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Lisa Sette Gallery Opens Saturday in Phoenix

The Lisa Sette Gallery – which offered experimental and contemporary art for 28 years on iconic Marshall Way in Scottsdale – will blend its artwork and reputation with another work of art – an Al Beadle-designed midtown architectural classic – with a soft opening of its new location and the inaugural summer show, “Hello Midtown!” on Saturday, June 14. The reception, from 1-4 p.m., is open to the public.

A formal grand opening is being planned for the fall. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.

The gallery’s new location – the sleek, low-slung and semi-subterranean building at 210 East Catalina Drive – features expanded gallery and exhibit space, a full kitchen, additional storage and convenient parking adjacent to the 3,500 square foot building. The venue is the architectural twin of a building just across the parking lot to the east that is the home of PS Studios, a graphic design firm owned by Sette’s husband, Peter Shikany.

StarkJames principle Wesley James preserved the Beadle building’s original structure. The most striking change is a sun-protective fabric scrim that wraps around the building and “allows us to set the stage for what will be a beautiful transformation when the fabric is lit from the exterior for evening exhibition openings and special events,” James said.

Sette said the new location also will “provide intimate exhibition areas and greatly improved back of the house spaces for that are ideal for hosting salons, artist events and diverse arts programming.”

“After 28 remarkable years in Scottsdale, we’re moving to a location that reflects the important artistic, cultural and geographic growth of the city’s urban core,” Sette said. “Our new home will offer tremendous opportunities to introduce and engage new audiences to the original and intriguing forms of expression of the artists the gallery represents.”

“Hello Midtown!” will spotlight the diverse works of local, national and international artists from the Lisa Sette Gallery roster including Damion Berger, Rachel Bess, Huang Binyan, Enrique Chagoya, Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Claudio Dicochea, Angela Ellsworth, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Siri Devi Khandavilli, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Marie Navarre, Doug and Mike Starn, Anthony Velasquez and Masao Yamamoto.

There is no fee to attend the opening reception.

For more information, visit www.lisasettegallery.com.

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Celebrate the London Way at Phoenix's First Feast on the Street

ASU Art Museum and Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation bring Feast on the Street to Phoenix, a London-inspired strolling celebration for the eyes and the palate Saturday, April 13.

The urban harvest festival will link guests through a half-mile long community dining table, artist-driven street entertainment, demonstrations of sustainability and the shared joy of exploring the heart of downtown Phoenix through food and music.

With an emphasis on sustainability, “Feast on the Street has set its sights on being a zero waste event. This first year will be an educational effort,” said Greg Esser, desert initiative director with ASU Art Museum. “People will see compost and recycle bins throughout the event. Through ASU, the City of Phoenix and other partners, we’ll have numerous demonstrations encourage people to divert green waste from the landfill and create healthier soil for their gardens at home.”

Clare Patey, the curator of Feast on the Bridge in London which takes place on Southwark Bridge that overpasses the Thames River, brings Arizona the Phoenix version of “Feast” in partnership with Matthew Moore, a fourth-generation Phoenix farmer and renowned Arizona artist.

Entry to the Feast is free, offering guests a rediscovery of the simple pleasure of eating and imbibing with neighbors in a common place. Area restaurants will prepare grab-and-go meals for purchase along with participating gourmet food trucks. Beer and wine will be served. Guests will be able to marvel “table art installations,” created by Arizona artist Joan Baron and team using desert-indigenous creosote plants throughout the vast communal table.

Entertainment, Activities, Parades and More


A variety of artists and interactive art, music and sustainability activities will be featured at the event. Moore will create a massive commemorative salad toss using greens and vegetables typically discarded due to their bruised appearance.

Roaming musicians will lend their talents to the event as well, with New Orleans-style Bad Cactus Brass Band leading a parade, and Dry River Yacht Club and Cumbia-style Chicha Dust from Tucson headlining the stage. The Haymarket Squares, a premier punkgrass band local to Phoenix, will roam the event as they perform.

As part of the sustainability vision of the event, community gardens, farms, school groups and those who simply have a love for growing food are invited to Mobile Garden Parade where they’ll put their garden on wheels – in wheelbarrows, bike baskets, hats, buckets, backpacks or anything that makes a garden portable.

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability will produce compost demonstrations; ASU’s Advanced Special Management Program will host interactive art activities using and celebrating indigenous plants and materials throughout, where guests can work with palm fronds and natural dyes, make leaf prints and even sunflower stalk frames.

A pop-up park in the event footprint will offer games of bags and more, and the ever-popular Arizona Storytellers series will host humorous first-person accounts on the topic “gathering around the dinner table.” Stories are scheduled every half-hour.

For more information and schedule for Feast on the Street, please visit feastonthestreet.org

When: Saturday, April 13, 2 – 9 p.m.

Where: First Street between Taylor Place and Moreland

Cost: Free entry