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Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists. 

Sept. 18 to Oct. 18 – Artists of the Black Community
Members of the Artists of the Black Community (ABC) will exhibit their diverse works showcasing Family. Local Black artists founded the ABC 30 years ago to promote and support the work of Black artists in Arizona. Bob Martin will exhibit his paintings that focus on relationships in the front gallery. An opening night reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. There will be live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists.
 
Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit phoenix.gov/shemer or call 602-262-4727.



Artists show “restraint” in new exhibition by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – An exhibition exploring a number of themes and media

surrounding artists’ personal interpretations of “Containment” will be on

display from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2 in the Lower Level Library, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

The exhibition features work by artists Sandra Luehrsen of Tempe; Denise

Currier of Mesa; Leandro Soto, Kate Timmerman and Denise Yaghmourian, all of

Phoenix; and Hyun Jee Suh of Chandler.

“A container or vessel can take almost any shape and function that a person

can imagine,” Exhibition Coordinator Michelle Dock said.

‘Containers can be as inexpressive as a cardboard box, zip-lock bag or

plastic cup. But in the hands of an artist, containers can be embellished

with meaning and value.”

Containers in this exhibition become intimate vessels for precious objects

and memories like a locket, jewelry box or scrapbook.

Containment also is reflected in two- and three-dimensional objects and

ideas such as confinement, restraint or protection.

For some artists, the theme refers to an object such a teapot, box or bowl.

Some of these objects are functional while others are more decorative. For

other artists, the theme refers to a communication of feelings and

expression of ideas.

Lower Library Gallery hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)



Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall ExhibitsThe Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists.7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 – ART Speak
The public is invited to meet and mingle with the artists from Re-Visions, Brent Adrian, Becky Chader, Alex Kutchins, Damon McIntyre and Kris Sanford, when they present their latest works and speak about the art that influences them in the studio. The Re-Visions Exhibit will feature solo artist Tawni Shuler. Light refreshments will be served at this free event and there will be ample time for audience questions.

Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit phoenix.gov/shemer or call 602-262-4727.



Upcoming Events at the Mesa Amphitheatre by quotes
August 29, 2007, 1:21 pm
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Join us for these upcoming events at the Mesa Amp:

Incubus –

Wednesday, September 5

Doors 4:30, Show 6:00 pm

Tickets: $43 in advance and day-of show

Produced by Luckyman Concerts

Win Free Tickets to the Incubus Concert from Urban Art –

Urban Art Tattoo Grand Opening (new location!) Tuesday, September 4th, 6pm – 8pm

443 West Main St. in Mesa

Live remote from The Edge with live

concert ticket giveaways!

Includes passes to the Amp VIP area, hosted by Urban Art

For more information call Urban Art at 480-844-7429 or visit www.urbanarttattoo.com

Rise Against

Thursday, September 6

Doors 4:30 pm, Show 5:30 pm

Tickets: $23 in advance

$ 25 day-of show

Produced by Luckyman Concerts

Lucky Dube

HELD IN CONVENTION CENTER, BLDG C

Friday, September 7

Doors 6:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35 in advance

$ 41 day-of show

Produced by 3-Brothers Reggae Showcase Ent

Muse

Thursday, September 20

Doors 5:00 pm, Show 6:30 pm

Tickets: $30 in advance and day-of

Produced by Luckyman Concerts

Shins

Tuesday, October 9

Doors 5:30 pm, Show 7:00 pm

Tickets: $28 in advance and day-of

Produced by Stateside Presents

For tickets, visit the Mesa Amphitheatre Box Office Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Or at all Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 480-784-4444 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com



Art, conversation highlight café exhibit by quotes

Art and conversations highlight exhibit at Tempe Connections café

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Conversations,” an exhibition featuring two very active, intelligent and dedicated artists, who are as committed to art making as they are to the development of the local arts community, will be on display from July 27-Sept. 19 in Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road.

Gallery Hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

The exhibit features artist Jeff Falk, of Phoenix, who has been showing his work since 1973 and Katherine Nicholson, of Mesa, who has been showing her work since 1995. Neither had met one another before this exhibition.

While they found that they have varied experiences, these artists also share quite a few approaches to making art. They are both collectors of ideas and materials, they both collaborate with other artists on an ongoing basis and they both share a positive vision for the arts.

It was because of this shared dedication that they were asked not only to show some recent work but also to talk with each other and share their thoughts about art, collaboration and the Valley’s art scene.

Note: the artists will join moderator Rebecca Akins for Art Connections Café, an event that showcases local artists, from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Connections Café.

The Connections Café exhibitions are curated by the city of Tempe Cultural Services Division.

Information:

http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/ or 480-350-5287.



Friends of the Tempe Center for the Arts forms by quotes

Friends of the Tempe Center for the Arts forms

Volunteer group adds extra support to Tempe’s new arts facility

Tempe, AZ – The Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts has been formed by community leaders whose mission is to support the artistic activities of the Tempe Center for the Arts through grants, series funding, special projects, events and educational programs.

The group is offering memberships good through the end of 2008 with a variety of benefits.

“What was once a dream and a strategic goal of the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission has become a stunning reality,” said Gail Fisher, president and founder of the Friends. “We are rolling out the Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts to coincide with the announcement of opening weekend activities at the center on Sept. 7, 8, and 9.”

Memberships range from $100 for individuals up to $5,000 for individual/couple or corporate patrons. A Founder Donor Circle membership at $1,500 includes two tickets to the Grand Opening Gala on Sept. 9, recognition on a theater chair and lobby donor wall, invitations to artists’ receptions and a 10 percent discount in the TCA gift shop. The Grand Opening Gala is a fundraiser for the Friends.

Funds for the TCA were made possible by the citizen-driven “Yes on Prop 400” campaign, which convinced Tempe voters to support a sales tax to fund the TCA. Many of the individuals who organized that campaign have formed the Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts.

Others involved in the Friends include: Dianne Cripe, vice president; Kathy Stevens, secretary; and Scott Essex, treasurer. Board members are Scott Burge, Barb Carter, Brooke Corley, Mel Kessler, Robin Trick and honorary board member Virginia Tinsley, a longtime Tempe arts supporter.

More information on the Friends is available at www.tempe.gov/tca/friends <http://www.tempe.gov/tca/friends> or by calling 480-350-2884.



Mesa Southwest Museum by quotes
June 21, 2007, 8:45 pm
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“Your Healer Within” exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum

It is a fun human body show for the whole family! Mesa Southwest Museum =

will be hosting “Your Healer Within,” a new temporary exhibit that op= ens June 23 and continues until September 9. The exhibit focuses on the science of self-healing and self-directed wellness and looks at health =

issues you should know at every stage of life from the cradle to the grave. It features numerous inter-active tools including:

· A virtual reality tour through the immune system

· “Boarding Around Town” which has a model skeleton skateboarding=

to

music of your choice

· A virtual pond which lets you move water and melt ice with your

hand

· “Cell Warrior” which lets you imagine yourself as a white blood=

cell to help the body heal

“Your Healer Within” is a public education project of A.T. Still University in Mesa. For more than 100 years, A.T. Still University has =

been educating compassionate healthcare professionals. The University =

loaned the exhibit to the City free of charge.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with A.T. Still University to bring thi= s exciting and innovative exhibition to the City,” Mesa Southwest Museum =

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman said. The museum is the first stop fo= r the exhibit, which will be on a national tour for at least five years. =

For more information on the exhibit, contact Kathy Eastman at 480-644-566=

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or log onto www.cityofmesa.org/swmuseum/. For more information about A.T=Still University, log onto www.atsu.edu.



Exhibition examines individual, funny, hazardous nature of shoes by quotes
April 26, 2007, 7:26 pm
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 Exhibition examines individual, funny, hazardous nature of shoes

TEMPE, Ariz. – Artists Mary Consie (Mesa), Andrea Evans (Tempe/Boston) and Deb Salac examine the fun and whimsical representation of shoes in “Shoe Fetish,” an exhibition from May 4-June 28 in the United States Post Office front windows, 500 S. Mill Ave. (5th Street & Mill Avenue).

This exhibition explores the many aspects of shoes. Shoes are utilitarian. Shoes are fashion statements. Shoes are comfortable. Shoes are hazardous. Shoes are status symbols. Shoes are individual. Shoes are funny. Shoes are serious. Shoes are cool. Shoes are hot. Shoes are clean. Shoes are dirty. Shoes are storytelling. Shoes are cultural.

Shoes are required. Shoes are not permitted. Shoes are open. Shoes are closed. Shoes are high. Shoes are low. Shoes are flexible. Shoes are hard. Shoes are simple. Shoes are intricate.

Information: www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/uspo.htm.



Johann Zietsman Hired by City of Mesa for Mesa Arts Center executive director position by quotes
March 27, 2007, 6:27 pm
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Mesa hires Zietsman for Mesa Arts Center executive director position

The City of Mesa has selected Johann Zietsman for the position of executive director for the Mesa Arts Center. Zietsman will be replacing Gerry Fathauer, who is retiring March 30. He will begin his new position as executive director on June 25.

“We are excited to have Johann as part of our team, and are confident his extensive arts experience and leadership skills will be an asset to the Arts and Cultural Department,” said Chris Brady, city manager. “His background in all facets of working with and managing cultural programs will be key in developing community involvement in and awareness of these venues.”

Zietsman brings with him a wealth of experience in all aspects of arts management. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society of Performing Arts, a not-for-profit international organization of global arts leaders. He was Managing Director of VWV Events (Johannesburg, SA), Chief Executive Officer of The Playhouse Company (Durban, SA) and Director of KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (Durban, SA).

VWV Events is an events company of 16 employees billing $3.5 million for large-scale events such as car launches and marketing conventions. The Playhouse Company is a five-theater operation with a $6.5 million budget presenting over 200 productions a year. KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the leading symphonies in South Africa, is a 72-member ensemble performing a 50-week schedule of concerts. His past positions include Director of Mmabana Cultural Centre (Tuang, Bophuthatswana) and General Manager of Performing Arts Council of the Orange Free State (Bloemfontein, SA).

Zietsman received his Master Degree in Music from Ithaca College and a Bachelors degree in Architecture from University Orange Free State in South Africa.

Robert Schultz, arts administrator, will handle executive director duties in the interim.



Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs by quotes

Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs

TEMPE, Ariz. – Join Arizona State University and city representatives for coffee, a visit to the museum galleries and a lively discussion about the Schwemberger photographs, currently on display in Tempe, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 S.

Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Admission is free.

Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU West Campus, and Aleta M. Ringlero, Faculty Associate, ASU Curator, Casino Arizona, will discuss the famous photographs, which make up a collection of glass plates produced between 1902 and 1908 of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo people and places.

About 40 of these historical photographs are on display through March 30 in the library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S. Rural Road, and at the Historical Museum.

About 3rd Thirstday Night Café

3rd Thirstday Night Café features presentations about a variety of topics from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month from January to April and from September to November.

For more on the Schwemberger photographs, visit http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/letter/Winter2007.pdf

<http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/letter/Winter2007.pdf> .