Posts tagged “Park Central

Release: Artists Chosen for Park Central’s Catalina Parking Garage

Arizona’s tallest precast parking structure will bring more than 2,000 new parking spaces to midtown Phoenix to support the Park Central revitalization.

But the new $38 million Catalina Parking Garage is going to be a lot more than that.

The project’s development team has selected an artist team consisting of Diana Calderón, Edgar Fernandez and Miguel Godoy to create a massive new set of murals on the south side of the garage. Titled “The New Archive,” the new murals will decorate six 21-foot by 10-foot panels, a more than 1,260-square-foot surface which will become one of the largest public art installations in Arizona. Forty-six artists responded to the Call for Artists sent out over the summer by Artlink, Park Central’s partner 501(c)(3) organization serving the arts.

The new murals are designed to fit a vision to celebrate the history of Arizona, the heart of the community and neighborhood, the mid-century-modern architecture and the mix of healthcare, education, technology, and businesses in the area. Embedded in the mural are four key words that speak to the core values of both the project and the community — Community, Education, Health, Equity.

Sharon Harper, Chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies, said the new murals will add to the project’s commitment to be a hub for the arts in the community

“Park Central’s vision includes a significant focus on the arts, and these new murals will be a tremendous new addition to the project,” she said. “It will serve as a point of pride for the community and we are looking forward to seeing the impact the completed artwork will have for visitors to Park Central. These murals will celebrate what make Phoenix and Arizona such an incredible place to live.”

The new 10-story, 551,750-square-foot garage was constructed on the south side of Park Central to accommodate the growing use of the property as a central Phoenix mixed-use destination. Along with Plaza, Holualoa Companies and Artlink, Dignity Health and the City of Phoenix also participated in the mural process.

Stan Shafer, Chief Operating Officer for Holualoa Companies, said the new artwork will enhance the project’s overall look and feel.

“Park Central has an exceptional mid-century-modern core that is being complemented nicely by the new construction taking place on site and the focus we have had on public art,” he said. “We are committed to making this project an exceptional example of how public art and quality architecture can create a unique urban feel.”

Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies are teaming up to redevelop Park Central, which once held court as the city’s first official large-scale shopping mall. The companies are transitioning the project to a bustling community hub ideal for playing, working, congregating and celebrating the arts. Leasing activity for office and retail space is ongoing at the property and interest has been strong in the newly revitalized property.

The new Park Central includes 450,000 square feet of Class A creative office space available for lease with the ability to accommodate tenants ranging from 3,500 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet in size. It features exclusive tenant patios, on-site restaurants and amenities, a stunning mid-century modern design, 15-25 foot ceilings, extensive bike paths and light rail access and ample parking.

For office leasing, tenants and brokers can reach out to Andrew Cheney with Lee & Associates (502.954.3769) or Bill Cook with Plaza Companies (623.344.4526). For Retail leasing contacts are Brent Mallonee with Cushman and Wakefield (602.224.4437) or Margaret Lloyd with Plaza Companies (623.344.4558).

For more information on the project, visit www.parkcentralphoenix.com.


Release: ‘Bill Dambrova and Fausto Fernandez: Abstract Journeys of Mutation’ Opens in the mood room

Artlink Announces the Opening of Bill Dambrova and Fausto Fernandez: Abstract Journeys of Mutation’ in the mood room at Park Central in midtown Phoenix

This is part of a series of recovery exhibitions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Dambrova and Fausto Fernandez met while working at the Heard Museum in Phoenix 18 years ago. In 2001, Dambrova moved into his art studio at the Lodge on Grand Avenue in Phoenix, and Fernandez moved into the apartment upstairs shortly after. This provided them with significant time together at their studios, working out their individual voices.

As both artists moved away and then returned to Phoenix, they made their art careers a priority, showing in numerous group exhibitions throughout the Southwest. This is their first curated two-person exhibition. Both are known for making large paintings, so it was a challenge for them to create smaller works for this exhibition. These works can act as sketches for larger pieces and stand on their own as tighter compositions too.

Even though their paintings are very different, Fernandez and Dambrova had a similar methodology to their painting process. Neither sketch or plan a painting. One mark on the canvas leads to the next. The possibility of ruining a piece – with many hours invested – can happen anytime during the process. They both have an intensely driven problem-solving approach, where they thrive on reacting to chaos with ingenuity and humor.

These studio artists also work in public art. They have each been commissions by the City of Phoenix Office or Arts and Culture to design colorful terrazzo floors at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In 2013, Fernandez designed a 10,000 square foot floor titled Tailplane Patterns, at the PHX Sky Trian Station on 44th Street, and Dambrova is currently in the fabrication phase of a 6,000 square foot floor design, titled From Earth to Sky, at the new Sky Train rental car return station, which is scheduled to open in 2012.

Bio: Bill Dambrova (born 1971) is a native Arizonan and an Arizona State University Graduate with a bachelor of arts in studio art. His love of art, artifacts, and biology led to a career as a museum exhibition designer, where he specializes in natural history museums, zoos, and aquariums. After moving back to Phoenix in 2014, Dambrova began working out of a studio on Grand Avenue and his art practice became his priority. He has shown paintings in local and national art galleries and museums, created public art locally, and designed site-specific works at Burning Man, East Jesus and Meow Wolf.

Bio: Phoenix resident Fausto Fernandez (born 1975) is a mixed media artist whose art practice includes making paintings, public art, and community engagement projects. He received a bachelors of fine arts in graphic design and a bachelor of fine arts in painting from University of Texas in El Paso. Fernandez uses gestural brushwork and intuitive mark-making with fragments of realism in his paintings. Everyday objects, diagrams of technology, and technical instructional materials are used as design elements and metaphors for ritual that provide direction in modern life.

This exhibition was originally curated by Wendy Raisanen, the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for Scottsdale Public Art. It was scheduled to be at the Scottsdale Public Library from April 6-June 30, 2020. It is the second installment of the Recovery Exhibition series organized by Artlink for the mood room at Park Central in midtown Phoenix.

Open House

Where: mood room, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013

When: Saturday, August 15, 12 to 9:30 p.m.

Please Note: In keeping with local and national health recommendations for re-opening businesses we are taking the strictest precautions to sanitize our facilities and provide on-site guidelines for social distancing and other measures. We ask that you please join us in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask to openings and observing current social distancing guidelines or six feet or more. We will be putting work online for those who would like to view it from home and we are open during the week as well as by appointment for those who want to have private viewings. The mood room has plenty of room to practice safe social distancing but we are limiting patrons who visit the video project room upstairs to 2 per viewing at this time. We will regulate access during regular gallery hours and we ask for your understanding and continued support in keeping our community healthy and safe.

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About Artlink Inc.

Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses, and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization as it supports the stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About mood room

The mood room is a new gallery concept by Artlink, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that seeks to address the needs of 21st century artistic practice. More than just an exhibition venue, the mood room is an interdisciplinary art space that was founded in 2020 via a partnership with Park Central and with support from Flinn Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Located in midtown Phoenix, the mood room aims to connect the services that Artlink provides to artists, art venues and partner organizations while supporting cultural creatives through new opportunities to exhibit, engage and grow the influence of their art practice.


Call to Artists: Park Central Catalina Garage Murals

150 W. Catalina St., south view, midtown Phoenix.

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by Plaza Companies, Holualoa Companies, Dignity Health, and Park Central Community Facilities District (“Owners”) with support provided by Artlink Inc. The deadline to submit is August 11, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

Owners are interested in working with an artist or artist team to creatively address an exterior wall located on the south side of the new Park Central Garage located on Catalina St.

Project: Park Central Catalina Garage Murals RFQ

Address: 150 W. Cataline St., Phoenix, AZ 85013

Budget: $31,500

Overview: Park Central combines its rich mid-century-modern history with a new focus on technology, innovation and design, that includes all of the most sought-after features in today’s office and retail market. With a nod toward its past and an eye toward the future, The recently renovated Park Central once again, puts its visitors and employees within close proximity of some of Phoenix’s hottest neighborhoods along with all the benefits of being at the heart of Midtown Phoenix.

The Catalina Garage is a 10-story parking structure with a capacity of approximately 2,000 parking spaces. The Garage site is approximately 1.9 acres and will be used by paid public parking customers and also by users, residents or customers of Park Central and other nearby destinations including Creighton University, Dignity Health, Millennium Apartments (to be completed in 2021), and more.

The six murals can be made in any genre including being wholly abstract, figurative, landscape-based, or any combination thereof, but should complement the design of the building, embrace a sense of community and be comprised of bold, bright and uplifting imagery. Incorporating inspiration from the site, from the history of the place, and a dynamic sense of space, color and composition are all greatly encouraged. With the completion of the Park Central remodel, and the many new tenants and businesses in the area, the mural will be a part of making Park Central come alive again, and be welcoming to visitors, patrons, families, and residents living in midtown Phoenix.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to designers and artists living and working in the state of Arizona with the ability to produce exemplary art.

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on here.

 

 


Rigo Flores Awarded Top Juried Prize for ‘164K’

Exhibition to Remain Open at Park Central through February 7

“164K” and Rigo Flores

Three winners were announced at the opening of the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, with the top $5,000 award going to Rigo Flores of Phoenix for his charcoal and gesso on paper artwork titled “164k.”

The announcement was made during an opening night reception January 23 that drew over 700 attendees to a temporary gallery space at Park Central, the new Artlink headquarters.

First runner-up and recipient of $1,500 is “(M)used,” a performance by Nicole L Olson of Phoenix.

(M)used by Nicole L Olson. Photo by Carlos A Velarde, courtesy of CONDER dance.

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Swampfish,” a painting by Eric Kasper of Phoenix.

The Juried Exhibition features 48 works by 48 Arizona artists selected from 156 submissions by a panel of esteemed jurors: Bentley Calverley, Liliana Gomez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Sally Russell, and Tricee Thomas, all of whom are esteemed members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

“Swampfish” by Eric Kasper

The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., in midtown Phoenix. The space will be open by appointment between Tuesday through Friday, from 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. through February 7.

The temporary gallery space is made possible through the support of Flinn Foundation, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Park Central.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central, Marriott International, True North Studio, Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Reimagine Phoenix, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue.


Salon Forty Eight Opens Jan 23

Salon Forty Eight: The inaugural exhibition of Artlink’s new gallery space at Park Central

Salon Forty Eight is a “salon style” exhibition that welcomes 48 artists who have never had the opportunity to participate in an Artlink or Artlink powered project. It opens the same night as and directly from Artlink’s Annual Juried Exhibition, which also debuts the work of 48 artist from across the valley the very same evening. Kick off the 2020 Spring Exhibition season in style!

RSVP for Salon Forty Eight and the Artlink Juried Exhibition


20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition Presents 48 Exceptional Works

Artlink Inc. is pleased to present 48 exceptional works in the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition. This exhibit has been a premier showcase for emerging and established artists throughout the state, debuting a wide cross-section of the most accomplished art being made in Arizona today. The event is one of the largest group exhibitions held in Arizona, and this year it will take place in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Park Central, which has also become the new home of Artlink, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization that has been supporting artists for 32 years. This incredible venue sets the stage for a multi-media exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, performance art and fashion design that creates a dynamic survey of contemporary forms of artistic expression from across the state.

Each year three outstanding artists receive cash awards as part of the juried process which is funded by Artlink. The first place award winner will receive $5,000, the runner-up will receive $1,500, and the second runner-up will receive $750.

Winners will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition which takes place on Thursday, January 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the newly renovated Park Central, located at 3121 N. 3rd Ave. in midtown Phoenix. Everyone is invited to attend. RSVP Here.

A panel of prestigious jurors from the Arizona arts community has selected 48 inspired works from the 450 pieces that were submitted for consideration. For the 20th year celebration of the Artlink Juried Exhibition, a dedicated panel of gallerists, curators and artists representing the visual arts, the performing arts, and fashion design participated in curating the largest multi-media showcase ever organized by Artlink Inc. The members of the jury for this exhibition included Bentley Calverley, Liliana Gomez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Sally Russell, and Tricee Thomas, all of whom are esteemed members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

The artists selected by the jury include: Malena Barnhart, Elijah Bourque, Rowan Burkam, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Estevan Curiel, Ashley Czajkowski, Kenosha Drucker, Tal Dvir, Steffi Faircloth, Rigo Flores, Rick Gayle, Jenny Gerena, Estephania Gonzalez, Jay Hall, Alicia Ireland, Travis Rhett Ivey, Brendon Edward Kahn, Erik Karvonen, Eric Kasper, Yuna Kim, David Knorr, Wen-Hang Lin, Lizzy Lubitsky, Kris Manzanares, Daniel Mariotti, Abbey Messmer, Mary Meyer, John Randall Nelson, Ronna Nemitz, Danny Neumann, Brianna Noble, Nicole L Olson, Hector M Ortega, Diego Perez, Cyd Peroni, Brandi Read, Jason Ripper, Chelsi Rossi, Patricia Sannit, Melissa Sclafani, George Strasburger, Chelsie Tamala, Chris Vena, Joan Waters, Christy Wittmer, Yuko Yabuki, John David Yanke, and Hyewon Yoon.

The exhibition will be open to the public on January 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will remain open by appointment thereafter. The exhibition will close on First Friday, February 7. The majority of works are available for purchase.

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About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central, Marriott International, True North Studio, Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Reimagine Phoenix, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue.


‘Excuse Me’ We have a Winner: Antoinette Cauley Awarded Top Juried Prize

Exhibition to Remain Open at Park Central through February 21

“Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry” by Antoinette Cauley

“Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry” by Antoinette Cauley

For a painting titled “Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry,” Antoinette Cauley of Phoenix received a $5,000 award as winner of the 19th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition. The announcement was made during an opening night reception February 7 at a new temporary gallery space at Park Central.

The acquisition prize, sponsored by developer True North Studio, includes the work’s purchase as it will be in True North Studio’s permanent collection and publicly displayed at a location in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.

First runner-up and recipient of $1,500 is “The Gravity of Correspondence,” a porcelain sculpture by Christine Cassano of Mesa.

“The Gravity of Correspondence" by Christine Cassano

“The Gravity of Correspondence” by Christine Cassano

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Four Feet on the Ground,” a photograph by Kit Abate of Tempe.

The Juried Exhibition features 30 works by 30 Arizona artists selected from 151 submissions by a panel of esteemed jurors: Lisa Sette, owner of Sette Gallery, artist Gennaro Garcia, and Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator of SMoCA.

“Four Feet on the Ground" by Kit Abate

“Four Feet on the Ground” by Kit Abate

Exhibition Dates
The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks, through February 21, at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix. The full exhibition schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, Feb 8: ”After Hours” gallery opening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (no host bar). Follows Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards Nominee Reception.
  • Saturday, February 9: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 12 through Thursday, Feb 14: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 15: 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 16: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 through Thursday, Feb 21: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The gallery space is also open by appointment for groups. Email info@artlinkphx.org.

The temporary gallery space is made possible through the support of DPR Construction, DP Electric and Park Central.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.