The Fabulous Phoenix Fridas
Her influence is undeniable, her image is iconic. Frida Kahlo has inspired individuals everywhere, and under her legacy, is still uniting women, artisans and artists today.
The Phoenix Fridas are one local group still carrying on that tradition.
Founded in 2004 by Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Phoenix Fridas are an Arizona-based Latina Art Collective dedicated to sharing and promoting women’s involvement in the art & craft movement. Inspired by the influence of women’s craft groups and sewing circles, the Phoenix Fridas combine elements of culture, craft and community into their collective.
Their members are diverse too, each of the Fridas has her own talents, areas and expertise and experience. Some Fridas are seamstresses, some are graphic designers, others are beaders, painters or just general craft enthusiasts. Each one provides a unique perspective, and keeps legacy of women artisans and influential women like Frida herself, alive and well.
The Phoenix Fridas are known for a variety of events taking place in the community alongside Cultural Coalition, most recently, First Friday with The Fridas at the Heard Museum on July 1st, and the upcoming Fiesta de Frida, to celebrate Ms. Kahlo’s 109th birthday. Be sure to drop by the Heard Museum July 9th to meet the Fridas for yourself, but if you can’t make it, you can find these ladies at just about any arts event honoring their namesake, and online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.