The exhibition BRIDGES: SPANNING THE IDEAS OF PAOLO SOLERI,
opened last Friday, October 8. 2010, with a VIP reception.

Soler’s bridge designs, spanning a period from 1948 to the present, are on display in the Virginia Ullman Gallery at SMoCA.
The exhibition highlights a single important aspect of Soleri’s career as a means to understand his vision for creating livable, sustainable communities.

The exhibition opened to the public on October 9. and will be on display until January 23. 2011.

SMOCA Director Tim Rodgers welcomes VIP guests at Friday nights opening.

This fall Soleri will complete his first built bridge at the Scottsdale Waterfront, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art.

The official bridge dedication will be on
December 11, 2010, 11am – 2pm at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

In conjunction with the bridge opening, Scottsdale Public Art offers ‘behind the scene’ VIP tours, a tour to Arcosanti on Friday, December 10. from 9am to 7pm, and tours to Cosanti on Saturday, December 11. and Sunday, December 12. 2010.

The VIP tour to Arcosanti promises: An intimate guided tour of Arcosanti with behind the scenes access into the Soleri Archives which contains work by the renowned Italian architect that is not on display for the public. 

Following the Arcosanti visit, you will return to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] to see the exhibition, led by the show’s curator.

The tour ends on the scenic Downtown Waterfront at a private review reciption for the new Soleri Bridge and Plaza from 5 – 7pm.

For more information and tickets get in touch with Scottsdale Public Arts at 480 994-2787, ext.2 or scottsdalepublicart.org.

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