Upcoming Events

May 13, 2017, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

OUR CREATION STORIES: The Changing History, Culture and Traditions of Birth


In commemoration of Mother’s Day, the Heard Museum is pleased to partner with Creative Push. Forrest Solis will share a short film featuring five Native women from across the Southwest sharing their stories of the changing history, culture, and traditions of birth. A moderated panel discussion will follow with Nicolle Gonzales, founder of the Changing Woman Initiative and a certified nurse-midwife, Renee Dennison, artist and Patrisia Gonzales PhD., author of Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing.

Free and open to the general public, families are welcome.


Heard Museum
Steele Auditorium
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85004

Past Events

Apr 4, 2016, 12:00 PM–1:15 PM

Creative Push: Changing the way women see and talk about birth.

Arizona State University
Tempe Campus
Social Sciences Building, Rm. 109

ASU Humanities at Work Brown Bag Lunch with Forrest, Creative Push Founder

Solis_IHR Brown Bag Lunch

Apr 1–29 2016

L+D, a solo exhibition/installation by Forrest Solis

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016, 6–9p.m.
Open Tuesday and Friday evenings until April 29th.

ASU Community Services Bldg.
200 East Curry Rd. 2nd Floor, Suite 200C


Feb 5, 2016, 4:00 PM


First Friday February 5th 4–6pm

Irene Lusztig will be present to introduce her film and answer questions afterward.

Motherhood Archives

Feb 4–13 2016

Creative Push Group Exhibition

Step Gallery
Arizona State University
605 E Grant St.
Phoenix AZ, 85004

Thursday – Friday noon-7pm

Closing Reception
Friday, February 12th 6-9pm
Catered by Green Vegetarian, dance performance at 7:30



“Thinking herself back…” Dance Performance by Angeline Young, First Friday, February 5th 7:30pm


“I was at home, it was raining in the desert.  The sun was setting.”

Thinking herself back…is a dance piece by Angeline Young based on one woman’s birth story. The dance integrates use of sparse text and movement to explore narratives of transformation and the body as a living archive. The dance explores oral history, kinesthetic transmission, and ritual practice as methods to create a landscape in performance in order to unfold a new story that transcends the original spoken text.