Arizona-based artist Mayme Kratz has made it a practice to find art in what some might see as nothing more than barren desert. Her three-dimensional creations highlight the interconnectedness of nature, space, and the creative spirit.
This month, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will host screenings of a Mayme Kratz documentary, Mayme Kratz/Stand Still, along with the short film Tumbleweed Bower-Mayme Kratz.
The documentary, by director/producer Suzanne Johnson of Gnosis Ltd., offers a glimpse into the creative process that connects us all. Kratz, a well-known local artist, has her work in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States.
Along with the documentary, the event will include a screening of the short film Tumbleweed Bower from filmmaker Helen Raleigh. The film focuses on the construction of Tumbleweed Bower, a 15-foot high cube of tumbleweeds, which exhibited for 10 days at the Icehouse art space in 2011.
Both Johnson and Raleigh with attend a post-screening Q&A and AZ88 will offer post-event cocktails with the artists and filmmakers. Drink specials will be available for film-goers with ticket stubs.
This event will be the premiere for Mayme Kratz/Stand Still. Both films are being presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema and are co-sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery.
Catch the film on March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets cost $7, to purchase call 480-874-4666 or the SMoCA Front Desk. For more information visit the Facebook event page.