Arpaio to Display "Day-in-the-Life" Photos in Scottsdale Exhibit and Charity Auction

By Ray Stern

Now that he's won his fifth term, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio apparently feels comfortable showing the public his soft, sensitive, artistic side. A press release we received this morning (reprinted below) states he's slated to show his very own work in an upcoming art exhibit -- isn't that adorable?

It's one of those "day-in-the-life" exhibits, so the work could be starkly provocative, like the photo (at left) of Juan Mendoza Farias, who died in Arpaio's jail late last year. Look for stunning, controversial, politically sensitive photos that only Arpaio could produce.

Here's a possible sample:

5:30 a.m. -- Ava throwing away the unread morning newspapers on driveway.

6:30 a.m. -- A jail morgue shot of the latest dead jail inmate.

9 a.m. -- Jack MacIntyre leaning over desk in Arpaio's office, crossing out enemies' names on handwritten list.

9:45 a.m. -- Taser practice on inmates in jail.

10:40 a.m. -- Dave Hendershott on the phone, ordering the arrest of local journalists.

11:30 a.m. -- Lisa Allen and taxpayer-funded PR crew brainstorming on new Joe Show idea.

1 p.m. -- Parked at Sonic drive-up for lunch meeting; shot of Andrew Thomas in passenger seat dabbing at ketchup stain on his pants.

2 p.m. -- Deputies receiving internal department awards for meeting their Mexican arrest quotas.

3:30 p.m. -- Exterior shots of secret multi-million-dollar real estate investments in Fountain Hills.

4:10 p.m. -- Fawning New Zealand TV news reporters in Arpaio's home office.

5:15 p.m. -- Ava making spaghetti dinner in kitchen; small TV on counter is tuned to Fox News Channel.

6:30 p.m. -- Jason Rose, Dave Hendershott, and Barnett Lotstein sitting on floor around coffee table playing Monopoly with real money from pink boxer sale proceeds.

8 p.m. -- Perfecting his scowl in the bathroom mirror.

The press release about the exhibit follows:



Four Local Personalities Step Behind the Camera to Document a “Day in the Life” for Charity at the Mondrian’s Skybar

WHAT: AXE Proximity, 944 Magazine and the UnScene Photography Tour present UnScene Scottsdale, an exclusive one-night traveling photography exhibit and charity event at the Mondrian Hotel in Scottsdale. Offering undiscovered photographers the opportunity to expose their work in an avant-garde setting, UnScene Scottsdale will showcase the photo galleries of five emerging photographers aiming to capture the ‘unscene’ elements of Arizona. The winner will go on to compete against six other city finalists at the grand finale event in Los Angeles in Spring 2009, for a chance to win a national spread in 944 Magazine.

As a special element to the Scottsdale tour stop, four of Arizona’s “local celebrities” will document a ‘day in the life’ from behind the lens, with all photos displayed the evening of the event. Each celebrity will auction their prints with all proceeds to be donated to their respective charities.

The event will kick-off the official launch of the Mondrian’s poolside lounge and nightlife destination, Skybar, with special host, Grammy nominee Christina Milian.

UnScene Scottsdale Celebrity Photographers: * Jay Glazer — Regarded for his role as co-host on the hit show “Unnecessary Roughness,” Glazer has been a lead NFL insider for the past 15 years. His expertise is also showcased daily on Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period and Totally Football.

* Sheriff Joe Arpaio — Named “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Arpaio has served as Maricopa County Sheriff since 1992. He is also responsible for introducing the world-famous pink boxer concept to prisons.

* Alexis DelChiaro — Part of the morning team on FOX 10, Alexis DelChiaro is co-anchor to “FOX 10 News at Noon.”

* Sam Fox — CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts, this highly-acclaimed restaurateur has created 12 different concepts and 28 restaurants, pushing forward a unique dining experience in four different states and growing.

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:00 PM- 12:00 AM WHERE: Skybar Poolside at Mondrian Hotel Scottsdale, 7353 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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