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Virginia Hall: Summation

The Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to host this profound and personal show by the brilliant Tubac artist Virginia Hall. Candid and cryptic, honest and abstract, Hall’s work is a dialectic of paradoxes, dreams, memories, and astounding images.

“I am taking the opportunity, rendered by eighty-five years, to explore an important realization. At the age of three or four while playing with paper doll scraps I discovered that selecting them, arranging them, removing unwanted elements on a dark rug produced astonishing happiness. Once satisfied, I could recreate this amazing happiness with a tiny change in the arrangement. I was somehow affirmed. I see it now as a mystery, an alchemical event. An adult entered the picture. “Clean up this mess.”” – Virginia Hall

The Creative Process – Virginia Hall

Under our “Arts Speak” program, Tubac artist, Virginia Hall will discuss the creative process.

[image url=”https://tubacarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/VirginiaHall_Untitled.jpg” title=”Untitled” alt=”Private Collection – Elizabeth Palmer” alignment=”left” margin_left=”0″ margin_right=”10″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ border=”smallBorder” width=”167″ height=”300″]Virginia Hall will share her personal experiences regarding the wonderful and mysterious mystery of the creative process.  Then invite others to consider their thoughts on the subject.  Is there a process that can make us creative?  This is a subject that has been pondered for years. There is a chicken and egg situation in play here. Can we learn to be creative or does inspiration figure in? Freud said we have to be a little bit crazy. Others say stress and trauma call for some form of compensatory creating. The Greeks had their Muses. Some say it is a gift from God. Maybe rebellion and social commentary fit in. Is pandering to public taste creative? Is stunning technical achievement creative? Can religion inform creativity? Is the self an impediment or is it a source?


“Untitled,” Virginia Hall
Private Collection: Elizabeth Palmer” 

Arts Speak events are $5 for Members and $10 for nonmembers/guests.