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Wonder Makes Us Illuminate Austin at SXSW®

The University of Arizona will bring the sights, sounds, colors, tastes and smarts of the Sonoran Desert to Austin for South by Southwest® on March 13-15. Visitors will be treated to speakers, musicians, surround-scape experiences from the worlds of art, science, space and more at the Wonder House.

Arizona Arts will be fully represented with David Hume Kennerly, Brad Slater, Joe C. Klug, Jessica Gonzales and many, many more.

>> Arizona Arts speakers in Austin


Wilkommen Xander Mason, the last-minute Emcee

Imagine getting a call two hours and 15 minutes before curtain and being asked to take on the lead role of the Emcee in “Cabaret.” You are not the understudy. You haven’t rehearsed the dialogue or lyrics. You haven’t learned the staging marks or musical cues.

You have an hour to prepare.

Find out what happens when student Xander Mason becomes the Emcee.

>> The show must go on


Music Prof. Daniel Asia nominated to National Council on the Arts

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Daniel Asia, a professor in the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, to serve a six-year term as a member of the National Council on the Arts.

>> Professor Asia’s reaction


CCP celebrates Ansel Adams’ birthday, new book

The Center for Creative Photography’s annual birthday celebration for Ansel Adams on Feb. 29 will be made even more special with the recent release of “Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams” by CCP Chief Curator Dr. Rebecca Senf and the opening of a new exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Signature Style.” Senf will discuss the book and sign copies.

>> Ansel’s Birthday Celebration


Deanna Fitzgerald appointed to Associate Dean position

Deanna Fitzgerald has been appointed as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Fine Arts. She will work closely with college leadership to implement strategies in the management of all academic and student affairs.

 >> Key Contributor


Darious Britt’s Five Most-Viewed Videos

Filmmaker Darious Britt has successfully built his own brand with over 375,000 subscribers and 17 million views on his DIY filmmaking YouTube channel D4Darious. Here are Darious’ most-viewed videos (the first one has 1.3M views).

>> Most-Viewed Videos


Small Grants Celebration

Photo of Whitney Herr-Buchholz and Johanna Lundy

School of Dance’s Whitney Herr-Buchholz (left) and Johanna Lundy, assistant professor of horn, chatting at the Center for Creative Photography for a CFA Small Grants Celebration. The CFA Small Grants program is made possible by the gifts of the members of the Medici Circle of the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. The purpose is to support unique opportunities for CFA students, faculty and staff to enrich educational experiences and opportunities. The first 2020 Small Grants recipients are expected to be determined by the end of February.

Students have until March 3 to apply for the 2020-21 Medici Scholar program.


Awards

Congratulations to School of Theatre, Film & Television alumni Lindsay Utz and Scott Stuber for their recognition at the recent Academy Awards. Utz was editor on “American Factory,” Oscar winner for ‘Best Documentary Feature.’ Stuber is Head of Original Films at Netflix, which earned a record-breaking 24 Academy Award nominations, led by “The Irishman” with 10 and “Marriage Story” with six; both earned ‘Best Picture’ consideration. 


In the Media

Matt Marcus, sound design instructor for UA School of Theatre, Film & Television and sound supervisor for Arizona Repertory Theatre, is profiled in Lo Que Pasa about his passion for radio on World Radio Day. | Read More.

  • Tucson Weekly highlights Arizona Arts in spring preview, Tucson Weekly | 02.13.20
  • Beauty beyond bars: Program helps showcase inmates’ artwork,KOLD13| 02.05.20
  • The ‘best kept secret’ of the School of Theatre, Film & TV, Daily Wildcat | 01.27.20
  • Incarcerated artists find hope in creating an art exhibit, Daily Wildcat | 01.20.20
  • Alumnus Mandell Maughan to star on SyFy series, Deadline | 01.31.20

In Memoriam-2020-02

Dr. Patricia Van Metre, former Acting Dean of the College of Fine Arts, and songwriting legend and Arizona alumnus Iriving Burgie are remembered.

>> Learn more


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Upcoming Events

Highlights of current and upcoming events from Arizona Arts

February

Dr. Bradley Schauer: Hollywood and Political Films
February 25. School of Theatre, Film & Television
Venue: Old Main
UA Philharmonic Orchestra
February 28. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall
Ansel Adams Birthday Celebration
February 29. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Ansel Adams: Signature Style
February 29 – March 16. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Center for Creative Photography

March

Itzhak Perlman (feat. Rohan De Silva)
March 1. UA Presents
Venue: Centennial Hall
“Common Ground” – Arizona Choir & UA Symphonic Choir
March 1. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Christ Church United Methodist
CCP Spring Lecture Series: Self, Self-Portraits, Selfies
March 1 – April 30. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Center for Creative Photography Auditorium
AzJazz Week
March 1 – 6. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Fred Fox School of Music
Ingrid Jensen
March 3. UA Presents
Venue: Crowder Hall
NIYAZ: The Fourth Light Project
March 5. UA Presents
Venue: Centennial Hall
Arizona Symphony Orchestra
March 6. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall
SXSW: Wonder in Austin
March 13 – 15. University of Arizona
Venue: Fogo de Chao (Austin, TX)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
March 18 – 29. Arizona Repertory Theatre
Venue: Marroney Theatre
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
March 18. UA Presents
Venue: Centennial Hall
Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds
March 20. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall

Now on View

African for the first time
Through March 10, 2020. School of Art
Venue: Joseph Gross Gallery

David Hume Kennerly: Witness to History
Through March 11, 2020. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Old Main

Other TARGET/s
Through March 29, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

Hobby Craft: Artwork from the Arizona State Prison Complex
Through March 29, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

Our Stories: High School Artists
Through April 26, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

American Art Gallery: 1925-1945
Through May 16, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

The Qualities of LIGHT
Through May 30, 2020. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Center for Creative Photography

Modern Art Gallery
Through March 16, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

Contemporary Art Gallery
Through March 16, 2020. UA Museum of Art
Venue: UA Museum of Art

Events

MFA Thesis Gallery
School of Art
Quintetto Profano
Fred Fox School of Music
I Dream in Widescreen
School of Theatre, Film & Television
Virtual Showcase with Zach Filkins of OneRepublic
Arizona Arts in Schools
Freedom Must Be Lived: Marion Palfi’s America
Center for Creative Photography
Southern Arizona artists in concert at The Tucson Studio
UA Presents

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2 days ago
Arizona Arts

In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition.

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The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries.

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition. 

https://azart.fyi/2020MFAAlumni

The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries. 

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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3 days ago
Arizona Arts

Faye Ruiz's senior thesis film from "I Dream in Widescreen 2020" has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide.

The screenings begin today.
azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
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Faye Ruizs senior thesis film from I Dream in Widescreen 2020 has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide. 

The screenings begin today.
https://azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas 
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
5 days ago
Arizona Arts

Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

"This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. 'I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project."

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

@uarizonaschoolofart | @andresadamehernandez
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Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project.

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

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