For some, filling a house with the things that make it a home is all about thrift and function. Pretty things and baubles plucked from the shelves of the nearest discount store are hung, laid and placed without regard for where it came from or whose hands have worked to create it.
20th century French philosopher Jacques Maritain said, “Art comes from a deeper part of the intellect, not the reasoning part alone. There is an interpenetration of art and nature so that a place comes alive because of its history.”
Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Ballet are also presenting their own productions of “The Nutcracker” throughout December. Meanwhile, Center Dance Ensemble is performing Frances Ford Cohen’s “Snow Queen” at Herberger Theater Center through Dec. 16 and the Christian Dance Company will present the 31st anniversary of its holiday show “The Spirit of Christmas” Dec. 8–16 at Chandler Center for the Arts.
A perfect family breakfast for Christmas morning, or any morning! Make ahead of time, and then pop in the oven on the morning of the big day. Feel free to substitute any kind of leftover bread that you have. I just love the way the croissants look and taste!
An hour north of Phoenix in the rugged Bradshaw Mountains, Castle Hot Springs, one of Arizona’s first luxury resorts, was destroyed in a fire 42 years ago. Much to the delight of guests, it will be reopening its doors, and with its opening will come historical charm, modern amenities, fresh culinary options and relaxing activities in a peaceful setting.
From a hidden room in their Vicenza, Italy workshop, the two have not only created beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, but they’ve developed an innovative—and highly secret—formula that makes their sterling silver and gold jewelry easy to identify as Pesavento originals.
Our beautiful land is known for its desert landscapes and radiant sunsets, but those of us who call Arizona home know that, when the sun settles in for its evening rest, the darkness holds some of the most truly magical moments.
The value of this wonderful community event fosters and enhances this essential Arizona town. Having Christmas in Carefree right in our own backyard is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
The American West has always been a beacon for adventurers, entrepreneurs, trend-setters and, of course, artists. “New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West,” is an exhibition of 100 works by 70 well-known artists from the celebrated Tia Collection that makes its debut at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.
When Cave Creek’s Ciolim Gallery hosts a weekend-long fundraising event Nov. 17 and 18, the true beneficiaries will be the historic Salt River herd of wild horses who once numbered over one million strong. Now it is believed that fewer than 600 remain in Arizona.