Local photographer Christopher Oshana

Christopher Oshana  Local photographer pulls back the curtain of those suffering from PTSD. By Nicole Royse   Local photographic artist Christopher Oshana’s work is raw, emotional, and moving. His imagery ranges from the majestic Arizona landscape, to rustic still lifes and captivating portraits that offer a glimpse into his subject’s psyche, as well as his own military past. A retired 20-year Navy vet ...

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Meet Valley artist Monica Aissa Martinez

Monica Aissa Martinez: Body Awareness in a New Light By Nicole Royse Photos courtesy of Monica Aissa Martinez A fascination with the human body, animals, and technology and its effects on us as a society are the inspiration for the intricate paintings and drawings by talented local artist Monica Aissa Martinez. Martinez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in metals and ceramics from the University of Texas ...

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Multimedia artist Gennaro Garcia

Genera Garcia's ethnic heritage is the inspiration for this multimedia artist’s vibrant work.  By Nicole Royse Local chef, restaurateur, and advocate Gennaro Garcia is also an artist who creates bodies of work that explore various media that include painting, woodwork, prints, ceramics, wearables, and murals. Growing up in an artistic household, he has always had a passion for the arts. His style is a combi ...

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Fred Tieken: Local artist bursts on the scene—and so do his paintings

FRED TIEKEN By Nicole Royse Local artist Fred Tieken creates electric artworks that examine a variety of issues and passions important to the artist. His paintings are a burst of color, figures, and words overlapping one another, guiding the viewer through the paintings and highlighting personal subjects and experiences. At first glance, Tieken’s artwork is reminiscent of Basquiat with his love of color, bo ...

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