Art exhibit honors late ASU dean April 4, 18

March 26, 2014

A collaborative art exhibit and event, “Peace of Mind: a Tribute to Debra Friedman’s Life and Legacy,” will take place on two dates in April at Obliq Gallery and Gallery LUxx at the Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix.

• 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 4 – First Friday Opening Reception portrait of Debra Friedman Download Full Image

• 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 18 – Third Friday Community Event

The free event honors the late Debra Friedman, former ASU vice president of the Downtown Phoenix campus and dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs. Friedman played a prominent role in public programs, civil rights, social work, community resources and modern arts in metropolitan Phoenix. She strengthened the mission of public universities to bridge the divide between engagement, access and excellence. She died Jan. 26 from lung cancer.

The exhibit will include new artwork and interactive art pieces by individual artists and community organizations. Artists engaged during her work in Phoenix to be showcased include Joseph “Sentrock” Perez, Carolina Parra, Felipe Ruiz, Martin Moreno, Dr. Eugene Grigsby and more. Organizational contributions include the Cultural Arts Coalition, Neighborhood Ministries, the Rag Collection, Hope Thru Art, Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs and ASU Emeritus College.

Artists and organizations will be on hand to discuss their work. Refreshments will be available. Complimentary parking at Arizona Center is available to guests. Artwork will be on display April 4 to 30.

Reporter , ASU News


Thomas Greyeyes

March 27, 2014

Thomas Greyeyes, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in intermedia candidate in the Arizona State University School of Art, is the winner in the visual arts category for the 2012 Big Brain Award at Phoenix New Times.

The award was created to recognize emerging local creatives. The submissions were narrowed to 15 finalists in five categories and on April 7, Greyeyes was announced as the winner in the visual arts category. Download Full Image

The winners of each category: design, fashion, visual art, culinary and performing art, were announced on April 7 at The Saguaro in Scottsdale during the New Times' annual Artopia celebration. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

All finalists were profiled in the April 5 issue of New Times.