February 14 – March 17, 2017
EXOTIC ART SHOW 34
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $4 (members free)
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 34 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Exhibit 0pens with its signature Exotic Art Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences. Following weeks include Pussy Talk and Cock Tales documentary-discussion, Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus, Spanglish “Noches Erotica.” and House of Cirque Underground closing! Ending this year with a site-specific stilt-walking spectacle weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens, provocative performances.
The “Exotic Art” show was conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Founding ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum curator). With a twinkle he said, “call it ‘exotic’ and everyone will read ‘erotic’ – how true. Exotic has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists, gallery owner or two, and noted performers.
To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Alwun House Foundation’s community Green Art Park project. http://alwunhouse.org/green
Jack Adams, Tom Ardans, Yakov Sierov, Eric Babcock, Joseph Bates, Sarah Bernhardt, Wendell Blakey, Jim Bottorff, Mal Martel, Pete Carstensen, Randall DeSouza Ordovich Clarkson, Sarah Clemens, Ben Craigic, Anthony Delaney, Baron Dixon, Amy Rose Drew, David Duane, Florence E Flynn, Joseph Formichella, Brandon Green, Mark Greenawalt, Devin Gregg, MB Hanrahan, Henry Hermetet, Eric Hodgins, Shawn Hosking, P. Jackman, Maggie Keane, Marlys Kubicek, Sara LaRosa, Lon LeMahn, Medicine Man, Robert John Mahler, Kip Mussatt, Mukee Okan, Jesse Paulk, Mike Rider, Rus Rose, Greg Rosky, John Schriener, Ted Sconon, Angelica Sepulveda, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Betsy Spetrino, Roger J Thomas, Joan C Thompson, Lucretia Torva, Nadia Vanilla, Kris Waid-Jones, Kristin Wesley, David Whipple, Thomas Williamson, Yucel Yalim
Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door
We are proud to present, once again, the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, in two stages, simultaneously, featuring local favorites and very special visitors! The Main Stage will be hosted by Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski, Matt Micheletti and Ernesto Moncada. West Garden Stage hosts John Quinonez and Kelcie Grega of Four Chambers Press. Because now, more than ever, art is something worth fighting for. Kahula coffee specials. Cash bar. 21+
Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.