Progress + Preservation

The 4th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Home Tour in Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Village Grove April 5 + 6, 2008

Home in Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Village Grove on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008

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Our Progress + Preservation event spotlighted the urgent need to practice mid-century modern design preservation while also honoring the independent spirits that create contemporary design in Phoenix. This weekend event juxtaposed local attitudes and approaches toward both Midcentury Modern and Contemporary architecture and design. We took the dialogue between past and present to the next level by bringing together a dynamic mix of creative personalities in a variety of midcentury modern-themed venues. The Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008 Actual vintage map from Allied Builders, showing Village Grove location. A map of tour homes will be distributed on the day of the event. See the flyer that comes with your tickets for details. Home in Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Village Grove on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008
The Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008

Event Hosts Matthew and Alison King, Modern Phoenix LLC

Event Partner Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Presenting Sponsors Desert Living Magazine
The Art Institute of Phoenix

Design Within Reach
The Hotel Valley Ho

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Vision Concrete
The Center of Modern Design
Jason Purcell
Nova Modern
Gore Design Co.
Stel Objekt
The Mailbox Doctor
Natural Territory
O' Companies
Ethan Allen Equitable/Sotheby's Realty
The Green Room
Retro Redux
Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Formwerks Studio
Phoenix Metro Retro American Solar Electric
a.k.a. green

Holy Click!

Metro West Development

Phillip Ponvert Designs
Valley Modern

Xerophytic Design
The Art Institute of Phoenix
The City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission

The Haver Hive
O'Steen Projects

Door prizes contributed by Homework Remodels
Formwerks Studio
Phoenix Metro Retro
Valley Modern
Holy Click!
Vision Concrete
Modern Quilts
Boon, Inc
Earl Nisbet
Back Alley Design Studio
Contact Alison
to become a door prize contributor or Sponsor in 2009. Door Prize contributions are an excellent way to reach your market of Modern lovers and show your commitment to the Modern Phoenix movement!

First Friday 6 - 9 pm FREE


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!

The Artists 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 VIEW MAP TO EXPO 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 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 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 $15 1.5 AIA credit KEYNOTE SPEAKER 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 $8 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 $8

1 AIA credit

Debbie Abele, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Scottsdale Modern 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) SOLD OUT Charlie Ray, Designer, The Green Room Cacti and Succulents as Living Sculpture SOLD OUT 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 $8 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 April 5 - OR - April 6 SOLD OUT! Ace Bailey, President, Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours The Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho SOLD OUT 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! $45 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.

Sunday April 6: Home Tour in Village Grove Designed by Schreiber Architects for Allied Homes

2 - 6 pm $25 VIEW MAP TO TOUR AREA A map of exactly where to check in on the day of tour will be mailed with your tickets. Self-guided walking tour through Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Modern Tract Homes of Village Grove. Tickets Available at 480-994-ARTS [2787]. ORDER IN ADVANCE, TICKETS WIL NOT BE ON SALE THE DAY OF TOUR. Home in Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Village Grove on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008 Seven homes designed by Charles and Arthur Schreiber for Allied Builders and surrounding neighborhoods will be open for a self-guided park-and-walk tour. These tract ranch homes feature similar floorplans but several modifications over the years. Low-pitched rooflines, covered carports, cheerful porch posts and block fenestration are all qualities Schreiber's Allied Modern Elevations share. A custom Schreiber-designed home, a Beadle home in progress, and five 60's era churches will also be on tour. Home in Charles and Arthur Schreiber's Village Grove on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2008
6 - 9 pm Free to weekend participants Retro Cocktail Hour Revisited: Modern Phoenix Afterparty sponsored by Desert Living magazine at Design Within Reach in Downtown Scottsdale.

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