5 Artsy Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

"Crumpled, Dented, and Crushed"

"Crumpled, Dented, and Crushed" sounds like what happens to your car following a bad accident. This Herberger Theater Art Gallery exhibit isn't far removed from that concept, though there is limited car-related art (and what's there is perfectly wrecked). Mangled goods, so to speak, is the setting these 35 Arizona artists start from -- everything from photos of dilapidated houses to a toothpaste tube sans cap to a necklace made from a broken watch. And that just taps the surface of this mixed media showing. The lesson: just because something is "Crumpled, Dented, and Crushed" doesn't mean it lacks beauty.

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