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The Gallery @ the Library

Scottsdale Public Art in partnership with the Scottsdale Public Library present exhibitions and educational programming that strengthens awareness of the arts and stimulates community dialogue.


Footprints on the Desert:

Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona

  September 15 - December 31, 2018 // Civic Center Gallery

 

Scottsdale Public Art, in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Arizona Heritage Center and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, presents Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 at the Gallery @ the Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Boulevard.

Celebrate the "greatest American architect of all time" (American Institute of Architects) with the exhibition, which features notable Wright-designed buildings in Arizona, including Wright’s own winter home, studio and school: Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale.

Other Wright projects featured through images and artifacts include the David Wright House and the Harold C. Price House. Footprints on the Desert also offers the chance to see additional Wright designs that were never built.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6:30–8 p.m. Scottsdale architect Vernon Swaback, a Wright apprentice and former director of planning for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will speak.


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Exhibit Workshops and Events @ the Gallery:

Opening Reception with Special Guest Vernon Swaback

Friday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

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The Stones of Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Petroglyphs of Paradise Valley with Preservation Archaeologist, Aaron Wright

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

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Nature’s Abstractions

Monday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. - noon
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Participants in this all-ages workshop will explore the patterns and shapes found in nature as they draw a Frank Lloyd Wright-style stained glass design.

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Arizona Kids Build presents Let’s Build It!

Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Children in grades 4-6 will learn how to draw to scale and will build a model of a shelter they design in this all-day workshop.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

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Organic Architecture and the Sustaining Ecosystem with Stuart Graff

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America documentary and Q & A with Jeff Goodman

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

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Inspiring Aspiring Architects

Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

In this workshop for ages 13–18, participants will meet professional architects and work together to design and build models.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events

Arizona Kids Build presents: Let’s Build It!

Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Children in grades 4-6 will learn how to draw to scale and will build a model of a shelter they design in this all-day workshop.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events


Upcoming Exhibitions:

TBA

 

The Gallery @ the Library
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.



The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library


Historic Scottsdale:

Live, Work and Play in the Early 20th Century


  September 4 – October 31, 2018 // Appaloosa Gallery

Take a peek back in time with Historic Scottsdale: Live, Work and Play in the Early 20th Century, a newly curated photo exhibition featuring dozens of historic photographs.

This show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Bennie Gonzales-designed Scottsdale City Hall and Civic Center Library in October 1968. Scottsdale Public Art is hosting this exhibition in conjunction with the city's other Scottsdale Celebrate '68 events in October.

"It's a perfect time to reflect on the history of every corner of Scottsdale and the men and women who comprise our history," said Joan Fudala, a community historian who wrote the text for the exhibition. "A stroll along the wall of photos at Appaloosa can't help but instill a pride of place, and perhaps make a connection to something in your past, too, no matter where you came from or what era you consider your own."

The exhibition is designed to help modern residents imagine what life was like in Scottsdale 50 to 100 years ago. Through these photographs, visitors will peer through windows into the past, observing the pioneers of Scottsdale and how they lived their lives, from farming and ranching to recreation and the beginnings of tourism and health care.

The photos were chosen from among the thousands of digitized photos in the Scottsdale Heritage Connection, a partnership of community organizations that celebrate Scottsdale history. They depict ordinary folks shopping at the general store, building canals, hunting and riding in early automobiles. Children attended classes at the Little Red School House and eventually Scottsdale High School. They swam in the canals - when it was still allowed - and played marbles on dirt roads.

Hours:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information call 480-874-4645.


Exhibit Workshops and Events @ the Gallery:


Upcoming Exhibitions:

TBA

The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library
Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.


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