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Tucson Happenings December 2017

Art & Culture

Artist Profile December 2017 Artist Profile: Leonor Pisano

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.

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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 December 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..

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  Origami December Origami Page: Pureland Origami Tree

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!

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  Arizona Paranormal December Arizona Paranormal: La Cocina’s friendly ghosts

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.

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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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