KBAQ Heart of the Arts

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First Friday on Roosevelt will be returning this week with hundreds of examples of the artistic talent in Phoenix. Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will be opening with painter Alfredo Escarcega’s work, which is heavily based on Surrealism. His influences come from his surroundings—from the barrios of Southern California to the deserts of Arizona, Escarcega’s Technicolor art offers a unique perspective on the world.
ASU Music Therapy Clinic & Guitars for Vets
Guitars for Vets, a national non-profit, was founded in 2007,with the aim of enhancing the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. In 2012, ASU's Music Therapy Clinic collaborated with the program, aiming to deepen the healing experience for veterans. K-Bach's Jane Hilton reports.
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Alex Laing, 2011 (photo by Leland Gebhardt)
The popular Downtown Chamber Series continues Sunday, July 7th, 2pm, and Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm at the Phoenix Art Museum. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with Clarinetist Alex Laing.
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David Maisel, The Mining Project (Clifton AZ 7), 1989. Pigment print, 2012 A/P, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA. © David Maisel
Have you started your list of "Cool things to do this summer?" Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Assistant Curator Claire Carter recently came by the K-Bach studios to tell us about the exhibition "David Maisel/Black Maps: American Landscapes and the Apocalyptic Sublime"-it opened June 1st and continues through September 1st.
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Tom Peterson rehearses with the Classical Revolution Crew at Tempe History Museum
Classical Revolution Phoenix continued their mission to expand the classical music audience with "Bayer & Peterson": a concert featuring the works of Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Tom Peterson. Both composers were recipients of the Judge's and Audience Awards from the 2012 Classical Revolution PHX AZ Centennial-Themed Composition Competition sponsored by the Tempe History Museum.
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