about our host: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is Arizona's only permanent museum dedicated solely to modern works of art, design and architecture. Local Businesses are invited to explore the galleries solo or by tour with SMoCA docents. Enjoy small bites and drinks in the SMoCA Lounge while you mix and mingle with members.
Sponsor the event! Enjoy added promotion and a chance to address our members. Interested in sponsoring? Email Michael@localfirstaz.com for more details.
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Mixer attendees will enjoy a tour with SMoCA docents and see the current exhibitions:
Ocean of Light: Submergence - A Squidsoup Project
Immerse yourself in an ocean of light. Squidsoup’s installation uses light-based data visualization to create an augmented reality environment that challenges the spatial and the sculptural and provides a context for understanding just how immense data can be. Squidsoup is a U.K.-based collective consisting of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith and Oliver Bown.
[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design
Walk the line between art and design. This exhibition showcases a selection of objects that playfully question the expected utilitarian roles of “good design” and its relationship to art. The works ignore traditional views of mass consumption and emphasize non-essential luxury that straddle the territories of art and design. The beauty of the dysfunctional encourages us to examine the concept and to reconsider the importance of functionality in everyday life.
Photo Info: John Tinker, ll Boccia, 2002. Polyester resin and printed wood, 8x10 ½ inches. Collection of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Carolyn Eason in memory of Don Eason, 2010.009.88.ab.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT A LOCAL FIRST MIXER:
Our networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow members and connect with LFA staff. Meetings are held once a month from 6 – 8 p.m. The first hour is dedicated to networking and at 7 p.m., we speak about news you can use within the organization and the local movement.
We will hold a 30-minute Member 101 Session from 5:30 - 6 p.m. for all interested local businesses. Learn about LFA history, membership benefits and how to best utilize them for success.
We also hold a drawing for door prizes, which can be donated by members, (minimum value $25, please), simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your raffle prize(s). Each donor will be given a chance to address the crowd!
Mixers are open to Local First members only, guests may attend with an existing member or at the invitation of LFA staff. Light appetizers provided.