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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Ballet Arizona’s new leader; Emerging artifacts at Lake Powell; Honoring Latino vets

June 03, 2022

Ballet Arizona names new executive director / Phoenix Business Journal Jami Kozemczak, the new leader of one of Arizona’s highest-profile performing-arts groups, joined the organization in 2014. She succeeds Samantha Turner. Drought is revealing archeological sites that were submerged when Lake Powell…


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

May 20, 2022

‘Desert Rider’ exhibit examines transportation, landscape, and Latinx and Indigenous identity / Fronteras A new exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum called “Desert Rider” highlights a diverse display of art by Latinx and Indigenous artists of the Southwest. ‘This program is a thank…


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Collage of headshots of the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership chooses statewide leaders for Flinn-Brown Fellowship

May 16, 2022

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows, 27 leaders who will participate in Arizona’s most prestigious leadership program on state policy and politics. Members of the 14th cohort of Flinn-Brown Fellows,…


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Mural on brick, with southwest images and text: "We are in this together."

Venom research at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum; Juan Gabriel at Ballet Arizona; and more arts & culture news

May 06, 2022

Ballet Arizona celebrates iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel with new production / Arizona Republic The music and memory of the late musical icon will be celebrated in Phoenix at the hand of Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona. Deadly Venom From…


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

April 15, 2022

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…


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Flinn inaugural exhibition features 15 Arizona artists

April 08, 2022

The Flinn Foundation welcomed artists and supporters on March 30 to the opening of its inaugural art exhibition, featuring 15 works of art displayed throughout the lobby and conference center at the Foundation’s office in central Phoenix. The new exhibit,…


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

April 01, 2022

Mesa’s Troy Kotsur just became the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar / Phoenix New Times Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to be nominated for and win an Oscar, and he’s from right here in Mesa.…


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