From Tubac Arts

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…

Rugged Charm of the Atascosa and Tumacacori Mountains

The Borderlands Photographer The borderlands – what a great place to be! With vast wilderness at your doorstep, not too many other states can boast that benefit for lovers of the outdoors. Southern Arizona’s Atascosa and Tumacacori Mountains form a panorama called Tumacacori Highlands, which also includes the Pajarito Mountains at the border. To residents…

Endangered Birds, Concern of Tubac Artist Carol Swiggett

Carol Swiggett believes in taking action when she feels something important should be accomplished. That can range from modest steps such as painting birds in danger of extinction, to founding and leading a group that fundraises for a 1,500-acre public park in Long Island, N.Y. Conservation has been a compelling theme throughout her life. She…

MAY 2015 TUBAC AREA EVENTS

Ongoing Mondays: Free Classes at the Tubac Community Center (Room B7 in the back of the building) 5pm – Line Dancing (Cheryl); 6:00pm Yoga All levels(Lynn). For more info:  [email protected]  Tuesday thru Saturdays – Paws Patrol has kittens and cats available for adoption at The Dog House in GV. For more info, call/text 520-207-4024, or email [email protected] See some of our cats at www.greenvalleypawspatrol.org. And Weekends at Petco in Sahuarita. Thursdays: Tubac Consciousness Group offers a free meditation meeting– 9:30-11am. Group meets at Hozhoni’s, in the Heart of the Tubac Village, 22 Tubac Rd.  Meditation accomplishes for the mind what…

Hal Empie Mural Saved

Article and images by Diane Drobka Supporters and patrons from Duncan, Greenlee County and beyond celebrated “history in the making” on August 4 as the newly restored Hal Empie mural “Greenlee” was rehung at the Duncan school cafeteria. Dozens – including Empie’s son Joel, daughter Ann and son-in-law Peter, both of Tubac – admired the…

PAINT IT WHITE

Would you be interested in the psyche of an aging artist?  I am.  I mean what is art for but to reveal what is going on in the soul, its joys and its shadows? This artist has been partying a bit too much this summer, but when the dancing starts she finds herself a bench,…

Nicholas Wilson, Master Artist

Wilderness is serious business and bobcats are serious customers, but what is happening in Nicholas Wilson’s painting, “Orange Flash,” on the cover of this issue of the Villager? The bobcat is honed in on something and his attention brings us down to the orange eyespots of a butterfly’s wings. The composition leads back up the…