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Tucson Happenings January 2018

Art & Culture

 
Artist Profile January 2018 Artist Profile: Mary Ellen Palmeri


A gentle enthusiasm twinkles in Mary Ellen Palmeri's eyes as she says, "Every time I fold origami models, it amazes me to watch flat paper transform into three-dimensional shapes that become vivid plants, animals, or human figures with real character traits." Her special joy comes from incorporating origami folds, pop-up card designs, and artists' books with detailed painting and collage techniques.  She calls her unique mixed-media creations "Paper Dream Paintings".  They have filled her days over the past 25 years.  Previously she worked as a professional photographer and a Masters Degree art teacher while raising her two children.

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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 January 2018 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..

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Features

  Origami January 2018 Origami Page: Origami Place Cards

By Mary Ellen Palmeri


Fun-to-make origami place cards will add a new touch to your dinners and parties in 2018!  These are easy to make using any kinds of paper.  Use them for all occasions to dress up your table, be it formal or just to make it festive. Place Cards are usually thought of as an aid to seating when the host or hostess wants to determine who sits where.  But even if you choose not to assign seats, place cards can be fun or playful, especially if guests don't know each other.  You can decorate the cards ahead of time or let the guests decorate, adding their own names before sitting down.!

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  Arizona Paranormal January 2018 Arizona Paranormal: St James Hotel

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen


In a small town of Cimarron, New Mexico lays a haunted hotel that is a paranormal investigators dream. It’s called the St. James Hotel. This hotel has had many famous people pass through; such as Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Annie Oakley, and more. This hotel was built in the 1870s and has had its fair share of gunfights and deaths within its walls

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Events

 

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
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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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by Mary Ellen Palmeri
Mary is this month's Artist Profile
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Mary Ellen's art work can be viewed online, and originals & prints purchased directly from her, at:  Lyric-Arts.com  or at Etsy.com/shop/LyricFineArts, or at Vangoart.co/mary-ellen-palmeri, or at Fineartamerica.com/profiles/lyric-artists.html, or saatchiart.com/maryellenpalmeri.


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