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Chandler author among AZ Creates! Guest lineup

April 12th, 2021 SanTan Sun News
Chandler author among AZ Creates! Guest lineup


A Chandler author is among the four guests scheduled this month for AZ Creates! the YouTube web series television show highlighting artists and authors, produced and hosted by Fox Crossing resident Laurie Fagen.

In Episode 13, which launched last week, fine art photographer Dale Kesel talks about his Southwest landscape photos and his Western History series.

Kesel is also a member of the Mesa Arts Center Artist Cooperative Gallery, and leads photography workshops around the state and region for small groups.

The show also features best-selling author Barby Ingle, president of the International Pain Foundation, and writer of “Wheels to Heals” and “Aunt Barby’s Invisible Endless Owie.” She will discuss chronic pain.

Once confined to a wheelchair for seven years, Ingle is also a public speaker and quilter, all while living with multiple rare and chronic diseases.

In Episode 14, which premieres April 22, the Creative Connection artist is jazz singer and entertainer Jan Sandwich of Phoenix.

She has performed in hundreds of nightclubs and resorts throughout Arizona and California since 1975, and has acted in movies, television and live theatre with Kurt Russell, Jamie Farr, Marie Osmond, Bruce Boxlietner and many others, provided voice talent for hundreds of radio commercials, done standup comedy in major clubs in California and Arizona.

She also has entertained thousands of children with her “Mother Goose,” “Mrs. Claus” and other characters.

Also on that program is writer Howard Gershkowitz of Chandler, who has a new fiction book out, “Not On My Watch,” about an Arizona nurse who tries to expose a massive Medicare fraud. Gershkowitz has also written poetry and short stories.

In the program’s regular arts events segment, called “Something to Look Forward To,” co-host and graphic designer Cathy Beard of Clemente Ranch will highlight spring in-person and virtual art happenings from around the state.

The featured nonprofit for Episode 13 is the Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities nonprofit and its Young Artists and Authors Showcase. On Episode 14, The Nash jazz club and music education nonprofit 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, former publisher of SanTan Sun News and now the paper’s publisher emeritus is an artist and crime fiction novelist.

She designed the program to connect art patrons with artists, and to work on a positive project during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Sibley’s West, an Arizona and Chandler Gift Shop and Times Media.

Subscribe to the AZ Creates channel at youtube/c/AZCreatesShow, visit the Art Online AZ Facebook and Instagram pages or email for details.