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“Birds of Arizona,” Roy Purcell

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He became well known for poignant watercolors and etchings of western history and landscapes. His interest in printmaking led him into worldwide projects culminating in the production of the (then) world’s largest intaglio prints. He then retreated from public life to focus on personal and spiritual growth and the development and mastery of various painting styles and techniques.

“Purcell’s work reminds us of the mysticism of William Blake, the mastery of Michelangelo and the passion of Van Gogh – gifts he uses with deep insight and compassion from the perspective of the ages yet with the poignancy of our own time and needs.” – Senator Harry Reid –?United States Senate

Visit Roy and view more of his work at his Tubac Gallery, Purcell Galleries of Fine Art, 24 Tubac Road, Tubac, AZ 85646

Flight/Vuelo Exhibit

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The national juried exhibit, “Flight/Vuelo” celebrates birds and birding. The exhibit opened on Friday, March 18th, with a thoughtful presentation by juror, Linda Feltner bestowing awards from the selected 65 works of art representing artists from 14 different states. The exhibit will continue through April 24, 2016.

Poetry of the Wild – Tubac Takes Flight

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The Tubac community is working together to celebrate birding during the months of March and April 2015 with special “birding” related events.  Participating organizations include Tubac Center of the Arts, The Anza Trail Coalition, Tubac Presidio State Park, Tumacacori Mission, Tubac Golf Resort & Spa and many local galleries & businesses.

Tubac Center of the Arts and Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona are partnering on “Poetry of the Wild”, a public art project with Rhode Island artist, Ana Flores.  Individuals and groups are invited to participate by creating bird themed “Poetry Boxes” for a temporary public art installation along the Anza Trail from Tubac to the Tumacacori Mission.

Poetry of the Wild” invites the public out for a walk to see their world anew through the keenly felt perspectives of poets and artists. Using a unique presentation of “poetry boxes” that combine art and poetry, the project serves as a catalyst for exploring our towns and considering how place informs mindfulness. The public becomes engaged by finding the boxes which are sited as a network on mapped trails, reading the poems, and responding in the public journals contained in each. – Ana Flores.

Learn more about the project at an information session with Ana Flores.

If you are interested in receiving more information or would like to schedule a presentation for your group with Ana January 8th to 13th, please contact TCA Board Member, Nancy Peyton at 520-398-9892 or 952-201-4995 cell.

Week of January 8, 2015: Information Sessions with Ana Flores
Feb. 27, 2015: Deliver completed boxes to TCA
Week of March 1, 2015: Boxes installed on Anza Trail
April 18: Donated boxes auctioned at TCA during Garden Tour benefiting the Tubac Center of the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit..

The “Poetry of the Wild” project is an educational program in support of “Arte de Avian”, a national juried exhibit of bird related art, which will be held at TCA March 13th to April 26th, 2015. For more information on the art exhibit or how to apply to enter, click here.

Arte de Avian

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“Arte de Avian”
is a nationally juried exhibit of art based on birds and birding.  It is open to all media.  The exhibit is juried by Tucson artist, Ben Johnson.  Artists are invited to apply online.  Click here for a full prospectus or click here to apply online.

Exhibit Schedule:

Deadline to Apply: January 21, 2015
Jury Process: January 22 -­? 30, 2015
Notifications to Artists: Week of February 9, 2015
Shipped Art Due: March 4 -­? 9 , 2015
Hand delivered art due: Monday, March 9, 2015
Exhibit Opens: Friday, March 13, 2015,  Opening Reception, 5-?7pm
Exhibit runs through April 26, 2015.