Friends Chuck Eaton, right, and Tom Ratliff survey a menu at The Parish, 6453 N. Oracle Road, where art comes on the side. The current exhibit, in background, features photography from University of Arizona students. Co-owner Steve Dunn keeps a rotating selection of local artwork on the rest…
A seating area at The Parish features some of the photo work by University of Arizona students. The show is called Lens Flare. The restaurant rotates exhibits regularly.
Melissa Almquist, who frequents the Southern fusion gastropub The Parish, likes a side of art with her steak salad.
Austin D'Orso and Claudia Landreville view a Canyon del Oro High School photo gallery. Students run the galleries, bringing in about $3,000 for their club.
Student Dakotah Cooley's photo, "The Woman," will be in the exhibit this weekend. The exhibit, "Petite," features photos no larger than 5x7 inches.
Student Sean Jurecky's photo, "Baby Bird," will be on display this weekend.
You'd be excused for mistaking Canyon del Oro High School career and technology teacher Lee Street's photography classes for grad school.
A shrine to honor Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, was built in the 1950s in hopes of ending a bad drought. The shrine's symbolism is relevant today; the current drought is one of the worst in recorded history.
Ernesto "Chapo" Valenzuela, now 97, holds the rope he used for the last 20 years of his life as a cowboy.
A Tucson amateur photographer has won the grand prize in the National Geographic/Nikon Full Story Contest for photos he took in Altar Valley.
This photo of a monarch butterfly on a bromeliad was taken with a point-and-shoot camera at an Arizona Highways photography workshop at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The session was led by Jeff Kida, photo editor at the magazine.
Kale is the subject of this photo. Workshop participants learned to control parameters such as light, exposure time and depth of field.
Rows and rows of cacti caught the photographer's eye here. Arizona Highways offers many photo workshops throughout the year.
As part of my never-ending quest to improve my skills in writing this column (usually with accompanying photographs), Pat and I recently completed a two-day Arizona Highways photography workshop.
Editor's note: The Star continues its occasional series on artists who call the Old Pueblo home. Today: abstract photographer and metal sculptor Pete Trexler.
The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum's Summer Saturday Evenings is underway.
Olson waits until nighttime to shoot - he likes as much darkness as possible.
Photographer Irving Olson, 98, who captures images of two drops of water as they interact with another body of water, is shown with one of his photographs in his Oro Valley home. He says the possibilities are endless and the images are always different.