Art Scene

“There is some confusion as to what magic actually is…I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form, is literally magic.” – Alan Moore

Book Report

Good books have always been an antidote—to feeling alone, to bigotry, to being stuck in one’s own head—and while we may be doomed to live in an eternal and trying present, books can deliver us a bit of time travel too: a reminder of the past we’ve come from, a glimpse at a future we might head toward. We advise that you keep reading.

Fashion

In the brand-centric world we live in, some believe that wearing the logo of a luxury fashion house signifies sophistication and success. It’s the outward marking of one’s sartorial tribe, and it can reveal hints about the wearer’s values and aspirations, as well as one’s personal style.

Curtain Call

Set against the breathtaking views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the annual Vail Dance Festival is known for providing an especially stunning performance opportunity for the world’s premier dancers. In order to keep its magic alive during the pandemic, the event chose to present a specially curated selection of performances from the past 10 years, which included debuts, revivals, and new works made in Vail. Hosted by Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, with appearances by a range of the extraordinary dancers and musicians who have made Vail a summer laboratory for creative collaboration, the week long program is available on its YouTube channel through Saturday, August 15.

Art Scene

Art Scene

UP CLOSE FROM A DISTANCE part two Text and Images Courtesy of Lisa Sette GalleryFor over 35 years, Lisa Sette Gallery has remained committed to discovering and exhibiting original, intriguing forms of expression including painting, sculpture, photography, and...

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Taste

Taste

MEALS & DEALS ORDER TAKE-AWAY, DINE AT- HOME Text by Kathryn BrooksTired of preparing one meal after another? Why not give yourself a break and order a take-away family dinner from one of the Valley's delicious restaurants. Here are three of our favorite meals and...

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Television

Television

Little Voice Now Showing on Apple TVMeet Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while handling rejection, dating drama and family issues. Featuring original music by Grammy-winner Sara Bareillies, this is a story about finding your...

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Galleries

ARTIST CARRIE MARILL new archival prints at Lisa Sette Gallery Text and Images Courtesy of Lisa Sette GalleryAbove left: Artist Carrie Marill at work. Left: Two pigment prints by Carrie Marill.Carrie Marill is a meticulous artist, sophisticated and considered in her...

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Art Scene

Art Scene

With the dog days of summer nearly upon us now, there’s no denying—it’s hot out there. With temperatures averaging 100+ degrees in the Valley of the Sun, beat the heat with some of the “coolest” artworks from the PhxArt collection, including sun and swimwear from our renowned fashion collection. Plus, we’ve included our usual reading, viewing, and playlists inspired by this week’s virtual-visit theme to help transport you to more temperate climes.

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Beauty

Beauty

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a bath. You deserve a treat, so why not splurge in your own home? A selection of nourishing oils, cure-all elixirs, fragrant foams and soothing soaks will elevate your bath into a full-fledged spa experience. Just light several of your favorite candles, get your background music going and get ready to have all your cares slip away.

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Giving Back

Giving Back

When wild animals are found injured, orphaned or displaced by encroaching land development, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) knows just what to do. The nonprofit organization is there to help our native wildlife by giving them a safe place to recover and grow; a place where their wildness is nurtured and encouraged.

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Mindset

Mindset

Several years ago I began experimenting with work-from-home days on a very limited basis. I had heard the concept of the “cloud office” for over a decade and was intrigued by the possibilities it might afford me. Escaping the daily commute hassle two days a week as well as avoiding the endless round of in-office meetings and interruptions was reason enough to give it a try. My goal was to remain productive, submit quality work and meet deadlines in a timely manner while staying connected to my colleagues and clients. I quickly learned that working off-site certainly has its benefits, but it also requires a great deal of self-discipline. After much trial-and-error, here are ten tips on how I made it work for me and, most importantly, for my associates and clients.

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Taste

Taste

When you’re looking for the best money can buy, certain foods should top your list. These extremely rare and unique items are in demand for those seeking to taste something that only a few elite foodies would ever consider worth the splurge. Peruse the descriptions to see if any strike your fancy. Then check out the price tag. Warning: you may need to make arrangements with your banker before finalizing your purchase. But, why not? You only live once. Bon appétit!

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The Arts

The Arts

Arizona Opera is thrilled to announce its production line-up and casting for the 2019/2020 Season, delivering thought-provoking new works, beloved classic operas, and the revival of an immensely popular modern masterwork premiered by Arizona Opera. The reveal of the upcoming Season is accompanied by the exciting announcement of Arizona Opera’s commissioning of its second world premiere.

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The Arts

The Arts

Over the course of an accomplished, decades-long career, Guatemalan artist Luis Gonzalez Palma has worked to distill the poetic from the photographic, altering and obscuring the formal tenets of the medium of photography while paying tribute to its profound historical and theoretical implications.

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Around Town

Around Town

The Heart Ball, one of the Valley’s most popular and prestigious social events of the year, was held on November 17, 2018 at the Phoenician Resort. The annual Ball, now in its 59th year, is the major fundraiser, both locally and nationally, for the American Heart Association. The evening celebrates the lives saved and improved by the community’s ongoing commitment to make heart health a priority.

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Entertainment

Entertainment

We’re never shy about our devotion to all things Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and the like for on-demand and streaming content. So, if you’re in need of a fashion boost, these documentaries are accessible and will surely reignite your love of style.

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The Arts

The Arts

Opening this Saturday at Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist explores the work of a relatively unknown artist who was a pioneer of 20th-century American abstraction.

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Mindset

Mindset

The mind-body connection means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are. Conversely, what we do with our physical body, such as what we eat, how much we exercise and even our posture, can positively or negatively impact our mental state.This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies.

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SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE

Now in its ninth year, the Independent Woman Luncheon has become one of the premier philanthropic events in the Valley, celebrating the contributions of creative, successful women as they support the arts and educational programming at Phoenix Art Museum. In years past, the event has featured high profile speakers like interior designer Amy Lau, HGTV star Sarah Richardson and tastemaker Carolyne Roehm.

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