On Saturday, May 1, SculptureTucson is pleased to present a series of three complimentary artist talks featuring large-scale artists whose works are highlighted within its “Rough Terrain” exhibition, currently on display at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park.
The first artist talk, beginning at 12:30 p.m., features Julia Arriola discussing her work “Savanna Silhouette: Dedicated to Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.” At 1:30 p.m., Hector Ortega talks about his piece, “Constrained Geometries #2”, and at 2:30 p.m. Alex Heveri discusses “Goddess of Fire.” Each 30-minute talk is free and open to the public.
“We are so excited to give our artists — whose works often serve as an outlet for their voices — a chance to ‘take the stage' to explain the inspiration and processes behind their pieces,” says Barbara Grygutis, Board President of SculptureTucson. “We love to present residents and art aficionados with opportunities to appreciate public art, and this series of artists talks is just more way for us to do just that.”
SculptureTucson is a local non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Arizona’s cultural landscape through the placement of sculpture in public spaces; establishing a public sculpture park; and becoming a resource for diverse artists and art collectors through exhibits and programs. In addition to its Sculpture Park, the organization’s Sculpture on the Street program connects local Tucson businesses and artists to place large-scale art in high-trafficked public areas of the city. For updates or to learn more about SculptureTucson, visit www.sculpturetucson.org.