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Artist - Jeff Slim

Check out the upcoming First Friday Opening on September 4th from 6 to 8 PM at Copper Star Coffee in downtown Phoenix. It promises to be an interesting and engaging evening of artwork by Jeff Slim. Curated by Phillip Talarico of Downtown Artists Collective, the show's theme will explore the constantly changing influential elements of one's life. Slim uses various mediums to convey these "spellbound moments" through a collection of sentimental memories of stories that he has read, heard and experienced.

This "continuous exploration of ways to communicate and connect with his surroundings" will be on display September 4th through September 29th. And while you enjoy the artwork, enjoy the finest cakes and pastries, as well as locally roasted coffee, available from 6 to 9 PM daily at Copper Star Coffee, 4220 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix. Visit Jeff Slim's website. Info on Copper Star Coffee

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