In an art gallery, it can be easy to forget about the complex process taking place between the object, the eyes, and the brain; as light flows through your eye, the brain flips the distorted resulting image right-side up, allowing you to see. With massive hanging installations that have featured as many as 60,000 spools of thread, Devorah Sperber simultaneously deconstructs old masterpieces and the physical experience of viewing them.read more
Parsons Dance is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry. Praised by The New York Times for its “athletic, industrious and enthusiastic dancers,” the company returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts ( SCPA) on Friday, March 9.read more
Gebert Contemporary Gallery will feature two artists; painter Michelle Stuhl and woodworker Howard Werner. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 7 – 9 p.m. Both artists will be in attendance.
The exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery, opening on March 3 through April 28, will feature two artists; Ato Ribeiro and Maximo Gonzalez. An opening reception with the artists will be held on March 3, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Beginning on February 24, Phoenix Art Museum will host the exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, celebrating the career of the Dutch fashion designer. Renowned for her use of 3-D printing, van Herpen is widely considered one of contemporary fashion’s most progressive creators, and is a favored designer of style icons, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Björk, Cara Delevingne among others.read more
From February 2 to 24, Bentley Gallery will feature the work of two artists; Daniel Brice and Jonathan Cross. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 2, from 6 – 9 p.m.read more
Arizona Opera celebrates composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with the company premiere of Candide. Fast-paced, funny and philosophical, this Tony Award-winning Broadway smash is also considered an operatic masterpiece. President and CEO, Joseph Specter, provides his perspective on bringing this opera to Arizona and how it touches him personally.read more
Forget the traffic jams, the long lines at the malls, the endless wrapping, decorating and cooking. Instead, get back to basics this holiday season with music, dance, singing and laughter. Guaranteed to get you in the spirit, here are some things to see and do around town.read more
Tosca is the quintessential opera, with all the best characteristics of this larger-than-life art form: passionate but tender love, jealousy, betrayal, evil lust, noble self-sacrifice, torture, death and heart-wrenchingly beautiful music.read more
The first mid-career survey of Sheila Pepe, an under-recognized artist best known for her immersive crocheted structures, is currently on view at Phoenix Art Museum. Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism reflects on the artist’s remarkable body of work to date, with a focus on the artist’s engagement with feminist and craft traditions that counter our notions of recognized or accepted forms of art-making. Because Pepe’s works are often site-dependent and site-responsive, they pose a critical challenge to traditional boundaries of museum display, an essential feature of her sculptural practice.read more
If you thought the summer movie season was a bit disappointing, the September offerings will make it up to you. Promising drama, suspense, comedy, intrigue and some feel-good, here are seven movies that should be worth the price of admission.read more