Arizona Arts & Culture News: SCC film school; ASU Cuban Art Collection; Roosevelt Row evolution

June 9, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall visits Arizona Science Center for documentary debut / Phoenix Magazine

“Reasons for Hope,” a 45-minute IMAX film featuring the globetrotting Jane Goodall, recently opened at the Arizona Science Center. The film features Goodall presenting four different success stories from the world of environmental activism and conservation.

SCC film school ranked in top 20 by Variety / Scottsdale Progress

Scottsdale Community College is giving big-name four-year universities a run for their tuition after SCC’s Scottsdale School of Film & Theatre was named among the top 20 film schools in the nation by Variety.

Arizona tribes rely on law to reclaim remains, other items / Arizona Republic

More than 30 years after a federal law mandated the return of Native human remains and funerary items, Arizona still has one-third of them in storage. Institutions from around the state share their plans to make ancestral remains available for repatriation.

ASU, Phoenix art museums showcase Cuban art / ASU News

Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum will co-present “Lo que es, es lo que ha sido/What It Is, Is What Has Been: Selections from ASU Art Museum’s Cuban Art Collection,” a collaboration that spotlights artists working in humanitarian crises and social upheavals.

Public Art looks at textiles’ pollution / Scottsdale Progress

Scottsdale Public Art is drawing attention to the worldwide environmental crisis involving excess waste generated by the fast fashion industry with its latest exhibit, “Diversion: Recycled Textiles to Art.” The exhibit featuring Arizona artists highlights work utilizing recycled fibers and textiles from discarded clothing.

Becoming Roosevelt Row: First Friday’s evolution in downtown Phoenix / The State Press

First Friday has gone from the art-focused “wild west” in 1994 to a profitable staple of Roosevelt Row. The monthly event began in September 1992 as a “Second Wednesday” until the event was taken over by Artlink two years later and became known as First Friday. 📧 / About this Newsletter

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