November 22, 2023 / Modified nov 22, 2023 7:22 p.m.

Celebrating a unique vision with "Bruce McGrew: Continuum".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Prop 308 made higher education attainable for undocumented students; and why Kidz At Play is not a rap group.

mcgrew waters of leith Leith is a port area north of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, founded at the mouth of the Water of Leith. Articulated in bright accented color. Waters of Leith by Bruce McGrew, c. 1991. Watercolor, 22 in. x 30 in.
courtesy Paul Gold

Arizona Spotlight

November 23, 2023

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Featured on the November 23rd, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • It’s been one year since Arizona voters narrowly approved Prop 308, which allows in-state tuition for undocumented students. Tony Paniagua speaks with Carolina Silva, director of the organization Scholarships A-Z, and Darlene Peralta, a college student and DACA recipient, about the significance of this milestone.
prop 308 Carolina Silva Carolina Silva, PhD, Executive Director, Scholarships A-Z in the AZPM Studio.
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Pop 308 Darlene Peralta Darlene Peralta, a Pima Community College Student, in the AZPM Studio.
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  • The legacy of one of the founders of the Rancho Linda Vista artistic community is paid tribute in a new book called “Bruce McGrew: Continuum”. Mark talks with the author & publisher Paul Gold and artist Joy Fox McGrew, who was married to Bruce McGrew for 37 years.

bruce mcgrew continuum cover The cover of "Bruce McGrew: Continuum", published in 2023 by Paul Gold Books.
courtesy Paul Gold

bruce mcgrew scottish Risks taken with jangling light forms provide a big payoff. The abstract forms drive the painting into the realm of unconventional rarity. Scottish Coast by Bruce McGrew, c. 1992. Watercolor, 22 in. x 30 in.
courtesy Paul Gold

bruce mcgrew lake michigan hills Hills abut Lake Michigan, great sleeping forms alive with color and movement, accented by shafts of white light. Lake Michigan by Bruce McGrew, 1993. Oil, 40 in. x 60 in.
courtesy Paul Gold

bruce mcgrew darkness While many McGrew figures have mythical or literary references, there are very few paintings that include the rabbit. Animal avatar, spirit beast, or just plain whimsy? Dark Kiss Dance by Bruce McGrew, c. 1990s, Mixed Media 60 in. x 45 in.

bruce mcgrew watercolor Late afternoon under the tree canopy near the Boyce Thompson picnic area. Boyce Thompson Arboretum by Bruce McGrew, c. 1980. Watercolor, 22 in. x 30 in.
courtesy Paul Gold

bruce mcgrew hero Bruce McGrew (photo from Joy Fox Mcgrew archive)
courtesy Paul Gold

fox mcgrew unsized Joy Fox McGrew in her Rancho Linda Vista studio. (photo by Tom Rossi)
courtesy Paul Gold
  • And, meet Kidz at Play, a group of 11 young musicians, producers, videographers and DJs who form a self-sufficient creative collective. Leah Britton interviewed the members about where they are headed, and how Kidz at Play combine their talents to create something "bigger than themselves" that may help to elevate the music industry.
kidz at play unsized Creative collective Kidz At Play combines the talents of 11 artists looking to use their passions to create change in the world.

Mike Tyson Jab Kidz at Play The cover for "Mike Tyson Jab" the debut album by Kidz At Play

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