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  • Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert



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    Come enjoy the popular “Bodies Revealed” exhibit will be onsite at OdySea in the Desert Entertainment Destination! This exhibit explores the human body in an intimate and informative way, giving visitors an unprecedented way to view “what lies beneath” the surface of the skin. 

    Developed by Premier Exhibitions, Inc., “Bodies Revealed” provides an in-depth view of the beautifully complex and intricate network of internal organs and systems in a very up-close and personal way. The exhibition displays more than 200 whole and partial human body specimens that have been preserved by a revolutionary technique called “Polymer Preservation,” which can take more than a year to prepare and intricately showcases the complexity of the body’s bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs.  “

    “Bodies Revealed” also uncovers modern day health concerns, showcasing the damage done to the body due to the perils of smoking or lack of exercise. Other highlights include the importance of proper nutrition, regular activity and healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.

  • Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art

    Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art



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    Best known for his portrayals of the American West as a man’s world, Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) depicted a surprising number of women throughout his artistic career. While many of his images of women conform to the pervasive stereotypes and artistic trends of turn-of-the-century America, his representations were more nuanced and action-oriented than those of numerous contemporaries. Building off of the pioneering research of Ginger K. Renner, the exhibition will include 60 works in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, and bronze that span Russell’s career from 1890 to 1926, plus several additional works by notable artists.

  • New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West



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    This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh take on Western art through 100 works by 70 well-known artists including those from the Taos Society of Artists and less-recognized artists, who were living and working in the 1920s and 1930s in Santa Fe and Taos, N.M. – important art colonies then and now. The New Beginnings exhibition, which makes its debut at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and will travel to four additional institutes across the U.S. into 2021, features paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures and a furniture piece from the celebrated Tia Collection including never-before-shown works. This is the first time three-year-old Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is debuting another organization’s traveling exhibition. The exhibition offers a crisp view of artwork covering nearly a century, from 1888 to 1983, showing the evolution of art in New Mexico from 19th century Classicism and Romanticism to early 20th century Modernism with a focus on artworks and artists who operated on the transnational stage. Several years in the making, the New Beginnings exhibition features artists who were originally from outside the American West and also includes a significant number of women artists.

  • NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon

    NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon



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    NKAME:  A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon (1967-1999)

    This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967–1999)—the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. NKAME presents 47 prints that encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production from 1984 until her untimely passing in 1999. She is highly regarded for her signature technique of collography, and her deliberately austere palette of subtle black, white, and gray add drama and mystery to her narratives. Nkame was organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, and independent curator Cristina Vives along with the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

  • Art on the Avenue

    Art on the Avenue



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    Art on the Avenue in Fountain Hills' 9th Season is opening October 25th.The 2018-2019 event is held each Thursday 11-5 pm on the east median of the Avenue of the Fountains in Downtown Fountain Hills. (no event Nov. 8th & 22nd) The park like setting is adjacent to the Town's famous 560 ft Fountain, which is the area's biggest tourist attraction for locals and visitors. The Event is free and plenty of free parking. "Art on the Avenue" was established to provide local artists the opportunity to share and promote their one-of-a-kind pieces in the unique outdoor gallery that is the Avenue of the Fountains. Pottery, wall art, fiber art, furniture, metal art and jewelry are just a glimpse of the works available.Come browse the offerings of more than 60 different artists during Art on the Avenue on any given Thursday. There will also be a farmer's market on the west median. Visit Art on the Avenue's Facebook page. Any additional information please contact judiyates@cox.net, 480-837-6645

  • ASU Art Museum: From Darkness to Light

    ASU Art Museum: From Darkness to Light



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    The ASU Art Museum presents From Darkness to Light: Figurative Works from the Permanent Collection now through February 9, 2019. Drawn from ASU Art Museum’s permanent collections, this exhibition highlights the work of 31 internationally and nationally known artists who represent the human form in order to convey a vast range of emotions. A breadth of emotions are explored in the works on display ranging from lightheartedness and humor to anguish and despair. “From Darkness to Light” features both ceramic and print media, representing two of ASU Art Museum’s largest and strongest holdings. Notably, the prints selected for the exhibition are all by artists who work primarily in ceramics.

  • Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes

    Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes



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    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, a two-part exhibition that envisions an alternative future through distinct artistic practices. The exhibition features recent works by two of Mexico's most prominent artists who happen to be partners in life. For the first time, the couple collaborates artistically in the form of protest posters, accompanied by individual works of sculpture, video, fashion and photography. Through their varied mediums, both Fernández and Reyes encourage individual agency, believing we all hold the ability to create change in our social, political and personal spheres.

  • Yoga Fusion

    Yoga Fusion



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    Please join Elizabeth Boisson for an intermediate-level course of Yoga Fusion on Thursdays from 12-1 pm! We will start with breathing exercises, go through a series of stretching movements to open our hearts and our hips, and then move into Vinyasa or Flow yoga and several standing sequences, including balance exercises. We finish with 5 minutes of Savasana at the end of class

  • Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge



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    Come enjoy an evening of entertainment with live music in The Thirsty Camel Lounge at The Phoenician Resort. Happening every week at 5pm - 7pm Monday through Friday.

  • Piano Fusion

    Piano Fusion



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    Adult keyboard ensemble - all levels of playing, no auditions, no charge, just a commitment to a weekly Thursday evening rehearsal and access to a portable keyboard.

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    2400 E. Missouri Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    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.”