I want to include the Tucson Museum of Art in favourite museums list http://www.topworldimages.com/images_of_Mu…
There are hundreds of other Tucson murals online. A good place to start finding mural information is at http://TucsonMurals.org .
Great waste of money is what it is especially "Flying Books". Oh and what the hell does David Black's Sonora have to do with Sonora in the first place?! Chicano mural art and statues have much more meaning and craftsmanship than the crap these gringos produced. Take it down and stop wasting taxpayer money you idiots!
The Drawing Studio (TDS) is the best place to learn what you really need to pursue your own personal art interests. Fred Sanchez
How do you add a submission? This is unfair. The Drawing studio is for rich anglo's that do not know what art is. and the community college is the best we can do for a second option?? How embarrassing. where do you submit your opinion? Does the public;s opinion actually matter?
There are some great art galleries in Tucson! I was surprised when I moved here because I wouldn't have expected it to be so culturally diverse. I recently saw a photo gallery open and it was a blast! I'm looking forward to seeing an art gallery next!
The best Cow story ever produced in Tucson, maybe anywhere, is The Stockyard Story by Tucson Playwright, Tomas DeMoss. Produced by Studio Connections, Brian Hale and Timothy Hollis were the lead actors and were nothing short of brilliant. Timothy spent the entire hilarious performance in a cow suit and was Udderly Superb. This play should be brought back by popular demand. CALL Robert Encila and tell him to do this.
If you are interested in more Mexican-American art, I've heard Diego Kahlo out of Chicago is great. He has some beautiful images on his website, http://www.diegokahlo.com, and he regularly does shows in the Chicago area, I'm planning on checking him out when I am there next month.
Hey, I'm from Arkansas! My parents are not related!!!
Thank you for recognizing the diversity and talent of Studio Connections and DaVinci Players. This organization has worked diligently and with integrity to develop the well-rounded artistic skills of it actors and directors. Please change the name of the award to better suit the well-deserved accolades this organization has worked so hard to earn.
P.S. Sorry! My bad! I misspelled Da Vinci twice in my comment! This editorial stuff isn't easy, is it? Perhaps the author of the award meant to title it "Most Infectious Theatre Ensemble," rather than Most Incestuous! I could easily see that happening. At least that would be something we'd prefer to catch!
Thank you Tucson Weekly for all you seek to do for the Tucson community. As a patron of the arts and education I agree that the fine work of The de Vinci Players at Studio Connections is noteworthy and deserves the highest of praise, recognition and support. Yet, I am saddened that you have chosen to apply a title (Most Incestuous) to your award category that reflects not only bad judgement on the Weekly's part, but could potentially do harm to the many caring people that frequent and support the Studio and its mission.
The members of the de Vince Players & Studio Connections have labored long and carefully to foster an atmosphere that intentionally seeks to care for and nurture the talent of professional and amateur, young and older alike. In fact, that's one of the wonderful things about the Studio, its ability to create a really dynamic, exciting community that well reflects the rich diversity of our larger Tucson area and of the Arts.
So, thanks TW for also providing space for community review and suggestions. Now please, act upon it! Do consider your own mission and the reason you obviously gave this award- that Tucson Weekly also cares about such treasures and works hard to create the best Tucson possible. That's what's so troubling about this misnomered award title that you've applied to a body the Weekly is lifting up - you have not reflected well on the time-honored mission and work of your own organization and have done the Studio, Tucson, and yourselves a disservice! Please consider changing both the name of the award and perhaps your editorial process. Then keep doing the quality work we've grown to expect and depend upon from the Tucson Weekly.
The Rev. Allen Breckenridge, Episcopal priest
Tucson Weekly is without a doubt a very good publication. The Best of Tucson awards certainly assist many to learn of the excellent opportunities that exist in Tucson. Having said that I believe the Weekly has done well by recognizing the incredible talent of Studio Connection in providing quality productions which involves actors with considerable experience and many who are just beginning to demonstrate their amazing talent. The performances evidence a dynamic of energy, creativity, and professionalism. But, TW, "incestuous"? How about "multigenerational"? Because that is part of the power of Studio Connections.
I'm really glad to see Studio Connections getting well-deserved recognition for their commitment to developing young leaders for the theater arts. However, I am concerned that the title of the award you gave them will cause more harm than good with regard to promoting their work and their ability to support youth in taking on a variety of leadership roles in their theater productions. Having the word "Incestuous" in the title of the award just isn't appropriate for a group working so wonderfully with young people. Can you think of another title for their award...like "Most Empowering Theater Ensemble", or ..... Thanks for your consideration of this suggestion, Ann Yellott
As a retired Tucson teacher, I have been involved in Studio Connections for over five years. I have to tell you that I was shocked to see it labeled with a word that would be incredibly offensive to any parent that would involve his/her child in this theater company. The work, love and personal sacrifice (monetary, time, energy, etc.) on the part of the Encilas that has gone into the making of this truly wonderful learning venue for young people is almost superhuman, and thus makes your poor choice of words all the more degrading and tragic. If there was intended humor, I have to say, it is not humorous at all.
I am a parent of five children and attend most children theatre productions available in Tucson. Recently we had the privilege of seeing “The Twits” at Studio Connections and were impressed as usual at the professionalism and family friendly production. The cast involved the children in the audience and the children were mesmerized the entire time. Today, I took my children to see the production of “Charlotte's Web” at Pima West. Although, a great play, it did not come close to entertaining the children as the shows do at Studio Connections.
This label you put on Studio Connections "incestuous" has the ability to frighten parents away from an experience that is educational, entertaining and most important, introduces our children to the fine arts of theatre at a young age. Tucson Weekly’s name was all over the Pima West Campus; parents trust Tucson Weekly to give accurate, proper information, please rename this award, you owe it to all parents that read and respect your publication.
In an attempt at humor, you have crossed the line into vulgarity. I'm sure this theater company does not appreciate your joke. Since you praise their work in your article, why not re-title the award?
Wow, Tucson Weekly is often "cutting" edge, but come on...this is way over the line, honoring a theatre group that is multi-generational as "incestuous" seems to miss the marks of accuaracy, humor and good journalism. Can you do anything about this? Will you do anything about this? Something that would improve the situation would be great.
Yeah, I am uncomfortable with the choice of the word 'incestuous' in reference to theater in general, but especially when it is written about Studio Connections. Is it safe to assume the the writer was having a difficult day/moment/ life? I think it would be well-received were the writer be given a chance to re-write and re-post this article.
As a voice teacher for 20 years as well as a performer who has appeared at Studio Connections, I must take issue with the title of this award. My students have been involved in a number of classes at Studio Connections where they have been mentored and encouraged by all members of the theater company. My students have come away with a better understanding of acting technique and they have raised their personal standards of performance. Mentorship, leadership, respect and responsibility are the cornerstones of Studio Connections and the reasons I encourage my students to get involved. The "incestuous" title is harmful, offensive and misleading, and I hope that you will rename this award with a title that does justice to the valuable training and output that Studio Connections provides in our pueblo.
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