The Contemporary Forum and Phoenix College present the next installment of the Eric Fischl Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 14 at the Phoenix Art Museum. The evening will also include the presentation of the 2009 Phoenix College Student Art Awards.
David Salle will present “An Aptitude For Metamorphosis,” a highly subjective interpretation of his work and how it has and hasn’t changed and evolved over the last 25 years. Salle’s work helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1986, Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design, and he is a long time collaborator with choreographer Karole Armitage designing sets and costumes for many of her ballets.
A new show by local Phoenix artist Eliza Gregory, in collaboration with COAR (Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees) opens this month at the Eye Lounge on Roosevelt Row.
Gregory uses large format photographs of refugee students and excerpts from interviews of students and their families to draw attention to the complex experiences these students and families have in the public education system in Arizona.
Sumptuous, large-scale prints are interwoven with the cheerful, thoughtful and emotionally provocative words of students from countries such as Iran, Burundi, and Serbia.
Strong winds were no match for Malissa Geer’s months-long effort to organize the Downtown campus’ fourth-annual Urban Gallery Exhibition to bring ASU closer to the community.
The weather forced Geer, a University community-engagement liaison and the event’s organizer, to set up differently than planned, moving the outdoor stage inside the University Center to join the indoor stage. But the exhibition still helped to make the Downtown campus a true urban university, she said.
Arizona State University’s “Action, Advocacy, Arts” will emphasize the strength of community dialogue and engagement through a series of free activities from 1:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Downtown campus University Center, 411 N Central Ave.
MADE Art Boutique is hosting a crafting panel this Wedensday, April 1, at 6PM. Join “Crafty Chica” Kathy Murillo, Cyndi Coon and Lisa Jacobs to talk about marketing, crafting advice, techniques and strategies for your craft business.