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Scottsdale gallery exhibits student artwork

Artwork by student at New Way Academy in Scottsdale

The Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale will be exhibiting work by students from New Way Academy during this month’s Scottsdale ArtWalk, taking place on Dec. 8. New Way Academy is a private school in Scottsdale serving K-12 students with learning differences including “dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and language based learning differences.”

Art by New Way Academy student

Student works will be exhibited from 6:30-8:30pm and many pieces will be available for sale, according to New Way Academy art teacher Linda Bonnell — who led the students in creating this collection. The Scottsdale ArtWalk, presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, takes place from 7-9pm.

The Calvin Charles Gallery website notes the it “brings together an eclectic blend of international artists living and working in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan, modern masters from Europe, Australia and the Americas, as well as mid-career nationally recognized artists, and local emerging treasures.”

This is the third time the gallery has partnered with New Way Academy to exhibit student artwork and raise funds for the school. Proceeds will directly benefit the New Way Academy art department to continue its support and education of children with learning differences.

Note: The Scottsdale Gallery Association is opening a “Holiday Small Works Show” on Dec. 1. Click here to learn more.

Coming up: The making of a Munchkin


Art adventures: Historic Glendale

When I found myself with unexpected free time last weekend, I headed to Glendale to explore their historic district in search of all things arts and culture.

First I headed to a street lined with antique shops, cafes and other charming offerings — and then hit the Glendale Civic Plaza, where I admired the city’s public safety memorial.

After driving just a few blocks, I discovered Catlin Court, but failed to notice until after I’d parked that the lot I’d chosen was adjacent to the Manor at Catlin Court — where a young couple was exchanging wedding vows during an outdoor ceremony.

I tip-toed away from my car, camera in hand, and strolled the neighborhood in search of a bit of local flavor — and am pleased to share some photos from my adventures below:

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If you’re eager to enjoy some casual outdoor time this weekend, consider attending the free “Artwerks First Saturdays” event April 2 from 10am-4pm.

To learn more about arts and culture in the city of Glendale, check out their online “Glendale Public Arts” brochure  — available at the www.visitglendale.com website.

— Lynn

Note: Say a special hello to the fine folks at “A Shot of Java” and “The Open Door” — who were especially gracious during my visit to their neck of the woods. I’m sorry to report that you can no longer enjoy The Bead Museum because it’s been permanently closed.

Coming up: Phoenix Improv Festival, Fringe gets twisted