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!
Mark you calendars, set your alarm clocks, tape it to your fridge, write it on your hand or whatever it takes but SAVE THE DATE!
WomanKraft Indoor Rummage Sale is
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2017
both days from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
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 heated, spreading throughout our entire gallery space.
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, and the Downtown Motor Hotel “Apartments”
WHEN: Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21, 8 A.M.–4 P.M.
NO EARLY BIRDS.
WHAT: All kinds of great things! Recipe books, art books, trashy novels, fancy hats, a scuba suit, lamps!…Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, 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.
WANT TO HELP?
This sale – our biggest bi-annual fundraiser, takes a huge amount of effort and time! WomanKraft volunteers could sure use some help setting up this event, Thursday, January 19th from 10 AM until it’s done.
Then, 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.
Please call to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!
WHAT IS THE RUMMAGE FAIR?
WomanKraft holds a Rummage Fair twice a year, in January and August. This fantastic indoor, two-day event is not to be missed! If you need anything, we might have it. And if you have things you’d like to pass on, if it’s clean and it works, we’ll take it! Clothes, shoes, kitchenware, knick-knacks, books, movies, vintage items, holiday decorations, toys, tools and more. The proceeds from this fundraiser goes towards paying our property taxes, utility bills and insurance. Call (520)629-9976 ext. 1 for more info.
As a volunteer run non-profit organization, WomanKraft relies on the generosity of our community, so come support your favorite local arts organization, get a great bargain, and get rid of that box of stuff you’ve been meaning to donate.
IS IT TOO LATE TO DONATE? No! Don’t worry, WomanKraft accepts donations for this event ALL year round, so if you haven’t gotten around to boxing up your unwanted items, no rush! We’ll need it for the next one, too!
CALL TO ARTISTS…
Show: February 4 – March 25, 2017 Evening Receptions: February 4 + March 4, 7-10pm
Dragons, faeries, unicorns, elves, sprites, spirits, gods and goddesses, stuff of myth and legend.. Through art we can bring fantasy to reality. All mediums accepted. www.womankraft.org
Deadline for submissions: Jan. 21, 2017. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.
Early in January, WomanKraft held its annual Board Meeting. Minutes are available upon request. Just call Grace at (520)629-9976 EXT. 1 if you would like a copy.
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.
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)!!
Speak The Speech Theatre Company will produce Bernard Pomerance’s play
The Elephant Man directed by Dan Reichel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the sheworXX website at https://sites.google.com/site/sheworXX/ for information on purchasing tickets, membership, workshops or making a tax-deductible donation.
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.