WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ARIZONA CONSORTIUM, 2008?
PARADISE VALLEY ARTISTS LEAGUE
Paradise Valley Artists League joins First Friday Sadie Jo Smokey - The Arizona Republic. View Article at AZ Central
For the members of the Paradise Valley Artists League, art is a way of life. Older than many other first-time artists exhibiting at First Friday hot spots, 20 members of the group will show their work this month in downtown Phoenix. They'll be at reception as part of the First Friday festivities.
The group, which meets monthly at the Paradise Valley Community Center in northeast Phoenix, is a talented bunch, said league president Elena Thornton. Thornton said she suggested the show to the gallery when she realized some members, such as 96-year-old Miriam Wechsler, wouldn't have an opportunity to show their work on their own. Members were delighted to contribute a painting or photograph to a collective exhibit to promote their work, and the league. "I wanted to feature as many artists as I could," said Thornton. "I'm just so proud of them."
View Article at AZ Central December 15, 2008
RUSSIA'S MUSIC: THE CONTINUUM
- Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC)
- Center for the Performing Arts (CPS)
- Main Stage
- 18401 N. 32nd St. Phoenix
Russian Music Festival begins with the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra from Tucson, Arizona. Five musicians and two dancers will perform traditional folk music and dance. Following a brief intermission, Russian-born singer, songwriter, and piano player, Marina V. from California will take the stage to perform her beautifully and soulfully modern songs in both Russian and English. Organized by PVCC Russian language instructor and artist Elena Thornton, originally from Bendery, Moldova in the former USSR.— Admission is FREE