Here Are the Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Eye on You by Paulette Olive featured in the "Printing Impressions" exhibition at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery.
Arizona Print Group
New Times picks the best things to do in Phoenix from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9. For more events, see our curated online calendar.
The most sophisticated print we ever made involved carving a design onto a raw potato during grade school. And only our moms were impressed. For those who've taken printmaking to a whole new level, on the other hand, there’s the Arizona Print Group.
Their free "Pressing Impressions" exhibition at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery, 8401 West Monroe Street, includes about 100 prints – plus print-making tools and explanations of how various types of prints are made.
Presented by the West Valley Art Museum, the exhibition features prints by several artists, including Donna Atwood, Eric Hodgins, Marlys Kubicek, Steve Phillips, and Wendy Willis. Works on view include collagraphs, photopolymer intaglios, and silkscreens.
Gallery hours on Monday, June 6, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.arizonaprintgroup.com. Lynn Trimble
Authors Night with Robert Isenberg
Who could blame you for getting slightly jealous when trolling Facebook pics of your friends zip-lining through the lush trees of Costa Rica?
Certainly not author Robert Isenberg, whose book, The Green Season, is a frank and funny chronicle of the two years he spent there. After a decade of hoping to hoping to make the country his home, and a couple of rejections from the Fulbright program, Isenberg finally interviewed with the Tico Times editor, who hired the writer, making that longtime dream a reality. Ask him anything you want about Costa Rican life from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House, 1242 North Central Avenue. Admission is free. Visit www.robertisenbergauthorsnight.eventbrite.com to register. Amy Young
We’re guessing your bug spray will feel woefully ineffective at this one.
Courtesy of Arizona Science Center
"The World of Giant Insects"
Insects are small — usually — but their impact on our planet is hardly insignificant. Research the potential repercussions of declining bee populations if you’re not convinced. It stings like a, well… you know. Thankfully, the Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington Street, is casting a light on the subject with its current exhibit, "The World of Giant Insects." Not to fear, the Center hasn't transformed into an entomophobe's living hell — just an animatronic one. That's right, the exhibit features "interactive animatronic critters," which are hundreds of times larger than their real-life counterparts. Which will make it terrifying for some, exhilarating for others, and enlightening for all. We're guessing your bug spray will feel woefully ineffective at this one. Check it out daily through September 5. Admission is $18. Visit www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000 for details. Rob Kroehler
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