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"We will be the hand on the chainsaw of rebirth that will tear down the rotting tree of the art world, and plant our seeds in the desert of Tempe ... join us." So begins the manifesto (yet to be written) of Girlfriend Gallery, a venue in the Valley that is actually opening and not closing.
Located at 1843 East Third Street in Tempe, not far from McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, Girlfriend Gallery will double as an art exhibition room and concert venue. Mo Neuharth, of Numb Bats and Paper Knife publishing, is doing most of the booking, while the space itself is managed by 21-year old Justin Guthrie, who says this gallery "represents good ol' American freedom."
"I wanted a place that I could do whatever I want and create my vision," he adds. " Hopefully people like it."More »