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Nadia Hironaka My Stars, 2003

Nadia Hironaka My Stars, 2003

Conversations @ 11
Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – Artist Nadia Hironaka

Opening Reception
Friday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.



In her multi-channel video installation, The Late Show, Nadia Hironaka expands the cinematic experience into the realm of the gallery environment. Synthesizing video projection, videos on monitors and audio, Hironaka entices the viewer to imagine characters leaving the confines of the projected image and entering the real space of the gallery. Using an abandoned drive-in movie theater as her point of departure to examine the convergence of cinematic and real space, Hironaka also asks us to reflect on how mood and emotion are constructed within the context of film.

ASU Art Museum Presentation
Organized by John Spiak, ASU Art Museum Curator, The Late Show will be installed in the Arizona State University Art Museum’s Nelson Fine Arts Center location.


Written by Bob Martin

October 8, 2008 at 5:48 am

The Heard Museum and the History of Indian School

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Carlisle Indian School student body, March 1892.
Recently I visited the Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona and saw the exhibit

Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience”

an exhibit that pulls at your heart.
This is a righteous part of American History and the belief that we could decide what is best for others.

I located a NY Times Article, ironnically dated July 5th, 1896, which about the Phoenix Indian School. In reading it you see that “Spin” is not a new invention.

The original Phoenix Indian School Campus is not far from the Heard. The school is no longer functioning and is undergoing renovations and one day I guess it will become a museum.

The photo on the right has me ask the question, when you are forced to be other then who you are, what happens to your creativity?

Written by Bob Martin

June 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm


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If you are in New York, stop by the Metropolitan Transit Authority Museum and see the work of Marvin Franklin, read his story and appreciate him and his work.

Marvin Franklin

Written by Bob Martin

December 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Posted in Art, Artist, Galleries, Museums

Scottsdale Artists’ School announces classes in North Valley

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“Art Thursdays”, drawing and watercolor classes for beginning and intermediate

artists and a plein air open studio, to be held in Cave Creek beginning on January 17, 2008.

The classes will run for 8 weeks, through March 6.

“Beginning Drawing” will be taught by Larry Charles on Thursdays from 9 am to noon and Bill Lundquist will teach “Watercolor” from 1 to 4 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, located at 6502 East Cave Creek Road. James Coulter’s “Plein Air Open Studio” will be held on location at different sites in the North Valley.

Registration begins on November 28th. For more information please call the School at 480-990-1422.

Written by Bob Martin

November 19, 2007 at 6:13 pm

"Because Only Demons think in Straight Lines"

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ww4w Says Joe Ray, a wonderful artist I met at the family day at the new “Tempe Center for the Arts” this past weekend. His work is lush with color and fun.

There may have been over 5 thousand people who visited on Sunday and I shook hands with a couple of hundred so my arm tells me.

Written by Bob Martin

September 12, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Posted in Art, Monoprints, Museums

People I Know an Exhibit at the Shemer Art Center and Museum

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If you are in town, please join me at the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix AZ. for an exhibit of my paintings. The opening reception is on the September 18th from 7PM to 9PM

Written by Bob Martin

September 7, 2007 at 9:05 am

Posted in Art, Artist, Exhibit, gallery, Museums

Welcome to the Desert

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Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts

The City of Tempe Arizona has been under going a change to its skyline. The new Tempe Center for the Arts’s structure is a eye catcher as you drive east or west on the state highway 202.

Inside the center there is a combination of the elegance of natural wood, glass, steel and concrete and reminds me of the lofts and galleries of New York’s Chelsea and Soho.

One of the features at the new building will be a 3,500 foot gallery, featuring the works of local artist.


Written by Bob Martin

August 6, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Posted in Art, Artists, Galleries, Museums