Icons that instantly ID an artist: Take the quiz

An article has been circulating around the galleries about Eurydyka Kata and Rafal Szczawinski of Re:design Studio, who have created posters that utilize just three icons to represent a famous artist. Think cow skeletons, American flags and Campbell’s soup cans. The artists’ poster series is called “Iconic Painters to Guess.” It’s a slow summer day … Continue reading Icons that instantly ID an artist: Take the quiz

Arizona has rightful claim to inspiring, nurturing famous artists

Taking in an exhibit like “Collecting Arizona,” currently at the ASU Art Museum, is like watching an all-star game, although in this case the baseball heroes are art heroes — painters, ceramists, photographers and others with strong ties to the Grand Canyon State. Arizona State University curated the show to coincide with our state’s Centennial, … Continue reading Arizona has rightful claim to inspiring, nurturing famous artists

Native amazement: Namingha Family exhibit at Heard Museum

The Heard Museum, one of the country’s preeminent showcases of Native American history and culture, is fascinating in so many ways and certainly a Phoenix treasure. Many residents, though, are not aware of its changing exhibits of contemporary visual art. It so happens the current exhibit is a real crowd-pleaser, featuring not only Southwestern art … Continue reading Native amazement: Namingha Family exhibit at Heard Museum