Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Power of the Press

The Power of the Press:Shared Visions
Chandler Center for the Arts
An Exhibition of Prints and Collaborative Media
September 19th thru October 31st

Come and see what Lisa and I have been melting and printing on!

Tempe Arts Center Paper Biennial

This exhibition celebrates the one-year anniversary of the opening of the TCA and features works on paper, art made of paper and artists inspired by paper, a tradition for first anniversaries

Monday, August 25, 2008

Top Chef in Phoenix

I'm not much of a fan of TV in generally--especially reality shows but there are 2 shows that I like: Project Runway and Top Chef. I love that they have to think on their feet and create the craziest things. We started watching Top Chef because it runs after the PR season concludes.

Top Chef is doing a nation-wide sweep and breezed into the Phoenix Downtown Market a few Saturdays ago. (Get out and support your local farmers markets!!)

There were thousands of people at the downtown market shopping and waiting to participate in the culinary event, hosted by Top Chef contestants Richard Blais and Betty Fraser.The duo presented cooking demonstrations featuring local ingredients from the farmer's market. We got to see our fave from last season--Richard. Cooking with liquid nitrogen and a blow torch--who could ask for more? It was fun hearing the scoop about how the show runs. Plus, they made a delicious food for us!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kings Books

I mentioned Kings Books store in Tacoma who had all the Beautiful Angle Letterpress posters but I also needed to mention that it is just a fabulous indie bookstore! It is huge and has a wonderful selection of books. I found some great books on printing, bookbinding and art.

Now, this is my kind of bookstore--one with cats in residence. Nikko, the really big kitty.

Harriet the little 12 year old kitty. So nice! Check out Kings Books online.

Julie Chen & Flying Fish Press

If you don't know Julie Chen's work, go to Flying Fish Press right now! Gary and I got a chance to get of out the AZ heat and take a 2-day workshop with Julie in Eugene OR. It was mostly on content generation which was nice break and a fun workshop.

Julie's work is quite amazing and is collected all over the world. (Julie with workshop participants)

Beautiful Angle Letterpress

My friend Jessica told me about this letterpress group Beautiful Angle that runs around the city and puts up posters in Tacoma every month. The posters have become so popular they get taken down almost as fast as they go up. While visiting her recently, I got to see lots of their work at Kings Books in Tacoma since they have most of the posters. I'm sure the residents anticipate the next sighting. What a cool deal.

Check out their site to learn about them and see their work!