Arizona Arts & Culture News: ‘Road to Healing’ tour; Super Bowl Experience mural; Childsplay receives $15K grant

January 27, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Governor’s FY2024 Executive Budget Proposes $20 million for the Arts / Arizona Commission on the Arts

The 2024 executive budget from the Office of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs proposes a historic $20 million one-time allocation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Childsplay to receive $15K grant from the National Endowment for the Arts / Broadway World

Childsplay was approved for a National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects award of $15,000 to support the theatre’s production of The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen, a co-commission with Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland.

Native Americans share trauma of Arizona boarding schools / Navajo-Hopi Observer

Arizona was the fourth stop on the yearlong “Road to Healing” tour, a listening session overseen by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland that provided the opportunity for victims and survivors of abuse at government-backed boarding schools to share their stories.

Valley artist to display mural at Super Bowl Experience in Phoenix / ABC 15

For local artist Meg Stapp, early days of doodling now lead to a life of creation as she works on her latest project, an eight-by-six-foot mural—one that’s expected to get a lot of attention come February.  

ASU musicians showcase creativity in electronic music / ASU News

ASU musicians showcased their creativity with electronic music at an interactive event at Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum in an effort to display how technology transforms music.

Artist Joella Jean Mahoney celebrated in Flagstaff exhibit / KNAU

A new exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona serves as a retrospective for the late artist Joella Jean Mahoney, whose large-scale expressionist paintings recount her passion for the landscape of the Southwest.

Home is where the art is for Surprise man / Daily Independent

When Bill Frank first started copying comic strips in his adolescent years, little did he know his talent for art would lead to such an interesting life. The 81-year-old Surprise resident helped open Disney World with his art creations, contributed to the Apollo program at NASA, and made toys that possibly many of us have played with over the years.

Phoenix nonprofit helps empower LGBTQ+ youth, prepare them for workforce / Arizona Republic

Through one·n·ten, a Phoenix nonprofit helping LGBTQ+ youth, young people from ages 11 to 24 can gain skills and learn to thrive in the workforce while finding inclusive companies that will accept them for who they are.

Phoenix Zoo plants native bushes to reduce erosion / 12 News

The Phoenix Zoo has recently planted native trees and bushes along one of its trails in an effort to reduce erosion and increase shading.

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