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Tubac Takes Flight

This season Tubac “Takes Flight” with a broader definition on flight, including birds, wings, planes, flying, ascension, put to flight, to force to flee or run away; to take flight, or to retreat. What does “Flight” mean to you?  In this national juried exhibit we will discover the many different interpretations as artists create works in multiple mediums.  Please join us on Friday, March 3, 2017, 5-7pm for the opening reception and meet the artists for this special exhibit.

“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.