Mila Strugatsy Splinters of Civilization
Strugatsky, a native of Soviet Russia, recently moved to the valley from New Jersey. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in downtown Phoenix displaying her unique mixture of traditional imagery and contemporary techniques, realism and abstraction. Splinters is a body of work that pulls from the past and the shared memory of humans and re-frames it in a contemporary setting that envisions the future, calling to the eternity of our spirit. Strugatsky will include a multimedia installation, which serves as a statement on her view of arts funding and political focus in the US, accompanied by an installation by Ben Kern that calls attention to the lack of funding and support arts organizations receive from the government.
Through Each Others Eyes and Central High students worked together to create a unique exhibition of aspiring photographers on display in the monOrchid gallery May 14-18.
The photographic work of Capture12 founder, Stephen Gittins, M.F.A., Emily Matyas, Alexandria D. Logue, Mike Williams, Jose Sosa, and Spencer Dutton takes a raw look at those affected by the efforts of local nonprofit organizations, including the Justa Center, Art Awakenings, and Lodestar Center.
Third Friday: May 17, 2013 – Collector’s Night, reception featuring an exhibition of photographic works by students at Central High School in the monOrchid gallery
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Through a partnership with Monorchid Gallery in Phoenix The Bellwethers seek to provide a new and unique live music performance experience. Music and Art combine to create a truly artist inspired performance in a beautifully artistic space. Tickets include live music with Above The Love, The Bellwethers (acoustic and rock sets) and Rose Colored Eyes, Beer and Wine, a copy of The Bellwethers EP “Kismet” and the gallery art exhibition. Tickets $25 can be purchased online (thebellwethers.net) or at the door
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Yoga in the gallery: Instructor Katie Griesiger 1030am-1145am Cost: $10/$8 (Student w/current ID) Cash only
June 7 – August 30, 2013
Summer Group Exhibition: Thermal PHX
The title for this exhibition comes from my memories of learning from my parents, both hanglider pilots, about how to fly using heat bubbles, or “thermals” that rise from the desert floor to take a kite or bird higher into the sky. The concept is much like that of a hot air balloon; heat rises and any thing that can catch that movement can climb with it. This exhibition is meant to be a “thermal” for emerging local artists, to help them elevate their work by providing them an exhibition opportunity in a major art space during our long, hot summer here in Phoenix. It also serves the purpose of providing a space for people who actually live here year round to visit and get out of their home or office and enjoy a night of culture! – Justin Germain, monOrchid curator
Featuring works by: Kevin Caron, Diane DiBernadino-Sanborn, Randy Zucker, Mary Bruns, Morgana Wallace, Jason Rusnock, Peter B Klein, Daniel Funkhouser, Sarah Kreihn, Sabrina Peros, Mano Sotelo, Lee Davis, Larry Willis, Josh Louchheim, Jeanna Voellmer, Jayme Blue, Jason Hugger, Jon Jenkins, Ivan Delvasto, Dan Pederson, Charmagne Coe, Anthony Vasquez
September – mid October 2013
monOrchid gallery – Freddie Tieken
bokeh gallery – Sean Deckert
October 15 – November 2013
monOrchid gallery – Mark Lipczynski
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monOrchid gallery - Holiday Group Exhibition
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