Bicycle-themed art was mounted at the Whistle Stop Depot for the BICAS Art Auction Fundraiser and Community Celebration in December. The former sprawling warehouse has been converted into a gallery party space, primarily using recycled materials. The corrugated tin that served as the roof is…
Carlton Dewey White, a retired carpenter who has given new life to the Whistle Stop, looks out at the city from the room in the tower that he built over the warehouse, which he converted into a funky, distinctive event space.
Owner Nancy Bender wanted to use recycled materials whenever possible. Movable walls are made out of repurposed aluminum shelving.
Andy Thurlow rolls in one of his handmade musical instruments to get it in tune as he works in his home.
Don't expect to purchase any of Andy Thurlow's handmade musical instruments at the sculpture festival.
Seven years ago, Nancy Bender didn't really know what she wanted to do with the sprawling warehouse in the Dunbar Springs area.
Gonzalo Espinosa works on "Adobe Man," which he says is a self-portrait of his primitive side, for the Sculpture Festival.
Gonzalo Espinosa is a muralist by training, an artist who loves painting best. For the Tucson Sculpture Festival, he has created a 6 1/2-foot "Adobe Man" made of clay mixed with glue and grass. "There's a primitive man inside me," he explains. "I think we all have a primitive part. In some w…
Sparks fly as April Stone welds a piece for the upcoming Tucson Sculpture Festival. She is planning three - possibly four- pieces in the show. "There's a lot of artistic energy" in Tucson, Stone says.
Grinder wheels, a welding rod and pieces of cut steel are on April Stone's palette, a workbench in the Sculpture Resource Center.
Right: April Stone works in the Sculpture Resource Center.
April Stone has been firing up her welding torch and sculpting metalworks for about eight years. She'll have about three works - maybe four, she says - in the sculpture fest.
Karl Whitaker has a theory about art: