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'Rocky Horror' shines at El Fishnet Fiesta

'Rocky Horror' shines at El Fishnet Fiesta

It’s easier than you think to fill three days with activities revolving around the 1975 cult hit, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

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Warehouse to party place

Warehouse to party place

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…

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Warehouse to party place

Warehouse to party place

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.

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Warehouse to party place

Warehouse to party place

Owner Nancy Bender wanted to use recycled materials whenever possible. Movable walls are made out of repurposed aluminum shelving.

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Instruments not created for profit

Instruments not created for profit

Andy Thurlow rolls in one of his handmade musical instruments to get it in tune as he works in his home.

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Instruments not created for profit

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Instruments not created for profit

Instruments not created for profit

Don't expect to purchase any of Andy Thurlow's handmade musical instruments at the sculpture festival.

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Warehouse to party place

Warehouse to party place

Seven years ago, Nancy Bender didn't really know what she wanted to do with the sprawling warehouse in the Dunbar Springs area.

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She carries a torch for transformation

She carries a torch for transformation

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.

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She carries a torch for transformation

She carries a torch for transformation

Grinder wheels, a welding rod and pieces of cut steel are on April Stone's palette, a workbench in the Sculpture Resource Center.

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She carries a torch for transformation

She carries a torch for transformation

Right: April Stone works in the Sculpture Resource Center.

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She carries a torch for transformation

She carries a torch for transformation

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.

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