MCA: They had me at ‘Contemporary Crafts’

Featured photo: J. Paul Fennell, “Emei Lattice,” wood, 10 x 12 x 12. Courtesy of Mesa Contemporary Arts. In previous years, when I’ve either reviewed or casually strolled through the annual “Contemporary Crafts” exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts, I’ve always found several objects to ooh and aah over — pieces that defy the material from which … Continue reading MCA: They had me at ‘Contemporary Crafts’

Center for Creative Photography in Tucson celebrates 40 years

Featured photo: Edward Weston, “Nude” (1936). Edward Weston Archive/ Gift of the Heirs of Edward Weston © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. 82.10.21. Press image for the 2011 exhibition, “Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography.” A road trip to Tucson this week gave me an opportunity to visit the Center for Creative Photography … Continue reading Center for Creative Photography in Tucson celebrates 40 years

Arizona artist profile: Cherie Buck-Hutchison

Featured photo: Cherie Buck-Hutchison, “Sisters Lead at Dinosaur National Monument.” Courtesy of the artist. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Roosevelt Row art scene, then you most likely have seen the work of Cherie Buck-Hutchison, a member of Eye Lounge and an artist whose digital photo montages prompt vital questions about women’s roles, … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Cherie Buck-Hutchison

Plenty to delight the eye in Scottsdale’s art district

Featured photo: The Bruce Munro installation “BLOOMS” on the Scottsdale Waterfront. Photo by Deborah Ross. Although a few longtime Scottsdale galleries have moved or bitten the dust in the past couple of years, in many cases new galleries have taken their place, and the best of the established bunch are still going strong. Strolling along … Continue reading Plenty to delight the eye in Scottsdale’s art district

December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits

Featured photo: “Tremolo” (2015) by Dion Johnson. 60 X 80 inches, acrylic on canvas – diptych. Courtesy of Bentley Gallery. Every time I see local shows of the caliber of “Dion Johnson: Luminous Trajectories,” “Bruce Munro,” and “Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads: Gold,” it makes me want to shout to non-Arizonans, “We’re … Continue reading December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits