Prodigal Sunburn

Home is where the art is for native Arizonan

Before there was a building boom downtown, back when First Fridays meant you and 11 other people kicking rocks down Roosevelt, Casey McKee was putting out work that made him an underground sensation. Before long, he became all famous and would sell out shows, which, around here, can mean only one thing: It’s time to move. So off to Berlin, Germany, he went.

Now McKee’s all respectable, and a serious artist, to boot, which can mean only one thing: It's time to come back to Phoenix. McKee will talk about and unveil his new body of work influenced by the life of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani women who's survived horrific violence and atrocities, during the "Art & Activism: Communicating the Cause" lecture. Mai and writer Leigh Flayton will take part in the discussion.

Thu., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., 2007
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