The Tucson Museum of Art's Biennial opens Saturday and the exhibit is rich with Tucson artists.
More than 1,000 works were submitted for the show, and guest curator René Paul Barilleaux, the chief curator at San Antonio's McNay Art Museum, whittled that down to 80 pieces by 62 artists.
Among the 33 Tucson artists in the show are Kathleen Velo, Daniel Martin Diaz, Amanda Reed and James A. Cook.
An opening reception is slated for 7-9 p.m. Friday (members get in an hour earlier). The exhibit continues through Sept. 29.
The Tucson Museum of Art is at 140 N. Main Ave., 624-2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org
It's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
See next week's Caliente for an interview with the curator and an in-depth look at the show.