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by Nicole Royse Arts Editor – “Crafting the Collection” is not your typical craft show, rather a refined display of Conceptual and Contemporary Craft that highlights more than 30 artworks and latest donations from Sara and David Lieberman. The ASU Art Museum is known for its collection of contemporary craftRead More →

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by Nicole Royse Arts Editor The weather is heating up and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some incredible art in a cool locale! Head to the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and explore their new summer exhibitions that offer a diverse collection of artwork by both national and local artists.Read More →

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The Tempe Festival of the Arts 2016 Spring Festival Returns April 8th! by Nicole Royse Arts Editor Since its beginning, the Tempe Festival of the Arts has prided itself on showcasing amazing art and its talented artists and has consistently been ranked in the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary CraftRead More →

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Well there you have it folks, our 2015 Awards are done! Now that this month has flown by and we find ourselves eleven twelfths closer to the end of the year, it’s time to begin our regularly scheduled programming. We’re going for gold this year with new content and features soRead More →

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Okay, okay, I know it’s more than a little self-aggrandizing to give an award to our own arts editor… but, the way I see it, if you’re in the local arts community and you don’t know Nicole Royse, you might be doing something wrong. This artist, writer, curator, wife, mother of three, andRead More →

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by Nicole Royse Staff Writer When was the last time you checked out the Heard Museum? Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy history and art while you explore and examine the indigenous peoples of the Americas arts, history and legacy. Particularly focusing on American Indian tribes and otherRead More →

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By Nicole Royse Staff Writer Summer in Arizona means it’s hot and time to jump in the pool or head indoors. It’s also an ideal time to check some of the Valley’s great museums. The ASU Art Museum is currently featuring the fun for all ages exhibition Funny Papers featuredRead More →

by Nicole Royse, Staff Writer It’s that time of year when you are frantically searching for air conditioned things to do… unless you are by the pool. Well thanks to Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Civic Center Library you have an exciting option perfect for the entire family! Scottsdale PublicRead More →

Eye Lounge gallery is currently featuring an intriguing multimedia group exhibition titled Family Portraits: A Demography of Us in the East Gallery. Typically, when we think of the “Family Portrait”, what comes to mind is mundane and over-posed photographs, but not necessarily demography. With this show Eye Lounge informed theRead More →

“Tempest” by Linda Ingraham Head over to the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at the Mesa Arts Center to explore the new exhibition From Lemons to Lingerie: The Still Life Redefined by Linda Ingraham and Tom Eckert. Located in the North Gallery, this exciting exhibition recently opened on September 13th forRead More →

This month take a cruise over to Drive-Thru Gallery owned and curated by Andrew Pielage. Drive-Thru is featuring the stunning black and white photography series The Near End: An Infrared Retrospective by local artist Brian Klein. This new series focuses on exploring the technical side of photography; Klein says, “the abilityRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? I am an artist, the Associate Curator at the monOrchid in downtown Phoenix, a freelance arts writer, a wife, and a proud mother of three. 2. How did you get your start? I have been an artist since I was veryRead More →