First Friday - September 2019

From 6–10 pm on the first Friday of each month, Phoenix Art Museum is open to the public with voluntary donation admission and $5 admission to special exhibitions. Share your First Friday experience: @phxart #phxartff

September First Friday activities: 

Created by Nicole L Olson, Mark Hughes, and Francisco Flores
Great Hall
7pm and 8pm
Nicole L Olson's (NicoleOlson|MovementChaos) premiere piece, BREACH, in collaboration with artists Mark Hughes and Francisco Flores, is about the temporary gap in life's continuity.  In three sections, relationships are created and torn apart throughout and new ones are created, also showing that although these breaks in our world occur, there are remnants that still tie us together.  
Hughes and Flores will create a dynamic visual portal in which the dance artists break the bonds of reality, revealing the multiple dimensions of time and space.  At the heart of the piece will be a projection feedback loop in which multiple versions of the dancers appear.  These projections will display the dancers' previous movements as they trail back into infinity.  The Great Hall will also contain brilliant lighting elements that will bring an added depth and beauty to the interaction.     
Between and after performances, the audience will be able to participate in the creation of the scene, presenting an opportunity for each visitor to see themselves on the walls of the Phoenix Art Museum and experience this unique installation.
Nicole L Olson: @nicoleolsondance
Mark Hughes: @pyramiddal_mark
Francisco Flores: @crystalsandlasers
Orientation Gallery
Live performances and demonstrations of Sound Art in a Spatial Sound installation by Sound Art Arizona musicians, Chris Piraino and Tony Obr.
Sound Art Arizona is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Sound Art in Arizona. Founded in November 2017, this organization is dedicated to help and support individuals interested in exploring art forms where sound is the fundamental medium. 
Norton Gallery
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, join us for an in-gallery sketching activity alongside Phoenix-based artist Audrey. Practice drawing from a live model and become inspired by the Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views exhibition. 
Follow Aw.Dre at @aw.dre
Enjoy Happy Hour at Palette from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an artfully delicious happy hour before joining Phoenix Art Museum for First Friday. On this special patio menu, enjoy $3.50 beer, $5 select wines, $5 Margarita, along with specials on appetizers.


Museum Policies
Help us create a safe environment for you and the art by remembering the following: 
‣ Artworks in the Museum are not to be touched.
‣ Food and drink (including water bottles) are not allowed in the Museum.
‣ Backpacks (large and small) are discouraged as they can damage the art. Shoulder bags are allowed.
Getting Here by Light Rail
The closest station to the Museum is Number 10, McDowell & Central. See this link to download the metro light rail brochure, containing a full map, fare details and operating hours.
A limited amount of parking is available at the Museum. Paid parking may* be available north of the Museum at Central United Methodist Church from 5 pm-10 pm on First Friday. The charge is $10 and can be paid using cash or credit card. 
*Paid parking not always available. Ride share, bike share or park-and-ride strongly recommended.
First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum are generously sponsored by Macy's.



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