Keep Exploring Photographer Farah Kanaan and ASU Northlight Gallery Curator Liz Allen with Guest Co-host Stephanie Angelo
Keep Exploring creates ripples of change starting within their local community here in Phoenix. Currently working with The Children’s First Foundation they plan to complete a documentary series that will be provided through The Children’s First Foundation website after October 20th. Their vision is to keep exploring with a network of highly skilled photographers while making a difference. Each client brings them the opportunity to create work that become unique and valuable. Their team brings each client the dynamic, energetic, authentic, and expressive imagery that they are looking for. Keep Exploring works to bring the best of the best to the environment of your choice.
Farah Kanaan’s passion for photography started at a young age and has grown to explore as much as she can when she can. She has the drive to push her work further and in doing so gives back, donating work to The Children First Foundation, Xavier College Preparatory, and donations to the African Wild Life Foundation when a canvas is bought, or through inquiring Keep Exploring. She is currently working on a side project, starting a non-profit called “Everything Beautiful” where she and her business partner, Jamie, the owner of Cast Salon and Spa are growing an artist community at High Street near Desert Ridge. This non-profit will be a quarterly event starting November 3rd. Cast Salon and Spa will be hosting their first gallery night, inviting the public, local artist and vendors to bring creativity to their community. She is even a part of ASU School of Arts Student Council and plans to help her team enhance the School of Arts at ASU.
Northlight Gallery at the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Art exhibits a broad spectrum of photo-based work by emerging, underrepresented and internationally recognized artists. The gallery serves the university community and the public with exhibitions and gallery talks by national and international artists and is vital to the education of students earning a degree in photography. Northlight Gallery was founded on the Tempe campus by Professor Jack Stuler and MFA photo students in 1972 at a time when the medium was struggling to be recognized locally as a fine art. Now over 4 decades later, photography and related digital technologies dominate contemporary art as well as our daily lives. The new Northlight Gallery is housed at the Grant Street Studios building in downtown Phoenix, offering greater visibility and possibilities for public engagement.
Liz Allen has served as the curator of Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University since 1999. The exhibitions she curates demonstrate her profound interest in understanding, interpreting, and teaching the richness of photography as an evolving medium to an expanding community. The mission of the gallery under her direction has developed a dialog between established, emerging, and underrepresented artists working in a broad spectrum of photo-based media in collaboration with scholars also interested in challenging our perceptions of the human experience.
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Stephanie Angelo is a Mastermind group leader for enterprising people in a range of industries, from recruiters and marketers, wealth advisors, and commercial interior designers. She helps entrepreneurs and solopreneurs grow and build their own businesses, increase sales, revenue and market share.
She has a unique knack for connecting people and creating collaborative relationships that result in measurable growth. She’s sought out for mastermind group membership so people, and their business, can benefit from her skills.
She is innovative and creates teams that make more money, blow away the competition and have better businesses as a result.
Stephanie has been a management expert for over 30 years and is experienced in dealing with people and their challenges including individuals who are dealing with crisis. She’s experienced in managing group dynamics, individual coaching and is skilled in diffusing emotional conflict and looking for consensus.
She knows a lot about goal achievement and takes that skill to her Masterminds. In 2014 she co-created the first-ever board game to address domestic violence – OUTrage™ – A Game to Recognize and Change Abusive Behavior. Stephanie co-wrote the true crime memoir Serrated. She has won several awards for her work.
Stephanie is a professional member of National Speakers Association and on the Board of NSA-AZ. She is also a member of Society for Human Resource Management. Stephanie was named a Finalist in the Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees category for the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
She has dual US and EU citizenships and is able to travel and work world-wide.