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Oro Valley artist Matthew Moutafis presents “Visions and Illuminations,” a one-man painting and sculpture show at the DeGrazia Little Gallery that opens this Sunday, Nov. 21, and remains up through Dec. 3.
Local artist Matthew Moutafis, right, and fire fighters Brian Rinder, left, Darrell Newburn and Jennifer Akins (behind the sculpture), unveil a new sculpture, "Oro Valley Hero" at the Golder Ranch First District's new station at Oracle Road and Linda Vista Boulevard. Moutafis said the child represents Oro Valley, which is growing and youthful, and the fire fighter is here to protect us. He said the work represents the bond between the two.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Local artist Matthew Moutafis, right, and fire fighters Brian Rinder, left, Darrell Newburn and Jennifer Akins (behind the sculpture), unveil a new sculpture, "Oro Valley Hero" at the Golder Ranch First District's new station at Oracle Road and Linda Vista Boulevard. Moutafis said the child represents Oro Valley, which is growing and youthful, and the fire fighter is here to protect us. He said the work represents the bond between the two.
A normally routine development plan approval turned into a protracted debate about the aesthetics of public artwork at the Oro Valley Town Council last week.
'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive to begin
The Oro Valley community has shown strong interest in filling the town council seat Salette Latas vacated in April.
As a son of Greek immigrants that landed at Ellis Island in the '20s, my vision of America was shaped by the values of a strong family, religion and love for country.
Two-thirds of the Oracle Road widening project has been completed, representatives of the Arizona Department of Transportation told the Oro Valley Town Council last week.
Commitment is a word that comes with great ease to say or write in clever brochures and marketing strategies. It has been used time and again to an exasperating public that seeks meaning beyond simple rhetoric.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A new sound wall erected along Oracle Road near the Canyon del Oro wash is an eyesore, Oro Valley artist and resident Matthew Moutafis believes.
Oro Valley residents, officials and business leaders cut the ribbon on the community’s new, 104-room Wingate by Wyndham hotel last Thursday at Steam Pump Village.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer GRAND UNVEILING: Artist Matthew Moutafis at work removing the wrappings from a bronze statue of a horse at the under-construction Wingate Hotel at 11075 N. Oracle Road. The hotel's developers hired Moutafis to build the 3,000-pound statue under the town's public art provisions.
The Oro Valley Town Council approved a change to the town’s sign code at its Wednesday, Dec. 17, meeting.
The Golder Ranch Fire District has opened a new fire station in Oro Valley.
The art that adorns much of Oro Valley makes Matthew Moutafis proud, but he wonders if town leaders share his pride.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The stained-glass portions of Matthew Moutafis’ sculptures in front of The Home Depot have been vandalized. Moutafis said he told the town, but got no response. He has decided to make the repairs to the sculpture himself.
Based on county residents' reactions at Oro Valley's most recent Town Council meeting, town officials will have to be awfully persuasive as of March 18 when petitions begin making the rounds seeking support for the annexation of 788 acres bordered by Hardy Road and Calle Concordia on the north, Northern Avenue on the east, La Canada Drive on the west and Magee Road on the south.