News from the City of Phoenix:
A new exhibition of artwork called “Reimagined Trash” opens Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at both the Gallery @ City Hall and Arizona Science Center. The artwork offers new perspectives on re-using materials and items recycled at the city’s 27th Avenue Solid Waste Management Facility. In 2016, Christine Lee and Ann Morton were named artists in residence for a new collaboration between the city of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program and Reimagine Phoenix – a city of Phoenix Public Works Department waste diversion initiative. The two artists worked on-site for six months, studying ways to turn recycled materials into resources for new ideas and objects. What they have come up with will surprise Phoenix residents!
The city of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Reimagine Phoenix and Arizona Science Center, is celebrating the artwork of Ann Morton and Christine Lee at both locations with a reception on Monday, March 6, 2017, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., with trolley transportation provided between both locations.
The exhibitions will be on view until August 25, 2017.
About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The public art program was established in 1986 to improve the design of the city’s buildings, spaces and infrastructure. The office is advised by a 23-member Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. For more information on the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637. Follow the office on Facebook: facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture and Twitter @phxarts_culture.
About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. The center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building, is the newest addition. This 6,500 square foot community makerspace provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking and sewing. The center also offers programs for all ages, including: Camp Innovation, Teen Science Scene, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and adults-only Science With A Twist. For further details, visit azscience.org.