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Arts & Cultural Night at University City Park Phoenix, March 14th, 2014

Thank you Ladies for being present. It was an amazing evening!!!

C-c Braun, Christy Puetz and I represented the Cultural Arts Coalition at University Park in Central Phoenix (Van Buren and 9th Ave.) for an evening of fun and cultural engagement with this community of children of all ages. What a night! Great Fun creating magic wands with intention…and dancing!

University Park Recreation Center
1002 W. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 262-6800
Hours: Monday - Friday: 4 - 8 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.
Friday movie nights, sport leagues, and outdoor play.

The adjoining Museum building includes open space for indoor play and exercise programs. Amenities in the adjoining park amenities includes the new Justin Upton Youth Baseball Field, a playground, three ramadas with grills, swimming pool, sand volleyball court and a full court and half court lit basketball area.

Ladina Arenivaz ( is the director at this site and invited the CAC and other participants to come bring a night of Fun engaging Imaginations and a human development need for creative play...

All became involved in all of the evening’s activities... Christy Puetz is a nationally recognized Fiber/Bead Artist and Teaching Artist at City of Phoenix, Scottsdale Artist School & Program Director & Artist-in-Residence at Beads of Courage just to name a few areas where she is contracted.

Colleen-christine Braun-Kubit is a dance teacher at Sierra Linda High School and a CAC Board member.

Creating the magic wands then expanding the play into the world of Anime, was an adventure. Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods from Japan that have been Quickly adapted since the 60’s in response to emergent technologies. Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.

Male warriors of peace and purpose to do good!

Each participant was also to put their name on a paper leaf and construct a take home object in honor of our connectedness and dependency on nature.

The evening ended with a Marshal Arts demonstration and interactive practice!

Photo Narrative by judy butzine