Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Karen Falkenstrom of Tucson. To learn more about ARDGs and previous grant recipients click here.

Karen Falkenstrom is the founder and director of Odaiko Sonora in Tucson. To learn more about Falkenstrom and her work, click here.

For more information on Artist Research and Development Grants, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines, click here.


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Closing Reception: Betsabeé Romero Art Installation

May 5, 2017, 6:30pm - May 5, 2017, 10:00pm

Join us this First Friday for the closing of "Para Un Muro Ensimismado," a temporary art installation by Mexican contemporary artist Betsabeé Romero and Arizona artists. During her Phoenix residenc...

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