6 - 9 pm
First Friday April 4, 2008
Modern Phoenicians art show
at Hoskin Ryan Consultants
201 West Indian School Road, Phx
Join us for the official kickoff reception for Modern Phoenix Week this April 4! Enjoy works by four artists and ecofriendly noshes by Cater Conscious in the iconic Valley National Bank Building designed by Herman Jacobi of Weaver and Drover in the late 50s. Come early, the building is beautiful by sunset!
Jason Hill - Silkscreen prints and photo painitngs
Regina Alexandra - Modern quilts
Al Glann - Monumental steel scuplture
Alison King - Mixed media prints and paintings
Saturday April 5: Expo and Seminars
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA]
|11:30 - 4:30 pm
||Free public expo featuring Modern Phoenix Member-owned specialty products and services related to modernism and modern contemporary design including: mid-century modern furniture, real estate, green design, interior design, custom contemporary furniture, design preservation and design education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table for your business.
Free admission to The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for Modern Phoenix Home Tour Ticketholders, including a special Modern Jewelry trunk show.
Free information and dialogue on preservation and research of mid-century design at the City of Scottsdale and City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission tables.
FREE Door prize drawing at 3:30 sponsored by Modern Phoenix members
Contact email@example.com to contribute a prize, or attend the expo to enter the free drawing. Must be present at end of expo to win.
|4 - 5:30 pm
1.5 AIA credit
Frank Henry, Adjunct Professor, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West
The Iconic Age of Modern Phoenix
Frank Henry worked for the architectural firm Weaver & Drover for 30 years, is an accomplished architect in his own right, and currently teaches at Taliesin West as a Studio Master. You may know his design work at 44th and Camelback at the old Valley National Bank branch. Having participated in Phoenix's Iconic Age of Modern architecture first-hand, Mr. Henry's illustrated talk will take us from the late 50s until the decline of traditional modernism in 1970. Mr. Henry will focus on institutional architecture and the firms and personalities that created some of Phoenix's most iconic buildings.
|2 - 2:50 pm
1 AIA credit
||David Tyda, Editor of Desert Living Magazine with guest panel
Progress + Preservation in Phoenix
Panelists include: James Trahan of 180º, Joe Herzog of [merz] project, Mark Philp of Allen + Philp Architects, Kristine Woolsey of Woolsey Studio and Bill Tonnesen of Tonnesen Inc.
David and the panel will discuss issues of development, design and growth in the Phoenix metro area with a focus on each designer's adaptive re-use of Midcentury Modern spaces.
|1 - 1:50 pm
1 AIA credit
|Debbie Abele, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Scottsdale
Experience Debbie's illustrated slide show about the specific preservation efforts of the City of Scottsdale, which regionally leads the way in MCM preservation. Ralph Haver’s Town and Country subdivision, the Village Grove subdivisions and Scottsdale Garden Apartments designation will be discussed. Social, cultural, economic and design influences on Scottsdale’s development of a mid-century “boom town” will also be addressed.
|12 - 12:50 pm
$15 (includes materials fee)
||Charlie Ray, Designer, The Green Room
Cacti and Succulents as Living Sculpture
In addition to leading the indoors out, a principle tenet of Modernsim is bringing the outdoors in. Learn how to create living modern sculpture out of low-maintenance cacti and succulents in this hands-on workshop. Plant selection, dramatic staging, top dressing, potting, aesthetics, and maintenance will be discussed.
|12 - 12:50 pm
||John Jacquemart, Historian
Researching Your Midcentury Modern Home using Primary Sources
Follow the information hound John Jacquemart through the stages of launching a quest to research midcentury Modern homes and neighborhoods using local resources and online databases. Enhanced by rich illustrations and hands-on exploration of actual historical media John has found, this workshop is perfect for the Modern homeowner wishing to discover their home's history.
|10 - 11:30 am
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||Ace Bailey, President, Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours
The Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho
Tour this iconic Scottsdale resort designed by Ed Varney in 1956 and rehabilitated beyond its glory in 2004 by Mark Philp of Allen + Philp. In addition to the standard tour, guests of Modern Phoenix will experinece an exclusive tour of one of the condominium penthouses. Refreshments provided. Tourgoers also receive special discount cards for Trader Vic’s, Café ZuZu and the VH Spa.
Tour meets at the Valley Ho. Valet Parking available
|Saturday, April 12 from 1 - 5 pm
Only a fewtickets left!
||Brandon Gore, Concrete Artisan, Gore Design Studio
Concrete Casting 101
Learn the principles of working concrete in this get-messy workshop at the Gore Design Studio. Each participant will walk away with plans and techniques for casting their own concrete coffee table. This hands-on workshop is designed and targeted for do-it-yourselfers, and as such, is closed to professionals in the concrete industry.