This Friday, ribbons, dancing, and profile sketching will take over the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as it hosts its annual Spring Opening.
The free event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., will showcase three new exhibitions: Dance With Camera, Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other, and Imagining Dance in the young@art gallery. It will be a chance to and rub elbows with a few of our own local artist celebs, as well as Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander and New York's New Museum Director of Special Projects and Curator-at-Large Richard Flood.
And more than chatting it up with Neuenschwander, SMoCA's offering a chance for visitors to participate with her art ...
Neuenschwander's "A Day Like Any Other" features two interactive pieces.
In "First Love," volunteers will be asked to describe lovers to a forensic sketch artist. Each sitting takes time, as the volunteer will be asked to describe, in detail, the physical features of his or her first love. The two-hour appointments are available Thursdays and Saturdays beginning February 12 through June 5, 2011. (For more info and to reserve a spot, call 480-874-4666.)
Guests can also participate in "I Wish Your Wish," which features a wall strung with hundreds of ribbons (like the ones pictured above). Each is inscribed with a wish that's been collected as the show travels. Participants will be asked to write down a wish in exchange for taking a ribbon that's meant to be worn and weathered.
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The evening will also include live performances by the Metropolitan Arts Institute dance students that will be scheduled throughout the night as well as a free photo booth, as well as an event finale performance by Rock & Roll Dance Patrol.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is at 7374 East Second St. in Scottsdale. For more information about the opening, visit SMoCA's website or call 480-874-4666