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

April 15, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Major gift of contemporary soft sculpture given to Heard Museum Art Daily

The Heard Museum has announced a gift of 23 works of contemporary Indigenous art—a selection of beaded soft sculpture figural dolls collected over the past 25 years—from Charles and Valerie Diker.

New immersive art exhibit opens in Scottsdale / ABC 15

Immersive Klimt Revolution, now open in Old Town Scottsdale, showcases the art of Gustav Klimt and includes 60,000 frames of video and 90,000,000 pixels.

Elizabeth Weatherbie works to keep the local arts scene alive / Nogales International

Since Elizabeth Weatherbie became president of the Hilltop Gallery in Nogales last year, her mission has been to not only keep the art scene alive in Nogales, but to also have Hilltop Gallery serve as a valuable resource for the community.

Childsplay names Ricky Araiza as new associate artistic director Broadway World Arizona

Ricky Araiza, who became a Childsplay ensemble member after graduating from Arizona State University in 2004, has been named associate artistic director-director of artist and community initiatives.

Arizona Opera reimagines Mozart, minus the misogyny / Tucson Weekly

An all-woman design team brings Mozart’s divisive opera “Così fan tutte” into the 21st century.

Tucson designer creates look for Grammys / KGUN

Tucson designer Laura Tanzer fashioned a dress for a two-time Grammy nominee and local singer-songwriter and filmmaker Linda Chorney.

Tempe’s historic Hayden House rededicated after restoration / Daily Independent

After a long restoration process and delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Tempe’s most historic buildings has been rededicated.

Sculptures and butterflies mingle in exhibit / Scottsdale Progress

“Art in Bloom” is a unique exhibition of handmade floral sculptures by local Phoenix artist Jim Holbert displayed among thousands of butterflies in Butterfly Wonderland’s Conservatory in Scottsdale.

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