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Celebrate work by young artists during this special edition First Friday created by teens, for everyone.
ASU Dance is excited to premiere six new dance works as part of the November First Friday!
The performance will begin with thoughtfully crafted movement-based responses to five art pieces carefully chosen from the Phoenix Art Museum collection. The sixth work to be premiered is titled “The Invitation” which is an immersive, improvisational experiment which fully involves the audience in the process of creating a new dance work. Join us for this movement collaboration between the visual and physical aspects of art.
Artmaking opportunities hosted by Teen Art Council:
A different kind of Friday Night Lights! Join us for an interactive activity related to Yayoi Kusama’s You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies, a perspective-shifting project based on Philip Curtis’ The Circus or the Wild Beast, and an homage to Tom Friedman’s Big Big Mac (hint: it’s big and made out of mac).
Young Sounds of Arizona
Relax to the breezy tunes of six-piece jazz ensemble from Young Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides training, performing opportunities and artistic growth for young Valley musicians ages 14 to 19.
Draw chibis and furries with Phoenix Center for the Arts' Teen Artist Guild. Learn tips and tricks for pouring your personality and style into these lovable and mischievous characters. Teen Artist Guild is forum for teens to explore visual arts career paths, and create their own path to a thriving career as an artist.
In case you missed her during our Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, Sareya Taylor is back with another powerful poetry reading. Sareya Taylor is a 17-year-old member of the White Mountain Apache and Navajo tribes. As Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate, Sareya serves as literary ambassador, and is committed to the re-dedication of the true history of Indigenous people and educating others about current issues within Indian Country.
The Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to foster the creative voices of Phoenix by providing mentorship and service, as well as opportunities for literary and personal growth.
SunKissed is a band made up of sisters Kayli, Kari and Kassi, ranging from 16-21 years old. The three sisters have spent the majority of their lives pursuing music together and have been performing in the greater Phoenix area for the past 4 years. SunKissed were most recently the only all-female band finalists in Alice Cooper’s “Proof is in the Pudding” music competition.
Enjoy a live demo by two young visual artists, and check out their approaches to family portraiture.
Kore is a mixed media artist who has been making and creating art ever since she was a young girl. Art is one of her biggest passions, and she has worked hard since freshman year to get better and better. Eduardo’s medium of choice is color pencil. He is always looking for inspiration from other artists, and enjoys learning about the context behind works of art.
Highlights from the Young Phoenix Film Challenge
A 48-hour filmmaking challenge hosted by Arizona School for the Arts' Film Appreciation Club.
The Milk Man
A Milk company's president of marketing attempts to make the perfect commercial for an ad campaign. What could go wrong? Titus Ruemler is a 14-year-old sophomore in high school. He made his first film at age 11 and has continued making films, including three as part of 48-hour film challenges, two of which won awards.
Out of Focus is a film centered around two sisters who struggle with the issues many young adults face as they move on to the next stage of their lives. The emotional strain and burden of making such life decisions frays their lifelong relationship. This film speaks to the loss of something meaningful.
Cover image courtesy of Belleboche Photography.
Teen programs are made possible through the generosity of the Carstens Family Funds. They are made possible, in part, through The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and supported by Thunderbirds Charities.
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 only.
*Paid parking not always available. Ride share, bike share or park-and-ride strongly recommended.
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.
First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum are generously sponsored by Macy's.