Open Voice celebrates powerful, diverse voices from our city as they share their insights, stories, and perspectives on topics ranging from personal identity to contemporary issues. Join Phoenix-based Latinx artists, community members, and staff for a fast-paced, personalized tour of artworks that speak to them in the second installment of this series. Hear multiple points of view, explore our collections, and dialogue with our guests:
GABRIEL AND ISAAC FORTOUL
Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul are the Fortoul Brothers, two artists who are totally dedicated to unfolding their creativity as a way of life. Their art has been evolving and will continue to evolve in search of the purest style combining everyday observation with mystical symbolism.
Liliana Gomez-Dieckman is a choreographer in Phoenix, Arizona. She has committed herself to bringing dance out of the theater and into the streets by teaming up with galleries and museums to offer free dance performances to the community. Recent performances include Palabra Art Collective for FORM Arcosanti and producing Phoenix’s first BlakTina Dance Festival.
Jose Gonzalez teaches, directs, and performs longform improv comedy & theatre in Phoenix at The Torch Theatre, which he helped co-found in 2007. Starting in acting, performance, & movement in 1998 and focusing on improv since October 2001, he has taught & performed all over North America and Europe.
CASANDRA HERNÁNDEZ FAHAM
Casandra Hernández Faham is Executive Director of CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas), an arts nonprofit that connects Phoenix and Arizona to the Americas through arts and culture. Casandra is a recipient of the 2014 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 Award, and a fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures’ Leadership Institute.
Josselin Salazar is a creative professional with a passion for art, fashion, and culture as a whole. Salazar received a BA in psychology from Arizona State University and has worked for Scottsdale Arts, OYE! Business Intelligence, and as a freelancer. She is currently the Web and Social Media Coordinator at Phoenix Art Museum. You can follow her at @sonorangothic on Instagram and Twitter.
This event is free and open to the public and part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays programming, when general admission is free from 3 until 9 pm each Wednesday.
After the event, join the speakers and other guests at Film Bar
for $5 glasses and half-price bottles of wine!