Tucson Happenings February 2019

Art & Culture

Artist Profile January/February 2019 Sue Betanzos

Submitted by 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. My St. Francis with Friends series glass paintings are especially distinct, colorful and separate from the realistic portraits I create.

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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 February 2019 Origami Page: Pig Candy Box

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

2019 - The Year of the Pig... "a year of fortune and luck!" This Year of the Pig begins on February 18, 2019, and continues until January 24, 2020. The pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the pig was late to the Emperor's party and last to arrive so he had to take twelfth place. I recently came across a delightful 'Pig Candy Box' designed by origami friend Leyla Torres that I'd like to share for a new model this month - to celebrate the Year of the Pig!

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  Fashion February 2019 Fashion: Gifts of Love

By Karen R. Smith

With the holidays behind us and temperatures keeping us in sweaters and Polar Fleece, the best way to enjoy these cold days is to get ready for Valentines Day! We can all use a little more love in our lives, and finding a way to share it with a stylish gift will add sunshine to your day!

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The Belle of Tombstone Running January 10, 2019 through March 31, 2019
Tombstone was the last great frontier town and it sat high in the Arizona desert, smack dab on millions of dollars in silver ore. Through its dusty streets and elegant saloon doors passed a slew of colorful characters. The Gaslight Theatre takes you back to those days of bar room brawls, stage coach robberies and high-stepping saloon hall girls, all in the “Town Too Tough To Die." Join The Gaslight Theatre for a Rootin’, Tootin’ great time!The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 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.

Major League Soccer in Tucson! 2/13, 2/16, and 2/23 Tucson! Are you ready for Major League Soccer? MLS Preseason is coming back to Tucson, featuring 8 Major League Soccer clubs from around the U.S., including the reigning Western Conference Champion Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake, and more! Come out to Kino North Stadium from Feb 2nd through the 23rd to watch the best of the MLS compete for Mobile Mini Sun Cup Glory. With 5 days full of games, there will be no shortage of great games and goals for you to enjoy.

Saturdays, 4-7 PM Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Premium Outlets present a series of free, family-friendly concerts! Enjoy the sounds of some of Southern Arizona's finest local musician's at Tucson Premium Outlets. The signature free concert series, held every Saturday evening, will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands.

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February 2019 Cover: Quail Whimsey (This colored pencil shows the stages of a prickly pear from blossom to fruit - hence the 'whimsey'. An Arizona Variegated Fritillary Butterfly and Gambel's Quail.)
by Sue Betanzos

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