Arizona Arts & Culture News: Laloland in Mesa; Sky Harbor immersive exhibit; Tiny desert concerts

July 8, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Why a visit to Laloland in Mesa is the artsy outing you need / Phoenix New Times 

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is honoring artist Lalo Cota with Laloland, a retrospective of his work depicting Chicano low rider culture and Día de los Muertos imagery from the last 20 years. 

Arizona fires sweep land rich with ancient sites, artifacts /ABC News 

Wildfires in northern Arizona are crossing land rich with signs of human existence through the centuries, including multilevel stone homes, rock carvings and pieces of clay and ceramic pots. 

The ‘Hip Historian’ is working to preserve LGBTQ+ history in Arizona / 12 News 

Arizona’s “Hip Historian,” who is making strides in preserving the state’s LGBTQ+ history, honored the state’s trailblazers during Pride Month. 

Meet the artist behind Sky Harbor’s immersive new installation / KJZZ 

A new installation by artist Susan Logoreci at Sky Harbor’s latest terminal puts you inside a glass-bottomed airplane flying over Phoenix. It’s an immersive experience that feels at once universal and very Phoenix. 

New Ballet Tucson director wants to inspire audiences with ‘art that transcends words’ / Tucson Sentinel 

Ballet Tucson’s new artistic director and Tucson native Margaret Mullin has lived through the ups and downs of ballet. 

On location with Tiny Desert Concerts: Musical Instrument Museum / KJZZ 

Twelfth-generation West African musician Arouna Diarra performed a Tiny Desert Concert at the Musical Instrument Museum, which features a collection of over 8,000 instruments with more than 5,000 on display. 

‘Interwoven’ celebrates Arizona’s flora, fauna / Scottsdale Progress 

Members of the Telaraña Fiber Arts Guild wondered how they would keep the creative spirit alive during the pandemic. Then came a challenge that kept them engaged and encouraged them to celebrate the flora and fauna of the state. 

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