When: Friday May 15th 5:30-9:00pm
Where: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, Az
WHAT: NU: (Native + You) at the Heard Museum
The third Friday evening series called NU (Native + You) continues in May with the panel discussion, Women: Sex & the Arts, music with DJ Brazilia and the Arizona Roller Derby. The panel discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Cindy Dach, an award winning artist, teacher and arts advocate. Dach is also owner of MADE Boutique and was a co-founder of the Eye Lounge art gallery. She is an integral part of the revitalization of the downtown Phoenix arts scene.
Panel participants include Erin Kane, former Assistant Curator at SMoCA; Kathy Cano-Murillo, the “Crafty Chica” and writer; writer and Casino Arizona curator Aleta Ringlero, Pima; and Interdisciplinary Artist & Assistant Professor of Intermedia in the Herberger College of the Arts Angela Ellsworth. All panel attendees will receive a swag bag full of discounts and coupons to local women-owned businesses such as Fairytale Brownies, Dolce Salon, Bold Avenue and Fluerish. Prior to the panel and throughout the evening a selection of wines and beer can be enjoyed in the Heard Museum’s courtyard.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., DJ Brazilia will spin the Crossroads Gallery. There will be an appearance by the women of the Arizona Roller Derby, who will be on the museum’s campus from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Audiences are invited to a scrimmage at 6 p.m., held in Steele Auditorium.
From 5:30 to 9 p.m., visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor courtyards and cash bars. Patrons are invited to view the new contemporary exhibition Mothers & Daughters: Stories in Clay featuring work by three mother/daughter teams from New Mexico.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Berlin Gallery will open its summer show The Nature Of It: Animals in Art featuring work by many artists including emerging artist Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo, who has created smaller works of animals in her distinct cubist style.
The Café and the Heard Museum Shop are all open until 8 p.m.
Admission to NU is free. NU is presented by JP Morgan Chase. Additional support comes from Desert Living Magazine as well as the following organizations: Arizona Humanities Council, IKEA, Local First Arizona and the Phoenix Arts & Business Council.
WHEN: Friday, May 15, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Ariz.