Top Five Phoenix Arts and Culture Stories of the Week
Jen Deveroux Seeking Submissions for Valentine's Day-Themed Photography Show
Untitled by Tate Hemlock
When it comes to Valentine's Day, there are generally two types of people: Those who are totally twitterpated with a celebration devoted to hearts, flowers, and romance, and those jilted or cynical folks who either are refugees from multiple bad relationships or simply don't give an eff about the occasion.
With this in mind, Jen Deveroux is hoping that the all-photography group exhibition inspired by Valentine's Day that she's organizing will offer works that will pique the interest of both lovers and haters of the hearts-and-flowers holiday. As such, the nightlife promoter is seeking photos from local shutterbugs that either commemorate or condemn the notion of love and romance.
The currently untitled exhibition -- which will be on display at Gypsy Bar on Saturday, February 9 -- will feature photos encompassing all manner of subjects related to matters of the heart.
1920s Fashion Shows a Leap Forward at Phoenix Art Museum
Ken Howie A dress designed by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
The 1920s made a whole lot of noise. On the precipice of the Great Depression, the decade made its mark on American history with glamorous living and social evolution. World War I had ended. The stock market boomed. Prohibition banned booze. Formality lost. Optimism won.
Women got the vote. And their hemlines rose.
This fashion movement is the subject of Phoenix Art Museum's exhibition "Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920s." The decade saw the greatest forward leap in clothing innovation of the past century, when stretch fabric was invented, straight-line cuts rejected feminine curves, and dresses' dropped waistlines drew athletic silhouettes.