Author Archive: Herb Stratford

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Ai Weiwei’s Dazzling Political & Cultural Zodiac Hits the TMA

Ai Weiwei’s Dazzling Political & Cultural Zodiac Hits the TMA

March 1, 2016 |

The art world has been in love for some time with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, thanks to a fabulous 2012 documentary (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry), his stunning “bird’s nest” Olympic stadium design and countless exhibitions around the globe, such as the recent installation at Alcatraz prison. Weiwei is not just the latest flavor in the […]

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Artifact Dance Goes Back in Time for The Grand Parlor

Artifact Dance Goes Back in Time for The Grand Parlor

March 1, 2016 |

Tucson’s dance world has been blessed with a number of remarkable groups over the past 30 years. We’ve seen companies who have delivered traditional, timeless works like clockwork, as well as groups who have pushed the performance envelope with their content and audience experience. In the art world today, both locally and nationally, collaboration is […]

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Masterful Season Opening

Masterful Season Opening

October 16, 2015 |

Etherton Gallery features works by Andy Summers and Ralph Gibson In the world of galleries and museums, curators and owners often wrestle with the pairing of artists for exhibitions. Sometimes it’s a bit of an intellectual leap to connect two or more artists and their respective works, but other times pairings makes perfect sense—such is […]

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Big Cats, High Fashion and a master Illusionist at the Loft

Big Cats, High Fashion and a master Illusionist at the Loft

May 1, 2015 |

A legendary Illusionist, scores of lions and tigers and an inside look at high fashion are all on tap at the Loft Cinema this month. This long lost gem, Cesar award winner and compelling documentary are just a few of the films that can be found at Tucson’s home of art house cinema – The […]

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Mark Klett Then + Now

Mark Klett Then + Now

March 4, 2015 |

Photographer Mark Klett is a modern day enigma. Known world-wide for his stunning large-scale black and white images that trace and invoke past landscape photograph pioneers, he also brings a modern sensibility to his work that is infused with a wide range of emotions. Rarely are artists so agile at capturing both the majesty of […]

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AZUFF: Deeper Underground Than Ever Before

AZUFF: Deeper Underground Than Ever Before

September 9, 2014 |

In the world of film festivals, of which there are literally thousands for audiences to discover, organizers must lure in audiences as well as find unique films to screen. In Tucson, we have an embarrassment of riches to choose from every year, as a wide variety of festivals show films that you would never see, […]

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Wildest America

Wildest America

July 8, 2014 |

Landscape photographers are an entirely different breed than most other photographers. This is primarily due to the dedication  required to get to many of the places they shoot, but it is also their ability to be patient – waiting for the right moment to click the shutter – and being alone for extended periods of time. […]

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“Small” Art: Creative & Inspired

“Small” Art: Creative & Inspired

May 24, 2014 |

The 22nd Annual Small Things Considered exhibition at Davis Dominguez Gallery is a institution unlike any other. With work by over 80 different Tucson-based artists, the exhibition presents a snapshot of what many of our city’s better-known artists are up to–with a slight twist. Each of the invited participants must provide a work of art […]

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Arizona International Film Festival

Arizona International Film Festival

April 7, 2014 |

The 23rd annual fest returns with Cine Cubano April in Tucson means it is time for the Arizona International Film Festival. Marking its 23rd annual event, the granddaddy of Arizona film festivals will once again bring both films and filmmakers from around the world to Tucson from April 11 to 27 at The Screening Room, […]

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Fundraiser + Fun Party=MOCA Gala

Fundraiser + Fun Party=MOCA Gala

April 2, 2014 |

While some local fundraising shindigs have gotten predictable year after year—taking place in the same resort ballroom, with elaborate menus, lots of silent auction items and a band to help you dance the night away—other local enterprising entities’ events are standing out with their unique settings, programs and attendees. Recent events of note have included […]

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