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 scrawled designs, most street artists hide under cover of night. Their works are constantly in danger of damage, or repainting by taggers and city clean-up crews.
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 couple of inches longer.)
Downtown Phoenix never seems more festive than during the winter season. Sculptures of giant red bulb ornaments decorate courtyards, holiday music wafts from outdoor speakers, and the neon lights of retail spots and restaurants cast a warm, colorful glow down on the crowds that mill about CityScape and its seasonal outdoor ice rink, CitySkate. And thanks to the “Stay & Skate” special package from Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Valley residents and visitors can enjoy myriad wintery delights for one low, smoking-hot price.
It’s Christmas week and you’re still shopping for friends and relatives. Does it really matter what kind of holiday gift you give someone? Isn’t the act of giving a gift enough? You know the old adage – it’s the thought that counts.
Though he's widely known as a punk rock icon, Henry Rollins, former frontman of California hardcore band Black Flag, also wears several other hats: writer, humorist, spoken word performer, publicist, DJ and actor, to name a few. Regarding the latter, Rollins is currently starring as lead character Jack in writer/director Jason Krawczyk’s He Never Died, a horror flick chock-full of sharp comedy and gore.
This time of year, many of us are busy decorating our homes, baking cookies and scurrying to find gifts for the December holidays. There are also opportunities galore to see some festive holiday entertainment. Here are the top five shows to see in December.
Welcome to the second installment of our “We Tried It” series, wherein we boldly try a new adventure and then tell you all about it so you can live vicariously through us and then try it out for yourself! Last time, two of our staffers tried The Body Lab, a Pilates-inspired workout that impressed them so much they continue to go to BL classes regularly.
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 already hearty list of career activities.
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