Tucson Happenings November 2019

Art & Culture

Artist Profile November 2019: Sue Betanzos


The natural world, literature and folktales are inspirations for my artworks. My designs, media & materials are often storytelling in design, creating picture poems. As a professional artist, I’ve had the pleasure of bringing colorful animal portrait paintings to nature and animal lovers. I love working with glass. It adds a wonderful depth to the paintings and mosaics, with rich jewel toned colors. With the glass paintings, anywhere from 5 - 8 translucent layers of paint are added, creating depth. The studio is my Zen time to create interpretations of what I love most, animals and the natural world.

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Artist Profile Artist Profiles from Past issues

Tucson Happenings is devoted to our local artists and have been publishing monthly artist profiles for years. This page will list many artists that have profiled since we went digital in May of 2015.

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  Origami November 2019 Origami Page: Crane Card Holder

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

Crane Card Holder:

Many place card holders are available that can be purchased from various stores. However, this one can be easily made at home and is simple, elegant, and doesn’t take long to fold. It is also practical since it is quite sturdy and holds a card securely. The “origami crane” card-holder is useful for any festive table setting, be it a dinner party, birthday, shower, or wedding reception. It can also be used to establish seating for large group meetings!

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  Fashion November 2019 Fashion: Advent Calendars for Everyone!

By Karen R. Smith

With the start of November, the holiday season is upon us. While I know lots of folks postpone shopping for another month, take a moment now to find an advent calendar for everyone on your list. December first will be here before you know it! When was the last time you bought an advent calendar for the adults on your list? Exactly!!!! But there are some fabulous choices this year that will change that for sure.

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009 - Licence to Thrill! Running August 29 – November 10, 2019
Join Dave Fanning and the Gaslight cast this fall in "009 - Licence to Thrill!" Secret Agent, Alex Starr, travels the globe fighting evil, meeting beautiful women, and singing songs. After infiltrating the gang of criminal mastermind, Victor Vector, and his sinister henchwoman, Venus, Starr must thwart their evil plans for world domination. Will this "Secret Agent Man" find Vector's underwater lair in time? Will he save the world from nefarious schemes? Will he still have time for a cocktail?! Book your tickets today to find out! www.thegaslighttheatre.com 

Some Friday and Saturday Nights Take a full three course table-served fine dining experience; combine it with a classic, hilarious 3-act, interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Whodunit; throw in the setting of an award winning Magic Performance and be prepared for one of the most unique and memorable experiences of a lifetime.

November 15, 16 & 17, 2019 The University of Arizona’s Lunar & Planetary Laboratory presents the Sixth Annual Art of Planetary Science, an art exhibition celebrating the beauty and elegance of the Solar System, and beyond. The exhibition features locally sourced works of art inspired by planetary science, alongside works created from scientific data. This event brings together the science and art communities of Tucson to enjoy and be inspired by our universe. The opening reception is November 15th from 5-9pm, with additional hours November 16-17th from 1-5pm. Entry to the art exhibition at the Kuiper Space Sciences building is free!

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November 2019 Cover: "Sunset Fires the Sky"
By Darlene LeClair

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