"Hot Coffee" Art Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn and discuss topics on a variety of aspects of Arts & Culture. Upcoming lectures include artists, arts professionals, historians, and educators that help shape the Arts in the Valley.
Goodyear Total Wine & More: 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395
Date & Time: April 30 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: David Schildkret, Echoes of Eden
Artists of all kinds, from painters and poets to novelists and composers, use gardens as settings. What do these gardens tell us about the characters who inhabit them? How do the gardens enrich the plot and provide nuance to the scene? David Schildkret, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities at ASU will explore the meanings of these imaginary gardens, using examples from familiar works of art, music, and literature.
Date & Time: May 28 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: Tomas Stanton, Power of the Spoken Word
A poet, writer, teaching artist, and community activist, Mr. Stanton is a teaching-artist dedicated to advancing the arts of spoken word and Hip Hop as a platform for youth development and civic engagement. Co-Founder of Phoenix’s premiere youth spoken word ensemble, Phonetic Spit, inspires youth to boldly express themselves through poetry, dance, & theatre.
Date & Time: June 25 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: EMCCPA, Gallery 37 Program
The West Valley Art’s award-winning youth arts employment program pairs students 15 to 18 years-old with professional artists in order to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for display in the West Valley.
Date & Time: July 30 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: Kathleen Trott, Costumes for the AZ Opera
Kathleen Trott, resident Costume Designer, and Manager of the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Shop for Arizona Opera will explain the evolution of costume making, from conception to its final creation.
Date & Time: August 27 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: Adam Turner, Snow Sculpting
Adam Turner is a Goodyear resident and business owner. Adam comes to us from Minnesota where he has been part of a professional snow sculpting team named Snow Cowboys. Just this year they placed first at the US National Snow Sculpture Championship! Come get cool as Adam describes his experiences with us.
Date & Time: September 24 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: Gregory McNamee, Arizona in the Movies
Tyrone Power, Andy Devine, Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, looks at the Grand Canyon State on the silver screen.