Performances spotlight UA student work

The UA College of Fine Arts boasts an array of talented students across a variety of disciplines. Art is meant to be shared and it is an integral part of an art student’s college career to exhibit their art to peers, mentors and the public, but throughout the year, there are too many public performances to count. Read more

Seniors show off decorated graduation caps

Decorating a graduation cap is a tradition and can be a clever way to stand out from the crowd. Many students feel that it’s a rite of passage and can be a great way for loved ones to find them in a sea of graduates who are moving into the real world. Read more

Kinetic Saturdays make art sing at Mat Bevel

The Mat Bevel Institute, a company founded by brother and sister team Ned and Paula Schafer, has big plans after a successful six-month run of Kinetic Saturdays at The Museum of Kinetic Art. Kinetic Saturdays is an event that takes place on the first Saturday of each month, when the Museum of Kinetic Art opens to the public. During the event, Ned Schaper performs as Mat Bevel and wears multiple sculptures to tell stories and poems as different characters.  Read more

Animated Arizona Film Festival to showcase local animation

Animated Arizona Film Festival is holding its premiere weekend this Friday and Saturday at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. The festival is a celebration of all sorts of animation and will shine the spotlight on those dedicated and passionate enough to tell stories through this medium. Read more

Local artist Joe Pagac travels the nation and paints murals

Wet paint brushes lie on the floor next to sketches that inspired the canvas above them. Local artist Joe Pagac stands focused as he adds to his nearly blank canvas of a sugar skull he is recreating for a client. With each stroke of his brush, the painting comes alive and the bright colors beam off the portrait. Read more