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Tubac Center of the Arts Presents BORDER CELEBRATIONS, 3/15

Announcing: "Border Celebrations", a new exhibit coming to Tubac Center of the Arts, March 15 - April 28, 2013, Opening Reception: March 15, 5-7pm.

"Border Celebrations" is an exhibition that focuses on artists' investigations, experiences and interpretations of life in and around border towns. Not only the U.S./Mexico border, a geographic area of much debate and contention but of all international border life. Imagery and subject with perspective on celebrating life in border areas, cross-cultural exchange, the physical beauty of the area, and historic and cultural iconography of the area are encouraged. Through the creation of art we have a voice that can share a positive view of border life while still addressing current social and ideological impacts. This exhibit is open to artists working in all media including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, encaustic and mixed media. Artists can apply online at CallForentry through February 15, 2013.

David Tineo, an award winning artist, teacher and political activist residing in Tucson, Arizona, will jury "Border Celebrations". A globally recognized master muralist, Tineo has created more than 200 public art works in Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Tineo's philosophy is simple, but expressed in everything he does: in his art, his work with the kids, his education, his dreams. "People. The main thing is people," he says. "People working together, united, working as a group. You can't get anything accomplished by yourself." David is represented by Galeria Mistica in Tucson.

"Borders separate; they divide. David Tineo is a border crosser - someone who, through his art and his commitment to education, seeks to bring a new understand, a new world order, to the New World border" - Cruzando Fronteras, excerpt from the forward of "Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson's Muralist and Art Educator.

In support of the Border exhibit, TCA will also present a children's postcard exhibit, a cross border exchange between 60 children at El Sasabe school in Sonora and 180 children from Rio Rico.

The Opening Reception for "Border Celebrations" coincides with TCA's Open Studio Tour Preview exhibit on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 5-7pm. The Open Studio Tour takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22, 23 & 24 with 35 Santa Cruz Valley artists opening their studios to the public from Sahuarita to Nogales.

Tubac Center of the Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the arts through education, exhibitions, performances, and the collection and presentation of art that honors the artistic and historic heritage of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley. We are located at 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646.

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