AZ Lifestyle

The Colors of Tradition

Long before cowboys and pioneers, Native Americans were the epitome of the spirit of the West. They first learned to cultivate crops from the dry, brittle desert floor, and it was their ways that allowed pioneers, miners and cowboys to survive in the rugged Southwest.

Experience Art in the Beauty of Sedona

Each year, the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition invites guests from across Arizona to visit stops on the Spring Open Studios Tour, which provides a unique opportunity for guests to visit artists in their studios. For the first time in 15 years, the tour will encompass three days of artistic insight and excitement April 27 through 29.

Savor the Taste of Caring

You’ve probably seen the fleet of white vans with blue Foothills Caring Corps emblems painted on the side. You may even know one or more of the many people who make up the army of Foothills Caring Corps volunteers. What you may not be aware of is just how important they are to hundreds of people.

Contemporary Cowboy: The Art of Michael Swearngin

In the early 1960s, on a 320-acre farm outside Knob Noster, Missouri, Anne Fay Swearngin cared for her grandson while doing the laundry. Without indoor plumbing, it was a time-intensive task and she feared that, unless the boy was thoroughly occupied, he might wander off and fall into the farm’s 160-foot-deep well. She handed him a bit of chalk and some crayons.

A Feast for the Senses at Sonoran Festival of Art Extravaganza

When ceramist Christopher Heede sits at his potter’s wheel the weekend of March 9 through 11, he’ll be surrounded by a large crowd of people as he throws his clay. But rather than demonstrating in his popular studio, Heede’s creative process will be on display at the Sonoran Festival of Art Extravaganza at Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek.

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