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How the arts survive challenging times.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the new director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona; how the mother & son collaboration "Stories from Home: Covid-19 Addendum" came to be; and fostering creativity in a virtual space.

Adriana Gallego Centaura unsized VIEW LARGER "Centaura." Painting by Adriana Gallego, acrylic on wood.
Courtesy of Adriana Gallego

Arizona Spotlight

July 16, 2020

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Featured on the July 16th, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Adriana Gallego portrait unsized VIEW LARGER Adriana Gallego is the new executive director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Luis Garza

Adriana Gallego mural hero Adriana Gallego working on a collaborative mural with Claudio Dicochea in Half Moon Bay, California.
Courtesy of Adriana Gallego

Adriana Gallego public intervention hero “Tapiz de la Virgin de Guadalupe.” Artists Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz (pictured far right). Public intervention/performance (Douglas, AZ/Agua Prieta, MX - December 12, 2009)
Courtesy of Adriana Gallego

  • Find out what Yvonne Montoya, a busy working artist mom, and Buddy, her musically intuitive son, have been creating together during the pandemic. Their new web series Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum uses dance, music, videography and sound design to tell intimate, real stories about life in quarantine.
Yvonne Montoya unsized VIEW LARGER Yvonne Montoya collaborates with her son on a project “Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum”.
Courtesy of Yvonne Montoya

Trailer for "Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum"

  • And, can traditional performing arts survive in an online space? Three arts educators in Tucson reveal what is different about fostering creativity in a virtual medium. Alisa Ivanitskaya talks with Brad Richter, director of arts outreach at the University of Arizona and Arizona Arts in Schools, and Amanda Gremel & Stephen Frankenfield of Live Theater Workshop.
Live Workshop Theatre A student taking online classes with Live Theatre Workshop.
Courtesy of Live Theatre Workshop
Live Theatre Workshop zoom spotlight The cast of Live Theatre Workshop performing a virtual play "The Show Must Go On Online".
Courtesy of Live Theatre Workshop
Brad Richter unsized VIEW LARGER Brad Richter, director of arts outreach at the University of Arizona, also runs Arizona Arts in Schools.
Courtesy of Brad Richter

Trailer for "Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum"

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