Art & Culture
My work is related to an ancient art form that was originally developed by the Aztecs, who used silver and gold to emboss their artifacts, decorate their temples, tombs, masks, war tools, create seals and make jewelry. The technique was later used by the Spaniards to adorn their homes, churches, buildings, furniture, dishes and personal items. It was used on anything they wanted to beautify with silver and later on with pewter or lead.
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 October 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..
By Karen R. Smith
While there aren’t many turning leaves here in Tucson, Fall is still in the air as our evenings cool down and days return to double digit temperatures. This season is a perfect moment to look at what’s new in fashion, whether because it’s finally comfortable to wear pants again or because we’re just tired of our summer clothes!
By Karen R. Smith
There are some years in fashion where you just have to run out and buy the new stuff -- because it is absolutely innovative, totally different than anything you own. But in other years, you can purchase just a single piece or two and make do with the rest of your wardrobe from last year.
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
This month's origami model is a useful item, a traditional box. I call it a "Treat Box" because it is handy for holding yummy treats (think Halloween!). But sometimes I call it a "Utility Box" because it is also handy for holding miscellaneous items, like rubber bands, paper clips, or even loose change. This box will not work with square paper; you need a rectangle. The resulting box will be 1/4 the dimensions of your original paper. A good size to begin with is a standard 8.5 x 11" piece of paper, which makes a box 4.25" x 5.5".
By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen
As I enter my busy season for my company and team, I thought it would be the perfect time to explain what it is my team actually does. Tucson Ghost Society has been around for 4 years and we have had the honor of investigating some wonderful business like Fox theater, Borderlands Brewing Company, Midtown Merchant Antique store, 22nd Antique Store, La Cocina, and many more. We also have been able to help well 50 families with paranormal concerns for free.
The Phantom of the Opera at the Gaslight Theatre
RUNNING AUGUST 31-NOVEMBER 5!
Will the chorus girl Christine rise to the occasion after Diva Soprano, Carlotta, storms off the stage during dress rehearsal? Who will be seated in the mysterious Box #5...where programs disappear and ghoulish laughter echoes? Join the Gaslight artistes as they transform the stage back to post-Revolution Paris to revive The Phantom Of The Opera – a love story of musical inspiration and hidden longing, along with a palate-pleasing portion of goofy song and dance!
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.
Sept 30 - Oct 1 AND Oct 7 - 8 The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents the Open Studio Tours
Season. The Fall Open Studio Tours in Southern Arizona is one of the largest self-guided
tours of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region, featuring two weekends
showcasing artists and local creative businesses from across Southern Arizona. Over
2 0 0 individual artists and artist groups will participate!
Tuesday, October 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Annual UCity Trunk
or Treat event! You'll enjoy trunk or treating through the numerous decorated cars,
playing on the bounce houses, riding a small train through the parking lot, playing
great games and eating free food! This is a wonderful evening of fun for the entire
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.