Artist: Suzanne Falk
Medium: oil on canvas
Growing up in Phoenix I have a strong connection to the nostalgia of Van Buren Ave. As a kid my family and I would drive up and back along Van Buren pointing out the cool neon, hookers, and colorful characters. The Kon Tiki held a special allure with it's tiki peaked roof and cloud touching sign and mysterious guests renting by the hour. I continue to hold out hope that Phoenix will embrace its "black sheep" rather than try to erase them.
The countdown to Best of Phoenix begins! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
Imagine PHX, so far:
100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography
98: William LeGoullon's Table
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center
95: Allison Elliott's Walls of Downtown Phoenix
94. Fausto Fernandez's Grid City
93. Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water
92: Dayvid LeMmon's Process / Gentrification
89.Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain
88.Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang
87.Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix
86.Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper
85.Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape
84.Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact
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83.Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen
Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com