It’s Reception Night this Saturday!

‘Drawing Down the Muse’ 

WomanKraft Art Center, is proud to invite you to the
second reception of ‘Drawing Down the Muse’

This is our 25th annual women’s only exhibit by and for local women artists. With 29 artists on display, this reception provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our divine feminine power.

Second Reception: Saturday, May 6th7-10 PM.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.

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


The Gallery is located at 388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701, just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue or “city center”. This exhibit is free of charge, and open to the public. Visit during regular hours: every WednesdaySaturdayfrom 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.
CALL TO ARTISTS

“Black and White and Shades of Grey”
WomanKraft presents an all new exhibit featuring work exploring the absence of color. Charcoal, Photography, scratch art… the possibilities are endless.
We are seeking any and all mediums and subject matter,
as long as it’s in Black and White!  Deadline for submissions: May 27, 2017 Are you an artist interested in exhibiting with WomanKraft? Call 629-9976 ext. 3 for appointments with Director of Exhibits, Zoe Rhyne

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.

New Exhibit! ‘Flights of Fantasy’ Opening Reception Saturday Night, February 4th 7-10 PM

WomanKraft presents an all new, all original Exhibit, ‘Flights of Fantasy’
this first Saturday of February, the 4th from 7 – 10 PM.

Dragons, faeries, unicorns, elves, sprites, spirits, gods and goddesses, stuff of myth and legend.. Through art we can bring fantasy to reality. All mediums.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4th7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, March 4th 7-10 PM.
WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue or “city center”.

During the Reception, meet and mingle with the artists, volunteers, and general WomanKraft supporters from 7-10pm!
The theme is FANTASY and artwork will include a variety of media including stained glass mosaics, scratch art, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media mosaics, and other magical works you’ll have to see to believe..
This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge,  Everyone is welcome, come and visit during regular hours: every Wednesday – Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

the RUMMAGE SALE is Coming!!

The Rummage Sale is coming!

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!

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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.

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.

‘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)!!