Arizona Arts & Culture News: Phoenix Art Museum welcomes curator; Healing Hopi art; Frank Lloyd Wright photo exhibit

December 2, 2022

By Jessica Vaile


NAU to provide full tuition to members of Arizona’s tribes / Navajo-Hopi Observer

Northern Arizona University will provide full tuition coverage for members of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes beginning in fall 2023 through an expansion to the Access2Excellence initiative.

Phoenix Art Museum welcomes first curator dedicated to local art / KJZZ

Christian Ramírez, who is from Tucson, has become the Phoenix Art Museum’s first curator solely devoted to local art.

Hopi artist helps amputees heal / Amplitude

After seeing Duane Koyawena’s art on exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona, the owner of Next Step Prosthetics in Flagstaff, which serves many amputees from the nearby Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation, proposed an idea to show Koyawena’s Hopi-inspired socket designs on their prosthetic legs.

U of A dance school, film institute work to diversify the arts / Arizona Daily Star

Recent hires at the University of Arizona bring a wealth of experience to their roles along with a shared vision of redefining how we think of diversity in the arts.

‘Because women matter, and we’ve always mattered’: Modern Latina highlights female artists / KJZZ
Cultura, familia y arte. Culture, family and art. Those are the key themes of “Modern Latina,” a new art exhibition at the Scottsdale Public Library.

A Phoenix photographer’s ambitious project is just the Wright stuff for Taliesin West visitors / Phoenix New Times
Visitors to Taliesin West over the next couple of months will be able to admire artistic photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright’s other works from Arizona and around the nation. Professional photographer Andrew Pielage of Phoenix is on a mission to chronicle all 430 of Wright’s remaining structures, 13 of which are included in the “Sacred Spaces” exhibit.

Contemporary art glams up dentist’s offices / Scottsdale Progress
Dr. Daniel Sluyk has always viewed dentistry as an art form. In an effort to calm his patient’s nerves, Sluyk and his father-in-law, a contemporary artist, came up with an idea to create calming paintings to showcase in Sluyk’s waiting rooms.

WolfBrown to lead free briefing, ‘What Happened to Audiences?’ / WolfBrown
Alan Brown of WolfBrown will lead a free executive briefing, “What Happened to Audiences?” at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. All are welcome to learn about the findings from the last phase of the Audience Outlook Monitor COVID-19 study of arts-and-culture audiences.

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