ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950
 
My goodness! It has been a long, hot summer full of events. Scottsdale Public Art would like to thank each and everyone who made this events special and hope it was special for you.

We have our last workshop event scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st from 2-4pm at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Space is limited for 20 participants, so RSVP soon!

But no worries, ZAP! will be up until September 7th.
 
 
Tomorrow night (July 12th) Scottsdale Public Art is hosting ZAP! Retro Movie Nite. Two movies for free, Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Out Space. Cash bar, candy, popcorn, soft drinks for you to enjoy while sitting back in Stage 2 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. It's going to be a great night! RSVP
 
 
Our next event will take place the night of July 7th, from 7-9, in downtown Scottsdale during the last
ArtWalk until Fall.

Local DJs, 2ToneDisco, will be spinning some tunes at 7051 E. 5th Ave, right next door to TeaTime and 5th & Wine. More details to come, but water will be provided (in AZ summer the low is in the 80s) and visit the galleries on 5th, Main St. , and Marshall Way.

As always with Scottsdale Public Art Events, it's free - RSVP
 
 
Come be a kid with us even for a couple of hours. Scottsdale Public Art in conjunction with the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts will have a ZAP! Family Movie Afternoon tomorrow, June 14th from 1-3pm in the Stage 2 Theater.

We are going to be showing a coupl of episodes from Rocky & Bullwinkle and the four episodes of Justice League, The Brave and The Bold. The movie is free, we are also providing, at small cost, popcorn, candy and soda provided by The Cider Mill.

This is a great way to beat the heat for a couple of hours and enjoy some awesome cartoons. RSVP
 
Are You Coming? 06/06/2011
 
This Thursday, June 9th from 7:30 - 10:30pm.
ZAP! Costume Ball is the first event to kick off a summer full of activities for the ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 exhibition which is on view now! This is a family-oriented, FREE event for everyone to enjoy. Food, music (live local band SuperStereo), DJ, and prizes! Wear your favorite Halloween costume, be a Superhero, Anime, Manga, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Gamer, anything you want to be!

As an added bonus, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will have an Artist Talk with Jon Haddock at 7pm the same night, stop by and also check out IDIOS KOSMOS : KOINOS KOSMOS

Dress to impress, win prizes. There will be judges going around scoring your costume. I'll be there with Docs on!
 
 
This event was beyond a blast! The move to the North building was awesome, but Comicon still needed more room, it was at capacity on Saturday.
Scottsdale Public Art was on hand all weekend to promote the ZAP! exhibition and the various activities and events scheduled throughout the summer, starting with the ZAP! Costume Ball on Thursday, June 9th in the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts' atrium space.
There will be food, music from local band Super Stereo, paparazzi, and prizes. RSVP or just show up, it's free to attend!
 
 
I am very excited about the opening of the exhibition this Saturday, May 21st. The show looks amazing and there are some really cool looking comic book covers and back stories on them. Got a quarter? Then you can ride in the Batmobile in the back of the exhibition space (it plays the 1960's Batman show theme song), really fun! If you see an empty Newsstand, don't fret, it will be full Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Jesse James Comics, located in Glendale, AZ.

We will keep you posted on the goings on, also check out the list of events and workshops here and RSVP to a few.
 
 
SPA staff is gearing up for the opening of the latest TheGallery@theLibrary exhibition, ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950. This exhibition will display sketches from the original creators of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Another event that Program Assistant Rasheda Smith is excited for, Phoenix Comicon (http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/)! Scottsdale Public Art and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will be seated at table #758 at this year's event May 26-29. Passes are still available for online purchase, purchase at the door will cost you more. This is a great venue to introduce the exhibition and to meet new people who may have never heard of SPA or SMoCA before.
Keep checking back for updates on special events and workshops!