First Friday in Phoenix: Five Must-See Shows August 2

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Joseph "Sentrock" Perez's Leaving the Nest

First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening.

"Generations: Inspiration of Bird City" @ Willo North Gallery
Phoenix native and Chicago-based artist Joseph "Sentrock" Perez cannot contain his excitement when he talks about what's going down this month.

"Willo North Gallery is going to host a ridiculous art show with Luis Gutierrez, Martin Moreno[, and me]," he says, adding that he's been inspired by both of the nationally recognized artists since he was in grade school. "So for me to show with them as peers is a great feeling."

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"Generations: Inspiration of Bird City" collects works from the artists, showcasing three generations of Latino art in and often inspired by Phoenix (though with Gutierrez living in the Bay Area, Moreno is the only current Arizona resident).

See the impact the artists have had on each other and how the city has influenced their collected works when the exhibition opens at 7 p.m. today at 2811 North Seventh Avenue. A Third Friday reception will feature appearances from the artistic trio. Admission is free. Visit or call 602-448-9041. -- Becky Bartkowski

Location Info


Willo North Gallery

2811 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Practical Art

5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

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Drive-Thru Gallery

918 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ

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Another not to miss show tonight is at Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral presenting an exhibit of Sculpture and Paintings by artist Gary Beals.  First Friday reception with refreshments and meet the artist - First Friday August 2, 2013, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

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