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E-Books and Amazon.com may spell the demise of the publishing industry, but Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, named “Best Bookstore” yet again by “2013 Best of East Valley Voters, continues to thrive.
“The Four Seasons,” a set of four 15-foot fiberglass sculptures by American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas, are on display at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix until April 28.
Most people know what it’s like to pull up a chair at a family reunion or holiday meal, but not many have tucked their toes under the table at a community harvest feast. Several local art and community organizations are hoping to change that with Saturday’s “Feast on the Street” in downtown Phoenix.
Diners gather on London's Southwark Bridge for a Feast on the Street supper in that city. Clare Patey, ASU Art Museum’s international visiting artist, is bringing a similar event April 13 to downtown Phoenix.
Ahmed Alsoudani says that America is a dreamland. Yet, his complex paintings of violence and warfare are very much influenced by his upbringing.
Using nothing more than the soot from a wood burning stove mixed with his own saliva, deaf artist James Castle used this homemade ink to communicate with the world.
After all the payments and fees we remit to credit card companies, it would feel nice to get a little something back once in a while.
Spring has sprung, and with flowers blooming all around the Valley, Phoenix Art Museum is getting in on the floral action.
You could pick up some pretty good art for a decent price this weekend.
Easter offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy family, faith and our beautiful spring weather, especially with the plethora of activities going on around town this weekend. Events ranging from a dino egg hunt to an Easter brunch “down on the farm” provide locations and price points to suit almost everyone.
When Kit Kloeckl was diagnosed with HIV in 2005, he figured he had two options moving forward.
Thirty thousand black paper moths are perched on the walls and ceiling of the Phoenix Art Museum lobby. Some moths the size of a softball, others as small as a penny, greet visitors to the museum with their delicate wings and form a visual path that encircles guests and escorts them into the main exhibition.
Mention the name Leonardo da Vinci and what comes to mind? The “Mona Lisa” or “The Last Supper” most likely. While it is for these works the Renaissance artist and inventor is best known, his portfolio of brilliance is much broader, as the Arizona Science Center portrays in its new exhibit “Da Vinci — The Genius.”
When Bill Keller landed a store manager’s job with Dillard’s department store in the Valley 34 years ago, his wife, Dianne, said she wasn’t excited about moving to Arizona, much less Mesa — from Minneapolis.
Everyone has a story to tell, and you can record yours for posterity beginning on Valentine’s Day in Phoenix.
Ryan Dempsey was 7 years old when he first started to draw. Three years, and more than 100 canvases later, he continues to use his talent to paint pictures for himself, for his family and friends, and for a good cause.
Naming herself after the provincial flower of Alberta, Canada, Loca Rosa is a performer with international flair.
Loca Rosa, who has lived in east Mesa for 30 years, will perform traditional folk songs from her Russian-Jewish heritage at Walkabout, a celebration of art and culture from around the world at Phoenix Art Museum. [Courtesy of Tish Dvorkin]
Five local chefs have been chosen for the inaugural Ripe awards, an honor started by The Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council to celebrate chefs who create cuisine worthy of national recognition, exhibit passion for Phoenix’s growing culinary scene, and draw a national spotlight to the area.
As a dark veil began to sweep over Europe in 1939 — the pale hint of what would come from Nazi rule — a stockbroker from England took a course of action that would save the lives of nearly 700 children.
A new crop of Oscar-winning pics will be announced in February, but you can still catch the latest Best Picture winner, “The Artist” at Phoenix Art Museum.
An exhibit on display for a limited time at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is bringing visitors face-to-face with lifelike, three-dimensional renderings of real-life Holocaust survivors.
Already explored birding hotspots in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and even Superior? Try heading the other direction, to Deer Valley Rock Art Center, an outdoor archaeology museum in northwest Phoenix with the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Valley.
The strategy for dealing with a young crime victim at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is kindness combined with a large dose of Sam.
Weather reports say we’re in for a cool down this weekend, but thus far it has been a warm, decidedly un-wintry holiday season.