“JPride will sponsor a Celebration of Love, Family, and Community at the Jewish History Museum on Sunday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is the group’s second annual event commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage on June 26, 2015.
Weather permitting, the event will be held in the museum’s garden.
JPride, then known as the LGBT Inclusion Project, began in 2005 when the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona became one of the first federations in the country to actively reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Jewish community. JPride is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
A Quiet Passion
Starts Friday, May 12 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
“Acclaimed actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.
Celebrated British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. (Dir. by Terence Davies, 2016, UK, 125 mins., Rated PG-13)”
For showtimes: https://loftcinema.org/film/a-quiet-passion/
Carolyn’s note: The large Theater 1 at the Loft is undergoing renovation till mid-July, but smaller theater 2 (upstairs) and theater 3 (stadium seating outside) are still running. Instead of theater 1, the Tucson Jewish Community Center large room at 3800 E. River Rd. is being utilized. Also note that some showings this summer will be at the Global Justice Center (225 E. 26th St.) in South Tucson.
“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us– don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know.” (page 9-10, Selected Poems)
Arjen Hart photo show — this Sunday March 12, from 2-4 pm at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Public is invited to come enjoy the opening reception of his Nepal LightSeed photo exhibition. Arjen spent 5 weeks in Nepal last year, taking photos and experiencing Nepalese spirituality. His website: www.aryenhart.com.
“Arjen van den Eerenbeemt, aka Aryen Hart, was born and raised in the Netherlands into a family of literary and visual artists. At an early age he developed an interest in the work of C.G.Jung, Yoga and meditation as well as electrical engineering. By skillfully merging technology, spirituality and the humanities into a luminous visual language his artworks become contemporary meditation objects.”
Photo exhibit ongoing March 10 to April 19 at Gallery at Tucson Jewish Community Center.
On September 11, I dropped by an art exhibit at the Tucson Jewish Community Center (TJCC), 3800 E. River Rd. to view two women artists’ paintings. I used to promote and review (somewhat) art shows while writing for the Tucsoncitizen.com, though Artistic Tucson (aka artist Charlie Spillar) covered most of it. With time constraints, I don’t often do it here at Blogforarizona.net. If anything, I am an amateur photographer.
However, I was touched by the beauty and creativity of Christine Zabramny’s work — surreal, abstract, yet whimsical. The art show at TJCC goes till October 9, and here’s her website (www.espressogallery.com), with more images: