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NIGHT RUN FOR THE ARTS

Presented by SRP, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Running Company, the Night Run for the Arts benefits youth education and outreach programs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

May 2, 2009, Saturday @ 7 p.m.
8K Run / 3-Mile Fun Walk/Run

The Valley’s premier evening race, the Night Run for the Arts is a fun, family-friendly event that welcomes people of all ages and abilities. Highlights include the 8K Race through downtown Scottsdale and the Three-Mile Fun Run/Walk. The event culminates with an outdoor party featuring a concert by live local talent and an awards ceremony.

For more on this event visit http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/special_events_night_run.php

 

Before I Die I Want To…is a collaborative Project by artists KS Rives and Nicole Kenney. It was inspired by a combination of factors: (1) the “death” of the Polaroid, (2) a passion to inspire people to think about and act upon what is truly important in their lives through this simple question and (3) a psychologist’s tool called “safety contracts”. KS and Nicole take portraits of individuals saying what they want to do before they die, getting them in the act of stating their desire. The subjects then write this desire in their own handwriting on the Polaroid. They have recently returned from a 3-month tour of India. They hit the road (along with the zooming motorcycles, rickshaws, and cows) on a quest to ask the people of India, “what do you want to do before you die?”

For more on this Polaroid series visit http://beforeidieiwantto.org/.


James Angel: Fine Artist, Phoenix

James Angel has watched the urban landscape of his native Phoenix morph over time. He notes that the place around him remains a work in progress, and in his paintings repeatedly references the fluidity of the environment in which we live, he compresses time and places old imagery next to new in much the same way we might see a mid-century modern home adjacent to new condos. Angel gravitates to the DIY principle of the modern world, as manifest on Youtube.com and MySpace. He investigates the way our newfound ability to capture and alter virtual space translates into our efforts to control and modify our immediate environment. His paintings are rife with the idea that this is our world, and we will choose how we shape it.

For more on James Angel visit http://www.jamesangelportfolio.com