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2011 Stories by Claire Lawton

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  • Built to Scale

    published December 15, 2011

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Scottsdale home, studio, and workspace, Taliesin West. To celebrate,... More >>

  • Liquid Force

    published December 15, 2011

    Watercolor is a finicky medium -- one that depends on its surroundings as well as the careful skill of its artist who determines how the paint... More >>

  • American Idols

    published November 17, 2011

    The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and San Xavier del Bac are all Arizona icons that have been captured by some equally iconic photographers. You... More >>

  • Watered Down

    published December 22, 2011

    To celebrate the 100-year mark of President Theodore Roosevelt traveling west to lend his name to the Roosevelt Dam, the Phoenix Public Library... More >>

  • First Personal

    published December 22, 2011

    Oh, to be absorbed in an artist's narrative. From political paranoia and impossible missions to tales of trash cans and shoe-decorated... More >>

  • Night Lights

    published December 29, 2011

    Nothing beats a New Year hangover (or at least keeps the kids occupied while you recover) like gazing at a blazing display of more than 7... More >>

  • Reptillian Agenda

    published December 29, 2011

    Don’t miss the last weekend to check out ASU Art Museum’s “Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect," complete with drawings,... More >>

  • In The Black

    published December 8, 2011

    During December, Practical Art will feature the latest work by photographer and visual artist Jay Hardin, whose black and white digital photos,... More >>

  • The Gift of Fab

    published December 22, 2011

    Nothing beats a holiday gift of local art. For one, since it's locally made you probably won't have to punch someone at Wal-Mart to get the... More >>

  • Garden Party

    published December 1, 2011

    It's time to get all warm and glowy -- Las Noches de las Luminarias kicks off this month and runs for 21 nights. In addition to... More >>

  • Art of More

    published December 29, 2011

    If the ball game and promise of endless parading, beer, chips, and dip isn’t enough to get you riled up for the annual Fiesta Bowl, be... More >>

  • Cheers to a New Year from Chow Bella

    published Dec 31, 2011

    Phantom Cocktails from Ty Migota on Vimeo. Nice to see you here! We're out popping corks, setting off fireworks and lining up some fabulous content for Chow Bella, the 2012 edition. Wishing you and ... More >>

  • The Weekly Tween: Drive

    published Dec 30, 2011

    Each week, local artist, GIF afficionado and Holy Page creator Christian Fillardo, creates The Weekly Tween, an animated image of something he finds in the local art community.&nbs... More >>

  • In Review: Phoenix's Hellos and Goodbyes of 2011

    In Review: Phoenix's Hellos and Goodbyes of 2011

    published Dec 30, 2011

    ​As we bid farewell to the year and look ahead to 2012, Jackalope Ranch contributors will bring you some greatest hits from 2011. In a year, things come and go. In 2011, we said hi and bye to plent... More >>

  • Cheers to a New Year

    Cheers to a New Year

    published Dec 30, 2011

    . ​Just an idea (or six) on how you might have to get dressed in the morning. Happy 2012 from your (antlered) friends at Jackalope Ranch.... More >>

  • Phoenix Comicon: Call for Volunteers

    published Dec 29, 2011

    ​If you're looking to volunteer your time in exchange for some face time with Captain Kirk and a slew of your fellow geeks, take note: Phoenix Comicon organizers are looking for volunteers. The... More >>

  • Native Seeds/SEARCH Offers Grain School in Tucson

    Native Seeds/SEARCH Offers Grain School in Tucson

    published Dec 28, 2011

    ​The members of Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S), the Tucson-based seed bank, have been busy planning a curriculum and gathering guest speakers for the state's first Grain School. The six-day pr... More >>

  • Twilight-Inspired Baby Names Top the Arizona Charts ... Again

    Twilight-Inspired Baby Names Top the Arizona Charts ... Again

    published Dec 27, 2011

    ​Too bad J.K. Rowling couldn't come up with cuter names for her magical literary characters -- or at least names we could pronounce on this side of the pond (say it slowly ... "her-my-ah-knee").&nbs... More >>

  • Phoestivus, A Year in Photos, and a Mary X-Mas Rave Over the Weekend

    Phoestivus, A Year in Photos, and a Mary X-Mas Rave Over the Weekend

    published Dec 26, 2011

    ​Downtown's Phoestivus Market You might have expected the 2011 Phoestivus Market to have gone down at Tom's Restaurant, the world of Seinfeld and all-things-festive-Phoenix collided at Downtown... More >>

  • <i>Magical Moment</i> by Luster Kaboom

    Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

    published Dec 26, 2011

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  • What Are You Doing Here?

    published Dec 25, 2011

    Happy holidays! We're not sure why you're here, but we're glad you made it -- you being here's a great excuse to share another drool-wrothy, stop-motion find (starring, yes, colored pencils). See you ... More >>

  • Barrio Queen and Silvana Bistro: Behind the Design Scenes with Silvana Salcido Esparza

    Barrio Queen and Silvana Bistro: Behind the Design Scenes with Silvana Salcido Esparza

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Editor's Note: Barrio Queen is now open! And we got a taste. ​Silvana Salcido Esparza's wanted to open another restaurant since she opened the doors of her first local venture on 16th Street in... More >>

  • Art House

    published December 15, 2011

    Beth Tom's the kind of artist who's not afraid to show up to an art show with an oversized, papier mache rabbit head on her shoulders. She's... More >>

  • Voyage Trekkers Web Series to Screen at FilmBar in January

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Grab your plastic, intergalactic ray gun and your handmade space suit -- the worst space crew in the galaxy is coming to FilmBar. Voyage Trekkers, the local sci-fi comedy web series dir... More >>

  • Claire Lawton on How the Mural Scene Boomed but Some Galleries Went Bust

    published December 29, 2011

    It was a weird year for Arizona and a bright one for Phoenix. In 2011, the national spotlight hovered over the state's border policies and... More >>

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