Posts tagged ‘family’

Phoenix Phundred Phinale

Phoenix Fundreds Finale events

Click the picture to print a copy of the events flyer!

February is the last month that Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill project will be at ASU Art Museum – the armored truck is coming to pick up our Fundreds on Feb. 25 at 10am.

To give everyone some last chances to contribute to the project, we’re holding three events to encourage you to come in and have some fun. All three are free and open to the public:

Feb. 9: The Arizona premiere screening of Mel Chin’s award-winning animated film 9-11/9-11: A Tale of Two Cities. A Tragedy of Two Times. Join us at 7 p.m. in the 3rd floor gallery.

Feb. 16: Mardi Gras at ASU Art Museum with a free concert by Phoenix band Peachcake! See a clip of the show The Planet Awesome, who interviewed Mel at the museum, have some free snacks, and earn beads for creating your Fundred and donating it to the project – then head out to the plaza for the concert! The party starts at 7 p.m.

Feb 25: Live music, museum tours and your *really last chance to create your Fundred before the truck arrives at 10am.

As always, ASU Art Museum is free to come in and free to participate, and is open to everyone.  You can come by the museum any time during regular hours as well, if you can’t make an event, to still create your own Fundred to donate. The project is located in our lobby with the materials you need until Feb. 25.

See you in the galleries,


(You can click on the graphic above to print out the flyer, too!)

January 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm 1 comment

ASU Art Museum ♥s Video Art

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Ah, I love the museum in the spring. The students are coming back with new excitement after the holiday break, the weather outside is perfect, the exhibitions at the museum are world-class (as always) and we have great annual events coming up soon!

This season is especially great for us video fans (of which I am one!):

  • We have video art as part of the new exhibition Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung, opening Jan. 9.  Four of his new pieces, to be exact.
  • We’ll be screening Mel Chin’s award-winning video work 9-11/9-11 on Feb. 2 – look for details shortly! (I was watching a bit of this earlier – it’s like an animated graphic novel and very cool.)
  • There’s a full-on video exhibition opening Feb. 20 called Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie – this will be open through May 29.
  • And wrapping it up (at least for the spring season) on April 17, the 14th Annual Short Film and Video Festival! You don’t want to miss this great evening out on the plaza behind the museum – we screen the selected films out on the back wall of the museum. Bring a chair for a really fun night out under the stars. And IT’S FREE.

Speaking of the Film Festival, this is your reminder that your deadline for submissions is Feb. 5! Check out our web site for details on how and where to send your short film for consideration into our juried festival. There’s no cost to submit your film.

Of course, we have way more going on this season than just video art. First Saturdays for Families is in full swing starting Feb. 6; the Ceramics Research Center’s studio tour weekend is Feb. 27-28 and Ceram-A-Rama is March 4-7; back by popular demand, the 2nd annual Street Party is planned for April 10 (watch this blog for more details to come!) and of course, great exhibitions year-round. (I’m really looking forward to seeing Wanxin Zhang’s Ten Year Survey exhibition).

We have a very busy spring season planned and hope you’ll join us for the fun, and the art!


January 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I stole this content

The following post comes courtesy of the City of Tempe’s Green Street Party. You can find it, plus a video and some other details, on their page that’s dedicated to the event, or you can just read below.

This is all happening outside our doors on Mill Avenue at the same time that our reception for Canalscape is happening inside the ASU Art Museum. The reception is FREE and open to everyone. Come inside to see this amazing project and what it could mean for our great city, plus food and beverages, music and a dance performance!

Thank you, Tempe (Tanya and crew) for letting me borrow your info.  Click the title link next to go straight to their site.



Green Street Tempe Party
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Tempe is taking it to the streets – in a big, green way. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown Tempe is the place to be for some good, green fun! You can shop Tempe’s carbon-neutral Community Market, featuring products created by local artists, growers and crafters; hear some great local musicians and performers at Music on Mill, celebrating Tempe’s vibrant music history; or have Drinks and Discussion at one of Tempe’s many charming restaurants. You can also check out sustainable dog houses, see a green film, and visit ASU Art Museum’s Defining Sustainability exhibition – among a variety of other fun, sustainable activities.  Please visit our website periodically for more updates.

Defining Sustainability Art Exhibit
ASU Art Museum presents, Defining Sustainability, a series of dynamic and interactive projects that will come together at the ASU Art Museum and its Ceramics Research Center to illustrate sustainability ideas. Each exhibition or project tells a simple story, an artist’s proposal for green transportation or a designer’s solution for recycled shade structures, which together convey the complexity of sustaining life on earth. The diverse projects range in materials and format, and are installed throughout the ASU Art Museum to tell stories of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. Free bus services is available from Mill Ave. to the ASU Art Museum.

ASU LEEDing the way in green building design –

Drinks and Discussions
Enjoy drinks and discussion with an industry expert at one of Tempe’s many charming restaurants and patio lounges from 7 – 9 p.m.  Enter a raffle to win great prizes by giving your business card at any Drinks and Discussion location.  Increase your odds of winning by visiting all four Drinks and Discussion locations.  Locations include:

o        La Bocca Pizzeria & Wine Bar – 699 S. Mill Avenue –

o        Studio 5C – 200 E. 5th Street – Discussion topic: Integration of Sustainable Design in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Future

o        House of Tricks– 114 E. 7th Street – Discussion topic: Think Globally, Eat Locally

o        Pho Thang Long – 414 S. Mill Avenue


Desert Doghouse Showcase & Auction
Teams of high school students will collaborate with professionals as they design and construct a sustainable doghouse.  Ten lucky students will be showcasing and auctioning off their creations at the Green Street Tempe party.  Auction will take place at 8 p.m.  All proceeds benefiting the Habitat for Humanity.

Green Film Showcase – Valley Art Theater, located in downtown Tempe on Mill Avenue, will be showcasing No Impact Man Nov. 6 through Nov 12.   Showtimes: 2:00 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Live Music – Music on Mill
Musicians and performers, covering a gamut of musical genres, will activate the streets and give visitors a positive, unique experience.  Music on Mill is a nod to Tempe’s vibrant music history, and particularly Mill Avenue, where all of the venues were located that sprouted such bands as the Gin Blossoms, The Refreshments, Dead Hot Workshop and the Meat Puppets.

Market Garden – An important component to the Market on Mill, the Market Garden is being created to help offset the carbon footprint of the event and to providing a central downtown location where residents and schools can come and learn how to garden in the desert and how to live more sustainably on their own land or porch or terrace.  It will initially include micro greens and flowers for local restaurants and the Market on Mill.  Phase 1 of the garden should be completed by Nov. 10 for the Green Street Tempe Party.  The land proposed for the garden is the southwest corner of 5th Street and Forest Avenue.

Market on Mill & Green Scene
Tempe’s first carbon neutral, “green” Market on Mill and Green Scene will include products created by local artists, growers and crafters from the greater Tempe community.  The Phoenix Permaculture Guild will be onsite offering classes and demonstrations held in the MADCAP Theater, and a market booth to respond to sustainable gardening issues and provide information on how to “do-it-yourself.”

Transportation, Parking & Maps

For more information about the Green Street event please contact, (480) 858-2215 or e-mail  Visit to connect with the City of Tempe, follow us on Twitter and get our latest news!

November 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Welcome Artist Mel Chin to ASU Art Museum!

Artist Mel Chin at ASU Art Museum Sept. 24 & 25

Artist Mel Chin at ASU Art Museum Sept. 24 & 25

We’re excited to bring Mel Chin’s project, Fundred Dollar Bill/Operation Paydirt, to ASU Art Museum this month! He’ll be giving a lecture on September 24 at the Tempe campus, which is free and offers a reception with the artist afterward. The following day is a workshop at the museum for everyone to contribute their own art to the project (which is an attempt to make post-Katrina New Orleans a lead-safe city).

All events are totally free and open to the public.  Please see our web site for more information or call us at 480.965.2787.


September 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

First Saturdays for Families is Sept. 5 at ASU Art Museum!

Model Magic pinch pots

Model Magic pinch pots

First Saturdays for Families, September 5, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This month we’ll look at the Ceramic Research Center’s exhibition Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures

Pinch pots are one of the oldest forms of ceramics and are still made today by Native Americans. Join us in the multipurpose room at the museum to make a pinch pot out of Crayola Model Magic. Kids get to keep their projects!

First Saturdays for Families is a free program that’s open to everyone. You don’t need a reservation- just stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to join the fun!

Free parking is available in museum-marked spaces just outside the Ceramics Research Center on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue at 10th Street. Just sign in at the visitors desk when you walk in.

See you Saturday!


September 1, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Family Fun Day is coming Saturday July 11!

You're Invited! Family Fun Day is on July 11, 10a.m. - 2p.m. FREE!

You're Invited! Family Fun Day is on July 11, 10a.m. - 2p.m. FREE!

July 1, 2009 at 4:45 pm

ASU Art Museum: conquering summer boredom!

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Where can you bring the kids this summer that’s fun, indoors, and isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg?

Come to ASU Art Museum! The museum is always free and open to the public, and our annual summer family exhibition is getting ready to open next Saturday, May 16. There’s even free parking (on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street, just outside of our Ceramics Research Center). So you can afford to bring the kids and spend a day learning about and having fun with art.

We also have some great, FREE, family activities coming up in addition to the exhibition:

Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, August 1, join us for First Saturdays for Families. It actually happens the first Saturday of each month here in the museum. We offer hands-on activities that are perfect for kids 4-12 and totally free! No registration is required and all materials are provided free at the museum. And kids can keep their art projects, too. It’s a great way to get creative and have fun for a day!

July is special: the first Saturday is a holiday so the museum is closed, but the *second* Saturday is Family Fun Day! July 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join us for hands-on activities, puppet show, an appearance by a KAET/Eight character, a reading area and great food-related information and art to go along with our family exhibition. All activities are free and there is no admission fee at ASU Art Museum. This is a really fun event that you won’t want to miss!

Family Fun Day is only once a year, but First Saturdays for Families is a monthly program, so mark your calendars and come on over. Don’t be bored this summer!


May 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Newer Posts

March 2023

Follow us on Twitter!

ASU Ceramics Research Center Library