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Combining their Talents

Painter Amado Peña doesn’t know what to expect when he reunites with ceramist Rich Lopez for a unique collaboration at the Thunderbird Artists 25th Annual Fall Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, but that’s part of the fun.

An Era in Art

If art were words, Andy Burgess would be a master of anthologies. He would write about bygone eras in American history one post-war decade at a time, waxing eloquently about their illusory idealism and the rosy hope that has fed the American dream since before statehood.

A Proud Patriotic Tradition

For the 14th year in a row, Anthem’s streets will be bustling with festive floats, marching bands belting out patriotic tunes, and community members of all ages waving flags to honor and support our troops.

Arizona Musicfest Performances with a Purpose

Country music artist Wynonna Judd has been delighting audiences for 35 years, beginning with her iconic act with her mother Naomi and continuing through a successful solo career. Now, the five-time Grammy Award winner enters the stage as part of a Valley tradition that aspires to promote the arts.

A Limited Opportunity

Something fateful was in the air in  1980 when former IBM marketing executive Thomas Barnes decided to turn his passion for collecting fine art into a pursuit to discover some of the world’s most talented emerging artists.

The Tale of the Spire

Standing tall on the southeast corner of Scottdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright is an aqua blue, 125-foot steel and glass spire that, love it or hate it, is an iconic Scottsdale landmark with an interesting history. In fact, there may be more to it than you know!

Miles Beneath My Feet: Undetectable

In October 2017, I was sent to the urologist because the results of a routine blood test came back with an unusually high PSA reading. The urologist put me through a series of other tests, including a biopsy of the prostate, and in early December 2017, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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