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Phoenix Taco » 2012 » September

Phoenix, L.A. Artist Francisco Garcia Talks Life, Paint, Faith

Produced by Britton S. Zogg

All photos by Britton S. Zogg

Photos of Francisco “Enuf” Garcia painting his Frida mural in Tucson in 2011

Breeze’s Mural Lecture & Workshop at Estrella Mountain Community College

All photos by Jimmy Fike

Estrella Mountain Community College art faculty member and resident artist at 515 Gallery Jimmy Fike organized a mural lecture and tour of work currently hanging by Breeze, Pablo Luna, and Lalo Cota. The photographs above feature a mini-workshop that Breeze gave to EMCC students on the art and techniques of using spray paint as a medium.

 

Angel Diaz’s Por Vida Gallery Showing

 

Photos from Angel Diaz‘s showing at Por Vida Gallery during the month of September

Check out our coverage of past Por Vida Gallery shows

New Phone Skins From Aztec Smurf

 

New iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phone skins are available from Aztec Smurf, each running $15.

Contact AztecSmurf@gmail.com if interested.

 

Yote Launches “Bienvenidos” Campaign for National Welcoming Week 2012

 

Yote recently launched his “Bienvenidos” campaign in synch with National Welcoming Week 2012. The project places camouflaged signs with the words “Welcome” into the endless array of campaign advertisements that plague us every two years.

 

Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns.”

 

JB Snyder on The Painted Desert Project, Navajo Nation

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JB Snyder

All photos by Emily Caldwell

In the remote landscapes of Northeastern Arizona, international and local artists alike have come together for an ambitious endeavor dubbed, “The Painted Desert Project”. Organized by AZ-based Jetsonorama and Yote, it aims to put the spotlight on a region and people too often overlooked and misunderstood. By painting murals on food stands and dilapidated structures around the reservation, the farthest of which span 125 miles, they hope the millions of tourists visiting the Grand Canyon each year will be encouraged to stop and enjoy what Navajo culture has to offer. Artists involved in the project include Jetsonorama, Yote, Thomas “Breeze”, Tom Greyeyes, Overunder, Doodles, Gaia, Labrona, ROA, JB Snyder, and more.

View more from our series on The Painted Desert Project

 

Gallery Parallax’s Midsummer Salon Show

 

From Gallery Parallax‘s August/September “Midsummer Salon Show”

Fred Tieken & Joe Pagac on Vermillion Studios

 

Fred Tieken on Vermillion Photo (McDowell & Central)

Lalo Cota ~ Grand Ave & McKinley St.

 

Lalo Cota

Jenny Ignaszewski’s “I Like You” ~ Bragg’s Pie Factory

 

Jenny Ignaszewski on the side of Bragg’s Pie Factory