Hot Times in the City

Hot Times in the City

“Oregon Coast,” a bracing painting in Contreras Gallery’s Small Works show, is just the antidote Tucson’s heat calls for.

Back to the Future

Artists at Etherton evoke past and present in their works of “visual language”

A Woman’s Place is in the Gallery

More than 80 artists from across the United States and from several other countries are exhibiting more than 90 pieces of art in the gallery's 15th annual Mujeres Mujeres Mujeres exhibit.

The Sizeys Return: Small Things Considered

Some 81 artists made it into the invitational show, with petite paintings, wee weavings and small-scale sculptures and photos.

Hearing Distance: Monologue of a Muted Man

A new play told through language and dance and music opens with an homage to still another art form: the visual arts.

Trial Run

We are in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692. The scene opens with Reverend Paris carrying a limp Betty Paris (portrayed by Christopher Younggren and Flories Rush respectively), who's passed out after being discovered dancing in the middle of the forest.

Still They Persisted

Arizona History Museum honors resilience in tales of Jan. 8 and the Bisbee Deportation

Master Class

Newly minted MFA artists tackle the world’s woes, from migrant deaths to war profiteering

The Power of Myth: Polaroid Stories

A play that is ancient myth and modern problems, but turned in on itself until it is both dizzyingly beautiful and powerfully painful

From All Sides: Our Border Town at Tucson High

Two weeks before the play was set to open, one of its real-life characters was deported, a woman called Elena in the script.

Foreign Exchange: Spring Awakening

This modernized version is an austere depiction of oppression, rebellion and sexuality, featuring maturing kids finding their bodies amongst shifting roles.

See America the Quirky in “American Stories” at Etherton

Fresh from a Peace Corps tour in poverty-stricken Jamaica in the late sixties, photographer Bill Owens landed a newspaper job in Livermore, California.

A Sexhibiton Without Inhibition: Tucson Erotica Festival

Don't think erotic art is your thing? Woodhall thinks it might be worth going anyway.

Sculpture Fest!

Tucson now has a juried show of its own, inspired by the one in Loveland and others.

Divided Hearts

Flamenco music filled the spaces around me. The glow of soft red light cascaded down the curtain. Audience members of different ages and cultures wandered in. The curtain rose and I was enraptured for the duration of this incredible production.

Three Painters, Three Galleries

With the air balmy and the skies sunny, it's time to take an art stroll.

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