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

February 4, 2022

By brianpowell

How the Grand Canyon’s new artist-in-residence will approach 2 months on the rim / KJZZ

As part of the residency program, run by the nonprofit Grand Canyon Conservancy, painter and visual artist Daniele Genadry will live and work at the park through the beginning of April.

Black Theatre Troupe brings us an untold story in A Soldier’s Play / Phoenix New Times

A description of systemic racism during World War II, Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play will be presented by Black Theatre Troupe through February 20. Read more: Black History Month in metro Phoenix: 10 concerts, plays, art shows and more to celebrate

Couple who found love in ‘Carmen’ is back for Arizona Opera run / Arizona Daily Star

Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani and Russian tenor Viktor Antipenko, who became a couple after performing “Carmen” in 2016 for Opera Las Vegas, return for an Arizona Opera run that concludes this weekend in Tucson.

Art exhibit on Tumamoc Hill invites visitors to wax poetic about climate change / Arizona Daily Star

Hikers on Tumamoc Hill can also exercise their creativity with a collaborative art installation—featuring four slate tablets placed along the walking path—designed to get people thinking about climate change.

How ULI is leveraging public art to create healthier, happier communities / AZ Big Media

In a unique collaborative partnership with the community and the city of Mesa, Urban Land Institute Arizona’s community mural project, known as ULI2D, married the talents of ULI and local artists with a master-planned public art installation.

Gilbert nonprofit’s gala would support new theater plan / Gilbert Sun News

INSPIRE Music Service Hope is planning a gala to raise funds for its dream of building a 65,000-square-foot performing arts venue in the East Valley.

Jai, the Phoenix Zoo tiger, has died after fighting kidney failure / 12 News

The 17-year-old tiger, who came to the Phoenix Zoo in 2005, was euthanized after his health started to decline due to renal problems.

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