Art

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Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success.

The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River.

Beverly Shumway

It was pretty apparent early in his life that Ryan David Orr was destined to be a musician. He began writing and performing original music at 13, and has since lived all over the country honing what he calls his impressionistic style of folk music. Now based in Pinetop-Lakeside, he writes and records on the same property he once shared with his mother, one of his biggest influences. For the latest installment of our series Eats and Beats, Ryan David Orr shares the evolution of his deeply personal music.


Melissa Sevigny

When you see a bronze statue of a fallen solider somewhere in northern Arizona, chances are Neil Logan was the artist. He works from photographs and sketches to design large-as-life memorials for war veterans, as well as police officers, firefighters, even K9 dogs. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Logan at his Sedona foundry. For this Veteran’s Day he shares his journey from Vietnam to public art. 

Justin Regan

Every piece of art has meaning. But art made from found items takes on a new level of symbolism. The materials themselves can be the inspiration for the artist. This month, Flagstaff is celebrating the 15th annual Recycled Art Exhibition. Here, we profile two artists.  The first is oil painter Rebecca Macintyre. She created a mosaic inspired by mountains of broken sleds and snow play trash left in the forest this winter.   

Dawn Kish

Saturday marks one week since millions of people joined, perhaps, the largest demonstration in American history. The Women’s March on Washington went far beyond the nation’s capital, as hundreds of similar rallies took place around the world, including northern Arizona. Thousands of people turned out for sister marches in Sedona, Prescott, and Flagstaff. Award-winning photographer Dawn Kish captured the scene, as a sea of pink overflowed a snow-packed downtown Flagstaff. Kish joined Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo to discuss witnessing the event, from behind the lens.


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