Karaoke Night is Coming! Are you?

Karaoke is LIVE this Saturday at WomanKraft!

Join us THIS Saturday, February 28th from 7:00- 10:00 P.M. for some fabulous entertainment, good company while still being surrounded by local art!!

There are always wonderful things happening at the WomanKraft Art Center, and February is no exception! Join our amazing KJ, Terri McGuire at our third ever Karaoke Night! Delicious munchies and the  non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Suggested Donation is only $5 Non Members and $3 WomanKraft Members! Wooo!
Also, help us to coax the arrival of spring with our March 7th Reception and Exhibition of Here Comes the Sun. 

Karaoke night!! EEeekk!Have questions? Call us at (520) 629-9976.
Better yet, why don’t you come on in at take a peek at the gallery?
We are open Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
388 s. Stone Avenue

On another note, WomanKraft currently has a CALL TO ARTISTS for our annual Drawing Down The Muse,This show includes all
mediums, unrestricted in subject matter, and promotes the talented women of our community. Join us in celebrating this important and beautiful tradition.. CALL TO ARTISTS: Deadline For Submission: March 21, 2015. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

 

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Check out this amazing blog!

Our Current Exhibit, Here Comes the Sun, has over 23 local artists exhibiting a variety of mediums in celebration on the arrival of spring. One of our new artists, showing work with us for the very first time, Miriam F. Vercillo, a crotchet artist, inspires many, including her daughter, a crotchet enthusiast. Check out the fantastic article about Miriam and her work at http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2015/02/my-mother-the-crochet-artist/

A Splash of Color Miriam F Vercillo

WomanKraft would like to say Thank you! to Kathryn Vercillo for mentioning us.

Haven’t been in to catch the show yet? Here Comes the Sun is open to the public
Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5 :00 P.M. at 388 S. Stone Avenue. An Evening Reception will be held
Saturday, March 7 from 7:00-10:00 PM.

February Events at the WomanKraft Castle

There are always wonderful things happening at the WomanKraft Art Center, and February is no exception!

Help us to coax the arrival of spring with our Opening Reception and Exhibition
Here Comes the Sun.

Opening Reception THIS SATURDAY February 7th
7:00 – 10:00  P.M. (388 s. Stone Ave)

Here’s a tiny sneak preview of some of the work being displayed in this exhibit. Hope you like it!

On a completely separate note, have you ‘friend-ed’ WomanKraft on Facebook yet? Check it out, we’ve gone viral!
https://www.facebook.com/womankraft

Later in February, Join WomanKraft on Saturday, February 28 from 7- 10 P.M. for Karaoke tunes and good times!

We always rock the house, and audience participation is totally optional. $5 non-members, $3 WomanKraft Members! See you there!

Karaoke night!! EEeekk!

Call to Artists AND Rummage Fair in January!!

WomanKraft Art Center hosting an INDOOR rummage 2 day sale!! Join us for great bargains for a great cause- all proceeds will go towards maintenance and improvements at our non-profit art center. Plus you’ll be inside where it is nice and toasty getting your winter fix of yard sale bargains!

Where: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of Broadway
When: Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, 8 A.M.–4 P.M.
Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, books, clothes, tools, toys, movies, all you can think of and more!
We are also seeking volunteers for set up Wednesday, January 14 from 1-5 PM and Thursday, January 15 10 AM until it’s done.
The fair will run Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, 8 A.M.–4 P.M. NO EARLY BIRDS.

After setting up and selling for 4 days, we really could use some fresh help boxing and loading everything, we start at 4:01 Saturday afternoon. Call or talk with us in person to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!

Join us at the best indoor bargain extravaganza in town!!

Join WomanKraft for our Bi-Annual Rummage Sale!

Where 388 south Stone Avenue
just 4 blocks south of Broadway

When:  Fri., Aug. 16, and Sat., Aug. 17,
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
. NO EARLY BIRDS.

What:  Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knickknacks, books, clothes, tools, toys, movies, all you can think of and more!
Who:  YOU —  Please join us Friday and/or Saturday!
Why: All proceeds go towards maintenance and improvements of our nonprofit art center.

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WomanKraft Art Center  is pleased to announce the following CALL TO ARTISTS

Here Comes the Sun

February - March 2015

WomanKraft currently accepting submissions for our February – March 2015 Here Comes the Sun exhibit.

 

February 7 –March 28, 2015:
Evening Receptions: February 7 and March 7, 7-10pm
388 s. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ (520) 629-9976
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00- 5:00 P.M.
Free for Public Enjoyment.
How do you creatively perceive the springing into spring, snow melting, robins arriving, flowers blooming? Bring your artistic interpretations in all mediums for this exhibit. Deadline for submission: January 24, 2014. Call (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment with Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne.

The Castle Voice Newsletter for January – April 2015!

WomanKraft is pleased to announce the arrival of our 45th

Edition of our Castle Voice Newsletter!

The Castle Voice Newsletter is your handy 16 page booklet of upcoming events and exhibits at the WomanKraft Art Center.
Here is the virtual version!
Check it out for our classes and workshops happening throughout January to April at the School of the Arts, as well as the Exhibitions set at the gallery through 2016. Oh what fun! If you would like to sign up for classes or learn more about us, call us at (520) 629-9976

45 Castle Voice Newsletter

45th Castle Voice Newsletter

photo by Jonathan DuHamel

Join us for Green Friday and Karaoke Night! Friday November 28!

THANKS AND GIVING pARTy – Friday, November 28 1-5 PM
Try some shopping at a local venue this Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring two or more items of non-perishable food for our Tucson Community Food Bank and take 10% off your entire purchase, including workshops. Support our local artists, a local non-profit arts organization, and our local Food Bank all in one enjoyable visit.

LATER, THAT SAME EVENING, KARAOKE NIGHT AT WOMANKRAFT
What (almost) rhymes with turkey? KARAOKE!

Our last karaoke night rocked the house. With excellent (or at least enthusiastic) performances by first timers and veterans alike. Don’t miss our next karaoke night, it’s ALMOST on Thanksgiving.

Karaoke Night will be held Friday, November 28 from 7-10 PM

Suggested Donation : $5.00 Non-Members, $3.00 Members

Karaokey collage 2014

27th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Join us for our Opening Reception THIS evening
Saturday, November 1st from 7:00-10:00 P.M.

Come Celebrate the arrival of November and the Holiday Season!
Tonight is the Opening Reception of our 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar.
Join WomanKraft and over 20 Local artists showcasing work all retailing
under $100.00 for your gift giving pleasure.
When: 7:00-10:00 P.M. tonight!
Where: 388 s. Stone Avenue (4 blocks south of Broadway and Congress,
the heart of downtown!  Across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant)

holidaycollage

This Holiday Season, support local and independent artists, designers and crafters.

Also in November, we will be having a
Thanks and Giving pARTy and Karaoke Night!
The day after Thanksgiving, November 28.

Want to know more? Call 520-629-9976  for more information.

You are cordially invited to our 2nd Annual PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!!

PUMPKINWK

Do you love carving pumpkins? We do! Join us Friday, October 24th for a last look at our lovely current exhibit, Falling into Fall, as well as a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!! Eeeek! Bring your own tools and pumpkin, we will supply the munchies and the ambiance for the competitors. $5.00 covers your entry fee, and First Prize will be a whopping $25 Cash, Second Prize a Hair Cut Gift Certificate to the All Natural Hair and Body Salon, The Sanctuary and Third Prize being a $20 Workshop Gift Certificate to the WomanKraft School of the Arts.

We can hardly wait!! Join us from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. for the contest on October 24th. 388 S. Stone Avenue. Call 520.629.9976 For additional information. Muahahaha!

Making plans for your Holiday Season? Don’t miss our Opening Reception for our 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar! Join us Saturday, November 1st from 7-10 PM for an amazing exhibit of the finest arts and crafts Tucson artists have to offer. And the best part? Everything will retail for $100 or under, so that every gift you love to give can be an original work of art! This season, support your local artists.

An Evening of One Acts featuring Zoo Story by Edward Albee and Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan

Zoo Story Pillow Talk Poster

Zoo Story Pillow Talk Poster

Tucson’s Speak The Speech Theatre to Produce:

An Evening of One Act Plays
Centering on the Theme
…to understand and possibly to be understood…

The Zoo Story
By
Edward Albee

&

Pillow Talk
By
Peter Tolan

Speak The Speech Theatre Company’s first offering of the season is: An Evening of One Act Plays centering on the theme: “to understand and possibly to be understood” directed by Dan Reichel, starring four talented male actors (listed in alphabetical order): Anthony Auriemma, Ken Beider, Eric Everts and Davin Wang. The evening will begin with famed American playwright Edward Albee’s classic one act, The Zoo Story. Combining both realistic and absurd elements, Albee has constructed a short but multi-leveled play dealing with issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society. The evening continues with Television writer and producer‘s (“Murphy Brown” and “Rescue Me”) play Pillow Talk. The play deals with the same issues as Zoo Story but with a more comic treatment. The plays perform weekends starting October 10, 2014 – October 26, 2014. The performances will be held at our new Theatre: The Community Playhouse, 1881 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ, Fri. and Sat. Performances at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm. Ticket prices are as follows: $18 Adult Advance Ticket (purchase before opening night though website STStheatre.org.) $20 Adult, $15 Sr./Mil./Stu. $10 Group sales of 10 or more, $10 industry discount to all working Tucson performers. Tickets will be available September 10th through our web site: STSTheatre.org or call (520)-904-8054.

About the Plays

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

The Zoo Story is Albee’s first masterpiece and the beginning of his great career as a dramatist. In this play, he introduced many themes like that of Illusion and Reality in modern society, isolation of human existence in a world without God, lack of communication between individuals and the recurring theme of repetition. Albee has constructed a short but multi-level led play dealing with issues of, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society.

Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan

”Pillow Talk” puts two heterosexual male friends in embarrassing proximity. On a transcontinental automobile trip they stay overnight in the mobile home of Mr. Hagen’s grandmother, and are forced to share a bed. The author works infinite variations on the bedding arrangement, beginning with Mr. Kenny’s acute discomfort and Mr. Hagen’s equally acute desire for sleep. But the consistent humor flows mostly from personality and situation, not jokes, as the play gently raises ideas about friendship, expression and the walls we humans build around ourselves. Playwright Peter Tolan has a good ear for how friends talk — they know what buttons to push, for one thing. The play charmingly depicts the awkwardness that can come with male friendship in our society.

It’s here! The Newest Castle Voice Newsletter has arrived!!

Drum roll please!

As promised, here is the virtual version of our newest, good for the next four months Castle Voice Newsletter! We are extra excited to share this with you, in celebration of the vast and fantastic improvements we have been successfully completing at our beautiful location lovingly referred to as ‘The Castle’ , we created a Photo Collage center fold full of pictures of our projects! THANK YOU to all that those who made this possible!! Hope you enjoy!

*If you feel the need for a real live copy of this masterpiece, feel free to leave us a message at (520)629-9976 that includes your name, phone, email and address, and we will be sure to mail off a hard copy! Be sure to enunciate clearly. Thanks!