If you've ever found yourself gazing into the bottom of your cereal bowl wondering just how it came to be, you're in luck. The 13th Annual Self-Guided Ceramics Studio Tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at 14 ceramics studios scattered across the Phoenix metro area on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23.
Jeff Reich's Encroaching Night (2012) is glazed stoneware.
The two-day event, put on by ASU Art Museum's Ceramics Research Center, features a variety of exhibitions and live demonstrations free of charge.
Andrew Pielage The scene at MonOrchid's "25 Years Downtown."
These days it seems everyone's a photographer. Even if you have no idea what the rule of thirds means, chances are that device in your pocket is what you use to capture memories of your kid, create envy-inducing images of desert sunsets, or carefully frame everyday life. What's even more likely is that you use Instagram to do that.
Beyoncé has more than 10 million pairs of eyeballs "liking" and commenting on her pictures. Photographer Theron Humphrey took pictures of his dog and turned them into a book with a popular following. Hell, even we have an account.More »
"Accomplice" features a selection of Bond's work from the past decade alongside some of the prints he helped bring to fruition through Santo Press, a fine art publishing company he founded in 2009.
Image courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Jens Ziehe Olafur Eliasson, Beauty, 1993. Spotlight, water, nozzles, hose and electric pump, dimensions variable. Installation view at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
I've been able to see, touch, and hear art -- maybe even smell it -- in numerous exhibitions I've visited, but getting to take a piece of the artwork in a museum and eat it is a new one for me.
"Five Senses" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art hits every innate sense from taste to touch in an interactive collection of installation art. From Janet Cardiff's enveloping The Forty Part Motet (2001) to Olafur Eliasson's resonating Beauty (1993), this exhibit works to involve visitors every step of the way.
Gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Georgia O'Keeffe's Paul's Kachina (1931), oil on board, 8 x 8 in., is from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Just because an artist works in abstraction does not mean an exhibition of that artist's work should follow suit. Case in point: "Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land," currently on view at the Heard Museum.
The biographically driven exhibition, which includes 53 works by the artist, comes to Phoenix by way of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Divided into three subjects, the show purportedly explores how O'Keeffe was inspired by New Mexico and Southwestern culture between 1929 and 1953.
New Times photographers had a busy weekend. Did they snap your picture?
Jessica Obert Frontal Lobe Gallery's "Pseudo Science" offered a range of colorful, science-inspired works.
First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, 2/7/14
First Friday was alive with music, street performers, and food trucks Friday night, February 7, in downtown Phoenix. In the name of art, people from all over the valley came out to appreciate local artists' works. From Roosevelt A.R.T.S. Market's Hot Box Gallery to ASU's new Step Gallery, innovation and local creativity was the centerpiece of the evening for the mass of Phoenicians.
Beatrice Moore Artist Monica Aissa Martinez shows work in her studio.
Phoenix artist Monica Aissa Martinez is among the American artists being considered for inclusion in the exhibition "State of the Art" at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, according to a recent New York Times piece.
The show will feature works from 100 unsung artists from across the country. It's slated to open Saturday, September 13, at Crystal Bridges, which was founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton.More »
Jessica Obert The Hot Box Gallery opened its container doors on January 17 for Third Friday in Phoenix.
First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are Jackalope Ranch's top picks for shows and events not to miss this artful evening.
"Onloaded" at Hot Box Gallery
With funding from an ArtPlace America grant and support from Roosevelt Row CDC, Greg Esser turned a shipping container into an exhibition space at the Roosevelt A.R.T.S. Market. It's called Hot Box Gallery, and the movable art space's inaugural exhibition series is "Onloaded." Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art's Ted Decker curated the rotation of artwork, currently featuring works by Abe Zucca.
Now in its second year, PhotoTapas is taking over our state for the month of February, offering a nice diverse sampling from the Arizona photo community. This year, the series is being overseen by Art Intersection in Gilbert, but events also will be held in Tucson and across the metro Phoenix area.
Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman Before the Stars
We've compiled our list of must-see events around the Valley, but don't feel you have to stop there. Visit the full listing of events and let us know what you're pumped to see in the comments.