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Phoenix Taco » 2011 » February

Tacos De Juarez ~ 7th St. & Roosevelt

Mural by Lalo Cota and Benji Sakoia

Check out Tacos De Juarez‘s website for more info

Roy Sproule on the Valley Youth Theatre

In 2009, Roy Sproule completed this mural on the side of the Valley Youth Theatre on Roosevelt & McKinley St. The entire project took him a total of 17 months to complete. Roy composed the mural from twenty years of photographs of plays at the theatre. Check out this article for more.

Street Tour ~ Grand Ave & Polk St.

Last September I posted this article about the alley on Grand Ave & Polk St. and the Chicano art produced there. The walls have received a lot more work since then from such artists as Francisco Garcia, Francisco Guerrero and Edgar Fernandez.

Check out more pieces after the jump . . .

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Jetsonorama on the Navajo Nation

Chip Thomas moved to the Navajo Nation in Shonto, AZ as an Indian Health Service Physician since 1987. Since then, he has photographed the community where he lives and works. In June of 2009, Thomas began creating large scale wheat paste installations out of his photographs on the reservation, reflecting the people and culture he has intimately come to know. Remarkably, in 1992, Thomas and a three other cyclists took a transcontinental bike ride across Africa, from the Northernmost tip (Bizerte, Tunisia), to the Southernmost point (Cape Aghulas, South Africa), earning them a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Check out these two interviews below to learn more about Chip and his work–

http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2010/10/chip_thomas_interviewed_by_chr_1.html

http://finitefoto.arloartists.com/private/page/FyBU/15761

You can also view his photography at his website and check out his personal blog here.

Sentrock’s Unity & Knowledge ~ Central

Joseph “Sentock” Perez

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
Abraham Lincoln

JB Snyder’s Stained Glass ~ Tempe

JB Snyder Gives “Wet Paint Art Supply” A Makeover from Jon Jenkins on Vimeo.

Thanks to Jackalope Ranch for showing us this video shot by Jon Jenkins in Wet Paint Art Supply, where artist JB Snyder paints his trademark style inside the store.

Auto Culture ~ 7th Ave & Roosevelt St.

Paper Heart Gallery ~ Central

The Paper Heart was a music venue and art gallery on Grand Avenue between 7th Avenue and Polk St. in downtown Phoenix. It closed in December of 2007. Since then, the inside has become dilapidated and a nice abandoned building for the homeless to find shelter in. I ventured inside and became disappointed that more artists had not taken advantage of this forgotten space.

Jouvelt ~ C&C Werks

Mural by JOUVELT on the side of C&C Werks on 13th St. & Gibson.

Photo by Dawud Austin

TSA Issue #18

Tempe Starving Artist with their 18th issue. Don’t forget to ead over to The Fixx tonight for a 3rd round of free music and live painting. Check out the rest of the issue online after the jump.

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