Arts & Life

Incarcerated artists find hope in creating an art exhibit

A mother stood by her son’s artwork with a beaming smile as a phone camera flashed while other visitors gazed at pieces of art intently. Artwork descriptions and artist profiles read as letters of encouragement, love, admiration, hope and, above all, resilience. The University of Arizona Museum of Art opened its newest exhibit “Hobby Craft" on Jan. 17, which will remain on display until March 29. The art was created and curated by inmates currently incarcerated in the Arizona State Prison Complex, and its themes radiated resilience.  Read more

Waves in the desert

The stage was dimly lit at Illegal Pete's on the night of Tuesday, March 26, when a group of performers took the stage to perform an assortment of hip-hop and rap. The group was the Engraves Collective, and that was their first show.  Read more

UAMA to hold Celebration of Life for Dennis L. Jones

The University of Arizona will be commemorating the life and accomplishments of artist and administrator Dennis L. Jones, who died Feb. 8, 2019, on Monday, April 8. Jones contributed much to art, culture and education at the university and in the world. Read more

‘Railed Out Art Show’ benefits horse rescue

Outside of western paintings hanging in grandparents’ houses, art and horses are not an obvious pair. But art students from the University of Arizona are making the two worlds collide with the “Railed Out Art Show”, a student-led, local gallery for the benefit of Wild Horse Ranch Rescue. Read more