Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones Exhibit, Storytelling Under the Stars in July, and more at WomanKraft!

Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones

WomanKraft presents a NEW Exhibit, ‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’
Take a look and focus on the “bones” of nature, dead trees, dilapidated buildings and ruins, rock formations, skeletons, and the beauty of stones themselves. Artists will creatively show that there is still life in these old bones. All mediums.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, July 2nd 7-10 PM.

 WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!

The theme is ‘STICKS STONES AND BONES‘ and artwork will include a variety of media including pen and ink, sculpture, resurrected jewelry, mixed media mosaics, scratch art on clay board and other wondrous works you’ll have to see to believe..

Celebrate Father’s Day with WomanKraft!
What do you get the man who has everything?
How about something one-of-a-kind and handmade by a local artist?
WomanKraft is an ideal destination for unique gift ideas, and an excellent experience while site seeing downtown.
Bring a friend!

Front Open Signs

ENTERTAINMENT UNDER THE STARS
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 7–10pm. $5.00 Non-Members $3.00 Members

It’s a night of storytelling, songs and poetry in our lovely outdoor venue. Should weather become an issue, monsoons or heat, it will be held indoors. Are you interested in performing? There will be drinks, baked goods, and munchies offered for sale Seating is limited, reservations accepted. At the door tickets available only if seating is still available. Call (629-9976 extension 2 or 3) for talent appointments and all questions/info.

 

 

Karaoke LIVE! at WomanKraft THIS Friday, May 13!!

Join us for Karaoke Night at WomanKraft this weekend! THIS Friday, MAY 13th

from 7-10 P.M. at
388 S. Stone Avenue.

WomanKraft will be hosting Karaoke on Friday, May 13th from 7 to 10 P.M. This all ages rock and roll (and sometimes slow jams) showdown is fun for everyone, whether you brave the stage or sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
**This is a fragrance-free event.**
The current exhibit, ‘Drawing Down the Muse’ will be on display during the event, more than worth the trip! 388 S. Stone Avenue -that’s 4 blocks south of Broadway, in a yellow Victorian building!

Tickets: $5 non-members, $3 WomanKraft Members.

Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1 – 5 P.M.

 

WomanKraft Art Center presents KARAOKE NIGHT!!
WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016 from 7:00-10:00 PM
WHERE: 388 S. Stone Avenue (520) 629-9976
COST: $5.00 Tickets non-members, $3 WomanKraft members
WHAT: An evening of entertainment and tunes in an intimate gallery setting!.

Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.

Newest Castle Voice Newsletter, ‘Drawing Down the Muse’ and CALL TO ARTISTS

HEY, THERE’S AN EVENING RECEPTION @ WOMANKRAFT THIS SATURDAY!
THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 7TH FROM 7- 10 PM PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE TALENTED WOMEN OF OUR COMMUNITY.
388 S. STONE AVE!

Currently on display at the WomanKraft Art Gallery is our 24th Annual Women’s Only Exhibit, featuring 34 local women artists residing in Tucson, Arizona, DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE.

 

388 S. Stone Avenue
April 2 – May 28, 2016
2nd Reception Saturday, May 7, 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
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, and our divine feminine power.
2 evening receptions will be held on the first Saturday of each month, April 2 and May 7th from 7:00-10:00 PM. We encourage everyone to see the exhibit. Free and open to the public.

THE CASTLE VOICE NEWSLETTER HAS ARRIVED!

THE CASTLE VOICE NEWSLETTER,
PRINTED EVERY 4 MONTHS IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT
THE WOMANKRAFT ART CENTER!
Inside the newsletter, you can find all of the upcoming classes and workshops held at the WomanKraft School of the Arts, as well as all of the upcoming gallery exhibits and calls to artists through July 2017!!
If you would like to receive this newsletter via snail mail as a hard copy, please call us and leave us a message with your address. (520) 629-9976.

The Castle Voice Newsletter May – August 2016

THE CASTLE VOICE NEWSLETTER

CALL TO ARTISTS

WomanKraft Art Center  presents STICKS AND STONES ARE NATURE’S BONES June 4 -July 30, 2016.

WomanKraft Art Center, (388 s. Stone Avenue) has a new Exhibit, STICKS AND STONES ARE NATURE’S BONES.

 Let’s take a look and focus on the “bones” of nature, dead trees, dilapidated buildings and ruins, rock formation, skeletons, the beauty of stones themselves, Let’s use our creativity to show that there is still life in these old bones. All mediums.
Call to Artists interested in exhibiting in STICKS AND STONES ARE NATURES BONES? Deadline For Submission: May 28, 2016. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

‘Art From the Heart’ at WomanKraft

ART FROM THE HEART
The current exhibit, Art From the Heart runs February 6 – March 26, 2016,
will be hosting a Second Evening Receptions this Saturday, March 5, form 7-10 pm
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?!
WomanKraft’s newest exhibit, ‘Art From the Heart’ will be having a special evening reception just for you this Saturday the 5th, from 7 – 10 PM!

Here’s a few shots from the show, after a huge turnout at our First Reception. Reception nights are SO much fun because you can meet and mingle with the local artists featured, and get out in the beautiful weather we’re having. On the reception, one visitor said “You could feel the love, and it wasn’t just the art!.” Stop by the gallery weekly anytime Wednesday – Saturday between 1 and 5 PM to see the entire show, and believe us, it’s not to be missed!

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.

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.

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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!

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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

First Saturday is Reception Night!!

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Happy May everyone! Can you believe it’s May this weekend? We are so lucky here in Tucson with such gorgeous sunshine and spring weather!
And what does a new month mean? First Saturday Night, Art Walk Night at downtown Tucson art galleries!

Join WomanKraft in celebrating this special occasion this Saturday, May 2nd from 7:00 – 10:0 P.M. for an evening of divine art celebrating our feminine power, with the current exhibit, Drawing Down the Muse.

Drawing Down the Muse runs through May 30th at the WomanKraft Art Center located at 388 S. Stone Avenue, just 4 blocks south of Broadway. The gallery is open weekly Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 -5:00 P.M. with 2 evening Receptions the first Saturday of the Month. (April 4 and May 2) 7 – 10 PM.

We are proud to announce that this is our 23rd annual Women’s only exhibit. This particular show is a spectacular combination of over 30 local artists showcasing a variety of media. By and for local women artists. Viva la mujer!! Support your local artists and non-profit arts organizations, you fantastic cultural creative, you.

And why not make it a whole evening of art? First Saturday Art Walk is all over downtown, be sure to learn more here, http://www.firstsaturdayartwalks.com/.

 

Giclee on Canvas by Marguerite Lloyd

‘Communion’ Oil Painting, Giclee on Canvas by Marguerite Lloyd

 

See a sneak peek of some of this work on our gallery page, by clicking here!

There is still time to catch ‘Drawing Down the Muse’

Have you been to WomanKraft recently?? Join in celebrating our 23rd Annual Drawing Down the Muse Exhibit! This is our only exclusive Women’s only exhibit, by and for local women artists. Come and join us in this celebration of our divine feminine power. All mediums and subject matter displayed, over 30 artists featured.

The Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.
With an evening reception the first Saturday of the month, April 4 and May 2nd 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
We are located at 388 s. Stone Avenue.

To see a sneak peak of this exhibit, visit our Gallery Page by clicking here!!

Baby Let’s Fall in Love by Kat Cronn