Posts Tagged ‘The Art Store’

  • Portrait of Prescott: Framing Ida Kendall

    Jan 8, 19 • ndemarino • 5ensesComments Off on Portrait of Prescott: Framing Ida KendallRead More »

    By Mona Stephens   One emotion no human being can escape is the grief that accompanies a deep loss. The experience can be earth-shattering and set a person’s entire being ablaze. With time the pain lessens and for some, they rise from the ashes of their sorrows like a phoenix. They then step into their full power again and often have a new or a regained sense of purpose. Ida Kendall, a Prescott local, is that phoenix. She’s an inspirational woman from her personal life, to her career, to her philosophies. She’s a woman who “turned a grievous loss into a community building place,” as her friend Jameson Thompson would say. So, who is Ida Kendall? How is she impacting the community as a whole? How did she turn a loss into a living legacy? The answers are guaranteed to pluck at your heartstrings and make you proud to reside in Yavapai County. Here is the story of Ida Kendall, a woman people who know her say is “a lantern in the dark.” Framing Ida Long-standing residents of Yavapai County may know Ida Kendall as a happy-go-lucky artist, filled with passion, who owns The Frame and I and The Art Store in downtown Prescott. Just by stopping into her shop, you get a sense of who she is. She comes across as a gracefully vibrant, calm, and sincere being; but

  • Prescott Peeps: Ida Kendall

    Mar 31, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, Prescott PeepsNo CommentsRead More »

      How long have you been in Prescott and how did you get involved with The Frame & I and The Art Store? We moved to Prescott in 1980 when I was a kid. I grew up here and went to school here. We spent a few years in Tempe, but almost died because of the heat. The Frame & I was originally owned by Joe and Joanna Hensley. She was an artist and they’d started the shop to support her art. Originally it was one really tiny room. I hired on about eight years into their ownership. I was a college student at the time. Prior to that, I’d been working with my dad as a real estate appraiser. This was back when there was the first big deregulation in the 1990s, so that didn’t work out. I’d always been an artist and creative person, so I decided to look around at picture framing shops and I had a certain amount of woodworking skills from classes in high school and college. Looking back, I was lucky they were looking for someone at the time; people tend to come here and stay for a long time. I wasn’t really thinking about staying long term until about two years into it when I realized how much I enjoyed it. It’s constantly changing, not the same thing every day. You see so

  • Seeing 2.0: A matter of perspective Neil Orlowski’s storied art career yields insight in sight

    Feb 27, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Neil Orlowski. Check this story online at 5ensesMag.Com for an update about Orlowski’s forthcoming website. He also plays keyboard in Funk Frequency, who plays regularly around Prescott.] How did you end up in Prescott? I cam here for recovery, for treatment. It’s not something that I’ve intentionally hidden or anything, but, yeah, I came here in 2007 and have been here ever since. Originally, I’m from Leavenworth, Kansas, where I grew up. I went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, majored in illustration and got a BFA. Then I moved back to Kansas City and lived there until 2000, when I moved to Tucson, where my parents lived. I was there until 2007, when I moved to Prescott. How far back does art go in your life? I was drawing ever since I was a little kid. I’d draw anything, really. I remember when I was little, my mom would suggest I draw a bird or something like that. I used to draw on the church bulletins every Sunday. I was an incredibly shy little kid, so art and drawing was something I could do on my own. I got recognized for art at a pretty early age. I won tickets to a show in Kansas City for a drawing I did

  • Brushwork: Robin Lieske (reluctantly, triumphantly) embraces a new medium

    Jun 5, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, Portfolio6,701 CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon She’d put it off for nearly 55 years. But,after resettling in Prescott around 2006, printmaker Robin Lieske finally picked up a paintbrush. “It was time to do painting,” Lieske said. “I’d put it off long enough.” Her introduction to the medium wasn’t exactly encouraging, though. “It felt like somebody had amputated my arm from the elbow down and just stuck a stick in it,” she said. Over the decades, the physicality of printmaking had taken its toll on her, but Lieske wasn’t ready to hang up the proverbial palette. Painting was supposed to herald her artistic rebirth. Instead, the lodestone had proven to be millstone. “Truthfully?” Lieske said. “I hated painting.”   Life & art The middle child of five, Lieske grew up in Minneapolis mesmerized by the works of Goya, Michelangelo, and Velázquez in her parents’ Met Museum of Art books. She started drawing as a child, but decided to pursue the sciences rather than the liberal arts when she enrolled in Prescott College in 1971. “I didn’t last long, though,” Lieske said. “All I wanted to do was draw.” While she was there, she was inspired by Western photographer Jay Dusard, whom she cited as her first graphic arts teacher. Lieske dropped out but stayed in the area for about seven years. During this period, she met her now husband-of-40-some years, Bill, started a family,

  • Illustrious, illustrative: Being a consideration of Ida Kendall’s frame of mind

    May 30, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, Portfolio29 CommentsRead More »

    By Jacques Laliberté Energy. Verve. Motion. Her paintings have all these. They’re emotive and occasionally provocative. Take “Monsoon,” a spare composition brimming with an amazing swirling spiral of feeling, moving quickly the way “a monsoon comes in abruptly and washes it all away” as its painter, Ida Kendall, explains. If Kendall is caught up in it, this monsoon, and if the figure huddled at its center is indeed her own, naked and vulnerable, it doesn’t appear she’s overwhelmed by it or suffering its consequences. You could argue the woman is in her element – perhaps even impelling the elements around her to suit her purpose or whim. A metaphorical ray of sunshine brightens her hair in toasty flames, a stunning focal point to the work’s cooler blue tones. Another giveaway: All is not as it seems. Her arm rests in soft repose across her knee and her hand is naturally relaxed. But we’d be wrong. “For me ‘Monsoon’ exhibits a very dark feeling, showing that change is a part of our lives,” Kendall says. She points out the under painting, whose gestured lines reinforce the rain clouds’ flowing course down a deep crevasse into the earth. Indeed: All is not as it seems.   Wherewith, wherefrom, & whatnot Kendall’s working style hews closely to the illustrators who inspire her. It’s art that says something. The painting “Monsoon” has that book-jacket

  • Happy anniversary 5enses!

    Jan 6, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    As of January 2014, 5enses is 1-year-old! To celebrate, some of our fabulous contributors and advertisers have donated wares for a contest. (Thank you, all, so much.) To enter, send your name and contact info to along with the answer to the following question: What actor is mentioned by character or movie in every 2013 5enses guide? The contest is open to everyone — even people who contribute to the publication. Entries must be received by Feb. 1 to be entered in the prize drawing. The winners will be announced in the March issue of 5enses. Missing a few paper copies? All the guides are online here, at 5ensesMag.Com, here, as well as on ISSUU, here. Prizes are as follows: First Place: An autographed copy of Alan Dean Foster’s “Flinx Transcendent” (the last Pip & Flinx adventure); a goodie bag from The Art Store, a Prescott Farmers Market apron, and a $10 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Second Place: An autographed print by Jacques Laliberté, a free class via Prescott Arts Journey (formerly Textiles & Textures Artisans Studios), a Prescott Farmers Market T-shirt, and a $5 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Third Place: Autographed copies of Dale O’Dell’s “Cow Abductions!” 2014 calendar and “Actual Photos of UFOs,” a Prescott Farmers Market promotional item, and a $5 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Special thanks to The Art Store, Alan Dean

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