As an artist who focuses on nature, Thomas found positivity amid the uncertainty in news reports of “the natural world rebounding and flourishing with the absence of humanity.”
She elaborates, “Polluted rivers became clean, skies became clear, wildlife returned into the spaces abandoned by people. I began to imagine trees and vines growing tall and taking over, animals roaming our streets and yards, reclaiming the planet. When I went on walks, the ravens seemed to be cawing in victory! I wanted to capture my vision of this world in which we coexisted with nature, and held its care as a priority in our hearts. Although the changes I saw were fleeting, I remain inspired by the flexibility of the natural world. It appears that by changing our behavior, we could change the world in which we live—something that often seems impossible—and that gives me such hope.”
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Arden Gallery is looking to 2021 with hope and positivity with their January group show Floral Still Life, signifying unity and rebirth.
The World We Share
As 2021 arrives, RJD Gallery curated an exhibition that helps define inner feelings and the current times. The show, titled The World We Share, will feature artwork from artists such as Geoffrey Laurence, Julia Chen, Matt R. Martin, Salvatore Alessi, Margaret Bowland and Frank Oriti.
CINDY RIZZA - Recorded History
A pile of lovingly made and lovingly used quilts and afghans on a chair in the afternoon sun is a comforting sight. It might inspire remembrance of things past or the idea of curling up underneath one of them for a nap.
Scottsdale & VICINITY
While other states in the country prepare for their cold, winter months, Arizona comes alive with its dynamic, diverse art scene. It’s not all tumbleweeds and dusty earth but rather a burgeoning art destination from the small northern towns of Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona, to the larger cities of Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale.
Garvey|Simon in New York is a private dealer and art advisory service in New York. In 2016, it’s co-founder Elizabeth K. Garvey devised an innovative Review Program “to open a dialogue between artists and galleries, a practice that has long been anathema to gallery orthodoxy.”
MOMENTS IN TIME
COLLECTOR'S FOCUS STILL LIFES
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Engaging with the Arts
The 31st annual Celebration of Fine Art returns January 16 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
BETSY EBY Mystics
The American Quaker John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem about the Vedic practice of consuming a hallucinogenic drink in rituals. As a Quaker he advocated, rather, waiting for “the still small voice of calm.”
Learning to Fly, by Spanish sculptors Coderch & Malavia, depicts a boy leaning forward, poised on tiptoe, confident that his dream of flying will be realized by his wings of corrugated cardboard, bamboo and rope that will carry him above the trees and the sea.
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PUBLISHING AMID A PANDEMIC: How Board Games Survived and Thrived in 2020
COVID’s lasting impacts on our health and economy are still far from being understood. It will take many of us years, perhaps even a decade, to unravel what has changed in the last year. But some patterns are emerging, at least in the board gaming hobby, that indicate many publishers were well ahead of the curve even before the threat of a pandemic affected their supply chains worldwide. As the world began locking itself down to quell the threat of COVID-19, people continued to find solace in hobbies. Soon, the business journals and magazines of the world began tracking the increase of sales across a wide swath of interests as people did anything and everything to take their minds away from the weight of a pandemic circling the globe. Turns out, everything from toys, guitars, crafts, and board games were selling well despite a deflated economy. Report Linker’s “Board Games Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026” estimates that sales in the hobby will grow by 13 percent in the next five years, even with continued lockdowns. But what about the hobby as a whole? This article examines how 2020 affected the board gaming industry through three facets — big box stores, local board gaming cafes and stores, and the digital space — and how the pandemic has shaped them in the interim as well as moving forward. Is this projected forecast of its growth still as rosy?
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TALK TO ME Thomas is hard at work on the new Hope for the Future line when Ridge arrives at the office. Ridge admires Thomas’s work and dedication. The topic soon turns to Hope, and Ridge wonders if Thomas still has underlying feelings for his ex.
B&B: BROOKE CONFRONTS THOMAS ABOUT HOPE
Thomas overhears a conversation between Brooke and Ridge where she expresses her fears about Thomas reverting to his old ways regarding Hope.