Over the past weekend, I unexpectedly discovered some new links with smart art and with inspired, contemporary beauty. It seems that the intern network associated with Dinnerware Artspace in Tucson Arizona is a well of quiet, if intelligent inventiveness.
And of course, everything that Dinnerware Artspace sponsors is completely smart and interesting. Perhaps the best space in Tucson, I would have to say.
“This is not another diary...” by Molly McClintock
Firstly, there was an unannounced (or perhaps more fairly, under announced) March of the Zombies along Congress Street, just as a reception for the art auction at Dinnerware Artspace was merrily in progress. The March occurred concurrently, or perhaps in conjunction with the upcoming holiday of All Hallows and/or in connection with the newly completed mural sequence on Fifth and Congress Streets (downtown Tucson) which was recently completed by MAXed Art. Or maybe it simply happened because in creative communities, these things do.
Unlike most murals, the MAXed Art project is of our time and of our culture. That is to say, I enjoy looking at it and having it in our midst.
MAXed Art’s new mural on Fifth and Congress Streets in Tucson, Arizona, USA
And then there were the many fragments of enchanting conversation with Dinnerware’s bevy of interns as the evening’s art auction proceeded under the capable auctioneering skills of Arthur Smith. My role for the evening was as the auction’s bid recorder; a brief and happy revisit of the world of economics and of bid/asks. Inbetween sales and recordings, I had a chance to meet a few of the upcoming artists/interns in Tucson and to share comments regarding artwork and art in general.
The poised and talented interns who work at the Dinnerware Artspace are indeed knowledgeable artists, themselves. Impressed with all that I have met; my conversations to date with the interns have been interesting and even rather remarkable.
“Englisk Grammatik” by Kate McHugh
Follow the various hyperlinks interspersed throughout this posting to see a very small sampling of the artwork being developed by these young, fascinating people.
More to come on this under investigated AZ topic, I promise.
Photos courtesy of the e-portfolio program at the University of Arizona and MAXed Art.
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