Scottsdale Arts receives largest gift in its history / Scottsdale Independent
Scottsdale Arts recently received notification from the Michael and Ellen Ziegler Trust that the Ziegler estate has awarded more than $11.5 million to the organization, most of which will be pledged toward a future capital infrastructure project.
Tucson’s Borderlands Theater gets $100K grant to highlight arts-health connection / Arizona Daily Star
Borderlands Theater of Tucson has won a $100,000 grant from One Nation One Project—an initiative that aims to underscore the impact of the arts on the community’s well-being—to be part of an 18-city cohort making immersive, community-based theater.
Phoenix muralist Isaac Caruso’s work is on display in his new children’s book / Phoenix New Times
Local professional muralist Isaac Caruso has published a children’s book showcasing 56 murals he painted in 24 communities throughout Arizona over four years—the first children’s book ever to be illustrated with photos of murals.
The Tucson community kicked off a month-long Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with the Mes de la Cultura event at Pueblo High School, featuring Mariachi Aztlan and Grupo Folklórico Los Guerreros. Students in attendance got more than a performance, as they also received a blessing.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates its 100th year as Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Located near Superior, the arboretum will host a year of events, highlighting its mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife, and ecosystems through education, research, and conservation.
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains has new director / Payson Roundup
Marilyn Dyer is the new Director of the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains. She grew up in Mesa and has always had an interest in art, including earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University.
Gallery: UArizona honors O’odham tribes at football home opener / University of Arizona News
The University of Arizona recognized Arizona’s four O’odham tribes during the season opener football game against Northern Arizona University earlier this month. Delegations from the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Indian Community and the Tohono O’odham Nation attended the game and took part in short pre-game and mid-game ceremonies with university leadership.
An Arizona photographer is one of a handful of people to ever fly in a U-2 spy plane. In April, Blair Bunting was 13 miles away from Earth straight up into the sky. It was a project that Bunting spent years thinking about and eight months training for.