Highlights from MicroDwell at Shemer

Here’s hoping that MicroDwell, a gathering of ideas on sustainable housing embracing a minimal footprint, continues to be an annual outdoor exhibit at Shemer Art Center in Arcadia. It’s good for the neighborhood and good for the integration of art, design, architecture and environmental concerns. Patrick McCue, one of the organizers, estimates that 1,500 people … Continue reading Highlights from MicroDwell at Shemer

Scaring up some art

With this autumnal Phoenix weekend approaching, I thought it might be fun to preview Halloween-themed art exhibits around town. I could only come up with a few, listed below. Dear readers, what have I missed? — “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” at Vision Gallery in downtown Chandler through November 3. This family-friendly exhibit … Continue reading Scaring up some art

Bridging differences

Although I am not too familiar with the initiative called “Performance in the Borderlands” through the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, I can tell you that it’s been going on for a number of years and that its focus appears to be fostering diversity and community among a broad range of local … Continue reading Bridging differences

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