CO-OPhx Fashion, Art, & Food Events
CO-OPhx is an organization of inspired individuals who’s mission is to foster meaningful connections and build community in Phoenix through fashion, art and food events. Though each event is unique, they are connected by sustainable, creative and philanthropic components. It is through our cooperative concept that attendees, business collaborators and CO-OPhx organizers become an integral part of the magic.
Janet Echelman’s Her Secret Is Patience, 2009 Project description from the artist’s site: “This project makes visible to the human eye the patterns of desert winds. During the day, sunlight projects patterned shadow drawings onto the ground and pedestrians on their daily paths. At night, the colored illumination gradually changes color through the seasons. The large three-dimensional multi-layered form is created by a combination of hand and machine knotting of recyclable high-tenacity colored polyester that is replaced in new color variations at intervals.
The Shemer Art Center and Museum, located at 5005 E. Camelback Rd., is a community resource for a diverse selection of art classes and workshops paired with a museum and exhibition space for local artists. Classes are available to the community in mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry design and casting.
Phoenix’s Warehouse District
The Downtown Phoenix Journal visits with Michael Levine, the outspoken visionary behind several rehabbed historic buildings in Phoenix’s Warehouse District, including Bentley Projects, the Duce, and Levine Machine.
Jacqueline Dunford, “Sir Duke” (Official Video)
Numerous movies, television shows, and music videos have been filmed in Phoenix. In this music video Jacqueline Dunford covers “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder along Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix.
The Torch Theatre company came out of a collection of like-minded professional improvisors that joined forces to make a stronger, more creative longform community in Phoenix. It is modeled on the heart of theatrical improv: We are stronger together than we are alone. Each performance at The Torch is a new experience. Comedy happens here every weekend, join us!
The Phoenix Fridas is an art collective founded in 2004 by Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica. Inspired by craft groups springing up all over the country at the time, Kathy invited her friends to come together as a fun way to celebrate and indulge in the Chicano craft experience. Her goal is to promote and motivate Latinas to join in the art and craft movement.
The Limit Club, “Shake” (Official Video)
Numerous movies, television shows, and music videos have been filmed in Phoenix. Here’s one music video by The Limit Club shot at The Clarendon Hotel in midtown Phoenix.
Graffiti Mural Art
Mural art with a graffiti flair is helping to bring color to buildings around Phoenix. Here’s a video called “color in the desert” by Jack Schwitz that showcases the mural art painted on one downtown structure.
“One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most innovative, unusual and personal works of architecture. Built in 1950-52, it is the only residence by the world-famous architect that is based on the circular spiral plan of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, whose construction followed it by six years. When the house was first published in 1953, it was stated that no other Wright house since Fallingwater was as praiseworthy and remarkable. Since then its reputation has only increased and several architectural historians and architecture critics consider it to be among the 20 most significant Wright buildings. The spatial design, the processional movement through the patio and along the spiral ramp, the custom-designed concrete-block detailing, and the total interior design all give this house a spectacular expression especially appropriate to the desert environment.” Neil Levine, architectural historian and Harvard professor
Get out of the heat and into some cool workshops! The Art Institute of Phoenix hosts Beat the Heat Workshops all summer long. Check out what is going on and register today!
#evfn is an IRL [in real life] weekly social gathering organized via the webbernets. It stands for East Valley Friday Nights and yes, you are invited.
CreativeMornings is a monthly, free breakfast lecture series, started by swissmiss in New York City. The Phoenix chapter is hosted by Jess Trounce. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30 a.m. with the topic presentation starting at 9 a.m. and everyone taking off for work at 10 a.m. CreativeMornings are free of charge.
Jazz in Arizona (Jazz in AZ) is committed to the presentation of LIVE JAZZ – America’s original art form – and to cultivating future jazz musicians, educators, and audiences through education, scholarship, and community outreach programs. Find Jazz in AZ at The Nash, their new downtown Phoenix education and performance center.
The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, named Ro Ho En, is an authentic 3 1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand picked rock, stone footbridges, lanterns, and more than 50 varieties of plants. As you stroll the path, you will enjoy flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall, and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful Koi fish.