26 Blocks Project in Downtown Phoenix

It seems like so long ago when Joey Robert Parks met with us to explain his idea for the 26 Blocksproject. Time sure went by fast. Joey has worked tirelessly to make his concept a reality.

The endeavor, 26 Blocks, is an art project – an intriguing union of ideas, civic perspectives and artists – featuring 26 blocks of the downtown Phoenix area; each block photographed and written about in a way that captures the most intriguing aspects of the culture and/or past, present or imagined future of each block.

We were honored that many of the artists recommended our services to Joey, and that he approached us in to be a part of the project. Working with all of the artists enlisted to participate has been a great experience. Its been fun to get a sneak peek of all of the images and stories that we printed for the show. Although, it can’t compare to seeing them assembled in the gallery space along with Rafael Navarro’s sculptures.

Joey can be seen here setting up one of the prints for the exhibit. From the Arizona Republic article.

Opening night is Friday May 7th from 6-9 pm at the After Hours Gallery, 116 W. McDowell Road. We hope to see everyone there!

In June the show will move to Monorchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. The tour is scheduled to end at the Burton Barr Public Library in Phoenix Dec. 26-Jan. 31, 2011.