Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week
We know, the beginning of the work week sucks. But if you take a quick look at the calendar, you'll see we're off to a pretty good week of art events, sports games, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend...
Juan Diego Pérez Arias
Monday, November 19: Miradas: Insights From the Backroads of a Hidden Country @ Heard Museum
If you're reading this, it's probable that you picked up our latest issue surrounded by inescapable marvels of technology and industrialism. Cars and trucks filled with cell-phone-toting materialists whiz by in succession to the beat of competitive drums. With the exception of an occasional trek to the Rim or Grand Canyon (and even then), we rarely come close to an iota of humanistic serenity.
Thanks to photographer Juan Diego Perez Arias, we get a glimpse of true purity and solitude in his latest contribution "Miradas: Insights From the Backroads of a Hidden Country." Here we peek into the lives and surroundings of indigenous Ecuadorians through Arias' vibrant color stills that capture a true culture unscathed by satellite-programmed influence.
In longstanding tradition, the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, adds another piece of postmodern history to its collection for us not just to appreciate but to aid in distinguishing necessity from desire. -- Craig Smith
Tuesday, November 20: Idiomatic Sequences @ Gallery 100
To see the latest batch of talent emerging from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, look no further than Gallery 100 on Tuesday, November 20.
Drawing majors, including JeanRene Broe, Kathryn Herrick, Michael Holmes, Kristine Ponte, Aimee Shelton, and fibers major Jordan Vance will showcase their latest work in "Idiomatic Sequences," a bachelor of fine arts thesis show that varies in medium, subject, and style. According to the students, the exhibition merges "the parallel and intersecting art lines of 2D-traditional, digital drawing, and physical material-based art." -- Claire Lawton