Steph Carrico Answers the YabYum 7!

Steph showing her work at Trunk Space

1. Who are you and what do you do?    
My name is Stephanie Carrico, most people call me Steph. I run the Trunk Space which is an all ages art gallery and performance venue in downtown Phoenix. I also teach visual art and photography at Metropolitan Arts Institute. I also work as a portrait and fine art photographer, but I haven’t had much time to do that lately, though I am working on a series titled, “Artists and their pets.” 
2. How did you get your start?   
I was showing my photography in downtown Phoenix and hanging around the art scene where I met JRC, we were asked by Scott Sanders at the Paper Heart to run coffee and help book performances there, which we did for a year. When Scott decided to move into the new location we decided it was a good time for us to go do our own thing, which is when we opened the Trunk Space. That was April 2004.
Andrew Jackson Jihad

3. What inspires you? 

My Students, the people that perform and show their art at Trunk Space, my family, my friends, the weather. So many things inspire me!      

4. What do you like about AZ?  

I like that it has such a diverse landscape, I love heading up to Flagstaff, Sedona or Prescott for the night and it is just a couple hours to get there. Things I like about Phoenix are the creative and supportive people. I feel lucky to have so many great friends here.

Pete and Dana (of JJCnV)

5. Where can we see your work?

6. What would you like to accomplish before you die?  

I would like to travel everywhere!

7. What is your mantra?  

Treat the planet and everything on it with love and respect.

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