Downtown Performance Center plays host to rising Chapel Hill, N.C. bands Superchunk and Polvo. The show will feature headlining act Superchunk's perenially hip anthemic buzz rock with the Far-Eastern influenced musings of noise rockers Polvo opening up. Tucson's own Weird Lovemakers (formerly Irving) open the all-ages show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.
WEDNESDAY, June 8th
As part of the ongoing 1994 "Art, Education and Society" Distinguished Lecturer Series, the UA Office of the Summer Session offers a free lecture tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the UA College of Architecture Auditorium. The featured speakers tonight will be Art Werger and Margaret Prentice. Werger's color etchings depict aerial views of cities suggesting moody dramas among their inhabitants. His prints have won awards in national printmaking exhibitions in Hawaii, Florida and Georgia. Werger will present his lecture titled, "Interpretive Color Etchings." Meanwhile, the "Hand Papermaking and Personal Metaphors" lecture will be presented by Prentice, one of the co-founders of Twinrocker Handmade Paper Studio, the first professional hand papermill in the U.S. since the early 1930s. She has created hand papers for numerous internationally-recognized artists and print workshops and her prints have been shown all over the world.
Nutshell, a one-man show produced by Maria M. Otta, directed by internationally-known mime C. Nicholas Johnson and featuring the talents of Tucsonan John E. Sarabia, will premiere tonight at the Gittings Dance Theatre on campus. The show will feature Mr. Sarabia playing a highly comic variety of characters, performing singing, dancing, acting and mime. Sarabia's characters range from an opera diva to a country singer, and a rap dancer to a prima ballerina. The show will be performed tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for the general public, $6.50 for students and seniors.
Club Congress plays host to the desert rock sound of Giant Sand tonight with fellow local band Woolytooth opening. Admission is $3 at the door.
The June performance of Cabaret Magritte will take place tonight at 9 p.m. in the Bowler Room of Cafe Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. The Cabaret is a venue for experimental art, including performance, music and spoken word. The Cabaret is a bi-monthly event which issues an open call to performers. There is a $2 donation suggested to help defray production costs.
Also tonight is the latest segment of the ongoing Punk Rawk Pizza Party at Pizza City. Budding punk legends Pork Torta and the Weird Lovemakers will perform at the all-ages show, which should start around 9 p.m. Admission is free, with special prices on pizza and beer.
The Student Environmental Action Coalition will be holding its annual summer gathering today through June 18 on Mount Graham. The gathering will feature workshops on subjects like deep ecology, vegetarianism, eco-feminism and low-impact lifestyles. For more information, call SEAC at 322-9819.
The Local 803 Artisans Gallery, 803 E. Helen St., is presenting "A Week In the Life," a photography exhibition of African-American life in Tucson. This project gave the African- American population of Tucson a contemporary voice through visual imagery. Local 803 handed out 75 disposable cameras within the African-American community. Participants were told to take photographs of the sights, scenes, people and places that are important in their life. The final exhibition contains several enlarged images and a collection of 40 snapshots taken by the participants. Also on exhibition during June will be some works by local African-American artists such as Jerecia Patterson, Ben Rider and others.
Continuing until June 13th will be the Corn is Life exhibit at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte, a celebration of corn motifs in Indian arts and crafts.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art is host to the exhibition Art Tirol through August 5. The exhibit is demonstrative of the vitality of the art scene in central Europe, apparent in the works of five leading Austrian artists. Art Tirol is sponsored by the government of Tirol, Austria, and the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York. The exhibit features the work of artists Max Peintner, Anton Christian, Markus Vallazza, Max Weiler and Paul Flora.
Also on exhibit at the UA Museum of Art is a series of experiments in non-traditional printmaking titled Woman on the Altar, created by Tucson artist and UA Art Department faculty member Sheila Pitt. Pitt uses copper, zinc, fabric, and glass, along with prints and their original woodcuts, in a series of related works that focus on concerns universal to women. The exhibit runs through July 12.
Spring Glass Folly, an array of creative glass techniques including graal painting, hand-sculpted, slumped and fused, constructed, hand-fabricated, sandblasted, and handblown, will be exhibited at the Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studios, 711 S. Sixth Ave., through August 30. A wide range of artists will be featured and there will be glassblowing on the premises.
Far East and Southwest: The Photography of Kozo Miyoshi is being presented by the Center for Creative Photography through July 3. Miyoshi has been a well-heralded artist in Japan for the last 20 years, winning Japan's prestigious Konica prize in 1993. The CCP is the first museum to exhibit Miyoshi's work outside his native country. Far East and Southwest presents Miyoshi's vision of two distinct geographies and the cultures that inhabit them Ä Japan and the Southwestern United States.
Humans Off The Street, an exhibition of the artwork of Tucson's homeless, will be presented through June 24th at the Central Arts Collective, 250 E. Congress St.
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