Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Join us on December 8 at Downtown Voices Coalition

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Join us on Saturday, December 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting.

DVC Steering Committee Members are planning holiday cheer for all attendees to enjoy. Also, in this season of giving, please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to St. Mary’s Food Bank.

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

GENERAL DVC BUSINESS

  • Steering Committee Member nomination ~ Kyle Foxcroft (10 minutes)
  • Steering Committee Member nomination ~ Nate Sonoskey (10 minutes)
  • DVC Strategic Planning Process ~ Jeff / Jim McPherson (10 minutes)

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Duo Project, Roosevelt Neighborhood ~ Nick Wood (10/15 minutes)
  • Call for additional action items ~ Jeff (5 minutes)

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – (Remaining items are for information only)

  • Contributions to St. Mary’s Food Bank are welcome ~ Jim (5 minutes)

ARTS ISSUES SUBCOMMITTEE

  • Artlink Phoenix update 2019 ~ Catrina Kahler (15 minutes)
  • Key Arts Issues Survey results ~ Steve Weiss / Jim (15 minutes)
  • Call for arts maintenance & preservation ~ Louise Roman (5 minutes)
  • Other items (15 minutes)

ADJOURNMENT (have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!)

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar.

Join us on Nov. 10 at Downtown Voices Coalition

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us on Saturday, November 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. Here’s the agenda:

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

UPDATES

  • George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center ~ Princess Crump (5/5 minutes)
  • Street Transportation Department (including 3rd & 5th Ave. and 3rd St.) ~ Jose Rodriguez (5/10 minutes)

DEVELOPMENTS

  • The Armory PUD, 1614 W. Roosevelt, Request for Support ~ George Pasquel (5/5 minutes)
  • Central Station RFP project ~ Nathan Wright (10/20 minutes)

GENERAL DVC BUSINESS

  • Subcommittee updates
  • Strategic Planning process (10 minutes)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Go around the room to hear of any big events coming up (10 minutes)

OTHER/NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT (to enjoy all the events going on today!)

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar.

Join us on Oct. 13 at Downtown Voices Coalition

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us on Saturday, October 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. Here’s the agenda:

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

DEVELOPMENTS

  • FootPrint (3rd Ave. & Roosevelt) ~ Tim Sprague (10 minutes/10 discussion)
  • APS Substation proposals (Evans Churchill) (5 minutes)
  • Parking proposal (917 N. 4th St.) ~ Roosevelt Row CDC rep. (5 minutes)
  • Other (10 minutes)

ADVOCACY ISSUES

  • The American Cancer Society Event ~ CEDD (5 minutes/10 discussion)
  • DVC Arts Subcommittee ~ Steve Weiss (10 minutes)
    • Survey results and next steps
  • DVC Bylaws Subcommittee formation ~ Jeff Sherman (5 minutes)
  • South Central Light Rail & T2050 Funding (15 minutes)
    • Stipulations and Next Steps
    • T2050 Funding ~ Rick Naimark
  • Mayoral Forums and Election Topics (15 minutes)
    • Our 9/26 Forum: Recap and improvements for next time?
    • District 8 (March)
    • Election Topics ~ Ryan Boyd
    • Other

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROGRESS (10 minutes)

  • Nominations (November 2018)
  • Expanded Arts Discussion (December 2018)
  • Community Gathering and Workshop (March-April 2019?)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Go around the room to hear of any big events coming up (10 minutes)

OTHER/NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, April 14

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, April 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

  1. Nominating Committee for officer elections at May meeting

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  1. Las Palmas Inn Adaptive Reuse Project (Gene Kornota, Rebel Hospitality)
  2. American Legion Post #1 (read Bob Graham’s blog post)
  3. Golden Rule Tattoo request for Text Amendment
  4. ASU Biomedical Campus Master Plan Update
  5. Knipe House grant request (4/14 HP Commission Meeting)
  6. Unsolicited Development Proposal (Hines proposal)
  7. Renaissance Square Signage/lighting (and elsewhere?)
  8. South Central Light Rail Extension (4/26 Public Meeting)
  9. Phoenix Country Club parking lot swap for 15-story condo (4/19 Whitton Neighborhood meeting)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY 

  1. City
    1. Budget Hearings
    2. Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund
    3. Complete Streets Design Guidelines
    4. Tree and Shade Master Plan
    5. Street Pavement Cut Policy
    6. FAA Flight Path Changes
    7. Homelessness
  1. State Legislature (Ryan Boyd)
    1. SB1387 –home-based businesses
    2. SB1014 – partial fix for problem of calling for a 3/4th Council vote on a rezoning issue
    3. SB1147 – allowing counties to call for an excise tax vote for transportation
    4. SB1465 – regulating sober living homes
    5. HB2126 – tightening future language on slum and blight for GPLETs
    6. HB2371 – food truck licensing statewide

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  1. 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards, nominations due May 4
  2. ArtPrize Phoenix Pitch Night Competition, artist submissions due May 4
  3. Pinewood Classic and Pinewood Classic Jr., Short Leash Hot Dogs, April 21
  4. CultivEAT, Growhouse at the Knipe House, April 28
  5. Urban Wine & Jazz Walk, various downtown locations, May 12
  6. ArtPrize Artist Pitch Night, FOUND:RE Hotel, May 22
  7. Other

 

(Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit Downtown Voices Coalition’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar.)

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

First Friday Opening Reception, July 7, 6-10 p.m., Save the Wurth House!

Chartreuse Contemporary Art Space on historic Grand Avenue announces its July 2017 show, “The Great Escape,” with artist Rick Naimark.

Summer in Phoenix reminds us all that we all need to escape every once in awhile. Come escape to Chartreuse at 1301 Grand Avenue for the “The Great Escape,” which will run July 7-22, with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. on First Friday, July 7.

“The Great Escape” features the artwork of Rick Naimark, downtown resident and emerging artist. Naimark’s colorful contemporary paintings are full of motion, texture, and shape, and are escapes in and of themselves. Naimark takes and deconstructs simple themes and shapes into abstractions to delight the eye and challenge the mind. Come enjoy his abstract landscapes and sometimes subtly ironic creations that are based on the natural environment, the urban landscape, and current events.

Using mostly acrylics, Naimark almost never sits down or touches a paintbrush, instead uses spatulas and other non-traditional methods of applying paint and other media. The goal: create complex character and illuminant blends of color embodying the intensity and complexity of Arizona, urban life in Phoenix, and our increasingly complex world.

Rick Naimark grew up in Oregon and has lived in Phoenix since 1986. He worked for the City of Phoenix for 29 years and served as Deputy City Manager until 2015. When not painting, he serves as an Associate Vice President at Arizona State University and volunteers on several nonprofit boards, including ArtLink, the Friends of Phoenix Public Art, and the Arizona Science Center. He and his wife, Dana, live in the Roosevelt Neighborhood and have two adult children, Jared and Nathan.

The Holiness Project comes to the Ice House

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Multimedia performance event The Holiness arrives at The Ice House on May 3, 2014.

The Holiness Project will be presented at The Icehouse Phoenix located at 429 W Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ, 85003 on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00 to 9:30pm with reception immediately following. Featuring performances from local artists Taran Emmert, Patrick Michael Finn, Jake Friedman and Four Chambers Press, Heather Lee Harper, Keith Kelly, Jeanette LeBlanc, Akiva Yael, Ashley Oakley, John Elliott Oyzon, Erin Schaad, Chris Danowski, Melissa Tramuta, Jane Ysadora, and Cassandra Wallick; with visual art from Joshua T. Ruth, Jillian Sinclair, Chanelle Sinclair, and Indiana Nelson. Cuisine by 24 Carrots.

The Holiness Project is a multimedia performance event and art show exploring the intersection of the sacred and the mundane. What does holiness mean on the most personal level? What happens when the ordinary objects of our bodies, lives, minds and hearts cross paths with something greater? The Holiness Project explores these questions in an immersive/interactive evening of film, dance, performance art, poetry, music, and kirtan.

Doors at 6:30. Performance promptly at 7:00pm. Admission is $11, no one turned away. For more information, contact Jane Ysadora at jane.ysadora@gmail.com.

You can follow the Project’s event and even Join on Facebook. And yes, there’s even an informative website!

An evening of “Urban Is” with Vital Voices

Vital Voices Urban eventConsider coming to support Vital Voices as we explore “Urban is” with Bboy House at the Cyphers Center for Urban Arts, Thursday, August 15.  The Herberger Institute’s Socially Engaged Practice is teaming up with Project Humanities this year to help design these participatory, thought-provoking evenings of community dialogue.

Events are free and refreshments are provided.

The Nash on Roosevelt issues call for artists, due Nov. 19

the nash call for artist submissionsThe Nash invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for a juried group show titled “Echoes of Art.” How do you visualize a musical journey? As you listen to your favorite piece, your mind sees…

Accepted artwork includes 2-dimensional works and may not exceed 36” in width. The artwork will meet the guidelines and compliment the mission of The Nash. This is an educational place and we ask for no nudity/controversial material.

Submission details are available here.

Roosevelt Row Street Design & Public Art Meeting, Sept. 20

Grand Avenue Festival, Oct. 20, adds more activities, amenities