January/February 2022 in the Galleries – Harrie Handler and “Seeing with my Heart”

Handler - Pastel Valley

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
“Seeing with my Heart” Solo Exhibition by artist Harrie Handler

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists and Makers Studios in Oro Valley announces their latest exhibit, “Seeing with my Heart” paintings by Harrie Handler. Harrie is an award-winning painter based in Tucson. With an extensive background in art, education, and photography, she studied with photographers Jack Welpott, Todd Walker, and Harold Jones and was inspired by their work. Her volunteer work at the UA Center for Creative Photography allowed her the opportunity to meet Ansel Adams and other outstanding photographers. Harrie taught photography and art for twenty-eight years in addition to leading various interior design projects

Harrie’s paintings are inspired by what she sees in water, clouds, peeling paint, shadows, and ordinary objects. She expresses her unique appreciation of beauty in her art. Harrie is a member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), Contemporary Artist Society (CAS), Southern Arizona Artist Guild (SAAG), International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA), and the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild (SDMAAG). To see more of her art, visit artbyharrie.com.

Exhibit Dates
January 8 – February 26, 2022

Exhibit Opening Celebration for Community and Artists
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
and Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, 15 resident artists, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Harrie Handler Exhibition Press Release

December 2021 in the Galleries – Creative Synergy

Michael B. Mason Orange Kite Close Up

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is delighted to invite the community to their latest exhibit “Creative Synergy; 14 Artists & Makers Under 1 Roof.” This exhibition highlights the varied and dynamic work of the 14 resident studio artists of Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley. Come enjoy fresh perspectives on contemporary and traditional painting, ceramics, jewelry-making and more, all made under one roof!

Exhibit Dates
December 2 – 31, 2021

Exhibit Opening Celebration for Community and Artists
Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 5-7pm

Open Studios
December 10th – 11th Friday and Saturday 9am – 3pm
Judith HeartSong will be onsite to meet and greet visitors on Saturday

Office Hours
Thursdays 10am – 4pm, Fridays 12pm – 6pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, 15 resident artists, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Image by Michael B. Mason

November/December Open Studio Events 2021

“Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.”

Come and visit Resident Artists, buy local and handmade!

November 19th – 20th Friday and Saturday 9am – 3pm

December 10th – 11th Friday and Saturday 9am – 3pm
Judith HeartSong will be onsite to meet and greet visitors on Saturday

Artists & Makers Studios
11061 N Oracle Road
Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Studios will feature 15 resident artists who are part of Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley, AZ. Enjoy original works of art – painting, pottery, jewelry and more. Each artist owns and operates an independent business, and all have a passion for their work creating one-of-a-kind art. At Artists & Makers Studios, local artists have come together to share, inspire, and be inspired in creating  wonderful art.  Please support small local artisan businesses, and join us for our holiday shopping events.

the work of Chauncey Homer

November 2021 Local Artists’ Showcase

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Local Artists’ Showcase

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce the new gallery exhibitions featuring local artists Fatima Olea, Diana Ptaszynski, “Inktuce,” Portia Cooper and various art students from Pima Community College — on display from November 6th, 2021 through November 20th, 2021. This exhibit celebrates a wide range of styles and personalities displayed through artworks by a diverse collection of artists. Drawing, painting, digital art, and illustration are all featured in this unique exhibit that will feature everything from paintings to stickers – something for everyone!

Fatima Olea is an Illustrator and Visual artist from Tucson, AZ. She works on a variety of media which include the creation of logos, characters, commissioned pet portraits and custom paintings on wine glasses and mugs. She has participated in more than 11 collective art exhibits outside the country and some of her paintings have been published in art magazines such as “Suisun Valley Review, and Creative Quarterly”. Fatima has also taken several painting workshops around the world with artists such as Omar Ortiz, Shana Levenson and Patricia Guzman. She is very passionate about teaching and inspiring people to develop their creative skills.

Influenced by her inner child, Diana Ptaszynski was a ceramic artist for 10+ years creating whimsical ceramic beads, figurines and small pottery. In 2019, a move from the East Coast to Arizona left her without a proper studio to continue doing ceramics in. She took the move as an opportunity to start drawing, painting and creating digital art.  Her main goal with her art is simple; to make people smile. In addition to drawing and painting, Diana enjoys reading, road cycling, fiber arts and spending time with her husband and house full of rescue animals in their home in Marana, AZ.

Inktuce is a Tucson-based artist and creator of unique, colorful characters. They dabble in many different mediums including oil and acrylic painting, digital illustration, collage, and block printing. Inktuce may be your neighbor, or even your closest friend.

Local Artists’ Showcase
With Tucson Artists
Fatima Olea, Diana Ptaszynski, “Inktuce,” Portia Cooper
and Art Students from Pima Community College

Office and Gallery Hours
Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, & Saturday 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq. ft. of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Work by Fatima Olea

LOCAL ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE PRESS RELEASE

Artists Sunday Oro Valley – November 28th, 2021

Artists Sunday

 Artists Sunday is a day to support local artists in your community.

 Artists Sunday was created in 2020 to encourage people to shop with artists and buy art as gifts during the holidays.

 There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts.

 Give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season and support local artists and the local economy.

 More than 500 communities across the United States have come together for the second year to champion local artists and promote the giving of the arts this holiday season.

 Communities from coast-to-coast, large and small, are celebrating Artists Sunday on Nov 28, 2021 by highlighting local artists, creators and makers and promoting the giving of artistic items and experiences for the holidays.

 Positioned during the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artist Sunday, falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

 Artists Sunday unites artists and communities across the country, all promoting shopping with local artists.

 Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28 this year), is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy.

ArtistsSunday.com

Artists & Makers Studios – Rockville, MD and Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ have joined Artists Sunday, an exciting nationwide alliance encouraging consumers to shop with artists, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Artists Sunday is an art focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving – Nov 28th. It follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the day before Cyber Monday, the largest shopping weekend of the year. Participation is free to artists who will receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to help generate buzz and awareness. Full details and sign up can be found at https://artistssunday.com/artists/

Watch our social media accounts for artist features, and come straight to our website for artist profiles and links.

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September – October 2021 in the Galleries

Geri Acosta

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Lively and Bold Brushes with Local Artist in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce the new gallery exhibition featuring local artist Geri Acosta—on display from September 3th, 2021 through October 31st, 2021. Geri Acosta’s unique “expressionistic/impressionistic” original paintings shown in the Main Gallery; are part of the artist’s exhibit “Geri Acosta – One Woman Show.” Geri’s paintings are full of color and nuance; and present a high-spirited vision of the world with vibrant, beautiful details. The galleries are open: Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, & Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

geriacosta.com

JULY – AUGUST 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Bold and Vibrant Local Artists Showcase in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce a new gallery exhibition featuring local Plein Air Painting group “Sonoran Plein Air Painters.” Their exciting new show “Sonoran Sizzle” will be featured in our Main Gallery and Gallery Hall; and will be on display through the end of August 2021. These paintings in Plein Air keep the French Impressionist tradition alive and are representative of our beautiful Sonoran Desert—from where they draw inspiration for their work; to portray our beautiful and vibrant corner in the world. The galleries are open: Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, & Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

work by Jacqueline Chanda

June 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Bold and Vibrant Local Artists Showcase in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce new gallery exhibitions featuring local artists Kristin Harvey and Suzanne Villella—on display through June 31st, 2021. Kristin Harvey’s centerpiece “Our Beautiful Desert,” shown in the Main Gallery; is part of the artist’s show “Desert Magic.” These paintings are full of color and nuance, representing our beautiful Sonoran Desert. Suzanne Villella’s work, shown in the Gallery Hall, portrays a world of color and symbolism through mixed media. Both artists present a unique vision of their life experiences in vibrant, beautiful details. The galleries are open: Friday 12PM – 6PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM, and Sunday 12PM – 6PM, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Friday 12PM – 6PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM, & Sunday 12PM – 6PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last available studio fills. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a brand new jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

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June 2021 in the Galleries at Oro Valley

WEEKLY Saturday Art Market – Starting April 17th, 2021 – 10am to 1pm

FREE! Enjoy your Saturday morning under our gorgeous portico with Resident Artists and invited artists from Oro Valley and Tucson. Shop for artistic holiday gifts and handmade items while supporting hardworking artists from the local community. Join us starting Saturday April 17th from 10am to 1pm for this weekly event. This open air market will coincide with the Farmer’s Market next door at Steam Pump Ranch. During your visit, plan to tour our Resident Artists’ studios and the galleries with rotating ongoing exhibits. ***Masks firmly covering nose and mouth + social distancing are required.***

Artists interested in showing and selling, apply with our manager – orovalley@artistsandmakersstudios.com

No booth fee, no commissions on sales – artists keep their earnings while we build community! Once juried in, you will need to bring your own table set-up and chair each week.

 

March – April 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Local Abstract Artist Showcased in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce our new gallery exhibitions featuring local artist Rae Miller. Rae is a well-established abstract artist whose paintings and monotypes have been shown internationally in galleries and public installations.  Raé’s works are both dynamic and subdued, as her fascination with light is a recurring theme. Having lived in New Mexico, Mexico and now Arizona, Rae’s encaustic and cold wax painting are a reflection on place, imaginative studies in translucence and texture. This show brings a wide range of her works into one space including paintings and monotypes. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday- Sunday or by appointment. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday-Saturday-Sunday or by appointment.

Office Hours
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85373

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last few fill. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a brand new jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space.  A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Press Release March and April, 2021

Exhibits in the Galleries – DEC 2020, JAN 2021

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Bold Color in the Galleries

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce new gallery exhibitions featuring local artists Dennis Wunsch and Javi Valenzuela, on display through January 31st, 2021. Dennis Wunsch’s canvases, shown in the Main Gallery, present delightfully intricate large-scale paintings full of color and nuance. Wuncsh is a well-established artist and illustrator with a successful career in the arts. Javi Valenzuela’s work, shown in the Gallery Hall, portrays a world of color and symbolism based on his family’s life and heritage in Sonora, Mexico. A self-taught and prolific painter, this exhibit marks the first gallery showing of Valenzuela’s collective paintings. Both artists present a unique vision of their life experience in vibrant, beautiful details. The galleries are open 12-6 pm, Friday – Saturday – Sunday, or by appointment.

Office Hours
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85373

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last few fill. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a brand new jewel box location with 3,575 sq. ft. of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

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PressRelease – Dec 2020 – January 31, 2021

Artists Sunday – November 29th, 2020

Artists & Makers Studios has partnered with #ArtistsSunday, a national movement to encourage consumers to #ShopArt the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and give artist-created gifts this holiday season. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday – but ESPECIALLY for art and handmade. Join us in supporting our local artists and shop for art the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

For artists and makers alike! Artists in all mediums are invited to join Artists Sunday, a national promotion and event encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. Join this free nationwide marketing campaign here: https://artistssunday.com/artists/ 

Support our local artists this holidays and shop art on November 29 – Artists Sunday – the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Give unique, artist-created gifts this year. Find your favorite artists and discover new craftspeople here: 

Meet our Resident Artists – from Metro DC and Oro Valley/Tucson, AZ! See more here.

Artists Sunday Artists from across the country here.

Get your Gear! Our A&M shops

Are you interested in showing your support for Artists & Makers Studios? Do you need a pencil case, a tote bag, or a new sweatshirt/t-shirt, or a doggie sweater for your favorite furry friends? Our shops for Arizona and Maryland bring you a wide variety quality print on demand merchandise that we are offering at cost – to spread the word about this studio program that is like no other!

Artists & Makers Studios – Arizona

Artists & Makers Studios – Maryland

OPEN NOW! The jewel box Oro Valley Project!

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce our BIG NEWS!

We have finished build-out of our first Arizona location for Artists & Makers Studios, and we are filling studios now.

We are opening a gorgeous jewel box location in Oro Valley, AZ – in Steam Pump Village – approximately eight miles north of Tucson. We have been working with a marvelous developer, all newly constructed space. 12 studios, a gallery, on-site management and a wealth of opportunities to grow artistic careers.

To announce this news, in the 5th anniversary year of our flagship location, is exciting. There will be opportunities for studio swaps and who knows what other exciting adventures between locations, and our artist populations will be able to interact with one another.

We have been working on this project for more than a year and a half now behind the scenes, and we are thrilled to see it coming to fruition. With thanks to our supportive partnership, and our wonderful development team – who have gone the extra mile to make this work.

floorplan 

Come to see our new A&M location in Arizona and tour Fri-Sat-Sun, 12-6.

Studio Floorplan  – look for your dream studio now, and paperwork is at the links below for when jurying is complete & you have chosen your studio
Letter of Intent – Oro Valley
Application – Oro Valley
Emergency Contact Form – Oro Valley
New Artist Letter – Oro Valley

We are open for business and cannot wait to meet you!

Tommie Lorene Arizona Daily Star

We are thrilled to be offering tours of our brand new jewel box location in Oro Valley, Arizona! With build-out just completed this week our permanent signage is going up shortly on the building and on monument signage on North Oracle Road.

Our custom-built studios in a perfect, centralized location with an abundance of free parking are built out to our specifications, and we look forward to bringing our award winning programming and educational components to Arizona. With a strong focus on professional development and career enhancement through our proven outreach and networking capabilities, we help emerging, mid and late-career artists grow their business acumen, professional skills, and collector base as we do what we do best – build community!

Come and see us 12-6, Friday-Saturday-Sunday for your tour. Bring a friend, or a group of artist friends to tour a large studio to share. Studios feature high ceilings, large windows, great ventilation, and more to center your studio practice.
 
Come and pick out your favorite to get your name in for jurying before they are all gone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Come be a Part of the Art!

Are you an artist who has a studio already, but would like to be more involved in the local arts community, learn more about the business of art, and perhaps get a start on a solo exhibition? If some or all apply to you, perhaps you would like to join our Affiliate Program.

In 2020 we are offering an annual Affiliate Membership to artists which will allow a profile on our high-traffic site, free application for solo exhibits, participation in two Open Studio Weekends per year, promotion of accolades and exhibits through social media as appropriate, and access to special opportunities that come across our Executive Director’s desk on a regular basis. Current Affiliate Artists who apply for a studio will need to not pay a $50 application fee.

“Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.”

Part of our vision is to support, each and every day, the artists in our community and beyond. While we host a population of practicing metro-area artists, we also work to help grow the careers of artists with studios elsewhere through the sharing of information & opportunities and connections with designers, consultants, and gallery professionals who place and showcase artists’ work. 

This membership may be renewed each January, and is just $100. Membership fees may be paid via PayPal by entering the following email address: Judith@ArtistsAndMakersStudios.com  OR by mailing a check made out to Artists & Makers Studios to:

Artists & Makers Studios
c/o Judith HeartSong
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

After confirmation of payment via email, please send your resume/bio, your website URL, 1(one) 300dpi image of your work, and phone number and or email address if you would like them listed on our site with your profile to Judith@ArtistsAndMakersStudios.com

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