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Drawn, scribbled, snapped, or just seen on Tumamoc Hill, Tucson's sacred mountain.

– by Paul Mirocha,
Artist-in-Residence

 

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Who’s That Woman on the Water Tower?

Apr 14, 2014 | No Comments
Who’s That Woman on the Water Tower?

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.

March Mondays

Apr 1, 2014 | No Comments
March Mondays

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: A Study of Daytime Chromatic Shift

Apr 1, 2014 | No Comments
Tumamoc: A Study of Daytime Chromatic Shift

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: TPoE, POG, & TFoB

Mar 13, 2014 | No Comments
<span class="caps">UA</span> News: TPoE, <span class="caps">POG</span>, <span class="amp">&</span> TFoB

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.

This Piece of Earth

Feb 20, 2014 | No Comments
This Piece of Earth

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.

Talk About Tumamoc, Please

Feb 17, 2014 | No Comments
Talk About Tumamoc, Please

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.

Tuesday Afternoon

Feb 1, 2014 | No Comments
Tuesday Afternoon

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.

Tuesdays on Tumamoc

Jan 23, 2014 | No Comments
Tuesdays on Tumamoc

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.

Our Favorite Saguaro

Dec 23, 2013 | No Comments
Our Favorite Saguaro

ON A RECENT EXCURSION to Tumamoc, Meredith Milstead photographed the stages of her pastel painting of one of our favorite saguaros.

Painting Out on Tumamoc #2

Dec 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
Painting Out on Tumamoc #2

THESE ARE SOME of the lovely results from the end of the day from last month’s “paint-​out” with Linda Feltner on Tumamoc.

Painting Out on Tumamoc

Nov 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
Painting Out 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.

This Piece of Earth

Nov 7, 2013 | No Comments
This Piece of Earth

This Piece of Earth is a 48 page booklet, published by Tumamoc: People and Habitats, showcases some of the poets and artists working on Tumamoc over the past two years or so.

Saguaro Arms

Sep 18, 2013 | No Comments
Saguaro Arms

HUMANS NATURALLY sympathize with the saguaro cactus. We even feel affection for them. Maybe it’s because they look sort of like us.

Edible Baja Arizona

Aug 16, 2013 | No Comments
Edible Baja Arizona

Anyone who has stayed in Tucson for the best season of the year probably has seen this image on news stands around Tucson this summer.

Meredith Milstead

Jul 31, 2013 | No Comments
Meredith Milstead

I’m tired of posting my own work. It get’s lonely up here sometimes. That’s why I’m glad other artists come up here, doing place-​focused work of their own. A case in point is Meredith Milstead. She came up on several mornings at dawn to do these pastel paintings. Please check out Meredith’s blog site for …