Resource Guide 2016-2017: Arts & Culture Listing


ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
Mel Kessler, Board President
Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director
Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director
Kendra Schroeder, Events Manager
122 E Culver St., Phoenix
602-241-7870 • azjhs.org
jschesnol@azjhs.org
Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities and educates the public on the Jewish contribution to Arizona and American life. Our building was Phoenix’s first synagogue and is rented frequently for lifecycle and holiday events for people of all faiths, plus meetings for up to 250 people. Visit two exciting exhibits this year: Tikkun Olam Repairing the World – The Art of Beth Ames Swartz and “Love and Marriage” – Wedding Gowns, Paraphernalia and Their Stories. Monthly films, book discussions and panels.

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND
Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO
Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer
9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-800-3000 butterflywonderland.com
info@butterflywonderland.com
More than 3,000 butterflies fly daily at this world-class attraction. The largest butterfly pavilion in America, visitors of all ages enjoy a 3D theater, an Emergence Gallery, a lush rainforest atrium where exotic butterflies fly freely, live nature and honeybee exhibits and a stingray touch pool at the “Rivers of the Amazon.”

DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS
Danny Zelisko
info@dannyzeliskopresents.com
Dannyzeliskopresents.com
Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Phoenix since 1974 and changed the face of the live concert experience in Arizona and the Southwest, producing thousands of shows over the years. DZP promotes about 150 shows annually in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. Danny hosts a weekly 2-hour radio show “Phoenix’s Finest Rock” every Thursday night at 8 pm, heard locally on 93.9 FM, or on the worldwide internet at KWSS.org.

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Robert Segelbaum, Executive Director
Barry Singer, Treasurer
PMB 234 #103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
602-753-9366 • gpjff.org
contact@gpjff.org
Celebrating its 20th year, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival brings an exciting and entertaining slate of cultural films to the Valley from Feb. 12 to 26, 2017. The festival showcases dramas, documentaries, comedies and docudramas at three locations – Peoria, Scottsdale and Chandler – with post-screening speakers and discussions. The festival’s year-round programming includes “Film in the Schools,” an outreach effort in public and private schools about tolerance, along with special community screenings and events.

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER
Bryan L. Davis, Executive Director
Barbara Brumer, President, Board of Directors
Hedy Feuer, Vice President, Board of Directors
564 S Stone Ave., Tucson
Mail: PO Box 889, Tucson
520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.org
museum@jewishhistorymuseum.org
The Jewish History Museum presents and preserves the history of Jews in southern Arizona in the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory. The Museum is located on a recently expanded campus at the southern edge of downtown Tucson and features a Holocaust History Center, sculpture and memorial gardens. Jewish history, life, learning and culture are celebrated at the museum through a dynamic schedule of programs.

ODYSEA AQUARIUM
Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO
Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer
9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-291-8000
odyseaaquarium.com
info@odyseaaquarium.com
The largest aquarium in the southwest, OdySea Aquarium takes you on an entertaining and educational oceanic adventure like no other. The state-of-the-art facility includes a 3D movie experience, SeaTrek underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the Living Sea you’ll have to experience to believe.

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Amanda Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director
Nicole DeLeon, Director of Marketing and Communications
Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager
Casey Christiansen, Program and Communications Manager for Fashion
1625 N Central Ave., Phoenix
602-257-1222 • phxart.org
info@phxart.org
Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States providing a variety of public programs, including lectures, performances, tours, workshops and film screenings designed for audiences of all ages to enjoy. In addition to an annual calendar of special exhibitions, Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection galleries are drawn from more than 18,000 objects of modern and contemporary art, fashion design, photography as well as American, Asian, Latin American and European art.

POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK
Desert Cactus Chapter
4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix
480-502-5010

POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK
Tucson Chapter
190 W Magee Road #162, Oro Valley
520-299-1197

SYLVIA PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM
10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale
480-951-0323 ext. 121

TUBAC ART AND GIFTS
Jen Prill, Owner, Potter,
Glass Artist
31 Tubac Road, Tubac
575-640-6569
tubacartandgifts.com
Tubac Art and Gifts is all about fine art and handcrafted gifts and decor. We think of art as funny, inspiring, deeply moving. It can add color to your walls or dimension to your life. Our current collection blazes with color and talent from notable local, regional and international artists. Their work is modern, sophisticated and powerful. Our trove of handmade crafts and gifts has equal flare – all one-of-a-kind.

TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
c/o Tucson JCC
3800 E River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 ext. 106

TUCSON JCC SCULPTURE GARDEN
3800 E River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 ext. 106


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