You buy your books from Amazon.com and your housewares from IKEA, and you only grant foreigners and their charming accents passage rights to your uterus. Whats wrong with you? Havent you ever heard about giving back to the community, about appreciating and encouraging local efforts?
Support homegrown art by checking out the Local Produce exhibit, which showcases the talents of 14 Arizona-based visual artists. The work includes Mark Kletts black-and-white environmental photography questioning the passage of time and Matthew Moores aerial landscape shots documenting the transformative effects of development. Rhonda Zwillingers retro-posh jewelry flaunts the ability of her lithe fingers, as do Angela Ellsworths meticulous sketches of black thread on paper napkins. Even fine art finds representation via Anthony Velasquezs classical still life oil paintings. The other participating artists, each remarkable in his or her own way, include Hayv Kahraman, Nissa Kubly, Elena Lourenco, Carrie Marill, Mayme Kratz, Marie Navarre, Gregory Sale, Julianne Swartz, and James Turrell.