Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your
Acclaimed for her unique blend of high and low-tech materials, artist Julianne Swartz often makes the ephemeral presence of the viewer fundamental to her work. Her art quietly celebrates contradictions and dichotomies that invite us to slow down and sharpen our senses.
Narrow Road to the Interior
contemporary Japanese artists
Narrow Road to the Interior, takes readers on a pilgrimage—both worldly and immaterial. The artists in this exhibition also evoke the idea of earthly and spiritual passage in paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations using elemental materials such as wood, paper, ash, minerals and ink.
Senior Tours: Second Wednesdays
Free Senior Tours on 2nd Wednesdays
Our next free Senior Tour is this week on December 11th at 1:30pm! Every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm (through May 14), seniors can enjoy and explore SMoCA's exhibitions with a Docent-guided tour and light refreshments. These tours are free with your RSVP: 480-874-4641.
Love Songs (Without Love)
Serenade your sweetie. Belt a ballad to your beloved. But, don't use the word LOVE. SMoCA invites experienced and inexperienced songwriters and musicians alike to an unconventional open mic competition in SMoCA Lounge. Come to listen or come to sing. And, if you’re lucky, you might win a date (non-date) for two chaperoned by Emily Stamey, Manager of Mischief and Tania Katan, Producer of Shenanigans.
Artist Talk: Julianne Swartz
Beautiful and strange; sturdy and delicate, intimate and public--these are but a few of the contradictions used to describe Julianne Swartz's engaging sculptures and installations. The artist will speak about the ideas and methods that inform her work, and former SMoCA curator Cassandra Coblentz returns to Scottsdale to engage Swartz and the audience in conversation. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Film: Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Presented by No Festival Required
“Time Zero" is a documentary that tells the story of the last year of Polaroid film in three acts: history and employees, the discontinuation of instant film and the grass-roots movement to keep it alive and “The Impossible Project” goal to re-invent instant film. Steve Weiss, No Festival Required Executive Director and author of “Little Pictures:Spectra Polaroids,” will introduce the film with examples of various Polaroid films and usages that pre-date the “Time Zero” integral film.