New Works, New Artists

Exploded View gallery/microcinema, 197 E. Tootle Ave., hosts the Tucson Pima Arts Council's New Works Artists Showcase on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. TPAC's New Works Artist Project awardees (2014-2015) will present their visual work, sculpture,s interdisciplinary arts, literature and playwriting. Milta Ortiz will perform a live excerpt from her docu-theater script "Más," based on the banning of Mexican- American studies in the Tucson Unified School District; David Sherman's documentary film "Son Blues," explores the music and emerging consciousness of a young Tucson musician; Catherine Eyde explores the evolution of her paintings and drawings when she invited her 8-year-old daughter Aria into her art; Ben Johnson explores the ancient practice of honeybee domestication and the bond between humans and bees in an interdisciplinary work; Shloka Mangharam Ettna shares new illustrations from her mixed media children's book "Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly"; Adan Banuelos discusses his kinetic sculpture inspired by low-rider car culture; and based on news reports of the murders of 85 transgender people in recent years, TC Tolbert creates a series of erasure poems that examine the relationship between violence against trans people and the language used to represent them in the media. The event is free. For more info, visit the event's Facebook page.