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Dedication and Reception for Ziggy’s Sister
Join Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale Arts, and the City of Scottsdale for the dedication of Ziggy’s Sister at Scottsdale Artists’ School. The sculpture, designed by the late Al Beadle, was an anonymous gift to the City in honor of the Beadle Family.
Ziggy’s Sister, 2000, is a blue painted-steel sculpture standing 8 feet high. It was installed in September in front of Scottsdale Artists’ School, which is housed in the historic Loloma School at 3720 N. Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale.
Beadle (1927–1998) was considered one of the most important architects of the post-World War II generation in the greater Phoenix area. He began his career as a designer and builder in 1950 with an approach to his projects that included simple modernism. His architectural projects typically included one of his sculptures, usually in red, yellow, or rusting steel.
Ziggy’s Sister is one of only two Beadle sculptures to be painted blue. The sculpture is based on plans and a maquette Beadle created before his death in 1998. It was fabricated posthumously, two years later.
A reception will follow the dedication. RSVP to Trudy Hays at THays@ScottsdaleArtSchool.org or call 480-990-1422, ext. 202.