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Creativ Co-founder and President Blake Brinker. Credit: Colin Gourlay

CREATIV founder headlines downtown lectures

One of Arizona’s young visionaries is coming to ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus to headline a popular lecture series and discuss the power of connecting creativity and culture around the world.

Blake Brinker’s “Creativity, Technology and Humanity” kick off the spring 2015 Humanities Lecture Series as well as Project Humanities, a universitywide initiative to promote the importance of humanities within the higher education system and community. Brinker’s multi-media presentation will explore the connections between technology and culture, the historical impact of creative expression, and its effects and influence, today. Brinker is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Nursing and Health Innovation Building Two, 550 N. Third St., Phoenix, Innovation Auditorium, Room 110. A question and answer series will follow the presentation.

The lecture series, hosted by Arizona State University’s College of Letters and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

The theme for this year’s series is titled, “Creativity and Creation Stories.” In addition to creative expression and humanity, the series will focus on a 17th century oratorio by Joseph Haydn and Native American storytelling.

“The Humanities Lecture Series provides us with opportunities to analyze, discuss and interpret current events. We look forward to public discussions that help us understand and appreciate various points of view on political, social and cultural issues,” says Duane Roen, director of ASU’s College of Letters and Sciences and dean of University College. “We are pleased to have Blake Brinker commence the first presentation of 2015.”

Brinker is the founder CREATIV, a social media platform, enhanced by the newly published monthly CREATIV Magazine; both embrace creativity of all kinds. The company nurtures an expanding online community focusing on technology and user engagement: fostering inspiration, stimulating meaningful interaction, propagating a diversity of great content and supporting a continuous flow of provocative ideas and useful information.

“I have a front row seat in the global theater of creative expression and experience firsthand every day, the inherent power of creativity in bringing people together, manifesting cultural understanding, tolerance, hope and inspiration,” Brinker said. “Technology is enabling a new renaissance and is the bridge by which CREATIV is connecting creativity and culture around the world.”

Close to 200 countries and well over a million Facebook fans speak to CREATIV’s global reach. For more information on CREATIV, visit http://www.creativ.com/

The lecture series will continue March 19 with David Schildkret’s presentation of “Creating and Recreating Haydn’s The Creation.”

Intern Opportunity at AZ Big Media

Internship Opportunity At AZNow.Biz

AZNow.Biz is looking for interns. AZNow.Biz is a web companion to Arizona Business Magazine, Arizona’s largest and most reputable bi-monthly business magazine.

AZ Big Media, AZNow.Biz’s parent company, is expanding rapidly and looking to create several websites in the next few years, which makes it the perfect place to gain priceless experience.

We are looking for interns in several areas:

  • Graphics
  • Editorial
  • Design
  • Website Development

Interns work in a hands-on manner in an open and inviting environment, perfect for fostering learning and creativity. Ideas are not only welcome – they are encouraged.

At AZNow.Biz, we’re creating a top of the line website and are always looking to add more intelligent and diverse content to our website. As an intern you would have many opportunities to be published on AZNow.Biz. We are a lifestyle and business website, which means almost no topic is off limits.

Please submit your resume and portfolio of previous work (if applicable) to AZ Big Media’s assistant Web editor Kristine Cannon at kristine.cannon@azbigmedia.com.

AJ’s Fine Foods Best of the Best 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona

Best of the Best Awards 2009: Entertainment

Entertainment Honoree: Wine Specialty Shops

AJ’s Fine Foods

AJ's Fine Foods - Best of the Best Awards 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona

Photograph by Duane Darling

AJ’s Fine Foods provides an unparalleled shopping experience that delights the senses. As Arizona’s leading gourmet and specialty store, AJ’s offers the highest level of customer service and attention to detail. AJ’s Cellar Masters are on hand in every location to recommend new varietal experiences and to suggest the perfect wine to pair with a steak or fish dinner. Every year during the Summer Wine Spectacular, Cellar Masters personally taste, evaluate and rank more than 200 wines from around the world to bring only the best to AJ’s.

Owned and operated by Bashas’ Family of Stores, AJ’s operates 14 stores in Arizona. AJ’s has been voted Best Place to Work by its members three years in a row. For more information, visit www.ajsfinefoods.com.

22402 S. Basha Road, Chandler
480-895-9350
www.ajsfinefoods.com

Year Est: 1985 
Wine Tasting: At Desig. Locations
Principal(s): Bashas’ Family of Stores


Entertainment Finalist: Restaurants: Southwest/Eclectic

LON’s at the Hermosa

Built in the 1930s by cowboy artist Lon Megargee, LON’S at the Hermosa has a rich history and melds artful American cuisine and spectacular views to create a truly unique dining experience. LON’s diners can enjoy awardwinning, artful American cuisine on a romantic patio or by one of the glowing fireplaces. In addition to the warm ambience, LON’s is the proud recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond award. The menu at LON’s offers a memorable culinary experience, which captures spirit, creativity and warmth using bold flavors and compelling combinations that reflect a contemporary take on a multitude of foods originating in the Western Hemisphere.

5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley
602-955-7878
www.lons.com


Entertainment Finalist: Restaurants: International

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms

Under the direction of Executive Chef Lee Hillson, Royal Palms Resort and Spa features the awardwinning T. Cook’s restaurant — serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Located in the original 1929 mansion of the Royal Palms, it creates a residential dining experience that’s comfortable yet elegant. Enveloped by palm trees, citrus, flowers and fountains, T. Cook’s is a true oasis in the desert. Receiving the highest ratings from both national food critics and locals for its select seasonal dishes, the menus feature a wide variety of creative dishes from the Mediterranean and exotic surrounding regions.

5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-808-0766
www.royalpalmsresortandspa.com


Best of the Best Awards 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona