Front & Center Directory 2018-2019

26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Arizona Fine Art EXPO showcases 124 studios filled with award-winning artists. Watch “Art Made in America” before your very own eyes. Meet the artists, visit the café, stroll the Sonoran Desert Sculpture Garden, relax by the Koi Pond. Weekends come alive with music in the Sculpture Garden, plus other special events. Enjoy paintings, glass, stone, copper, wood, clay, jewelry, bronze and more. Subject matters include abstracts, figurative, wildlife, cutting edge contemporary, traditional landscapes, African, Western and more!

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
Mel Kessler, Board President
Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director
Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director
Stacy Faherty, Events Manager
122 E. Culver St., Phoenix
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 three exciting exhibits this year: Oct. 7, 2018-Jan. 23, 2019: “Sustainability – Tikkun III Olam Repairing the World – The Art of Seven Renown Artists”; Feb. 3-March 22, 2109: “Violins of Hope: Amon Weinstein-The Man Behind the Music – A Photographic Exhibition by Daniel Levin”; April 7-Aug. 27, 2019: “Mid-Century Phoenix.” Free monthly films, book discussions and panels.

Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix
Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson
Phoenix Box Office: 602-622-2823
Tucson Box Office: 520-622-2823
Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Celebrating its 52nd season, ATC is committed to inspiring, engaging and entertaining – one moment, one production and one audience at a time.

Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO
Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
Fascinating + Real. BODIES REVEALED is a must-see during its limited time at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale. This striking exhibition provides an intimate and informative view into the human body. Using an innovative preservation process, the Exhibition allows you to see and celebrate your body’s inner beauty in ways you never dreamed possible. Over 200 actual human bodies and specimens, meticulously dissected and respectfully displayed, offer an unprecedented and wholly unique look into your amazing body. Come explore, experience, and celebrate the wonder of the human body.

Howard H. Paley, General Manager
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Center Dance Ensemble’s 30th Season includes all the beauty, mystery and joy of modern dance! From the evil vampire “Dracula” to the frozen landscapes of “Snow Queen” to the ancient customs in “Rite of Spring” and poetic expressions of “American Voices” … the art of modern dance is on full display!

Jerry Mittelman, Co-Executive Director
Barry Singer, Co-Executive Director
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival was formed 23 years ago with the mission to present international independent films with Jewish themes to Greater Phoenix. GPJFF helps increase the sense of community among Jews in the Valley and raise awareness of the rich variety of Jewish culture to all filmgoers. Films are shown in Scottsdale and the East and West Valleys. “Film in the Schools” program for middle and high school students promotes lessons of tolerance. Special screenings held throughout the year. 2019 Festival runs Feb. 10-24.

Lisa Schachter-Brooks, Director of Operations 564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson520-670-9073
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 explored at the museum through a dynamic schedule of programs. Historic synagogue and memorial garden available as rentals for events.

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt and learn from each other to create music – the language of the soul.

David Lee, Owner
23150 N. Pima Road #2C, Scottsdale
David Lee specializes in creating fine art portraits and lux style headshots. He is known for providing his clients with an unforgettable experience of having the highest quality, and most artistic portraits taken of themselves.

Howard H. Paley
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix
Phoenix Opera presents The International Southwest Vocal Competition Finals Concert.Who will be the “Voice” of the Southwest?  Experience the thrill, as ten of the finest singers from Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah compete for first place with Maestro John Massaro, conducting The Phoenix Opera Orchestra. Finals Concert, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 2 pm.

Sara Jayne White, Director of Marketing and Communications
100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix
As the largest producing regional theatre in the Valley – and the state’s very first arts organization – Phoenix Theatre offers more experiences than any other. With more than 200 performances and thriving outreach programs, we inspire more than 100,000 citizens every year.

Moshe Bukshpan
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center and Beth El Congregation, Phoenix
Our mission is to educate, engage and challenge audiences through a collaboration of world-acclaimed musicians and leading Arizona artists. The 2018 featured artists include legendary violinist Shlomo Mintz, Steinway artist Sandra Shapiro and musicians from the Phoenix Symphony.

Award-winning fine art & wine festivals in Carefree, Scottsdale, Surprise and Fountain Hills. Thunderbird Artists won first place for Entertainment/Signature Events in AZ Big Media’s Ranking Arizona 2018. Patrons love the ambiance of sipping fine wine, while listening to live music and strolling throughout Arizona’s finest gathering of juried artists from throughout the globe. Carefree: Nov 2-4/Jan 18-20/March 1-3; Scottsdale Waterfront: Feb 8-10; Surprise: Jan 11-13; Fountain Hills: March 8-10.

a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
Alison Johnston, Violins of Hope Project Manager
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Violins of Hope is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. It will be one of the first broad-reaching programs in Maricopa County, reaching between 20,000-50,000 individuals of all ages and religious beliefs.

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