Come enjoy desserts and wine in the beautiful backyard of Patty and Brendan Kennedy (Address and Map below). We will have various artistic works from local artisans you can bid on to help out LD20.
If you need additional information please Contact LD20.
Admission is $15 Per Person - $25 Per Couple
Daniel Moore grew up in Iowa City and attended the University of Iowa. It was there that he discovered one could actually major in Art. He obtained his BFA in Graphic Design & Photography and minored in Ceramics and Metalwork/Jewelry. Upon graduation he relocated to Phoenix, AZ. and worked full time as a graphic designer for a variety of corporate entities. Inspired by the works of Ansel Adams, in addition to his day job, he pursued his love of photography by photographing the natural world while hiking, backpacking and mountain biking throughout Arizona. At his last position, he was introduced to working with metal and welding, self-taught, Daniel expanded to 3-Dimensional pieces.
His botanical themes are influenced by my many years of exploring Arizona and the Sonoran Desert, whose plant life and landscape diversity rivals that of any other terrestrial ecoregion on Earth. His pieces reflect a desire to combine iconic design with a medium that reflects a sense of timelessness and permanence.
His photographic background influenced the choice to "frame" each design within the confines of a rectangle, producing a contemporary, somewhat formal presentation that contrasts well with the colors and organic forms in its environment.
Daniel Moore has been commissioned to create many works on all scales for both residential and commercial clients. The last few years has seen him move into the Public Art arena, an area he is strongly drawn to. His completed projects include inspired sculptural pieces, memorable freestanding works, gateways, enclosures, furniture and more. He has always thought that simple, elegant designs are the most impactful. His pieces reflect a desire to combine iconic design with a medium that reflects a sense of timelessness and permanence while expressing the visions of the client.
Through his work as an artist, Moore creates spaces that enhance the built environment, invites personal interaction, and engages the public through his works of art by identifying themes meaningful to each specific site and community.
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Don Ridley was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He began his ceramic studies at Marcos de Niza high school and continued his pursuit of clay at Arizona State University. After spending time as a professional musician and a brief stint in corporate management, he returned to his pottery roots and spent several years teaching and working with Tom and Elaine Coleman at their studio in Henderson Nevada.
Don has won numerous awards for his work and continues to sell his pottery at shows and gallery’s throughout the southwest. He is currently the Department Head of the Ceramics Program at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.
His work over the past 5 years has evolved into a concentrated study of the relationship between the palette of glazes used and the various forms he constructs. This evolution has brought about a more focused interest in the alterations and textures introduced during the early stages of the piece, and the obvious and/or subtle interaction with the multitude of layered glazes applied.
A lifelong fascination with shapes, especially with those made by shadows, is apparent in most of Jan McLaughlin's oil paintings. Her unique style of realism, with its soft unfocused quality, make her paintings instantly recognizable as her own.
Jan studied design at the University of California at Davis (plus a summer of studying art history in Guadalajara, Mexico) before transferring to receive her degree in sociology from Arizona State University. After graduation, she spent thirteen years as a probation officer and youth supervisor at the Juvenile Court Center in Phoenix. During that time, she pursued her artwork by studying privately with a number of instructors, including Mary DeLoyht-Arendt and William Schimmel, Jr. Painting has been her full-time career since 1987.
Jan has received numerous awards for her work in juried exhibitions. Community activities include speaking and/or demonstrating at various arts organizations, including the Arizona Artists Guild. She has also served as a judge or juror for numerous local arts groups and shows including the Tempe Festival of the Arts and the Arizona Artists Guild. Galleries in Laguna Beach, Sedona, Santa Fe, Scottsdale, Wickenburg, and Palm Desert have represented her. She exhibited in The Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Arts for seventeen of its first nineteen years.
Her work is currently published and marketed in prints by Image Conscious. Art Licensing Properties, LLC licenses her work as puzzles, tapestries, and notecards. Her art has appeared in D•cor, Arizona Foothills, and Phoenix Home and Gardens magazines. She has been interviewed for the cable television program "House and Home" with Jan d"Artri and for the pilot of "The Style File", as well as the radio station "The Peak." at 98.7 FM. MBNA America Bank purchased over 50 of her paintings before being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. Other corporate collectors include Salt River Project, UDC Homes, and Camelback Inn.