Art Scene

Art Scene

With the dog days of summer nearly upon us now, there’s no denying—it’s hot out there. With temperatures averaging 100+ degrees in the Valley of the Sun, beat the heat with some of the “coolest” artworks from the PhxArt collection, including sun and swimwear from our renowned fashion collection. Plus, we’ve included our usual reading, viewing, and playlists inspired by this week’s virtual-visit theme to help transport you to more temperate climes.

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The Arts

The Arts

Arizona Opera is thrilled to announce its production line-up and casting for the 2019/2020 Season, delivering thought-provoking new works, beloved classic operas, and the revival of an immensely popular modern masterwork premiered by Arizona Opera. The reveal of the upcoming Season is accompanied by the exciting announcement of Arizona Opera’s commissioning of its second world premiere.

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The Arts

The Arts

Although I’m really not sure how the contemporary term “beach reads” came about, I do know that our sizzling triple-digit temps require a break from my normally hectic routine. I do read throughout the year, but the lazy days of summer give me the opportunity to read more. Whether you’ll be lounging by the ocean, taking in the clean mountain air or floating poolside, you’ll need a good book to keep you company. Here are some of our new favorites, a few of which might belong in your suitcase.

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The Arts

The Arts

Experience The Phoenix Symphony as you never have before. For the first time in the Symphony’s 70 plus years, they will stretch its traditional format with a series that brings the live musical experience to the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District.

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The Arts

The Arts

Under the direction of Mark Clements, Australian playwright Andrew Bovell’s poignant and powerful script is making its American premiere. A co-production of Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Company, Things I Know To Be True opens at the Herberger Theater on Thursday, May 16. Hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “Five Stars! A thing of beauty. An absolute gem,” the play follows a year in the life of the Price Family.

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The Arts

The Arts

Under the direction of Mark Clements, Australian playwright Andrew Bovell’s poignant and powerful script is making its American premiere. A co-production of Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Company, Things I Know To Be True opens at the Herberger Theater on Thursday, May 16. Hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “Five Stars! A thing of beauty. An absolute gem,” the play follows a year in the life of the Price Family.

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The Arts

The Arts

The full realm of the human psyche exists beyond the technological shackles and mundane logistics so pervasive in the early 21st century.  The artists of At the Doors of Perception, a group exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery opening May 11, 2019, employ various mediums to present artworks as potential methods to escape the confines of the conforming ego and self-conscious brain, and access radical aesthetic and psychic transformation in worlds beyond the sublunary.

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The Arts

The Arts

As a performer, Ib Andersen amassed an impressive dual résumé as a critically acclaimed ballet dancer in both the classical and contemporary genres. First, as Royal Danish Ballet’s youngest-ever principal male dancer, he was accomplished in the reserved restraint and lyrical training of August Bournonville. Then, as the last George Balanchine protégé at New York City Ballet, Andersen shifted gears to learn a new language: the bold, almost-brazen aesthetic of combining steps at lighting speed.

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The Arts

The Arts

In celebration of this year’s upcoming 50th anniversary of NASA’s successful Apollo 11 mission and coinciding with the theatrical release of Universal Pictures’ First Man, Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West, presents Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon.

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THE ARTS

THE ARTS

The exhibition, spanning four centuries, explores the influence of flowers on fashion and includes designs by Prada, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Comme des Garçons, Charles James and Slava Zaitsev among others.

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