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The Artist’s Daughter Celebrates 30 Years in Tubac

The Artist’s Daughter, opened in January 1986 by Ann Empie Groves, has been one of the most successful mainstays over the past 30 years in Tubac. In fact, just seven of the 28 gift shops and galleries that were doing business in 1986 are still open, she has calculated. Variety and great customer service may…

The Work of Bobb Vann at the TCA

  Currently, art lovers are enjoying a showing of 24 works by Tubac artist Bobb Vann, whose oil paintings are collected and displayed around the United States. The Tubac Center of the Arts has created a special solo exhibit titled “A Slice of Life.” For his entire life, Vann has been an artist, an illustrator…

Borderlands Photographer: Summertime Blues

Summertime in the borderlands is a time of thinning crowds and thickening clouds. During the southwestern monsoon, as June turns to July, the wide open skies fill up with the most dramatic weather of any place on Earth. The June heat drives away many seasonal residents. It’s the hottest month of all in southern Arizona…