Arizona Arts & Culture News: New Phoenix Suns jersey; ATC artistic director named; Museum of the West honored

November 18, 2022

By Jessica Vaile


A new jersey brought together Arizona’s tribal nations and the Phoenix Suns. Here’s how / 12 News

The Phoenix Suns worked with the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona to develop new turquoise uniforms with a medicine wheel logo and the word “sun” in each tribal language to pay homage to the cultures, traditions, and native languages of the 22 tribal nations that reside in Arizona. 

Arizona Theatre Company names Matt August artistic director / Broadway World

Matt August, an artistic leader, distinguished director, and educator with more than 27 years of theatre experience, has been named the Kasser Family Artistic Director of the 55-year-old Arizona Theatre Company.

Tucson Symphony rocks Music Hall with ‘MeChicano’ premiere / Arizona Daily Star

Under the baton of Music Director José Luis Gomez, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra brought to life Juan Pablo Contreras‘s sonic cross-culture kaleidoscope that borrowed equally from Mexican and quintessential American music styles.

Museum of the West planning new exhibits / Scottsdale Progress

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West recently was named one of the top western museums by True West magazine for the eighth consecutive year, and the museum has exciting exhibits on the horizon.

Phoenix Art Museum announces free admission program for all MCCCD students / Queen Creek Sun Times

The Phoenix Art Museum now offers free admission to all Maricopa Community Colleges students through the support of Men’s Arts Council, a nonprofit member organization dedicated to supporting the museum’s community-outreach programs.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with events all November / Arizona Foothills

Children’s Museum of Phoenix, with support by Arizona Humanities, is celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November with fun learning activities such as cooking, dancing, singing, literacy and art programming centered around Native American identity.

Phoenix selects artist for Adams Street mural / Daily Independent

Kayla Newnam has been selected to create a mural in downtown Phoenix to exemplify the city’s “diversity, culture and vitality.” The 190-by-10-foot mural on Adams Street, near the entrance of the Phoenix Convention Center, is a partnership between Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Artlink Inc.

Scottsdale glassblower beautifies the world with his art / Scottsdale Progress

Glassblower Newt Grover has one objective: to add to the magnificence of the world around him with his creations. Through his Scottsdale company, Newt Glass, he produces and installs custom glass art for residential and commercial spaces across the country.

Arizona Opera to release ‘Carmen: The Graphic Novel’ this December / Daily Independent

After a successful spring Kickstarter campaign in which Arizona Opera more than doubled its funding goal of $20,000, the opera company has announced it will be publishing “Carmen: The Graphic Novel” for release.

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