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1998 Stories by Edward Lebow

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  • Far Out

    published December 24, 1998

    For more than 150 years, photographers have been busily snapping opposing realities and versions of the truth. They've wielded cameras as tools of... More >>

  • How Dare They?

    published December 10, 1998

    Arizonans have been joking about their cultural desert for years now. But recently Dr. Robert Knight, director of the soon-to-open Scottsdale... More >>

  • Menudo Descending a Staircase

    published November 26, 1998

    The 20th anniversary of the Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado--better known downtown as MARS Artspace--is as much a milestone of resilience as... More >>

  • Standard Brands

    published November 12, 1998

    Names like "A Puncher's Paradise," "Reluctant Mount," "Last Drop" and "Lickin' Clean" leave little doubt that you're in the company of men who... More >>

  • A Capitol Idea

    published November 5, 1998

    Martin Shultz's associates say that he has never been shy around power. A member of the Phoenix Comm- unity Alliance (PCA), a private group... More >>

  • Show Me the Mummy!

    published October 22, 1998

    Great art from past civilizations always seems to contain more future than past. Some of that might be because of the money and grandiose faith we... More >>

  • Cuba's Blue Period

    published October 8, 1998

    It's fairly easy to fall into the trap of looking to a nation's art for state department insights about its culture--one nation one art. But even... More >>

  • The Light Brigade

    published September 24, 1998

    The primary theme of Galeria Mesa's current exhibition, "Light Sensitive," is photography and the photographic processes that artists are using to... More >>

  • Havana Wonderful Time

    published September 24, 1998

    For those of you wondering what, besides cigars, salsa music and topnotch baseball talent, the 36-year-old embargo against Cuba has kept from you,... More >>

  • Cuba-ism

    published September 10, 1998

    In the art galleries and studios of Havana this summer, "ASU" has been the word on just about every artist's lips. They aren't parsing it out in... More >>

  • Art in the Proper Setting

    published September 3, 1998

    You don't often notice the effect that a museum's architecture has on exhibitions--the way the surroundings bolster some shows and diminish... More >>

  • Changing Hand

    published August 20, 1998

    Joanne Rapp has always been something of a "low talker"--that Seinfeldian girlfriend of Kramer's whose inaudible delivery got the politely nodding... More >>

  • Cyber Optics

    published August 6, 1998

    The Internet has reduced most of us to chimpanzees in the cockpit of a jumbo jet: clicking this, clicking that, listening, waiting, waiting some... More >>

  • Putting Globe on the Map

    published July 30, 1998

    All week long, people had been telling me upbeat things about Globe. What a small, welcoming and crimeless community it is--congenial to families,... More >>

  • Mitt Museum of Art

    published July 16, 1998

    We may never know why sports elevated the ancient Grecian imagination to Praxiteles, and has lowered the current Phoenician one to the art at Bank... More >>

  • Spaced Out in Tempe

    published June 25, 1998

    The Tempe Arts Center (TAC) has always existed precariously. It was conceived by a well-meaning city committee in 1981 to be an independent,... More >>

  • Do We Need Another Hero?

    published May 28, 1998

    Some 30 years after "Mrs. Robinson," no one wonders, in cheery Simon-and-Garfunkel tones, "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?" Everyone knows... More >>

  • The Age of Resin

    published May 14, 1998

    Nature has been the subject in search of a form in Mayme Kratz's art for some time now--especially fragments of nature. Since 1991, when she began... More >>

  • Provincial Scatology

    published April 30, 1998

    It's no secret that the identity of "Arizona" or "Southwest" art has been changing for some time now. As the urban forces that molded the cultures... More >>

  • The Mural Has Two Faces

    published April 16, 1998

    It's tough to miss the new mural wrapping the Mercer Mortuary building, on the southwest corner of 16th Street and Thomas Road. Its big, stylized... More >>

  • Firing Squad

    published March 26, 1998

    The railroad didn't do many favors for Southwestern American Indians. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it did bring them a vital new... More >>

  • Classics Illustrated, Poorly

    published January 15, 1998

    Given the long partnership that words and pictures have had in the evolution of alphabets and books, it isn't surprising to find contemporary... More >>

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