Art & Culture
I work in two completely different mediums. I create abstract paintings in pastels and also detailed scratchboard artwork. Pastel and charcoal are my medium of choice in my large abstracts. I enjoy breaking down places or objects to their basic shapes and shallow forms. I am inspired by Franz Marc, Pablo Picasso and Cézanne. They endeavored to paint multiple views of a thing within the same painting, flattening the picture plane and exaggerating select features. There are also a few artists of today whose work I admire. Line, shape, value and color are evident in my work and are important to me as I aspire to explore the object or place I am drawing.
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.
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
Summertime is here - a great time to explore Origami Toys that are fun to make and fun to share! This month’s model is an interactive spinner. These traditional spinners are made using two pieces of paper and are pretty easy to make… and they really spin! Once you fold and assemble the model you can spin it by flicking a corner with a finger, or it can be pierced and a toothpick added to make it spin like a top.
By Karen R. Smith
After an absolutely wonderful extended Spring, we’re right where we belong -- hot and headed into Monsoon. Let’s be frank: there will be three-digit temperatures for the next 100 days (or more) and we still have to wear clothes when we go outside...so we need clothing that’s comfortable despite the heat! Even in protective clothing, you’ll want to use sunscreen on your kids’ bare skin. Generally speaking, there are two different kinds: physical sunscreens, and chemical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens sit on top of the skin and form a barrier to harmful rays. Zinc oxide is a well-known physical sunscreen; most mineral sunscreens are of the physical barrier type of protection.
Look around, because this is a 360-degree video providing you a unique look at The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This wonderful attraction is located 14 miles west of Tucson in the Tucson Mountain Park at 2021 N. Kinney Rd. just 2 miles from the Saguaro National Park (West) Visitors Center. This short immersive 360-degree video includes 13 different views of this world-class museum.
Hello, and welcome to Tucson 360! Look around, because this is a 360-degree video providing you a unique look at The International Wildlife Museum, located 10 minutes west of I-10 on Speedway in Tucson Arizona. This short immersive 360-degree video includes 11 different views of this world-class museum. Feel free to pause and look around with your mouse, finger or, if you're on a smartphone, you may be able to look around as if you are standing here with us.
Showdown in Tucson Running January 9 - March 29, 2020
In the 1880s, life is peaceful in the sleepy frontier town of Tucson, Arizona. That is until a gang of cattle ruffians arrive looking to take over. Territorial Marshal, Brett Masters, is determined to keep the peace, but will he be able to stop a "Showdown in Tucson?" Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat, and come join the fun! *Starring Gaslight favorite, Armen Dirtadian! www.thegaslighttheatre.com
Most 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.