Elmo Kirkwood (9:10 - 9:45 PM)
Poet Divine Valentin (9:55 PM - 10:00 PM)
BIG HERO - written and directed by Jose Irizarry. An award-winning festival short about a single mom at the end of her rope trying to handle her rambunctious son. (10 minutes)
KUROK - written and directed by Erin Celine. An abstract narrative about a TV production crew trying to accede to the wishes of a powerful on-camera host. "Intense" and scary, but has no dialogue with odd-looking creatures. (6 minutes).
- Premiering Five New Exhibitions
- Exhibiting Artists in Attendance
- Ron English Pop Up Store
- Book signing with Ron English, 9:00 - 10:00 PM
- Musical Entertainment by DJ Pickster
- Cash Bar
Making a Mark – Getting Ideas Done in the New Reality
Workshop by Eric Torres
Piper Theater | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We all know it. Hustle culture has changed. Now more than ever, creatives face challenges economically, socially, and more importantly with personal well-being. So this raises questions like: How can I find the motivation to be creative? Is having a side hustle too much to ask of myself? Will I ever get my ideas done?
Join local artist and designer Eric Torres for a visual presentation about these topics and more. He’ll share perspectives aimed at sparking your ideas as well as experiences which may reinforce your decision to remain a creative.
Eric Torres Bio:
Eric Torres is a creative professional specializing in visual communication, game design, and illustration. His experience includes work with non-profit organizations, creative agencies, and most currently W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc as a Design Director.
As part of ongoing efforts to grow his career, Eric participates as an active member of the Phoenix design community. He volunteers regularly on behalf of organizations such as AIGA and Phoenix Design Week. As a small business owner, Eric publishes original design merchandise through his creative studio Eric Imagines.
Through all of these collaborations as well as personal endeavors, Eric seeks to support, encourage, and learn from fellow creatives throughout our desert community.