Art From the Heart – Coming to WomanKraft this February

ART FROM THE HEART ‘
Exhibit runs February 6 – March 26, 2016, with Evening Receptions: February 6 and March 5, 7-10pm
Love is in the air, spring is blossoming and hearts are brimming. Hearts and flowers, flames of passion, romance and
eroticism, beloved places, gifts of love… All is fair in Love and Art. All mediums.

Did you catch that?! After a month of cleaning, repairing, wood paneling, rummage fair-ing, February will be welcomed with an opening reception to WomanKraft’s newest exhibit, ‘Art From the Heart’

Join us for an Opening Reception Saturday, February 6th from 7:00 -10:00 P.M. at WomanKraft – 388 S. Stone Avenue. That’s 4 blocks south of Broadway, the west side of the street with huge heirloom Tamarisk tree’s lining our property. WomanKraft looks like this (view from Stone Avenue)!!

 

 

Rummage Fair coming this January to WomanKraft

THE JANUARY RUMMAGE FAIR!! Are you ready for bargains?!

The January Rummage Fair will be held Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16, 2016 both from 8am to 4pm.

WHERE: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of Broadway. In our spacious gallery, ground floor and indoors!
WHEN: Friday, January 15 & Saturday, January 16, 8:00 A.M.– 4:00 P.M.
WHAT: Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, books, clothes, tools, toys, movies, garden stuff, plants, household items, all you can think of and more! All items for sale are in good, clean and working condition. 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 in the afternoon, Saturday January 16th. Call or talk with us in person to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!

We can’t tell you exactly what is going to be there, but we can tell you that all items for sale are in good, clean and working condition. All proceeds will go to maintenance and upkeep of our non-profit art center.

ALSO IN JANUARY…

CALL TO ARTISTS…’ ART FROM THE HEART ‘
Show runs February 6 – March 26, 2016, with Evening Receptions: February 6 and March 5, 7-10pm
Love is in the air, spring is blossoming and hearts are brimming. Hearts and flowers, flames of passion, romance and
eroticism, beloved places, gifts of love… All is fair in Love and Art. All mediums accepted.
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2016

Are you an artist interested in exhibiting with WomanKraft? Call 629-9976 ext. 3 for appointments
with Director of Exhibits, Zoe Rhyne or to speak to her in person call Thursday or Friday 1-5pm.
Artists please note: Shows are filled from first to respond. Deadlines indicated the last day works
will be viewed, not the first. Hence, make contact A.S.A.P.

The NEW Castle Voice Newsletter is HERE!

Drum roll please…

The NEW Castle Voice Newsletter is HERE! Your guide to events, exhibits, classes, workshops and more at WomanKraft for January – April 2016 is here! Please enjoy by clicking on the link below,
or go to the School of the Arts page!!

48th Edition WomanKraft Castle Voice Newsetter

WomanKraft presents the 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar Exhibit RECEPTION THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5!!

WomanKraft is most pleased to announce and present
The 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 5th, 2015 7:00 -10:00 P.M. 388 S. Stone Ave

During our 2nd Evening Reception on Saturday, December 5th WomanKraft will be hosting a book signing by local award winning author Lonni Lees! Ms Lees is a long time WomanKraft member, and her published books include: The Mosaic Murder, The Corpse in the Cactus, Deranged, a novel of horror, Crawlspace and Other Dark Stories. Meet, mingle, pick up a copy of her book and have it signed. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

This Exhibit, THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR runs November 7th through December 19th

open weekly Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 5 PM

with Evening Receptions the first Saturday of the Month, November 7th and December 5th, 7-10 PM.

In the spirit of the Holidays and seasonal festivities, this exhibit is specifically curated to combine a unique mix of fine art and crafts all created by local artists. Everything in this exhibit will retail for $100 or less. This is specific to the idea that gift giving for your holidays should be personal, unique and affordable.

 

See the current exhibit another time, every week Wednesday – Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM , Or for another special event evening, join us for the Saturday, December 5th gallery reception from 7-10 PM, our building’s birthday celebration and award winning local author book signing, oh my! For further details and information., visit our website at www.womankraft.org or have questions? Call us at (520) 629-9976.
Better yet, why don’t you come on in person to see the gallery?
We are open Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
388 s. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701.

 

During our 2nd Evening Reception on Saturday, December 5th WomanKraft will be hosting a book signing by local award winning author Lonni Lees! Ms Lees is a long time WomanKraft member, and her published books include: The Mosaic Murder, The Corpse in the Cactus, Deranged, a novel of horror, Crawlspace and Other Dark Stories. Meet, mingle, pick up a copy of her book and have it signed. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND…
Santa Claus is coming to…WomanKraft!!Friday, December 11th, 3-5 PM
Bring along your camera, your children, or the child within because Santa will be here to listen to your Holiday wishes and spread his Holiday cheer. Treats and drinks provided. Free.

October Events for the Arts!! Storytelling Under the Stars : WomanKraft and FST! THIS FRIDAY, October 23rd!

Join us this weekend for an evening under the stars with sublime stories.
WomanKraft Art Center is pleased to announce a collaboration with FST! Female Story Tellers, presenting

Storytelling Under the Stars Friday, October 23, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM

$5.00 Tickets!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and expression, outside under the stars! Come to share your short 5–10 minute story or just sit back and enjoy from our lovely outdoor grounds! 30 chairs available, feel free to bring a folding chair and/or some padding to stay comfy.

388 S. Stone Avenue (520)629-9976 Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.

FemFST_Symbol_greenale Story Tellers, a local Tucson organization founded in 2012. Each FST! performance is uniquely unpredictable, often inspiring much laughter and the occasional tear from the audience. As passionate as FST! members are about storytelling, FST! also focuses on supporting the local community by raising funds for arts and community organizations. These women rock! Learn more here: http://www.fstorytellers.com/index.html

ElephantPosterFinal

There are many great events happening in Tucson during the month of October! On the 19th, WomanKraft attended “The Elephant Man” Presented by Speak the Speech Theatre Company at the Community Playhouse. You don’t want to miss this particularly alluring production! Performances continue through October 25th. Learn more by scrolling down this page, or visit their website at www.ststheatre.org

 

Women’s Voices Take the Stage
SheworXX debuts “Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective” Written by sheworXX members, it is directed by Esther Almazan
November 12 – 15 at YWCA Southern Arizona – 525 N Bonita Ave Tucson, AZ 85745
7:30pm Thursday Nov 12, Friday Nov 13, and Saturday Nov 14 6:30pm Sunday Nov 15
Tickets $18 / students & artists $15

Visit the sheworXX website at https://sites.google.com/site/sheworXX/

OCT spider

Speak the Speech Theatre presents ‘Elephant Man’ SheworXX Feminist Theatre Collaborative present “Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective”

Speak The Speech Theatre Company will produce Bernard Pomerance’s play
The Elephant Man directed by Dan Reichel.

ElephantPosterFinal

The performances will be held at
The Community Playhouse located at
1881 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ October 9-25 weekends only.
Regular performances are: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, and Sundays at 2:00PM,
Regular ticket prices are $18 (advanced reservation) $20 adult, $15 Sr./Mil./Stu. $10 Group Sale (10 or more).
For more information or ticket sales call: Paul Brunelle at (520)-904-8054 or visit us on the web at www.ststheatre.org
Last show, October 25, there will be a special benefit performance for Speak The Speech Theatre Company. 2 tickets for $100. Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man John Merrick whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When Dr. Treves takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick’s condition grows more severe, a ‘normal’ life begins to seem impossible.

WomanKraft will be attending the performance as a group on October 18.
Call WomanKraft at (520) 629-9976 if you would like join us.

And, later, in November, a new Feminist Theatre Collaborative, SheworXX presents

Gnawing the Bone” Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective

Women’s Voices Take the Stage SheworXX presents
Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective
November 12 – 15
YWCA Southern Arizona – 525 N Bonita Ave Tucson, AZ 85745
7:30pm Thursday Nov 12, Friday Nov 13, and Saturday Nov 14 6:30pm Sunday Nov 15
Tickets $18 / students & artists $15

Gnawing the Bone does for theatre what speed dating does for romance by allowing the audience to move set-to-set, across the entire campus of the YWCA, seeing seven short plays each in a unique setting. Written by sheworXX members, it is directed by Esther Almazan, conceived/designed by Eugenia Woods, and features the works of Klara Wojtkowska, Eugenia Woods, Germaine Shames, Milta Ortiz, Kim Lowry, Catfish Baruni, Shel Chapman, and Esther Almazan. Plays contain mature content intended for adult audiences.

sheworXX Mission Statement: SheworXX is an evolving community of Tucson-based theater makers—playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs, designers and others—building gender parity in theater locally and globally through community engagement, mentoring, peer education, and the production of works by female-identified and feminist playwrights. For more information and general inquiries, contact Pam Burris at (520) 207-4478 or pamwriter8@gmail.com. Visit the sheworXX website at https://sites.google.com/site/sheworXX/ for information on purchasing tickets, membership, workshops or making a tax-deductible donation.

Recycling with Purpose A New exhibit at the WomanKraft Art Center

Recycling with Purpose

A New exhibit at the WomanKraft Art Center

Join us for an opening reception this Saturday, September 5th from 7-10 P.M. at 388 S. Stone Avenue. Just four blocks South of Broadway.

You are invited to WomanKraft this weekend, to welcome the fall exhibit, Recycling with Purpose. This show highlights the versatility of re-purposing, up cycling, and re-furbishing in a variety of both functional and fine art. The work on display by local artists is creative and green!

RECYCLING WITH PURPOSE
388 S. Stone Avenue
September 5 – October 24, 2015
Receptions: Saturday, September 5 and Saturday, October 3, 7-10 P.M.
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday Through
Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.

**Artists encouraged to wear beautiful custom name tags for ice breaking convenience.

by Lonni Lees

work picture above by Lonni Lees. Come see this and even more  this Saturday Night, Reception night at WomanKraft!

recycling

The newest edition of our Castle Voice Newsletter has arrived!

It’s here! Your guide to upcoming exhibits, events, classes and workshops at the WomanKraft Art Center.

Download your very own copy by clicking on the image below. Enjoy!

Cactus Mountain by Patty Lyons.jpg

47 Castle Voice Sep-Dec 2015

 

August at WomanKraft

Upcoming Events at WomanKraft
Board Meeting, Rummage Fair, and Call to Artists. Happy August!

Upcoming Events at WomanKraft

Board Meeting, Rummage Fair, and Call to Artists. Happy August!

The gallery only is closed in August, but all kinds of things will still be happening at WomanKraft. This includes classes and workshops!

Firstly, Board Members and interested individuals are invited to attend WomanKraft’s BOARD MEETING this Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10 AM to Noon. 388 S. Stone

Next week, it is finally time for our Bi-Annual Indoor (Air Conditioned of course) Rummage Fair.

Join us FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AUGUST 14 AND 15 both days from  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 388 S. Stone Avenue. The greatest indoor sale of all time! We collect clean and working items all year round from our generous supporters. All proceeds will go towards important aspects of WomanKraft’s sustainability. Come find great bargains and support a great organization!
Where: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of Broadway
When: Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, 8 A.M.–4 P.M. NO EARLY BIRDS.
What: Art supplies, kitchen stuff, nick-knacks, books, clothes, tools, toys, movies, all you can think of and more! We are also seeking volunteers for set up Wednesday, August 12 from 1-5 PM and Thursday, August 13, 10 AM until it’s done.

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!

Baby Barrels by Josh SmithCALL TO ARTISTS:
Recycling with Purpose

September 5 – October 24, 2015
This show will highlight the versatility of re-purposing, up-cycling, and re-furbishing. Functional and fine art accepted, get creative and go green!
Deadline for submissions: August 22, 2015 call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule and appointment.

 

 

STUDIO 102 FOR RENT

$250 A month, this is a ground level charmer, private entrance, complete with closet space, personal bathroom and shower.
$250 a month, first and last month due at time of signing contract. 24 hour access,
NOT a live-in space.
Utilities included, smoke-free.
Call (520) 629-9976 for more information

WomanKraft is proud to announce we are the recipients of the Arizona Commission on the Arts 2015-2016 Community Investment Grant. Thank you so much ACA, for supporting WomanKraft!
photo courtesy of azarts.gov

fy16grants