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These are Tucson art events I’ll be participating in this Fall.

Wind Vane“Revisions: Outside looking in” is a Tohono Chul Park gallery show featuring 30 artists whose work is intuitive, unusual, and uses recycled or repurposed materials. I have work indoors and kinetic pieces outdoors including this wind vane.

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson AZ August 25 through November 2, 2016.

Art Trails: West Tucson Open Studio Tour on October 22 and 23 from 11am to 5pm. Dozens of artists on the NW and West side of Tucson will have their studios open to the public. I will be open and might have a friend or two with me as well. My place is at 4200 N. Oxbow Road, just a mile west of Sweetwater and Silverbell.

Tucson Museum of Art Annual Artisans Market is on November 18, 19, and 20 from 10am – 5pm each day. This event features hundreds of local and SW artists in one place with food, music, and free museum passes.

Poets’ Corner Art Sale is on Saturday, December 3 from 10am – 4pm. This is always a fun show with a couple dozen artists at a friend’s house. 4221 E. Burns Street in midtown Tucson.

Tucson Iron and Metal Show and Sale is on Sunday, December 4 from 9am – 3pm. This event is held at a local scrapyard and about 15 artists show their work in recycled metal. Parking and access are easy and it’s close to Tucson’s Mexican restaurant row. So come by for art and then go find some great enchiladas! 690 E. 36th Street

“Shared Spaces: Creating habitat for humans and wildlife” This is a two day class I’m teaching with my friends Eli Nielsen and Andrew D’Arezzo of EcoSense Sustainable Landscapes. It’s at Tohono Chul Park on Saturday, December 10 and 17 from 10am to noon each day. Contact Tohono Chul Park for registration info.

California Bloomin’: The Botanical Gardens of Southern California and More is an art and garden tour of SoCal run by Tohono Chul Park and hosted by Lynn Hassler and me. We’ll visit several botanical gardens plus museums, markets, and historic houses. March 29th to April 6th, 2017. Contact Tohono Chul Park for more information and pricing.

Past Newsletters

December ’08 – Happy New Year/Meyer lemon pie/Coyote gourd

January ’09 – Winter color plants/No irrigation landscaping/Calibanus

February ’09 – Elegant patios/Drylands Institute/Limberbush

March ’09 – Native pollinators/Frugalscaping/Wolfberry

April ’09 – Water features for animals/Small palms/Tansyleaf aster

May ’09 – Expert tree care/Edible weeds/Creosote bush

June ’09 – Monsoon plants/Summertime reads/Plumbago

July ’09 – DIY native bee habitats/Mesquite trees/Desert ferns

August ’09 – Malagasy stew/Easy container plants/Desert peony

September ’09 – Salvage yards/Shrubs for security & birds/Guayacan

October ’09 – TPAC open studio/George Peterson/Desert senna
November ’09 – Landscape irrigation/Apple spice coffee cake/Chuparosa
December ’09 – Objects from Xmas trees/Seed grown ocotillos/Indigo bush
January ’10 – Staking trees/Controlling packrats/Desert zinnia
February ’10 – Tough vines/Koushary recipe/Yellow flowered agave
March ’10 – Fragrant plants/Spring wildflowers/Western mugwort
April ’10 – Oatmeal cookies/DIY pruning saws/Chiltepine
May ’10 – El Porvenir/Small trees/Banana yucca
June ’10 – Poolside planting/Art & Culture magazines/Coral bean
July – Sept. ’10 – Tucson shopping spots/Mexican anise
Oct. – Dec. ’10 – Landscape grasses/Practical Art
January ’11 – Garden Art/Favorite Blogs
Oct. – Dec. ’11 – Life in dead trees/Open studio tours/Six week muffins
Apr. – Jun. ’12 – Yard art for critters?/Sonoran IX/Another muffin recipe
Oct. – Dec. ’12 – Winter Arts and Crafts/Simple wildlife water holes
March 2013 – Ten tips for a tired garden/Spring art events
Nov. – Dec. ’13 – Plants for tight spaces/Burro weed
Jan. – Mar. ’14 – Bulb gardening/Water probe/Rodeo Days Art Celebration
Apr. – Jun. ’14 – Cactus and Succulent Conference/Lettuce Recipe
Jan. – Mar. ’15 – Perennial Wildflowers/Soil mixes, mulches, and other material
Oct. – Dec. ’16 – Bird-friendly gardening/New Gallery space/Wind Chimes


Additional Resources

Totally Tucson:  A list of local plants for desert landscaping
Fragrant plants list:  Plants that make scents to include in your garden
Bee sculptures:  Why bee habitats are great for gardens and how to build them
Poolside plants:  Non-prickly and clean plants for adding greenery to your pool