Lens on the Land photo exhibit “Rosemont: What’s at Stake?” continues at Fluxx Gallery till Feb. 26




Santa Rita Mountains in the winter (anonymous photographer), photo courtesy of Lens on the Lands

 Posted by Carolyn Classen

Lens on the Land presents Rosemont: What’s at Stake is “a collection of stunning photographs celebrating the cultural and ecological richness of the Santa Rita Mountains and surrounding watersheds that would be impacted by the proposed  Rosemont Mine.”

If you missed the opening reception on Feb. 1 or the Feb. 16 video production premier of “Rosemont Ours” by NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre, there’s still a chance to see both the photography show & video at Fluxx Gallery.  The show runs till Feb. 26, with gallery hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 to 6 pm.

Fluxx Studio & Gallery is at 414 E. 9th St. (just east of 4th Avenue, north of the 4th Avenue underpass).

My husband and I recently attended the Feb. 16 event where about 6 people stood up on the stage and read their eco-friendly poetry about that area, followed by the “Rosemont Ours” video, produced by Ben Johnson with dancers on location interpreting native wildlife (plants & animals) in the Santa Rita Mountains.  A Behind the Scenes video of the filming was shown as well.

To view some of the photos of the Santa Rita Mts. and environs, go to www.lensontheland.com.

Sponsors for the show are: Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, Sonoran Institute, Josh Schachter Photography.

Additional support came from Clif Bar Family Foundation, Western Mining Action Network, and Summit Hut.

 Also, Josh Schachter and friends posted 7 super large B/W copies of some of the photos from this show on the Steinfeld & Co. Warehouse, 104 W. 6th Street (west of Stone Ave).  Check it out and drop by Fluxx Gallery this week or next. Photo below courtesy of Josh.




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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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