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    All-out geekery, trivia, and a pop-up art gallery round out Jackalope Ranch's top picks for things to do in (and around) Phoenix this week. Weekly Trivia Night We can't prove it, but...
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    Center for Meteorite Studies Collection So you got a rock on your finger? Big deal. This season we're skipping the engagement photos and looking at the big picture: outer space. Home to...
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    Brent Bond's latest exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts might make you rethink artistic appropriation. "Accomplice" features a selection of Bond's work from the past decade alongside some...
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    Consider Mona Lisa messed with. The Last Supper? Let's say, supplemented. And as for The Two Fridas, you'd be correct to guess that they've been funked up. You can see all of the above (and...
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    Best of Phoenix hits newsstands Sept. 26. In conjunction with this year's Vintage Phoenix theme, New Times is collaborating with R. Pela Contemporary Art to present "Hot Plate!" It's an...
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    Shout-out everyone who braved the higher temps of the past months to continue supporting the local art scene. We salute you. As the temperatures drop, we know y'all are getting excited to...
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    Forget the weekday womp-womps. Here's something to do each day this week. CraftHackEV @ Gangplank HQ Emulate as we might, we are not and never will be Martha Stewart-style domestic...
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    A new exhibit at Mesa Contemporary Arts invites the viewer to explore the possibilities of madness. “Bipolar,” by artists Alice Leora Briggs of Texas and Albert Kogel of Tucson,...
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    Arizona artist Ron Burns doesn’t paint dogs in bowler hats playing cards -- that would be too easy. Focusing on man’s best friend at his best, worst, and when working hardest,...
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    The six-foot saguaros dangling from the ceiling in "Creature-Man-Nature" at Mesa Contemporary Arts look like they could descend on you at any moment, so you'll have to overcome the urge to...
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    Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, and Mary Shindell are no strangers to collaborating with one another. The three artists are all staples in the Phoenix arts community. While their...
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    If the Nathan Sawaya exhibit at Mesa Contemporary Arts is underwhelming, it's only partly because there's so little of it. "People keep coming up and saying, 'Is that all?'" the nice woman...
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    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 will pool and dry. 35 local masters of this...
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Since 1976, Mesa Contemporary Arts has presented curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists.

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