Color the Mural!


Safos Dance Theatre presents
“Color the Mural!”
A Community Mural Project


Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community to participate in “Color the Mural!” A Community Mural Project. On Sunday April 6, 2014 at 10am at the House of Neighborly Service 243 W. 33rd St Tucson, AZ 85713. Safos will kick off the community painting part of the “Color the Mural” project.

We invite Tucsonans of all ages to come paint with us at this FREE community arts event! Mural artists Mel Dominguez and Carla Turco will be on hand to lead all painting activities. Painting will take place along 8th Avenue section the House of Neighborly Service campus. This kickoff event marks the first of a handful of free community painting events and arts education residencies associated with the project.
“Color the Mural!” is a two-year collaboration between Safos Dance Theatre and the House of Neighborly Service. The mural will be inaugurated in March 2015 during a site-specific dance theatre performance by Safos Dance Theatre at House of Neighborly Service.
For more information, about the mural project, please visit or call 520-481-1656.
Safos Dance Theatre is an emerging modern dance company committed to creating contemporary artistic forms that reflect important issues affecting the multi-ethnic communities of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. We value dedication, integrity, respect and diversity.
Color the Mural! Project is supported in part by the Long Realty Cares Foundation. Color the Mural! Project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts Community Catalyst Grant.

Carolyn’s note: This mural painting will occur on W. 33rd St. along the car-free  Cyclovia route in downtown to South Tucson. View map here. So you can enjoy both activities on Sunday April 6.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).