Susan Schmitz is an award-winning photographer, philanthropist, and owner of A Dog’s Life Photography based in Scottsdale. For more than five years, her innovative rescue group photo program has been providing high-impact images of displaced pets for use in animal adoption ads.
Stephanie Spray, daughter of Mike and Sherry Spray of Ahwatukee, will graduate with honors from the University of Arizona on May 17. She will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in design and theater arts with a minor in art history. She will continue her work in photography. Spray attended Desert Vista High School.
The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is inviting women to a Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop April 25-27 at Friendly Pines Camp outside Prescott.
Scott Berger of Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry presents Kate Forbes with a custom-designed pendant in recognition of the first-ever Anchor of Hope Award from the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter. Photo by Todd Tamcsin Photography
Brenda Priddy seems like a real nice lady. The Chandler wife and mother, who once worked as a bookkeeper, is friendly from the moment we say hello, and she readily answers my long list of questions despite fighting an awful head cold.
I love my job. Yes, I’m only three months into my new role in church communications, but I’m beginning to scratch the surface of passions I began exploring not too long ago in video production, storytelling, and helping churches communicate their message clearly and effectively. I’m finding purpose and freedom to learn, grow,and be creative in my new role. But, the longer I live in the “real world” of jobs, careers, and long workweeks, I’m finding find that more and more people just don’t relate to the lyrics of a well-known country song, “Doin’ what I love and lovin’ what I do.”
Photographers with disabilities will get an opportunity to showcase their work in downtown Phoenix this year in the ninth annual art competition as part of the city’s efforts to promote disability awareness.
Traditional Spanish tapas are small plates of delectable, savory edibles shared along with lively conversation among friends in a casual, convivial setting. PhotoTapas at Gilbert creative space Art Intersection creates a similar environment with photography as the focal point. Here’s how:
Imagine hopping onto the back of da Vinci’s portrait of Mona Lisa and cruising it down the streets of France or saddling up New York’s Charging Bull and riding it into Times Square. Although piggy-backing a piece of artwork and parading it through public venues might sound like a looney fantasy, the art students of South Mountain High School have made it a reality.
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last June, I was forced to cut back on reviewing movies every week. In between chemo treatments and sleeping for days on end, I’ve made an effort to see as many new releases as possible. Now at the start of a promising new year, I am happy to announce that I am virtually cancer free. Even better, I have a lot of truly great films from yesteryear to talk about.
Billy Hardiman, a junior at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee, has been making a name for himself in the field of photography, working as a part-time photo journalist for the Wrangler News.
Immerse yourself in all things western at this antique and art show featuring more than 150 western and Indian artists displaying rugs, bead work, vintage firearms, Hollywood mementos, western books and photography and historic saddles and bridles.