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The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season. After the brutal bite of winter, even a gloomy spring day can lift our spirits with warmer breezes and an emerging palette of delicate hues — those first tinges of new greens, a fuzzy gray bud, a brushstroke of crocus blue. Then, as the season really plants its feet, fresh bright color starts popping up all over.
It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively?
The SunDust Gallery in Gilbert is looking for art to include in a show that will open March 7.
More than 150 young artists submitted entries to Benedictine University at Mesa’s statewide art competition to win a 50 percent tuition renewable scholarship.
Katie Cuppy was born very premature at 29 weeks gestation, weighing only 2 pounds at birth. Her parents spent many days wondering if their first child would survive.
NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, Levi's and innumerable fiber artists are breathing new life into the craft.
Representatives and residents from municipalities across the East Valley and Phoenix will participate in the Regional Unity Walk in Tempe on Feb. 1.
You’ve probably seen Gilbert graphic designer Tad Smith’s work and not even realized it. He’s the man behind the old Historic Downtown Chandler “lamp post” logo, and his Glamour Girls hung for a time on the brick walls of Queen’s Pizzeria in Mesa.
Pop-up businesses and events, from restaurants to dog parks, have gained popularity in recent years, but there’s one artsy Arizona occurrence that’s been onto the trend for 10 years.
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV.
In Japan, the story of the 47 ronin is so central to the country's national identity that a special word exists for the act of retelling it: Chushingura. But despite this long tradition of flexible reinterpretation, the Hollywood-backed "47 Ronin" takes such liberties with the underlying legend that a different term comes to mind, one better suited to American actor Keanu Reeves' involvement: "bogus." So far, Japanese audiences have been slow to embrace a CG-heavy version of the story that offers Keanu as a previously unsung "half-breed" accomplice. Meanwhile, domestic crowds are being deliberately misled to think he's the star — a high-stakes bait-and-switch sure to backfire on this narratively stiff but compositionally dazzling production.
East Valley residents looking to launch off a few fireworks to celebrate the new year need to follow a few regulations depending on where they live.
More than 50 local artists, musicians and entertainers light up downtown Chandler during this monthly event, which also provides a reason for downtown shops to stay open late.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
Browse original work from more than 60 artists or enjoy the live music, gallery openings, food booths and kids games that pepper Downtown Mesa during its monthly 2nd Friday block party.
Browse and shop from an assortment of 100 framed quirky photos of everyday life, ranging from a print of the shipwreck “Alice” to early 20th-century snapshots of a vaudeville magician, backyard weightlifter and capsizing canoeist.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
Sixty years ago Tom Prather started hauling furniture out of his parents’ home near Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
Creation of internal training videos filled much of Mike Holland’s time at Chandler Education TV. But the station’s first foray into documentary filmmaking could result in the ultimate prize.
Phoebe Taylor's 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and "builder grade."
Despite deep roots in the East Valley, Xico Arte and Cultura art gallery is relocating from downtown Chandler to Phoenix at the end of the month and leaving behind its signature patchwork “rug.”
The monthly family-friendly event is back in downtown Chandler, hosting more than 50 local artists, musicians and live entertainment.
Those beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere.