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Choi+Shine Architects


On display Nov. 9, 2018 – March 2019

ARIZONA! is a hand-crocheted lace ribbon measuring 8 feet wide and more than 600 feet long. It will elegantly meander over and around the Arizona Canal throughout Canal Convergence and remain installed until March 2019. During the spring 2018 Canal Convergence event, Choi+Shine Architects visited the Scottsdale Waterfront to explain their project and engage the public in participating. A number of hand-crocheted designs were dispersed to more than 100 experienced crochet volunteers in Arizona and beyond. These volunteers worked together through meet-ups in person and online, closely following the design and patterns created by Choi+Shine.

Artwork rigging design and installation provided by Hannon Rigging & Production.



An Evening with Choi+Shine

Friday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Join Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa and the artists from Choi+Shine Architects for an exclusive visit to the Scottsdale Waterfront to see their largest installation to date, ARIZONA! The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, where guests will meet artists Thomas Shine and Jin Choi as they are transported to Canal Convergence via the Andaz shuttle. Once there, guests will listen to Shine and Choi speak about their artwork, from design and fabrication to final installation. Guests will then return to the Andaz at 7 p.m. to enjoy a special reception with Choi+Shine and a selection of delicious foods from the Weft + Warp Kitchen and a cash bar. Space is limited.

RSVP required


Artist Bio

Choi + Shine Architects is an internationally awarded design studio, established by Jin Choi and Thomas Shine. Their works have appeared in museums, galleries, and light festivals worldwide, including i Light Marina Bay in Singapore and the Islamic Arts Festival in Sarjah, United Arab Emirates. Choi has a Master of Fine Arts in architectural art and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide, including at the V&A in London. She was recently selected as one of Korea’s Global Young Architects by the Korean Institute of Architects and is an adjunct instructor at Suffolk University, teaching design studio and thesis studio to both undergraduate and graduate students. Shine has a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was also an instructor of architectural structures. Before studying architecture, he worked in biotechnology in London and later ran a firm developing medical equipment. His inventions have resulted in international patents and publications.

Artist Talk
Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 – 7 p.m.
Canal Convergence Storefront

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