Tag: Exhibits

Today’s Object of Desire: Cloud

July 10, 2014 | 9:59 AM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

cloud-cropped-thumb-768x512-42282This may be one of the most innovative products we have ever seen. When it’s monsoon season here in AZ, how many times do your friends say “OMG, I love the rain. I love storms”? We’re guessing a lot. Now, you can a storm in your home. With Cloud, the room of your choosing can be turned into the perfect, stormy atmosphere. Every time you walk by or when you use the remote, the cloud will react with thunder and lightning by using lights and powerful speakers. Since it is a Bluetooth system, when you’re not feeling a storm, you can stream your music to be played, literally, through the cloud. 

Lovers of Beer and Ballet Come Together

May 28, 2014 | 9:49 AM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Innovations_2013-14_Homepage-Rotator_5This has to be one of the oddest collaborations we’ve ever seen. Not that it’s a bad thing. Ballet Arizona has teamed up with Phoenix Ale Brewery for a weekend of beer and ballet. Craft beer will taste even better when paired with the rich culture of ballet… We think. Anyway, it’s a pretty stellar deal. When you purchase tickets for the their latest production, Innovations, you can enjoy a free tasting flight at the Phoenix Ale Taproom before or after the show. The cool thing about this show is that the production is completely choreographed by the dancers themselves. This deal is only good for shows running from Thursday, May 29 to Sunday, June 1. Regular tickets are $55, but you can take advantage of this for only $30.

Phoenix Public Market Cafe to Host First Friday Parties

April 2, 2014 | 12:10 PM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

phoenixpublicmarketJust when you thought First Fridays couldn’t surprise you anymore, Phoenix Public Market Cafe comes out and does everyone a solid. Starting this Friday, April 4, the cafe will host live music, a Cartel beer garden, pop-up art galleries and more and it’s all free. Playing all night long, you’ll hear jams from Sarah Bruce (6 – 8pm), Dylan Pratt (8 – 9pm), and The Senators (9 – 10pm). Seeing how it’s First Friday, art is a must. The pop-up art installation is by Valley artist, Jesse Perry. Enjoy coffee and beer from the local Cartel Coffee Lab. Yes, in case you didn’t know, Cartel brews their own beer now. Complete with games and other fun activities, Phoenix Public Market will be hosting one heck of a party this weekend.

First Annual “Spring into the Arts” ArtWalk this Thursday

March 18, 2014 | 11:47 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

Carstens_Forever_Oil_18x24_300dpi_5.25x7The very first annual “Spring into the Arts” artwalk will commence this Thursday in Old Town Scottsdale. Showcasing some of Arizona’s most talented artists, the day is hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association. This Thursday, March 20, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, feel free to walk along the Scottsdale arts district. Just look for the signs that say “ArtWalk the Line” on the sidewalk, specifically on Main Street, west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall, north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. There are many artists featured, including Cyndy Cartsens (artwork pictured), who will be doing a live painting concert entitled “A Mother’s Love Has No Bounds.” The three hour live oil painting session at Cartsen’s Fine Art Studio & Gallery will be raising money for Cydny’s son’s fight against myeloma bone cancer. You can purchase raffle tickets for $10 each to win the painting. All proceeds will benefit a fund for his life-saving bone marrow transplant. You can donate directly by clicking here. So, this week, do some good, enjoy some art have a good time.

Scottsdale Arts Fest to Add Artsy Bounce House

February 26, 2014 | 9:47 AM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

image006From March 14 to March, the 44th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival will be under way. It’s hard to believe that this is the 44th time Scottsdale has been graced by the festival. The three days of art is a great place to spend time with the family. Some of you with younger kids might find it difficult for them to enjoy the fest. This year will be different. With the help of Scottsdale Public Art, the fest will be home to the U.S. debut of Happy Gift, a 30-foot-wide interactive bounce house. MAde by the pioneering Los Angeles-based art collective FriendsWithYou, the bounce house is a smiling inflatable sculpture that everyone can play on. Honestly, we kind of want to play on it, too. For more information on the festival, click here.

The Scottsdale League for the Arts Raises $200k in Grants

October 9, 2013 | 10:04 AM | News | By Maxfield Barker

Scottsdale Culinary Festival 2013The arts are important. A lot of people may think otherwise, but having a creative outlet has proven to be beneficial to society. The last five years, the U.S. has seen a lot of downturns. The recession, housing market crash, and the current partial government shutdown has put a dent in spending and that includes funs to the art community. The Scottsdale League for the Arts, a non-profit that provides grants, has just announced where it will spend the $200,000 it made at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Every year, the League donates 100% of the proceeds from the culinary fest. Organizations that will receive grant money for the 2013-2014 year are the Arizona Theatre Company, Center Dance Ensemble, Childsplay Inc., Desert Sounds Performing Arts, Heard Museum, Jazz in Arizona Inc, Musical Instrument Museum, and many more. We just to say thank to the The Scottsdale League for the Arts for keeping art alive in the Valley.

The PHX Art Museum to Host INFOCUS Photography Benefit

September 17, 2013 | 12:16 PM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

Colorado River Bridge construction, Hoover Dam Bypass Project, May 2009.Attention photographers, lovers of photography, or anyone who just loves art. The INFOCUS PhotoBid 2013 is coming to the Phoenix Art Museum. From October 5 to October 18, the exhibit will be open where you can see museum quality work from acclaimed photographers from Arizona and the rest of the U.S. On the last day of the exhibit, Oct. 18, a silent auction and raffle in the Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery will be held from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Guests have the opportunity to win photographs by David Muench, Dick Arentz and John P. Schaefer; a rare signed first edition of Richard Avedon’s legendary book In the American West; and a signed edition of Mark Klett’s book Saguaros with an accompanying gelatin silver print. The museum is running the auction with the help of technology from Qtego. You can post bids online anytime you want. If you do so on your smartphone, you will receive a notification if you have been outbid. You can view the auction items here. Tickets are $25 and includes one complimentary cocktail and one ticket for a special door-prize drawing.

Photo by Jamey Stillings, Upstream View, May 21, 2009

Get Artsy with the Family at the ASU Art Museum

August 2, 2013 | 12:18 PM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

image004Are you tired of your kids playing video games and watching TV all day? We think it’s about time you brought some culture and creativity to their lives. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 3, the ASU Art Museum begins its First Saturdays for Families. On the first Saturday every month, the museum invites children ages 4 – 12 and their families to make a creative project associated with exhibitions. From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, families can paint together and even bring home their artwork. All materials will be provided by the museum. Tomorrow’s theme, Zoomorphic, where you can make animal-themed artwork on multiple medias. The event is free and open to the public.

Today’s Object of Desire: OpenFrame

April 11, 2013 | 10:39 AM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

openframeIt’s about time you added some more artwork in your home. Forget traditional glass frames, the new rage is the OpenFrame. Made out of birch plywood, birch veneer, and stainless steel, the OpenFrame uses rare Earth magnets to keep your art up in the air. The magnets are cool because you can swap out the art in a matter of seconds. You can choose either a natural, black, or white finish. If you’re worried about your artwork being exposed to the world, come on, how often do you actually touch the glass on your other frames? OpenFrames come in a variety of sizes and start at $35.

New Art Gallery at Gainey Village

November 28, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

Lovers of art rejoice. There is now new art gallery at Gainey Village in Scottsdale. Les Ateliers, which opened November 15, is a European art gallery that features unique sculptures of rare, Carrera marble, bronze and terracotta. It also features paintings of the beautiful lanscapes of France, like Paris and Normandy.

Just because it’s a European gallery, doesn’t mean the works are strictly about Europe. It also includes great works of the Atlantic coast, Colorado, the Grand Canyon, and New York City.

Owned by artist Sebastien Richard and his wife Karine, the French couple, along with their three teenagers, fell in love with the Valley a couple of years ago. So much so, they decided to move here and open the gallery. The two years allowed Sebastien to paint a new collection inspired the Grand Canyon State itself.

For more information, click here.

Les Ateliers | 8787 North Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Longfellow Fine Arts Festival

October 9, 2012 | 2:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

The autumn weather is upon us. With the dropping temperatures, isn’t it about time we enjoyed ourselves outside? From Oct. 25 to the 28th, you can do that at the Longfellow Fine Arts Festival at the SHOPS at Gainey Village.

Beginning that Thursday morning, Gainey Village is debuting their first ever fine art festival throughout the complex. The festival will showcase works by the Longfellow street artists. You spend a day of shopping at Gainey while browsing through many tents that feature paintings, sculptures, photography, and jewelry.

The SHOPS will be getting in on the action too. If you make a purchase at the festival, you’re eligible for savings at some stores. For example, you can receive 20 percent off any purchase at Kiss Me Kate if you make a purchase at the fest. Scottsdale Jean Company will be having a sidewalk sale with merchandise up to 80 percent off.

There’s plenty more where that came from. The only way to see it all is to go the festival.

Don’t Miss Free Heard Museum Admission Sunday

July 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Deals | By Kara Philp

Have you Heard? There may only be one Sunday left in July, but it’s not too late to visit the Heard Museum free of charge. July 29 is the last opportunity to receive free admission for everyone as part if their Summer Sundays at the Heard promotion.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of hands-on and interactive activities are available for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium. Storytelling is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and ice cream will be served at 1 p.m.

Sunday attendees will also receive a 10 percent-off coupon for one children’s book at Books & More, the museum’s bookstore and souvenir shop. The Courtyard Café is also offering kids and family lunch options.

2301 North Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85004 | (602) 252-8848

Snapshots of The Soul: Jennifer’s Fashion Inspired Beadle Box

January 17, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Interiors | By Staff

What do you get when you mix an accessories designer, an architect and an Al Beadle condo remodel project? You get a “fashterior” aka a unique and quirky modern space inspired by fashion (btw – we just coined that word). Equally intriguing as the space itself is the owner Jennifer Paige Boonlorn, the accessories designer behind Soul Carrier, a unique brand that takes interesting materials, like recycled seat belts, and turns them into fashion accessories.

Jennifer’s remodeled Beadle Box, on the southside of Camelback, is a product of her passion for fashion, modern design and her friendship with architect Bob Wilkinson “I worked with Bob Wilkinson to completely renovate my Beadle Box. Bob and I were college friends, and I was his first client after he left Construction Zone last year to form his own company Worksite,” says Jennifer. »READ MORE

Sunday A’Fair Comes Back For A 25th Season!

January 12, 2012 | 4:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

Sunday A'FairThe 25th season of Sunday A’Fair concerts comes back to Scottsdale Jan. 15 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The free outdoor concerts will be kicked off with acts such as The Samba Project and local music legend Walt Richardson and his band Walt Richardson and the Peaceful Warriors.

The four month long event features free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians along with fine arts and crafts, fun activities for children and families. Highlights for the Sunday A’Fair concerts will consist of music from all around the country and world, a film festival, AZ Rocks! Arizona’s Centennial Celebration, salsa dance numbers, and guided tours of sculptures in the park. Food, snacks, cocktails, beer and wine will be available, but unfortunately not for free.

Located at 7380 E. Second St., Sunday A’Fair will be hosted every Sunday until April 15.

Worth Repeating: PHX Art Museum is Getting it Wright

July 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Alanna Watson

As chosen by you, here are the most popular stories OF ALL TIME (aka last week). Just in case you missed it.

Another day, another amazing exhibit coming to the Phoenix Art Museum. This time, architecture and art buffs can join together in celebration of on one of the world’s most famous architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. The exhibition, entitled Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century, will open on December 18 in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Wright’s former residence and studio, Taliesin West and aims to offer “fresh perspective” on the celebrated architects seven-decade career. The exhibition will include never before seen drawings, scale models and photography in addition to videos of the man in action.

The look back on Wright’s expansive work will focus on his triumphs in the architecture world and will delve into the details of Living City. While the project never made it past the blueprint stage, fans of Wright will be able to see the beginning stages of a 1958 urban utopia which aimed to blend the natural environment with everyday life. Sounds like Wright was “going green” before anyone ever knew the meaning behind it. Mark your calendars for the release date, Wright’s Arizona legacy lives on.

 

 

 

PHX Art Museum is Getting it Wright

July 25, 2011 | 12:52 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Alanna Watson

Another day, another amazing exhibit coming to the Phoenix Art Museum. This time, architecture and art buffs can join together in celebration of on one of the world’s most famous architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. The exhibition, entitled Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century, will open on December 18 in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Wright’s former residence and studio, Taliesin West and aims to offer “fresh perspective” on the celebrated architects seven-decade career. The exhibition will include never before seen drawings, scale models and photography in addition to videos of the man in action.

The look back on Wright’s expansive work will focus on his triumphs in the architecture world and will delve into the details of Living City. While the project never made it past the blueprint stage, fans of Wright will be able to see the beginning stages of a 1958 urban utopia which aimed to blend the natural environment with everyday life. Sounds like Wright was “going green” before anyone ever knew the meaning behind it. Mark your calendars for the release date, Wright’s Arizona legacy lives on.

 

 

Today’s Object of Desire: United Steaks of America

February 28, 2011 | 3:02 PM | Exhibits | By Staff

As if you didn’t think about food enough already, The United Steaks of America is a line of screen-prints depicting each State if it were a juicy, marbleized slab of beef. Printed on freezer paper (genius), you too can tack the Carolina’s or sweet home Arizona (shown) on your kitchen wall. Artist Brad Wicklund will only be making 10 of each state, so hurry before they get gobbled up.

The Clothes Make the Man

October 9, 2010 | 4:00 PM | Exhibits | By Staff

If the clothes make the man, then the poster makes the movie. Canadian design firm Moxy Creative has taken this logic and re-designed 10 movie posters to “Dress the Part”. With a  throwback vibe and an air of mystery, these are some sweet posters. Check out the slideshow below for our fav’s. You can see all 10 redesigns here.

 

 

Designed by Moxy Creative /Illustrated by James Alexander Mathers and Andrew Law

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