This fall, artists from around the world made their way to Tucson to as part of HOCO Fest 2018, a festival at Hotel Congress dedicated to celebrating music and culture both locally and globally that ran from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.
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This fall artists from around the world will make their way to Tucson to mark the start of HOCO fest, a festival at Hotel Congress dedicated to celebrating music and culture both locally and globally that will run from August 29 through Sept. 2.
The University of Arizona is home to several history, art and science museums, all of which are just at the fingertips of its students. With your CatCard you have access to several UA museums for a free or discounted admission, most of which are located on or near campus. Here’s a list of some exhibits you can experience as a Wildcat.
Graduating from the University of Arizona College of Letters, Arts and Science with a degree in arts, media and entertainment, Erica Silverman is exploring her next step. Silverman, who is from Phoenix, came to the UA to be close to home and her sister, who also attended the UA. As a child, the painting “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh was an important symbol to Silverman. She had an urge to study Van Gogh, his art and his creative process, which drove her to pursue a degree in the arts. “It’s probably a cliché choice, but I would sit for hours and stare at this piece and be completely and utterly fascinated by every inch,” Silverman said.
Combining music-integrated studies and business administration, Nat Anderson found his passion in the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts. Although Anderson was born in Glendale, Arizona, he lived almost all of his life in Texas. He decided to make the move back to Arizona after being offered a scholarship and direct admission to Eller College of Management.
Bright purple lights, a glimmering swimming pool and a tangerine sunset overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains set the scene for the second annual University of Arizona fashion show, showcasing the most trendy, new looks for the Tucson community. Collections from seven different designers were presented on the Luna rooftop on April 28 as part of UA Fashion Week, hosted by TREND Fashion Club.The club was created through the Terry J Lundgren Center for Retailing in order to provide students in any major with experience in the fashion industry. The club holds weekly meeting as well as fundraising events each year to prepare for fashion week.
As political tensions with Russia rise, faculty from University of Arizona’s Russian and Slavic studies department decided politics weren’t the only thing that would be heating up this semester. Stovetops and ovens warmed up as seven Russian students from Moscow University for the Humanities came to the UA for a week of learning leading up to an ‘Iron Chef’-style cook-off. At the ‘Iron Chef’ event, held at the Tucson Village Farm, students from both Russia and the U.S. divided into teams to cook traditional Russian and Southwestern dishes. Tucson Village Farm is a location off campus where fresh fruits and vegetables are grown by UA students.
Spring Fling — a time of ring toss, Ferris wheels and the smell of funnel cake in the air — is also a time of hard work and determination for students working the event. Every year, different clubs run the game booths to raise money. Greek organizations, volunteers, cultural and professional clubs and sports teams all participate in running game booths at Spring Fling to raise money for clubs and philanthropies.
George Hart, a professor at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, visited the University of Arizona to demonstrate the design of mathematically-based sculptures, to redefine how people see math. Instead of looking at numbers on calculators, graphs and tests, Hart takes math and makes it visual. During his visit, Hart created a mathematical sculpture using flat wood pieces, which were laser cut by the UA School of Art. Hart started his “Making Math Visible” workshops in order to teach math inside and outside the classroom, using activities that excite students, according to his website.
On a dimly lit wooden stage in the Fred Fox School of Music, University of Florida professor Vasudha Narayanan spoke about Hindu culture in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and America, on Tuesday, March 13. Narayanan teaches in the religious studies department of UF and was a former president of the American Academy of Religion. She has written and edited seven books, as well as many articles and encyclopedia entries. Narayanan wore a turquoise traditional Indian silk outfit and gave a brief history of the Hindu culture using pictures of ancient statues and temples from all around the world. Following her talk, Indian dancers filled the stage wearing traditional Indian silk costumes and jewelry.
Fascinated by the social issues of the time, Cunthia Swanson, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, transports readers to the 20th century with her work. “Women’s roles, families, the political climate inform (and even sometimes echo) our current times and of course the details of those times – clothes, cars, music, architecture – are so much fun to write about,” Swanson said.
Jennifer Ravia, a University of Arizona instructor, gave a presentation on vegan and vegetarian diets in the health services building on Thursday, February 15.
The first Celebration of the Cowboys, held in 1925, was three days of events and competitions. Today, the event has grown to a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America according to TucsonRodeo.com.