Join the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park for the opening reception of Current State, a new exhibition featuring local artist, Thomas “Breeze” Marcus. Curated in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society, Current State is a collection of works that explore Breeze’s personal experiences and identity as a part of the Akimel and Tohono O’odham communities. Displayed in conjunction with cultural artifacts and stories, the exhibition showcases how history, cultural heritage, and identity influence contemporary works.
Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, a member of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. With over two decades of experience working in the Valley, Breeze has developed an emblematic style combining influences from graffiti subculture and traditional Tohono O’odham symbolism. His works have been featured in galleries nationwide, and are easily recognizable in the expanding public arts world from alleyways to breweries and more.