Tucson Happenings August 2019

Art & Culture

Artist Profile August 2019 Artist Profile: Thomas Wiewandt

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.

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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 August 2019 Origami Page: Traditional Crane

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!

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  Fashion July 2019 Fashion: But it’s a Dry Heat!

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.

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  Tucson360 Tucson 360: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson Happenings

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.

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  Tucson360 Tucson 360: Southern Arizona Attraction:
      The International Wildlife Museum

Tucson Happenings

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.

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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.

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