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1997 Stories by Edward Lebow

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  • Pot Bust

    published December 25, 1997

    "Domestic Pottery," the title of the current show at the Joanne Rapp Gallery, seems less a holiday sales pitch than a lesson in how far the... More >>

  • Feat of Clay

    published December 18, 1997

    You ordinarily wouldn't consider a cheese-loving Yorkshire inventor named Wallace and his mute dog, Gromit, the stuff of cinematic stardom. But in... More >>

  • Arts Education in Browne with Greene

    published November 6, 1997

    From his office in Los Angeles, Michael Greene, head of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)--the Grammy people--is waxing... More >>

  • The Vision Quest of Philip Curtis

    published October 16, 1997

    Perched on a swivel chair in the small living room of the Scottsdale home where he has lived since 1949, Philip Curtis is testing his vision. He... More >>

  • Western Union

    published September 11, 1997

    Aaah, the unspoiled West: Big space. Big light. Big view. Big lure for the millions who yearly go searching for the serenity and wilderness behind... More >>

  • Slick Transit

    published August 7, 1997

    When Scottsdale began talking about developing a new downtown transit center several years ago, urban-design junkies had plenty of cause to roll... More >>

  • Art on the Fly

    published July 24, 1997

    Not long into a tour of Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal Four (T-4), Lennee Eller changes from the curator of the airport's art program... More >>

  • Oolong Story

    published June 12, 1997

    There was an angry one in Boston harbor, a Mad one in Alice's wonderland. Now comes the Tempe Tea Party--a diverse assembly of artworks related to... More >>

  • Art Attack!

    published May 15, 1997

    Carol Zraket welcomes visitors to her Scottsdale home with a broad smile and the weary words, "He's in the war room." But before she can turn to... More >>

  • Prickly Subjects

    published May 1, 1997

    By almost any measure, "An Excess of Fact," Lee Friedlander's photographs of the Sonoran Desert at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative... More >>

  • Painting the Light Fantastic

    published April 17, 1997

    Impressionism has become so lovable and precious ($78.1 million for a Renoir painting in 1990) that we tend to forget what a poke in the eye the... More >>

  • Exile on Central Avenue

    published March 27, 1997

    Beyond sex, drugs, Top 10 marketing and the self-indulgences of youth, it's hard to name many lasting cultural associations with rock 'n' roll.... More >>

  • Mama and Dadaism

    published March 13, 1997

    For the past 16 years, the Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa has thrived on the fact that children would rather "just do it" than listen to or... More >>

  • Shmattes for Eggheads

    published February 6, 1997

    As luck would have it, my epiphany about "Art on the Edge of Fashion," a show of some 30 works by eight artists at ASU's Nelson Fine Arts Center,... More >>

  • Cultural Intercourse

    published January 16, 1997

    When the King of Spain sent Christianity to the New World in the 1500s, he hardly counted on finding heathens living as well as the ones Hernan... More >>

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