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June 2017

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DESERT DAZZLE” and “KITCHEN CRAZY” Miniatures
On Display through August 6th/ Miniatures exhibition will continue, showcasing the works of Wanita Christensen, Tad Lamb, Darlene LeClair, Judith Probst, David Thekan and Dikki Van Helsland/ Guests are invited to a Trunk Show on June 3, 10am-1pm featuring the paintings of Wanita Christensen, and the creations of batik artist Dikki Van Helsland/Meet the Artist demos will be held on Saturday, June 10th 11AM-2PM with Tad Lamb’s Afraid of the Shadows? watercolor demo. A double Meet the Artists demo will be held on June 24th from 10AM-1PM, featuring acrylic artist Denyse Fenelon and oil painter Linda Levine/Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM/Sunday 10AM-1:30PM/Desert Artisans’ Gallery 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 722-4412 www.DesertArtisansGallery.com
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Chris Bubany Studio
Chris Kennedy-Bubany
is a native of the Southwest, born and raised in New Mexico. She has lived in Tucson, Arizona for over 30 years and is the proud mom of 2 grown sons, Dan and Brent. Chris grew up in a large family surrounded by beautiful art made by the Zunis, Hopis and Navajos. Her parents were in the Indian Arts & Crafts business and her grandparents were traders in the early 1900's. Chris's early love of art developed from making lots of cards and drawings for family and friends growing up. Coloring was a favorite activity - and you know the saying about, "Doing as an adult that which you loved as a child!" She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona, and entered the exciting world of ceramics in 1994 when she built a new house with husband George, designing tiles for their kitchen & bath. Today, Chris is designing and producing ceramic tableware, ornaments, tiles, coaster stones, and has many new things in the works. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-3PM/Chris Bubany Studio 6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #140 885-2960

Karolina Tumilowicz: I Wonder If Anyone Else Noticed
On Display June 3rd-24th/Paintings reflecting on memories and moments/Only Open Saturdays Noon until 4PM/Gallery Azul 439 N 6th Ave. 248-8737

Women Artists of Tucson"
On Display June 3rd through June 24th/ Artists: Lisa Agababian, Cristina Cardenas, Sharon Conine, Neda Contreras, Nancy Drigotas, Betina Fink, Elizabeth Frank, Sarah Masse, and Greta Ward /Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM/Contreras Gallery and Jewelry 110 E. 6th St. 398-6557

Feathered Friends: A Contemporary Fine Art Show Featuring Birds
On Display through August 5th/Immerse yourself in beautiful fine art from over sixty-seven local and national artists and over 130 artworks at Toscana Studio and Gallery! From the tropics to the desert, this show features birds that capture the realism of nature and the imagination. Stop in and vote for your favorite piece for A People's Choice Award at the close of the show/Gallery Hours, Open: Tuesday-Friday 11AM-5PM/Saturday Noon-4PM/ Toscana Studio and Gallery 9040 N Oracle Rd Oro Valley 520-575-1445

Celebrating the Southwest”
On Display through June 7th/ Contemporary representational and whimsical watercolor and acrylic paintings by local artist Deb Harclerode /All ages welcome-No fee to attend (May-October, Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM-2PM) Pima County Agua Caliente Park Gallery House 12325 E. Roger Rd. 615-7855

Color Explosion by Carol Lucas”
On Display June 10th-July 5th/Concise reductive-style paintings using design, bright colors and contours to transform the subject into a powerful image invoking a sensation or emotion. Simplified yet complex/All ages welcome-No fee to attend (May-October, Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM-2PM) Pima County Agua Caliente Park Gallery House 12325 E. Roger Rd. 615-7855

Danny Lyon Career Survey
On Display June 10th through August 31st/ In celebration of his career retrospective, Message to the Future, which opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016, and travels to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and the Berlin Foundation, Germany in 2017, Etherton Gallery is pleased to present a survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work/ The exhibition Present Future opens with a reception at 7PM-10PM Saturday June 10th/Open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM/Etherton Gallery 135 S 6th Ave 624-7370 

Kiln and Canvas”
Potter Karen Sebasta representing the “Kiln” part of the show, is an incredibly talented artist, whose works reflect Native American techniques with her own unique firing and polishing processes/ Representing the “Canvas “part of the show, Brent Nageli’s paintings of pottery and artifacts beautifully capture the textures and spirit of Native American culture/Open Daily 11AM-8PM/CasaBella Fine Arts Gallery in Joesler Village 4425 N. Campbell Ave. 207-4544

Black and White and Shades of Grey”
On Display June 3rd- July 29th/Upcoming exhibition of local Tucson artists: This show is an opportunity to explore any and all mediums and subject matter, all in Black and White! Charcoal, Photography, scratch art, the possibilities are endless/Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1PM-5PM/WomanKraft Art Center 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976

The Persuasion of Art-Work by Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona
On Display June 3rd through July 11th/CASA promotes the advancement and development of mixed-media art forms. The group has a strong educational focus, offering its members presentations and demonstrations from artists around the country/Mon-Thurs, 9AM-9PM/Sunday & Friday 9AM-6PM/Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays/Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery 3800 E. River Rd. 618-5033

Visions of the Borderlands: Myths and Realities
On Display through June 30th/Since the 1800’s, American popular culture has been filled with romanticized depictions about the West and the US Mexican border. These stereotypes became conventions in Western novels which typically include plots that portray conflicts between “law abiding” Americans and “blood thirsty” Indians who are typically regarded “savages” and treated as “other”. The Mexican border is typically portrayed as “lawless,” and Mexicans are usually described as dirty “bandidos”. Only American law and justice can bring peace in these works. Hollywood has also perpetuated these myths as evidenced in the abundance of Western films produced throughout the 20th Century the majority of which include stereotyped portrayals of Indians and Mexicans/Hours M-F 9AM-6PM/Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries 1510 E. University Blvd. 621-6423

Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art
On Display through July 9th/Drawn from the Tucson Museum of Art’s permanent collection and selected loans, this exhibition explores stylistic and conceptual trends in contemporary figurative art. Artists presented here rely on the human figure to examine notions of beauty and identity and to establish psychological states of being. Body Language reveals the expressiveness of the human body as a kind of non-verbal language that communicates to the viewer in varied and nuanced ways/Tues-Sat 10AM-8PM/Sun 12PM-5PM/1st Sun of the month is half-price for everyone/1st Thurs of the month is free after 5pm/Tucson Museum of Art 140 N Main Ave 624-2333

Wall of Faces: A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You
On Display through July 4th/The Douglas AZ Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Project will open to the public/The exhibit is included in admission to the museum/Hours: 9AM-4PM, Tuesday-Friday/Saturday 11AM-4PM/Arizona History Museum 949 E. 2nd St. 628-5774 (Free Parking: AZ Historical Society garage at the NE corner of E. 2nd St. & N. Euclid Ave)

The Way of the Cross”
On Display through August 30th/The annual exhibit is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates with the resurrection. “I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory,” the artist explained on a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191 

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
On Display through August 31st/This exhibit examines Kahlo’s work through the lens of the plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens. Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive this extraordinary exhibition designed by one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, the New York Botanical Garden/ NYBG’s staff worked for years to create Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life—the first exhibit ever to focus on Kahlo’s engagement with nature, revealing her intense interest, aesthetic appreciation and deep knowledge of the natural world, especially Mexico’s plant life/Open Daily 8:30AM-4:30PM/Porter Hall Gallery in the lovely Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N Alvernon Way 326-9686

Our Stories: Politeia
On Display through July 30th/In the context of this exhibit, we define “Politeia” as ‘active citizens of the city state.’ In our current sociopolitical and social cultural climate it is crucial that we create space where people can safely engage with viewpoints and life experiences different from their own.  The art and content generated here is not produced by the museum, instead it is through you, the museum visitor. Multiple narratives, perspectives, and identities will emerge over the course of this exhibit; the exhibition narrative will likely not be absolute, static, singular, or tidy. In this gallery space, we urge all people to be active citizens in our greater community and engage in critical dialogue with respect and compassion for other individuals/Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM/Sat-Sun 12PM-4PM/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

El Mercado-DeGrazia Paints the Marketplace”
On Display through August 30th/Paintings of the vendors, goods, and stalls of the public markets of old Mexico and Guatemala are featured in this new exhibit/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191

Ongoing Exhibits

Kyoto Reconsidered” Photo Exhibition
Images of iconic people, buildings, and gardens in Japan’s most traditional city by Yume Japanese Gardens founder and Executive Director Patricia Director/Framed photos can be purchased tax-free; all proceeds go to Gardens operating fund/ Entrance free with regular $9 Gardens admission; discounts available for senior, military, student, and child visitors/Daily, 9:30AM-4:30PM/Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson 2130 N. Alvernon Way 272-3200

Reflected Light Gallery
Tucson's newest destination for fine art landscape photography & handcrafted Sterling silver chain maille jewelry/The gallery is home to Paul Pryor Photography & Joya Bonita Jewelry/Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-5:30pm/Sunday 11am-3pm/La Plaza Shoppes 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #130/Reflected Light Gallery 731-0550

Permanent Collections at DeGrazia
6 Permanent Collections of Paintings that trace historical events & native cultures of the Southwest/DeGrazia and Padre Kino/DeGrazia Paints Cabeza de Vaca/DeGrazia Paints Papago Indian Legends/Retrospective Collection/DeGrazia Paints the Yaqui Easter/DeGrazia Paints The Bullfight/Free admission/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191

The Pottery Project-Explore the art of the potter & the science of the archaeologist as Arizona State Museum celebrates 2,000 years of Native pottery-making traditions in the Southwest/20,000+ whole vessels/Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest-Explore the origins, histories & contemporary lifeways of 10 Native cultures in an exciting mix of prehistoric artifacts, historic objects, life-size dioramas, & audio/video presentations/Waiting for Grandfather-a 168 cm. tall limestone sculpture by Taos Pueblo artist John Suazo, graces the entrance to ASM's south building/Water Carrier-a bronze sculpture by Apache artist Craig Dan Goseyun, adorns the front entrance of ASM's north building/Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM/Closed Sundays/Arizona State Museum 1013 E University Blvd 621-6302

Permanent Collections at TMOA 10AM-5PM
Art of Latin America
-includes pre-Columbian art produced by Native Americans prior to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century/Art of the American West-focuses on the varying expressions of the landscape, individuals, ideals & myths of the American West through art/Modern & Contemporary Art-TMOA began to collect modern art in the early 1970s, invigorated with a generous donation of 92 objects from the Lawrence J. Heller collection of European & American modernists, including works by such notable artists as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Max Weber, William Baziotes, Jacques Lipchitz & Marino Marini/Pre-Colombian Art-features nearly 600 objects including jewelry, ceremonial vessels, figurines, masks, sculptures, textiles & feather arts/Rare Books & Manuscripts-Due to the generosity of donors such as Frederick Pleasants, Lee & Pam Parry & Lotte Reyersbach, among others, the TMOA Art Research Library contains a number of important & rare books/Tues-Sat 10AM-8PM/Sun 12PM-5PM/1st Sun of the month is half-price for everyone/1st Thurs of the month is free after 5pm/Tucson Museum of Art 140 N Main Ave 624-2333

The Arizona Cavalcade of History – The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona's colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part "Cavalcade of History" series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. Arizona Highways remembers this series as "among the magazine's most remembered illustrations." The giclées reproductions on canvas were donated to the Tubac Historical Society in memory of longtime Tubac resident and businessman Alan B. Davis. The collection is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio's Otero Hall. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

The Altarpiece From Ciudad Rodrigo
Ongoing Art Exhibit/A jewel of the UAMA collection & one of the most important works produced in 15th century Spain/Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM/Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

The Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Collection: Models and Sketches 9AM-5PM
Ongoing Art Exhibit/Tues-Fri/Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

Philabaum Gallery
In 1975, Philabaum left Chicago in a snowstorm, drove to Tucson & never looked back/That first week he slept in his van along the Mt. Lemmon highway, but by day soon found a warehouse to rent for sleeping & more importantly, his studio, where he formed the Clay & Glass Cooperative with several other artists/And there he built AZ's first glass studio/By 1980, the studio had a life of its own/This summer we celebrate Philabaum's glass years in Tucson by featuring works from his many series/Visitors may often watch the glassblowing in the studio/Call to be sure of glassblowing dates for the current week/Tues-Sat 11AM-4PM/Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio 711 S 6th Ave. 884-7404

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