MADE Art Boutique is hosting a crafting panel this Wedensday, April 1, at 6PM. Join “Crafty Chica” Kathy Murillo, Cyndi Coon and Lisa Jacobs to talk about marketing, crafting advice, techniques and strategies for your craft business.
Space is limited, so stop in (922 N 5th Street) or call (602-256-6233) soon!
Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica, will talk about how she built her brand from a small web site to a mini crafty-empire of books, blogging, products and crafting cruises.
Cyndi Coon co-created Laboratory5 which includes stationary, textile pattern design, children’s books, and workshops. Cyndi will talk about brand building for the crafter and how to stretch in many directions. She will share her background as and artist, designer and crafter and answer questions.
Lisa Jacobs known to many as Sticker Club Girl, is a multitalented designer of handcrafted “wearable art” textiles, ranging from jewelry and tee shirts to purses and fashion-show dresses. Lisa will talk about the arts collective as a business model and balancing a day job and crafting.
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Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon rolled up his sleeves Saturday to help fend off the effects of global warming.
The mayor joined volunteers who were planting 40 trees in downtown Phoenix to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Valley Forward Association, an organization that promotes efforts to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities.
Full article here.
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Webcam Offers ‘Dean’s-Eye View’ of Park’s Art Installation
The sculpture, titled “Her secret is patience,” is set to be installed March 9 to 12. The design of the sculpture was inspired by Arizona’s distinctive monsoon cloud formations, and by saguaro flowers and boots (which form inside the cactus). Its title comes from a quote by poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
The webcam view from the sixth floor of the college, located next to the park in downtown Phoenix, overlooks the two giant steel rings which will help support the sculpture.
The webcam can be accessed online at http://copp.asu.edu/do/from-the-dean/civic-space. It is housed in the offices of Debra Friedman, university vice president and dean of the College of Public Programs at the Downtown Phoenix campus.
The flexible netting will be suspended 38 feet above the ground on a framework of steel rings, cables and poles. The artwork will rise to an overall height of 100 feet and be about 100 feet wide at the top. Special lighting will make the sculpture visible as a landmark at night.
The structure that will support the art sculpture was a complicated feat of engineering that was recognized with the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Arizona Structural Engineers Association.
When opened next month, the 2.77-acre Downtown Civic Space Park will include several large grassy areas, spaces with game tables, an interactive water feature, public seating and hardscape where student organizations can network, much like they do outside ASU’s Memorial Union in Tempe, and Phoenicians and visitors can mingle.
For information about the webcam view, contact Corey Schubert at (602) 496-0406 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about the net sculpture installation, contact Joyce Valdez at the City of Phoenix at (602) 262-6213.
Source: ASU College of Public Programs
Over 100 exhibitors and vendors representing organizations that provide products and services to those with disabilities will be on display in the South Building of the new Phoenix Convention Center from 9AM – 4PM. In addition, there will be demonstrations of “adaptive sports” and informative speakers throughout the day. Registration is free.
An active member in the disability community, Randall Howe will be the guest speaker of AZDX 2009. Mr. Howe has served as the Chair of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Center for Disability Law.
For more: azdx.com
Every weekend during the month of March, arts events will be hosted in downtown Phoenix and surrounding neighborhoods, along with events, exhibitions, and performances on other days throughout the month. In recognition of the local arts community and these public festivals, Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed March as “Phoenix Arts Month” and invites everyone to attend and celebrate.
- March 7-8, Art Detour: The city’s First Fridays art walk of local galleries and art spaces organized by Art Link. Free shuttles run beginning at Phoenix Center for the Arts, and take guests to destinations throughout downtown Phoenix.
- March 7-8, Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market: One of the nation’s most acclaimed gathering of Native American artists.
- March 12-15, West of Western Culinary Festival: Celebrating Arizona’s chefs and culinary arts at the Phoenix Art Museum
- March 15, Phoenix Art Museum: Spring exhibition “In Contemporary Rhythm” opens.
- March 21-22, Valley Fever Art Festival: Phoenix’s newest festival celebrating visual and performing arts, including music, dance, poetry, theater, street painting, and more at Heritage Square.
- March 28-29, Phoenix Fringe Festival: Innovative, experimental and provocative theater by local, national, and international artists.
For a full calendar of events during the month of March, click here.