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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    2400 E Missouri Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."

  • Water in the Desert

    Phoenix Airport Museum Gallery
    3800 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Water in the Desert

    Although Arizona is known for its dry climate, water has a profound effect on our environment. From scenic landscapes to recreational possibilities to its immense power, water can be abundant in our state.

    Many Arizonans spend their summers leisurely tubing down scenic rivers, boating on reservoirs or relaxing by the pool with friends. Monsoon rains and snowmelt from mountain regions turn arid washes into creeks and rejuvenate evaporating lakes. As water moves, it becomes a powerful force. Over time, water has carved canyons and cliffs out of solid rock. Hundreds of miles of canals transport water - making everyday life possible in our urban centers.

  • Docents Select: Zoo

    Mesa Arts Center
    One East Main Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Docents Select: Zoo

    As with most museums, the Mesa Contemporary Arts (MCA) Museum Docents are central to the functionality of the museum. Through their volunteer efforts and assistance, tours are conducted, artwork is researched, special talks are prepared and opening receptions succeed. This exhibition was entirely curated by the MCA Museum Docents and demonstrates some of the research they have conducted on animal inspired works from the permanent collection.

  • True and Livin’

    Mesa Arts Center
    One East Main Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    True and Livin’

    Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona, Aaron Coleman is renowned for his powerful, sociopolitical commentaries. Coleman examines religious ideologies, scientific research, popular culture and political policies that uphold and perpetuate myths, stereotypes and laws that relegate African, Latino and Indigenous peoples to a permanent second-class status. In this installation, Coleman uses painting, sculptures and mixed media to expose the incessant and diabolical strategies of colonialism as well as its lingering impact on American society.

  • Petrichor

    Mesa Arts Center
    One East Main Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Petrichor

    Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Esao Andrews is a Japanese-American artist and illustrator, who has gained international acclaim for his album artwork and comic book covers. Working primarily in oil on wood panel, Andrews combines Gothic grotesque, erotic and surrealist imagery. This exhibition will feature site specific murals alongside new and old works that create vicarious gateways into worlds populated by stirrings of the subconscious.

  • Agnes Pelton

    Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Agnes Pelton

    Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is the first survey on the obscure American painter in more than 24 years. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she began experimenting with abstraction in the early 1900s in New York, eventually exhibiting in the Armory Show of 1913 at the invitation of Walt Kuhn. She painted conventional desert landscapes to make a living, but it was her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars, and atmospheric horizon lines, that distinguished her work.

     
    A believer in numerology, astrology, and faith healing, Pelton’s abstract compositions propelled her into an esoteric world epitomized by the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-1942), a short-lived group that promoted abstract, non-objective art. Although Pelton received some attention during her lifetime, she has been relatively unknown within the field of American Art. Approximately 40 – 45 works will comprise this exhibition shedding light on Pelton’s artistic contribution to American Modernism.
  • Allure

    Mesa Arts Center
    One East Main Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Allure

    Crystal Wagner is an internationally established interdisciplinary artist known for her site-specific installations that are recycled hybrids between manufactured and organic worlds. With chicken wire and torn colorful plastic table cloths, Wagner creates lush sculptures that are shaped into reimagined plant life in exotic environments. She is interested in exploring the dichotomy of familiarity and foreign and how they relate to nature and the human experience.

  • Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
    4619 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Hear the stories pottery sherds have to tell archaeologists when theses pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. FragmentsBroken Bowls Tell More Tales, is a temporary exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum that explores researchers use sherds to uncover a variety of details, such as how the pottery was made, used, and where it was produced. These details aren’t always obvious during examinations of gorgeous whole pottery vessels.

    Visitors typically see the most unique and complete pottery vessels of a museums’ collection on display. They seldom see, or know about, the thousands of broken pottery fragments called ‘sherds’ that are preserved in storage. Using local and traded examples, Fragments invites visitors to see how sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam.  The exhibition also features sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance. Visitors can listen to local Native perspectives on archaeology and cultural preservation while experiencing traditional O’odham songs that tell of the mountains surrounding Pueblo Grande and their deep connections to past, present, and future O’odham generations.

  • Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

    Heard Museum
    2301 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

    The Heard Museum presents Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. The exhibition explores the Navajo culture, individualism and flair for experimentation in textiles from the last quarter of the 19th century.

    The textiles reflect ideas and events the weavers experienced between 1863 and 1868, the hard years of their imprisonment in the Bosque Redondo, and their subsequent return to a reservation. During this time, weavers saw examples of the design system of Hispanic textiles and acquired new materials such as aniline dyes and Germantown yarns that touched off their experiments with color and design. During this time of great change, as the Navajo rebuilt their flocks and repaired the devastation of Bosque Redondo, weavers had an unprecedented opportunity to experiment. The resulting textiles were not only appreciated by collectors and traders at the time, but future collectors and artists such as Josef Albers. The Heard Museum is simultaneously presenting Albers’ work in the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition; visitors have a rare opportunity to explore the visual similarities in the use of color, repetition and design between Navajo textiles from the last quarter of the 19th century and the iconic paintings of Josef Albers.

    Change has always been a hallmark of Navajo textile design, with the weavers’ individualism tied to a continuing theme of innovation. Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles exhibition celebrates the timeless Navajo textiles and is an opportunity to see examples of these colorful and symbolic items that are considered true works of art. The exhibition will feature more than 80 Navajo textiles from prominent private collections including those of Carol Ann Mackay, Steve Getzwiller of Nizhoni Ranch Gallery and the Tony Berlant Collection.

  • Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River

    Chandler Museum
    300 S Chandler Village Dr
    Chandler, AZ 85226
    Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River

    During World War II over 16,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from the west coast to Gila River Internment Camp, near Chandler, simply because they looked like the enemy. This poignant exhibit demonstrates how the Japanese value gaman, enduring the seemingly impossible with patience and dignity, guided these American citizens, through loss and incarceration in the Arizona desert.  See the photos, hear the stories, read the names of incarcerees, and view the community contributed paper cranes in this transformative exhibition. 

  • Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel Heisey

    Chandler Museum
    300 S. Chandler Village Drive
    Chandler, AZ 85226
    Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel Heisey

    The exhibit pairs then and now photos of the Southwest to show changes in the land over time. In 2008 Adriel Heisey rephotographed the same vantage points from his plane that Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne captured in 1929.

  • Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes

    Mesa Arts Center
    One East Main Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes

    Shay Bredimus, who grew up in Phoenix, is a nationally celebrated tattoo and visual artist known for his signature technique of incorporating tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film. Bredimus’ Seni Horoscopes are comprised of 72 unique works based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system by Italian oracle Giovanni Battista Seni. The cards reference and reimagine the iconic and mystical symbols through a mixture of pictographs and portraits.

  • Reversal – Lunch Time Theater

    Herberger Theater Center
    222 East Monroe Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Reversal – Lunch Time Theater

    In an alternate reality, the norm involves those who have disabilities and those without have to adjust and maybe fight for accessibility. In a comedic vaudevillian style, this play will keep you laughing while demonstrating a different perspective on living a “normal” life.

  • Million Dollar Quartet

    Phoenix Theatre
    1825 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Million Dollar Quartet

    Relive the now-legendary 1956 impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Featuring a score of your favorite rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog,” Million Dollar Quartet is a scorching show packed with red-hot talent.

  • Grand Canyon Centennial Summerfest and Star Party

    Grand Canyon National Park
    S Entrance Rd
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
    Grand Canyon Centennial Summerfest and Star Party

    During the day, the centennial summerfest will bring together park partners to showcase everything Arizona has to offer.

    At night, park visitors can explore the wonders of the night sky at the star party. To kick off its star party, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate its designation as an International Dark Sky park. Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim visitors can learn about dark skies with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. 

  • Spamilton: An American Parody

    The Phoenix Theatre Company
    1825 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Spamilton: An American Parody

    Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” (NY Times) parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway.  After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Phoenix for a limited time only. The Huffington Post raves “you don’t have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.”

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