Who are you and what do you do? I am Abe Zucca;  I use everything I am capable of using to create paintings of people, places, and things. Sometime to form a narrative, sometimes to suspend an object in its simplicity. How did you get your start? I never gotRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I can’t remember what show I first saw at The Trunk Space. It would tie in so nicely if I could remember the exact moment I stumbled into 1506 Grand Avenue for the very first time. I hope it was a revelatory moment for me,Read More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Denise Fleisch I am an abstract artist from Phoenix, AZ. 2. How did you get your start? I started painting with oils when I lived in Cleveland. I started showing my work in January 2002 at the PaperRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Rafael Navarro; I was born and raised in Mexico City. I’m a visual artist based in Downtown Phoenix. I migrated to the US in 1989, I’m the oldest of five children, but all of them live happily inRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Contributing Writer “I thought it was gonna be loud? I told the sound guy ‘we’re gonna be loud’” says Chelsea Dagger, lead singer of the dance-punk trio Mrs. Howl. “He was like ‘I hope so!’. And I said ‘No really, we’re gonna be loud!’” Just moments ago,Read More →

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Booking shows is my least favorite activity ever. It’s a complete pain in the ass. Bands, and musicians in general, seem to be schedule-impaired and are usually not responsive in a very timely fashion. That can be challenging when you’re striving to maintain a hectic show calendar. The volunteers atRead More →

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1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Mark Allred and I am a local musician and luthier (​a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars). In my case guitars or any fretted instrument. I am also the slide guitar player in The HaymarketRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? I call myself a “Cat Style Expert” and, as far as I know, I’m the only one with that title. What that means is that I eat, sleep and breathe design and cats. I write about designer-ly cat products and IRead More →

Folks who frequent the quirky, artsy strip of Grand Avenue that runs roughly between 7th and 15th Avenues might have noticed this sassy upstart bustling about the neighborhood. Maybe you’ve seen her in her gallery/curiosity shop, Kooky Krafts? Or perhaps you’ve caught her planting flowers or vegetables in available patchesRead More →

“Obliteration” by Jason Rudolph Pena. Photos courtesy of artists. Beautiful portraits adorn the walls as you enter {9} The Gallery – a relatively new gallery located downtown on Grand Avenue, owned and curated by Laura Dragon. The current exhibition is Portraits of Bohemia featuring two local artists Jason Rudolph Pena andRead More →

Wait a minute. A new diner is opening downtown so Bragg’s Pie Factory will actually be serving pie?! The new Bragg’s Factory Diner is also vegetarian/vegan? When I think it couldn’t get any better, I learn that the diner is the collaborative effort of Liam Murtagh (from my favorite local skaRead More →