Art & Culture
It is her wonderful use of color that strikes the viewer in Denyse’s oil paintings of Tucson’s historic architecture and the surrounding desert. Unlike plein air artists who concentrate primarily on views of the desert, Denyse’s focus is on the homes and doorways in Tucson’s traditional neighborhoods, and in the downtown Tucson Barrio. Her dramatic use of color produces patterns of bright purple shadows and mountains that glow orange in the sunset. The pattern and interplay between light and shadows is something that interests her most. Her unique style gives viewers a fresh new look at scenery and buildings that might otherwise seem ordinary.
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.
Watercolor, acrylic, oil, oh my! Plucked from the hundreds of events in the June 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..
By Karen R. Smith
Have you dreaded the mere thought of finding a new bathing suit this summer? Do you hate going to the malls and trying them on, attempting to hide your underwear while seeing how the suit might fit without anything else on? Have you felt there was no suit designed for your curves? Or was it that you couldn’t find anything long enough for your torso? The good news is that manufacturers have finally heard us, and this year marks the beginning of a whole new era in swimsuit shopping. No matter how alienated you might have become, I urge you to put those past experiences aside and shop for a new bathing suit!
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
Neckties have a long history in the world. They date back to the 1600's and became a popular fashion accessory in the 1800's. The custom of gifting neckties on Father's Day in the US and other Western countries began as early as 1920, but I cannot discover WHY they became such a popular gift for the occasion! I decided to create an origami necktie instead of buying ties for the men in my life since they rarely, if ever, even use them! These origami creations signify traditional nostalgic sentiments and are fun to make and personalize for each person. They can be decorated in so many ways: using colored pencils and/or markers; adding colorful stickers; stamping images or text with rubber stamps
By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen
Sometimes we go back and re-visit a case to see if we can get more information. There have been a couple cases that we have investigated more than once and we sometimes get some of the same voices and same experiences, but it's never the exact same. Sometimes the spirits are more active because they know us and sometimes less active because we helped them out. In this field, you never know what you will get.
By Greg Dill
Driving near Monterey, Calif., recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly-picked strawberries. May is high season for California strawberries, and the fields were exploding with beautiful, ripe fruit. The gentleman working the stand, Jack, asked what I do for a living. When I told him I work for Medicare, he said he was having difficulty paying for his prescription drugs. So we talked for a while about ways he might be able to reduce his drug costs. If you have Medicare and you’re having trouble paying for prescription drugs, signing up for Medicare’s Part D prescription drug coverage may help, even if you have to pay a late-enrollment penalty.
Running June 8 - August 27, 2017 The Gaslight Theatre presents, "The Incredible Spider Guy"
Melodrama: Mild mannered student, Billy Baker is just like any other student at Excelsior
Junior College until a science experiment goes terribly wrong. When he is bitten
by a genetically altered spider, Billy assumes powers he never dreamed of, but now
he faces a difficult choice! Should he remain an average college student or use
his new powers to help the imperiled citizens of Center City? Also, he must decide
if his superpowers will help him get noticed by the lovely new student, Mary Lou.
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.
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.