Summer time in Phoenix

The summer weather is upon us in Phoenix, and here at Ziindi, we’re spending a lot of time inside planning for the fall and winter seasons.  1Spot gallery is also on a little hiatus during this time and is devoted to showcasing Damian Jim‘s work currently.  The Indigogo campaign was a success and we succeeded in our fund raising goals.  We’re also proud to announce that a few artists who have been showcased in Ziindi before will be appearing in a new article.

Damian Jim has always utilized various media for his work, and recently he has been creating a lot of work via his iPad.  From floating toothy orbs to swirling hypnotic colors, he creates an alternate digital reality where color moves to a different beat.  The gallery is also showcasing painted works from past shows as well as new paintings that show his versatility with different mediums.  Damian’s work will be showcased from June 7th to August 2nd.  For more information on Damian Jim, visit his website at: http://damianjim.com

The Indigogo campaign was a success and with everyone’s contribution, our first wall mural artist, Jaque Fragua, created a stunning mural that is now splashed on the wall next to 1Spot Gallery.  We are humbled and blessed to receive the public’s support in bringing more Indigenous perspectives to the Phoenix art scene.  We would also like to thank Margaret Gabaldon, without whom this project would not have succeeded.  Margaret’s collaboration with 1Spot Gallery and Ziindi allowed for the success of this project.  Now that we have the first mural completed, we’re looking forward to showcasing the next mural project.  The Phoenix Youth Hostel and Cultural Center also helped in advertising the new mural with a mural tour that allowed Jaque to speak about his piece.  This unique collaboration inspired the Downtown Devil, an online publication for downtown ASU students, to write an accompanying article as well.

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New collaboration will raise awareness of indigenous art through murals

Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine will feature several artists that have shown their work in previous issues of Ziindi.  The July issue will feature Bahe Whitethorne Jr, Charmaine Xiana Clitso, Damian Jim, Nani Chacon, and Ryan Singer.  These Flagstaff affiliated artists are part of the next generation of contemporary Native artists and we’re very excited to see them in this article.

1Spot Gallery is still open during the summer and by appointment, if you would like to reserve a viewing day, please contact Michelle @ 602 281-0697, or by email: Michelle@ziindi.com.  We have some exciting shows coming up in the fall, and a couple Ziindi events that we will post the details on when the details are solidified.  Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!!

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1Spot Mural Progress with Jaque Fragua and Ziindi!

Thank you to everyone who’s contributed to the Indiegogo campaign! We’re close to reaching our goal and we wanted to share Jaque’s progress with the mural.

There is still time to contribute to a fund that helps to provide the following for Native artists.

– an on-going donation box for Native public art in Phoenix and beyond, (the immediate kick-off project will be a mural in downtown Phoenix, starting May 29th, 2013)

– supplies: $1000 to pay for paint supplies, rental equipment such as lifts, ladders, spray-guns,

– basic necessities for the artists such as water, snacks, fruit roll-ups, etc.

Thank you and stop by to check out this great new piece on Roosevelt Row!

Here’s the link to the Indigogo page:

http://igg.me/at/ziindi

 

NATIVE PUBLIC ART with Jaque Fragua @ 1Spot – TODAY

We. Are. Stoked.

This BBoy/Homeboy/Street/Artist/Extraordinaire is kicking off our NATIVE PUBLIC ART project TONIGHT.

Jaque Fragua, straight from Alburquerque, New Mexico is a featured artist for the Downtown Mural Tour.

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This Downtown Mural Tour by Phoenix Youth Hostel & Cultural Center is a walking exploration of Phoenix murals as pieces of an ongoing visual history though the lens of spatial transformation.

Join Us for a special open house at the gallery tonight from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, to get started on our first of many Native Public Art murals in Phoenix.

We’re on our way to meet our $1000 for Native Public Art!

Donate below, or at the gallery tonight:

http://igg.me/at/ziindi

Native Public Art: Ziindi & Jaque Fragua @ Indiegogo

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THIS IS IT : MURAL TIME

1Spot Gallery and Jaque Fragua, (along with some friends and artists) –

are working together to bring more indigenous voices to our visual environment in Phoenix.

We’ve started an Indiegogo campaign!

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A fundraising experiment of sorts, to get YOU, our community involved in creating more NATIVE PUBLIC ART.

**Where does the money go?

– an on-going donation box for Native public art in Phoenix and beyond, (the immediate kick-off project will be a mural in downtown Phoenix, starting May 29th, 2013)

– supplies: $1000 to pay for paint supplies, rental equipment such as lifts, ladders, spray-guns,

– basic necessities for the artists such as water, snacks, fruit roll-ups, etc.

Any residual funding will go back into the donation box for future murals to be produced.

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 **As a supporter to this NATIVE PUBLIC ART project:

– Get ORIGINAL ARTWORK for your contribution on Indiegogo!

– you’re part of our team!

– receive updates about upcoming murals, special workshops and art projects,
paint parties, and community projects,

– get a beautiful mural you can look at anytime you want and know that you contributed to the improvement of this community’s health and growth.

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**How do you donate?    Go to Indiegogo!

http://igg.me/at/ziindi

Let’s raise at least $1000 by May 31st!

(Check out the fancy video!)

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“Being a hub for Southwestern Native art and with a deep history of indigenous culture, it is imperative to continue the expression and relation of Native perspectives to the community of what is now known as Phoenix, or S-ki:kigk in the O’odham language.

What better way than public art to create and expand the dialogue in current times?

In return, by donating to this fund you get a beautiful mural you can look at anytime you want and know that you contributed to the improvement of this community’s health and growth.”

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“Red Alloy” – Opening Reception – Photos/Recap

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Last Friday we had a great opening reception for “Red Alloy” – Manga-inspired works by Indigenous artists.

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“Mechanization of the Fifth World” by Jeremy Eyerock Arviso

Big number of folks came by to view the phenomenal art; family, friends, and artists all came to show love.  Thank you!!

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Big THANK YOU to the artists who came thru with their great pieces.

DJ Randy Boogie Barton made the night flow with ease, check out this talented artist/performer/DJ’s website here:  Randy Boogie Barton

Bahe Whitethorne Jr. came down from Flagstaff and got very inspired to do this piece live last night.

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With Randy’s music and Bahe’s rhythm, it was quite a performance to see…

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And a special thanks to Katja Lehmann for coming by and taking photos for her blog!

See more photos here: “Red Alloy” at 1Spot

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“Navajo Anime Woman” series by Bahe Whitethorne Jr.  – For Sale

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“Starstruck Deliberation” by Damian Jim – For Sale

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Join us

Third Friday, May 17th, 6-10pm

for the Closing Reception of “Red Alloy

We’ll be celebrating Damian Jim‘s Birthday!!

Come by and share food and refreshments as we celebrate his big 4-0. =))

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1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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* Private Showings Available : 602-281-0697 *

“Red Alloy” – Manga-inspired Works – Today @ 1Spot Gallery!

Ziindi and 1Spot Gallery present:

“Red Alloy”

Manga-inspired works by Indigenous artists

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 : Comic : Heroes : Anime :

A collection of new works by Southwestern indigenous artists.

Witness this contemporary exploration of Manga and Anime influences on Native art.

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: Featuring new works by :

: Jeremy Eyerock Arviso

: Randy Boogie Barton

: Averian Chee

: Damian Jim

: Jerrel Singer

: Ryan Huna Smith

: Bahe Whitethorne Jr

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: DJ Set – Randy Boogie Barton

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: First Friday :

: May 3rd :
: 6:00 -10:00 pm :

:: All Ages :: Refreshments ::

: Closing Reception :

: Third Friday :
: May 17th :
: 6:00 – 10:00 pm :

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: 918 North 6th Street, Phoenix :

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: Private Showings Available :

: Info : 602-281-0697 :

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: www.ziindi.com :

: facebook.com/ZiindiGallery :

See you at the Gallery!

“Red Alloy” – Witness this contemporary exploration of Manga and Anime influences on Native art

1Spot Gallery & Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine proudly present:

“Red Alloy”

. Manga-inspired works by Indigenous artists .

.:: Explore the Lore ::.

May Anime Layout

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: Comic : Heroes : Anime :

: Explore Modern Indigenous Lore :

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A collection of new works by Southwestern indigenous artists.

Witness this contemporary exploration of Manga and Anime influences on Native art.

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: Featuring new works by :

: Jeremy Eyerock Arviso

: Randy Boogie Barton

: Averian Chee

: Jaque Fragua

: Damian Jim

: Jerrel Singer

: Jeff Slim

: Ryan Huna Smith

: Bahe Whitethorne Jr

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: DJ Set – Randy Boogie :

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: First Friday :

: May 3rd :

: 6:00 -10:00 pm :

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:: All Ages :: Refreshments ::

Closing Reception –

: Third Friday :

: May 17th :

: 6:00 – 10:00 pm :

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>>> See Recent PHOENIX NEW TIMES article & 2013 Big Brain Awards Nomination:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2013/04/1spot_ziindi_phoenix_michelle_ponce_damian_jim_gallery_visual_art_native_contemporary.php <<<

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: 918 North 6th Street :

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: Private Showings Available :

: Info : 602-281-0697 :

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: www.ziindi.com

: facebook.com/ZiindiGallery :

“The Space Between Two Worlds” – Opening April 5th

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“The Space Between Two Worlds”

by Jeff Slim

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“The Space Between Two Worlds exists within stories and memory….Creating color where there was none in one world and bringing to life reminiscences in another.”

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Diné (Navajo) artist Jeff Slim presents two unique series of works at 1Spot Gallery:

– Bíla’ ashdla’ (“five fingered people”) –

Jeff captures pictorial representations of his Grandmother’s stories about her youth on the land (fourth world).

– Áltsé deests’á (“the first one that died”) –

a figurative representation of an elusive story of the “Third World” in Diné Bahane’ (Navajo creation story).   Jeff explores this female character “the first one that died”, in various moments of her journey, giving her a human form within this Third World, a Yellow World.

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_Opening Reception:

First Friday

April 5th, 2013

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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* DJ Set by Nube * Live Art by Averian Chee  *
* Refreshments by Sana Pueblo Food Creations
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_Closing Reception:

Third Friday

April 19th, 2013

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

** Celebrating Jeff’s Birthday!! **

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1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, AZ 85004

facebook.com/ziindigallery
602-281-0697

Facebook event:

“The Space Between Two Worlds”

Featuring a collaborative piece by Damian Jim and Jeff Slim of Áltsé deests’á!
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* Private Showings Available by Appointment *

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_Series Description:

The Space Between Two Worlds exists within stories and memory. Through this series of paintings I am exploring the worlds of
Bíla’ ashdla’
(“five fingered people”) and Áltsé deests’á (“the first one that died”); the third and fourth world that each respectively occupies.

Creating color where there was none in one world and bringing to life reminiscences in another. Using the paintings as a vessel to explore my own cultural stories as well as personal history, I invite viewers to interpret the paintings through their own perspectives.

_About the Artist:

Jeff Slim is a Diné artist from Black Mountain, Arizona; located on the Navajo Reservation.

While working with the Black Sheep Art Collective he was able to help brighten up communities by means of mural workshops. Beyond the Collective he supports a variety of nonprofit organizations and causes by contributing his artistic abilities and time.

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For more info:
602-281-0697  –  michelle@ziindi.com

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Hope to see you there!!

Ziindi & 1Spot Gallery featured on “WhispernThunder: American Indian Art & Expression” Radio Show

Big THANK YOU to Jaclyn Roessel and “WhispernThunder” Blog and Blog Radio!

For inviting Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine and 1Spot Gallery to participate in last night’s radio talk show:  American Indian Art & Expression

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Check it out here in its entirety!

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Props to Hostess Jaclyn Roessel!!   WhispernThunder Treasurer/Board Member, blogger and photographer and the Director of Education at the Heard Museum.

It was an honor to share the conversation with such great designers, artists, educators, and supporters of Indigenous arts!

Guests included:

Our very own Michelle Ponce Michelle Ponce of 1Spot Gallery Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine.

Janet Cantley, Curator and Manager at Heard Museum North Scottsdale

Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw jeweler), with BeyondBuckskin.com

Jared Yazzie (Navajo Founder/Owner OXDX clothing apparel company), with BeyondBuckskin.com

Bethany Yellowtail (Founder B. Yellowtail Designs), with BeyondBuckskin.com

Great conversation on Indigenous art and fashion.  We look forward to opportunities like these to share and learn from other talented artists and designers, and their works.

What Defines Us? Ziindi & 1Spot featured in Panel Talk @ ASU

1Spot Gallery and Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine have been invited to join the conversation about Local Culture and the Phoenix Design Community.

What Defintes Us?  is a Downtown Devil Discussion held quarterly at the Downtown Phoenix ASU Campus, with this semester’s theme focusing on arts and culture and the Phoenix design community, and how downtown’s culture is portrayed to the viewing public.

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From Downtown Devil:

“In Phoenix, many are aware of our city’s art and music communities. But with the exception of the annual Phoenix Design Week and Pedal Craft, the design community often goes unnoticed, even as Phoenix is home to numerous nationally-renowned designers, illustrators, animators, and others contributing to the conversation of modern design. It is these designers, along with those in the Valley’s media who are charged with portraying our city to the rest of the country and world. Is the portrait we have painted an accurate one?”

Tuesday, March 26th   –   7:00pm – 9:00pm

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Check out Facebook event here: Downtown Devil Discussions
Panelists:

Justin Katz
Creative Director, Flock of Pixels
@flockofpixels

Douglas Miles
Founder, Apache Skateboards
@apachesk8boards

Michelle Ponce
Executive Director, Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine; Director/Curator, 1Spot Gallery
@SanaPuebloFood

Wayne Rainey
Photographer, Rainey Studios; Founder/Owner, monOrchid
@raineystudios

Schedule of Events:
7-7:30 p.m.-Refreshments from Carly’s and mingling
7:30-8:10 p.m.-Moderated panel discussion
8:10-8:30 p.m.-Audience Questions
8:30-9:00 p.m.-Mingling and informal questions with panelists

Downtown Devil Discussions are monthly panel discussions centered on a designated topic with the intent to create a dialogue between community members and the Arizona State University students, staff and faculty.

Sponsored by Carly’s Bistro, providing food at the Discussion’s beginning.

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