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August events at Tempe History Museum

Post Date:08/08/2017 2:22 PM

August events at Tempe History Museum

A unique jazz experience and an exhibit of meaningful quilts made of migrant clothing are two highlights for August at the museum. Plan now for Performances at the Museum, which begin again in September. 


Friday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.: Jazz and Art

Jazz and Art 

Monica Shriver’s Abstract Art and Creative Music Experience is a unique event that is half art show, half experimental jazz concert.  Stimulate your senses with colorful abstract art pieces while listening to improvised and experimental jazz. It’s a multi-sensory experience. There will also be a discussion on the inner-workings of a free jazz ensemble. Group members are: Monica Shriver, woodwinds; Stan Smith, guitar; Ben Hedquist, bass; Erik Teichmann, drums. The evening ends with a "Meet the Composer" where both Stan and Monica will discuss their writing and how they composed some of the music. This event is free, fun and family friendly. 

monica band

 Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.: Opening Event for the Migrant Quilt Project Exhibit

Community Room Exhibit: What the Eye Doesn't See Doesn't Move the Heart: Migrant Quilts of the Southern Arizona Borderland

This exhibit is a collaborative effort of artists and quilt makers to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who died in the Southern Arizona deserts. The quilts are made of denim, bandannas, work shirts and other materials collected from migrant shelter locations across Southern Arizona. The exhibit runs through Sept. 21 during regular museum hours. 

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Tempe History Museum 

809 E. Southern Ave. (Southern Ave. near Rural Road, next to Tempe Public Library)
Tempe, Arizona 85282 
(480) 350-5100 - 


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