Passionate art collectors have created a mobile art institute to showcase under-appreciated local and international talent.
The idea for the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) came up one afternoon when Phoenix art collector Ted Decker was eating beef tacos with his art-loving pals Eddie Shea and Greg Esser outside of Rito’s Mexican Food restaurant in Downtown Phoenix.
A new, two-month-long celebration highlighting Latino arts and heritage could put Phoenix on the country’s cultural festival map.
Let’s play a game. We’ll say the festival, you name its city. 1) South by Southwest. 2) Sundance. 3) CALA.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
A new exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum explores two artists' Mormon roots.
Growing up with a polygamous family is a lot less glamorous than HBO's Big Love series makes it seem, and Phoenix artist Angela Ellsworth proves it through her eye-catching artwork. Beginning September 3, Ellsworth’s controversial art will be exhibited alongside Rebecca Campbell’s work at the Phoenix Art Museum to show the multi-dimensional nature of growing up Mormon.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
When photos of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest were plastered across newspapers in 1963, most Americans felt anger and outrage. Paul Wilson’s reaction was very different: “He’s cute,” thought Wilson, who later produced more than 100 videos starring “Wee Harvey Oddball,” a Mini-Me version John F. Kennedy’s assassin.
The Musical Instrument Museum will display rare items from Elvis Presley’s estate.
You don’t have to be a musician or a music lover to appreciate Elvis Presley’s impact on 20th-century pop culture. Now a unique collection of the king’s personal items is on display at the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Joseph Perez breaks new ground with his Sound in Color series, featuring large, colorful canvases created while break dancing. “The finished product looks like something with a ton of energy and a lot of passion captured on canvas,” says Perez, 25.
*Warning: This story contains harsh and profane language. The fearless founder of Phoenix-based pirate radio station KWFUCC goes global online while hijacking Valley airwaves. ...
Arizona Country Roads
From the White Mountains to Willcox, Duane Eddy to Dierks Bentley, we take a journey through the Western music of the Grand Canyon State. ...
ARTIST OF THE MONTH:“What's my favorite piece?” Lalo Cota repeats, settling in at Jobot coffeehouse in Downtown Phoenix. “The next one.” ...
Artist Neil Logan creates a Wallace and Ladmo bronze sculpture in public, for the public. ...
Carefree Desert Gardens goes wild for sculptor Ray Villafane's life-size sand sculpture of an elephant. ...