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The Individualist Aaron Betsky Cultivates Rank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy

He stood as an imposing figure in front of the lecture hall, pacing the stage with furrowed brow as he observed the new faces of an incoming freshman class of architecture. A studied historian of architecture, this professor, who was also a child of the 1950s beat movement, a student of 1960s ethical liberation, and an ardent admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, would later become one of my most treasured educators.

On The Reel with Jane Alexander

As a Tony Award, Emmy Award and Academy Award winner and Oscar nominee, Jane Alexander is well-recognized for her artistic achievements. Next month, her career will come full circle because the actress, who once helped the independent film movement find its legs, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sedona International Film Festival

Passion Comes to Life at Arizona Fine Art Expo

Glassblowing demonstrations and classes, chef demonstrations, live music and a roster of both new and acclaimed artists are returning to Phoenix for another year of camaraderie and creation of fine art. These are just some of the reasons to visit the Arizona Fine Art Expo, the popular 10-week fine art show that takes place January 12 through March 25. Known as one of Arizona’s best venues for collecting fine art, the Arizona Fine Art Expo runs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. under the festive white tents at the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads, next to MacDonald’s Ranch.

Chewy Orange Date Cookies

Wintertime in Arizona means citrus trees bursting with fruits and an abundance of dates! Sugared oranges and sweet dates, combined with toasted pecans and oats, make for a perfectly chewy, unexpected cookie that everyone is sure to love!

The Art of Ubiquity

On a breezy but sunny Arizona winter day, John Randall Nelson answered his door wearing comfortable jeans and a paint-spattered denim jacket. A gray beanie, crocheted from yarn, hugs the crown of his head. He’s a tough-looking guy, tall and sturdy with a strong Romanesque nose, but he’s quick to grin with a smile that emanates from the inside.

Making the Connection: The Photography of Scott Baxter

I first noticed Scott Baxter’s work in 2012 as I made my way through the halls of Sky Harbor Airport. Homesick and weary from a long trip abroad, I looked up to see black and white portraits and scenery he’d captured for his Centennial Legacy Project, “100 Years 100 Ranchers.” He’d managed to depict Arizona ranch life so vividly and provocatively that I wanted to grab the nearest person by the shoulders and exclaim, “This is my home! These are my people!”

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