Archive for February, 2010

Fundreds closing event

On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, we say goodbye to all of the creative and unique fundreds that have been donated by our local community members to the Fundred Dollar Bill project. The project’s armored vehicle will arrive at ASU Art Museum at 10 a.m. to pick up our fake Bennies and then continue on until fundreds from around the country are delivered together in Washington, D.C.

To celebrate, we’ll have light refreshments and live music, and special performance art by ASU students. This will be your last chance to participate at the museum, too – we’ll have everything you need to create your own fundred, provided free!, to donate to the project. (After the 25th, you can still go online to Fundred.org to download templates and mail them in. You can also go there for more information on the entire project. )

See you at the museum!

-diane

February 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm

WIN passes to the Rooftop Party at the W!

Win free party passes with your Facebook photos!

Two people will get the opportunity to attend the Ceram-A-Rama gala weekend DJ pumping After Party

at the W Hotel in Scottsdale for FREE!

Here’s How:

1. Attend our free ASU Art Museum season opening reception on Friday, February 19, from 7-9pm.

2. Take a picture of yourself at the opening reception, making sure to follow all museum rules regarding the care of the artwork (i.e., no touching, no flash photography).

3. Post the picture to Facebook using the tag feature to tag both the ASUart Museumstaff and yourself in the image.

4. Next week we will collect all the names of the individuals tagged in the images and verify that the images were taken during the Friday opening reception. One person will be selected based on the creativity of the image and another will be selected randomly for free entry into the Ceram-A-Rama gala weekend DJ pumping After Party at the W Hotel on March 6, 2010.

Click here for more information on the weekend of activities during Ceram-A-Rama.

ASU Art Museum staff on Facebook

Please remember that respect for the artwork  on exhibition is first and foremost. Have fun and be creative!

If you don’t win free tickets but still want to come to this rockin’ party, tickets are only $25 and you can even get them at the door.  See you at the W!

-diane

February 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Congratulations for some ASU Art Museum friends

Check out this article by Kathleen Vanesian in Phoenix New Times, about three artists from the Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale who were hand-picked to show at the 17th Biennale of Sydney: ASU Herberger Institute’s own Angela Ellsworth, whose work was in ASU Art Museum not all that long ago, Claudio Dicochea, who earned his MFA from Arizona State University just last year, according to the article, and Enrique Chagoya, who has paintings included in ASU Art Museum’s collection.

Congratulations, all!

-diane

February 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Top Three Things to do at ASU Art Museum!

We  have a new way to share what’s happening at ASUArt Museum with you – iPhone video! I hope you enjoy this quick look at the top things going on at the museum right now- this month we feature artists Wanxin Zhang and Gordon Cheung, and our biannual event, Ceram-a-Rama, that benefits exhibitions and education programs at our Ceramics Research Center.

And thanks to Dawn, who did a great job despite my nearly last-minute recruitment for this gig!

-Diane

February 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Ceram-a-Rama details

Ceram-a-Rama benefits the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center presents its bi-annual ceramics gala

CERAM-A-RAMA: A (*really) Progressive Clay Affair

March 4-7, 2010

Four days of events include tours of private homes, exhibitions, live and silent auctions.

The Saturday night event will hop from Ceramics Research Center to Camelview Optima in Scottsdale to a DJ pumping After Party at the W Hotel.

Guest of honor for the weekend event is internationally renowned artist Jun Kaneko.

Entry to the Saturday night (March 6) gala cocktail party, standing dinner, auctions and after party is $150 per person.

All-inclusive weekend packages are available for $550 per person and include all events March 4 – 7.

Entry to the W Hotel After Party only is just $25 per person.

For tickets, event information or view auction items, visit the website to download the reservation form.

For general questions contact: Cyndi Coon at 480.734.5178 or email Cyndi.Coon@asu.edu.

February 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

2nd Annual Street Party announcement from ASU Art Museum!

News Flash!  The 2nd Annual Street Party is official! Here are the details:

2ND ANNUAL STREET PARTY to benefit ASU Art Museum

April 10, 2010

4 – 10pm

Event location: Hoskin Ryan Consultants, Inc. property, 2nd Ave and Indian School Road, Phoenix

*Entry is only $5 per person at the gate; kids 12 and under are free.

The ASU Art Museum Street Party is an exciting annual event that includes live bands, hands-on art activities for kids until sundown, and an on-site exhibition of work by local artists curated by the ASU Art Museum. We can now announce that self-described “Acoustic Symphony Indie Rock” band Dry River Yacht Club is confirmed to play that night!

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event, and an Indie Chic art fair  will have beautiful hand-made arts and crafts for sale by local artists (remember the one at the museum back in December? Yeah, it’s like that! :)

Proceeds from the event benefit ASU Art Museum’s exhibitions, programs and educational outreach. Last year’s event was VOTED BEST OF PHOENIX in Phoenix New Times.

Keep watching our blog as more bands and vendors are announced!

DJ Brazilia at the 2009 Street Party for ASU Art Museum
DJ Brazilia at the 2009 Street Party for ASU Art Museum

February 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

School of Dance performance art at ASU Art Museum

We were excited to have Yeongwen Lee from the ASU School of Dance and some students working on a project here at the museum yesterday. In case you missed it, here’s a three-minute video of clips I shot during the afternoon.

We love it when students find unique and beautiful ways of using the museum.

-diane

February 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm


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