Saturday, April 18 2015, 3:30 pm(doors 3pm)
SMoCA Lounge, SMoCA
(In conjunction with Modern Phoenix Expo)
7374 East 2nd Street (Scottsdale Civic Center), Scottsdale AZ
During the 1950s and 60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, the Alexander Construction Company and Walt Disney World Resort. Wexler’s designs for public buildings in the Coachella Valley of California, including the dramatic Palm Springs Airport, served as both soaring and practical models for other municipalities to emulate. Today Donald Wexler’s work is garnering new appreciation worldwide and providing inspiration for a new generation of architects.
FILMS FOR THINKERS-SPRING 2015
FOLD CRUMPLE CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI
-a film by Susan Vogel
Sunday May 31 1:30 pm
Tickets $6.00 advance, $7.00 door ($6.00 door for students with i.d.)-doors open 1/2 hour before show-time(advance Ticket link soon)
Location: Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Filmed over three years in Venice, Nsukka, and the United States, this is a powerful portrait of Africa’s most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui.
FOLD CRUMPLE CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI gives an insider’s view of the artist’s practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Here Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal—and he talks about his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make.