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:
Well, another political year has passed and a big one is upon us, with the Presidential Election of 2016. To date, 2 Democrats Clinton & Sanders are seeking this seat and still 7 Republicans – Bush, Carson, Cruz, Gilmore, Kasich, Rubio, Trump. Interestingly enough, Cruz and Rubio are half Hispanic.
Stay tuned for lots of action there with all the primaries coming up as we head into the summer national conventions to select the Democrat and Republican who want to be U.S. President. And this year there may even be an Independent Candidate.
Don’t forget to vote in the Arizona Presidential Preference Election on March 22, 2016, so you can have your say in national politics.
I’ve been online here now for 2 years, having spent over four and half years blogging at the Tucsoncitizen.com (shut down suddenly by Gannett Publishing on Jan. 31, 2014).
Please check out our Blog for Arizona Calendar
for lots of progressive events, which has become primarily my responsibility. I’ll also be on the local campaign trail as the Pima County offices are up for election, as are State House and Senate seats.
Welcome to our new education blogger Linda Lyon. Read her bio here:
Let’s keep on blogging…in 2016 and beyond.
If you’re been searching around town for the May issue of Tucson Happenings, like me you’ve been wondering what happened to them. I just checked and due to production costs, this 28 month old monthly publication has to go entirely online.
Here’s their explanation from owners/publishers David & Carrie Francis: http://tucsonhappenings.com/
The May 2015 issue is online with a number of their usual featured articles, plus their usual very long list of events as well, in a new weekly format:
Too bad to see another Tucson publication stop printing, but at least they will still be online for us to read. I reported on this publication when they first appeared as a weekly then a monthly, when I was at Tucsoncitizen.com.
It was a year ago that I signed on to blog here at this political blogsite Blog for Arizona, with a bunch of other Democratic and Independent guys & gals. Coming from over four and a half years at Tucsoncitizen.com, it was easy to use the same WordPress dashboard, and since I was the event blogger over there, I took on the same tasks here to promote hardworking, nonprofit groups and other community oriented events here in the Old Pueblo (and elsewhere in Arizona).
So let’s celebrate my first year here online, and I encourage all of you to check out the NEW image Calendar, which I have been diligently toiling to update as often as I can with information and event flyers. It’s on the right side of the top bar of our front page, or online by clicking this link:
Here’s to another great year of political campaign reporting, and several hundred community events and politically inspired films.
Up for election this year in Nov. 2015 are the Tucson Mayor, Tucson Councilmembers in Ward 2, 4, 1 (easy to remember, “two four one”). Tucson Weekly is already reporting that an actor/director/producer named Chuck Williams hopes to challenge Mayor Jonathan Rothschild in the Democratic primary on August 25. Read article here: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/01/27/political-theater-actor-director-producer-wants-to-run-against-tucson-mayor-rothschild. Stay tuned for any challenges to Councilmembers Regina Romero (Ward 1), Paul Cunningham (Ward 2) or Shirley Scott (Ward 4), all Democrats.