Scottsdale Public Art exhibit featuring Steampunk adventures
“Steampunk Street” in Mesa isn’t the only place to get your Victorian Fantasy fix this November; Scottsdale Public Art is holding its “Steampunk: The Exquisite Adventure” exhibit through the end of January, 2014, and features over 45 local, national, and international Steampunk artisans.
“Steampunk: The Exquisite Adventure” is co-curated by Scottsdale Public Art Collections, Exhibition Manager, Wendy Raisanen, and artist and Steampunk enthusiast, Susan Rubin. The exhibition is currently on view at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library and features creators including The Brose Bothers, League of S.T.E.A.M, Nola Yergen-Jennings, and Thomas D. Willeford.
If you are new to the Steampunk genre, think H.G. Wells’ “Time Machine” and Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” but the movement also encompasses the old west and even gold miners in the Klondike – mixed with a dose of Victorian era science-fiction, of course.
The Scottsdale Public Art exhibit showcases “over 100 pieces of original artwork, artifacts, costumes, graphic novels, videos, characters, and adventurous stories.” There are also free workshops and events planned in conjunction with the show. You can visit scottsdalepublicart.org/events/ for schedule details.
If you go: You can view the exhibit at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library from Oct. 25, 2013 – Jan.28, 2014. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Scottsdale Civic Center Library is at 3839 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. For more details visit: scottsdalepublicart.org.