Drawn, scribbled, snapped, or just seen on Tumamoc Hill, Tucson's sacred mountain.
– by Paul Mirocha,
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On vacation at my family home in St. Paul, Minnesota, I still can’t stop thinking about Tumamoc and what’s happening back in the Sonoran Desert. I don’t like to miss July in the desert.
The May Snake That’s what started off the month, an annual appearance of the May Snake on May 4. Organizer Jhan Sanders says of the event: In the early evening hours before dusk on Sunday, May 4th, a 20 foot long effigy of a fantastical serpent –the May Snake– was ritually awakened by a journey …
Book-launch event and poetry reading from
This Piece of Earth: Words and Images from Tumamoc Hill
at Antigone Books
THE SONORAN ARTS NETWORK (SAN) calls itself a monthly on-line arts journal. They also identify a sense of community based on our surrounding Sonoran Desert environment. I can relate to that. I am currently limiting my personal art work to just Tumamoc, to see how a relationship with that natural environment changes how I think …
The idea came in a proposal by Tucson artist Janet Miller as part of the Tumamoc Hill arts initiative, which encourages artists and writers to conduct work on the Hill which engages the public, is appropriate to and specific to the Tummaoc site, and does no harm.
ARTISTS MET EVERY MONDAY morning in March to do their work on Tumamoc. Each has their own reasons for coming, but it’s all about being there on site and developing one’s own sense of the place.
Tumamoc has been a site for modern scientific evaluation for over 100 years. The Hill is attractive to many. This attraction interests me and poses the questions: Why so attractive? How to further evaluate?
UA News came out with a video about Tumamoc artists and features the new book, This Piece of Earth (TPoE) a compilation of art and poetry created on-site at Tumamoc Hill.
Tumamoc: People and Habitats has just published its first book. This Piece of Earth: Images and Words from Tumamoc Hill, is a collaboration between the POG poetry group and the Tumamoc artists group.
YES! There is no picture. Because this post is all about telling stories. Yours. This is your chance to speak your mind about the Hill.
A group of artists spends Tuesday afternoons on Tumamoc Hill painting and drawing. Everyone gets together late in the day, and anyone who wanted to could share what they had done.
LAST TUESDAY we had our first weekday art session on Tumamoc. The consensus is to continue meeting like this every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 pm to sundown.
ON A RECENT EXCURSION to Tumamoc, Meredith Milstead photographed the stages of her pastel painting of one of our favorite saguaros.
THESE ARE SOME of the lovely results from the end of the day from last month’s “paint-out” with Linda Feltner on Tumamoc.
Linda Feltner, artist, naturalist, and teacher, came up to join Tumamoc sketchers on the Hill with some of her students for an all day outdoor drawing session. Linda was guest teacher for the day and she used that to give out some assignments.