‘SIZE Matters’ Current Exhibit at the WomanKraft Gallery

An all new exhibit is open to the public at the WomanKraft Art Center!

SIZE MATTERS
SECOND RECEPTION CELEBRATION SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 7th from 7-10 PM.

Exhibit: September 2 – October 28, 2017

Receptions: September 2 and October 7, 2017.
388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701

This show is going to focus on, you guessed it, size! Subject and medium are up to the artist, including large / BIG works! As well as teeny tiny pieces! Close-ups, perspective, miniatures, life-size, we’re taking a closer look at the bigger picture. What do we mean by size? You’ll have to come see to believe…

 

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Pussy Stacks in Graduating Sizes by Tony Di Angelis. Check out this adorable video of new work created for this exhibit, here.

A visit from the Desert Crones

 

Visit from the Desert Crones!

With the opening of our 25th annual ‘Drawing Down the Muse’ Exhibit, WomanKraft received a visit from 9 inspiring members of Tucson’s Desert Crones Society of Women. The Desert Crones of Tucson are women age 50 and older who celebrate their “croneness” by gathering weekly to enjoy speakers, drumming, writing, crafts, hobbies, chats, and each other’s uniqueness and support.

One of our students, Bonnie Powers, (far right) a member of the Crones herself, organized the outing. The women were excited to look around and enjoy the beautiful and varied art made by some of the talented women in the Tucson community. After we had perused the gallery for a while, chairs were gathered and Zoe used the natural acoustics of our intimate stage in the “turret” to speak about WomanKraft.

Her presentation highlighted why WomanKraft is so special and important to Tucson, and included opportunities the Crones might take advantage of themselves, including exhibiting artwork and taking classes. Questions and answers followed, and we all wandered around and enjoyed art, several women purchasing artwork to take home!

Seeing these women, (three of them in their 90’s!) enjoying life so thoroughly, still seeking new experiences and knowledge, was truly inspiring. We hope the Desert Crones enjoyed visiting us as much as we enjoyed having the special visit. WomanKraft looks forward to future meetings and collaborations with these women. For more information on the Desert Crones of Tucson please Google and enjoy them as well at: http://www.orgsites.com/az/desertcrones/

Poetry Night @ WomanKraft this Saturday April 22, 7-9pm in honor of Lusia Slomkowska

Join WomanKraft this Saturday April 22 for an evening of poetry in honor of

Lusia Slomkowska: a Publication Party

Readings from Lusia’s recently published poetry collection will be featured, and the books from Tucson’s own Kore Press will be available.

WomanKraft is pleased to hold a gathering for
Lusia Slomkowska this Saturday

  • Poetry by Lusia Slomkowska, published by Kore Press, will be introduced with a reading and reception at the WomanKraft Art Center.
  • 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Saturday, April 22nd from 7-9 PM.

Lusia, a well-published poet and writer participated at WomanKraft over the years in collaborations with Linn Lane, and as a facilitator for Glob-All: Young Polish Women Photographers in 2004.

Her writing has been awarded the Poetry Atlanta Award, Writers at Work Poetry Fellowship, Bennington Writers Workshop poetry prize and the Lucille Sandberg Haiku Award.
Lusia’s close friend Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa will be a featured reader. Sat Bir holds an honors degree in English from UA and a masters in Women’s Studies. She is co-founder of the Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)

The Castle Voice Newsletter is here!

It’s here! This Newsletter, lovingly referred to as The Castle Voice is your complete guide to upcoming WomanKraft Events, workshops and exhibits. This issue is good through the months of May – August, 2017. Enjoy!

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

 

WomanKraft is currently seeking Tucson local artists for the upcoming exhibit, ‘Drawing Down the Muse’

 CALL TO ARTISTS: This is the 25th annual women’s only exhibit by and for local women artists. Come and join us in the celebration of our divine feminine power. All mediums and subject matter accepted.

Deadline for submissions: March 25th.

Are you an artist interested in exhibiting? Call (520) 629-9976 Ext. 3 for appointments with Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne. Artists please note: Shows are filled from first to respond. Deadlines indicate the last day work will be viewed, not the first. Hence, make contact A.S.A.P.

The Castle Voice Newsletter IS HERE!!!

THE CASTLE VOICE NEWSLETTER IS HERE! 
The 51st Edition of The Castle Voice Newsletter is now available! This informative booklet includes all upcoming information, classes, workshops, exhibits and events for the months of January, February, March and April 2017 at the WomanKraft Art Center.

Just click on the cover image above, or right here to download your very own copy!!

An evening exhibit celebration THIS weekend, October 1st @ WomanKraft. ‘Water, Water Everywhere’

YOU ARE INVITED! 
Come this very SATURDAY NIGHT to the WomanKraft Art Center, located at
388 South Stone Avenue (Just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd.) for
the evening reception celebration of
‘WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE’ which will be from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

 

Join WomanKraft (388 S. Stone Avenue) this weekend, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST from 7-10 PM for an evening celebration and opening reception for our newest exhibit, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE. This show focuses on, you guessed it, wet things, water, puddles, rain and more all in a huge variety of media by local artists.

YOU ARE INVITED! Come SATURDAY NIGHT to Womankraft, 388 South Stone Avenue 7-10 PM to enjoy this exhibit. Artists are encouraged to wear festive name tags, and everyone is invited! This is a free event!!

Sneak a little peek of some of the amazing work on display during this show by clicking here,
or heading over to our Gallery page. Enjoy! 

The CASTLE VOICE NEWSLETTER is here!!

50TH Castle Voice Newsletter

The Castle Voice Newsletter is here!!
Click this link to download your very own copy of our newsletter! This one is good for upcoming exhibits, events, classes and workshops ongoing at the Womankraft Art Center for the months of September – December 2016. Enjoy!

*Fun Fact! This is our 50th Edition!* An especially huge THANK YOU! To ongoing Castle Voice Newsletter Editor, Jonathan Duhamel and the many volunteers that help make this publication possible.

ALSO, THIS IS A FINAL CALL TO ARTISTS FOR OUR UPCOMING EXHIBIT, WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

This show is all about the liquid beauty of water. Fountains, pools, reflections, raindrops, underwater seascapes, aquatic life, oceans, rivers, streams.. Let’s honor this powerful element, and pour ourselves a tall, thirst quenching glass of art. All mediums. www.womankraft.org

Deadline for submissions: August 27, 2016. *PLEASE NOTE* This will be the LAST day submissions will be accepted. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

 

Summer at WomanKraft

 

WomanKraft Art Center
RUMMAGE FAIR
Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 2016
Both days from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 629-9976

WomanKraft Art Center is hosting a huge, 2 day, INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE!! Join us for great bargains for a great cause- all proceeds go towards our non-profit art center. The sale will be held inside and air-conditioned, spreading throughout our entire gallery space. This fundraiser is WomanKraft’s largest event, and is exponentially exciting and important to the continued success of our nearly 100-year-old building and 42-year-old grassroots, 100% volunteer run organization!
WHERE: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of ‘city center’, Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue, on the West side of the street, directly across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant
WHEN: Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 8 A.M.–4 P.M. NO EARLY BIRDS.
WHAT: Art supplies, kitchen utensils, small appliances, dishes, knick-knacks, art books, regular books, fancy clothes, normal clothes for men women and children, tools, hardware, toys, movies, garden stuff, plants, household items, all you can think of and more!

An excellent opportunity for you to volunteer some time at the WomanKraft Art Center!
We are looking for helpers for set up, Thursday, August 11, 10am until done, and then could really use some fresh help to re-pack and disassemble Saturday, August 13, 4 to 6pm. Please call 629-9976 ext. 1 to schedule your participation!

All items for sale are in good, clean and working condition.
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!

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.