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Tucson Happenings February 2018

Art & Culture

Artist Profile February 2018 Artist Profile: Catherine Nash

A long time resident of Tucson, Arizona, Catherine Nash is an artist who freely mixes media in her work to express her ideas. Specializing in Japanese and Western hand papermaking, encaustic painting and mixed media drawing, Nash is a teaching artist who balances her studio work with artist-in-resident teaching, lectures and workshops across the United States, as well as in professional studios and universities in eight European countries, Australia and Japan.

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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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Artist Profile Featured Gallery Exhibits

Watercolor, acrylic, oil, oh my! Plucked from the hundreds of events in the February 2018 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..

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  Origami February 2018 Origami Page: Year of the Dog: Puppy

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

I created this cute little puppy to use as a Valentine because it is easy to attach a heart in its mouth. Sometimes I put a heart on its chest instead. It is fun to decorate this origami in a variety of ways, either by drawing on details or attaching other elements to the finished model, like google eyes and/or a personal message.

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  Arizona Paranormal February 2018 Arizona Paranormal: When Haunted Attraction Meets Real Paranormal Activity

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

If you are a Ghost Adventures fan then you have probably seen the episode recently on the Slaughterhouse here in Tucson. If you’re not a fan, it’s ok I am going to tell you now about what happens there. First let me say that of course for TV things are going to be dramatically dramatized, otherwise, it wouldn’t make for good TV, right?

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Valentine’s Day is Filled with Magic & Mystery at Skyline Country Club
Wednesday, February 14th - Doors open at 6:00 PM
If you’re looking for a truly unique and entertaining way to celebrate Cupid’s jour l’amour, then consider the Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater’s dinner and comedy show presented at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E St. Andrews Dr, in Tucson. A hilarious night of interactive Valentine’s Day fun, with a candle-lit table-served 3-course dinner prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef and the celebrated 3-Act comedy murder-mystery whodunit play “Murder at the Magic Show

Christmas in the Big Apple at the Gaslight Theatre
Running Jan. 5-Mar. 25, 2018
Wearing a mask to protect his identity, The Lone Stranger fights to bring justice to the lawless frontier. Astride his white stallion, Thunder, he strikes terror into the hearts of the gunslingers of the Old West. Join him and his friend Tonka, as they come to the aid of those in need as the Gaslight Theatre Gallops into the sunset with the Lone Stranger!

Every Friday and Saturday Night 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.

Mark your calendars! It's almost time again for the Rodeo Days Arts Celebration! Get ready to put on your cowboy hat and come see some of the region's best fine art, jewelry, wood work, metal art, pottery, fused glass, leather work and more! Listen to Mariachi Herradura, The BILL GANZ WESTERN Band and the Arizona Dance Hands!! Sip local brew, dine on food from Plaza Palomino restaurants - and also food trucks! Pony rides, the infamous Quick Draw with Former Mayor Walkup and local notables, and a western costume contest! Silent Auction benefits the Gospel Rescue Mission homeless shelters, and the beer proceeds go to Tucson Association of Museums. Come out and enjoy one of Tucson's favorite western-themed events! Free and fun for the whole family!

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 2018 Cover:
Hummingbird Painting by Diana Madaras, Madaras Gallery
Graphic Design- Brian Topping
Necklace by Whitney Wilkening

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