Tempe Center For The Arts Needs Assistance Despite Prop. 417

Tempe Center For The Arts Still Needs Public Assistance Despite The Passing Of Proposition 417

The lack of exposure to the arts and culture in Tempe has led to the loss of public funding.

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Job growth in Tempe is improving 1.99 percent per year, but hardworking artists can't seem to catch a break.

The lack of exposure to the arts and culture scene in Tempe has led to the loss of funding for the Tempe Center for the Arts. Even with the voter approval of the art tax, the Tempe Center for the Arts will still need long-term assistance.

Local singer-songwriter, Jill Naffziger said she thinks the arts are well represented within Arizona State University, but not as much outside of the school.

"Singers are well represented as there are so many choirs and clubs to join, whether it be at ASU or around town, but I can see where it would be hard for a student or resident pursuing drawing or painting as there is no coverage of this in Tempe," Naffziger said.

Flagstaff is exposing its community to the arts by annually honoring an artist with a Viola Award. The Viola Awards honor local artists, performers, and educators. The Tempe Arts Commissioner Board is pushing to mirror the Viola Awards and bring attention to the local art and culture scene in Tempe.

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Brenda Abney, the museum director and manager of visual arts and culture said that the push for arts is crucial in Tempe, especially for the youth.

"By exploring arts and culture, young people open themselves up to a different world beyond academics or sports. They can put their mind to use in a different way and it can create a sense of belonging for them in a community. Art allows college students a creative outlet especially when you are putting so much time and energy in finding out where you belong in life. It's a place where you are free to be creative and relax," Abney said.

Lauren Hernandez

The Tempe Arts Commissioner Board said that students tend to do better on standardized testing and in social situations when they are given the opportunity to be involved in arts. The board hopes their award will enlighten Tempe schools and encourage aspiring artists at ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

The Institute located at the heart of Tempe offers majors, minors, electives, and certificates in film, music, art, art museum, film, dance, and theatre, design, arts media, and engineering. The Herberger Institute is home to more than 4,700 students.

"Students at ASU are given multiple opportunities to succeed unless they are a part of the arts. Those emails they send with job opportunities never include the arts. I am a senior drawing major at the Herberger school and have only been able to have one of my pieces featured in a local museum. This is always expected with the arts, but I think it's even harder to succeed in Tempe," Jordan Litzinger, a senior ASU drawing student said.

Lauren Hernandez

The lack of exposure to the arts in Tempe is frightening to students pursuing careers in many different forms of art. It is also hard for local artists to make an income as the city of Tempe has not been doing a good job of promoting their careers.

Anthony Johnson, a member of the Tempe arts commissioner board said he is pushing for the exposure of art in Tempe because it is his town and Tempe residents should have the same way of thinking.

"This is your town. I like to paint walls, right? Nowhere in my community does anyone support it. My daughter shares the same interest. Let's face it, we are a generation that does not encourage arts for our children. How do our children get that interaction of painting big and large if it's frowned upon in your community?" Johnson said.

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Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry
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Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"

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Planning to make your new travel video? Use one of these songs as your perfect background music!

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1. For Those Classic Summer Feels

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For all the lake adventures and mission trips, these are the perfect songs to put behind them to share your experience. Using these songs, your video can have a perfect summer vibe to it!

2. For A Good Winter Vacation

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"Roses" by The Chainsmokers

"It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

It's hard finding a perfect song for a cold winter day. These songs can work amazingly to any snowy adventurous video you've made for your winter break.

3. For Everyday Adventures

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Every girl has the perfect week at the beach once a year! These songs can show off how incredible your experience with your friends was.

5. For Those City Nights

"Bullet Train" by Stephen Swartz

"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez

"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

"The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez

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