HeART of the Dragon
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

HeART of the Dragon

Please join us for "HeArt of the Dragon", a fundraiser & auction for curator Laura Dragon who has been recently diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer. We, as her friends and family, have set up a Go Fund Me page and Art Auction event on June 2, 2017. {9} The Gallery, founded in 2012, has been the home and foundation gallery for many notable Phoenix artists. {9} will be celebrating five years of success this June First Friday. Because of the turn of events, this show titled "Heart of the Dragon" will be a benefit show whose proceeds will be used to offset Laura Dragon's living & medical costs and to negotiate the future of {9} The Gallery. All artists work will be donated, and all proceeds will be going to the aforementioned fund raising efforts. 
In addition to available works from more than 50 local artists, we'll have live entertainment and refreshments. 

6pm-7pm Art Preview
7pm-9pm Bidding
9pm - Auction closes, winners announced and we party! 
Over 50 Artist Participation in {9} The Gallery 5 Year Anniversary & Art Auction Including:

Laura Dragon

Aileen Frick

Aimee Shattuck

Amanda Adkins

Andy Brown

Bill Dambrova

Brenda Edwards

D Roy Brubaker

Damian Gomes

Damian Jim

Daniel Shephard

Danielle Wood

David Dauncey

Fred Tieken

Gennaro Garcia 

Heather Freitas

Hector Primero

James Angel

JB Snyder

Joe Holdren

Joe Woodford

Johnny Kerr

Jon Wassom

Kathy Taylor

Katia Lifshin

Kyllan Maney

Lauren Lee

Linda Ingram

Lynn Hoyland

Michael Vigiletta

Mykill Zep

Niki Woehler

Randy Slack

Robert Gentile

Robert Miley

Sky Black

Thuong Nguyen

Timothy Chapman

Virginia Senior

Yuko Yabuki

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Jon Wassom / Heaven and Earth
Mar
3
to Mar 15

Jon Wassom / Heaven and Earth

Opening March 3rd 6-10 PM  - Reception March 11th / 3-6 PM

Artist Statement:

My feet touch the ground as I look to the sky. On a journey to connect to something greater than myself. I can no longer run. I embrace my own shadow, so that I can truly appreciate the light of a new horizon. Moving forward on the beaten path, the paint weeps with me in pain and in joy. Exploring realms through beautiful mistakes. Adapting to them and integrating with them, now growing because of them. New layers emerge, and others shed away. Thank you natural world. I don’t have to impress you. I get to be with you without judgement. I no longer have to be perfect. Stripped of humanities mark on you, I have chosen to portray you in all your glory. Both night and day, we have grown together as a work in progress. Your pure colors flow through me. Thank you for allowing me to see them and feel them. ~ Jon Wassom 2017

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Johnny Kerr "STILL"
Feb
25
to Mar 9

Johnny Kerr "STILL"

Still Artist Reception 2/25 4-7PM

Photographs by Johnny Kerr

Solitude is an essential part of an introvert’s well-being. Authentic interaction with individuals and small groups is also necessary and edifying. Nevertheless, I need time alone to process and recharge. Living in a big city with a demanding job and a family can make this a challenge.

This series of photographs represents my pursuit of quietude: to be still, to listen, to see, and to process. Stillness, like any discipline, is an intentional act. One must make the time for it. Sometimes it looks like quiet contemplation or meditation. Other times it looks like engaging in activities that are enriching or cathartic: reading, looking at or making art, listening to or making music, etc.

The reality of each of these scenes at the time of exposure ranged from tourist-populated, bustling beaches to abandoned shores anticipating menacing storms—great metaphors for busy city life. I use my camera to create quiet space, renovating each scene into a personal sanctuary.

Long exposure times ranging between thirty seconds to over five minutes allow the camera to consolidate several moments into one image, registering any movement as indistinct blurs of reflected light, or not recording it at all. The process itself forces me to be patient and still. The result is a tranquil stillness, a silence that breeds introspection and peace rather than loneliness.

 

About The Artist

Johnny Kerr is an American fine art photographer based in Arizona who has pursued art in various forms since childhood. His college studies and early career concentrated on graphic design but during his late twenties, a desire to change careers brought him back to school to study education. Removed from the commercial sector, and creating art solely for himself once again, Johnny found a new voice in the medium of photography.

Self-taught in the craft of photography, Johnny cites his lifelong study of art, his graphic design experience and his appreciation for minimalist design as having the largest influences on his work. Johnny’s work often explores the abstract qualities of his subjects, placing them, to varying degrees, outside of their literal context.

Since earning his Masters degree, Johnny makes his living teaching photography and devotes his personal time to his family and personal photography projects.

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MAN X MADE / Aileen Frick and Joe Woodford
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

MAN X MADE / Aileen Frick and Joe Woodford

Man + Made

 

This body of work aims to explore the relationship between man and public art. Public sculpture has a contemplative presence and a strength that is timeless.  It reflects ideas of mortality, divinity and being.

 

 “At a recent public art show, I was introduced to the sculpture of Joe Woodford. I was so moved by this work that I became consumed with public sculptures in the many cities that I was visiting. My desire was to create paintings that evoke same feelings.

 

It is of this initial meeting that Man + Made was born and it with great pleasure that we present Aileen Frick and Joe Woodford at {9} The Gallery.

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.”

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William Barnhart / New Works
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

William Barnhart / New Works

Winning the Third Annual Mini-Print Exhibition in Kazanlak Bulgeria, and the 35th Annual Mini-Print Exhibition in Cadeques, Spain resulted in two one-man exhibitions on European soil this summer for Arizona artist William Barnhart. While there, Mr. Barnhart immersed himself in a two month intensive painting residency in Malaga Spain, where he completed 15 large canvases inspired by his experiences along Spain's southern cost. While in Spain, he also returned to the Art Print Residency, in Arenys de Munt, outside Barcelona for a highly intense and productive period returning with 42 new and unique drypoint etchings. The work at Gallery 9 will highlight some of the pieces produced this summer, as well a some new and varied work from his Mesa studio.

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Camille Bloom Live Music on Tour and CD Release Party - 7pm $10 adv / $15 door
Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Camille Bloom Live Music on Tour and CD Release Party - 7pm $10 adv / $15 door

PHOENIX CD RELEASE SHOW at {9} the gallery Sat. Sept. 24th @ 7pm $10 adv / $15 door Tix @ Brownpapertickets.com 6:30pm Doors. 1229 Grand Ave

 

Come out to The Gallery for an early acoustic concert in celebration of Camille Bloom's latest recording, Pieces of Me. Camille will bring her high energy show to the intimate listening room and art space, The Gallery. This show is part of her 3 month long outing in support of the new record. If you have never seen Camille perform, be prepared to laugh, cry, and connect in the spirit of music.

 

Gibson endorsed International Act, Camille Bloom has played the most premier venues in 9 different countries including Canada, The U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland and Iceland.  Combining percussive guitar and a voice that can ‘purr and wail’, Camille has shared the stage with artists Smashmouth, Metric, Chris Isaak, Shawn Mullins, The Weepies, and many more.  Music Connection Magazine distinguished Camille in the Top 100 Independent artists of 2012 – and her latest album made the Top 10 Indie Releases by the Los Angeles Examiner. 
In the last 9 years, Camille has completed over 30 national / international tours and has been added to over 250 major and college radio stations throughout the U.S. and Western Europe: She also charted on the European FAR (Freeform American Roots) Charts in 2009 with other music greats Bob Dylan & Iron & Wine. In addition to touring full time,  Camille takes time out of her schedule to direct a Rock n Roll camp for kids in Seattle.  Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and vivid songwriting, Camille continues to wow audiences with her high energy and intensely personal show. 

http://www.camillebloom.com/

Buy Tickets

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2599663

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Caffeine Corridor - Poetry Series 6:30pm - 9pm
Sep
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Caffeine Corridor - Poetry Series 6:30pm - 9pm

Poetry fans who like hearing the written word should grab a seat for the Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series. This regular event is hosted by writers Jack Evans, Bill Campana, and Shawnte Orion, and has been runnaing for more than five years. Grab a coffee, or a non-caffeinated beverage, and enjoy as things get wordy starting at 7 p.m. at {9} The Gallery, 1229 Grand Avenue. Admission is free. Call 602-465-3264 or visit www.9thegallery.com.

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Fatal Farm / Cindy Schnackel
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fatal Farm / Cindy Schnackel

This series began with a tiny painting titled "Baby," inspired by the millions of broiler chicks bred to grow fast and huge so they can be slaughtered when only a few weeks old. The photographs of Tamara Kenneally,https://www.facebook.com/tamarakenneallyphotography/?fref=ts who gave me permission to use her work as reference, inspired quite a bit of the work. She had many photos of factory farms. I was moved especially by young broiler chickens, huge and fat and many unable to even walk because of it, but with baby blue eyes.
The work ranges from darkly humorous, to the absurd animal art that many are used to seeing from me. It is about my view of animals, how I think they might view us, and animals in human situations which has always a favorite theme.
The first painting for the series, "Baby," was actually created in 2014 after seeing the baby broiler chick pictures, and grew from there. I used Baby in this ad for the show. About a year ago, I started earnestly pursuing the idea of having a show on this theme, and was honored to have Laura Dragon take an interest in it.
By about 2012 I had started the process of giving up animal products. Chicken was the first to go! I looked at our pet birds and then the chicken from the supermarket and realized there was no real difference in how I should be viewing them. It took awhile to find a direction for this show/series that felt right, because my art isn't usually serious, sad, or real message-y. I hope you will enjoy the show and hope it'll make you think about the character and personalities of animals and that they too have a joy for life.

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Caffeine Corridor - Poetry Series 6:30pm - 9pm
Sep
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Caffeine Corridor - Poetry Series 6:30pm - 9pm

Poetry fans who like hearing the written word should grab a seat for the Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series. This regular event is hosted by writers Jack Evans, Bill Campana, and Shawnte Orion, and has been runnaing for more than five years. Grab a coffee, or a non-caffeinated beverage, and enjoy as things get wordy starting at 7 p.m. at {9} The Gallery, 1229 Grand Avenue. Admission is free. Call 602-465-3264 or visit www.9thegallery.com.

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Our Other Selves / Sky Black
Sep
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Our Other Selves / Sky Black

Sky’s visual vocabulary extends from adventure to nostalgia, blending classical, old world themes and techniques with his stylistic subjects. There is always a level of uncertainty embedded in the paintings as the viewer is continually challenged to decipher their own meanings. These enigmatic themes are assisted by the complex combinations of inanimate and animate objects. Sky’s unique style is as experimental as it is creative and always leaves a trail for the mind to wander.

Sky passed on a full ride scholarship to put his ambition as an artist to the test. Though not formally trained, he is constantly studying, researching, and observing. His work has appeared on covers of magazines and newspapers, been collected internationally, and shown around the country in galleries and competitions.

Born in Flagstaff Arizona.

 

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ARTIST RECEPTION /HEALING WATERS
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

ARTIST RECEPTION /HEALING WATERS

An intimate evening with the artist Holly Anderson (Anderson Modern) and Jessica Speer (LB Painting)

{9} The Gallery presents “Healing Waters”, the collaborative effort of Arizona-based artists Jessica Speer and Holly Anderson, skirts the line between representation and abstraction. Figures are suggested by the swirling aquatic colors and jagged terrestrial textures, but no discrete objects appear. At times there is an illusion of depth, but this is achieved through a vertiginous process of layering, shadowing, and facture rather than by straightforward linear perspective.

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"Healing Waters"
Aug
5
6:00am 6:00am

"Healing Waters"

{9} The Gallery presents “Healing Waters”, the collaborative effort of Arizona-based artists Jessica Speer and Holly Anderson, skirts the line between representation and abstraction. Figures are suggested by the swirling aquatic colors and jagged terrestrial textures, but no discrete objects appear. At times there is an illusion of depth, but this is achieved through a vertiginous process of layering, shadowing, and facture rather than by straightforward linear perspective.

 

Inspiration:

Healing waters touches base on movement and flow of the spirit and the energy how it transforms you within.  The series is very unique because it starts off by transforming the surface of each canvas with crushed stone, sand from the beach, glass beads, and acrylic pastes & gels.  Next we use fluid acrylics and no tools or utensils we only paint with water. The paint we use is reflective ( iridescent & metallic ) it gives people a sense of healing thru their own reflection and appears as if it moves as you walk by it which aids in growth, purpose and healing. Healing through water, becoming renewed and cleansed ...the color blue’s effect on the human brain how it reflects one self, the color of the sky and the ocean for example  People associate these colors with spirit and dive deep into who they are.  There is much depth in each piece thru texture, shadowing and layering, A cathartic process of movement created by both of our techniques

 

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Love, Intentionally - A White Tantric Puja
Jul
23
4:30pm 4:30pm

Love, Intentionally - A White Tantric Puja

This event is designed to create radical change in all of your relationships. Through a series of connecting exercises, you will lay down the foundation for new habits and patterns with those you love. In many ways, this event is a prayer. A movement prayer, a prayer of devotion. Through the application of neotantric practices (this is a modified "Puja"), you will guide the subtle energy within yourself to full expression in ceremony and play with the dualities of masculine and feminine, giving and receiving, human and divine.

THIS IS NOT SPEED DATING. Throughout the event you will form heart-connections with others but, most importantly, you will walk away with a deeper love for yourself.

This event is suitable for singles and for couples of all genders and orientations (you may perform all activities with the partner you arrived with if that is your preference), and is a fully-clothed event intended to foster a connection to the divine within us all.

Vegan appetizers and a meet & greet will begin at 4:30 PM, and the doors will close at 5:00 PM to maintain the sanctity of the opening circle. Contact Michael Gustie at 541-740-5299 with questions/late arrival

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MANscape
Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

MANscape

Jon Wassom states "The purpose of this body of work is to empower humanity with a focus on the male form. Myself as a gay male, I wanted to portray the quiet power of man in a tasteful and sensual way. With all the tragedy that has happened recently in the LGBTQ community, I wanted to give us a voice, and to say that we will stand no matter what, and to be proud of who we are. The images of crowds of people symbiotically moving together are a testament to us moving forward. They also compliment the male in all of its intimacy. From silhouettes to personal close ups, these pieces were intended to induce an intimate experience with the viewer."

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Rue Femme
Jul
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rue Femme

Female Street Artist/ An Inside View

RUE FEMME ~
Female Street Art: A Gallery View
July 2016

Murals in Phoenix have turned our streets into an outdoor art gallery. This movement highlights the importance of public art as a means of expression and community. We honor the women of the "street" in "RUE FEMME", a show solely inspired by the female muralist in our city. 

Opening July 1st 6-10 PM
Artist Reception July 15th 6-10 PM

Featuring :
Amanda Adkins
Ashley Macias
Beth Tom
Cassie Dixon
Chele Hill
Jennifer Odom
Kyllan Maney
Sierra Joy
Lauren Lee
Lyndell Palermo
Yai Vila

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GODS & MONSTERS Artist Reception
Jun
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

GODS & MONSTERS Artist Reception

GODS & MONSTERS
 

{9} The Gallery and Artelshow are pleased to present Gods & Monsters:

Inspired by the juxtaposition of darkness and light, of good and evil, of the real and the imagined, Gods & Monsters brings a diversity of content and creative interpretation to these contrasts. Using a broad spectrum of mediums and subject matter over 40 local and national visual artists explore concepts of origin, myth, divinity and morality.

Gods & Monsters will also feature a performance dance series choreographed by Cavallero / Gomez / Olson. Opening Night (First Friday June 3, 2016) will feature a complimentary performance sneak peek with full length ticketed performances taking place on Saturday June 11, 2016 (2pm Matinee and 8pm Evening.) Each full length performance will be approximately 1 hour, is site specific to the gallery space with Gods & Monsters visual works on view.

Artist List:

Atalanta, Cindy Schnackel, Cinque Smith, Curt Walters, Dain Q Gore, Damian Jim, Daniel Shepherd, Dave Hanson, Delaney Dickerson, Devon Christopher Adams, Doug Bale, Eric Cox, Eric Ten, Fred Tieken, Geoffrey Bohm, Hannah Irene Walsh, Kris Manzares, Joanna Proffitt, Johnny Kerr, Jordan Alexander Thomas (Space Boy Robot), Lucas J Knowles, Lydia Petunia, Mark Christopher, Matthew Goodall, Matthew Houston, Mykil Zep, Rachel Srinivasan, Richard Bistrup, Roberta Masciarelli, Ron Kibble, Ryan Quackenbush, Shelley Whiting, Sienna Heinemann, Sondra Carr, Swapna Das, Tal Dvir, Tara Sharpe, Turner G Davis, Yuko Yabuki, Yvette Arteaga

curated by {9} The Gallery and ARTELSHOW

Opening: First Friday June 3, 2016 6pm - 10pm

Artist Reception: Third Friday June 17, 2016 6pm - 10pm

On View: June 3 - June 25, 2016

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12pm - 5pm and by appointment

Ticketed Performances: Saturday June 11, 2016 2pm and 8pm

Purchase Tickets for 2pm Matinee Performance

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Gods & Monsters Site-Specific Performance 8pm Evening
Jun
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Gods & Monsters Site-Specific Performance 8pm Evening

This site-specific work, based off of each choreographer’s ideas, inspirations, and visions of what Gods & Monsters means to them, will be an intimate tour through their heritage, fantasies, and psyche as to what frightens, entices, influences, and consumes them.

Performance takes place in a gallery setting accompanied by a juried exhibition of visual arts curated by Artelshowand {9} The Gallery. After the performance, we invite you to view the Gods & Monsters exhibition.

Performance at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm for seating. All seats are General Admission and on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $15 each.

Purchase Tickets for 8pm Evening Performance

Site - Specific Work choreographed and produced by Cavallero / Gomez / Olson

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Gods & Monsters Site-Specific Performance 2pm Matinee
Jun
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Gods & Monsters Site-Specific Performance 2pm Matinee

This site-specific work, based off of each choreographer’s ideas, inspirations, and visions of what Gods & Monsters means to them, will be an intimate tour through their heritage, fantasies, and psyche as to what frightens, entices, influences, and consumes them.

Performance takes place in a gallery setting accompanied by a juried exhibition of visual arts curated by Artelshowand {9} The Gallery. After the performance, we invite you to view the Gods & Monsters exhibition.

Performance at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm for seating. All seats are General Admission and on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $15 each.

Purchase Tickets for 2pm Matinee Performance

Site - Specific Work choreographed and produced by Cavallero / Gomez / Olson

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GODS & MONSTERS Opening Reception
Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

GODS & MONSTERS Opening Reception

GODS & MONSTERS
 

{9} The Gallery and Artelshow are pleased to present Gods & Monsters:

Inspired by the juxtaposition of darkness and light, of good and evil, of the real and the imagined, Gods & Monsters brings a diversity of content and creative interpretation to these contrasts. Using a broad spectrum of mediums and subject matter over 40 local and national visual artists explore concepts of origin, myth, divinity and morality.

Gods & Monsters will also feature a performance dance series choreographed by Cavallero / Gomez / Olson. Opening Night (First Friday June 3, 2016) will feature a complimentary performance sneak peek with full length ticketed performances taking place on Saturday June 11, 2016 (2pm Matinee and 8pm Evening.) Each full length performance will be approximately 1 hour, is site specific to the gallery space with Gods & Monsters visual works on view.

Artist List:

Atalanta, Cindy Schnackel, Cinque Smith, Curt Walters, Dain Q Gore, Damian Jim, Daniel Shepherd, Dave Hanson, Delaney Dickerson, Devon Christopher Adams, Doug Bale, Eric Cox, Eric Ten, Fred Tieken, Geoffrey Bohm, Hannah Irene Walsh, Kris Manzares, Joanna Proffitt, Johnny Kerr, Jordan Alexander Thomas (Space Boy Robot), Lucas J Knowles, Lydia Petunia, Mark Christopher, Matthew Goodall, Matthew Houston, Mykil Zep, Rachel Srinivasan, Richard Bistrup, Roberta Masciarelli, Ron Kibble, Ryan Quackenbush, Shelley Whiting, Sienna Heinemann, Swapna Das, Tal Dvir, Tara Sharpe, Turner G Davis, Yuko Yabuki, Yvette Arteaga

curated by {9} The Gallery and ARTELSHOW

Opening: First Friday June 3, 2016 6pm - 10pm

Artist Reception: Third Friday June 17, 2016 6pm - 10pm

On View: June 3 - June 25, 2016

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12pm - 5pm and by appointment

Ticketed Performances: Saturday June 11, 2016 2pm and 8pm

Purchase Tickets for 2pm Matinee Performance

Purchase Tickets for 8pm Evening Performance

 

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