First Friday at PhxArt: July 2018

What, and why, do we consider great art? Join us from 6-10 pm on Friday, July 6 to see the new special exhibition In the Company of Womenand enjoy a no-host bar, film screenings, performances, and activities led by Phoenix-based women artists and groups.

*First Friday is open to the public during voluntary-donation, pay-what-you-wish hours when general admission fees are waived for all guests. All special exhibitions are included with General Admission. 

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• Bilingual gallery talk in honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday, 6:30 pm 
• Meet-and-greet with artist Annie Lopez, whose work will be on view, 7 pm
• Live music by Las Chollas Peligrosas, 9 pm
• Art21 short films featuring Andrea Zittel, Barbara Kruger, Laurie Anderson, Sally Mann, and Valeska Soares
• Wheat paste mural demonstration with Melissa Waddell, 6 - 9 pm
Subaquatic living installation by Allyson Yoder with live music by Malta, 6 - 9 pm
Welcome My Love by Patricia Sannit, 6 - 10 pm
• Mixed media sculpture demonstration by Sierra Joy, 6 pm
• Life drawing in the galleries with Antoinette Cauley featuring Mia Inez AdamsSasha EscareñoLatavia Young, and Lauren O’Donnell styled by Michelle Nunes at NOONS (Supplies will be provided or bring your own sketchpads up to 18 x 24” and pencil. No charcoal, pastels, wet media, pens, etc.) 
6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm
Nerd Nite PHX showcasing three super smart madame speakers, empowered by PowerPoint and years of collective knowledge on their topics of expertise
  1. The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser
  2. A long, groovy, and discomfiting history of technology that counts human life by Jacqueline Wernimont
  3. The Unruly, Disruptive and Utterly Grotesque Women of David Lynch by Jenna Duncan, 8 pm
• In the Company of Women bingo, 8 - 9 pm
 #PhxArtFF Photo Challenge: Lisa Olson, is the owner of local gallery Practical Art and is also a professional photographer. She has worked as a photojournalist and has produced work shown in several local shows and galleries. She will be on site to provide quick photography tips; you can use her tips while you explore the Museum and then enter our Instagram photo contest. Tag @phxart and use the hashtag #phxartff for your chance to win one of Lisa’s photographs and two passes to attend a future art class at Practical Art.
• A Women's Social Club inspired by the meaning of yoga, "to bring together," we gather to celebrate women! Featuring a panel of inspiring movers and shakers, each event focuses on a specific theme to guide the discussion. 6:30 - 8 pm
Confirmed panelists:
  1. Felipa Lerma

  2. Angelica Johnson of RoseWax Vinyl Club

  3. Yovani Flores, co-founder of Mujeres Del Sol

  4. Antoinette Cauley

Current Exhibitions

Free admission to all youth 17 and under is courtesy of the PhxArt Open for Kids program presented by the Steele Foundation from July 1 – September 30, 2018.

Phoenix Art Museum is one of five Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubs. Park and enjoy the Museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture destinations. The Museum is conveniently located by the Central and McDowell Valley Metro Lightrail station. 
Image: Erica Deeman, Untitled 16, 2013. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, purchased with funds provided by Contemporary Forum.

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