Author Archive: CJ Shane

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Butternut-Chard Autumn Soup

Butternut-Chard Autumn Soup

November 13, 2013 |

Swiss chard is a wonderful green for our bio-region because it tolerates both heat and cold. It is not too late to sow chard seeds now, or transplant small plants. Chard’s leafy green leaves with colorful ribs of white, red, and golden yellow, often called “rainbow” chard, are attractive in stir-fry vegetable dishes and soups.  […]

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From the Feminine Perspective

From the Feminine Perspective

October 6, 2013 |

The fall season at Davis Dominguez Gallery opened late September with a showcase of various artistic mediums, created by women and aptly titled Focus – Five Women Artists. Co-owners Mike Dominguez and Candice Davis explain how the all-woman exhibit came about. “Mike teaches at the Learning Curve,” Davis says, “and this year he is giving […]

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Artistic Commemorations for the Dearly Departed

Artistic Commemorations for the Dearly Departed

September 30, 2013 |

Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that honors the deceased, has inspired some very lively artworks currently on display through Nov. 10 at Tohono Chul’s Main Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. During the Sept. 13 opening, art lovers had the very pleasurable experience of following Tohono Chul Park’s curving walkway through native desert […]

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Blue Moon Community Garden

Blue Moon Community Garden

September 29, 2013 |

Blue Moon Community Garden is a jewel among gardens. It is an award-winning garden, is completely accessible to disabled gardeners, it boasts a water harvesting system, and it is located next to Tucson House, a high rise apartment building for low-income, handicapped, and elderly residents. Situated at 1501 N. Oracle Rd., near the Oracle and […]

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Eggplant Curry

Eggplant Curry

September 28, 2013 |

Eggplant is our featured veggie for October! This lovely plant with its gray-green leaves and lavender blossoms comes in several varieties that produce eggplants in different shapes and colors. The most familiar are the large deep purple varieties known as aubergine in Europe. There’s also the Japanese elongated purple variety, Indian reddish-purple eggplants, and white […]

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GD2 Garden & Okra

GD2 Garden & Okra

September 6, 2013 |

The word “garden” usually brings up thoughts of vegetables and flowers. Now another word associated with “garden” that is gaining traction is “community.” Tucson has a very active community garden scene organized by Community Gardens of Tucson. In coming months, we’ll visit community gardens around the city and take a look at what’s currently growing […]

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A Place To Learn, Collaborate & Create

A Place To Learn, Collaborate & Create

August 31, 2013 |

Do you like to tinker and make new things?  Or maybe you wish you were that person, but you don’t know where to start?  Try Xerocraft Hackerspace.  The non-profit celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 7 in new, expanded quarters at 101 W. 6th St. at the old Steinfeld warehouse. So what’s a hackerspace? […]

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Exploring Face & Form

Exploring Face & Form

August 18, 2013 |

The Drawing Studio’s (TDS) fall season begins this month with an opening reception for Go Figure: On Being Human—Face and Form, an exhibit of portraits and figurative artwork by TDS associates. The reception is being held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery’s downtown locale, 33 S. 6th Ave. According […]

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Time, Space & Texture

Time, Space & Texture

August 6, 2013 |

Luke Parsons’ Landscape and Panoramic Photography Inspires Awe His work is on display through August 25 at Petroglyphs Gallery At first glance, Luke Parsons seems to be a man living three different lives. He’s a full-time doctoral student in geosciences at the University of Arizona studying climate change modeling. In summers, you can find him […]

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Etherton Gallery’s “Unpacked” Exhibit

Etherton Gallery’s “Unpacked” Exhibit

August 6, 2013 |

Summer in Tucson can be pretty brutal. But staying in town has its rewards for those of us tough enough to stick it out. One of the biggest rewards available to us through August 30 is Etherton Gallery’s  Unpacked: The Art Fair at Home exhibit. On a recent hot summer morning, I sat down with […]

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