Archive for January, 2011
On February 18 and 19, Flux Gallery will host a special exhibition by guest artist Sheryl Holland. Sheryl is an abstract artist, specializing in acrylic paintings of intense color and large shapes with vibrant movement, often with a sense of deep space. Learn more about Sheryl at her web site: SherylHolland.com.
There will be a reception Friday evening, February 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., and an open house Saturday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also featured will be the work of the Flux Gallery artists.
For further information, call Sheryl at (520) 749-3829 or email her.
On Monday, February 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Flux Gallery will host a reception honoring the Invisible Theatre’s 40th anniversary and the “miracle” of the Pastime Players—a performance troupe that focuses on ability rather than dwelling on disability.
The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, currently staging Miracles, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and stage readings.
IT is strongly committed to community service and outreach programs. Project Pastime is an educational theatre program for the mentally challenged. Started as a workshop in 1984, it has grown into a prototype of innovative arts education programming. The project is centered at Catalina High School in the Tucson Unified School District. The students (aged 15–22) receive instruction from IT artists in music, drama, and tap dance, and perform in an original musical montage called The Me Inside of Me that showcases their special skills and helps to increase understanding and acceptance of the diverse qualities and gifts of mentally challenged individuals. This year’s production will be on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at Catalina High School.
Come meet the artists of Flux Gallery, the cast of Miracles, and the Pastime Players on Monday, February 7. Thirty percent of all sales that evening will go to IT to support Project Pastime.