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The Phoenix Fridas, Arizona’s popular, award-winning Latina art collective, are bringing a special sense of beauty, vision and wit to Second Friday Night Out, Feb. 14, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Two Hawks Gallery in downtown Mesa.
Though the gallery might be a little off the usual Second Friday art walk path, strollers just need to follow the hypnotic rhythm of drums. Gallery owners Alex and Nick Maldonado will be adding dramatic percussion to Two Hawks Gallery’s romantic gift offerings. The gallery is located at 213 W. Main Street, Mesa.
The Fridas will be in front of the gallery, selling handmade jewelry, paintings, prints and crafts tailored to be that special last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.
The group of artists last visited the East Valley in July 2012 and is looking forward to reconnecting to fans in the area, as well as making new ones.
“We never know who is going to turn up at our events,” said Carmen “Frida Beader” Guerrero. “Often our fans turn up dressed as our group’s muse, the late Frida Kahlo, which makes us so very happy.”
A resident of Mesa, Ms. Guerrero is a regular exhibiting artist at Two Hawks’ Second Friday. Other members of the Phoenix Fridas include Kathy Cano-Murillo, Emily Costello, Anita Mabante Leach, Gloria Casillas-Martinez, Analisa Serna, Monique Sanderson Mata, Diana Calderon, and Veronica Verdugo Lomeli.
This weekend we are honored to be performing and representing Two Hawks Art Studio & Gallery at the 3rd Annual Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival. The Maldonados will be performing daily from 10-11am and 4-5pm. We hope to see you out there. Click on the image for more information.
Rain or Shine!
We our honored to be asked back to the 22nd Annual Litchfield Park Native American Arts Festival. Alex and Zarco will be out this weekend giving everyone a chance to come see their art along with over 200 other Native artists. Alex and myself will be performing on Sunday, alongside Moontee Sinquah & his boys in an interactive Drumming experience. Be sure to see all the artists and performers. Below is some imformation for the event.
The 2014 Native American Arts Festival will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and highlight the finest southwest Native American artists including traditional & contemporary Native American jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving, katsinas, painting, & beadwork. The event includes a variety of Native American art, entertainment and learning opportunities.
Litchfield Elementary School, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Admission fee is $5.00 per person, $3.00 students with I.D., children 12 and under admitted free.
Decorate your tree with some gourd-tastic whimsy!
You don't have to leave the Phoenix-Metropolitan area to find great, Southwest and Native American Inspired Art. Come to Downtown Mesa and enjoy the art from our local Collective at the Two Hawks Art Studio & Gallery, the only Native American owned and operated art Gallery in the Valley. Coming up we have three amazing events planned to get your Holiday juices flowing. Come to one, come to all, be merry.
Please come out and support the small and the local businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 30th, this coming Saturday. Buy your loved ones some hand made gifts this year.
From cutting boards and aprons to masks and paintings, we offer a unique treat for gift ideas. We will be open Friday & Saturday from 9:00am to 8:00pm.
Join us on the second Friday of the Month, December 13th, as we celebrate the Holidays & cold weather with gifts for everyone, on every wall. We will have our usual offerings, small treats, Mrs. Maldonado's much-loved tea, and some cider to be festive. We have hand made gourd and metal Christmas tree ornaments for every tree. Come out, 5-9pm, and celebrate with us.
We are pleased to announce that Two Hawks Art Studio & Gallery will have an interactive drum booth at the 37th annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market, December 14th-15th. With two, massive pow-wow drums, hand made by our big-boss-man himself, Alex Maldonado, and demonstrations by Palmer Lomakema and other local drum group singers, it is sure to be a fun slice of this awesome festival's metaphorical cake. Come out and make some noise with us.
Be sure to check out all you can this Holiday Season, like Magic Bird's 2nd Annual Festival of Southwestern Fine Art and Fine Craft, featuring our good friends, Moontee Sinquah and his boys, sharing their gift of hoop dance.
This coming Friday, we will be showcasing art inspired by the harvest. Come pick up some gourd art, some cutting boards, a handmade apron, or any other piece made by one of our talented artists.
While not happening at the Gallery proper, SEVERAL of our artists will be out in force for the Desert Botanical Garden's Dia De Los Muertos Event. Come see Zarco, Carmen, Alex, and Nick as they form, once more, Pow Wow Pachanga!
Not only that, but our Artist Damian Charette will be there presenting his art too! Come enjoy the wonderful celebration that only gets better each year!
Saturday, November 2
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
This Friday evening, we will be hosting our very own Dia De Los Muertos Event, showcasing art from Carmen and Zarco Guerrero . Come by to see some wonderful art inspired by Los Muertos, get a head start on celebrating and remembering those whose lives have passed, and maybe take home a couple pieces for yourself.
Be sure to keep up to date with their events with the Cultural Coalition here.
Also Happening This Weekend!
This weekend, The Maldonados are proud to be performing, once again, for the Chandler Indian Art Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The market starts at 3:00pm Friday, with Alex and Nick taking the stage at 5:00pm and not letting go for two hours of their own unique blend of Traditional and Contemporary Native American Music.
The Three Day event is filled with Native American Art, Food, and entertainment.
For a full list of entertainment, please click here.
Please go see our very own Two Hawks Artists perform for all of Phoenix to see! Zarco & Carmen Guerrero perform a lovely mix of music by Lalo Guerrero.
Sunday, 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Included with paid museum admission, free for Circle of Friends donors
Renowned Valley artist and musician Zarco Guerrero will present a delightful performance of Lalo Guerrero’s most well-known parodies. Although they share the same last name, Zarco and Lalo are not related by blood; instead, they are linked by fate. Zarco will share the compelling story of the two…
Coming up October 11th, alongside the Cultural Coalition, we will be hosting a Dia De Los Muertos event, showcasing art inspired by the Dia De Los Muertos theme. Following the lead of our artists Zarco and Carmen Guerrero, we will be embracing the idea of celebrating life and remembering our ancestors.
We are currently in Santa Fe, NM preparing for the the 92nd annual Santa Fe Indian Art Market put on by SWAIA and the city of Santa Fe. Gates open at 7:00am Saturday, 8:00am Sunday and there will definitely be a great crowd this year. This year we will be presenting our newest Drum Set made of hand-milled Mesquite Wood and Hand-Scraped Buffalo Hide. Pictures to follow. Hope to see you at the show.
Alex & Nick Maldonado
Booth 909 CAT
We will be attending the Sharlot Hall Prescott Indian Art Market this weekend, July 13th-14th. As per usual we will be both performing on stage and selling our art directly behind the stage. Come down and enjoy us with the wet weekend. We'll be performing as long as weather permits. Hope to see you all there.