MASHup: New Video Art
A mashup recombines elements of two or more pre‐existing songs or videos, usually by two different artists. Today’s mash‐ups mirror the ubiquity of popular culture, internet and memetics of the hive‐mind. Artists Cory Arcangel, Natalie Bookchin, Christian Marclay and Michael Robinson’s artworks pay homage to mass media: film, music, television and YouTube videos.
"The Most Of" Lit Lounge
Bringing you the Most because we're already the Best!
A special Lit Lounge on the BIG stage in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts featuring Comedy Central stage performer Shaz Bennett, The Moth Storytelling Slam (N.Y.) winner Molly McCloy, L.A. Drama Critics’Circle Award Winner playwright Kim Porter, award-winning author Hillary Carlip and more! A peek at some of our musical guests (with more to come!): Where Are All the Buffalo and Doug Bale.
Summer 2013 Opening Celebration
Join us for SMoCA's free public Summer Opening Celebration to experience three new exhibitions, plus the young@art gallery's annual summer teen Visions show. Mix + mingle, enjoy music by Djentrification in SMoCA Lounge, meet the artists + curators and see the art in style for one of our infamous thrice-annual fetes!
Edible Stories: From Desert Foods to Food Deserts
From cholla buds to Tater Tots, this interactive evening brings together performers, farmers, artists, ethnobotanists and culinary experts to share personal stories about food, place, environment, culture and health to explore our complex relationship with what we eat. In conjunction with the summer exhibition "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles."
Annual Summer Family Fun Night: In the Mood for Food
Enjoy child-friendly tours of exhibitions, including Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles. Then listen to fun songs about food by Jeff Jones and the Earthtones and create art made from items from the produce section. Pre-registration required.
Film: Ready, Set, Bag!
Presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema
"Ready, Set, Bag" is an entertaining, award-winning film presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema starring state champions across the U.S. working to win the National Grocers Association's Best Bagger Competition. The film was selected to complement SMoCA's summer exhibition "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles." Tickets: $7 at 480-874-4666 or SMoCA Front Desk. General admission seating; Doors open at 7:00p.