April First Friday Offers Trolley to Downtown and the Gallery @ City Hall

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của phoenix.gov April 2, 2013 First Friday attendees will be able to take a special trolley route to downtown Phoenix to visit the Gallery @ City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., as well as three other downtown arts sites from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission in partnership with Artlink Inc., an all-volunteer arts organization, will provide a trolley route for First Friday from the Phoenix Art Museum at Central Avenue and McDowell Road, which will include the city of Phoenix Gallery @ City Hall, Release the Fear Gallery, @Central Gallery at the Burton Barr Library, the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center (ALAC) and a stop at Roosevelt Row. The Gallery @ City Hall exhibit, in the Phoenix City Hall atrium, “Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,” features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren. They include photos of once private homes that have been transformed into public venues and once revered schools reborn as new places to learn. An old department store now houses a restaurant and a former auto showroom re-emerges as the face of a vibrant downtown park. Visit phoenix.gov/arts for more information. The Release the Fear Gallery, Grace Chapel at the historic First Baptist Church, 302 W. Monroe St., will display paintings created by 20 to 30 youth as part of ongoing workshops to inspire them to make better life choices. The Feeney/Winthrop folk ensemble will perform. Visit releasethefear.org for more information. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., is hosting “Sticky Situations,” featuring artwork by Beth Jorgensen and Alejandra Orozco. A reception with the artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. including music by the South Mountain Community College Day Jazz Band. Jorgensen’s work explores the interactions that result when people, who do not know each other, are thrown together on an elevator. Orozco’s themes center on control, desire and obsession and in the interaction of the human figure with various pastries, candies and desserts. Her work illuminates issues surrounding the choices people make. Library activities will conclude at 8 p.m. Visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org for more information. ALAC, 147 E. Adams St., an advocate for Latino artists statewide, showcases Latino artists and builds networks with arts organizations, advocates and activists. This Friday, ALAC is partnering with 16 schools from Phoenix Union High School District to present student artwork inspired by renowned civil rights activist César Chávez. Student paintings and computer-generated artwork inspired by Chávez and the Civil Right Movement will be on display at Teatro Galeria. Also a live performance by the award-winning César Chávez High School Percussion Ensemble and Drumline, featuring contemporary jazz and Latin Music, will be presented. Rosie’s House, a free music academy for inner-city children also will perform. Visit alacaz.org for more information. Each of the locations is open to the public at no charge. The route enhances the monthly Artlink First Friday trolley service by providing access to an increased number of downtown Phoenix art venues. For more information about First Friday trolley routes, visit www.artlinkphoenix.com. Media Contact: Marcie Colpas 602-262-6164


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