Have you got the fever? If so, make a night of it with SMoCA Nights after-hours art event “Valley Fever” Thursday, March 12. If you have yet to attend one of SMoCA Night’s crafty soirees, you are in for a real treat. Valley Fever in particular is set to feature some of the finest talent in the Valley, including only the best live music & DJs, innovative artistic performances, art interventions and fashion.
Guests who attend Valley Fever will catch an exclusive sneak preview of the performance art vignettes from the upcoming Valley Fever Arts Festival and Phoenix Fringe Festival. In addition, Arizona artist Kjellgren Alkire, who is part of SMoCA’s Seriously Funny exhibition, will debut a special live performance at 9:30 p.m. Alkire’s live antics as Reverend Roughstock & The Jesus Rodeo were honored with a Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix Award in 2007.
As for the music, DJs Jared Alan, William Reed and Dk.Strickler & World Famous Rani g will ignite the evening with a diverse range of styles while a selection of live local bands will create the “fever” with an energetic beat. At 10:30 p.m., a newly-designed premiere fashion show by Duc Liao & Lisa Macchiaroli will top off the evening, featuring the chic and elegant models of The Agency Arizona.
Advance tickets are highly recommended. $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Call 480.994.ARTS for tickets and visit www.smoca.org for more information.
About SMoCA: Celebrating its 10th year, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is the only museum in Arizona devoted to the art, architecture and design of our time. Global in its focus, the Museum is a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest, serving local audiences as well as visitors from throughout the United States and abroad. SMoCA was designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder and is a remarkable renovation of a former movie theatre. It boasts five galleries for showcasing new exhibitions and works from the Museum’s growing permanent collection. SMoCA also features an outdoor sculpture garden housing James Turrell’s Knight Rise, one of the renowned artist’s few public skyspaces, and Scrim Wall, a monumental curtain of prismatic glass by James Carpenter Design Associates.
Not just a museum, SMoCA features many educational programs and special events for adults and families, including lectures, docent-led tours, workshops and classes. The Store @ SMoCA offers classic design objects and furnishings, contemporary jewelry, art and architecture books and imaginative gifts for all occasions.
The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, to administer certain city arts and cultural projects and to manage the City-owned Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and the Scottsdale Public Art Program. The programs of the Scottsdale Cultural Council are made possible, in part, by the support of members and donors and grants received from the Arizona Commission on the Arts through appropriations from the Arizona State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.