Arizona Arts & Culture News: A summary of the leading media stories about the state’s arts and culture community

February 18, 2022

By brianpowell

Acclaimed Arizona musical to debut in New York: ‘This could be the next ‘In the Heights’ / Arizona Republic

Seven years after its start in 2015, the Arizona-birthed musical “¡Americano!” is going to New York City. The new off-Broadway production will hit the New World Stages for its premiere on April 21.

This nationally renowned artist started in Phoenix. Now she’s back for her ‘legacy’ show / Arizona Republic

Arizona is where artist Beverly McIver’s career began, and that’s why she is starting her “legacy exhibition” tour here with an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation launches Taliesin Institute / Frontdoors

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has announced the creation of the Taliesin Institute, a new collection of programs intended for architecture and design students, new and established design professionals, and the broader public.

‘A Dream Come True’ 28 murals to be painted across Phoenix to celebrate Black History Month for second year / Downtown Phoenix Inc.

The mural project honors hundreds of influential Black pioneers, educates, and brings awareness to many faces and names you may not know.

Sedona International Film Festival goes live / City Sun Times

The 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival returns to its original timeframe with an all-live event.

Phoenix Art Museum has selected its newest director, and he’s optimistic about what’s to come / KJZZ

Jeremy Mikolajczak, Phoenix Art Museum’s incoming director and CEO, speaks about the inherent challenges of leading an art museum in a diverse community like Arizona.

Emerging Black artist hoping to inspire youth / ABC 15

Artist Aaron Marner uses his imagination and pallets of color to carve out creativity across the canvas. His artwork in oil was recently spotlighted by the Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University.

Young Tucson musicians get solo shots with Civic Orchestra / Arizona Daily Star

Two University High School student musicians will get solo shots with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson this spring after taking home top honors in the community orchestra’s annual young musicians competition.

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