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Contemporary Art of the Southwest

Contemporary Art of the Southwest

June 26, 2014 |

Schiffer Publishing recently issued a gorgeous compendium of Southwestern artists and their work, covering Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. While the artists included is just over 100—admittedly low for the depth and breadth concentrated in just Tucson alone—the author does say in her introduction that “The Southwest is rich with artists. I could have easily […]

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Sacred Machine: Creation, Evolution & Moving On

Sacred Machine: Creation, Evolution & Moving On

May 1, 2014 |

It’s easy to get deep with Daniel Martin Diaz and Paula Catherine Valencia. Diaz’s art and Valencia’s writing—plus their music with Blind Divine and Crystal Radio—dig into the heart of the mysteries of existence. One cannot look at Diaz’s work without feeling pulled into a rabbit hole of esoteric human inquiries; his pieces—especially in his […]

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Downtown’s Shifting Landscape

Downtown’s Shifting Landscape

May 1, 2014 |

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the mid-‘80s and through the ‘90s and early ‘00s, Downtown was considered a schlumpy locale eschewed by seemingly many Tucsonans. It was the artists, musicians, the writers and photographers, galleries, […]

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Tidbits

Tidbits

April 4, 2014 |

Jazz Performances @ Main Gate Square Whether you are a jazz buff or someone interested in live entertainment, the concerts Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are hosting this month are sure to inspire. The shows take place at Main Gate Square on April 4 and April 18 at 7 p.m. in Geronimo Plaza, 814 […]

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Tiny Buildings, Enormous Impact: Dirk Arnold’s Endangered Architecture

Tiny Buildings, Enormous Impact: Dirk Arnold’s Endangered Architecture

March 22, 2014 |

When local artist Dirk Arnold went to architecture school in the mid-1980s, he says it was because he wanted to build models. “But it turns out building models was the thing you did at the last minute in a panic in architecture school,” he says, and so he put models aside after graduation for a […]

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Casa Libre Celebrates a Decade of Literary Arts

Casa Libre Celebrates a Decade of Literary Arts

February 21, 2014 |

It is a Wednesday night and the place is packed, with overflow spilling out into the open-air courtyard. The lack of legroom is no surprise seeing as the venue only seats about 25 shoulder-to-shoulder. And tonight, the first event after their annual month-long recuperation period, Casa Libre en la Solana is showcasing the work of […]

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Along The Line: Beauty, Health & Wellness

Along The Line: Beauty, Health & Wellness

February 10, 2014 |

Sun Link – the Tucson Streetcar project that wends 3.9 miles through the heart of Tucson – is heading toward completion with an estimated time of arrival for public use at the end of this summer. Over the next several issues, Zócalo Magazine is covering the businesses along, and in proximity to, the streetcar line […]

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The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

January 14, 2014 |

The small complex with the cute little dome at 330 E. 7th St. has taken on many personas over the past 30 years; almost all of them somehow focused on community building, self-actualization and a connection to the arts. In the early- to mid-1980s this was the original Ortspace, home to the innovative (currently in transition) […]

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Showcasing Innovative Tucson Homes

Showcasing Innovative Tucson Homes

December 30, 2013 |

In the three years since its inception, Austin-based Modern Home Tours has scoured dozens of cities across the country for the most inventive architectural gems. Of course the next stop had to be Tucson. “A lot of architects don’t get the ink they deserve for their beautiful work,” says Ken Shallcross, Public Relations guru at […]

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Thirty Years of Eclectic Flicks

Thirty Years of Eclectic Flicks

December 30, 2013 |

For Tucson film aficionados in the early ’80s, a plethora of mom and pop video stores were available to choose from when looking for a specific film on VHS. But in the summer of 1983 an entirely new kind of store opened on Grant Road just east of Campbell Avenue – Casa Video. But this […]

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