Art

Your Guide to Third Friday Art Shows for March 2017 in Downtown Phoenix

See work by several artists, including KRK Ryden, at The Hive gallery.
See work by several artists, including KRK Ryden, at The Hive gallery. KRK Ryden
Artists find inspiration in some intriguing places. Denise Yaghmourian finds it in the human impulse to label others. Robert Gentile finds it in graffiti culture. And Rachel Goodwin finds it in rampant consumerism.

They're all showing works during this month's Third Friday, as are dozens of other artists exploring themes ranging from unity to alternate realities. Here's a look at fresh art shows opening March 17 in downtown Phoenix.

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See new work by Denise Yaghmourian at Bentley Gallery.
Denise Yaghmourian
Must-See Exhibitions
“Labels”
See works made with yarn, thread, tissues, and wood hangers by mixed-media artist Denise Yaghmourian, who explores the ways people are driven to label each other. Third Friday hours at Bentley Gallery are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Bentley Gallery website.

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See work by 10 Eye Lounge collective members at Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row.
Danielle Wood/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“Strange Changes”
Eye Lounge presents works by 10 members of its artist collective. They created pieces in various media related to the theme of change. Participating artists are Samantha Lyn Aasen, Kit Abate, Malena Barnhart, Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Ashley Czajkowski, Tawny Kerr, Ellen Nemetz, Kazuma Sambe, Kim Sweet, and Danielle Wood. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Get details on the exhibit Facebook page.

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Work by Yuko Yabuki featured in the most recent "Chaos Theory" exhibition.
Yuko Yabuki/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“Szabo Wike Yuko”
See works by Marilyn Szabo, Thaddeus Mace, and Yuko Yabuki exhibited at Studio Yuko located in the La Melgosa building. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more on Yuko Yabuki's Facebook page.

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See works by Luster Kaboom and several additional artists at The Hive gallery.
Luster Kaboom/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“You Have the Magic: Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Works of Art”
See works by 10 artists in this exhibition at The Hive Gallery, which is curated by Amy Young of Perihelion Arts (who's also a New Times contributor). Participating artists include Doug Bale, Luster Kaboom, and the Molten Brothers, to name a few. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Get details on the The Hive Gallery Facebook page.

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See works by Lisbon-based artist Pedro Vaz in a shipping-container gallery in Roosevelt Row.
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Roosevelt Row
“Onloaded 4: Pedro Vaz”
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art presents works by Pedro Vaz – a Lisbon-based artist who explores space, place, and landscape – in one of three shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more about this show, and other phICA exhibits, on the phICA website.

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See work by Mary Meyer and several other artists at Coe House.
Mary Meyer/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“No Paint Required”
Coe House presents works by seven artists working with media other than paint. Participating artists include Michael Afsa, Ashley Czajkowski, Erik Karvonen, Andrew King, Constance McBride, Rocco Menaguale, and Mary Meyer. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the exhibit Facebook page.

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See work by Molly Koehn at Modified Arts in Roosevelt Row.
Molly Koehn
“Unity Through States of Being”
See small works by more than a dozen artists based on their visions or interpretations of unity at Modified Arts. Participating artists include Christy Puetz, Jeff Falk, and Molly Koehn, to name a few. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the Modified Arts Facebook page.

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See works by several Five15 Arts collective members at Phoenix Center for the Arts.
Wendy Willis
Five15 Arts Group Show
Explore new works in various media by members of the Five15 Arts collective, who include Turner G. Davis, Daniel Friedman, Deborah Hodder, Anne Howey-Falvey, Marlys Kubicek, Katy O'Connor, Susan Risi, Michelle Terry-Helmick, Joan C. Thompson, and Wendy Willis. Third Friday hours, at Phoenix Center for the Arts, are 6 to 9 p.m. Get more information on the Five15 Arts website.

Read on for shows to see on Grand Avenue and in the warehouse district.
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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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