calle 16. Now you can see more works by the artist who painted it, who prefers to use a single name: Sakoia. See his works at The Lost Leaf, which opens at 5 p.m. on Third Friday and keeps it going until 2 a.m. Get details on The Lost Leaf website.

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Work by Jason Hugger previously exhibited at Icehouse gallery.
Jason Hugger/Photo by Lynn Trimble
"Four Artists"
Hopefully you don’t need a catchy exhibition name to lure you to the Icehouse, where Third Friday’s art lineup includes works by Jason Hugger, Joshua Vincent Louchheim, Thuong Nguyen, and Ann Morriss Osgood. See their work between 6 and 10 p.m. Find additional information on the Icehouse Facebook page.

Explore the life and times of Roland Hill at Unexpected Art.
Lynn Trimble
"The Roland Hill Exhibit"
Head to Unexpected Art Gallery to explore the life and times of Roland Hill, a man who served in World War I. We’re told he also dated Kiki de Montparnasse before Man Ray, painted in Paris during the Roaring ‘20s, and hung out with Walt Disney during the design of Disneyland. The gallery is showing uniforms, antiques, photos, personal letters, and memorabilia. Third Friday hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Get details on the Unexpected Art Facebook page.

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Previous exhibition at Shortcut Gallery.
Lynn Trimble
One Year Party
So, we can’t quite call this one an art show. But it’s a celebration of the one-year anniversary for two local businesses that share the Shortcut Gallery art space that’s shown works by some of the Valley’s most respected artists, such as Matt Magee, Kelsey Dake, Carrie Marill, and Andy Brown. Phoenix General and Framed Ewe are celebrating from 6 to 9 p.m. on Third Friday. Find details on the event Facebook page.

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Into Sleep (detail), painted by Jon Wassom for "The Heart of the Dragon."
Jon Wassom/Photo by Lynn Trimble
"Heart of the Dragon"
The "Heart of the Dragon" exhibition benefiting Laura Dragon, founder of {9} The Gallery and co-founder of Grand ArtHaus, continues on Third Friday. Proceeds from works in this exhibition sold at {9} The Gallery will benefit Dragon and {9} The Gallery, to help with expenses related to her recent diagnosis of stage-four lung cancer. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the {9} The Gallery Facebook page.

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