"Wonderland" Opens Tonight During Free First Friday Reception

The art is hung, the floors are swept, and the touch-up paint has been applied. The "Phoenix as Wonderland: Art from New Times' Best of Phoenix 2009" exhibit is ready for its First Friday reception tonight.

Here are some cool-as-all-get-out things you can expect to see:

*Tracy Dempsey's take-home dessert recipe.

*An original music video by Psych 101.

*Gregory Sale's interactive performance art piece.

*A song by the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale.

*Artist-made postcards by Cindy Dach and Greg Esser.

*A Devo-supplied instrument constructed by Corey Busboom.

*Luis Gutierrez's ode to Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

All work will be for sale. Half the proceeds will go to the artist, the other half to the Rhythm of Life program.

"Phoenix as Wonderland: Art from New Times' Best of Phoenix 2009" opens with a free First Friday reception tonight at [merz]project, 1437 North First Street. For more information, call 602-229-8478 or write to [email protected].

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Steve Jansen
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