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The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery presents an exciting new exhibition entitled Temple of Shadows, composed of photographs by local artists Abigail Gumbiner, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and David H. Wells. This long term project, almost twenty years in the making and never before shown to the public, is a collection of fifteen prints that portray Temple Emanu-El throughout its renovation. The juxtaposition of the black and white photographs, representing the pre-renovation, and the color photographs, representing the post-renovation, connote feelings of re-purpose for the present Jewish History Museum.
The Foothills Artists’ Group will be holding its annual Art Show and Sale at the Foothills Clubhouse off Tucson Estates Parkway on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Add Oracle’s eighth annual Holiday Gifts & Art Market to your list of this month’s shopping destinations. Featuring an eclectic selection of handcrafted décor and gifting ideas, it opens Dec. 5-7 and continues Dec. 10-14 and 17-21.
From the new Madaras coffee table book chock full of Tucson paintings, to hand-carved bowls and lazy Susans, to glass cutting boards and trivets featuring local scenes, to hard-to-find Southwest ornaments and holiday cards, and then, of course, art --including prints, canvases and the ultimate gift: an original painting—Madaras Gallery is the go-to place for holiday gifts with the Tucson touch. Add a personal signature from iconic artist Diana Madaras, and the gift becomes priceless. This year, the gallery has also added Southwest gifts from other renowned artists including statement jewelry from Kim Yubeta, Judson mosaic cowboy boots and Diane West’s hand-crafted gourds, masks and gourd ornaments. Other unique finds include mosaic menorahs, miniature bronzes, and Southwest holiday decor.
Remember the song, “Is That All There Is?”
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but for Stacy Gowler, they make great custom cutting boards and coasters.
(StatePoint) When it comes to creative gift-giving, you may feel you’ve exhausted your options, especially for those who seem to have everything. But there’s no need to make a holiday tradition out of giving the same old gifts year-in and year-out.
Unique art from independent artists is becoming more widely available, thanks to online retailers.
(NAPSI)—A California wine is celebrating its rebellious roots by partnering with a well-known tattoo artist. The result is a commemorative limited-edition bottle created by Dead Bolt wine and artist David Hale.
A California wine is celebrating its roots with a limited-edition release. The label is designed by tattoo artist David Hale. (NAPS)
The Foothills Artists’ Group will be holding its annual Art Show and Sale at the Foothills Clubhouse off Tucson Estates Parkway on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 pm.
A sampling of The Explorer’s picks for the best things you should do this week.
Concert Title: "Down in Town"
(Family Features) Though it may seem that all of the high-demand gift items this season require batteries and a level of tech savvy only the younger generation can boast, there are actually many great options that let you encourage the kids on your list to get back to basics and get unplugged.
(BPT) - This holiday season, will you be one of the 197 million Americans to shop online, according to eMarketer? Holiday shoppers will go online to buy everything from gift cards to cars, flat screen TVs to smartphones. And at least some of them will have their holiday spirit dampened by scammers who use a variety of schemes to convince victims to send money for a bogus purchase.
Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation are pleased to showcase Native American visual and performance arts at the Native American Arts Festival on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23. The goal of the festival is to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about, enjoy, and purchase Native arts and crafts including baskets, carvings, paintings, sculpture, masks, jewelry, and recordings.
(NAPSI)—High school students can draw a valuable lesson from a major car company’s contest.
(StatePoint) As so much reading moves into digital spaces, coffee table books with their lavish designs and entertaining content remain a perennial staple in any home, say literary experts.
Science has proven that one way to Age Well is to incorporate art into your life. Whether you decide to dabble in watercolors or browse the Tucson Museum of Art, you’ll be doing something good for your physical and mental health, and taking a very pleasant step toward Aging Well.
By now the latest golden sci-fi nugget “Interstellar” has drawn mass attention as this generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. The film is leaving moviegoers in awe as one of the most aggressively visual space epochs to date, and critics have dubbed the film an instant center-piece to a genre that uses the cosmos as a backdrop. But the sensational reviews should come as no surprise to those who know the mastermind behind the product. Christopher Nolan has a long list of films that have brought nothing but wide eyes and smiles to the faces of science fiction fanboys. “Following”, “Memento”, “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, “The Prestige”, and “Inception” make up the complete list of films written and directed by the filmmaking savant. Nolan’s list of films have collectively earned 15 Oscar nominations, have resounding approval from critics, and average profits of about six times the amount of their budgets. On the whole, Nolan is seemingly incapable of producing a bad film. So what makes the prolific visionary so much better than the rest? Here are a few of Nolan’s movie-making methods that subtly contribute to his flawless resume.
You can get a jump on Aging Well with art by attending two unique events in the next week.
"Autumn Array" is the annual fall gallery show. Featuring new works by Tom Murray who's Santa Fe sunsets and dramatic land views are commanding. Charles Thomas's work in both lively abstracts and impressionistic cloudscapes are both commanding. Sean Wallis hails from Utah and presents his colorful Italian scenery and western focused pieces in oils. Mark White, a Santa Fe artist and newcomer to the gallery, is represented by his outstanding abstract paintings.
(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, and add arts back into the mix for a more well-rounded education.