Le Coquelicot (Poppy) Magazine

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer What if everything had started with reading a novel? With an international contest of poetry? With the meeting of two laureates, today great friends? If the beginning of such a story seems too good to you, it’s not a fairy tale. At least, it is no longer a myth. In fact, this is […]

Falling in Love With Florence

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Written By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Several years ago, I arrived in Florence on the heels of a life-changing experience, having visited the town in which my ancestors lived, and where several of my extended family members still currently reside. My dad had accompanied me, and was now seeing me off to Florence, where I would […]

Experience Art and Culture in Phoenix

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer A visit to the museum is an experience that can open the mind to cultures, a different era in time, or perhaps an emotion that only you can feel; a sort of connection if you will. The moment I experienced all three was during the last week of my study […]

Hipótesis on Thought and Meaning

By Chris Barton, Co-editor What is the meaning of grey? I found myself wondering this – and other formulaic non sequiturs – last week, as I meandered through the mind-expanding landscape of Horacio Zabala’s Hipótesis (Hypotheses), a series of provocative art pieces currently on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. An Argentinian artist with a […]

Get Out of Glendale: Heard Museum Fashion Show

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor On Friday, February 1, Thunderbird’s Business of Fashion Club had its first event: a trip downtown to see the Native American Fashion Show at the Heard Museum. The event coincided perfectly with First Friday, a cultural event on Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix in which local art vendors set up along […]

Get Out of Glendale: Frida Kahlo Exhibit

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Frida Kahlo has long been an artist that I admire. Her paintings are raw and poignant, and many of them showcase a side of humanity that is painful but universal. Her work puts into color the feelings associated with isolation and loneliness, and her penchant for self-portraits emphasizes the importance […]

El Día de los Muertos

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer On Sunday, October 25, I attended Phoenix’s fourth annual Día de los Muertos festival. The event, which took place in Steele Indian School Park, featured live music and dancing, food, art, face painting, and much more. The festival was full of families celebrating this aspect of Mexican culture. El Día […]

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Art Museum

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer The Phoenix Art Museum offers a variety of exhibitions and collections. The permanent collections are very diverse, with art ranging from American to Asian to Latin American regions. Currently, the museum is hosting exhibitions that feature Japanese ceramics, creative photography, American and European art from the 1920s and 30s, and […]

Career Spotlight: Art Director

Art Directors are responsible for formulating designs and making the design a consistent one to protect the brand image across different media such as print, advertising and broadcasting. They supervise the layout designs produced by aspiring junior artists. The entire design, layout, photographs, patterns are all decided by the art director so that the content […]