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The work of three Arizona designers

Amnon Weinstein, born in Tel Aviv

Isabel and Mark Candelaria seem

tells the story of people, culture

the year Hitler invaded Poland, has

hardwired to entertain, hosting

and life. One is a Native American;

made it his mission to reclaim the

dinner parties in their home almost

one, a native of Tehran; and one,

past. A luthier, he restores violins

weekly. The menu and guests change

Nigerian-born. Inspired by his or

once belonging to Jewish musicians

from dinner to dinner, but their

her own background, each creates

during the Holocaust. Those who

hybrid style remains the same – part

vibrant fashion that portrays a story

perished include both his paternal and

gift, part performance. He’s the

of diversity

maternal grandparents

showman; she’s the giver

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1 1 A New Bar

36 A rtist Linda Pullinsi knows

66 Social Events

12 A New Workout and A New Restaurant STYLE 15 Boot in Love 16 RED-iculously Classic 18 Wow Him 20 Feb Gem 22 Love Your Living Room

creativity can be a catalyst

70 E xhibits, Performances

for healing. She shares the

and Experiences You

freeing power of art with

Shouldn’t Miss

youth served by Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona 42 M eghan Alfonso identifies the financial needs families face when their children are undergoing


health treatments. Her

25 Fall Fundraisers

organization, the Pearce Family Foundation, helps alleviate their burden

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fter a brief holiday hiatus, the

social season has kicked back into gear. As you are planning your activities this month, we encourage you to reserve time for Violins of Hope, a unique community event you won’t want miss. A project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Violins of Hope highlights the work of Amnon Weinstein, who was born in Tel Aviv the same year Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. Weinstein has made it his mission to restore violins that once belonged to Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These violins have been recovered from concentration camps, ghettoes and other hiding places. They will be on display at Scottsdale Center for the Arts from Feb. 26 through March 26. In addition, an extensive photography exhibition by Daniel Levin will be at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society from Feb. 3 through March 27, and there will also be concerts at various venues around the Valley. To learn more of Weinstein’s impactful undertaking, see “From Holocaust to Hope,” by Deborah Sussman on p. 54. How the past impacts the present is also evident in the work of three local fashion designers. Each lives and works in Arizona, and each brings to his or her creative work an aesthetic inspired by the culture in which he or she grew up. In “Rooted Fashion” on p. 46, Perrine Adams showcases the remarkable work of Loren Aragon, Acoma; Mahsa Page, a native of Tehran; and Nigerian-born Jummy Salami. The story begins on p. 46. How we grew up matters. Isabel and Mark Candelaria both were nurtured in homes where food came from the oven rather than from a drive-through. Entertaining, Mark says, is a way to spread the love they share with each other. Feel the warmth in “Dinner With Friends,” by Karen Fernau, p. 60. Cindy Miller Managing Editor

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ans of Nobu will no longer have to travel to LA or Las Vegas to get their sushi fix. The

world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant has locations around the world and now construction has begun on its first in Arizona just outside Scottsdale Fashion Square’s new luxury wing. The menu will include signature dishes like Black Cod with Miso, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and its world-renowned sushi along with menu items created exclusively for Arizona. “Scottsdale is such a beautiful area, and Fashion Square is in the center of it all,” Chef Nobu Matsuhisa says. “Design is very important to us, and we are happy to be opening in a property that is so focused on creating a beautiful and welcoming environment. I always say: good food, good service, beautiful design. That is what makes customers feel part of something special.” No date or design details have been given for the Scottsdale opening.



eloton – a fitness technology platform for the home – opened its first showroom in Arizona

at Scottsdale Fashion Square in mid-October 2018. The system puts an indoor cycling studio in your home, complete with multiple class offerings daily for people at all levels of fitness, music and motivating instructors. Want an endurance ride? It’s at your fingertips. Prefer to work out at 2 a.m.? You can do that too. The Scottsdale Fashion Square location allows prospective and current Peloton members to take a test ride on the Peloton Bike, receive a personalized tutorial on proper form and bike settings, and keep up with the company’s newest classes and features.

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Celebrate your February birth month with an amethyst that will sparkle every day of the year


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1. 14k rose gold, 11 ct. amethyst and pink sapphire pendant, $1,775, HYDE PARK JEWELERS, Biltmore Fashion Park 2. Black rhodium gold, 30 ct. amethyst and diamond earrings by YAEL DESIGNS, price upon request, London Gold, Scottsdale 3. Satin tuxedo jacket and satin ankle pants, $1,795 and $695, ESCADA, Scottsdale Fashion Square; and Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park 4. Byzantine Demi Hinge cuff by JULIE VOS, $275, Cornelia Park, Biltmore Fashion Park 5. Vintage 1960s gold plate, 500 ct. amethyst beads and topaz Swarovski stones, $3,800, Fashion by Robert Black, Old Town Scottsdale 6. Rose gold, 1.45 ct. amethyst, San Carlos peridot and diamonds ring, $975, FOUR PEAKS MINING COMPANY, Scottsdale 7. Gold, 26.25 ct. amethyst, garnet and diamond ring, $4,875, E.D. Marshall Jewelers, Scottsdale






These romantic gifts are sure to win her heart


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8 1. C hocolate-dipped strawberries, $65 for 18 pieces, AJ’s Fine Foods 2. S atin silk georgette shell top and double weave pant, $395 and $595, ST. JOHN, Scottsdale Fashion Square 3. G old and ruby Jubilee Talis cuff, $3,995, SENECA JEWELRY, 4. H andmade palladium and rubies ring by PETER SCHMID for ATELIER ZOBEL $6220, French Designer Jeweler, Old Town Scottsdale 5. S erpenti Forever calf leather flap cover bag, $2,150, BVLGARI, Scottsdale Fashion Square 6. C rystal covered pointy toe pump, $4,595, JIMMY CHOO, Scottsdale Fashion Square 7. R enaissance bracelet, 18k gold, carnelian and Madiera citrine, $11,500, DAVID YURMAN, Scottsdale Fashion Square 8. E ternity roses by VENUS ET FLEUR, from $399,

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Please your stylish gentleman with these thoughtful finds


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8 1. Beosound 2 speakers, $2,250, BANG & OLUFSEN, Scottsdale Fashion Square 2. Shagreen chess set by AERIN, $3,250, Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale Fashion Square; and Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park 3. Big Bang gold watch, $33,600, HUBLOT presented by HYDE PARK JEWELERS, Scottsdale Fashion Square 4. Great Characters James Dean limited edition fountain pen, $3,305, MONTBLANC, Scottsdale Fashion Square 5. Beoplay H9i headphones, $499, BANG & OLUFSEN, Scottsdale Fashion Square 6. C lubmaster sunglasses by CARTIER, Paris Optique, Scottsdale Fashion Square 7. F rank Lloyd Wright-inspired old fashioned glass etched with his iconic Luxfer design, set of four, $84.95, Taliesin West, Scottsdale; and 8. L imited edition 50/50 red blend of syrah and cabernet sauvignon magnum, $200, CARLSON CREEK VINEYARD, Old Town Scottsdale

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Embellish your space with fine mid-century furnishings or modern accents


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1. Astra floor lamp, $1,929, COPENHAGEN, Phoenix 2. Velvet silk pillow, $300, ROBERT GRAHAM, Scottsdale Fashion Square 3. M arble Victoire Lamp by Toni Grilo, $1,505, ROCHE BOBOIS, Scottsdale 4. C ity recliner, $3,095, COPENHAGEN, Phoenix 5. Buffalo fur chair, $5,995, BUFFALO COLLECTION, Old Town Scottsdale 6. W ood Merlin mirror by Fabrice Berrux, $2,025, ROCHE BOBOIS, Scottsdale 7. Handwoven silk and wool rug, price upon request, AZADI FINE RUGS, Scottsdale

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Fall Fundraisers

SCOTTSDALE ARTS GALA Scottsdale Arts celebrated all four of the organization’s branches Dec. 1 at the Scottsdale Arts Gala. The evening drew 560 guests to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction and a performance by Matthew Morrison at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The event raised $240,000 to support Scottsdale Arts’ general operating budget. Peggy Kapner chaired the gala, with Mayor J.W. “Jim” Lane as the honorary chair.

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SOCIET Y Fall Fundraisers OCT. 20 NITEFLITE Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club The 29th annual NiteFlite festivities raised $616,000-plus for more than a dozen children’s charities, including #LoveUp Foundation and Playworks. The weekend included a golf tournament on Friday at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, followed by the gala on Saturday at the W Scottsdale Hotel. More than 1,500 attended the Saturday evening event to enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and win prizes during the evening-long raffle. Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra emceed the gala.

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1. Rachel Earnhardt, Kristen Hancock and Karla Ippolito 2. VIP tables at the W Scottsdale 3. Branden Zavala and Laurel York 4. Ben McRae and Corey Shano 5. Amy Hart, Todd Hart and Nina Reedy 6. Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra

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SOCIET Y Fall Fundraisers NOV. 9 BROPHY FASHION SHOW Brophy College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild The Brophy College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild hosted its annual fundraising luncheon at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. The event, themed “Men for Others,” included Art in Fashion, a runway show presented by Neiman Marcus. In addition, more than 250 members of the Class of 2019 modeled fashions from Valley retailers and the Brophy Varsity Shop. The luncheon raised more than $1 million for the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. Joo Cantor and Pam Kolbe co-chaired the occasion.

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1. Andrew Onyepunuka and Jaden Cons 2. Standing, Laura and Pat Barnes, Kathy and Art Rowland, and Caroline and Tom Sullivan. Seated, Ava Chafee, Lulu Castro, and Kathleen and Chris Chaffee 3. Fashions on the runway 4. Brophy President Adria Renke, Principal Bob Ryan and Stacy Thomas 5. Jackson Underwood and Jack Sklar 6. Co-chairs Pam Kolbe and Joo Cantor with sons Jack Kolbe and Simon Cantor

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SOCIET Y Fall Fundraisers NOV. 10 18TH ANNUAL PROMISE BALL JDRF Arizona Chapter The JDRF Arizona Chapter held its 18th annual Promise Ball at the Phoenician Resort, raising more than $2 million to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes. Nearly 700 guests attended. Themed “Together We Shine,” the gala honored Jessica Gabbay and the Gabbay family for their commitment to JDRF’s vision of a world without the disease. Renee Parsons announced a surprise $500,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. Colleen Steinberg chaired the evening. 1


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5 1. Erin and Josh Bawitch 2. Youth Ambassadors Sophia Lishner, Alexandra Engelmeyer, Brody Coomler and Cameron Kelley 3. Dawn Roberts and Jeff Aman 4. Steve and Jolene Gabbay with Renee and Bob Parsons 5. Lauren Crawford and Emma Volk 6. Colleen Steinberg with her husband and son


DEC. 3 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Arizona Costume Institute Arizona Costume Institute, a Phoenix Art Museum affiliate group, held its annual fundraising luncheon at the Museum. The afternoon featured celebrity designer and milliner Stephen Jones as keynote speaker. Lynne Love chaired the fundraiser, which generated more than $100,000 to support the fashion design collection at the Museum. The event also recognized community philanthropist Mary Ellen McKee as its first honorary Holiday Luncheon chair for her generous, longtime support of ACI and the fashion design program. 1 2 3



6 1. Chrissy Sayare 2. Angela Keller 3. Carol Schriber, Rita Van Sickle and Lisa Moore 4. Charlene Berge Blum and Priscilla Nicholas 5. Stephen Jones and Dennita Sewell 6. Lynne Love and Mary Ellen McKee

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Fall Fundraisers DEC. 8 SHINE BRIGHT FOR KIDS WITH CANCER Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children held its fundraising party at the Vig McDowell Mountain. The fun evening included cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres; a silent auction; appearances by sports mascots Sparky, Big Red and Baxter the Bobcat; and live music by Lee Perreira, a hot cocoa stand, dessert bar and more. In all, $40,000 was raised, and the funds will be dispersed to support the organization’s programs that assist children with pediatric cancer. 1 2 3

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1. Arizona Cardinal’s Big Red 2. Veronica Graffius, Joe Nicolosi, Meg Dufour, Jackie Boss, Jenn Hamilton, Cristina Atabala, Chrisie Funari and Monica Graffius 3. Judy Lee and Dr. Tony Lee 4. The Olson Family 5. Shana Duffy and Lisa Stevens 6. Nikole Bentley, Ashlin Bentley and Sheri Bieberle

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SOCIET Y Fall Fundraisers DEC. 8 WHITE CHRISTMAS GALA Ryan house Almost 200 guests attended the White Christmas Gala at the Arizona Biltmore. The evening is named after “White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin poolside at the Arizona Biltmore. The gala raised more than $130,000 to support Ryan House, the nonprofit organization that cares for Arizona’s children with life-limiting conditions and their families. James and Karrie Pierson, whose daughter Caroline received respite care at Ryan House, were the honorees. Pat Harlan and Tim 1

O’Neil led the gala committee.


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1. Jim, Karrie and Katherine Pierson 2. Angie and Ronnie Lopez with Judy Schumacher 3. Katrina Brumm and Erin Furnish 4. Lynn and Debbie Shumway 5. John Pappas, Andrea Katsenes, and Kathy and Bill Petsas 6. Julia and Matt Winter

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SOCIET Y Fall Fundraisers DEC. 22 53RD ANNUAL DESERT BALL Desert Foundation Auxiliary The perfect way to end 2018 fundraising efforts: 20 young women celebrating with family and friends at the Desert Ball. The event drew 600 guests to the Phoenician, where the debutantes from the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Carefree areas were presented to the community. White House Design Studio created the silvery blue and winter white dĂŠcor. Gina Forster chaired the ball, with Wendy Dewane as her co-chair. Proceeds benefit For the Love of Travis and Kids in Focus. 1 2 3

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1. The silver and white ballroom 2. Debutantes and their fathers 3. The escorts 4. Father-daughter dance 5. Jeff and Lauren Cohen 6. Kenneth and Nancy Bates, Mark and Wendy Dewane, Joseph and Gina Forster, Randall and Joan Raskin


JUST FOR KIDS When a child is ill or neglected, these women step up to help, each in her own way.

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“Early Light,” a watercolor by Linda Pullinsi

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Freedom of

Expression Linda Pullinsi shares the healing power of creativity with children Text by LISA VAN LOO


hildhood isn’t always

has given her time to Free Arts for

consumed by colorful

Abused Children of Arizona for about

balloons, swing sets

two decades. She understands how

and trunks overflowing

art can free a survivor of pain, how

with toys. For some

it can help a survivor work through

children, their youth includes violence,

difficult emotions and how it can

abuse, neglect or profound stress.

unlock an ability that someone never

And Arizona children, according to

knew she or he had. “I had a neglectful

statistics, experience those types of

childhood myself, with a lot of blocked

circumstances more often than their

memories,” Pullinsi says. “So I really

peers across the country.

connected with Free Arts. It spoke to

Linda Pullinsi knows this all too well. An established Phoenix artist who has made landscape and animal portraits her calling cards, Pullinsi

me on both levels, for abused children and for art.” Her life experience, from childhood and as an artist, explains the passion

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“All the Babies,” a watercolor by Linda Pullinsi

she has for working with some of the more than 8,000 children Free Arts

Jessica Flowers, program director

serves every year. She drew as a child,

for Free Arts, calls Pullinsi an expert

but once she transitioned to painting,

at engaging and inspiring teens by

she knew she had found her sweet spot.

encouraging their creativity and

“When you pick up a paintbrush, time

freedom, and instilling in them

goes by super fast. Everything goes

artistic ways to express both. “Linda

away,” she says. “It’s like a Zen feeling.”

also always ensures that each child

By volunteering as part of Free

participating in her programs knows

Arts’ Professional Artist Series,

how valuable and important they are,”

Pullinsi introduces children who

Flowers says. “In a world that is often

have experienced trauma to this new

judgmental of children and teens with

avenue of expression. The courses she

challenges, art is a safe way for them

instructs ask the students to explore

to discover and express themselves.”

vision cards, create mixed-media


helps you escape.”

While recovery from trauma may

pieces and ultimately develop exhibits

be hard to quantify, Pullinsi says she

that go on display for the public. “It’s

has absolutely seen breakthroughs

so unlike their everyday life. It’s

in her students. She has seen her

like going into a dream world,” she

students come into their own, and be

explains. “Creativity in general really

themselves, after actively validating

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Above: “Lee’s Ferry,” oil painting by Linda Pullinsi Right: Under the tutelage of Linda Pullinsi, teen learns the art of self-expression through painting at Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

their pain and their struggles. “It’s

understands recovery takes time.

really about honoring how they feel

As an artist, she understands art

inside. All of our art projects are

can be a catalyst to that healing. “I

created to tap into their inner hopes

just think it really gets them to feel

and dreams, and give them a voice,”

a sense of pride,” Pullinsi says of the

Pullinsi says. “The projects are

gallery display the students curate

intention-based, which gets them to

throughout the course. “To just give

the heart of the matter.”

them a voice to what’s happened, it’s

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healing.” ❖

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Meghan Alfonso, founder and CEO of Pearce Family Foundation, as she prepares to move into the organization’s new north Scottsdale office

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Gap Coverage Pearce Family Foundation helps families of ill children meet needs of daily living Text by LISA VAN LOO ❖ Photo by TINA CELLE


hen Laurie Shook and her

intangible gaps in support by understanding

husband were spending days and

that caring for a seriously ill child can be

nights at the hospital with their

overwhelming and life-changing in so many

daughter a few years ago, their mortgage wasn’t on their minds. Neither was their car payment.

ways. “They paid the mortgage and car payment

Their sole focus was helping Addie, who at 2

one month to really give our family that fighting

years old was battling a series of infections

chance to not lose our house,” Shook says of

associated with the rare genetic condition she

the grant she and her husband received. “They


really did help us out. Having someone like

They missed work. They dealt with additional expenses, which included bills for Addie’s care and being forced to eat out while

the Pearce Family Foundation there … it’s awesome.” Ruth Liams has a soft spot for the Pearce

staying at the hospital. And they eventually fell

Family Foundation too. She requested

behind on their mortgage.

assistance from the foundation while her

That’s where the Pearce Family Foundation stepped in. The nonprofit focuses on those

teenage daughter was seriously ill, and the foundation was able to offer financial support

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A fashion show in May is one of two signature fundraising events each year

that allowed her to

Pearce Family

stay in the space

Foundation works

she was renting.

with local hospitals,

“The Pearce Family

which encourage

Foundation left a

families in need to

big, beautiful mark

apply for assistance

with me and my

should they have

family,” Liams says.

trouble covering an

For Pearce

electric bill or making a mortgage payment

founder and CEO

while their child

Meghan Alfonso,

is receiving care.

it’s those moments

The foundation’s


Family Foundation

of emotional lift that make all the difference. Alfonso, an Arizona native raised to understand the value and importance of philanthropy and

board reviews the applications and determines if or how it can support each request.

There are times, Alfonso admits, the requests move

hard work, felt strongly about using her family name as part

to a wait list. And that’s hard for her to swallow. “I wish I

of the foundation’s title. Alfonso’s family name, Pearce,

could pay their bills personally,” Alfonso says, noting that

had been known in the Valley for decades, first as a market

summer requests often focus on skyrocketing electric bills.

owner, then as a distributor for Coors, until the family sold

“We are helping more families every year, so I know we’re

the business to Crescent Crown Distributing.

making a difference.”

“My dad worked really hard to make a great life for

The Pearce Family Foundation fuels its philanthropic

my sister and me and for my mom, and it was really

giving by holding a pair of signature events every year,

motivating,” Alfonso says.

including a fashion show in May and a clay shooting

Focused on helping others, Alfonso knew she could make

tournament in October. Throughout the year, Alfonso

an impact on people’s lives during some of the most trying

and the board are always looking for ways to secure more

moments. “You can literally hear a weight being lifted off


their shoulders,” Alfonso says of the moment families learn they will receive aid. “They immediately get emotional.” With a background in philanthropy thanks to experience

More donations mean more emotional phone calls. And for Alfonso and the families the foundation helps, that’s a good thing. “It’s just so amazing when we can tell this

working for St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and Phoenix

family that they’re not going to be kicked out of their home,”

Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alfonso became acutely

Alfonso says. “That’s why I keep doing it. It’s because of

aware of the struggles families face outside the hospital.

those moments.” ❖

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Fashion Three Arizona designers tell the story of people, culture and life



thnic style has been

diverse and fluid global society. Today, the

one of the strongest

industry embraces individuality and diversity,

influences in fashion

and ethnic fashion has acquired a new ĂŠlan.

since the 1990s.

Designers, however, run the risk of being called

Designers such as

out for cultural appropriation if they don’t

Christian Lacroix,

actually have the heritage to back it up.

Dries van Noten, John Galliano, Kenzo

While many established Western designers consider non-Western aesthetics a fertile

and Yeohlee have taken their inspiration from

subject matter, enabling them to develop

a variety of Asian, African, Arctic, Native

creatively, ethnic fashion designers proudly

American and other cultures, and created

apply their creative skills to their own

colorful styles evocative of faraway lands.

cultural background. The engagement with

Fashion constantly adapts to an increasingly

ethnic styles grows among Arizona designers.

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“ B roken Ground” from the Aconav spring/summer 2017 Collection


early age by his mother, Aragon first worked as

Aconav is a Native American-owned fashion brand

a mechanical engineer. Away from his Acoma

based in Phoenix specializing in women’s couture

community, he quickly felt the necessity to be part

evening wear. The name itself was created to signify

of the cultural preservation for his people. In 2012,

an artistic collaboration from two indigenous

a fellowship at the Wheelwright Museum in Santa

cultures between Loren Aragon, Acoma, and his

Fe allowed Aragon to develop his own textiles

wife Valentina, Navajo. Aconav’s fashions have

for use in his fashion designs. To this day, Aragon

been showcased on runways in Denver, Phoenix,

captures innovative ideas predominantly influenced

New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2017,

by the pottery culture and traditional dresses of the

Aconav stole the spotlight and won the coveted

Acoma people his mother used to create.

Phoenix Fashion Week Designer of the Year title.

Aragon founded Aconav on the idea of connecting

Aragon grew up in a traditional household in

with the world through shared cultural beliefs.

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. Although introduced

He uses natural fabrics and traditional pottery

to the ancestral and contemporary arts at an

hues, and makes everything – sketches, patterns

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Far left: Loren Aragon used the patterns on a jar made in the 1900s by an Acoma Pueblo potter as inspiration for this “Ancient Resonance” dress. The items are currently on display in the exhibition “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. Left: Native American designer Loren Aragon. Below: Aragon custommade copper and sterling silver buttons embossed with Aconav signature stamp and zipper pull

Shortly after winning the Phoenix Fashion Week title, Walt Disney World tasked Aragon to create a truly one-of-a-kind, timeless piece, to be a part of “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American and sewing – in house. The designer’s mission

Indian Art,” a new exhibition in Orlando,

is to respectfully represent a part of the Native

Florida, showcasing native communities from seven

American culture in high-end fashion, with the

geographic regions across the United States. “I

idea of evoking the empowerment of the female

was thrilled to work on this venture with Disney,”

spirit. “As a native-operated fashion brand, I strive

Aragon says. “This was the first time I used an old

to represent a part of the Native American culture

Acoma Pueblo pot selected from the vaults of the

with the highest respect,” Aragon says. “Aconav

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe to

is a luxury brand recognized by the authentic

be the inspiration behind the final design.”

influence of my Acoma Pueblo culture that fuels

The show features the Aconav black and white

the inspiration of unique couture creations. The

gown – made of duchess silk, silk organza, habotai

inspiration is deeply rooted on the values and ideas

silk lining, leather, copper and cotton buckram

of the matriarchal lineage of the Acoma people and

– alongside the selected pot. The leather is cut to

their world-renowned pottery art practices.”

reflect the painted designs from the pottery. The

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Left: Designer Mahsa Page. Right: Persian lanterns printed silk scarf

lining of the dress is a terra-cotta habotai silk that

the greater fashion world, Aconav continues to turn

reflects the interior color of the pottery. The pottery

heads as a positive influence for future generations of

itself is a traditional Olla (Oh-Yah), a fluted vessel

artists and designers alike.

used to carry water. Carrying water in the Olla is symbolic of carrying life in the womb. The dress also


includes custom-made copper and sterling silver

Fusing forms, functions, styles, colors and textures

buttons embossed with Aconav signature stamp and

has long been a passion for Phoenix-based interior

a custom-made zipper pull displaying the Mickey

designer Mahsa Page, co-founder and design director

Mouse head silhouette.

of SpaceLineDesign Architects and Interiors.

The exhibit opened in summer 2018 and will be on display for a duration of three to five years. “This is another great step to the overall goal of properly

Mastering the use of fabrics and colors, she naturally developed an interest in fashion design. A Tehran native, the designer’s early influences

representing a part of indigenous culture with the

came from the vibrant Persian culture. Intricate

world,” Aragon says.

patterns and geometries of the region are central

As native fashion continues to make its mark in

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in her work. “I was raised by artistic and socially

“ A morus Couple” by noted Persian artist Muhammad Sadiq, dated 1787, inspired Page’s kimono

Page to experience the art of design at an international level. While in Asia, she deepened her passion for textile design, leading to the launch of her eponymous creative brand in 2013. The artist relocated to Arizona in 2016 and continues to create eclectic designs and experiences. Building upon more than 15 years in the interior design world, she now directs her energy toward translating her life story into her fashion story. Her line of luxury silk twill scarves and silk kimono tops is inspired and reinterpreted from ancient Persia. The lustrous silk textiles are printed in the United Kingdom, utilizing the latest 3D digital tools to reinterpret and enhance the traditional methods. From the silk, she produces the designs at the apparel manufacturing facility Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center in Tempe, Arizona. An innovative thinker, Mahsa currently works on a new sustainable collection flamboyant parents,” Page says. “I was absorbed by

she plans to produce locally.

the colorful environment filled with 1970s American

One of the materials she intends to use is a plant-

and Persian music, progressive artistic expression,

based leather combined with sustainable velvet

drugs and revolutionaries.” This energetic and

made out of viscose or bamboo, not polyester. She

passionate upbringing lends tangible influence to her

also plans to craft a new line of kimono tops made

contemporary directions in fashion and style.

out of 92 percent recycled bottles. Page brings

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Velvet and African print asymmetrical dress by Sisi Aduke

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Left: Afro-fusion designer Jummy Salami; Right: Jersey and African print jumpsuit by Sisi Aduke



CELEBRATING AFRICAN COLORS Nigerian-born Afro-fusion fashion designer Jummy Salami has crafted clothing as a hobby since 2014. She officially launched Sisi Aduke earlier this year, before enrolling as an emerging designer at Phoenix Fashion Week. The name, derived from Nigerian native language Yoruba, means “treasured young lady.” Sisi Aduke’s aesthetic resides in the creative fusion of bold and colorful African prints with a variety of rich fabrics. Modern separates and dresses are cut from African wax print fabrics purchased through fair trade directly from northern Nigeria. The Afro-fusion designs celebrate the vibrant colors of the faraway land of the designer, who makes all her creations by hand. Like Page, she occasionally works with FABRIC to produce larger orders. Women around the world and a desire for

type, shape, complexion and personality,” Salami

comfortable clothing and practicality are the

says. “With the use of our fabric-mixing technique,

inspirations behind the label. “Our desire is to

we design clothing that is ethnically appreciative, yet

create clothing that fits a woman in every way, body

globally appealing.” ❖ FEBRUARY 2019 / 53


Amnon Weinstein

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From Holocaust to Hope One man’s mission to reclaim the past Text by DEBORAH SUSSMAN

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mnon Weinstein was born in Tel Aviv in 1939, the same year Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. His parents, Moshe and Golda, were Eastern European Jews who had emigrated to Palestine before the outbreak of World War II. Moshe was a violinist who knew he wouldn’t be able to make a living that way in the Holy Land, so before emigrating, he apprenticed himself to a violin repairman in Warsaw and became one himself. After the war ended, Moshe and Golda learned both their families had been murdered. Amnon grew up in a house of perpetual mourning, but as was the case with many survivors and relatives of survivors, the dead were not discussed. As a young man, Amnon followed in his father’s footsteps and became a luthier – a maker and repairer of stringed instruments. When his father died in 1986, Amnon took over the family business in Tel Aviv. By then, he had married Assi Bielski, whose father was a famous Jewish resistance fighter portrayed in the 2008 film Defiance. Half a century after the murder of his parents’ families, when Amnon started training his own son, Avshi, as a luthier, he was ready not only to face the past but also to rescue pieces of it. He set out to restore violins that had belonged to Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and survived – in concentration camps, in ghettoes, in hiding – and to restore their voices so they could be played again. THE BOOK James Grymes, author of the award-winning book Violins Staff from the German foreign ministry visit with Amnon in Tel Aviv

of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour, first heard about Amnon when the University of North Carolina, where Fall FEBRUARY 2018 / 57 2019 / 57

Grymes teaches, was preparing to bring 18 of what Amnon by that time called the “Violins of Hope” to Charlotte. It was the first time the violins were traveling to the western hemisphere, and Grimes was fascinated by the idea. Grymes says as a musician and a music historian he was inspired by the stories behind each violin Amnon located and repaired, and by the violins themselves – so inspired that he traveled to Tel Aviv in 2011 to spend a week with Amnon in the luthier’s workshop. “At the end of that week,” Grymes says, “I realized I wanted to write a book.” THE EXHIBITION Since their American debut in North Carolina, the Violins of Hope have traveled to Nashville and Cleveland, among other places. They’ve also been played at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, and in Berlin. This month, they come to Phoenix. “The number of volunteers from the community who have stepped up to say they want to be involved in this project, with our events, with our school programming, is really exciting,” says Julee Landau Shahon, co-chair with Rachel Hoffer of Violins of Hope in Phoenix, a project of the Jewish Federation of

Right: This violin was made originally for the musical tradition klezmer. The restoration is dedicated to Wolf and Bunia Rabinowitz, a brother and sister, both wonder kids and talented violinists. Both played multiple concerts in the ghetto of Vilna during World War II. Both were killed with the last members of the ghetto, most probably in the forest of Ponar, about 10 kilometers outside the city

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Greater Phoenix.

award winning violinist Gil Shaham and the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra. Both Amnon and Avshi Weinstein will be on hand for a pre-concert talk on Feb. 24. The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will pay tribute to Holocaust survivors and those who were lost with a special concert on March 19 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. THE PHOTOS In addition, the exhibition Amnon Weinstein, the Man behind the Music: A Photography Exhibition by Daniel Levin will be at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society Feb. 3 through March 27. Levin first heard about Amnon and his project in 2014 from a friend who was involved in bringing the violins to Cleveland. Like Grymes, he was fascinated. “I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Who’s this guy?’” Levin says. “Who’s Amnon? What does a luthier do? What is his space like?” To find out, he traveled to Tel Aviv, where he took thousands of photographs of Amnon at work and of the violins. Seventy-two of those images will be installed in Phoenix. What message does Levin hope viewers take away Portrait of Assi Bielski’s father, who died before she was born and after whom she was named

from his work? “None of this would have happened without Amnon,” he says. According to Levin, Amnon’s mission in life,

“In today’s world, it’s so apparent that the seeds of racism, anti-Semitism, discrimination and lack of empathy in our society have never gone away,” Landau Shahon says. “As time goes on and the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, it’s more important than ever for us and our children and grandchildren to learn and remember what happened. The fact that the overall community, not just the Jewish community, has embraced the idea of bringing these violins here and having their stories told and hearing their voices is tremendous.” The violins will be on display at Scottsdale Center for the Arts’ Young at Art gallery Feb. 26 through

more than any of the recognition he’s received for the project, has been to ensure people hear the violins being played, and to get the next generation involved. “He’s doing it for the right reasons,” Levin says. “I don’t think this started out as a big idea. I think it started out as one violin he was going to restore, and then he had an epiphany. I want people to see that big things can come from a small idea — we are all beneficiaries of that, of his labor and just starting out with one step.” ❖

For more information about concerts, lectures, book signings and other events related to the Violins of Hope in Arizona, visit

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Isabel Candelaria welcomes dinner guests

“Feeding others is a way of telling them they are important to us,�

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Dinner with Friends Isabel and Mark Candelaria revive the art of dining at home



here are those who dread hosting dinner parties, turning to cookbooks for guidance or caterers for help. And then there is this couple: Mark and Isabel Candelaria. The Scottsdale architect and interior designer

could write a best seller, except they are too busy

cooking for family and friends each week, often more frequently. Why?

As Mark explains, “It’s just what we do.” Let others stress over whether to serve trout or salmon, whether the napkins clash with the plates. To the Candelarias, deciding on a menu, setting the table, cooking and pouring wine come naturally. Their DNA seems hardwired for entertaining. They also grew up in families who served dinner from the oven, not from a drive-through window. “We both come from wonderful food families that understood how important it is to gather at the table,” says Mark, founder and principal of Candelaria Design Associates. FEBRUARY 2019 / 61

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Mark Candelaria prepares dinner for first-time visitors from Ireland

On one ordinary Saturday in November, the couple hosted dinner for nearly two dozen, including firsttime visitors from Ireland. Hence the all-American

anyone. He does a great Jack Nicholson,” says Murphy, a Paradise Valley developer. Whatever the meal, Murphy describes a night at the

menu. Mark fired up his favorite toys – two mega-

Candelaria home as “exquisite, homey and delicious.

smokers – for a brisket the size of a sack of potatoes,

Simply put, they have revived the art of dining at home.”

racks of ribs and two chickens. The baked beans and coleslaw sides suit Isabel’s

Each has a signature dish. For Mark, it’s paella, a Spanish classic he learned to cook in 1992 from a

culinary preferences. “I’m a little Southern in my

friend of a friend’s mother in Valencia. Today, a paella

tastes,” she says.

dinner cooked by Mark nabs impressive bids at charity

Their menu changes from dinner to dinner, but their hybrid style remains the same. Part gift, part performance. He’s the showman; she’s the giver. “Feeding others is a way of telling them they are important to us,” says Isabel, owner of Earth and Images Home Furnishings and Design in Scottsdale. Mark, the cook-performer, encourages guests to watch him chop, stir and “run around like a madman.” “I love the speed of adoration that comes with

auctions. Isabel turns to her New Mexican roots for a lobster and chorizo posole. “I’m all about one-pot meals,” she says. At the Candelaria home on Camelback Mountain, guests never leave hungry. “Skinny is not for us,” Isabel admits. Neither is perfectionism. “We never worry about everything being perfect,”

entertaining. In architecture, it can take three years

explains Mark, a self-schooled cook who expanded

to get the wow. With cooking it can take a short two

his repertoire watching food TV and taking cooking

hours,” he says.

classes while traveling in Italy. “Our dinners are all

After dinner, he often performs a second act, playing the piano as guests relax. Patrick Murphy, client and friend for 25 years, has spent countless hours watching Mark at work in the

about good food and the camaraderie of our guests.” The Candelarias often invite guests who are strangers to each other. It’s their way of bringing together people who might not meet otherwise.

kitchen, cooking with the same exacting creativity he

Few ever turn down an invitation. Some hint for an

uses to design homes. “He cooks like a chef and keeps

invitation. “We do get texts from friends asking what

us entertained with his ability to imitate just about

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mind because that says they enjoy our food and company. We take it as a compliment.” This design duo believes food should look as good as it tastes. For Isabel, food always deserves a well-set table. As the official Candelaria table setter, she turns to her design philosophy for inspiration. “It’s the comfort of the past and the thrill of the future,” she says.

“Entertaining is our way of spreading the love we share. It’s what we do.”

Mark typically serves the meals on plates, not platters because to

him presentation counts. “A plated

meal tells guests they matter,” he says.

Sometimes Mark likes to dream big, as in hosting a dinner party for a handful of all-star chefs including Mark Tarbell, Eddie Matney, Christopher Gross, Chris Bianco and Beau MacMillan. Count Gross, a James Beardaward winning chef, in. “Cooking

for 10 or 12 is quite different from

what I do in the restaurant, but both

are about bringing people to the table,”

says Gross, executive chef at Geordie’s

at the Wrigley Manson in Phoenix.

“He’s a brave man if he ever does invite

us, but I am sure we would all accept.”

There’s little if anything that throws these serial

The Candelarias – married in 2013 at Lake Como,

entertainers off course. When Isabel began treatment

Italy – never rush a dinner. Guests typically arrive at 5

last year for cancer, they continued inviting friends

p.m. to appetizers. Five hours later, they leave with full

over for dinners. “My life as I knew it stopped during

stomachs and hearts.

treatment. The dinners really cheered me up. If I

“We send them off with the same love we greet them

got tired, I just went to bed to rest for a while, then

with,” Mark says. “Entertaining is our way of spreading

rejoined the party if I was able.”

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BE ENTHRALLED BY STORIES TOLD THROUGH DANCE Two seductive ballets, both performed by Ballet Arizona and set to music by The Phoenix Symphony, are performed in one evening. The Firebird, based on a Russian fairy tale, explores themes of love, fantasy and escapism, while the iconic and romantic La Sylphide presents a tale of passion and elusive love. Feb. 14 - 17 The Firebird & La Sylphide Symphony Hall



Take a cultural tour around the Valley


WATCH AS ART IS CREATED One of the West’s premier art shows draws 100 local and national acclaimed and emerging artists who set up temporary working studios and galleries in the 40,000-square-foot “big white tents” used for the event’s 10-week run. Watch as everything from glass art to paintings, sculptures to metalworking, and even wearable art is created, displayed and sold. 29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art Through March 24 Hayden Road and the Loop 101, Scottsdale

BE SWEPT UP IN THE SOUNDS OF BROADWAY Take a musical tour of Broadway with actor Matt Doyle, when he returns to The Phoenix Symphony from his performance in West Side Story in Concert with an all-new Broadway show. Doyle is known for his roles in shows ranging from Broadway’s The Book of Mormon to the CW television show Gossip Girl. Feb. 8 - 10 Matt Doyle’s Broadway Symphony Hall

CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF CANADA Celebrate Arizona Canada Week with a stop at the Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the country’s music and culture with musical performances, presentations and “the maple-leaf spirit.” Feb. 9 - 10 Experience Canada Musical Instrument Museum

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GLIMPSE INTO THE LIVES OF ANCIENT PEOPLE Forty real human and animal mummies, along with 85 related artifacts from around the globe, are on display as part of this dramatic exhibition. Read personal stories about the mummies (including those of a mummified family from Hungary), learn about the mummification process and explore a window into the lives of the people from these past cultures and civilizations. Opens Feb. 10 Mummies of the World: The Exhibition Arizona Science Center

EXPLORE WORKS INFLUENCED BY THE VISUAL CULTURE OF MEXICO Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, this exhibition showcases the “influence and connectivity between the work of Albers (German, 1888-1976) and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture and material culture.” In addition to Josef Albers’ rarely seen early paintings, view a selection of his photographic and photocollage work, many of which are being shown for the first time.


Josef Albers in Mexico Feb. 1 - May 27 Heard Museum

STEP BACK IN TIME AND EXPERIENCE THE OLD WEST Connect with Old Town Scottsdale’s Western history during a variety of events that celebrate it, including the Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk (where The Singing Cowboy will also make an appearance), Hashknife Pony Express mail delivery and celebration, Arizona Native Experience, Parada del Sol parade and Trail’s End Festival, Arizona Indian Festival, free admission to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, and a farmers market. Feb. 7 - 10 Scottsdale Western Week Old Town Scottsdale

Tenayuca I, 1942, Oil on Masonite, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut, 1976

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NIGHT LIGHTS rafted using the desert land upon which it was

A highlight is seeing the fire-breathing dragon at night.

built, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Shortly after Frank Lloyd Wright’s death in 1959, apprentice

possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur.

Aaron Green presented Olgivanna Lloyd Wright with this

Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark, the

bronze sculpture, which was originally intended to be used

property on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in north

as a water fountain. She remarked, “No respectable dragon is

Scottsdale is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

going to spout water when it can breathe fire!” So she had the

and the School of Architecture at Taliesin.

apprentices perch the dragon on top of a stone stele outside

One way to experience the architect’s winter home and desert laboratory is through a variety of guided tours, including the special Night Lights Tour. The evening

the Kiva and connect it to a gas line. The dragon breathes fire for visitors on the Night Light tours. The tour can accommodate 25 people, and reservations are

experience offers the opportunity to travel some of Wright’s

required. The Night Lights Tour is offered on select weekend

most personal spaces, such as the iconic Garden Room and

evenings and fills up quickly. This visit is not intended for

Cabaret Theatre, as the desert masterpiece glows warmly

children under age 13. Visit

like a jewel under Arizona’s starry skies.

west for more information and reservations.

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