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Along with the regularly featured functional art by over 100 Arizona artists, we also host
 an emerging Arizona visual artist for a month long solo show on our gallery wall. 

Our Current Show

  

"Century Club" 
by Terry Pisel & Lisa Olson
Exhibition: April 1st- April 30th, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, April 4th from 7pm-9pm


We want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of you, individuals & organizations, who collected recycled goods, who donated work for our auction, who attended the Buffalo Girl Dinner, who listened to our ideas and guided us as we worked on this project, or who did anything else to
 help our annual celebration of Jane. With your support and donations we almost TRIPLED our donation to the Phoenix Art Museum this year! It is awesome to see how Jane is alive in the hearts and work of the people whose lives she touched.



UPCOMING EVENTS AT PRACTICAL ART!


Call for Art!
Practical Art's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition


For more information and to apply please click here
Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2014








April 2014

Century Club
by Terry Pisel & Lisa Olson
Exhibition: April 1-30, 2014

Native Arizonans, photographers, friends, and now, collaborators, Lisa Olson & Terry Pisel invite you to join them in celebrating Arizona's 102 years of statehood with an unprecedented exhibition at Practical Art of 102 works of art. Wood panels featuring hand-transferred photographs of our many regional landscapes create their ode to our desert home. 






A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Free Arts of Arizona

A $5 donation gets you any slice of a Vonceil's Pies creation! A $10 donation or $25 purchase at the shop gets you as many in-house tastings as you'd like! The delectables (made by our favorite sister/helper Karen Olson of Vonceil's Pies have previously included Hipster Apple, Banana Peanut Butter Cream, and Strawberry Jalapeno. Bring your own plate or pick up a handmade one on the spot to keep things eco-conscious!
All donations, and 10% of all sales during the event, will be donated to this month's charity: Free Arts of Arizona!





May 2014

"Don't Be Frightened"
by Gayle Parent
Exhibition: May 1st-May 30th 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, May 2nd, 7-9pm

The paintings of Gayle Parent are quietly playful works that create a space of gentleness, joy, and brightness. From the relentless mental din of our stresses, worries, and concerns, she offers her work as a respite. The graphite geometries that create each framework hint at our responsibility to order and structure, but as the aqueous paints seep into the raw, unprimed canvas, and as the presence of the artist’s hand becomes undeniable, we are able to observe these works as long psychic exhales. 




Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, May 4th & 18th, 2014 from 3pm-5pm 

*Every First & Third Sunday*

Don't be afraid...you don't need to know anything about philosophy. Socrates Cafe is a way to participate in (or observe) an in-person, engaging conversation between actual humans. It's a dying art, so throw away your cell phones and join us! Anyone and everyone is welcome to chat, listen, or shop!








UPTOWN P.E.N.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman!


Come hang out in an indoors, relaxed atmosphere and share your passions and insights with a welcoming audience. Bring along poetry, flash fiction, or any other word-craft pieces that respect typical time allowances for group readings. We expect an hour of open mic with first come, first serve sign-ups; the last half an hour will feature one local wordsmith. If you are interested in featuring, please e-mail info@practical-art.com.






Third Friday Happy Hour
Friday, May 16th, 2014
Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm


Join us from 5pm-7pm at practical art, and hang out with other art lovers in our community.
Everyone who joins us will be entered in a drawing; this month we will be giving away 5 Practical Art T-Shirts!

At 7pm let the adventure begin! We will head out to enjoy a PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination; But it’s a secret until then. you have to come to practical art to find out where we are heading! We hope you’ll join us!