Art Lovers Book Club: March
LADIES OF THE CANYONS: A LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN AND THEIR ADVENTURES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST By Lesley Poling-Kempes
Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world.
Educated, restless, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright were plucky, intrepid women whose lives were transformed in the first decades of the twentieth century by the people and the landscape of the American Southwest. Part of an influential circle of women that included Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, these ladies imagined and created a new home territory, a new society, and a new identity for themselves and for the women who would follow them.
Ladies of the Canyons is the story of New Women stepping boldly into the New World of inconspicuous success, ambitious failure, and the personal challenges experienced by women and men during the emergence of the Modern Age.
"The members of her 'league of extraordinary women' come together in the Southwest much like the members of television's A-Team assemble for their maverick adventures" - Western Historical Quarterly
Choose Event Date
March 1, 7-9 pm
Workshops: 7-8:30 pm
Walk the runway at 8:30 pm
Show off the ways you customize, upcycle, and thrift to create fashion that's uniquely yours. Meet other fab creators, and learn new ways to inventively reuse materials to make sustainable wear, drawing on designs in ultracontemporary that make use of fabric scraps as well as work by other artists in the collection who use found or repurposed materials.
This event is divided into two components: a workshop and a fashion show. You can choose to participate in both or just one of the two parts.
The workshop will focus on thinking about sustainability in fashion and making conscious decisions about where our clothes come from, as well as finding inspiration for reducing, recycling, and reusing in ways that augment your style.
The fashion show is all about celebrating you and everything you already do that combines fashion and sustainability, so bring your best thrift store finds, your proudest DIYs, and your favorite creation inspired by Project Runway's unconventional material challenges (trashion, anyone?). Or just come and show your support. See you at the museum!
Teen programs are made possible through the generosity of Thunderrbirds Charities, the Craig R. and Barbara M. Barrett Foundation, APS, the Alice and Jim Bazlen and Jane A. Lehman Foundation, and John and Erin Gogolak. The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Ticket includes resources, appetizers & Museum admission.
Space is limited.
A Wednesday evening professional development series for educators.
Open to all educators, no art background required. Discover techniques for integrating art into your classroom learning, hear from local arts professionals, enjoy special tours of Museum exhibitions, and network while enjoying hands-on learning in a fun, casual atmosphere (with snacks!).
Special thanks to William Randolph Hearst Foundation for generously sponsoring educator events at Phoenix Art Museum.