Art & Culture
Leonor Pisano is an award winning international jewelry artist with a passion for copper! Her one-of-a-kind jewelry creations are exquisite, unique, and all hand made. Her work features copper combined with other metals, minerals, and natural materials found in the Sonoran Desert. Her jewelry is artfully assembled into beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other body adornments. She combines copper with silver and brass, and often with surprising touches of turquoise, fresh water pearls, cholla, ironwood and leather. One of the unique features of her metal jewelry is the etching that depicts petroglyphs or original drawings which have been adapted for the etching process.
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 December 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
This origami tree was developed by a dear friend of mine, Dorothy Engleman (1944-2007). We met at the West Coast Origami Guild when I was living in Los Angeles years ago, and we shared many origami experiences. I participated in her 26 minute origami short called "Folding California" (folding models for her to photograph), and in return she found some paying origami gigs for me, which were pretty rare at the time!
By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen
If you have ever done the Tucson ghost tour or Tucson ghost experience, then you are very familiar with La Cocina. La Cocina is home to several locally owned shops, bars, and an outdoor restaurant. The staff is great and the owner, Jo, is a wonderful woman. Parts of their location date back to the 1800s and parts were inside the Old Presidio. Not only is La Cocina a great environment with great people but also home to some friendly spirits.
New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017 at 7:30 PM If you’re looking for a truly unique and entertaining way to usher in the
New Year, then consider the annual Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater Show this
year at the grand ballroom of the Tucson Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E Grant Road in Tucson.
A full night of non-stop interactive New Year’s Eve fun! It begins with a
classic comedy murder-mystery whodunit, “Murder at the Magic Show,”
a hilarious award-winning 3-Act murder mystery comedy set at a Magic show. It is
accompanied by candle-lit table-served 3-course dinner prepared by the Sheraton’s
Executive Chef. Following the dinner and play a magical time is promised with a
number of magical acts planned ranging from the comedy magic of long-time Tucson
favorite Norm Marini to illusions performed by the 2016-2017 Stage Magician of the
Christmas in the Big Apple at the Gaslight Theatre
Running Nov. 9-Dec. 31, 2017
It’s the winter of 1933 and with the holidays approaching, the natives of “The Big Apple” are getting in the Christmas spirit. Well, not quite all of them. Wealthy socialite Vonda De Cringe has set her sights on a take-over of Pennypacker’s Department Store. To realize her nefarious scheme, she plans to disrupt the holiday shopping season by taking over the store. If she has her way, this will be the last year… “Pennypacker’s Means Christmas!”
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.