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The Catacombs of Professor McGee

| May 31, 2016 | Calendar

A story a hundred years in the making, Scottsdale Public Art and artist Nathaniel Lewis invite the public to come and unearth the secrets that lie inside the home of Professor McGee. During the Opening Reception, Professor McGee will welcome visitors, and guide them through his study, laboratory, and into the mysterious catacombs!

This summer, Scottsdale Public Art artist-in-residence and Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Grant winner Nathaniel Lewis is transforming the gallery at Civic Center Library into the 19th century home of the eccentric Professor McGee. Visitors young and old will learn about archaeology, fossils, Local history, and science, and discover the fantastic creatures and secret passageways of Professor McGee’s home. All those who enter will receive the title of explorer and be provided with a personal field journal to document their findings.

Throughout the exhibition, several local artists, scientist, and writers will be conducting bi-weekly workshops to assist visitors in their exploration.


Silhouette Animal-Scapes Workshop With Environmental Artist, Lauren Strohacker
Saturday, June 4th, 2-4pm

Bam Bam Bits! Creating Music with Drums and Electronics Workshop with Musicians Lisa Tolentino and Robert Esler
Saturday, June 11, 2–4 pm

Cyanotype Workshop with Photographic Artist Claire Warden
Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.–Noon

Camera Obscura Workshop with artist David Emitt Adams
Monday, July 18, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

For more information and to get tickets, click HERE.


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