What are you trying to say with your art?
The Tucson Museum of Art and START present The Arts Speak, a single-night festival that invites local artists and organizations to display and create art that engages in dialogue about the issues that “speak” to them. This unique event will focus on art as a means to discuss consciousness and awareness of the self in society, inspiring a global conversation that begins locally. The Arts Speak will have two major components: art displayed in the Museum’s Margaret E. Mooney lobby and participatory art experiences hosted in the Tucson Museum of Art’s Plaza of the Pioneers courtyard. All art displayed or created at the event is made by local artists and organizations.
Artists at the Museum:
Raheem Ahmed, James Allred, Jim Barr, Glenn Black, Marianna Carreras, Mildred Chapin, Craig Cheply, Dana Cohn, Robert Conine, Joe Dal Pra, Jennifer Day, Robert Evans, Karine Falleni, Jill Friedberg, Neal Galloway, Niki Glen, Katy May Goodson, Chuck Gould, Madeleine Hanlon, Quetzally Hernandez Coronado, Chris Hokin, Joy Holdread, Julie Janney, Stu Jenks, David Kish, Judith Mariner, Max McConkey, Donna McDermott, Nikkay Miller, Victor Navarro, Andrew Nelson, Joe Pagac, Barbara Penn, Jay Kyle Peterson, Benjamin Phillips, Martin Plocke, Martha Retallick, Vytas Sakalas, Steve Shear, Letizia Stanghellini, Graham Thompson, Connie Tuttle, Carolyn Wayward, Frank Wicks, and Christine Zabranny
In the courtyard, participants may partake in a number of interactive art creation opportunities, such as: a human mural, a “Before I Die” message wall, origami crane folding to decorate a Tree of Life sculpture, live animal sketching, and the creation of life-size photographs.
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Sally Markley, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, local art therapists and representative of the Arizona Art Therapy Association, will present informational/experiential workshops introducing art therapy to the general public.
Cafe a la C’Art offers a special The Arts Speak Happy Hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM including wine specials, half price appetizers, and half price beers.
Please join our Arts Speak partners for additional presentations at Maker House, Etherton Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
For more information contact Michael Fenlason at MFenlason@TucsonMuseumofArt.org