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
If crowds for the Scottsdale ArtWalk every Thursday evening are dependent on snowbirds and tourists, then the light attendance on April 30, 2015, is understandable. Still, the weather is in that tolerable, it’s-hot-don’t-let-it-get-hotter stage that heralds the end of spring; the live music on at least five corners was pleasant; and gallery owners were ready … Continue reading Photo highlights: Scottsdale ArtWalk, April 30
I was walking behind a tourist near Main Street in Scottsdale last night as she remarked, “Look at those pretty pink petals on the ground.” Hmmm, I couldn’t quite gather the same enthusiasm for bougainvillea detritus accumulating on the sidewalk after a windy day. My anecdote just goes to show that appreciation of nature, along … Continue reading Scottsdale art walk: Doing the happy/sad dance
Excuse the sensationalistic nature of my headline. It’s partially spurred by a January 22, 2014, story on azcentral.com reporting on Scottsdale’s efforts to bring more traffic to the Marshall Way art district. The story mentions the allotment of $150,000 to find ways to enliven the area and coax art lovers to cross Indian School Road … Continue reading Marshall Way: Dead or alive?
Kudos to downtown Scottsdale for shaking off the summer doldrums this weekend and reemerging as a great place to see visual art. November 7-10, 2013, was the city’s second annual Fall for the Arts, a chance for the more than 100 galleries in the vicinity of Main Street and Marshall Way to open their doors … Continue reading Scottsdale is lighting up the art scene again
This is usually the time of year that visual arts events in the Phoenix area come to a crescendo just before the summer doldrums set in. Consequently, there’s lots going on at the museums and galleries and at outdoor events — a kind of full bloom of art, before heat withers the petals. I get … Continue reading Phoenix art shows: Get ’em while it’s not too hot
It’s always a pleasure to become newly familiar with an Arizona artist, so I am glad I came across an exhibition of Ellen Wagener works this week at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale. Technically, Wagener creates landscapes, using pastel on paper in amazingly detailed work and delivering reverent views of Arizona agricultural fields, deserts, rivers and … Continue reading Wagener’s cloudscapes capture beauty of Arizona