March 29, 2015. Jim and I wandered off into the Eastern hinterlands (East of Campbell) to peruse the offerings of the Empire Ranch Foundation for its Annual Western Art Show and Sale. In its 15th year, this year the show is at the tony Tucson Desert Art Museum. Dubbed the Empire … Continue reading
Do This: Take flight over the iconic landmarks of the Southwest and meet artist Arturo Chavez at the opening reception, February 20, 2015, 5-8pm. 02/19/2015 – These are the large-scale paintings of master American landscape artist Arturo Chavez on exhibit from February 20 – March 29, 2015 at Tucson Desert … Continue reading
We at Southern Arizona Guide occasionally invite talented artists to share their creations with our quarter million annual visitors. I found Debbie Angel on Facebook and thought her Southern Arizona photography, mostly landscapes and wildlife, to be truly beautiful. Debbie tells us she has had a life-long passion for photography, … Continue reading
I added new information about this special Tucson Museum of Art event Friday night October 17th. Neighbor Roy & I will be there and hope to see you there too. Ms. Karen & I have been members of the Tucson Museum of Art since we moved here 11 year ago … Continue reading
These images of the Santa Cruz River flowing are courtesy of a tropical storm off the coast of Baja California that pushed moisture into the American Southwest.Continue reading
Tucson Desert Art Museum, which includes Four Corners Gallery, tells the extraordinary history of the Desert Southwest through the eyes and talent of its finest artists and artisans, including Maynard Dixon, Thomas Moran, & Albert Bierstadt, to name just a few. When I went to photograph some of the exhibits, … Continue reading
This video courtesy of Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, presents photographs from the Library of Congress of the native peoples of Southwestern Arizona. Many of these photographs are from the extensive works of Edward S. Curtis, some of whose photogravures are currently on display at the Arizona State Museum … Continue reading
In 1978, the United States formally recognized their sovereignty, thus creating the Pascua Yaqui Nation. “Pascua” is Spanish for Easter. For the Yoeme, Easter is the most sacred time of the year.Continue reading
August 2012. Ms. Karen & I were in the pool when we heard the first clap of thunder. A few minutes later, another bang, this time much closer. Our southern sky was turning very dark very fast. We headed for cover hoping this time WE would get the rain rather than just a passing storm that drops its load of precious water on some other neighborhood.
A few minutes later, it was clear that this storm was moving northwest fast. We climbed our stairs to the viewing deck and watched it pass over our neighbors house just to our west. For the next four or five minutes, this is what we saw.Continue reading
Paul Hopman is a local Tucson artist who uses scratchboard to illustrate the beauty and spirit of animals, be they a wild mustang or a pet dog. Paul is passionate about using his unique artform to teach about and preserve the wild creatures. Many of his subjects are endangered species, such as wolves, tigers & gorillas. But he also does commission work for those who want a stunningly beautiful framed portrait of their favorite pet.
In this video, Paul shows you how he does it, one scratch at a time.Continue reading