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!

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.

 

 

‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’ Opening Reception at WomanKraft Saturday, June 4th 7-10 PM

‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’

WomanKraft presents a NEW Exhibit, ‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’
this first Saturday of June, the 4th from 7 – 10 PM.

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.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4th, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, July 2nd 7-10 PM.

Frida Kahlo Bones by Tony Di Angeles

Frida Kahlo Bones by Tony Di Angeles

WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!
During the Reception, Saturday June 4th, meet and mingle with the artists, volunteers, and general WomanKraft supporters from 7-10pm!
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 clayboard and other wondrous works you’ll have to see to believe..Can’t make the reception? That’s OK, you can stop by the gallery anytime during regular gallery hours which are
Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. June 4 – July 30, 2016.

Support WomanKraft through AmazonSmile

Support WomanKraft Art Center in an easy hassle-free way, through AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is just like Amazon.com, where you can buy all your goodies online, then you can select a non-profit to support by donating .05% of the sale! That’s right, a portion of your purchase will go directly to the non-profit that you choose. What a cool project, WomanKraft is really excited to participate!

As a 100% volunteer run non-profit organization, every penny counts. Use the following link to start supporting now.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0185662

‘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.

SPINES N’ THINGS :: Reception THIS SATURDAY night!!

WomanKraft Art Center  presents SPINES N’ THINGS 388 S. Stone Avenue

SPINES

SPINES N’ THINGS
June 6th – July 25th, 2015
Receptions: Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, July 11 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
WomanKraft Art Center, 388 s. Stone Avenue, invites you to the exhibit, SPINES N’ THINGS!
This show will focus on the ‘point’ of the desert. Yes, cactus spines. This is a chance to showcase the prickly beauty that goes hand-in-hand with this amazing place. All mediums accepted. Everyone is encouraged to see this exhibit, it’s free!
The next evening reception will be held, July 11th
from 7:00-10:00 PM.

Please Note:
This is the only exception to our Receptions always being the First Saturday of the Month. However, the first Saturday of July is the Fourth of July so enjoy some fireworks and come see us the following Saturday, July 11!!

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

SPINES N THINGS

See a SNEAK PEAK of the Show by clicking here, or on the images.

Next up  on the line of events at WomanKraft,
Join WomanKraft for our largest and most anticipated fundraiser,

bi-annual RUMMAGE FAIR!!


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.

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, August 12 from 1-5 PM and Thursday, August 13, 10 AM until it’s done.

The fair will run Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15 from 8 A.M. to 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!

See the current exhibit another time, Saturday July 11th from 7-10 PM and every week Wednesday – Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM at 388 S. Stone Avenue. See you there!

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Drawing Down the Muse OPENING RECEPTION this weekend and more!

Drawing Down the Muse

Join WomanKraft THIS SATURDAY, April 4th for our 23rd Annual Women’s Only Exhibit: Drawing Down the Muse.
Come celebrate our divine feminine power with Tucson original art work – by and for women artists. No restriction on subject matter.
Drawing Down the Muse opens Saturday, April 4th with an Evening Reception from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. at the WomanKraft Art Center, located just 4 blocks south of Broadway. Artists, don’t forget your beautiful name tags!

Want to stop by and see the new show some other time? Feel free! the WomanKraft gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, starting April 8 – May 30 from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. There will be another evening reception the first Saturday in May, May 2nd from 7-10 P.M. For more information, Call (520) 629-9976
AND NEXT WEEK, DRUM ROLL PLEASE,

DIYClick on the image above to see the Facebook Event!!
Join WomanKraft at the Flycatcher for an amazing event hosted by FST! Female StoryTellers. www.fstorytellers.com
Sometimes, when you want something done right, you’ve just got to Do It Yourself. Join us at the Flycatcher on Wednesday, April 8, as the crafty women of FST! tell their stories of making, building, doing, hacking, crafting, and home-improving. FST!ers are doing it for themselves!
Doors open at 6:30PM, show starts at 7. Suggested donation is $7; cash only, please! ASL interpreters will be provided. Venue is 21+.
As always, FST! will donate a portion of proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month, our beneficiary is WomanKraft Art Center, a Non-Profit Arts Organization founded in 1974 to claim, validate, and empower women artists and other under represented groups