From New City Studio –Have you ever wondered how many people you see in one day? Take a minute and look around at one point in your day. The Our Light installation captures life through thousands of portraits. Walking through this three-dimensional exhibit with pictures on every side of you, you will be overwhelmed with the reality of the humanity that surrounds you. We invite you to come and experience this one of a kind exhibit.
I loved seeing this exhibit by Matt DeYoung and Kylie McCarthy at New City Studio on First Friday. It was a showing of black and white portraits hanging from the ceiling. I’m such a people watcher and taking time to look at all the different faces fascinated me. I’ve been exploring new ways myself to display my own photos and this exhibit gave me a few ideas.
8th Day Coffee & Culture had their silent auction and fundraiser tonight. Several local artists displayed their artwork and many donations were given for the auctions. It was a packed house both nights as artist like Junk Ditch Road and Amber Hunter played music to the crowd. I love seeing the Phoenix culture embrace places like this.
I stopped in for my evening latte with some friends. I was excited to win some auctions (I never win anything..). I won some bags of Thousand Hills coffee and groceries for an Italian dinner from Fresh and Easy. I also picked up Amber Hunter’sFreedom Steps album.
I stop in at 8th Day a few times a week. Here are some of the fun drinks they make for me.
Tonight I went down to downtown Phoenix for the First Friday Artwalk. Now the weather is cooling off, it’s the perfect time to go. I stopped at the Phoenix Art Museum first to check out a photo exhibit. Then I stopped at one of my favorite Starbucks locations to get a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte – one of my favorite Fall drinks. With my hot drink in hand, I headed down to Roosevelt Row to look at some art. Then it was on to New City Studio with my friends Juliana and Marco to see some artwork by Isaac Caruso and Noelle Martinez. I also ran into some old friends of mine – Kenisa, Amy and Jenna and spent time catching up with them. But the real treat was seeing my good buddy Mat Weddle play some of his folk tunes. I had a blast chatting with him and listening to his sweet tunes.
This time of year First Friday Artwalk can get very crowded because the weather is so nice. I went down to see a few exhibits, but this one in particular was one I was interested in. “Between Scenes,” is a gallery exhibit that showcases artists in the Phoenix Film Community. They came together to unveil the wonder of film-making through the use of set photography and art installation. Some good friends of mine helped put this together at New City Studio. And for the foodie in me, they also had some good cheese and wine.