We Have Something to Say art exhibit at Steinfeld Warehouse



“An art exhibit voicing social, political, and environmental
concerns, observations and vision.
October 5 through 7, 2018

Steinfeld Warehouse Art Center
101 West 6th Street
Tucson, AZ

Hosted by We Have Something to Say and Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center

October, 5
Gallery Hours 12 – 9 PM
Opening Reception 6 to 9 pm
Poetry Reading 7 to 7:45 pm
William Pitt Root
Jefferson Carter
Charlotte Lowe

October, 6
Gallery Hours 12 – 9 PM
Presentations 7 to 8 pm
Censorship – David Fitzsimmons
Transgender Issues – Emily Amadhia King
Climate Change – Ken Matesich

October 7 Gallery Hours 12 – 5 PM

Participating artists:
Héctor Jaime Acuña
Ann Bowden
Barbara Brandel
Chris Britt
Rocky Brittain
Rand Carlson
Jefferson Carter
John Comé
Juanita Davenport
Royce Davenport
David Fitzsimmons
Helen Gaus
Mark Hahn
Michael Hyatt
Patrick Hynes
Fish Karma
Emily Amadhia King
Janis LaBrasca
William Lesch
Charlotte Lowe
Ken Matesich
Andy Mosier
Karen Muench
Kim Nicolini
William Pitt Root
Kay Sather”


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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).


  1. Powerful, political art at this show. Especially enjoyed paintings by Fitz of St. Barack, St. Donald, and St. Jose. Also marveled at art by local cartoonist/artist Chris Britt, mostly satires of Donald Trump. Beautiful dance performance by Nahul, followed by talk on censorship by Fitz who said after today’s U. S. Senate vote for Brett Kavanaugh, that voters needed to “kick ass” this November 6. Fitz said he gets lots of hate mail and so did Chris Britt after a recent cartoon, so much so that he had to shut down his FB page. Fitz talked about cartoonists/artists who have been tortured and beaten for expressing their beliefs, even Sophie Scholl who distributed anti-Nazi flyers in 1943 and was executed, along w/ her brother, her boyfriend in Munich. Fitz’s message was “fear no idea”. Then Amadhia, a transgendered woman spoke about being Timothy for 39 years. Questions from the audience were about how her adoptive parents dealt with her change, what young memories did she have of questioning her gender, when did she realize who she was, and what about others who are troubled, seeking psychiatric help. Amadhia is now married to a man, and said you “can’t run from who you are, to live life to the fullest.”
    Third speaker was for Yes on 127 Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona on the General Election ballot.
    Check out this show at the Steinfeld Warehouse, as many of these artists are protesting the current state of affairs.

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