The art salon is not, after all, a thing of the past. ArtsAz and its director Ernest McIntyre figured this out long ago, and every month hold the FirstMondays Art Salon, an ongoing series of free public programs at the Burton Barr Central Library. This month's artist, Lisa Takata, is not only worth hearing from -- she's worth emulating. Takata happens to be a founding member of the First Fridays ArtXchange, where artists create and exchange work with each other based on a theme (this month's theme is "Lucky Numbers"). A commitment to building community led Takata and her fellow artists to this idea, and beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, she will not only talk about her own work, she will share her fellow artists' work as well. The salon will be held in the Pulliam Auditorium at the library, 1221 North Central. Contact 602-256-3521 for... More >>>