Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
May 7 to 28, 2021
Opening reception: First Friday May 7th, 6-10pm
Born in Warsaw, Poland Marek Danielewski grew up loving the works of Beksinski, Geiger as well as Moebius and Byzantine art. He moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, and pursued a career in the arts graduating with BA in NYC, then an MFA back in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Marek has exhibited in multiple shows in Philadelphia, New York and now in Arizona and spent several years teaching the Dine youth in Tuba City. In 2020 he moved to Phoenix and currently teaching elementary school art.
Artist Statement: In this exhibit, I’m focusing on Roman Art because of the association to fancy banquets and excess in all forms. The American vision of self is that of Ancient Rome. Where for the French, Brutus is the hero of the Republic, so as for Americans it is Caesar who resides as the pinnacle of the Empire. The American public including writers like Gore Vidal have referenced America’s link, similarities and growth toward the Roman Empire. In my work I feel I am showing this link in a contemporary media. By engaging the iconic image of the Caesar I feel I am showing the degradation, and excess that is America and Rome Empire. The artworks are composed almost entirely in found-object repurposed salvaged elements
May 7, 2021
Art Park First Friday
Starting in May Alwun House will be hosting Art Park First Fridays with food trucks, artists vending their artworks and music to stimulate the soul. This month we’ll be featuring DJ Scapegoat with his intriguing knack for eclectic wizardry mixing musical genres. More information on which food trucks will be posted later.
May 22, 2021
Garfield Yard Sale
8am to 1pm
Alwun House is hosting a Garfield Yard Sale for residents. Everyone is welcome to come down and help repurpose good stuffs or buy new items our neighbors have made. Clothes, instruments, knick knacks, kitchen wares, books, home baked goods, home made goats milk soap, tools, home decor and last but not least ART! We’ll also have coffee and munchies available.
Mayor Greg Stanton, stressed the importance of artists in bringing downtown Phoenix the success it experiences today. “Art is a gift,” Stanton said. “We wouldn’t have the momentum that we have, the other good things we have, without the artists.” He praised artists for helping make downtown what it is today and seeing potential in areas others did not, including himself. “Anytime you see me at a groundbreaking for some new development, be clear: I’m thinking about the artists that help find the beautiful nooks and crannies in our town … you are our eyes and ears. As we look at pioneers Alwun House — Kim Moody (Founder 1971) and Dana Johnson” “You were here first, and everything else we’ve done is on your shoulders.” Alwun House appreciates Mayor Stanton’s inclusion of artist and gallery owners in inter-departmental city planning.
“I love this place! And fell in love with The Alwun House back when I was in the 7th grade. My first piece was sold here. It was a still life done w pastels entered by Mrs. Wilnow, my art teacher. Years later my son Victor Solis while still in elementary school, also had his art exhibited and proudly sold 5 pieces of art. He is now 16 and a sophomore at North. Proud to say we are artists at heart. Thank you Alwun House for the beautiful memories and the opportunities given.”