Monday, November 8, 2010

Move, Paint Create!

Over the past few weeks we have been working hard getting the word out about Tucson Arts Brigade and our work bringing artists to work in school, community centers, with neighborhoods and organizations.

A few weeks ago we were honored to host guest artist Mizu Desierto from Portland and local Tucson artist Jodi Netzer. They teamed up to teach a dance/theatre workshop and present a special premiere performance at the Rhythm Industry Performance Factory. Bodies of Water was a preview of the 2nd annual The Water Project: Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival, a festival that promotes creative and proactive solutions for our most precious resource.

We have a great new website, you have to check it out!

Also we participated in a bunch of fall fiestas including Barrio Centro, the 29th Street Celebration, Tucson Meet Yourself, Green Builders Expo, and the HOKO Festival. People could come get their face painting or create recycled art from plastic bottles.

Our Mural Arts Program up and running!

Tuesday - Howenstein High School 3-5pm (For youth living in Barrio Centro)

Wednesdays - Boys and Girls Club on 29th and Columbus, 2:30 - 4:30

Thursdays - Arts For All on Oracle (for youth city wide), 4 - 6pm.

We are scheduling several other projects so look for some fantastic new murals in the months to come!

Our Youth Advisory Board will be meeting this winter. If you know youth who are interested in facilitating their OWN community arts project please contact us so we can tell you how to get involved. This group will have their own budget and 100 percent youth led process.

We are asking artists to bring examples of their work to our next meeting Monday November 15 6-7pm at the Armory Park Community Center 220 S. 5th Ave.. We will be sharing our work and talking about an upcoming exhibition and TAB fund raising opportunity.

More updates soon!