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Finally, our weather has cooled so we can expand our living spaces to patios, gardens and backyards. After work and on weekends we can retreat outside to enjoy the warm days and cool evening breezes we look forward to from now until next May. Weekends mean we can invite family and friends over for those famous Arizona barbecues. Special celebrations can now be planned such as an assortment of parties, fundraisers or even an intimate wedding.
Breaking from the traditional teaching mold, Kyrene de la Estella Elementary School recently introduced iPads into three of its kindergarten class as tools for exceeding classroom activities and furthering the Kyrene Teaches with Technology Plan (KTTP) 2.0.
Classical landscapes interrupted by flying lemons. Silk camisoles carved from wood. Justin Bieber’s famous face painted into Renaissance-era art portraits. All this and more will be on display this fall at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
My classroom days are decades behind me, but I still miss the nerdy pleasure of heading back to school each September with new notebooks and folders, color coded by subject of course.
Pants are always popular, especially with real women and real lives to lead, but they rarely spark a lot of excitement. What can you do with two legs and a waistband, after all?
Searching for the perfect active adult community to enjoy during retirement creates all sorts of questions. Do you want to live somewhere else? If so, where? Do you want warmth and sunshine? Do you want to stay close to family? Do you want a condo or single-family home? With questions like these, doing your homework is important. As is starting early.
If you watch the trailer for “Renoir” – a new period drama from French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos – a variety of adjectives are bound to come to mind: conventional, humdrum, lackluster. Sure, they’re trying to sell the story of one of the all-time great painters in a mere two minutes, but nothing about it grabs your attention – let alone, compels you to sit through the actual film. Luckily, this is not exactly the case for the movie itself, which is exquisite to look at but unfortunately devoid of any real insight into Pierre-Auguste Renoir. You come wishing to learn about the artist and his work, but instead leave dwelling on the film’s more engaging supporting characters.
Ahmed Alsoudani, Untitled, 2010. Charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas.
Being sick — taken out of the game of life’s commitments — is so tough. But sometimes that’s what it takes for God to show us that He’s working through us, in us, and even in spite of us.
Armando Adrian-López doesn’t farm anymore, but he still looks to the natural world for inspiration and materials, using corn husks, dried flowers and found objects to create fantastical winged and horned creatures.
Paleta de Limon, an oil painting on canvas by Armando Adrian-Lopez
Superstition Arts & Cultural Alliance (SACA) and Dreams and Legends Gallery have announced their selection of Liz Nicklus as February's Superstition Artist of the month.
Ryan Dempsey was 7 years old when he first started to draw. Three years, and more than 100 canvases later, he continues to use his talent to paint pictures for himself, for his family and friends, and for a good cause.
An airport isn’t where you’d expect to find an art studio, but that’s just where one has opened up — in offices within a helicopter hangar at Falcon Field in Mesa.
There are stores full of exquisite bedding. But fancy sheets, duvets and mattresses can sometimes fall short of our wish lists, in style, price, comfort or all three.
The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the ’80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous.
Fish are a wonderful canvas for intense spices.
Vibrant colors and life experiences are the inspiration behind Ahwatukee Foothills resident Tara Prescott’s paintings.
It was another memorable football postseason, as Hamilton assumed its familiar place atop Division I, while Queen Creek and Seton Catholic also won championships.
Have you ever said “thank you” through clenched teeth? The gift in that nicely wrapped box was so not what you wanted: comfy clothes instead of designer duds, or a kitchen gadget instead of a shiny piece of jewelry.
This undated image provided by Fab.com shows a pug T-Shirt available on Fab.com. Bradford Shellhammer, founder of Fab.com, which sells unusual items like inventive keyholders and canvas carryalls with images of iconic designer handbags, says gifts fit into three categories: the things everyone knows you want, the bad surprises and the amazing things that makey you wonder, “How did I live without it?” Shellhammer predicts the Mountain Pug Tee will be a top seller this season. (AP Photo/Fab.com)
This undated image provided by Fab.com shows a pug T-Shirt available on Fab.com. Bradford Shellhammer, founder of Fab.com, which sells unusual items like inventive keyholders and canvas carryalls with images of iconic designer handbags, says gifts fit into three categories: the things everyone knows you want, the bad surprises and the amazing things that makey you wonder, �How did I live without it?� Shellhammer predicts the Mountain Pug Tee will be a top seller this season. (AP Photo/Fab.com)
A desire to recycle, save money and add that personal, imaginative touch is what entices many crafty people to create what easily can be bought. This time of year, that includes crafting a lunch sack.
It was less than an hour into the school day but Desert Vista High School ceramics teacher Mark Honaker had already formed more than a dozen clay bowls in the corner of his classroom one morning.
Everardo Keeme Photography, LLC in Ahwatukee Foothills has taken a big step to help the environment. The local photography studio is bringing on a green printing vendor to use bamboo canvas, using the slogan: “A family that saves their special memories and the environment is a family filled with love.”