Mixed Media Works by Fausto Fernandez
Feb
15
to Mar 1

Mixed Media Works by Fausto Fernandez

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Receptions:
Third Friday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

”These prints were made during my time as a guest artist in the printmaking studio at XICO. For three days I spent time learning the silkscreen and printing press process. The experience making these prints allowed me the value of problem solving, layering materials, cutting stencils, spraying over them, and running around cleaning tools and screens. These prints are an extension of my current series of paintings on canvas that are layered with collage, acrylics, spray paint, and in some cases found materials.”

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XICO VIDA ÍINA  |  a collection of prints from the Xico Collection
Feb
15
to Mar 1

XICO VIDA ÍINA | a collection of prints from the Xico Collection

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Receptions:
Third Friday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

In 1975, Xico was started as one of the premiere cultural institutions in Arizona serving Latino and Indigenous artists, with a mission of nourishing a greater appreciation of cultural and spiritual heritages through the arts. XICO VIDA ÍINA is a collection of monoprints and monosilks from the Xico print collection curated for their boldness of color and exuberance of mark as a visual celebration of vida and íina— expressions for life, ways of being, movement and animation in the Spanish and Diné languages, respectively.

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Artworks by Francisco Enuf Garcia
Feb
15
to Mar 1

Artworks by Francisco Enuf Garcia

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Receptions:
Third Friday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Francisco Enuf Garcia is an international artist and social entrepreneur that creates empowering community murals and artworks on immigration, justice, faith, and Chicano culture. Garcia often collaborates with non-profits, art organizations, businesses, and schools and is passionate about celebrating culture, creating events for the community, and working with diverse groups of youth throughout the country.

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Fallen Pins of America — Multimedia Exhibition by Mia Adams
Jan
18
to Feb 1

Fallen Pins of America — Multimedia Exhibition by Mia Adams

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Receptions:
Third Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Inspired by liberation groups such as The Black Panther Party and Black contemporary artists such as Sonya Clark, Mia’s work addresses social/political issues that are typically swept underneath the carpet or avoided. Through getting her degree, Mia has developed a collection of conceptual political pieces that utilize altered everyday objects. Mia’s most recent project F allen Pins of America brings awareness to police brutality with the use of an altered U.S map that marks documented police killings of Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous individuals from 2014-2018.

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Wonders of Nature — Multimedia Exhibition by Monica Lee Johnson
Jan
18
to Feb 1

Wonders of Nature — Multimedia Exhibition by Monica Lee Johnson

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Receptions:
Third Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

“While participating in an internship this past summer in Whangarei, New Zealand, I was shown how to apply this concept to my work. Some of the prints here are from my time there, while others were developed over the last couple of months back in Arizona. I enjoy using the process of cyanotype because I never know how the chemical reaction will transform my photographs.” — Monica Lee Johnson

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Ojos de Oro — Print Exhibition by Cristina Cardenas
Jan
18
to Feb 1

Ojos de Oro — Print Exhibition by Cristina Cardenas

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Receptions:
Third Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ojos de Oro

“Due my personal history as an immigrant,  my work is an exploration of Mexican immigration/migration and its effects on culture and families.  Recently, I incorporate some images, faces, mythology creatures in my ceramic pieces the timeless human phenomena of deconstructing  the being. All this from the perspective of a woman artist born “al otro lado” that have now lived and worked in the border region of Tucson, Arizona for over two decades.”

- Cristina Cardenas

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The Other Side — Photography by John Joe
Dec
21
to Jan 4

The Other Side — Photography by John Joe

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“The afterlife is a story of duality. The transition to the other side is our connection or portal between death blurred with the living. I grew up with a fair amount of family members who passed on when I was pretty young and because of this abundance in my life have always been curious about the conversations about death. It is an event and experience that we all share. This series explores the transition between living and dying using the photograph as a portal to share some of my personal stories.” — John Joe

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Dualidad de Vida — Paintings by Emmett Graham
Dec
21
to Jan 4

Dualidad de Vida — Paintings by Emmett Graham

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When Emmett Graham's time in the Marine Corps was over, he returned to his passion for art and is currently pursuing a degree in painting at ASU. He draws inspiration for his hyper-realistic paintings from his military experience, travels, family, heritage and a swath of historical narratives. 

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The Maze — Mixed Media Works by Monica Wapaha
Dec
21
to Jan 4

The Maze — Mixed Media Works by Monica Wapaha

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Monica Wapaha is a multidisciplinary artist from the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Her art addresses the beautify and complexity of Indigenous life through different mediums. She is a mother of three beautiful children who have inspired her creativity and desire to create art. Monica is a graduate of The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM earning her AFA and BFA. She is currently attending Arizona State University pursing her MFA in Printmaking.

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Xico Arte y Cultura — Tiendita!
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Xico Arte y Cultura — Tiendita!

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Since March, Xico has partnered with Roosevelt Row CDC to program the Shipping Container Galleries located between EyeLounge and Modified Arts in the heart of the Phoenix Fridays art walks. This season, we're spilling out of the containers and taking over the whole lot— for a holiday tiendita!  Don't miss the artisan offerings this Third Friday, December 21, from 6-10pm! 

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AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection: Painting w/ David Murrieta
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection: Painting w/ David Murrieta

AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection invites you to: Paint with David Murrieta, a fun painting event for veterans and their families.

David, a veteran himself, will lead participants to paint with acrylic on pre-outlined canvas. Several options will be offered.

There is room for 30 on a first-come-first-served basis. Should you be placed on a waiting list when you register, you will be notified if space becomes available.

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Bubbles & Brushes: Paint Night!
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Bubbles & Brushes: Paint Night!

Create an original holiday gift at Bubbles & Brushes Paint Night! 

Join us and discover the Artista in you! In a fun, relaxing and colorful environment, Xico Artist Janet Diaz will support you in creating the Featured Holiday Painting of the Virgen de Guadalupe while adding your own style and artistic touch.

Whether you are a true Artista or still working on a straight line, you will leave Xico Arte y Cultura with a MASTERPIECE all your own.  

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Relatos de Tela y Papel // New Works by Monica-Gisel
Dec
7
to Dec 28

Relatos de Tela y Papel // New Works by Monica-Gisel

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Opening Reception:
First Friday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monica-Gisel, has been involved in the art community, showcasing her artwork in Arizona, California and Mexico, since 1989. In 2004, she joined Xico's printmaking team and is currently an artist-in-residence at Xico Arte y Cultura galeria in Phoenix. 

In her work, you will find a humble artist that confronts everyday life by portraying her passionate and poetic approach to surrealism.


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ASU Projecting All Voices // Carolina Aranibar-Fernández
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

ASU Projecting All Voices // Carolina Aranibar-Fernández

ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents Carolina Aranibar-Fernández. Aranibar-Fernández is a Bolivian artist based in the United States. Her practice combines traditional processes, including ancient weaving techniques and ceramics, with multimedia and vido installations. Her recent work is largely concerned with global dynamics of power, invisible labor and the connections to legacies of colonialism. She has worked in the U.S., Qatar, Brazil and Bolivia. With support from the Mellon Foundation, Carolina is a Projecting All Voice Fellow at ASU. 

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Monosilk Workshop w/ Jeremy Yocum
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Monosilk Workshop w/ Jeremy Yocum

Our printmaking workshops provide free opportunities for artists to experiment with new methods while learning from master printers. Emerging and established local artists can attend Xico printmaking workshops and demonstrations for free, expanding their skills, techniques and knowledge. Workshops are held at the Xico Artist Studio, where we house our printing press. Monosilk and Monoprint workshops are free, but Xico keeps 1/3 of the prints created. Printmaking experience is required. Artists are limited to two free workshops each season.

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Luna Nocturna // Paintings by Adriana Martinez
Nov
16
to Dec 7

Luna Nocturna // Paintings by Adriana Martinez

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"My art is about how our self worth is deepened through our connection to our cultural heritage however diverse that might be.  My life has been enriched by cultural heritage in more ways that I can count. It has heightened my understanding as an individual and for my community as well as other communities. You will find inspiration and beauty in my work because that is what I feel while I am appreciating, observing the indigenous peoples and the people I am commissioned to paint." — Adriana Martinez

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New Works // Photography by Renee Dennison
Nov
16
to Dec 7

New Works // Photography by Renee Dennison

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Renée Dennison is Dine (Navajo) and was raised on the Navajo Reservation in a small community, Tohatchi, New Mexico. She is born to the Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle people) and for the Kinyaa'áanii (Towering House people). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Maryland and her Master’s degree (MBA) in finance at George Washington University while working for various Native American organizations in Washington, DC. Ten years later, she moved to Phoenix, continuing her work with Tribal governments at the Ak-Chin and the Gila River Indian communities. To pursue her creative and artistic aspirations, she enrolled at ASU for her MFA in photography. 

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The Mind Mask and Other Personal Stories // Mixed Media Works by David Brady
Oct
19
to Dec 7

The Mind Mask and Other Personal Stories // Mixed Media Works by David Brady

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The Mind Mask is an ongoing series of drawings and paintings depicting the face behind anxiety, depression and various forms of mental illness. Of the work, Brady says, “These drawings depict the face behind the mask, showing no gender or race rather that of our similarity, our shared identity. I’ve found that people across cultures hide the reality of mental illness, anxiety and identity; in these challenges and our shared denial of them, we are actually quite similar.”

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WOMEN + WONDER // Interactive Exhibition by TaLisa
Oct
19
to Nov 2

WOMEN + WONDER // Interactive Exhibition by TaLisa

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WOMEN + WONDER interactive exhibit is designed to evoke feelings of creative freedom and wonder. Visitors are encouraged to take self-portraits in the space with a variety of faux flowers and embellishments provided. All of the paintings are a mixed media technique combining oil with inks, street markers, and acrylic. TaLisa’s work represents strength, beauty and diversity. She uses contemporary and traditional techniques. Her paintings are described as empowering, blissful, a smooth groove of neo-soul.

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•••Light:wave••• // an installation by Eunique Yazzie
Oct
19
to Nov 2

•••Light:wave••• // an installation by Eunique Yazzie

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•••Light:wave••• is a visual representation of how energy flows, moves, is seen, and felt. It is the electromagnetic wave we ride all our lives as we revolve around the changing modes of our sun and moon. It is what we look for in distant galaxies deep within our dark universe. It is the hope that we wish to see in our loved ones eyes and the clarity we search for within ourselves. Light can be defined as a noun, a verb and an adjective allowing it to be anything and everything all at once. Yazzie says, “I am fascinated with reflection, brilliance, and color; all elements I tried to pull together in these pieces. As a young person growing up on a reservation in northern Arizona one of my favorite things to sing was, ‘This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine...’ And to this day it still resonates through art. Let’s get lit people!” 

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Together // Select Prints from the Xico Collection
Sep
21
to Oct 5

Together // Select Prints from the Xico Collection

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This exhibition features selected works from the Xico print collection created by the women artists involved at Xico. "Together" is mounted in solidarity with other local galleries and museums that are embracing this female-led cultural moment by highlighting the women artists in their representation or collection. Xico is proud to showcase the skill, creativity and vastly differing approaches to artistic production apparent in this collection of artists, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to put these prints in dialogue with one another and with the larger, evolving conversation on equity for women— especially women of color— in the arts.

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Neo-Chicanismo // Portrait Exhibition by Marilyn Szabo
Sep
21
to Oct 5

Neo-Chicanismo // Portrait Exhibition by Marilyn Szabo

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Receptions: September 21, 6-10 p.m. and October 5, 6-10 p.m.

In 1999 Marilyn Szabo was awarded a grant from the Phoenix Arts Commission to photograph iconic Chicano artists active in the Chicano Art Movement. Since completing the initial project, Szabo has expanded the scope of interest to include portraits of a wide range of individuals and groups representative of the Latino community.

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New Works by Jose Benavides
Sep
21
to Oct 5

New Works by Jose Benavides

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Receptions: September 21, 6-10 p.m. and October 5, 6-10 p.m.

A folk artist for over 30 years, Benavides' mediums and processes span painting, drawing, and sculpture. Born in Edinburg, Texas, raised in the grape fields of California, and educated as a Mechanical Engineer and Artist at Cal State Sacramento, the artist eventually transplanted to Arizona for his MFA in Studio Art at Arizona State University. Maintaining his love for both art and engineering, he develops his work from "both sides of the brain". 

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Nesting // Exhibition & Installation by Sam Fresquez
Sep
15
to Oct 13

Nesting // Exhibition & Installation by Sam Fresquez

Reception: September 15, 6-9 p.m.

Creating a physical home is a natural instinct in many animals, including ourselves. This installation examines the line we draw between other animals’ homes that are referred to as naturally occurring and human structures which are considered ‘man-made’. Spaces constructed by other animals, such as ant hills, coral reefs, nests, beehives and burrowing system are just as intricate as any of our urban cities.

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Oblique Tactics, Blind Spots
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Oblique Tactics, Blind Spots

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Verónica Aponte is a Latin-American Cross Practice Conceptual Artist. Aponte is Interested in Issues of Modernity in Latin-America and how historical geopolitics influences public spaces, experiences, and memories through the exploration of past movements in Latin-American Art and European avant-garde. She uses Video- Photo-Film (found and own) Performance, Installation, and Post-Digital Practices to approach issues of gender, urban and cultural identity. Within her practice she re-interprets objects and memorabilia, creating a challenging installation space inviting the audience to think beyond the present political moment, visiting history. 
 

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extended
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

extended

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Cydnei Mallory is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Phoenix Arizona. She received her MFA from Arizona State University and her BFA from The Pennsylvania State University. Interested in materiality, Mallory uses everything from cast metals, rope, and basic fabrics, to hairnets, silicone, and hair. Combining traditional and non-traditional practices in her work, Mallory uses the body as a reference to explore issues surrounding stereotyped ideas of gender, sexuality, and class. The sculptures, made of found and mass-produced objects, explore literal actions with literal materials. 

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Monosilk Workshop | Randy Kemp
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Monosilk Workshop | Randy Kemp

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Our printmaking workshops provide free opportunities for artists to experiment with new methods while learning from master printers. Emerging and established local artists can attend Xico printmaking workshops and demonstrations for free, expanding their skills, techniques and knowledge. Workshops are held at the Xico Artist Studio, where we house our printing press. Monosilk workshops are free, but Xico keeps 1/3 of the prints created. Printmaking experience is required. Artists are limited to two free workshops for the Summer term.


For questions please call 480-833-5875 or email info@xicoinc.org.

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