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Artist Yoshua Okón's Oracle and Octopus at ASU Art Museum

Day laborers reenact the Guatemalan Civil War in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Los Angeles in artist Yoshua Okón's acclaimed 2011 video Octopus. The laborers are also ex-guerillas and veterans of...

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Space Boy Robot Show Enters Final Countdown

Robots have rocked and socked their way back onto the sci-fi scene this year, thanks to box office blockbusters like Disney’s Big Hero 6, Chappie and Ex Machina—the latter of which was a creepy sneak...

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Get Your Game On at Mesa Convention Center

June’s E3 video and computer gaming trade show had gaming die-hards salivating over the upcoming releases of Fallout 4 and Horizon: Zero, in which robot animals are the dominant species. Shortly after,...

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Through the Grapevine Photography Exhibit Opens at LDV Wine Gallery

Art and wine have been entwined for centuries – natural creative bedfellows whose mutual consumption, some might say, enhances the experience of both. Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca live and breathe...

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Family-Friendly Art Shopping: Prints for All Ages

Here’s a tip: Have your kids toss those heartthrob-of-the-moment or sports-hero-of-the-moment images. Bag those kitschy decorations, or just give ‘em away.

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Hanging in the Man Cave

Man caves deserve great art on the cave walls. Unfortunately, those men who hibernate in their caves tend to suffer from some degree of taste impairment. If you have a man cave, show this blog to...

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Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale Returns

Home tours are chockablock in the Valley of the Sun, and for good reason – whether it's mid-century marvels or lavish dream homes, we have a lot of stylish nests here to explore.

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Scottsdale Community College Iron Pour Is Hot

If you’re interested in seeing a “visual spectacle,” attend Scottsdale Community College Sculpture Department’s “Annual Fall Iron Pour: KOJI XI.” The iron pour, staged by SCC residential faculty member...

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Legend City Amusement Park Comes Back to Life in Tempe Exhibition

With more than four million residents, Phoenix is one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas (as of the 2013 census, it still held the #6 spot). Yet despite our gorgeous winters, the Valley is...

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Tieken Gallery Opens to Great Fanfare

Propelling the metro Phoenix art scene up a welcome notch, the new Tieken Gallery is elegant and visually stunning. Conveniently located a few yards from artist Fred Tieken's home art studio (the...

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Phoenix Artist Randy Slack Headed to LA

Local artist Randy Slack – co-founder of artist collective 3CarPileUp and curator of the annual “Chaos Theory” exhibit – has always felt a strong connection to California. An avid surfer, he’s as much...

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Creepy, Kooky Phoenix Artist Tom Deadstuff Wraps Up Solo Show at Alwun House

Phoenix-based artist Tom Deadstuff found his macabre little niche late in life. Nearly two decades after dropping out of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—and after turning 40 – Deadstuff started making...

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Pony Up for the Perfect Gift: Kathy Taylor's Spirit Horses

Artist Kathy Taylor listens to her canvases. Her abstract horse paintings emerge from her acrylic washes, paper and ink and, to hear her tell it, of their own accord. These stunning equine depictions...

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Arizona artist Chad Little's “Dogs, Frogs and Flying Hogs” Exhibit Benefits...

Tell Arizona native artist Chad Little something can only happen “when pigs fly,” and he'll show you a pig flying – specifically, the winged oinker in his cleverly titled painting “The Swine Flew.” The...

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Ed Mell Gallery Settles Into Coronado Historic District

Though it has been quietly open since April, the Ed Mell Gallery made its presence more official with an inaugural public reception on November 7.

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Tempe Festival of the Arts Kicks Off Today

Rain or shine, the Tempe Festival of the Arts will take over Tempe’s Mill Avenue District for a three-day extravaganza of art, food, wine, beer and entertainment December 4-6.

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Art | Object: Jeff Zischke's Gallery in Carefree

Opening an art gallery can be an adventurous undertaking. For fine artist and designer Jeff Zischke, who opened Art | Object, a gallery and showroom, in October, it’s also an exciting addition to his...

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Good Boy! Here’s a Biscuit! - Larry McLaughlin's Canine Sculptures

Larry McLaughlin’s little dog sculptures think they’re big. Larry has a pack of “untitled” canine critters about 10 inches high and maybe a foot long. (The dachshund’s specs officially wiggle in a...

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Phoenix Muralist ‘Breeze’ Blows into Modified Arts for Winter Show

Street art is a hard route to fame. While Shepard Fairey (of the OBEY campaign), Keith Haring and anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy all burst into the limelight with their surreptitiously...

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Get 'Entangled' in Deborah Hodder's Sculptures

You only need one look at Deborah Hodder’s current exhibition at downtown’s Five15 Arts Gallery to completely understand its title: Entangled. The show features the artist’s figurative ceramic...

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