July 2019 Arizona Events Include Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration
Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
July 15 - 31, 2019
This temporary exhibit explores how researchers use thousands of broken pottery fragments to uncover a variety of details, from how the pottery was made to what it was used for and to where it was produced which aren’t always obvious during examinations of whole pottery vessels. These fragments called "sherds" are preserved in storage. The exhibit shows how these sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam. Price is included with regular museum admission.
Digital Art Installation by Keneaim Ashatti
July 15 - 31, 2019
Biltmore Fashion Park
Experience a moving visual creation by Kenaim Al-Shatti focusing on live visuals, looping artworks, motion graphics,album art, editorial design, institutional design, music videos and visual emotion.
Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles
July 15 - Sept 29, 2019
Rooted in a time of unprecedented freedom to experiment from the last quarter of the 19th century, come appreciate and applaud the Navajo weavers’ individualism and creativity vividly expressed in textile art. From the hard years of imprisonment in the Bosque Redondo to their eventual return to a reservation, the ideas and events during this time of great change are woven into Navajo textiles now recognized as works of art. Price is included with paid museum admission.
Garman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River
July 16 - April 19, 2020
"Enduring the seemingly impossible with patience and dignity." This poignant and transformative exhibit demonstrates how the Japanese value gaman guided over 16,000 Japanese Americans back in World War II who were forcibly removed from the west coast to Gila River Internment Camp, near Chandler, for simply looking like the enemy with a series of photos and stories as well as list of incarcerees' names and community contributed paper cranes.
Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology
July 16 - Oct. 6, 2019
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Works of pioneering artists alongside emerging artists in the field of interactive digital art are featured in this exhibition which presents the multiple ways in which we, as users, interact with an artwork and the response or output the artwork provides in return. These interactions are meant to have you thinking about the digital footprint we leave behind in the 21st century, from texting to a simple internet search, our effects on technology as well as the meaning and boundary of the art itself. Price is included with regular museum admission.
The Addams Family
July 17 - 21 & 25 - 28, 2019
Herberger Theater Center
Price: $44 - $73
“Salt, pepper or cyanide,” this is one family dinner you won’t forget! Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. Is it too much for Wednesday to ask for "One Normal Night" as the Addams host a dinner for her fiancé and his parents?
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 19 - 20, 2019
Arizona Science Center
Come celebrate one of the greatest human achievements in science – the 50th anniversary of human’s first steps on the moon! Throughout the month of July, the Arizona Science Center commemorates the historic launch of the Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin by kicking off the celebration on July 19, Friday! Attractions include hands-on space, moon-themed activities and more Apollo-themed programming throughout the summer. Price information available at the Arizona Science Center website.
Downtown Chandler Art Walk
July 19, 2019 and Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
Historic Downtown Chandler
Photographs, pottery, blown glass, original paintings, jewelry, sculptures and more varieties of art will be on display and for sale at the Downtown Chandler Art Walk with 50 artists participating on select special Friday evenings. Now don't expect any mass-produced artwork or any imported or manufactured items here; jewelry artists must either create or design their own jewelry, and only hand-made crafts are allowed. Need a rest from your browsing? Historic Downtown Chandler also offers several snack spots and enjoy some snacks, or even some coffee and dessert.
July 20 - April 31, 2019
Desert Botanical Garden
Price: $14.95 adults, $9.95 children
Summer nights shine with this self-guided nocturnal adventure through the Desert Botanical Garden which features night blooming plants and animals that come out after-dark. Chill out too with some food and drinks.
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