A Cave Creek artist is featured on an upcoming episode of the “AZ Creates!” web series about creatives in Arizona. Graphite artist Jack Schilder of Cave Creek is the “Creative Connection” interviewee for the November 5 show on the AZ Creates YouTube channel. He reflects on his international background and his love of creating Southwest art using pencils.
In “What Are You Reading?” the show also features Sande Roberts of Chandler, a clinical psychologist and master trainer in suicide prevention, who has written a guidebook on understanding suicide and gives workshops to help families and others.
In the sixth episode, which premieres November 19, the Creative Connection artist is Mary Poindexter of Chandler, who says, “I never met a craft I didn’t like.” She talks about her years of dollmaking and more recent resin work.
Also on that program is William X. Adams from Tucson, a “psi-fi” writer and president of the Arizona Mystery Writers.
In the program’s regular upcoming arts events segment, called “Something to Look Forward To,” co-host and graphic designer Cathy Beard of Chandler will highlight art happenings from around the state.
The featured nonprofit for the November 5 episode will be the Sonoran Arts League, a nonprofit member organization for visual artists; for November 19, the Arizona Mystery Writers will be highlighted. The programs all close with a “Creative Quote of the Day.”
“AZ Creates!” is a twice-monthly, half-hour web series to highlight artists, writers, dancers, musicians, film, theatre and TV creatives, and other artistic people in Arizona. Fagen, a former community newspaper publisher, an artist and crime fiction novel writer, designed the program to connect art patrons with artists and to work on a positive project during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fifth show airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 5, and the sixth show on Thursday, November 19. All episodes are available on the “AZ Creates!” YouTube channel at any time, along with other video content.
Sponsorships are available with introductory rates and discounts for multi-show commitments. Sponsors for the show include Mary Contreras State Farm Insurance, Sibley’s West, an Arizona and Chandler Gift Shop and Times Media Group, the parent company of The Foothills Focus.