"Sputnik": Summer SMoCA Nights
To Celebrate the Opening of the exhibition "Space Is The Place"
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA]
7374 East Second Street
June 21, Thursday
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. midnight
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
$15 ($10 for members)
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] presents "Sputnik:" Summer SMoCA Nights on Thursday, June 21, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. SMoCA Nights is the exclusive tri-annual nightlife event where the Museum is transformed into the ultimate art party, complete with artists, fashion, DJs, bands and performers, for an eclectic evening of cutting-edge culture. This summer event launches the premiere of SMoCA's new exhibition "Space is the Place." In true space-age fashion, the event will be complimented by a range of futuristic delights-from the cache of 50s & 60s retro Sci-Fi, where we look 'back to the future,' to interpretations that lie beyond in our own 21st Century. To accompany this time-travel notion, the evening's fashion show will feature a fusion of vintage and futurism under the artistic direction of Ethan Murray and the creative team behind Urban Hair & Retro Redux.
Among the highlights will be a cosmos of live music, art and performances including spacey ambience by the electronica twosome "Alcoholiday," galactic sounds to set the tone of the runway by Seattle's DJJD and hypnotic moves by Déja Dance. Guests will also witness on-the-spot urban art from the Alphamonster art collective, painting some of the great things that come from outer space.
Guests can mingle in SMoCA's galleries to catch four new summer exhibitions: "Space Is The Place," "Modern(ist) Love: the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Harvey K. Smith Collection," "Contemporary Scandinavian Art," and the not-to-miss "southwestNET: drawing outside the lines" exhibition--the innovative group show with regional artists including work by our very own Valley art-stars Angela Ellsworth, Adria Pecora, Deborah Salac, Jen Urso and Steven Yazzie. Be sure to watch artist Jen Urso in the gallery with the unpredictable "drawing" (and melting) effects of ice in her performance titled "Ice Flow."
As always, SMoCA Nights will be featuring free appetizers, a cash bar, prizes and other rotating surprises including some delightfully cosmic accouterments from Retro Redux the new Red Hot Robot store. SMoCA Nights attendees will have the chance to get their hands on a limited edition kidrobot® Robo-Dunny as well as fab vintage pieces from the Sputnik era. Plus, astronaut coiffure survival kits from SHARPS barber & shop will be available, along with some Phoenix Valley creative "mission control" from the likes of the new PROVOKE magazine. Also back by popular demand, tarot readings by OZMA to help all of us see the future more clearly!
Advance tickets are highly recommended to avoid long lines and a sold-out event: $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Call 480-994-ARTS (2787).
Lead Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield and Infiniti.
In-Kind Sponsorships: Alphamonster art collective, Déja Dance, DJJD, Java, Phoenix New Times, PROVOKE, Red Hot Robot, Retro Redux, RJ Cook Photography, Robert Saenz, Sebring Photography, SHARPS Barber and Shop, STUDIO Model Management, Swell Pro Audio, Urban Hair, Velocity Audio Visual, WHERE Phoenix/Scottsdale.
SMoCA would also like to thank the many creative team members who made this event possible: STYLISTS: Sherelle Barber, Ambur Gore, Kristin Isaac, Antoinette Messina, Ethan Murray, Sierra Peterson, Jeff Warner; NAILS: Arturo Encinas; MAKE-UP: Michelle, Ginger Champagne, Jillian Clark, Sierra, Robert Saenz; DESIGNERS: Lisa Jacobs, Justin Lessner, Mirza Pena, Deborah Salac, Jes Switaj, Devani Weaver; STYLIST ASSISTANTS: Debbie Freedman, Haley Hargett, Amanda Locke, Jim Roselle, Meg Scanlan, Pablo Soto; MODEL COACH: Jillian Jacobsen; PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ryan Cook & Paul Sebring.
Phoenix New Times WINNER: SMoCA Nights-Best Place to See and Be Seen
Rep's Best WINNER: SMoCA Nights-Best Place to See Valley Fashion