The Galleria at the YW is currently featuring a group art exhibition with more than 20 artists entitled Cactus and Clouds.
The exhibition just opened June 29 and will run through Aug. 27. An artist’s reception featuring DJ Buttafly will be held Friday, July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and reception can be found in the YWCA’s Frances McClelland Leadership Center (525 N. Bonita Ave.). Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Galleria invites artists they believe are doing something important, and thought provoking. Most, but not all, of the artists featured are women. The Galleria aims to explore themes that connect to their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Arts Education Award: Awarded to an individual or organization that has demonstrated excellence in arts education and/or youth work. May apply to a program for youth and/or adults.Winners will be announced and nominees will be honored at the their gala event on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Rialto Theatre.
Arts and Cultural Advocate: Awarded to an individual or organization that has significantly contributed to the Tucson and Pima County cultural community and has raised the visibility of Southern Arizona's arts and culture sector. This may include work through direct advocacy efforts as well as promoting the value of the arts.
Business Award: Awarded to a private-sector business that actively supports and promotes local arts organizations, programs, and individual artists through advocacy and/or community outreach and involvement initiatives, such as work-place based gallery exhibitions, volunteerism, scholarships, and a variety of other activities that promotes the value of arts and culture in our community.
Artist Award: Awarded to an individual artist who has demonstrated excellence, originality, and ingenuity in the local arts and culture sector.
Arts Organization Award: Awarded to a public or private arts organization that has demonstrated excellence in serving the people of Tucson and Pima County. This may include exemplary work across disciplines, as well as advocating for and promoting the value of arts and culture in Southern Arizona.
The David Hoyt Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: Awarded to an individual, organization, or arts administrator who has demonstrated excellence, resilience, integrity, and resourcefulness in the arts and culture sector.
Emerging Artist or Arts Organization: Award to an individual, collective, or organization with three years or less of operating experience that has demonstrated excellence in Southern Arizona's arts and culture sector. May apply to a program for or by youth.
Eric Kroll has worked as a photographer for many well-known publications including Vogue, Elle, the New York Times and Der Spiegel and is internationally known for his work in fetish photography. His work and the story of his impressive accolades in the world of photography are detailed in this week's TW cover story.
This Saturday, June 25 Etherton Gallery (135 S 6th Ave.) will be hosting a pop-up event featuring the photographer.
The pop-up event will include a talk and Q & A with Kroll, where he will discuss his various interests and career as a famed photographer. With a career as long and infamous as Kroll’s, his stories are sure to excite and entertain. Those in attendance will get to glance into the mind of an artist who has never been afraid to push the envelope in the realm of sexually explorative photography.
This gallery event is a unique opportunity to see some of Kroll’s black and white photography, most of which were publish in a variety of magazines and books. The gallery will also feature Kroll’s newer work.
Kinky Machine: Eric Kroll's Photography
This weekend Bank of America is giving its cardholders a nice summer treat with their monthly Museums on Us program.
Museums on Us allows any Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders free admission to more than 150 participating museums in 33 states and 101 cities the first weekend of every month.
Participating here in Tucson is the Tucson Museum of Art &H istoric Block. The Museum offers a number of great exhibits. The most recently added exhibits include Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animal / Zodiac Heads: Gold, and Into the Night: Modern and Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition. The other exhibits currently at the museum are listed on the Tucson Museum of Art website.
All that Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders need to do to gain their free admission to participating Museums is present their credit or debit card and photo ID.
Bank of America says they’ve introduced this program to “provide its customers with free access to artistic and cultural experiences across the United States at some of the nation’s most celebrated cultural institutions ranging from art, children’s and history museums to aquariums and science centers.”
If you’re out of town and want to know if there are any participating museums in the city you’re visiting Bank of America has a list on their website.
This may be your only opportunity to say that your bank helped you learn something without monthly payments plus interest.
Student loan jokes aside this is an admirable promotion that people should take advantage of.
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