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Tucson art shows and activities for Feb. 15-23

Arts Speak: The Magnificent Master of Color: Henri Matisse at Tubac Center for the Arts. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15.


All events are free unless otherwise noted. 


Artistic Saguaro Preservation — Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. Sculptures created with preserved saguaros. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16-18. 744-3442.

"Below the Surface: Who am I when I am not?" — Gallery Azul, 439 N. Sixth Ave. Rich Walton with sculptures, paintings and collages. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24. 242-8737.

Et Cetera

Arts Speak: The Magnificent Master of Color: Henri Matisse — Tubac Center for the Arts, Nine Plaza Road, Tubac. Susie Heinz will immerse audience in the color, pattern, and texture of Henri Matisse's works. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15. $8. 398-2371.

Mosaics 2-Using Broken Pottery and Ceramics — Upcycle Tucson, Inc., 924 W. Grant Road. Learn to use the indirect mosaic method to create a small table top or trivet. This class is primarily for beginners or for any artist that wants to try a new medium. 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $59. 445-7694.

Paint Nite — Bookmans East, 6230 E. Speedway. Celebrate Arizona's birthday, learn how to paint the cactus. Contact East Events 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16. 748-9555.

Jewelry Making 1 - Earrings — Upcycle Tucson. Learn to use head pins and tools to make earrings from beads and charms, either new or upcycled. Tools and materials for one pair of earrings provided. Ages 14 and up. Classes require pre-registration. 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. $19. 445-7694.

Spring Ikebana Flower Arrangement Festival — Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 20-28. $15. 303-3945.

Mosaics 3-Using the Tapestry Method (Two Day Class) — Upcycle Tucson. Learn to use the tapestry mosaic method to create a basic but beautiful wall hanging. This class is primarily for intermediate students or for any mosaic artist that wants to try a new technique. Ages 16 and up. 2:30-4:30 Feb. 22; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $59. 445-7694.

The Drawing Studio presents: Introduction to Watercolor — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Learn the fundamentals of applying washes, using your brush to create different effects, mixing and layering color. Call to register. For adults. 1:30-3 p.m. Fridays. Feb. 23-March 30. 594-5285.

Shark Island — Center For Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road. Underwater photographer Samantha Schwann presentation on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cocos Island. 7-8 p.m. Feb. 23. 621-6968.

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