Tucson Happenings December 2018

Art & Culture

Artist Profile December 2018 Diana Madaras

Submitted by Diana Madaras

“December in the Desert” comes alive through the colorful paintbrush of renowned Tucson visual artist, Diana Madaras. "Painting fills me with joy,” says the Madaras, who has won Tucson’s Best Visual Artist nine times. She has owned her own art Gallery in Tucson for nearly 20 years.

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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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  Origami December 2018 Origami Page: Origami House

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

Fold this simple and fun origami house and see how many ways you can use it! For starters, small houses can be used for unique place-cards on a festive table. I like having a stack of houses ready & let each guest decorate their own. Or they can be decorated ahead of time so you can arrange the seating. Alternately have pre-decorated models for guests to select & add their own names.

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  Fashion December 2018 Fashion: Giving in Style!

By Karen R. Smith

If you’re shopping for gifts for family and friends this season, there are lots of special options here in town, across the country and around the world that DO NOT involve gift wrapping or a fruitcake. Buy experiences and memories through a membership and you’ll be giving a gift that lasts a lifetime. Few of us actually need another shirt or sweater, but all of us could use a bit more laughter and joy!

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The Belle of Tombstone Running January 10, 2019 through March 31, 2019
Tombstone was the last great frontier town and it sat high in the Arizona desert, smack dab on millions of dollars in silver ore. Through its dusty streets and elegant saloon doors passed a slew of colorful characters. The Gaslight Theatre takes you back to those days of bar room brawls, stage coach robberies and high-stepping saloon hall girls, all in the “Town Too Tough To Die." Join The Gaslight Theatre for a Rootin’, Tootin’ great time!The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com 

Some Friday and Saturday Nights 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.

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December 2018 Cover: KATHY'S FRIENDS
by Diana Madaras

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