Taking Flight

Phoenix native and now-Chicago-based artist Joseph "Sentrock" Perez cannot contain his excitement when he talks about what's going down this month.

"Willo North Gallery is going to host a ridiculous art show with Luis Gutierrez, Martin Moreno[, and me]," he says, adding that he's been inspired by both of the nationally recognized artists since he was in grade school. "So for me to show with them as peers is a great feeling."

"Generations: Inspiration of Bird City" collects works from the artists, showcasing three generations of Latino art in and often inspired by Phoenix (though with Gutierrez living in the Bay Area, Moreno is the only current Arizona resident).

See the impact the artists have had on each other and how the city has influenced their collected works when the exhibition opens at 7 p.m. Friday, August 2, at 2811 North Seventh Avenue. A Third Friday reception will feature appearances from the artistic trio. Admission is free. Visit or call 602-448-9041.

Fri., Aug. 2, 7 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 16, 7-10 p.m., 2013