Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

Walter Parks Concert

Walter Parks Concert

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Arcosanti will celebrate art and music at the Cross Quarter, midway between Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, with the opening of the 2-month long Arcosanti Resident Art Show and a special solo guitar concert  by Walter Parks.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. : Casual reception in the Arcosanti Café including refreshments and an opportunity to discuss the pieces with the artists.

5:00 p.m. : Complimentary tour of Arcosanti

6:30 p.m. : Lasagna dinner for $10.00

7:30 p.m. : Walter Parks concert  for $10.00

Walter Parks established himself as a musician over the past three decades. He's toured the globe as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, founded the New York City-based folk-duo The Nudes, and is the band leader of the swamp blues-outfit Swamp Cabbage. Now on tour with Judy Collins, Walter, who first visited Arcosanti with Richie Havens several years, returns to Arcosanti with this gift of music. He stepped out on his own in 2010 to record a solo album, which is due out on Wildflower Records in March 2011. After making music in the Big Apple and spending time at a Buddhist monastery in France, Parks now calls Savannah, Georgia home. >>> more about the artist.

The residents of Arcosanti
will exhibit bronze sculptures, paintings, jewelry, fine woodworking, weaving, photographs, and more from February 5 through April 1, 2011, available for viewing and for sale from 9am – 5pm each day of the exhibit.

For more information, please contact the exhibit curator, Cliff Hersted at 928-632-6200 or concert coordinator, Mary Hoadley at 480-206-8228.  Reservations for dinner and concert may be made at 928-632-7135.

Arcosanti is located 65 miles north of Phoenix and 2 1/2 miles northeast of Cordes Junction.  Take exit 262 off I-17 at Cordes Junction and follow the signs for Arcosanti.