Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

A Scandalesque Evening of Intrigue and Delight in Downtown Phoenix on Friday!

[Source: Scandalesque Event Description]

World:Life:Music & Scandalesque Present an Evening of Intrigue and Delight at The Duce…

A Scandalesque Burlesque show featuring new acts! Live sexy music, singing, dancing, specialty acts and more.

Hosted by the Mistress of Tease – Blissom Booble and featuring Scandalesque Artists:

  • Pyrrha,
  • Lady Fontayne,
  • Metta Morpheus,
  • Bella Bella,
  • Jazz Corset, and
  • the Scandaleque Twins (La La Ru and Saffron Mi Chelle)

Also featuring World Famous Rani “g” with Live Sax by Dan Puccio.

An event like no other – held in a prohibition era warehouse on a boxing ring stage. Be there!


21+ Event
Doors open at 9 pm
Show starts at 10 pm

The Duce, 525 S Cental Ave. [Map]

Tickets – $15 CASH at the door
Limited VIP tickets available.

For more info send an email to djrani.g@gmail.com or check out the Facebook event page.


Shapeshifters, A New Collaboration at Downtown Phoenix’s Modifeid Arts

Shapeshifters: Ingrid Restemayer & Christy Puetz

January 21st-February 12th, 2010

Christy Puetz, Shapeshifters

In an exciting new collaboration at Modified Arts, artists Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz explore issues of implied symbolism, identity and self in the exhibition Shapeshifters. Through the stimulating interaction of Ingrid’s mixed media stitching and Christy’s meticulously beaded sculptural installation, the artists express the human nature to assign meaning and assume roles. Together the work creates a delightful, yet paradoxical, atmosphere alluding to the artists’ experiences of changing from one self to another and adapting to culture and context.

The common found objects in Ingrid’s intimately-scaled mixed-media pieces are ensnared and preserved in delicate hand-embroidered environments. The artist says of the work, “Drink swords, pushpins, bits of pop culture and the flotsam of everyday life are transformed in meaning or symbolism when I combine them with hand-stitching–changing their physical or implied contexts.” Each object alternately seems held in captive surrender or active rebellion to its threaded restraints.

Christy’s beaded taxidermy animal forms blend pristine white surfaces with erupting colors, elaborate patterns and organic shapes. The work subtly addresses the issues of the different faces we each put forth given our current surroundings, as well as the eventual effect these transformations have on who we become as a whole—a conglomeration of parts of different creatures. Positioned in a mythical environment inspired by the Greek tale of the Three Fates, each form is transformed into a creature—a creature not yet in full existence, but in the process of changing form, color, and purpose.

Ingrid and Christy earned their BFAs in Fiber Arts together at the University of North Dakota in the 1990s. Ingrid resides in Minneapolis, where she focuses her efforts in printmaking and fibers. Her work often features intricate etchings collaged with fine papers, the surface finished with hand-stitched embroidery. Christy lives and works in Phoenix. She has spent more than a decade developing her fiber art and beading techniques and exhibits her work extensively.



Opening Reception: Third Friday January 21st, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturdays, 12-6pm, First Friday 6-9pm
Link: http://modifiedarts.org/exhibitions-details/855


The City of Phoenix Needs YOUR Comments on the General Plan Update

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Please take time to review the public hearing draft for the Phoenix General Plan Update:


To date the following Village Planning Committees have taken action:

  • Central City (1/10/11) – continued discussion to 2/14/2011
  • Encanto (1/10/11) – continued discussion to 2/7/2011
  • Laveen (1/10/11) – recommended approval
  • Maryvale (1/11/11) – recommended approval
  • South Mountain (1/11/11) – recommended to deny based on concerns with current schedule

Additional opportunities to share your comments:

Village Planning Committee Meetings

  • Ahwatukee Foothils 1/24/2011
  • Alhambra 1/25/2011
  • Camelback East 2/01/2011
  • Central City 2/14/2011
  • Deer Valley 1/20/2011
  • Desert View 2/01/2011
  • Estrella 1/18/2011
  • North Gateway 1/13/2011
  • North Mountain 1/19/2011
  • Paradise Valley 2/07/2011
  • Rio Vista 1/24/2011

Planning Commission Hearings

  • 2/9/2011
  • 2/23/2011

City Council Hearing

  • 3/2/2011

Your Voice is Needed

The City needs to hear from you!  Please attend one of the hearings listed above or email comments to planphx@phoenix.gov or send a letter to:

Carol Johnson, Planning Manager
City of Phoenix
Planning & Development Services Department
200 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003