Chalk Art Festival
Apr
30
11:00 AM11:00

Chalk Art Festival

Gather your family, friends and little ones for a celebration of art at the Desert Ridge Marketplace Chalk Art Festival. Watch as artists transform the Desert Ridge Marketplace sidewalks into colorful works of art using chalk. Local artists will create original artworks, each 8 foot by 6 foot, throughout The District. Eight unique murals will be created throughout the day.

Come play at the designated KidZone area and participate in the community mural. Chalk will be provided and art instructors will be on hand to assist children and participants.

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The Taliesin Forum: Liz Diller (Diller, Scofidio + Renfro)
Apr
30
7:30 AM07:30

The Taliesin Forum: Liz Diller (Diller, Scofidio + Renfro)

The Taliesin Forum is a series of 8 lectures which will run through the end of April with speakers starting at 7:30pm on campus. If you are interested in attending the lectures, you are requested to send a note to taliesinforum@taliesin.edu with the name(s) of those wishing to attend and be sure to clarify which lecture you are interested in.

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Stand-Up@SMoCA: Jokes 'n Pollock
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Stand-Up@SMoCA: Jokes 'n Pollock

Art is funny. This time around, the joke’s on us. Join us for the splashing season finale of our stand-up series and enjoy the lighter side of contemporary art. We can take the joke and show grace under fire! Cash bar.Hosted by Anthony Desamito (Hell Yes Fest) and featuring Amy Blackwell (Comedy Time), Jonathan Gregory (SLO Comedy Festival), Matt Storrs (Comedians at Law), Michael Palladino (Bird City Radio), and special headliner Tania Katan.

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Archive of Rag and Bone
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Archive of Rag and Bone

California artist Kristin Beeler’s latest series, Archive of Rag and Bone, presents portraits and related objects that document very specific moments in time through memory. The exhibition includes hand embroidered Tyvek garments that reference protection and topography and serve as maps of the physical landscape. Other objects, rendered in silver, mother of pearl and charcoal, explore contrasting aesthetics of beauty that balance perfection and imperfection.

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Circles Lunchtime Lecture Series - Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

Circles Lunchtime Lecture Series - Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor

Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography, will speak about her work with David Taylor on the upcoming exhibition, Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor.  Senf will give a behind-the-scenes description of the process of working with an artist to prepare for an exhibition, as well as a preview of the never-before-seen works that will debut in Phoenix Art Museum’s May exhibition.

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Orpheum Theater Public Tour
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

Orpheum Theater Public Tour

The Orpheum Theater was constructed in 1929 and designed by architects Lescher & Mahoney, with Hugh Gilbert associated, and built for owner-operators J.E. Rickards and Harry Nace. Built in a Spanish Revival style of Spanish Baroque architecture style, intricate murals and moldings were an integral part of the design, all meant to give patrons the impression that they were enjoying the shows "al fresco." Free public tours take place at 12PM & 1PM. Reservations are not required. Meet in the lobby 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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The Juniors Classic - Pinewood Derby
Apr
24
11:30 AM11:30

The Juniors Classic - Pinewood Derby

After two years of ‘Grown-Ups Only’ shenanigans, we’re blowing this thing wide open. If you’re a kid between 3 and 12 years old, hold on to your Kool-Aid (or whatever sensible cold pressed kale juice that kid’s are drinking these days) and pay attention. On Sunday, April 24, starting at 1:00pm, it’s nothing but corn dogs, root beer and FIERCE (but likely adorable) competition.

You’re invited to join us for the inaugural Pinewood Classic Juniors event on April 24, at Short Leash Hot Dogs. There’s room for 50 youngins to compete, and we’ll be throwing one HECK of a party. Buckle up! Check-in begins at 11:30am.

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Market at MADE
Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Market at MADE

Time for another fun #MarketatMade! Swing by MADE art boutique on April 23rd to shop an array of amAZing local artists, listen to music, and enjoy some tasty treats!

Participating Artists:

Yellow Bungalow Shop, ReGrain, Kenneth Pierre, Double Joy Arts, Madalyn Nault, Unika Collections, SpoonsenForksen, RJ Candles, Rebecca Rush Designs

Free event and raffle prizes. Street parking available and close to the light rail!

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Easy Like Saturday Morning, Monthly Creative Catalysts Art Brunch
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Easy Like Saturday Morning, Monthly Creative Catalysts Art Brunch

Hey Hey! Join us for the next Saturday Brunch in Downtown Mesa! So excited to continue this series with more delicious brunch entrees and cocktails. Live music and a community art project will take your brunch experience to the next level. Bring the fam, bring your friends, and check out what CC is all about if you haven't already!

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Modern Phoenix Home Tour of Uptown Phoenix
Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Phoenix Home Tour of Uptown Phoenix

Features full access to a dozen modern homes in Uptown Phoenix, Arizona. Highlights include five Haver Homes of Marlen Grove and Northwood, plus custom homes in the Biltmore area and the Central Avenue Corridor including three spectacularly restored homes by Fred Guirey, FAIA, Bennie Gonzales, FAIA, and Mel Ensign. The tour is park-and-walk spanning several different neighborhoods with some homes clustered within walking distance of each other.

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Curating Desert Modernism - Lessons from Palm Springs
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Curating Desert Modernism - Lessons from Palm Springs

Palm Springs preservation advocate Robert Imber shares the explosive growth of Palm Springs Modernism Week and its architecture. Learn about Midcentury gems just a few hours away and hear this expert’s opinion on how Palm Springs Modernism week has grown to its current size and scale. See what Arizona can do to take her desert modern cities to the next level.

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Practical Strategies to Conserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Phoenix
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

Practical Strategies to Conserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Phoenix

Join members of the Board of Directors from the David and Gladys Wright House Foundation, Taliesin's Preservation Director Fred Prozillo, and the owners of other Frank Lloyd Wright residences in Phoenix to discuss conservation strategies of Wright homes and those of the Taliesin Fellows in this candid open forum.

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Modern Marketplace at SMoCA
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Modern Marketplace at SMoCA

Explore pop-up shops to find new products or services related to Modernism, architecture, interior design, literature and home renovation. Vintage fashion, jewelry, furniture, lighting and accessories. Meet contemporary interior designers, landscapers, furniture designers, green builders, architects, historians, preservationists and other professionals to help you get your job done! Enjoy FREE admission to SMoCA all day long.

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Tour of Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Tour of Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti

Join us for a tour of Paolo Soleri's 1956 Cosanti complex led by his special assistant, now Director of Paolo Soleri Studios, Roger Tomalty and SMoCA Curator of Contemporary Art Claire Carter. Limited to 35 participants. 20% discount on all books and publications about or by Paolo Soleri purchased by participants on day of tour. Wheelchair accessible.

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Inspiring Aspiring Architects: Modernism
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Inspiring Aspiring Architects: Modernism

For ages 13-18: Thinking about a career in architecture or simply curious about the craft? Meet and work with local architects in a professional setting during this exclusive event! You’ll learn about design concepts and tricks of the trade while you create a model of your own living space. Materials and light snacks will be provided. Free with RSVP.

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Double Feature Movie at SMoCA Lounge (A Single Man & Far From Heaven)
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Double Feature Movie at SMoCA Lounge (A Single Man & Far From Heaven)

Join us where modernism, gender, and gingers collide. The incomparable Julianne Moore connects our double feature about gender roles and the status quo at midcentury. Both films showcase impeccable cinematography, costuming and midcentury modern set design. Local arts critic and advocate Robrt Pela and artist Paul Wilson will be present for a panel discussion between reels.

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AZ Storytellers: Modern PHX Architecture & Design at Changing Hands
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

AZ Storytellers: Modern PHX Architecture & Design at Changing Hands

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona to celebrate Phoenix design. You'll hear from architects, home historians and designers as they celebrate the Valley's vibrant architectural scene. We'll hear stories about the meaning of "home," designing disasters, and the spaces that define our community. Storytellers include Will Bruder of Will Bruder Architects, Austin King of Rafterhouse, Moazam Khan of MoD a+p, Betty Drake of Drake & Associates, Benjamin Hall of Benjamin Hall Design and Jason Boyer of artHAUS.

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Arts Economy & Artists as Entrepreneurs at Mesa Arts Center
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

Arts Economy & Artists as Entrepreneurs at Mesa Arts Center

Artists and creative placemaking play an important role in the revitalization of a community. New investments into an area can positively impact the standard of living of all residents. Hear how supporting artists through cross sector approaches such as housing, asset building and comprehensive community development work toward a sustainable community.

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SMoCA Architecture Slide Slam, Presented by AIA Arizona
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

SMoCA Architecture Slide Slam, Presented by AIA Arizona

Featuring fast-paced decks about contemporary architecture, adaptive re-use, sustainability, design-build, making connections across time and space, and problem-solving by:

• Benjamin Ayers, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch

• John Anderson, AIA, 180 degrees

• Chris Knorr, AIA, SmithGroupJJR

• Jennifer Knorr, AIA, DWL

• Peter Koliopoulos, AIA, Circle West Architects

Earn AIA CEU credits at this free event!

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A Century of Plastics - Design Within Reach Mixer
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

A Century of Plastics - Design Within Reach Mixer

The use of plastics exploded after World War Two, fueling a juggernaut that led the transition from formal to casual living. But plastics had been around for decades before and still influence our lives every day. "A Century of Plastics" looks at the history of plastics and the important role they played during the middle half of the 20th Century.

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Three Arizona Icons in The ASU Special Collections
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Three Arizona Icons in The ASU Special Collections

Explore the architectural archives of Blaine Drake, Frank Henry, Alfred Newman Beadle and the University Archives at ASU Libraries! Archivist Rob Spindler and librarian Dennis Brunning will present and discuss selected treasures from the drawers of these touchstone collections. Members of the Beadle, Drake and Henry families will be present.

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