There is an old saying among sculptors that to find the art in a block of stone, you must chip away everything that isn’t the art.
The dancers bounce and glide to the familiar holiday music. Smiles play out on their faces as they rehearse for their performance in a space that is no longer home.
Next year is set to be a big one for Theatrikos Theatre Company.
Both plays officially open July 8 at Fort Tuthill’s Pepsi Amphitheater and run July 8-11 and 15-18.
Eyes transcendentally shut, arms outstretched and long mane flowing, Mari hovers ethereally over East Route 66, a benevolent presence amid the mad dash of traffic.
Dark Sky Aerial’s OMEN premieres Saturday, June 26, with three screenings of the film and accompanying documentary.
Talent, they say, cannot be taught. But it can be uncovered, nurtured and cultivated, until it blossoms forth as if in time lapse — that whole overnight-sensation, years-in-the-making scenario.
Dead-of-night thoughts, whether fleeting or fully formed, usually are well forgotten in the clarifying dawn.
ArtWins Arizona, a group made up of Arizona arts leaders, and the Flagstaff Arts Council are teaming up to host Pitch Night Arizona, a one-night event where an Arizona artist will leave with a $15,000 grant to create an ambitious outdoor installation in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids dur…
On a recent Thursday afternoon, after helping two visitors from the Valley purchase face masks made by a local artist, Catherine Sickafoose settled in at a table set up in the Arts Connection to continue working on a watercolor painting.
Performance art doesn’t always have to happen on stages in meticulously lit theaters or on large venue stages. Sometimes, a parking lot will do the trick.
“No town, no city is complete without its art, without its spirit,” artist Shonto Begay said when he was honored at last year’s Viola Awards Gala as a Legacy Award winner. “Because I believe art is the spirit and the soul of the community.”
Theatrikos, the Flagstaff community theater which has gone dark since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced that it will reopen this summer with an outdoor production of the comedy "Native Gardens," staged at the Arboretum starting July 24.
Rendered nearly speechless — or, at least, not as loquacious as usual — Gina Darlington paused a moment to take in the scene unfolding in the studio Wednesday night at her Canyon Dance Academy.
Nanobah Becker’s short film “The 6th World” opens with a dream as the camera pans across a barren, red landscape save for a field of dried corn stalks on their last legs under the unforgiving sun. In the waking world, Diné (Navajo) astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is preparing for a mission to Mars…
Resilient Matriarchy: Indigenous Women’s Art in Community opened as a virtual exhibit Jan. 15 for Open Doors: Art in Action at www.opendoorsartinaction.com. Originally scheduled to end April 15, it has recently been extended through the end of May. Six Indigenous artists— Tacey M. Atsitty, A…
Some artists see their work preserved in museums or galleries, public spaces or private homes.
Eric Kruse is game for anything. And he takes requests. This 54-year-old woodworker from Flagstaff has built a burgeoning business and reputation as an alchemic artist who can transform discarded, often warped and weathered, pieces of wood into objets d’art.
Even with the COVID-19 pandemic approaching on its one-year anniversary of forcing classrooms into the digital realm, teachers have been able to take that time to adapt and find new ways to be there for their students.
Following the uncertainty of 2020, The HeArt Box owner Jill Sans wanted to welcome in a new dawn.
Historically, art has helped people process emotions during times of strife, more important than ever now as each day seems to bring new trauma to the surface. Throughout the pandemic and social unrest, artists have continued to create and viewers to engage.
Highway 89 north of Flagstaff beckons travelers through the high desert, ponderosa pine making way for junipers and pastel mountains in the distance as inhabited buildings become few and far between. When Navajo Nation physician and artist Chip Thomas began wheat pasting some of his work ont…
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
As the holiday season sets its gears firmly into motion, people around the country and the world prepare to celebrate and maintain festive traditions with COVID-19 safety measures dictating new ways of doing so.
Something of an alchemic transformation, both magical and very much real, took place one recent morning behind the bright red door of a Flagstaff studio with a rich history of artistic imagining.