PhxArt Project: CityScape 2018
From November 23 through January 6, three interdisciplinary artists share their work in the CityScape complex during the annual CitySkate ice-skating season in downtown Phoenix.
Together, the projects known as PhxArt Project: CityScape include a mirrored plexiglass sculpture inspired by a passage from The New Colossus—the poem on the base of the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to the United States—by Sam Fresquez, a site-specific video installation (best viewed after sunset) by Kenaim Al-Shatti, and after December 2, a work of textile and ink created by the Museum's Arts Engagement Program participants led by Tessa Windt.
Phoenix Art Museum visitors can pick up a $5 off coupon at the Museum's Visitor Services desk for CitySkate now through January 6 or while supplies last. One coupon per person.
Text Gathering was generated through conversations by participants in the fall 2018 session of Phoenix Art Museum’s Arts Engagement Program. Participants were invited to respond to open-ended questions like ‘What do you wish for? Do you prefer to send or receive mail? How do you like to start the day?’ Reflecting on these conversations, participants distilled and reproduced their words to study the impact of material, context, and scale on our understanding of text. These banners offer new combinations that spark further poetic possibilities and a window into the imaginations of people living with dementia and their care partners.
Currently, Arts Engagement Program is supported In Honor of Helen L. Wolfe and the Shawn and Joe Lampe Fund.
See CitySkate's day-by-day schedule here. PhxArt Project: CityScape is organized by Phoenix Art Museum, and is made possible through the generosity of Red Development.