Scottsdale Arts Community
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Any guest showing their Hotel Valley Ho room key at SMoCA can gain free admission for two through December 31, 2013. The museum is located less than a mile from the hotel, at 7374 E. 2nd St.
Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists
- through January 12-
The 17th-century Zen Buddhist masterwork of linked verse, Narrow Road to the Interior, takes readers on a pilgrimage—both worldly and immaterial. The contemporary artists in this eponymous exhibition also evoke the idea of earthly and spiritual passage artworks that use private experiences as entryways to universal themes. Quiet, patient observation and elemental materials prove central to these artists’ practices. More than one hundred exquisite photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations incorporate humble materials such as light, water, wood, paper, ash, stone, ink and mirrors.
Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your
- through January 26 -
Acclaimed for her unique blend of high and low-tech materials, artist Julianne Swartz often makes the ephemeral presence of the viewer fundamental to her work. Her art quietly celebrates contradictions and dichotomies that invite us to slow down and sharpen our senses. This exhibition presents the work of a rising international art star. Surveying the past decade of Swartz’s career in all media, the exhibition gathers together for the first time a significant selection of her large-scale installations that invite viewer engagement in both subtle and overt ways.
Featured Lobby Art
Two photographic prints of the Westward Ho hotel by Andrew Pielage are on display in the lobby. The Westward Ho in Downtown Phoenix was the sister property to Hotel Valley Ho when it first opened. Andrew's prints are available for purchase, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full Westward Ho series