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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Arizona Public Media visits a sonically-powered art installation that lets visitors influence rhythms and tones designed by Tucson musician Jim Colby, 2017 Artist Research and Development Grant recipient. Listen to the story on Arizona Spotlight (starts at 18:19). Photo: Andrew Brown bit.ly/2GNANCd ... See MoreSee Less

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What is your Creative Spark? Laina McWhorter of Phoenix describes her photograph, The Mother Road, "A relic of the Mother Road invites curious travelers to wander through time on the streets of Seligman, Arizona. I am fascinated by the history of Route 66 and the kitschy roadside attractions that popped up along its route during its heyday to entice visitors to stop."

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What is your Creative Spark? For Aisawan Chanpraphap of Maricopa, it is "Breath. The picture depicts the emotion of losing a tooth or maybe multiple teeth for the first time. I want it to represent the feeling of confusion and dismay at everyone's first encounter with losing their baby teeth. It represented my creative spark in that it shows where I pull my pieces from and what inspires me to make art, which is the human emotion and what makes us human."

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