TRANSFORM Phoenix: The Beaux Arts Ball
“It is research, disguised as costume ball," said Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect, theorist, and educator, of the Beaux Arts Ball in his book Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
The connection between design and arts students and professionals is much like the connection between the community and its design: disengaged. The Beaux Arts Ball is our chance to transform that connection into a conversation with one another, giving us the opportunity to celebrate our desert city and reengage our community.
The event will include a crowd-sourced evolving art installation that transforms throughout the evening, as well as an exhibition of student and professional art and design work.
Who We Are
The Beaux Arts Ball is planned as a collaboration between the student organizations of ASU’s The Design School and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. These organizations represent students in the disciplines of architecture, art, dance, film, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, music, theatre, visual communication design, and more. Our student organizations plan professional, volunteer, and social events for members, including seminars, software trainings, workshops, firm tours, competitions, and more.
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Why this event?
Phoenix is an up-and-coming city for creativity and innovation. We have problems unique to Phoenix—heat, drought, and immigration, to name just a few—that can be addressed through design of more efficient buildings and civic/public infrastructure, spreading values via visual communication and the arts, and more. These are problems that will be solved with design and creative expression.
As artists and designers, we are all working relentlessly to improve our community and our environment. We want the Beaux Arts Ball to become the annual art and design event that speaks to the future of Phoenix. This is a dialogue that should not begin and end in one night. As Phoenix evolves, so should the conversation. With your help, we can create a mainstay event with a long-lasting impact on our city.
*Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan. New York: Monacelli Press, 1994.
This year's event will be held at monOrchid on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. In this space, we will be able to accommodate artists' work and a collaborative art installation that transforms throughout the night, all speaking to the future of art and design in Phoenix.
We'd also like to announce our call for art competition, which we are accepting submissions for through May 2. We are requesting any and all art pieces to display during the Beaux Arts Ball on May 10, which can include sculpture, drawings, paintings, photos, models, performance art, and more that speaks to the theme TRANSFORM Phoenix. Guests at the ball will vote on a winner, the prize to be announced in the next few days!
For those of you interested in attending and participating in the dialogue on our city--you're all welcome!--tickets will be available within the next few days to purchase online. We hope to see you there!
Kym and Daniel Tsatskin
Hannah and Dwayne Jefferson
Cyndia Cameron Gould Evans
Francisco Gabaldon Cisco Excavation LLC
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Make an Impact
Every $50 will reserve more space to display artwork from artists and designers at the event.
For a gift of $100 we will display your name during the ball as a distinguished donor of the Beaux Arts Ball.
Be a Transformer
Do not let the conversation end on May 10th. Your donation of $365 will help us make this an annual event.
Bridging the Gap
You personally could help advance the design community of Phoenix.