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November 25, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Trinity Cathedral Choir  |   Video
    • The Trinity Cathedral has been a part of downtown phoenix for 94 years and has been the home of worship for governors and the late Senator Barry Goldwater. See how the cathedral’s choir is now in the spotlight after it performed at Saint Albans Cathedral in England.

November 18, 2014

  • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts New Dean  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts combines multiple disciplines: arts, media, engineering, design, film, dance, theater and music, as well as the ASU Art Museum. The institute now has a new dean, Steven Tepper, a social scientist and policy scholar who is one of the nation’s top authorities on creativity and cultural participation. He will talk about his new role and his vision for the institute.
  • The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road  |   Video
    • Artist and Western historian Bob Boze Bell grew up in Kingman, where his father owned a gas station along Route 66. He has written a new book: “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” which combines his personal history along with that of the famous two-lane highway. Boze Bell will discuss his new book.

October 30, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz in Arizona/The Nash Center  |   Video
    • Established in 1977, Jazz in Arizona is a non-profit organization that offers jazz education and numerous performances. It also owns “The Nash,” a jazz club in Phoenix that was named after drummer Lewis Nash, a Phoenix native who was named the “most valuable player” in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine. Nash will be back in town to perform for the second anniversary of The Nash and will talk about the club along with Joel Goldenthal, the executive director of Jazz in Arizona.

October 29, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Opera  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera is expanding its repertoire with offerings like the season-opener “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” which combines opera and mariachi music. The company is also making progress on eliminating a budget deficit. Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor will discuss progress and changes being made by his organization.

October 23, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Conductor Tito Muñoz  |   Video
    • At the age of 31, Tito Muñoz has been lauded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation. Muñoz was recently named as music director for the Phoenix Symphony and will talk about his new role and his work as a conductor.
  • Rock Legend Nils Lofgren  |   Video
    • Guitarist Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band will talk about his music and career.

October 22, 2014

  • Ghost Riders in the Sky Book  |   Video
    • “Ghost Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend,” is an iconic American song made popular by Johnny Cash. It was written decades before Cash made it into a hit record by Stan Jones, who was born in Douglas and grew up on a ranch. Tucson author Michael Ward has written a book about Jones, “Ghost Riders in the Sky: The Life of Stan Jones, the Singing Ranger” and will discuss his work.

October 21, 2014

September 17, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Scottsdale Arts Collaboration  |   Video
    • The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale International Film Festival are joining forces to share resources and offer expanded film programs. The alliance will officially start in January, and will provide operational and promotional support to grow the annual festival and expand year-round film programming at the center. Scottsdale International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger will join the staff of the Center as a film curator, and will talk about the collaboration.

September 11, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Touvlo   |   Video
    • A Mesa woman has figured out a way to take her love of words and create one of a kind custom art pieces. See how Yolanda Esquer turned her home project into a flourishing business creating concrete block art.

September 10, 2014

  • Nils Lofgren  |   Video
    • Guitarist Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band will talk about his music and career.

August 27, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Conductor Tito Muñoz  |   Video
    • At the age of 31, Tito Muñoz has been lauded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation. Muñoz was recently named as music director for the Phoenix Symphony and will talk about his new role and his work as a conductor.

August 21, 2014

August 6, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Hazel and Violet Ink  |   Video
    • In a world of ever-evolving technology, one small business in downtown Phoenix celebrates old technology. See how Hazel and Violet Ink uses old letter press machines to produce their unique print work.

July 30, 2014

July 24, 2014

July 22, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Dry: A Summer Art Event  |   Video
    • We step into the air-conditioned space at R. Pela Contemporary Art in Phoenix to examine life in the desert. Through the eyes of local and national artists, “Dry: A Summer Art Event” features the unusual aspects of our desert lifestyle.

June 12, 2014

  • Eric Cantor Loss   |   Video
    • For the first time, a sitting House majority leader was defeated in a primary election. Virginia’s Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party activist Dave Brat. Patrick Kenney, the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss what the loss means for the GOP and the Tea Party.

June 5, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Hooray for Hollywood  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch”, Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy Garland’s blue-and-white gingham pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz.” Phoenix is the fourth and final stop for the exhibit, which returns to Hollywood after its Arizona run ends on July 6.

June 4, 2014

May 29, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Touvlo   |   Video
    • A Mesa woman has figured out a way to take her love of words and create one of a kind custom art pieces. See how Yolanda Esquer turned her home project into a flourishing business creating concrete block art.

May 13, 2014

  • Mesa Artspace Study  |   Video
    • There’s a new survey out on the Mesa Artspace project, which would provide affordable spaces for Phoenix-area artists and creative businesses. Cindy Ornstein, director of the Mesa Arts and Culture Department and Executive Director of the Mesa Arts Center, and Mesa City Council member Terry Benelli, will discuss the results of the survey and the Mesa Artspace project.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Symphony’s new season is getting underway. Symphony president and CEO Jim Ward will discuss the new season.

May 1, 2014

  • Roger Clyne   |   Video
    • Arizona-based musician Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will talk about his music and his latest album “Independent.”

April 29, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Planter Art   |   Video
    • People driving along Grand Avenue in Phoenix may have noticed artists working on planters, putting their own personal touch on the pots. The Adopt-a-Planter project is working to attract visitors to the art galleries on 12th Avenue and Grand. We’ll take a look at one artist’s vision for decorating her planter.

April 22, 2014

April 17, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Painting with a Twist  |   Video
    • Painting with a Twist is a Tempe school where a professional artist will teach you to paint step-by-step. The twist is you get to bring your own favorite adult beverage to the class. We’ll take a look at Painting with a Twist.

April 16, 2014

April 9, 2014

April 8, 2014

  • Tempe Town Lake Dam  |   Video
    • The rubber dam on the west end of Tempe Town Lake will be replaced with a hydraulically-operated steel dam, with work starting this summer. On April 23 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the city will give the public information about the dam replacement. Jeff Kulaga, assistant city manager for Tempe, will discuss the issue.

April 7, 2014

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History   |   Video
    • The Arizona Museum of Natural History has been operating in Mesa since the 1970s, exhibiting tens of thousands of scientific and nature objects and photographs. More than 1 million people have visited since 2000. We’ll take you on a video tour of the museum.

March 27, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Automotive Art  |   Video
    • Brenda Priddy is known as one of the world’s top automotive “spy” photographers, snapping photos of test vehicles before they are shown to the public. She’s turned her lens to photographing cars artistically. We’ll show you Priddy’s art photography, on display in Chandler, and talk to her about that and her work as an automotive spy photographer.

March 20, 2014

  • AZ Artbeat: Deer Valley Rock Art Center   |   Video
    • It’s one of the best examples of American Indian Petroglyphs in existence. The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located in North Phoenix. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the petroglyphs on display at the center.

March 12, 2014

  • Chihuly  |   Video
    • Stunning blown-glass installations by artist Dale Chihuly are once again on exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden. We’ll take you on a video tour of the exhibit.

February 27, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: America Pop Art  |   Video
    • A new exhibit at the Tempe Center for the Arts highlights the influences of comic books, television, movies and science fiction. “American Pop: Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond” features displays of vintage super heroes, science fiction memorabilia and original artwork. Gallery coordinator Michelle Dock will share interesting pieces that demonstrate the powerful effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives.

February 25, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: WWII Veterans Portraits  |   Video
    • They are called The Greatest Generation; the thousands of men and women who served in World War Two. More than a thousand of them are dying each day and it is crucial to capture their stories. A senior living facility has created an exhibit dedicated to these brave men and women. We take a closer look at the exhibit, the photographer and the veterans themselves.

February 6, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Arts Congress  |   Video
    • The Arizona Arts Congress will be held Wednesday, February 5. Hundreds of arts advocates from around the state will converge on the Arizona State Capitol to learn about legislative issues and meet with elected officials to let them know about the impact arts have on our state. Rusty Foley, executive director, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Steve Martin, managing director of Childsplay, will discuss the Arts Congress.

January 30, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Ground Cover Public Art Project  |   Video
    • An ambitious idea from a Phoenix artist attracted hundreds of volunteers who turned a vacant lot into a textile garden of desert flowers. The creation was part of a public art project that not only attracted knitters, crocheters and quilters from across Arizona, the United States and Canada, but also helped hundreds of people in need. You’ll meet artist and project manager Ann Morton along with a volunteer and beneficiary of this unique project.

January 28, 2014

  • Verde River Artwork  |   Video
    • Last April, 25 artists were sent by the Verde Valley Land Preservation organization on a 3-day, 2-night kayaking and camping tour down a 10-mile stretch of the Verde River. Artwork inspired from that trip is now a traveling exhibition that is currently at the State Capitol Executive Tower lobby. Steve Estes of Verde Valley Land Preservation and one of the participating artists Joanne Agostinelli, will discuss the effort and resulting artwork.

January 20, 2014

  • Artwalk the Dog   |   Video
    • Scottsdale held its first Artwalk in the downtown area 39 years ago and as such, the event is often described as “America’s original Artwalk.” That Artwalk has been expanded to include dogs. We take you on that Artwalk.
  • Arts Funding  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts received a one-time budget allocation of $1-million from the state legislature last session. The money is set to be used to support existing statewide grants and to develop new programs targeting innovative arts initiatives. Robert Booker, the arts commission’s executive director, discusses how the money will be used.
  • Business Pros Helping the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations is being re-launched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts. The effort brings together business professionals with arts organizations for skills-based consulting purposes. Robin Hanson, a business volunteer for Arizona Citizens for the Arts, talks about the program.
  • Scorpius Dance Theatre  |   Video
    • We look at a unique local dance group. Scorpius Dance Theatre recently became the first Arizona company invited to the Booking Dance Festival, part of the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

January 15, 2014

  • Itzhak Perlman  |   Video
    • He’s known as the Undisputed Virtuoso of the Violin. Itzhak Perlman, who will perform at the Mesa Arts Center, will talk about his music.

December 26, 2013

  • Arizona’s Poet Laureate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural Poet Laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios discusses his appointment and his poetry.

December 5, 2013

December 2, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Acts of Simple Kindness   |   Video
    • An Arizona widow turns her grief into action by helping children who have lost parents. The nonprofit, “Acts of Simple Kindness,” provides financial grants to children so they can continue or pursue extracurricular activities like sports, music and the arts. Founder Karen Turner came up with the idea after she saw how sports helped her son heal after his father died.

November 28, 2013

  • Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

November 14, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: New Arts Funding  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts received a one-time budget allocation of $1 million for fiscal year 2014 from the state legislature. The new money will be used to support the commission’s existing statewide grant-making activities to promote arts education and access to nonprofit art organizations. It will also be used to create a pair of brand new grant programs designed to support innovative art initiatives. Arts Commission Executive Director Robert Booker will discuss the new funding.

October 24, 2013

  • Business Volunteers for the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations needing skills-based consulting expertise will be relaunched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts during National Pro Bono Week. Business Volunteers for the Arts brings together business professionals with arts organizations looking to help build their capacity, improve their business practices and assist in growth and reach. Robin Hanson, a Business Volunteer for the Arts from Arizona Citizens for the Arts, will discuss the topic.

October 3, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: ArtWalk the Dog   |   Video
    • The dog days of summer take on new meaning in the Scottsdale Arts District. On certain August nights, you’ll find gallery owners and artists welcoming four-legged visitors. It’s a chance for pet lovers to mingle and browse pet-related art. Veronica Graffius, Calvin Charles Gallery owner, tells us why being dog-friendly is smart for business, and we catch artist April Howland in action on her largest commissioned painting of a pet.

September 5, 2013

  • Scorpius  |   Video
    • A Phoenix dance company is gaining international attention for its unique style. Last month, Scorpius Dance Theatre became the first Arizona Company invited to the Booking Dance Festival, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is considered the largest arts festival in the world. We’ll take a look at the unique style of Scorpius.

August 28, 2013

  • Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural poet laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios will discuss his new appointment and his poetry.

August 8, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

July 11, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Artist Eddie Mitchell   |   Video
    • Phoenix-based painter and sculptor Eddie Mitchell is on the short list to be named to the 100 Painters of Tomorrow, a competition judged by art experts from all over the world. He was chosen for the short list from among 4,200 painters from around the world. The final 100 will be chosen by the end of the summer, and their work will be exhibited at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2014, and it will be published in a forthcoming book. Mitchell will talk about his art and his nomination.

July 4, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operations recently. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, discusses the new art projects.

June 27, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Video Game Art  |   Video
    • “The Art of Video Games” is a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit currently on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibit displays the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. Chris Melissinos, the curator of the exhibition, and Jim Ballinger, chief curator for the Phoenix Art Museum, will discuss the display.

June 13, 2013

May 23, 2013

  • Arts and the Economy Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force recently released a report that reveals the impact of Arizona’s arts and culture sector on the lives of Arizonans and the state’s economy. Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will discuss the report, which will be released for the first time on Arizona Horizon.

April 29, 2013

  • Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operation on Monday, April 8th. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work from Ed Lebow, the Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix.

April 11, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operation on Monday, April 8th. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, the Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, will tell us about the art.

March 14, 2013

  • Arizona Artbeat: Arts and Culture Community   |   Video
    • Ben Cameron from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York will share his expertise on the role of arts and culture in a 21st century community via a series of events and dialogues being planned by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Cameron will talk about the “essentialness” of a healthy arts and culture community.

February 21, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Finally Friday   |   Video
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts will open its lounge every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in February and March for “Finally Friday.” It’s a time where people can relax, listen to performances and gaze at the art in the Gallery at TCA. Don Fassinger, Tempe’s Cultural Facilities manager, Outlines the details. Richard Ruelas hosts.

February 11, 2013

  • Heroes and Superheroes in Culture  |   Video
    • Project Humanities at Arizona State University will launch its spring kickoff series “Heroes, Superheroes, and Superhumans,” February 10-16 to examine what constitutes heroes and heroism in pop culture and everyday life. Tony Parker, a Marvel and DC Comic artist and professor of Art at Phoenix College, will discuss the series and the topic of heroes.

February 6, 2013

  • Trio Gala  |   Video
    • For the first time ever, Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony will perform together in an inaugural fund-raising event. The event at Symphony Hall in Phoenix combines performances from each group, dinner and more. Allison Johnston, Ballet Arizona Executive Director, Scott Altman, Arizona Opera General Director, and Jim Ward, The Phoenix Symphony CEO and President, will talk about the Trio Gala.

November 22, 2012

October 2, 2012

  • Humanitas Prize-Winning Screenwriter   |   Video
    • ASU School of Theatre and Film Professor of Practice Greg Bernstein won a 2012 Humanitas Prize for screenwriting for his work on Robert Redford's The Conspirator. Bernstein talks about his work and the power of words and film to explore the human experience.

September 4, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

August 27, 2012

  • Johnny Franklin Celebrity Photos  |   Video
    • The Sunnyslope Historical Society recently hosted "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", an exhibition of celebrity photographs taken by the late Johnny Franklin. Arizona music historian John Dixon shares Franklin’s photos of entertainment luminaries such Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.

August 21, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

August 20, 2012

  • Megapolitan Impacts on Climate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, have conducted a first-of-its-kind study on the impacts of megapolitan areas on regional climate. The study found that the Sun Corridor, a megapolitan area running from Prescott to Nogales and expected to be home to nine million people by 2040, could raise temperatures by four degrees Celsius. Matei Georgescu, lead author and assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will talk about the study.

August 13, 2012

  • Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library  |   Video
    • The library offers audio books and Braille services to Arizonans who find it difficult to read standard print because of visual impairment or another physical disabilities. Outreach Librarian Christine Tuttle discusses the services the Talking Book Library provides to its members, free of charge.

July 19, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz from A to Z  |   Video
    • The Jazz from A to Z program represents a unique partnership between the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona State University’s Public History Department, Mesa Public Schools and Jazz at Lincoln Center. This segment profiles how the program uses jazz to help teach history in the classroom and provides music students and their teachers with jazz workshops and other learning opportunities.

July 5, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Mesa Takes Flight Festival  |   Video
    • The Mesa Takes Flight festival, held this past spring, was the culmination a year-long celebration of aviation, aerospace and all things flight-related. This segment focuses on a festival highlight, a dance piece commissioned by the Mesa Center for the Arts and how different groups and individuals within the community came together to create the finished performance.

June 14, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Contra Tiempo  |   Video
    • Arizona ArtBeat takes a look at the Mesa Arts Center’s Culture Connect program featuring the Los Angeles-based Latin dance company, Contra Tiempo. The Company taught Salsa workshops to students in elementary schools and coached a select group of students for a performance piece that was included in Contra Tiempo’s public performance at the Center.

May 24, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Mesa Arts Center’s Festival of Creativity  |   Video
    • A look at the Mesa Arts Center’s recent Festival of Creativity and its mission of community outreach. The event offered festival goers the opportunity to enjoy as well as participate in a variety of arts and performance activities, while also providing artists and performers with a unique opportunity for collaboration.

May 3, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Commission on the Arts  |   Video
    • The State Legislature has reauthorized the Arizona Commission on the Arts for another ten years. The commission’s executive director Robert Booker discusses the commission’s vital role in economic development and public education.

February 6, 2012

  • Project Humanities  |   Video
    • Dr. Neal Lester, Dean of Humanities for ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences talks about the launch of “Project Humanities”.

January 24, 2012

  • Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • Horizon continues its look at sustainability with a house that can save up to 90-percent of its energy costs. The traveling German structure is called "Das Haus," and it is currently on display at Tempe Town Lake, near the Tempe Center for the Arts.

November 10, 2011

  • Arts and the Economy  |   Video
    • A discussion about the economic challenges facing Arizona’s arts organizations. Guests include Matthew Wiener of Actor’s Theatre, Rusty Foley of Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts, and Carol Kratz of Piper Trust.
  • Legislative Arts Appropriations  |   Video
    • State funding for the arts has gone from little to nothing in recent years according to a policy briefing from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Hear from the author of the report Rhonda Phillips, Associate Dean of ASU’s Barrett Honors College Downtown Campus

October 20, 2011

September 15, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: CALA Festival  |   Video
    • The Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA) Alliance has launched its inaugural CALA Festival, a two-month celebration of Latino arts and culture. CALA Alliance Treasurer Myra Millinger talks about the festival’s purpose and what it has to offer.

June 30, 2011

June 23, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: First Fridays  |   Video
    • Since their introduction more than two decades ago, First Friday art walks have become an important part of downtown Phoenix and its arts community. We’ll take a look at the evolution of First Fridays with a representative of Artlink, the group that started this Phoenix tradition.

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

May 12, 2011

April 21, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • Interim President and CEO Jim Ward is putting the Phoenix Symphony on solid financial ground. Hear his plans to create a collaborative and sustainable future, not only for the Symphony, but for other arts organizations as well.

April 14, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Governor’s Arts Awards  |   Video
    • Rusty Foley, interim executive director of Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts, shares the results of the 30th annual Governor’s Arts Awards taking place April 12th at the Herberger Theater.

March 28, 2011

March 24, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ear Candy Charity  |   Video
    • When schools are short on funding, arts education is often the first to get cut. The Phoenix non-profit Ear Candy Charity is helping to ensure that Arizona’s youth have access to a music education. The organization’s founder Nate Anderson discusses its work and how it is making a difference.

August 12, 2009

  • Arts Conference  |   Video
    • The Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Robert Booker, discusses the Southwest Arts Conference which will address the current economic crisis and its impact on the arts.

July 9, 2009

  • Funding for the Arts  |   Video
    • Funding for the arts suffered a 42 percent drop recently, partly due to cuts by the legislature and partly due to decreased revenues. Brenda Sperduti of Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts talks about the drop in revenue and budget cuts.

July 22, 2008

  • state of the Arts  |   Video
    • With the economic downturn, are arts organizations experiencing reduced attendance and patronage? As with all state agencies, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which sponsors artists and arts-related programs, took a budget reduction this legislative session. Bob Booker, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, talks about the state of the arts in Arizona.

October 15, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Linda Scott, vice president of the Child & Family Solutions department for the Jewish Family and Children's Service, talks about the issues facing the community in connection with domestic violence. Find out more. Visit http://www.wipeoutdomesticviolence.org
  • Robin Wright
    • We talk with author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered the Middle East since the mid-70s. Her book, "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran," was selected as one of the 25 most memorable books of the year in 2000.
  • Arts and Economic Prosperity
    • A recent Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture report has determined the arts contribute a great deal to the valley economy.

September 5, 2007

  • Tempe Center for the Arts
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts is about to open. We will take you inside the 88,000 square foot facility as workers and staff prepare for the grand opening.

November 22, 2006

  • New American City Exhibition
    • New American City: Artists Look Forward at the ASU Art Museum explores some of the design, culture, and art that distinguishes the Phoenix area from other cities. Youth, astronomical growth, geographic limitations, desert environment and its active arts community are some of the themes exhibited in the work. The exhibition looks at how artists and the art being produced plays an active role in envisioning the citys future, developing areas and revitalizing neighborhoods in the process.

November 14, 2006

  • New American City Exhibition
    • New American City: Artists Look Forward at the ASU Art Museum explores some of the design, culture, and art that distinguishes the Phoenix area from other cities. Youth, astronomical growth, geographic limitations, desert environment and its active arts community are some of the themes exhibited in the work. The exhibition looks at how artists and the art being produced plays an active role in envisioning the citys future, developing areas and revitalizing neighborhoods in the process.

November 9, 2006

  • special Eight programming
    • Buzz Buzz is more than just a TV show. It comprises television, an interactive Web site (www.azpbs.org/buzz) and uniquely Arizona educational materials that help teachers meet new Arizona arts standards. Discussions for the concept showcasing Arizonas emerging arts scene began more than a year ago, eventually involving more than 20 community organizations. The pilot episode features work by three Valley artists Phoenix Symphony violist and director of Downtown Chamber Series Mark Dix who brings chamber music to new audiences at downtown art galleries; fashion and ASU Dance Department costume designer Galina Mihaleva designs for dancers, models, rock stars and nanotechnologists; and urban designer and Dean of the ASU College of Design Wellington Reiter who envisions a Phoenix Sky Harbor airport where planes, condos and pools might one day co-exist. The pilot also lets viewers know where they can see and hear the work of the featured artists as well as other artists in the same fields.

November 7, 2006

  • Alzheimer's Awareness
    • November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It is marked by events around the Valley and the state including the opening of the new Banner Alzheimer's Institute. The Institute staffed by world-class researchers and physicians who provide compassionate care to patients and their families and caregivers, while also finding treatment and prevention therapies for those afflicted with the disease. Dr. Pierre Tariot, Banner Alzheimer's Institute's Associate Director and Director of its Memory Disorders Clinic joins Horizon in the studio.
  • MPAC and PHX: 21st Century City
    • Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) develops and implements entrepreneurial partnerships that advance arts and culture as an important part of the region's economic prosperity, distinctiveness and vibrancy. One of those partnerships involves a new book called PHX: 21st Century City. Joining Michael Grant in the studio will be Myra Millinger, President & CEO, Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture, Edward Booth-Clibborn, Editor and Publisher, PHX: 21st Century City, and Nan Ellin, Author, PHX: 21st Century City.
  • Vote 2006: A Horizon Special Election Night Report
    • Beginning at 9 p.m., HORIZON reports on election night results and offers analysis from The Arizona Republic's Richard Ruelas and Bob Robb, and political analysts Stan Barnes and Sam Coppersmith.

September 12, 2006

  • Voter Turnout
    • Relatively low voter turnout is a continuing feature of American politics, particularly in primary elections. State and local elections officials, as well as political organizations in Arizona, are increasing efforts to raise the percentage of registered US voters who actually exercise their right to vote. What brings people to the polls on Election Day, or lulls them to a state of political apathy? We talk with ASU Political Science Professor Patrick Kenney about civic engagement in elections.
  • Grand Canyon Art
    • The Grand Canyon is known as one of the most compelling places on earth and a symbol of the grandeur of American West. Capturing the scale and beauty of the Grand Canyon has been a creative challenge for artists since the mid 1800s. The Grand Canyon: From Dream to Icon is featured until next January at the Tucson Art Museum. Photographs and paintings from early to contemporary artists are featured.
  • Arizona Arts Commission
    • While arts organizations work to enrich our community with beauty and culture, funding for the arts faces challenges. Robert Booker, executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, joins HORIZON to talk about funding for the arts, arts education, cultural tourism and other issues.

August 29, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Arts Education Part two of four
    • Few will argue against arts education as a way to develop imaginative, higher-level thinking skills. But what are the standards for arts education in public schools? How widely does funding and program framework for arts education vary from district to district and school to school? Vivian Wessel, executive director of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute join the studio discussion.

October 13, 2005

  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Google
    • Google, the internet search engine company, has announced it is searching for a site in the Valley to put an office that would employ 600 people. Learn more about the move from a Google company representative.
  • Teacher Pay Raise
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has proposed giving teachers a pay raise by giving them a $2,500 tax credit. Horne will be on HORIZON to talk about his plan.

September 14, 2005


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