- Your Voice
Oro Valley's annual Arts in the Park festival has garnered national recognition over the years for the quality and variety of its artisans and entertainment.
Photo courtesy of Dan Griffin, A student of the instrument for 42 years, Dan Griffin has appeared onstage with numerous musical greats, including BeBop Legend Artt Frank, contemporary artists Steve Laury and Brian Bromberg and mainstream performers such as Chris Issak and Donny Osmond. He'll perform Sunday, April 11, with the group Mood Swing.
Photo courtesy of Reno del Mar, Guitarists Phil Lipman, left, and Mark Wilsey form the duo Reno del Mar. The pair has played together for more than three decades, exploring a variety of musical genres over the years.
Between September and December 2012, a group of 86 talented and critically engaged sixth-grade students from Alice Vail Middle School investigated the ways in which visual culture informs our perceptions of gender, the persuasive power of ecological art, and the reflective nature of art making. This exhibition validates and honors the voices of these students and the power of art integration.
Opening reception from 3-4:30 p.m. May 15.
Commitment is a word that comes with great ease to say or write in clever brochures and marketing strategies. It has been used time and again to an exasperating public that seeks meaning beyond simple rhetoric.
This summer, Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA) will be offering an art and creativity camp that will allow students to explore an art medium of their choice.
To walk into their house is to wade into a sea of color.
An art exhibit opens with a public reception this Thursday, July 15, at Ventana Medical Systems' campus in Oro Valley.
(BPT) - Can you imagine a museum without paintings? Technology has impacted society in countless ways but many overlook its impact on the arts. The very phrase “the arts” might evoke images of oils, watercolors or sculpture but technology is inspiring a whole new generation of artists who are using new mediums to create their masterpieces.
An indoor, monthly art bazaar debuts in midtown Tucson this Saturday, June 19.
Residents of Oro Valley might consider a compilation of photographs, locations and information about the community's public art to be "a coffee table book that relates to where they live," according to artist, photographer and compiler Gail Munden.
A listing of arts and entertainment events for the upcoming week.
For the week of May 1 - May 7
Crumpled, torn-up grocery bags littered the tabletops and floor of a classroom at Quail Run Elementary School on Saturday.
Last week, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) showed appreciation to artists and partnerships they have formed during an annual gala. However, while accepting the awesome appreciation award on behalf of The Explorer, I was thinking there needs to be more appreciation shown to SAACA for the work they do every year to keep the arts alive and well in the Tucson region.
Seven artists have won honors in the 2010 Art in Oro Valley Competition and Exhibition, arranged by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.
At the age of 5, Joshua Meehan discovered he had a gift for making art. When he turned 12, he knew he wanted to turn that gift into a profession. Now 23, Meehan is one of 12 winners of the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest, making his dream a reality.
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.
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.
Seven Pima Community College art faculty members, as well as at least one former PCC student, are among the 80 artists that the Tucson Museum of Art selected for the Arizona Biennial 2013, which opens Saturday, July 20.
Pima Community College Music presents an interdisciplinary faculty cello recital featuring Theodore Buchholz—Music with Art: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Program selections include "Suite 1" by J.S. Bach featuring the photography of Kate Breakey, "Fantasy on Two Klee Studies" by Augusta Read Thomas, and "Gallery" by Robert Muczynski featuring the paintings of Charles E. Burchfield.
"For me, each painting is like a book - a beginning, a middle and an end," stated artist Atlanta Knatchhall. "Sometimes the work pours out and I complete it, almost forgetting to breathe, and some are filled with angst, taking months to complete."
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Oro Valley Marketplace Shopping Center will host a community-minded event that helps sustain Southern Arizonan artists, businesses and desert landscapes, textiles, photography, glass art, metal works, wood creations and more will delight a new shopping area — Oro Valley Marketplace — where an eco-friendly center meets local artists and preserved desert landscapes for Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, SAACA.
A first-year arts festival is being held this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at a new Marana park.
A third tour of public art in Oro Valley is set for Saturday, Jan. 23.