/ Modified oct 21, 2021 1:09 p.m.

Episode 804

The Show Goes On, Settling in Flagstaff, Favorite Places: Armory Park

Settling in Flagstaff
In September 1916, the Wong June family traveled by boat and train bound for Flagstaff, Arizona. They were the first Chinese family to settle in the town. The youngest son, Jimmy June Wong, shares about their experiences, including immigration challenges, growing up in a large family, operating the American Laundry, and his father’s dream of having everyone under the same roof in America.

The Show Goes On
The annual thesis exhibition for the University of Arizona School of Art is the culmination of several years of work for Master of Fine Arts students. The work covers a wide range of mediums and is almost always ambitious, bold, and immersive. In March of 2020, the graduating class and faculty were in the final stages of preparation for the show when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt. The young artists temporarily lost access to their studios, the physical exhibition was postponed indefinitely then moved online and students graduated into an uncertain world. Fourteen months later, in June of 2021, the school fulfilled its promise and mounted the exhibition for all graduates who were able to participate inside the University of Arizona Museum of Art, The Joseph Gross Gallery, and the Center for Creative Photography.

Favorite Places: Armory Park (encore)
Our series features southern Arizonan architects speaking thoughtfully and personally about a special building, place, or space in southern Arizona. Valeria Moraga, Design Professional at the firm Poster Mirto McDonald, describes Armory Park Neighborhood in Tucson.

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