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January 2018

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Color Space” and “Combos” Miniatures
On Display through February 4th, 2018/Featured artists are Cris Hager, Pamela Howe, Gretchen Huff, Stan Mahan, Celest Michelotti, and Terry Slonaker/Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM/Sunday 10AM-1:30PM/Desert Artisans’ Gallery 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 722-4412

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

Fuchsia Designs 
A warm & friendly Ceramic Studio & Gallery of Hearts, in Downtown Tucson. The Gallery features Lisa “LaLa” Agababian’s Original Large Heart Wall Sculptures and more. Smaller, more affordable heart related gifts are available for all occasions as well. Her working studio offers a JOYFUL ceramic experience for anyone interested in getting creative with clay & colorful low-fire ceramic glazes. We address the desires of the curious visitor, simply choosing a two or three hour Taste of Clay Play; to the practicing artist needing a workspace on a six to eight week regularly basis. Clay Play Gatherings & Workshops are for those wishing to relax in a fun, yet safe & supportive small group space, to tap into that unique, creative spirit within; while enjoying & deepening skills thru hand-building and/or the potters’ wheel. Please come join us! Appointments Only/Fuchsia Designs 4th Avenue at 226 E 5th St. 603-1374 

Between Folds: Classical Japanese Origami”
On Display through December 31; 9:30 - 4:30 daily, except Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25 & 31, and New Year’s Day/Cleverly transforming a flat square of paper into three-dimensional sculpture through folding and without the use of scissors or glue is a beloved 400-year-old pastime in Japan among both children and adults. Called origami, paper folding produces creations as wide-ranging as a person’s imagination: animals, insects, trees and flower blossoms, figures of geisha and samurai, and even action figures such as cranes with movable wings. Featured artist M. Craig was raised in America and Japan, holds a degree in Fine Arts, and is co-founder of the Tucson Origami Club. She has taught Japanese paper-folding techniques throughout the Tucson region since 1996/Free with regular Gardens admission/Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson 2130 N. Alvernon Way 303-3945

Natalia Anciso: They Try to Bury Us
On Display through January 26th/Natalia Anciso's work is focused on the identities produced in communities living along the Rio Grande Valley. By pinpointing struggles of poverty, life history and lived experiences growing up as a dark-skinned Mexican- American girl, Anciso gives a voice to the exploited community/Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM/Free to the public every day/UofA Joseph Gross Gallery 1031 N Olive Rd. 626-4215

Taking Root”
On Display through January 26thA botanical exploration through drawings and paintings of the southwest land that artist Andrea Mendola calls home/Opening will be Jan. 6th 6PM-9PM/Only Open Saturdays Noon until 4PM/Gallery Azul 439 N 6th Ave. 248-8737

On Display through January 31st/An exhibition of Ex Votos and Retablos done by Tucson Artists' Ex Votos are a form of religious folk art, originating in Europe, centuries ago/They are dedicated folkart pieces, done in homage to a saint or religious divinity, for seeking grace, and for pleading or fulfilling a special favor, such as a recovery from a serious illness, or safety from perilous events/Artists included are: Jacqueline Chanda, Neda Contreras, E. M. Contreras, Melo Dominguez, Nina Duckett, Jennifer Ecshedor, Juan Enriquez, Lisa Kanouse, Jeff Litvak, Marcy Miranda Janes, Ruben Moreno, David Moyer, Carolyn Sotelo, Mano Sotelo, Martin Quintanilla, Will Taylor/Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM/Contreras Gallery and Jewelry 110 E. 6th St. 398-6557

Artist as Mentor
On Display through January/Works by Linda Cato and her students from Changemaker High School/This will feature the beautiful works by Linda Cato and give her students an opportunity for recognition and the experience of exhibiting their work/YWCA Galleria 525 N Bonita Ave. 884-7810

Double Vision – Two Artists, Two Views of the Southwest
On Display through January 24th/A southwestern native and a transplant come together to share their impressions of our desert region/All ages welcome-No fee to attend (November-April, Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-3PM) Pima County Agua Caliente Park Gallery House 12325 E. Roger Rd. 615-7855

The Great American Southwest
(January 27th through February 28th) The Great American Southwest has inspired artists with its amazing landscapes, rich and diverse cultures, and storied history. The Lensmasters of Camera Club Tucson have captured the southwest in an exhibit as interesting and diverse as its landscape/All ages welcome-No fee to attend (November-April, Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-3PM) Pima County Agua Caliente Park Gallery House 12325 E. Roger Rd. 615-7855

Todd Walker at 100 (1917-2017)
On Display through January 6th/With Frank Gohlke, Speeding Trucks and Other Follies;
with photographs of Bears Ears National Monument by Stephen Strom/ Todd Walker (1917-1998) injected the swirl of light, perception, gesture, sensibility, curiosity, invention and new process into a desire to explore how people, language, and place collide and ultimately, connect. What he came up with is an exquisite photographic output that gives us a map to travel toward his great vision of that inquiry/Etherton Gallery presents a large retrospective exhibit featuring silkscreens, lithographs, silver and dye-transfer prints, and collotypes, along with numerous self-published artist books by this groundbreaking photographer and University of Arizona professor who had a lasting influence on numerous students and photographers/Open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM/Etherton Gallery 135 S 6th Ave 624-7370 

Spiritual Voices
On Display through January 10th/This invitational exhibit provides a venue for artists who see their work as an expression of their spiritual journey. It is the first exhibit of Sacred Voices representing artists from Southwestern Arizona/Mon-Thurs, 9AM-9PM/Sunday & Friday 9AM-6PM/Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays/Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery 3800 E. River Rd. 618-5033

95: Henry Koffler Art
On Display January 12th through March 15th/Henry Koffler––President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, scientist, academician, scholar, and administrator––embarked on an artistic career at the age of 90. Now 95 and showing his fifth art show, we invite you to explore his art/Mon-Thurs, 9AM-9PM/Sunday & Friday 9AM-6PM/Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays/Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery 3800 E. River Rd. 618-5033

In Transit/En tránsito
On Display September 16th-March 11th 2018/This exhibition is accompanied by related events that collectively explore artistic practice, resistance, and social transformation in relation to transnational migration and human rights politics. Anchored in the Sonoran Desert borderlands and drawing on practices from different regions of the US, Mexico, and Central America, In Transit/En tránsito will bring together artists, activists, and academics for a series of cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations/Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM/Sat-Sun 12PM-4PM/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

DeGrazia’s Fun and Games” 
On Display through January 23rd/From the playground to the pool hall, people at play are the subject of “DeGrazia’s Fun and Games” Playful children, adults, angels, and nuns are featured in this selection of paintings and drawings that span several stylistic eras and more than forty years of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia’s career/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191

DeGrazia’s Cowboys”
On Display through January 24th/The range-riding, working cowboys featured in this exhibit are a small subset of DeGrazia’s cowboys. His rodeo cowboys have previously been exhibited in DeGrazia’s Rodeo Collection, but most of these images of working cowboys have never been displayed before/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191 

Ongoing Exhibits

"Mingei: Old Japan On Hand"
A new, permanent display that highlights the beauty of everyday utilitarian objects created of wood, lacquer, textiles, bamboo, stone, ceramics, and paper by nameless and unknown Japanese craftsmen. Like the early 20th-century Arts and Crafts movement in the US, the contemporaneous Mingei movement is responsible for keeping alive many Japanese traditions/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

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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