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August 2016

Encounter: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

August 25, 2016 - November 26, 2016
ASU Art Museum, Tempe Campus, 51 E 10th St
Tempe, Arizona 85287
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Free
Better to have loved

Presented by ASU Art Museum. Supported by CALA Alliance and the Helme Prinzen Endowment. "Encounter: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" is an installation and exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda that focuses on the still life. Pereda will display — upside down — several still life paintings from the ASU Art Museum collection alongside his own work, the first in a new series of still life videos, which were filmed inside a…

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September 2016

Oasis: Art Installation by Ana Teresa Fernández

September 24, 2016 // 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project, 2801 South 7th Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
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PROJECT UNVEILING AND RECEPTION with Ana Teresa Fernández Ana Teresa Fernandez’s site-specific installation at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area at 7th Avenue and lower Buckeye uses reflective materials to capture the desert landscape and create the illusion of water. The work grapples with Fernandez’s ongoing themes of beauty and destruction, human rights and land displacement as well as referencing the history of land art. Oasis is organized as part of the exhibition Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta, on…

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October 2016

Crossfade LAB with Rita Indiana and Calexico

October 3, 2016 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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  Crossfade LAB welcomes Dominican-born writer, composer, and performance artist Rita Indiana and the Tucson, Arizona based band Calexico. Whether through music or literature, live performance or composition, the Caribbean or the U.S. Southwest, both artists have paid keen attention to issues of national tradition and the borders of identity, while delving into the roles of mythology, popular culture, and cultural heritage in how everyday people survive and thrive amidst precarious conditions. Moderated by Crossfade LAB co-curator Josh Kun, the…

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Radio Healer: Re-imagined Indigenous Ceremonies

October 28, 2016 // 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Join Phoenix, Arizona indigenous artist collective Radio Healer for an immersive performance on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum that uses tools, regalia, video, and sound to perform artworks that make the everyday familiar seem strange. Supported by an artist grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and building on over 10 years of exploration, the collective has combined technology, cultural practices, critical thinking, and community outreach into a singular experience using indigenous tools, which they created to…

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November 2016

Community Movement Workshop with Ana Maria Alvarez from CONTRA-TIEMPO

November 4, 2016 // 5:30 pm - November 5, 2016 // 7:00 pm
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Artistic Director and Choreographer of CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater, Ana Maria Alvarez, for a movement workshop for dancers and non-dancers focusing on storytelling through the body. This event is free. Advance registration is required. Click More Info button to register. Ana Maria Alvarez and the dancers of Los Angeles based CONTRA-TIEMPO are a breath of fresh air on the international dance scene, integrating vibrant expression of Latina/o culture, the complexities of contemporary America and passionate, nuanced dance artistry in a signature…

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First Friday Movement LAB: Agua

November 4, 2016 // 7:30 pm - November 5, 2016 // 9:00 pm
Civic Space Park, 424 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, 85004 United States
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Join us this First Friday to move, dance and create in connection with Ana Maria Alvarez/CONTRA-TIEMPO's newest work, AGUA FURIOSA, and in collaboration with Phoenix dancers Taimy Miranda and Joan Rodriguez (Havana/Phoenix). All ages and abilities are welcome. No background in dance or performance is required.  CONTRA-TIEMPO will be featured on the ASU Gammage Beyond series and present their newest evening-length dance/theater work AGUA FURIOSA on November 12. Visit asugammage.com for more information. From Havana, Cuba, Taimy Miranda is a graduate of Escuela Nacional de…

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Writing and Acting Workshop with Richard Montoya

November 14, 2016 // 6:30 pm - November 15, 2016 // 12:00 am
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Richard Montoya, co-founder of Chicano theatre group Culture Clash, for a writing and acting workshop. Participants will focus on the use of satire and humor to address social and culturally relevant content. This workshop is ideal for playwrights and actors whose work addresses identity and social justice. The workshop will be introduced by Ricky Araiza, Artistic Director of Teatro Bravo. Workshop size is limited; advance registration is required. Presented in partnership with Arizona Commission on the Arts, ASU – SFDT Performance…

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Radio Healer: Re-imagined Indigenous Ceremonies

November 18, 2016 // 7:00 pm - November 19, 2016 // 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Free

Join Phoenix, Arizona indigenous artist collective Radio Healer for an immersive performance on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum that uses tools, regalia, video, and sound to perform artworks that make the everyday familiar seem strange. Supported by an artist grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and building on over 10 years of exploration, the collective has combined technology, cultural practices, critical thinking, and community outreach into a singular experience using indigenous tools, which they created to…

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December 2016

Radio Healer: Re-imagined Indigenous Ceremonies

December 16, 2016 // 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Free

*Due to rain forecast, this event will take place indoors. Join Phoenix, Arizona indigenous artist collective Radio Healer for an immersive performance on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum that uses tools, regalia, video, and sound to perform artworks that make the everyday familiar seem strange. Supported by an artist grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and building on over 10 years of exploration, the collective has combined technology, cultural practices, critical thinking, and community outreach into…

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January 2017

Radio Healer: Re-imagined Indigenous Ceremonies

January 27, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Free

Join Phoenix, Arizona indigenous artist collective Radio Healer for an immersive performance on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum that uses tools, regalia, video, and sound to perform artworks that make the everyday familiar seem strange. Supported by an artist grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and building on over 10 years of exploration, the collective has combined technology, cultural practices, critical thinking, and community outreach into a singular experience using indigenous tools, which they created to…

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Crossfade LAB with Julieta Venegas and Rafa Esparza

January 30, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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$20

  The third edition of Crossfade LAB will stage an intimate, experimental conversation between Grammy award-winning Mexican musician Julieta Venegas and acclaimed Los Angeles artist Rafa Esparza. Moderated by 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, the evening will include music and performance and will explore themes that move across the work of both Venegas and Esparza: love and land, memory and masks, and the many ways songs and art can help our bodies to make sense of, and survive, history. Crossfade…

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Performance Workshop with Rafa Esparza

January 31, 2017 // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Black Theater Troupe, 1333 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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  Join us for a workshop with multidisciplinary artist Rafa Esparza that explores concepts of durational performance and the ways our bodies are sites of knowledge, labor, presence and trust. Workshop is limited to 25 participants; all levels of experience and ability are welcome. Los Angeles artist Rafa Esparza creates works of installation, sculpture, painting and live performance. His art often takes the form of physically exhaustive performances and installations centered largely on the making of adobe bricks, produced in collaboration with his father…

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February 2017

Artist Talk: Rafa Esparza

February 1, 2017 // 6:00 pm - February 2, 2017 // 8:00 pm
ASU Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant St., Phoenix 85004
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Los Angeles artist Rafa Esparza creates works of installation, sculpture, painting and live performance. His art often takes the form of physically exhaustive performances and installations centered largely on the making of adobe bricks, produced in collaboration with his father and family members. Rafa will be a featured artist in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

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GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas

February 28, 2017 - April 10, 2017

  GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). Beginning in 2017, GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas will offer fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco.…

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March 2017

Info Session: GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas

March 28, 2017 // 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ASU Project Space at Combine Studios, 821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

  Learn more about GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas, an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). We will discuss general program information as well as tips for preparing your online application. GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists…

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April 2017

Artist-in-Residence: Betsabeé Romero

April 2, 2017 - April 10, 2017
Free

CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona. For over 15 years, Betsabeé Romero’s work has paid attention to issues of migration and mobility through the symbols and everyday rituals of the culture of global consumption, such as cars, tattoos and urban signage. During her Phoenix residency, Romero will present a variety of public programs and engagements free…

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Artist Talk: Betsabeé Romero

April 5, 2017 // 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join us for a lecture with contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero. For over 15 years, Romero’s work has paid attention to issues of migration and mobility through the symbols and everyday rituals of the culture of global consumption, such as cars, tattoos and urban signage. During her Phoenix residency, Romero will present a variety of public programs and engagements free and open to the public. She will also collaborate with local artists and community members to create site-specific projects connected to her ongoing…

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Project Unveiling and Community Reception: Betsabeé Romero

April 9, 2017 // 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Growhouse 2.0, 1025 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
Free

Join us for a community reception and project unveiling with Mexican contemporary artist Betsabeé Romero. As part of her Phoenix residency April 3-10, Romero will collaborate with Arizona artists and community members to create a temporary art project connected to her practice of modifying cars as a platform for addressing social and cultural issues. Come for food and a meet-and-greet with the artists! Participating artists: Estrella Payton, Martin Moreno, Gloria Casillas, Leonor Aispuro, Jenea Sanchez, Oliverio Balcells and Giovana Aviles. This program…

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Third Friday: Temporary Art Installation / Betsabeé Romero and Arizona Artists

April 21, 2017 // 5:00 pm - April 22, 2017 // 7:00 pm
Growhouse 2.0, 1025 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
Free

Join us for a Third Friday viewing of Mexican contemporary artist Betsabeé Romero's temporary art installation Para Un Muro Ensimismado. During her Phoenix residency April 3-10, Romero collaborated with Arizona artists to create a site-specific project connecting global histories of migration and power. Collaborating Arizona Artists: Estrella Payton, Martin Moreno, Gloria Casillas, Leonor Aispuro, Jenea Sanchez, Oliverio Balcells and Giovana Aviles. This program is organized by CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and in collaboration with Growhouse 2.0…

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May 2017

First Friday Closing: Temporary Art Installation / Betsabeé Romero and Arizona Artists

May 5, 2017 // 6:30 pm - May 6, 2017 // 8:00 pm
Growhouse 2.0, 1025 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
Free

*This event runs from 6:30-8:00pm on May 5 Join us for the closing of Para Un Muro Ensimismado, Mexican contemporary artist Betsabeé Romero's temporary art installation. During her Phoenix residency April 3-10, Romero collaborated with Arizona artists to create a site-specific project connecting global histories of migration and power. Collaborating Arizona Artists: Estrella Payton, Martin Moreno, Gloria Casillas, Leonor Aispuro, Jenea Sanchez, Oliverio Balcells and Giovana Aviles. This program is organized by CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the…

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Crossfade LAB with Helado Negro and Nao Bustamante

May 15, 2017 // 7:00 pm - May 16, 2017 // 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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$20

  The fourth installment of Crossfade LAB will stage an experimental encounter between the internationally-known multi-disciplinary artist Nao Bustamante and the acclaimed musician and recording artist Helado Negro. Calling on immigrant geographies that run from Mexico to Ecuador-- and span California, South Florida, and Brooklyn in between-- both artists have used performance, masquerade, and wit to re-imagine Latinx aesthetics, history, and politics. Moderated by Crossfade Lab co-curator and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, the evening will mix live performances and collaborations with…

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June 2017

Exhibition Preview: Dead, Dead, Live, Dead

June 1, 2017 // 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ASU Art Museum, Tempe Campus, 51 E 10th St
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Free

Special Exhibition Preview: June 1 Exhibition runs June 10 - September 2 Gabriel Rico is the first artist-in-residence for GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas program, where artists from both cities are chosen to develop new work in Guadalajara, Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. For his first museum exhibition in the United Sates, "Dead, Dead, Live, Dead," Rico will create an installation of new works using materials such as taxidermy animals, neon and found natural objects to address the relationship between nature, architecture and…

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How I Became an Artista Celebrates Celia Cruz

June 2, 2017 // 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Verde Park, 916 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
Free

*This event runs from 6:00-8:00pm on June 2 Join us for a family celebration honoring children's creativity and learning as part of the school arts program How I Became an Artista. Come see children's artwork on display and enjoy live Cuban music, food and performances! Live music by Victor Caldee and His Cuban Connection How I Became an Artista is an arts and cultural literacy program organized by CALA Alliance, Childsplay and ASU Art Museum that introduces elementary students in Phoenix…

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Exhibition: Dead, Dead, Live, Dead

June 9, 2017 - September 2, 2017
ASU Art Museum, Tempe Campus, 51 E 10th St
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Free

Gabriel Rico is the first artist-in-residence for GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas program, where artists from both cities are chosen to develop new work in Guadalajara, Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. For his first museum exhibition in the United Sates, "Dead, Dead, Live, Dead," Rico will create an installation of new works using materials such as taxidermy animals, neon and found natural objects to address the relationship between nature, architecture and the future ruins of civilization. Supported by CALA Alliance, Programa Anual de Open…

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August 2017

Artist Talk and Reception: Gabriel Rico and Estrella Payton

August 29, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ASU Project Space at Combine Studios, 821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

Join us for a talk and reception with artists Gabriel Rico (Guadalajara) and Estrella Payton (Phoenix), the first participants in GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas. Learn about their experiences, investigations and creative work as part of their Phoenix and Guadalajara artist residencies. GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios. It offers fully-sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona, and to Latinx artists…

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September 2017

Lecture and Reception: Milta Ortiz

September 21, 2017 // 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Xico Arte y Cultura, 1008 E. Buckeye Road, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Join us for a lecture and reception with Arizona playwright Milta Ortiz, as she discusses the theater production of MÁS, an emotional journey of the historical events surrounding the banning of the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District. This event is presented in collaboration with ASU Performance in the Borderlands, Cultural Coalition, and Xico Arte y Cultura. Purchase tickets for MÁS shows September 23 at Phoenix Center for the Arts.   ABOUT THE PLAY Based on over 400 pages of interview transcripts,…

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Theatricalizing Oral Histories in Community: Workshop with Milta Ortiz

September 23, 2017 // 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
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Theatricalizing Oral Histories in Community: Workshop with Milta Ortiz Using Milta Ortiz's docudrama play Más as a case study, learn about techniques in crafting a theatrical structure while working with community. The structure of the play evolves out of the community’s stories and the process of development asks for the community’s feedback. A key factor is to know when to step up and when to step down. This is an interactive workshop with hands-on exercises. This workshop is presented in collaboration with AZArtWorker, a…

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October 2017

How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 3, 2017 // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
Free

REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 18. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 22.   Presented by CALA Alliance, Palabras Bookstore…

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How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 4, 2017 // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
Free

REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 12. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 19.   Presented by CALA Alliance, Palabras Bookstore…

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Lectura y Charla Bilingüe: Alejandro Zambra

October 5, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix, 300 West Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013 United States
Free

Joins us for a bilingual talk and book reading with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Alejandro Zambra is one of the most important writers working in any language today. Named “the most talked-about writer to come out of Chile since Bolaño” (New York Times Book Review), Zambra has published poetry and five novels: Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents, which have been translated into more than ten languages.…

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How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 6, 2017 // 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
Free

REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 12. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 19.   Presented by CALA Alliance, Palabras Bookstore…

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(SOLD OUT) Crossfade LAB with Carla Morrison and Natalie Diaz

October 27, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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$15

  Please note: This event is not a concert The fifth edition of Crossfade Lab will stage an intimate conversation between acclaimed Arizona Mojave poet Natalie Diaz and two time Latin Grammy award-winning Mexican songwriter and musician (and former Phoenix local) Carla Morrison. Moderated by CALA Crossfade Lab co-curator and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, our evening will be an experimental mix of words and music, exploring the connections between themes central to both Diaz and Morrison: desire and love, land and family,…

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November 2017

Artist Workshop with Cog•nate Collective

November 6, 2017 // 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Project Space at Combine Studios, 821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Free

:  A Workshop on (Re)Articulating Borders This workshop focuses on our understanding of borders through body, language, and discourse. Structured as a pair of performative + discursive exercises, this workshop will serve as an opportunity for those in attendance to collaborate in honing terms and concepts that inform their practices.* In preparation for the workshop, we would like to ask participants to be ready to share words/phrases corresponding to concepts that currently inform their work -- terms they are working…

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Artist Talk with Cog•nate Collective

November 7, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ASU Project Space at Combine Studios, 821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Public Articulation: An Artist Talk with Cog•nate Collective During this presentation, binational Alta/Baja California-based Cog•nate Collective will speak about their community-embedded practice, which seeks to foster critical reflection and incite dialogue in everyday public spaces, establishing and expressing solidarity across, in spite, and against political delimitations. Founded in 2010, Cog•nate Collective has sited their work primarily within markets to analyze how popular + informal forms of cultural + economic exchange taking place between transnational communities can be mobilized in defiance of…

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(SOLD OUT) Sabor: Celebrating the Cuisine of the Borderlands

November 13, 2017 // 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Van Buren, 401 W Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States

Honorary hosts Vice Mayor Laura Pastor and Consul General of Mexico Claudia Franco Hijuelos CALA Alliance is proud to present Sabor, an international chef collaboration celebrating the cuisine and cultures of the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands. At the event, Arizona chef Samantha Sanz from Talavera Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale and Sonora chef Eloy Aluri, director of Festival del Chef Sonora, will create a one-night only menu inspired by regional ingredients and culinary traditions. Since 2012, Sabor has featured top-rated chefs from around the…

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January 2018

Applications Open: GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas

January 26, 2018 - March 19, 2018
Free

  DEADLINE: MARCH 19 GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Artists will develop creative projects and…

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February 2018

2018 Binational Arts Residency with Ana Maria Alvarez

February 19, 2018 - February 27, 2018
Free

The Binational Arts Residency connects cultural communities in Arizona and Sonora through art and performance. This year, the Binational Arts Residency welcomes Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez for an eight-day engagement in four Arizona and U.S.-Mexico border communities. Alvarez is the co-founder of the Los Angeles dance theater company CONTRA-TIEMPO. Known for dynamic movement and combining multiple genres in her pieces, Alvarez has caught the attention of audiences and the dance community for her cutting-edge works. As part…

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We Are Currents: A Conversation on Water with Ana Maria Alvarez and Natalie Diaz

February 21, 2018 // 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration, 2439 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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  *This is an outdoor event We Are Currents brings together choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez and poet Natalie Diaz for an intimate performative conversation about water. Both artists have created thought-provoking works that explore the power of art in connection to environmental and cultural justice struggles about water. Join us at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area for a poetic reflection about the power of language, movement and personal story to our memories of and future with water. This event is organized by…

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March 2018

Info Session: GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas

March 1, 2018 // 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ASU Project Space at Combine Studios, 821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

  Learn more about GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas, an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). We will discuss general program information as well as tips for preparing your online application. GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists…

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Exhibition Opening: SABER ACOMODAR

March 16, 2018 // 6:30 pm
ASU Art Museum, Tempe Campus, 51 E 10th St
Tempe, Arizona 85287
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Free

Join us at ASU Art Museum for the opening of SABER ACOMODAR, a landmark exhibition that tells the story of art from the state of Jalisco, Mexico over the last 100 years. Comprised of work by 25 artists, the majority of whom are from Guadalajara, the exhibition explores the integration of contemporary ideas with traditional techniques, and showcases collaborations between artists and artisans. SABER ACOMODAR is part of CALA Alliance and ASU Art Museum's GDL>PHX initiative to bolster the relationship between the art scene in Guadalajara, Jalisco…

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Artists-in-Residence: Interspecifics // GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas

March 23, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Free

The artist collective Interspecifics has been selected as the 2018 Guadalajara resident artist for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas. During its residency in Phoenix March 23-May 6, 2018, Interspecifics will develop artistic projects and present a variety of programs free to the public. Through their engineering-intensive projects, artists Leslie García and Paloma López work at the intersection of science, nature and art, and use sound and Artificial Intelligence to understand the bioelectrical and chemical signals of living organisms as nonhuman forms of communication. The…

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April 2018

Artist Talk: Interspecifics

April 17, 2018 // 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant St., Phoenix 85004
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
Free

  Join resident artists Leslie García and Paloma López of Interspecifics for an artist talk as part of GDL>>PHX: Residencias Artísticas. Through their engineering-intensive projects, artists Leslie García and Paloma López work at the intersection of science, nature and art, and create audiovisual performances that explore the possibilities of communication between species and machines. The work of Interspecifics is deeply shaped by the Latin American context, where precarity enables new forms of creativity, and ancient technologies meet cutting-edge forms of…

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May 2018

Performance: Speculative Communications / Comunicaciones Especulativas

May 3, 2018 // 7:00 pm
821 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, 821 N 3rd St
Phoenix , AZ 85004 United States
Free

  Join resident artists Leslie García and Paloma López (Interspecifics) for an audiovisual performance based on research and creative work as part of GDL>>PHX: Residencias Artísticas. Speculative Communications/Comunicaciones Especulativas is a work in progress that focuses on the creation of an Artificial Intelligence machine with the ability to learn from microorganisms. The machine observes the behavior of biological cultures, like bacteria, and assigns musical and visual gestures to their biological signals to create an audiovisual composition that can be performed. Inspired by research centers such as…

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June 2018

Exhibition: SABER ACOMODAR

June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
ASU Art Museum, Tempe Campus, 51 E 10th St
Tempe, Arizona 85287
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Free

In the last several years, contemporary artists from Guadalajara have been gaining global attention from the city’s new arts and crafts movement. SABER ACOMODAR is a landmark exhibition that, for the first time, tells the story of art from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Focusing on the last hundred years of production, the exhibition showcases collaborations between artists and artisans (potters, carpenters, blacksmiths, jewelers, sign painters and printmakers) who work and live in western Mexico. The result of these…

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Artist-in-Residence: Diana Calderón // GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas

June 4, 2018 - July 13, 2018
PAOS GDL Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Free

Phoenix visual artist Diana Calderón has been selected as the 2018 resident artist in Guadalajara for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas. During her residency at PAOS GDL in June-July 2018, she will be housed at Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, the former home and studio of the famous Mexican muralist. Diana Calderón was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in El Paso, Texas. She earned a BFA from Arizona State University and completed MFA coursework in Printmaking at The University of Dallas. In 2016, she studied art abroad in Cortona, Italy.…

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August 2018

Applications Open: Arts + Culture Internships Fall 2018

August 31, 2018

  CALA Alliance offers internships to emerging arts and culture leaders with an interest in Latinx arts, cultural production and nonprofit arts management. Interns work directly with CALA leadership to gain experience in many facets of cultural work, including program and event coordination, artist project support, communications and community engagement. Please submit a current resume or CV and a cover letter addressing your experience and interest to casandra@calaalliance.org by August 31, 2018.

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September 2018

Artist Talk: Diana Calderón // GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas

September 26, 2018 // 7:00 pm
The Sagrado Galleria, 6437 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
Free

Join Phoenix visual artist Diana Calderón for an artist talk about her experiences and creative projects as the 2018 resident artist in Guadalajara for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas, presented in partnership with The Sagrado Galleria. During her 6-week residency at PAOS GDL this summer, Calderón lived and worked at Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, the former home and studio of the famous Mexican muralist, where she connected with the local artistic community, grew her artistic practice, experimented with new creative approaches, and investigated a new and complex cultural…

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October 2018

This is a Manifesto! Writing Workshop with Virginia Grise

October 8, 2018 // 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
Free

Joins us for This is a Manifesto! a writing workshop with award-winning playwright and director Virginia Grise. We invite artists, culture workers, soulsisters and homeboys, those trans to gender and/or genre, who want to explore artistic practices rooted in the politics of imagining a better world. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop, registration is required.    Presented by CALA Alliance, ASU Performance in the Borderlands and Palabras Bilingual Bookstore. This program is organized with generous support from the Diane & Bruce Halle…

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Crossfade LAB with Lido Pimienta and Carolina Caycedo

October 22, 2018 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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$15

Please note: This event is not a concert The sixth edition of Crossfade LAB will stage an intimate dialogue between Colombian Canadian musician Lido Pimienta and London-born, Los Angeles-based Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo. Moderated by CALA Crossfade Lab co-curator and MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, our evening will be an experimental mix of music and movement, exploring themes central to both Pimienta and Caycedo: land and rights, resistance and representation, and performance that challenges the work of power. Crossfade LAB is organized…

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November 2018

Sabor: A Culinary Celebration of Oaxaca

November 15, 2018 // 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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  CALA Alliance is proud to present its annual culinary event Sabor, celebrating the distinct and diverse cuisines of the Americas on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Heard Museum. Since 2012, Sabor has featured top-rated chefs from around the Valley who have prepared dining experiences inspired by the rich cuisines of Latin America. This year, CALA Alliance is pleased to host an international chef collaboration in celebration of the cuisine and cultures of Oaxaca, México. At the event, Arizona…

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