Never mind the greatest show on Earth. Terry Etherton runs the greatest gallery in Tucson. Year after year, he swings with the greatest of ease into the top position in local arts, effortlessly assembling exhibitions that mix cutting-edge and historic photographs with contemporary paintings and mixed media. Last season's performers included photographers Brett Weston, Mark Klett and Debbie Fleming Caffery, who made dazzling visions of light and shadow. Jim Waid, painter of desert colors, turned to uncharacteristic black and white in monotypes, and Alice Briggs etched edgy works of medieval complexity into scratchboard. Etherton also runs a sideshow at the Temple Gallery, where this season, photographer and urban activist Steve Farley turned out rural pastorals and Paula Wittner wowed with wild paintings as jammed-packed as the circus' three rings.
2. Metroform Limited, 27 N. Stone Ave.
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