"Hot Coffee" Art Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn and discuss topics on a variety of aspects of Arts & Culture. Upcoming lectures include artists, arts professionals, historians, and educators that help shape the Arts in the Valley.
Goodyear Total Wine & More: 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395
Date & Time: January 29 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Details: Guy Whatley - How the Piano Keyboard Changed the World
Invented in Ancient Greece, keyboards allow an individual to play all the voices or music, replacing an orchestra or a choir. Keyboards are such a powerfully disruptive technology that they changed the very language of music, and allowed for some of the most beautiful music in human history to be created. Found all over the world, the keyboard is one of the most democratizing forces in music, allowing music to be experienced and created by all societal groups. There is a dark side, however! The pervasiveness of keyboards has taken Western music across the globe, often crushing indigenous music. This presentation will include musical examples from many time periods across the planet.
Details: Robert Gleen - African Tribal Art Collection
African tribal art is almost never meant to beautify or decorate. It is used for tribal worship, rituals, magic, and communicating the supernatural. The world of African tribal art is a world of content and form. Robert Glenn's presentation may bring the significance and perfection of that world a little closer to us all.