One of our primary goals as a community theatre is to find ways to engage directly with our neighbors and the surrounding community Not only through our productions, but in other areas of outreach and connection. To that end, we have invited local artists to create and display their work right here in the theatre!
Here is an introduction to some of the pieces on display. But, you'll really want to stop by the theatre to see these in person!
In our mall-facing gallery, we're very happy to feature works by the talented Tucson artist, Lili. These abstracts evoke landscapes ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic; from the terrestrial to the galactic.
From the artist's website:
"I make stuff. I love to sew, paint, make jewelry, bake, so much stuff. My hobbies have grown and expanded and my passion for making stuff has as well. I started sewing first and make all my own clothes. I lean to fun, happy, colorful vintage style clothes. (If you are curious, you can check my personal Instagram, which is linked in my shop instagram’s profile) I then started painting, but stopped. I was slightly discouraged by my teacher’s critique. I was young. I shouldn’t have let this stop me. I started making more jewelry than I could wear. I also stopped because I had too much jewelry. Then I started baking and decorating vegan cupcakes for fun. Well, more for my son to eat. He just wants non fancy cupcakes, unless it’s video game related. I then started to make soaps. I wanted to make artistic landscape soaps, or swirly soaps. I find these types of soaps are so pleasant to pick up when you are in the bath. They add a little more happiness to my cleansing ritual, especially the beach soaps, because I love the beach!"
Many of Lili's pieces are for sale. You can scan the barcodes directly from the pieces in our gallery for more information, or visit the artist's website for details.
The incredibly talented Kathleen Stanberry painted this gorgeous mural in the seating area of our theatre. You'll be able to enjoy her art while you're munchin' popcorn and waiting for the curtain to open!
A note on the work:
"Kathleen Stanberry is a true Sierra Vista native. Surrounded by the transient military population, she developed a strong Arizonan identity. Her lifelong dedication to volunteering grew her love for her community and, through her passion for cooking and education she hopes to continue to make her mark alleviating food insecurity. While this is her first mural, she knows it won’t be her last. Courtney Wahlstrom, to whom this piece is dedicated, was Kathleen’s biggest motivator and supporter. Courtney’s use of witty stand-up comedy and impassioned activism pushed Kathleen to strive to better herself; in education, art, life and love. May she rest in peace."
Kathleen completed this mural, start to finish, in less than a week!
Follow Kathleen on her Facebook page.
Are you a local artist looking for a place to display your work? There's plenty of space on our walls and we'd love to see your pieces up there. Whether it's a mural, installation, or gallery display; we want to help you get your work noticed. Contact us to make arrangements.
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