Arizona artist profile: Christine Cassano

Featured photo: Detail from “Permeable Facades and Internal Alterations,” as installed at the Tempe Center for the Arts in 2015. Photo courtesy of Christine Cassano. As proof that biology and technology, the organic and the industrial, can dialogue with each other in the name of art, Phoenix need look no further than the mixed-media wall pieces, sculptures and … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Christine Cassano

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

The steady cultivation of variety on Roosevelt Row

Featured photo: “Artist Reception” by Fred Tieken, on view at Treeo. Isn’t it wonderful how you needn’t stroll into every single gallery in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row and can still take in a pleasing assortment of works by emerging and established artists? I did a bit of picking and choosing for Third Friday, October 16, … Continue reading The steady cultivation of variety on Roosevelt Row

Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Featured photo: “Pool” by Abbey Messmer, at eye lounge, Phoenix. Although my friend and I had only a few galleries on our must-see list for the Third Friday art walk on Roosevelt Row for September 18, 2015, each stop reaffirmed that downtown Phoenix galleries are brimming with variety, professionalism and experimentation. Take Eye Lounge, for … Continue reading Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Social issues are fair game, as Tucson’s 2015 AZ Biennial demonstrates

Featured photo: Detail from “Preservation Woods” by Carolyn Lavender. All photos courtesy of the Tucson Museum of Art. The 50 pieces in this year’s Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of Art are sure proof that contemporary art thrives in our state. About half of the 33 artists in the Biennial — a juried exhibition … Continue reading Social issues are fair game, as Tucson’s 2015 AZ Biennial demonstrates