Public Art the Good, the Bad
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6 spaces remain!
bus is almost full, thank you for your interest!
are pleased to offer this eye-opening day of learning and
exploration in our city
always memorable luncheon
at Susana Davila’s famous Cafe Poca Cosa
Please call Piet & Mary at (520) 887-2340 in
Tucson for information and reservations
The Rattlesnake Bridge! You've
driven under it...but have you walked across it?
Or heard it's rattle?
with U/A Professor
Quiroz talks our guests through the Chicano world of history, art, religion,
conquest, myth and dreams,
revealed in the grand mural by David Tineo and Antonio Pazos at the Tucson
Museum of Art
seems that everyone has an opinion about public art – from the rattlesnake bridge
over Broadway to the red sculpture Sonora at the downtown library. But,
how many of us feel comfortable judging a work of art as good, or not
so good, or even just plain ugly? Public art is an important
reflection of a community, but who decides? Join this very special opportunity to
experience Tucson’s public art from an art appreciation perspective, and from
an insider’s viewpoint as well. Your guide is University of Arizona art
professor Alfred Quiroz,
an early and active participant in the barrio mural scene.
Working with the Tucson-Pima Arts Council, he has been
instrumental over the years in the selection process for a number of the works seen around
town. Incisive and provocative, Quiroz raises questions that might not otherwise
be asked and considers the often complex and untold social, legal and political
decisions surrounding an artist’s work. We’ll visit the oldest and newest
barrio murals, learning more about today’s trends in the mural movement.
Alfred Quiroz, professor in the
School of Art at
the University of Arizona, has created and participated in many mural
projects in his native Tucson since the 1970’s. Quiroz has worked with
neighborhood residents, gang members and his students to facilitate the
participants’ utilization of their own concepts. “My motivation for
mural-making is more toward a community statement. An enhancement of the
artificial environment,” says Quiroz. “In 1990 I dreamed and had
suggested that Tucson could be the Mural Capital of the U.S. Muralism continues
as a way of public visual communication.”
Join Alfred for this memorable day wherein
he shares his passion and some of his favorite and most significant projects. If
you’ve enjoyed Barrio Murals with us long ago and/or Tucson
Public Art more recently, this occasionally repeated program always includes something
new as well as some old favorites. Alfred will add delightfully to your knowledge of
Tucson’s public art, the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Even more, Professor Quiroz dives into every facet
of his life as an artist. He knows how to see. And he is very
skillful at sharing that essential skill as an art form with you, his
students. Come and be his student for this day. You'll learn a lot about
Tucson and its heritage, and a bit about yourself, too. And rest
assured, you'll savor every bite of nourishment and every nuance of
conversation during our very relaxed and leisurely break for a
at downtown’s renowned Cafe Poca Cosa.
Comfortable luxury motor coach transportation from Tohono Chul Park is included. Fully escorted
by Mary and Piet, of course, with able assistance from Marcia Quiroz.
& Piet Van de Mark with your questions.
popular day-trip generally
fills in advance...
Please reserve early, while
you're thinking about it!
share this day with a friend!
program is co-sponsored by both
Tucson's Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Museum members reserve with Baja's Frontier Tours; Tohono Chul
members please call Jo Falls at the Park.
Call Mary &
Piet Van de Mark directly at
Baja's Frontier Tours
(Tucson, Arizona) 520-887-2340.
(Outside Arizona? Toll
$99 per person including comfortable transportation and a picnic
you're not yet a member of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this
is a great time to click here: www.desertmuseum.org
and learn more about
Membership is just a click away:
Please refer to the information mailed to you for times and details, including
the exact central Tucson departure location. Details will be mailed to participants.
of Tohono Chul Park please register directly with Jo Falls as noted
you're not yet a member, this is a good time to become one and
enjoy all the benefits of membership!
easy to become a member and join the tour and enjoy all the many
other many benefits of TCP membership!
Just click here now:
For MEMBERS' RESERVATIONS: Call
$99 (member's price) including comfortable transportation and a picnic lunch!
Please refer to the information mailed to you for times and
details, including the exact departure point at Tohono Chul
Park. Details will be mailed
Tohono Chul Park
is a non-profit, botanical garden
and art museum.
You may e-mail
Jo at Education@tohonochulpark.org
Call Mary & Piet at
in Tucson, Arizona for more information
February 15, 2011...Reserving Now
at Susana Davila’s famous Cafe Poca Cosa
a custom program
for your group?
This is a
wonderful and economical custom one-day trip for your club, group,
institution or extended family and friends.
Available with the comfort of a
fully- appointed motor coach or comfortable passenger vans,
and personally escorted by Piet & Mary
Van de Mark and Prof. Alfred Quiroz.
Please plan as far in advance
as possible; one or more years is most welcome;
however, we'll accommodate
much shorter notice
Call, write or email us to discuss options. (530) 887-2340.
Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:
520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)
Frontier Tours LLC, Tucson, Arizona 2004 & 2009
February 11, 2011