Live Theatre Workshop's production of The Lady With All the Answers allows us to get a literally up-close glimpse of the down-to-earth advice mill that Ann Landers was for decades grinding people's problems into flour for their daily bread.
Bea Mason doesn't have a rule that employees in her framing shop have to be artists. It just turns out that most of the people who've worked for her over the years are painters or photographers or architects.
They come in all shapes and sizes—ages, too. Some seem pretty comfortable and others, a bit nervous. They've all come voluntarily and with purpose. They leave, having bravely shared a bit of themselves, to friends and strangers.
The current show, Tucson 3 Ways: A Foray into Digital Alchemy, is another big installation, again made by out-of-towners. This time, it's a pair of Los Angeles-based artists, Steven Joyner and Jason Pilarski, who operate as the duo MachineHistories. Unlike their predecessors, though, they've barely set foot in Tucson.
C.R.E.A.M. (cash rules everything around me) is a to-the-point mantra for a business, but the Wu-Tang Clan song of the same name has been a steady source of inspiration for Patrick Foley, who, along with Chris Hall, started CREAM Design and Print four months ago