The arts have always been a comfort during our toughest times. What happens when the arts go through a tough time?
It takes a lot of innovation to take a full-sized symphony orchestra and present it on screen instead of onstage. That’s the reality for hundreds of ensembles across the world, including the Phoenix Symphony. Suzanne Wilson became the president and CEO of the Phoenix Symphony eight weeks before Arizona went into quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. “One day, everything shifted,” she says. “You could feel the country shift.” That day in March, Wilson had to...
#1: “Extra Layers” at MonOrchid Gallery, September 29
Almost every artistic medium gets repped at this young, urban event – there’s a fashion show featuring styles by Sillin Inc., Ecosavage and Urban Style Boutique; an interactive art display by My Boy B blogger Brandon Greer; poetry readings by Jay Tatum, Chantell Monique and Banq Fortune; music from DJ Godzilla; and even champagne and hor d’oeuvres. Presented by local creative collective Square 1 Phx. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 7-10 p.m. September 29 at MonOrchid Gallery. monorchid.com