The University of Arizona

Native Artists to Show Work at Southwest Indian Art Fair

UANews | February 19, 2014
More than 200 Native American artists will gather this weekend for the Arizona State Museum's 21st annual Southwest Indian Art Fair. Southern Arizona's premier Indian art show and market, the colorful two-day event draws everyone from casual buyers and first-time visitors to serious art collectors. The celebration will take place on the museum's front lawn on the UA campus.

Aerial Photos of Archaeological Sites on Exhibit at State Museum

UANews | February 14, 2014
Photographer and pilot Adriel Heisey takes photos of historic landscapes and archaeological sites throughout the Southwest from the seat of a hand-built flying machine. His images are the subject of a traveling exhibit now on display at the Arizona State Museum. "From Above: Images of a Storied Land" runs through Sept. 20.

Alum Says Time at UA Prepared Him for Unpredictable Career Path

UANews | January 28, 2014
Ken Pisani has done stand-up comedy, written for television and won an award for a comic book. He credits his UA education for preparing him for the many turns his career has taken. "I didn't want to graduate only knowing art," he says. "I took astronomy, I took humanities, I took business courses and creative writing classes, and that strong foundation is all stuff that helps you in any career."

Thousands to Celebrate Chinese New Year at UA

UANews | January 21, 2014
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona is hosting the Chinese New Year Festival, or the Spring Festival. The annual event is designed to create a bridge between Chinese and American cultural heritage and traditions. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend and more than 200 performers from 15 local, statewide and international groups will present Chinese music, dances, songs, martial arts, tai chi, folk arts and more.

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, UA Alum and Arizona Poet Laureate, Named Academy of American Poets Chancellor

UANews | January 17, 2014
Arizona's inaugural poet laureate and University of Arizona alumnus Alberto Álvaro Ríos has been appointed to chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, an honor that has been shared by some of the country's most distinguished poets. As chancellor, Ríos will consult with the organization on artistic programming and act as a judge for recipients of various awards. He also will serve as an ambassador for the organization and poetry internationally.

Center for Creative Photography Names Joshua Chuang as Chief Curator

UANews | January 16, 2014
The Center for Creative Photography at the UA has named Joshua Chuang, an esteemed leader in the art world, as chief curator, effective April 7. Chuang comes to the UA from the Yale University Art Gallery, where he has worked since 2004, most recently as the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media. He will lead the center's curatorial program, organizing exhibitions and publications as well as overseeing acquisitions.