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Artist Mel Dominguez to open her own studio in South Tucson

Artist Mel Dominguez on the right, with her wife Melissa on the left

“Join us for an open house at the gallery on Sunday July 1st, 3p-5p
to see the new space and say hello!
1802 S. 4th Ave. (SW corner of 28th Street)

We are planning a “Grand” opening in the fall so stay tuned.”

FB event to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/593213381060246/

“Mel “Melo” Dominguez is an artist, muralist from Los Angeles who has lived in Tucson since 2007. Mel’s community outreach began at Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles where she was a Getty. Mel’s artwork is a direct expression of her Chicano/a culture, political issues, social issues and environmental issues. Mel enjoys using creativity and activism to create a difference throughout the Tucson community.”

(from her webiste: http://melodominguez.com/)

25th All Souls Procession official poster/calendar with Mel’s drawing (2015)


Help fund a huge bicycling mural in Tucson

Muralist Joe Pagac is at it again…he likes painting giant murals around Tucson. His most recent one was the large historical one on the west side of Mountain Avenue on the TEP substation wall, just south of Prince Road. The dedication was held on Feb. 24, with speakers on site and next door at Habitat for Humanity, 3501 N. Mountain Ave.

Now Joe is hosting a Kickstarter campaign to turn this blank wall near downtown Tucson (NE corner of Stone Avenue and E. 6th Street):

into a bicycling mural (mock up below):

His vision of this mural project:

“I will be painting a 130 foot wide by 30 foot tall mural on the South facing wall of Epic Rides (543 N. Stone Ave.). My mission is to bring the Tucson community together to beautify the city while promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle and cycling. The mural depicts Sonoran cycling with a fun, colorful spin. Biking is dear to my heart as it is to so many of us here in Southern Arizona, and with so many great events like 24 hours in the Old Pueblo and El Tour de Tucson here, I thought this would be a great way to promote our bike loving culture and beautify a building in the heart of our city.

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