‘25 Years of Through Each Others’ Eyes’
Through June 19
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Road
A 70-print photo exhibit featuring images from local and international photographers who have participated in photo exchanges. Admission is free. The Shemer is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday evening, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
‘William H. Johnson: An American Modern’
Through July 13
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
The exhibit features 20 rarely seen paintings by William H. Johnson, a key figure in modern American art. General admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors age 65 and older, $10 for students with ID, $6 for children ages 6-17, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Free admission for all is available Wednesdays from 3 to 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit www.phxart.org.
Build! Toy Bricks at the Heard
Through Sept. 28
2301 N. Central Ave.
GO bricks will be the inspiration of a family-friendly, interactive exhibit in the museum’s Lincoln Gallery. Local American Indian, Mexican-American and non-Indian artists transform their artworks using the versatile toy bricks. This exhibit also will feature two LEGO brick creations by brick artists Nathan Sawaya and Sean Kenney. Special admission prices are $23 adults, $18.50 seniors, $12.50 students and children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger (all include admission to the full museum as well). Visit www.heard.org.
Phoenix Convention Center, North Building
100 N. 3rd St.
Featuring an array of television/film stars, sci-fi and anime fiction authors, a film festival, Geek prom, and a trade show area with hundreds of vendors. A membership pass for all four days is $70 in advance online. Individual day passes range from $15 to $40. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free with paid adult (limit two children). For more information, visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.
‘Borderlands: Encounters in the Desert’
6-9 p.m. Friday, June 6
Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
This exhibit of 12 photographers from the International League of Conservation Photographers features images that capture the fragility of the ecosystem and document the impact of a man-made wall that separates animals, plants and people from access to water, food and migratory routes. There also is an installation of objects left in the desert by people attempting to cross the border, trying to escape poverty. Together, photos and the found objects tell a story of hope and tragedy that play out on a daily basis at the US-Mexican border. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Caught: New Work by Melany Terranova and Hank Keneally
6 p.m. Fridays, June 6 & 20
R. Pela Contemporary Art
335 W. McDowell Road
Terranova’s assemblages, made entirely from crushed eggshells, have roots in the cultural tradition of painting Ukrainian Easter eggs. Keneally’s large-format images layer tintypes and vintage photographs of stoic men, women and children, overlapping them in such a way that they both compliment and comment upon one another. The show will remain on exhibit through June 28 and is otherwise open by appointment only.
Valley Youth Theatre
222 E. Monroe
Join Peter Pan, Wendy and Captain Hook in the original Broadway musical that whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Tickets are $16.50-$34.50, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘Stop Making Sense: The Talking Heads’
1:30 p.m. Sunday June 22
Third Street Theater,
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
Over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and music group the Talking Heads to create a rock concert film like no other. Tickets are $7. Doors open at 1 p.m.; cash bar available. View trailer at: http://tinyurl.com/stopmakingsense-trailer.