“Celebrating Frida,” an exhibit of artwork inspired by Frida Kahlo and created by the Phoenix Fridas, will take place July 5-28 at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.

Phx-FridasThe exhibit kicks off 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, with a free First Friday artist reception. Music will be performed by Maya Murillo and Carmen de Novais Guerrero.

The library will also will host a series of free programs throughout the month complementing the exhibit, including:
• Feliz Cumpleaños Frida Kahlo, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with crafts, live music and more; good for all ages.
• “I Paint My Own Reality,” 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 11, featuring a panel discussion with the Phoenix Fridas about how the artist has inspired their work and lives.
• Frida Shrine Workshop with Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo (registration required) 1-4 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Create a Frida-inspired shrine. Ages 16 and older.

The Phoenix Fridas will offer a mercado of their work for sale as part of the activities on July 6 and 11. A portion of mercado sales will benefit the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

The Phoenix Fridas are local artists including Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo, Carmen Guerrero, Emily Costello, Anita Mabante Leach, Annalisa Rios, Monique Sanderson-Mata, Michele Delgado, Gloria Casillas-Martinez, Veronica Verdugo-Lornell and Diana Calderon.

To register for the Crafty Chica workshop or for more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.


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