Art & Culture
Like most artists, I have blazed a unique trail through life. Mine has always focused on a blend of art with science, and the medium of photography has allowed me to comfortably bring both worlds together. A deeper understanding of all living things has fueled my creative passions; and for me, wild places are holy places.
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
This August submission is perhaps the best known origami model. It is the Traditional Crane. There are several variations on this standard model, such as a "nesting crane", a "flapping crane", a "celebration crane", or a "card-holder crane". In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years. As a result, in Asian cultures, the crane represents good fortune and longevity. The Japanese refer to the crane as the “bird of happiness”. Written instructions for paper crane folding first appeared in 1797, with Akisato Rito’s Sembazuru Orikata, or “thousand crane folding.” It has shown up in multitudes of publications since, and now we can add Tucson Happenings to the list!
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.
009 - Licence to Thrill! Running August 29 – November 10, 2019
Join Dave Fanning and the Gaslight cast this fall in "009 - Licence to Thrill!" Secret Agent, Alex Starr, travels the globe fighting evil, meeting beautiful women, and singing songs. After infiltrating the gang of criminal mastermind, Victor Vector, and his sinister henchwoman, Venus, Starr must thwart their evil plans for world domination. Will this "Secret Agent Man" find Vector's underwater lair in time? Will he save the world from nefarious schemes? Will he still have time for a cocktail?! Book your tickets today to find out! 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.
Jewish Family & Children’s
Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS), a non-profit mental health
and community services organization, is excited to host an enchanting evening
of multicultural music and dance at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre headlined
by Jácome Flamenco’s nationally-acclaimed flamenco
production ¡FlaMÉXico! on Sunday, September
8th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Featuring a unique prelude
by the Classical music duo Alexander Tentser and Anna Gendler.