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August 1, 20181

Hecuba Review by Tim Bell

For four days at the end of July Arcosanti belonged to the Greeks. Or perhaps more accurately, to the Northern Arizona University drama department’s students portraying the Greeks and Trojans in the wake of that most famous siege. Marina Carr’s “Hecuba”, staged by Crooked Figure Theatre company, re-imagines
July 30, 2018Like

June 2018 Workshop Graduation

Congratulations to the June 24. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation. From left: Ushna Raees, Ana Gutierrez, Toyomi Iwata, Sophie Drukman-Feldst, Ana Vasquez. Congratulations!
July 23, 2018Like

Katie Haverly and Walter Parks

During the third weekend of July we had the pleasure hosting two back-to-back musical performances at Arcosanti. The first show featured the Tucson based artist Katie Haverly and the Aviary, her accompanying band. The performance took place on Friday the 20th in the amphitheater and was attended by
July 20, 20181

Tres Rios Tour

Did you know that there is a wetland in Phoenix? On Wednesday members of the Arcosanti planning, public relations, landscaping, habitat, utilities, and construction departments were treated to a two hour long guided tour by Dennis Porter, the assistant director of waste management for the city. The Tres
July 16, 2018Like

Walter Parks this Saturday!

Swamp Jazz Guitar virtuoso and songwriter Walter Parks returns to Arcosanti this Saturday with his special brand of Southern rock, blues, soul, Dixieland and Appalachian music. This night will cure what ails you! Dinner 6 pm: $20 Performance 7:30 pm: $20  (Special student rate $10) Walter Parks’ songs are built around gnarly unique
July 4, 20181

The “Century” Plant

Visitors to Arcosanti over the last several weeks have been treated to one of the more unique horticultural sights that the Southwest has to offer—a blooming agave americana next to the visitors parking path. Agave americana, or the Century Plant as they are commonly known, are native to
July 2, 20181

Italian Night 2018 Recap

We are celebrating another successful Italian night up here on the mesa. Preparations for the event began on Thursday evening in the cafe. Under the supervision of Carrie Kruger, long time Arcosanti resident and former cafe manager, teams of volunteers spend Thursday though Saturday preparing the ingredients that
June 27, 2018Like

June 2018 Workshop

Welcome to the June 24. 2018 workshop participants. from left: Lucia Ribisi [seminar and week 2], Sophie Drukman-Feldst, Ana Vasquez Adam Pham [seminar and week 2], Ushna Raees from Pakistan, Toyomi Iwata from Japan, Ana Gutierrez from Colombia.  
June 25, 2018Like

May Workshop 2018 Graduation

Congratulations the May 20. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation. From left: Lauren Davis [workshop and internship in planning], Paola Avila from Paraguay, Jessica Sypher from Canada, Justin Trammell., Brenden Quibin. (photo by Sue Kirsch)  
June 22, 2018Like

DeConcini Tour

On Tuesday June 19th, the Cosanti Foundation took a field trip to Phoenix to see the residential unit that Paolo Soleri designed and built for the DeConcini Family in 1982. Scott Jarson of AZ Architecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate met with Arcosanti residents and workshop participants at the
June 20, 2018Like

Italian Night June 30th

Join us on Saturday, June 30th for our annual Italian Night, a celebration of Arcosanti’s cultural roots through food and music. This year’s event once again features world renowned accordion player Nick Ariondo, two time Grammy Award winner and the first American to ever be awarded Italy’s Ancona
June 18, 2018Like

Juneteenth Jazz Splash 2018 in Review

On June 16th and 17th the Cosanti Foundation hosted the Prescott Jazz Society for the 20th anniversary of “Juneteenth Jazz Splash.” This yearly event, organized by Jazz Society President and local performer Milt Cannon, has been drawing a vibrant community of jazz performers, enthusiasts, and laypeople to Arcosanti
June 15, 2018Like

Camp Window Repair (continued)

For the final phases of the camp window restoration, wood worker Erik Puzio received some help from the department’s newest member, volunteer Madeline Visser. The window project offered an opportunity to give Maddie some experience assisting on a complicated project under Erik’s supervision, providing her with the tools
June 11, 20181

New Workshop Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming Rob Jackson as our new Workshop Coordinator! After more than 8 years as a business leader in the corporate sector, Rob made the transition last year to pursue more meaningful endeavors. He’s since consulted for nonprofits, led board retreats, taught community building workshops
June 8, 2018Like

Camp Color Glass Window Repair

As part of the ongoing efforts to renovate and refurbish the infrastructure on our campus, Arcosanti’s woodworking department recently took on the repair of the nearly five decade old “Yin-Yang” camp bathroom window. Our archives indicate that the original creator of the piece was Anjali Crawford who took
June 6, 20181

A Big Thanks for recent Donations

The Cosanti Foundation has recently received two generous donations: Thanks to the Herberger Foundation in Scottsdale, Judd and BillieJo Herberger, longtime supporters of the arts at Arcosanti, have made a donation of $10,000. The Cosanti Foundation has decided to use that donation to update our Sound and Lighting
June 4, 2018Like

Indian Concert June 2nd

On June 2nd the Arcosanti Community Council hosted Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya for an evening of classical Indian Music in the Amphitheater. This was a return to the site for Bhattacharya who has played many times over the years in a variety of festivals and stand alone evenings. He

 

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