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n art gallery with a Steinway baby grand on display? Yes, the piano is a piece of art, among many other exquisite items. The Rogoway and Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on Calle Baca is the only gallery in Tubac to display a piano.

Can visitors play it? Co-owner Jacqueline Zeitler said that’s encouraged as long as someone “knows how.” In fact, other shoppers are usually delighted when someone sits down to interpret one or several musical pieces. “The most unlikely person will sit down, and it’s just magic. It’s beautiful. And the customers love it. They don’t forget,” she said. Deborah Barrios and Zeitler became the owners on April 1, 2009, of the longestablished Rogoway and Turquoise Tortoise February 2010 TUBAC VILLAGER This monthly journal is made possible through the support of local advertisers, artists and writers...please visit their unique businesses and let them know where you saw their ad, art or article. The Tubac Villager is a locally owned and independently operated journal, based in Tubac and published monthly to celebrate the art of living in Southern Arizona. Letters are welcome. Opinions and information herein do not necessarily reflect those of the advertisers or the publishers. Advertiser and contributor statements and qualifications are the responsibility of the advertiser or contributor named. All articles and images are the property of the Tubac Villager, and/or writer or artist named, and may not be reproduced without permission. February2010 Circulation: 12,000. The Villager is made available at 180 Tucson locations and 400 Phoenix locations by Certified Folder Display, and offered free of charge at locations and businesses in Tubac, Tumacacori, Carmen, Green Valley, Nogales, Rio Rico, Amado and Arivaca, Arizona.



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Gallery on Calle Baca in Tubac. Previous owners were Esther and Larry Fitzpatrick.

The gallery features vibrantly colored paintings, sculpture, fountains, gourd art, pottery and art glass. Jewelry is prominently displayed in glass cabinets and many necklaces, bracelets and earrings are enhanced by turquoise, which isn’t surprising given the name of the shop. Much of the jewelry is certified Native American.

The display scheme the pair uses is to group together work by an individual artist, which helps the viewer appreciate and understand the work more easily. Barrios said they also do so as a way to respect the artists. “Every artist is given a place of honor. They’re not crowded in and mixed together. I think that’s the respect each artist deserves,” Barrios said.

Shoppers like the spacious feel. “I think the thing they notice most is that it’s large and that it’s open and bright. We could put more walls in here and display more art, but then it gets claustrophobic,” she said. The space, the strong sunlight, and the white walls create the atmosphere of a museum so visitors can calmly enjoy each item.

There are about 15 larger-than-life-size sculptures, some of animals, while others are of glass and one evokes an ocotillo plant. A stunning sculptural piece of an American Indian woman is in the brick-paved patio next to the gallery. “She’s probably one of the most photographed things in all of Tubac. Every time people walk by there, they take a picture of her. Looking down the courtyard, she’s quite well framed. It’s beautiful,” Barrios said. The artists in the main gallery are from across the country while a cozy section at the back of the store features work by 12 Tubac and other local artists who call themselves “Copper State Artists.”

Before they assumed ownership, both had worked in Tubac galleries, Barrios for seven years and Zeitler for four years. Barrios said they were working at the same Tubac gallery and had talked about going into business together. One day, “Esther called me and asked if I’d be interested. It was just a real simple phone call.”

Zeitler brings strong retail experience; she owned women’s boutiques in Brookfield and Mequon, Wisconsin. “They were primarily one-of-a-kind artist done things. We had people who did weaving and hand knitting.”

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Images: Gourd art is one of the many intriguing styles of crafts at the gallery, which also focuses on paintings and jewelry. Rogoway also features large sculptures on its outside, enclosed patio. Top Right: Deborah Barrios, left, and Jacqueline Zeitler are the new owners of the longestablished Rogoway Gallery, located at 5 Calle Baca, Tubac. Information at 398-2041


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5 MONDAYS CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR at TJ's Tortuga Books & Coffee Beans, 19 Tubac Rd. 398-8109.

SAT, FEB 6TH - LAST CALL GIRLS perform at the Old Tubac Inn, 7 Plaza Rd. from 6-10pm. Rockabilly, Squawkabilly, & Hillbilly Dance Band. 398-3161.

TUESDAYS TOURS OF CALABAZAS & GUEVARI MISSIONS. Call Spirit Step Tours for information & reservations 3982655.

SAT, FEB 6TH – BLITHE SPIRIT, Noel Coward's comedy about a seance gone awry when a writer's deceased wife returns to bedevil the writer and his new wife, at the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, call 520.399.1750 or visit

FRIDAYS BECKY REYES plays live at 5:30 at the Amado Territory Steakhouse, I-19 eit 48. 398-2651.

SUN, FEB 7TH - SUPER BOWL PARTY at 4pm at the Old Tubac Inn, 7 Plaza Rd. Big TVs, Big Prizes, Big Fans. Complimentary Food & Drink with raffle tickets. 3983161.

MANY GALLERIES IN LA ENTRADA DE TUBAC are staying open on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout February until 8pm, welcoming visitors with art, gifts and wine. SATURDAYS ANGEL PEREZ plays live at 5:30 at the Amado Territory Steakhouse, I-19 eit 48. 398-2651.

FRI, FEB 5TH - COMMUNITY PRESENTATION ON NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA DESIGNATION for Santa Cruz Valley at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. 12:30 to 1:30pm. 429-1394.

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv NOW THRU FEB 14TH - ARIZONA EDGES, a national, juried EXHIBITION and sale of all media art. The exhibition is free to the public. At the Tubac Center of the Arts. 9 Plaza Road. 520-398-2371 THURS, FEB 4TH - at 9:00 am the TUBAC THURSDAY MORNING BREAKFAST FORUM PRESENTS INA ZEEMERING speaking on "Healing with Horses: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy". She is President of the Zeemering Pet and Human Therapy Foundation which runs programs for families and individuals using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Located in Michigan, the Zeemering Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of 85 acres of pristine woods, wetlands, meadows and horse facilities in perpetuity. Forum meets at Plaza de Anza - Artist's Palate Restaurant,  40 Avenida Goya, Tubac. Tickets are $10.  LIMITED SEATING.  398-3333. Admission includes a full sit down breakfast. Additional information on the speaker and on the Forum can be obtained at- http:// THURS, FEB 4TH – BLITHE SPIRIT, Noel Coward's comedy about a seance gone awry, at the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley at 2pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, call 520.399.1750 or visit

FRI, FEB 5TH - FIRST FRIDAY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY DAVID BLIXT ( 5-9pm, plus Wisdom’s Famous Fish & Chips at Wisdom's Café. 520-398-2397. Jewelry show. Help us celebrate the Tucson Gem & Mineral show! Stop by anytime during business hours today for an amazing jewelry show by emerging Napa artist, Kyra Neyhart, who creates amazing yet affordable pieces using semi-precious stones & sterling silver. Celeste & Irene wear A LOT of her pieces. FRI, FEB 5TH – BLITHE SPIRIT, Noel Coward's comedy about a seance gone awry when a writer's deceased wife returns to bedevil the writer and his new wife, at the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, call 520.399.1750 or visit BEGINNING FEB 5TH - Marty Cohen’s lecture series “THE UNIVERSE IN A CUP: WHAT’S ALL THE HOOPLA ABOUT QUANTUM PHYSICS ANYWAY?” offered weekly through Feb 26th by the Green Valley campus of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Arizona during the Spring 2010 semester. Membership/registration packets are also available at the Joyner-Green Valley Library. Contact Penny Schmitt at the OLLI/UA office, (520) 626-9039 or, or visit

TUES, FEB 9TH - FIVE MILE BIRD HIKE. Bird several different habitats and see a variety of species with a guide. Hike begins in desert uplands and reaches Sonoita Creek. Bring sturdy shoes, binoculars, water and snacks. Hike is approximately five miles and four hours long. Call to register. At 8:00 am. For information/preregistration call: (520) 287-2791 and leave a message. Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Visitor Center located within Patagonia Lake State Park. TUES, FEB 9TH - TUMACACORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK'S LIVING HISTORY TOUR OF CALABAZAS AND GUEVARI MISSIONS from 10am to 4pm featuring an historical character at each site. Bring lunch & water. Cost $38. Reservations required, call Spirit Step Tours at 520-3982655. TUES, FEB 9TH - BOYCE THOMPSON & BESH BA GOWAH DAY TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International - 398 9705 or TUES, FEB 9TH – POETRY READING in Tubac from 5-8 p.m. 57 Bridge Road,(Look for the abode in the back). First part is happy hour, you are welcome to bring snacks and wine to share. We will spend the remaining part of the time having an open forum to read, recite and receive feedback from our fellow Poets. You are encourage to participate with an original piece of yours as well as a piece from a poet you may have been inspired by. For more information, you may reach Martita at 520.398.3113 or e-mail her at

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Where Art and History Truly Meet

Art for the Discriminating Collector Across the street from St. Ann’s Church in Historic Old Tubac PO Box 1478





Community Center not being sold

Although there have been comments made in the past 12 months that Santa Cruz County might consider selling the building which houses the Tubac Community Center because of budget problems, County Manager Greg Lucero said at a Jan. 28 meeting, “I don’t see it as a facility that will be shut down.”

He was responding to a question from a member of the Nogales Rochlin-Santa Cruz County Public Library board who asked about the branch libraries. Ed Delci asked Lucero what would happen to the libraries in Sonoita, Rio Rico and Tubac “if the county closes a building,” and that’s what elicited the response from Lucero. He said that at the Tubac center, “Operational expenses are minimal.” He said the personnel costs are what are difficult, but that there aren’t any for that building. Tubac’s 3rd fire station nearly completed

Fire Station No. 3 for the Tubac Fire District, located in northeast Rio Rico, is expected to be completed by late February and a ribbon-cutting will be held in early March, Fire Chief Kevin Keeley said. Funding for Station No. 3 and Station No. 4, also in northeast Rio Rico which is also now under construction and which may be finished in August, comes from a bond election approved in November 2008. The two fire stations, with nearly identical floor plans, are costing $6.8 million, which includes a large fire truck for each, and one water tender truck.

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In addition to serving northeast Rio Rico, on the east side of the Santa Cruz River, Keeley said these stations will indirectly assist Tubac, Tumacacori, Amado, and northwest Rio Rico residents because the emergency medical and fire responders won’t have to leave Tubac’s Stations 1 and 2 so frequently to respond to northeast Rio Rico. What’s happening with the state park?

Although the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is one of many that will be closed this year due to budget limitations, local groups are working to protect the park.

Now open Thursdays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the park is scheduled to be closed on March 29 for an unknown period of time.

The Tubac Historical Society has agreed to head up a new community group that is working to find ways to preserve and secure the state park. Among the groups who’ve sent representatives to recent meetings are the Tubac Historical Society, the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona, the Tubac Rotary Club, the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, the Tubac Center of the Arts, “A Park for Tubac,” the Tubac chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Association, the Tumacácori National Historical Park, the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance and the Tubac Community Center Foundation.

Developing a business plan that can be submitted to Arizona State Parks is the first goal, said Carol Cullen, who has served as a moderator for the groups. “Security and preservation are our goals, at the very least. We would also like to keep the park open at a minimal level,” Cullen said. That would require local funding and volunteer support. What’s happening with the county park?

The Ronald R. Morriss county park in Tubac was closed on Jan. 8 by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors as a result of the dismissal of parks maintenance staff due to budget cutbacks. The park is reached by taking Calle Iglesia east of the shopping area and has a ball field with bleachers, restrooms, and play equipment.

There was discussion at several Board of Supervisors meetings in the past two months about how to respond to two groups in Tubac who pledged volunteer time to help keep the Ron Morriss Park open. Those are the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council and “A Park for Tubac.”

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One problem is liability insurance. County Manager Greg Lucero said any volunteer group would have to show a certificate of $1 million in insurance. Still undetermined is whether the county or the volunteers would pay for water and electricity.

It was anticipated that county staff would gather more information and bring the issue again to the supervisors at the Wednesday, Feb. 17, meeting in Nogales. New tax for library district planned

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors may create a new countywide library district in May. There’s no requirement for it to go to a vote of the citizens, under state law. The district would fund the central library in Nogales

and branches in Tubac, Rio Rico and Sonoita. A new secondary property tax of approximately 14 cents per $100 of assessed valuation would provide the revenue. For more information, contact District 3 County Supervisor John Maynard at (520) 375-7812.

Extra computers coming for library

The Tubac branch of the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library will receive three new computers in the upcoming months. The branch library is in the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd., and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Statewide, through the Recovery Act Public Computer Center grant, the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records will help 84 public libraries in the state enhance service to their communities with additional public-access computers in their institutions, Library Director Suzanne Haddock said. Arsenic no longer in local water

January water bills for Tubac customers of Arizona American Water Co. were higher, due to rate increases approved last November by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

A spokeswoman said the rate increases were expected to average 17 percent for residential customers.

On the positive side, a new arsenic removal plant in Tubac constructed by the company went into operation in late December and water now meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. The new plant on the West Frontage Road just north of Interstate 19 Exit 34 was built by Arizona American Water and is partially funded by a grant from federal Stimulus Package Funds (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or ARRA.)

Customers will be charged for the operating costs of the arsenic removal system starting next year. The company will submit its costs to the Arizona Corporation Commission which will then determine the additional fees. National Heritage Area presentation

The public is invited to a community presentation about the proposed National Heritage Area designation for the Santa Cruz Valley at a meeting in Tubac on Friday, Feb. 5, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. Benefits of being designated a National Heritage Area include both economic and non-economic benefits. A spokeswoman said the proposed Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area will provide a framework for heritage-based economic development, including tourism-related increases in local jobs, business incomes, and tax revenues. 

The schedule for Feb. 5 includes the introduction of the board of directors and executive director at 12:15 p.m., a presentation on the National Heritage Area at 12:30 p.m., and a question and answer session at 1 p.m. For more information, visit or call Vanessa Bechtol, executive director, at (520) 4291394. (Contact Kathleen Vandervoet at




James Culver & his Leather Working Studio by Carol St. John





Belts, wallets, handbags and occasional specialty items are the products born in James Culver’s Leather Studio at 16 Tubac Road.

As soon as I walked into the studio, the sweet smell of rawhide hit me. When the tall man with the Burt Bacharach smile greeted me and offered me a seat, I was complimented because in a one-man business, timeouts cost. That is why the Culver handbags and belts are being sold on the other side of the studio’s wall, in Sole Shoes where Jim’s wife, Donna Culver, showcases his newest work. Donna and Jim brought their businesses together this summer, merging and renovating the former stores, Rodeo Jane’s and The Pot Shop. Combining Sole Shoes and the Culver Leather Studio was a stroke of genius. Now Sole Shoes fronts the leather studio workspace and leaves Jim visible, but with a buffer against the constant interruptions of retail.

Jim is one of that dying breed of entrepreneurs. He is a true craftsman. What makes him unique is that he is has survived forty years of market swings, design changes and most recently a plethora of cheap manufactured products

coming out of China. Success proves he knows what works, pays attention to the market place, understands that he must reinvent his art regularly and stay focused.

Like so many boys, Culver was interested in construction early on. He loved his Tinker Toys, his erector set and model car kits. He began constructing leather designs when he was only sixteen. Looking for interesting employment, he responded to a newspaper ad and claimed he could do leather work. Shortly after, with his Scottsdale mentor’s encouragement, he discovered he really could. In college, where he studied art, drama and English, he found himself continuing to work with leather. His craft was enhanced by combining experience with a growing knowledge of space and design.

When you see the handbags he creates, you realize that each of them is like a sculpture where the elements of design are strictly enforced; elements such as line, shape, color, texture, detail work and refinement. He views each purse as a whole, considering the angles and shapes from every perspective.

Culver has a sense of style that doesn’t betray him. There’s something in a Culver bag that is recognizable. It may be the predicable quality and deft handling of the design. It may be that there is a forever look to them.

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He is a constructionist, a precise, organized person who believes value rests in integrity. He demands that of each piece he creates. Is it as refined as it should be? Is it practical? Is it durable? Does it reflect the current trend? About his work he says, You have to be true to yourself. To know when to start and when to stop. Handbags are hot right now. He considers the current trends great fun. Big poofy bags are in, the wilder the better. I couldn’t have sold an orange bag five years ago. Now handbags are more prominent in a woman’s wardrobe than ever. Michael Kors and Louis Vinton have inspired the market place.

The Culver studio feels like commitment. It holds tools and machines that are not available for miles around. Sitting in front of the small parts cabinet’s myriad drawers, I am reminded of those old fashioned desks with all their cubby holes so many little items neatly ordered and ready for use. How intriguing I found them, always thinking I might find a treasure long forgotten. Here, in the leather studio, one will find snaps, needles, posts, strap hooks, duffel feet and rivets amid many other assorted necessities. On the belt bench are tools I never knew existed, cutting dies, clicker dies, and punches.

Sewing machines are also basic tools for this artist. Spools

of threads in many colors are arranged against the wall. Polishing machines, puncturing machines, wenches, hammers, all have their place in the array of what it takes to run a one-man operation. This is a person who obviously fixes his own machinery and treats it with respect. The studio represents years and years of acquiring, and a belief in what it can produce. It takes this kind of spirit to keep going through flush times and thin. (Not too thin, evidently.) The shop is bright, busy and the lines of new handbags are doing well.

With his two sons Zane and Sean at the university now, his wife’s business in tandem with his own, it is this man’s fortune to be feeling as well as he does about his work and the future. He admits that, like for any other artist, the work can be very solitary. Bringing in apprentices has helped him address that isolation. It also has satisfied his need to pass on the age old craft which can only be learned by doing. As he says, Apprenticing is still the best way to learn.

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Stables Ranch Grille evokes Tubac’s Spanish past in its cuisine and atmosphere. The restaurant, formerly stables for Spanish Ranchers in the New World, is nestled below the Santa Rita Mountains and among lush cottonwoods on the Santa Cruz River.

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You may see their wares any weekday from 10 to 6. James Culver is at his studio from Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 4 pm.

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The village of Tubac is lucky to have the Culvers, their boys and their combined energy.


Jim has played the musical shops game for 14 years in Tubac. The four different locations he has occupied have led him back to the front of town on Tubac Road where he began. With more space now and an established clientele he expects to be in this spot for the long haul.

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Ross Stefan of Tubac as an arts colony brought about the Tubac we know and love today.

Morrow was one of nine children of a Native American woman of the Wyandotte tribe who had been married several times. This heritage, Morrow later said, enabled him to earn a living selling candy and nuts because people of Indian descent were not required to obtain peddlers’ licenses.


hen the founder of modern, ‘artistic’ Tubac arrived here by means of his own Piper Tripacer airplane from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, it was at the suggestion of his eldest daughter, who happened upon Tubac during an exploring venture out of Tucson in 1956. She knew her father would love it, and indeed he did. The 57-year old William Morrow had come through an astonishing childhood, contrived a good living selling candy and nuts, and travelled the world. He was in Tubac less than 5 years, but the vision which he created with

In an interview he gave to the Arizona Citizen in February, 1960, Morrow said he ran away from his Indiana home at the age of eleven and was taken off a freight train in Williams, Arizona by the local sheriff there. “He gave me the choice of going to school or going to jail. I chose school.” The sheriff arranged for a family to take him in, and Morrow worked after school at 25 cents an hour to pay for his board. He stayed in Williams a year. He then went to Superior and invested a few dollars in sugar, water, and some raspberries which were transformed into candy, “candy that sold like hotcakes for five cents a throw.” In the same interview he says he later stowed away on the HMS Hood, the largest battleship afloat at the time, and was put ashore at Panama.

An oral history in the Tubac Historical Society made by Morrow’s grandson William Truly Nolen tells the story of Morrow’s wedding. “My grandparents met in Philadelphia during the 1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial. My grandfather and his brother Howard had rented concession sites and they hired my grandmother to sell candy. Her name was Eleanor Blakemore Cadman, and she was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. This was a chance for her to earn a little extra money. Her father was a mission preacher so they weren’t wealthy, and she was kind of putting herself through school. My grandfather Bill asked her out to dinner and fell in love with her immediately.” They were married three weeks later by a one-armed justice of the peace in Media, Pennsylvania.

Morrow’s daughter writes, “Their marriage, heated, tumultuous, and difficult, survived in spite of endless disappointments and disputes. They had six children, two daughters and four sons. The unconventional team eventually owned a chain of successful stores, The Morrow’s Nut Houses, which sold nuts and candy.” Apparently, the firm went by another name at first and ran into some litigation issues. In his oral history, Nolen says, “My grandmother said one day, ‘Why don’t we just call it Morrow’s Nut House, because we’re just a little bit crazy trying to make a living this way?’ And that’s how the name came to pass.” Morrow discovered during the Depression

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Friday, February 5 – 1st FRIDAY ~ 2-for-1 margaritas all day plus live music by David Blixt (www. 5-9pm, fish & chips all day

Friday, February 5 ~ Jewelry show. Help us celebrate the Tucson Gem & Mineral show! Stop by anytime during business hours today for an amazing jewelry show by emerging Napa artist, Kyra Neyhart, who creates amazing yet affordable pieces using semi-precious stones & sterling silver. Celeste & Irene wear A LOT of her pieces. Friday, February 12 ~ Live music by Eduardo Valencia 5-9pm, fish & chips all day.

Saturday, February 13 ~ Please stop by between 11-3 to meet our very special guest, children’s author, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (www.butterflyheartbooks. com) She will be here to sign copies of her fabulous books and to meet you, your children & your grandchildren. Her two books, My Nana’s Remedies and Hip, Hip, Hooray, it’s Monsoon Day! are steeped in family history and tradition (just like Wisdom’s!) Roni is the recipient of the 2009 Judy Goddard/Libraries Ltd. Children’s Author of the Year award and is the 2009 OneBookAZ award winner.

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“that a man might not be able to make his house payment, he may not be able to buy clothing for his back, but he’ll buy a piece of candy to enjoy for a few minutes.”

that both structures and landscaping meet his (or his appointed representative’s) aesthetic standards of Spanish Colonial style before they could be built.

Morrow met Ross Stefan on his first visit to Tubac and famously gave him a thousand dollars and said, “Buy me something, kid.” Stefan arranged for Morrow to purchase the Lowe House where Nancy Valentine now lives. Morrow made a number of improvements in the house including adding a swimming pool while he set about purchasing everything he could in Tubac. Local resident Joe Solares says, “Bill Morrow always had his hand in his pocket, buying property from anyone who was selling.” Morrow later bought the Otero Ranch from Joanna Shankle Davis, who was, like Morrow, a keen private pilot. Morrow saw the potential of making the historic ranch into a country club with a golf course, but he sold it to a group of investors that included Bing Crosby who brought the idea into reality.

Morrow’s grandson remembers what must have been the first or second Tubac Festival of Art. “I recall some kind of festival. My grandfather was absolutely ecstatic that he finally got all these people together and things were finally rolling. But it was shortly after that that he left. He was not a detail person; he worked very hard, had a lot of enthusiasm and imagination, but he was never very good at the day-to-day running of anything. In all of his businesses he always found somebody to manage them, and he gave them 100 percent control and left it alone. He never touched it again.”

In 1937 Morrow seized the opportunity of accompanying an expedition to the Amazon with the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences. Morrow signed on as part of the support team to collect specimens, but during the expedition he also played a vital role in communicating with the native population. His grandson says, “His ability to communicate had to do with his ‘simpatico.’ He understood people more than language.”

The first part of Tubac to be officially developed was the twelve lots of Tubac Heights, on the other side of the highway. Working with the Recorder’s Office in Nogales, Morrow inserted a number of deed restrictions on all the land he bought and proposed to re-sell. He insisted that no businesses could set up in residential areas, that only private one story single family houses be built, and

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Morrow developed a plan for a central Tubac plaza, built the arch at the entrance of the Tubac Golf Resort, and encouraged a number of artists to move to Tubac. The first were Howard and Sophie Steiger whom Morrow met in Alamos and encouraged to come to Tubac. The Steigers in turn brought other artist friends, who in turn brought others, and the artists’ colony began to grow. Frank and Gay Griffin also found Tubac in 1956 and took a keen interest in its history. With Morrow and the Garrett family, the Griffins donated the land which became Arizona’s first state park in 1958. This was when Art and History actually met at Tubac.

Tubac Historical Society is interested in obtaining more information on Morrow. If you have photographs, anecdotes, or letters, please call THS at 398-2020. �

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Shaw Kinsley is the author of the recently published book Tubac in the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. The book and an accompanying set of 15 postcards are available at the Tubac Historical Society, T.J. Tortuga’s Books and Coffee Beans, the Tubac Center of the Arts, the Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company, or directly from Shaw at

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Anthony Tay, the owner/chef of Shelby’s Bistro in Tubac has a penchant for turning ordinary fare into something unexpected. He loves adding lavender, cumin, rosemary and other spices to his recipes for what he calls the Shelby’s “wow factor”, that hard to define something extra to inspire local residents and visitors to say—“wow! I didn’t know I could get food like this in Tubac”. Ever since he expanded the Shelby’s Bistro menu and hours of operation to include dinners on Wednesday to Saturday, he continues to add flavor

and value to every meal that Shelby’s serves. His latest offering, “grab-andgo” dinners are rapidly becoming a Shelby’s trademark. Each day there is a different choice of enticing “graband-go” dinner entrees to take away, such as tender Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair pasta (my favorite pasta), Blackened Mahi Mahi with Mango Tequila Lime Salsa and brown rice, or Portobello Mushroom Ravioli topped with an aromatic sun-dried tomato pesto and other tempting dishes. Normally entrees such as these would cost at least ten to fifteen dollars or higher elsewhere, on Shelby’s graband-go menu they are only seven

dollars. Adding to the already value packed concept of “grab-and-go”, Shelby’s Bistro now offers the same “grab-and-go” menu with a twist, “wine-and-dine” in the restaurant with a glass of house wine for only ten dollars. Nestled amongst specialty shops and art galleries in the Mercado de Baca, Shelby’s lovely outdoor patio with umbrella-shaded tables, overlooks the scenic horizon of the Santa Rita Mountains against a backdrop of an azure blue Arizona sky. Inside the cozy restaurant, original works of art, prints and colorful posters adorn the

Local artist, Armando Moreno's original artwork graces the walls at Shelby's Bistro.

walls befitting a bistro in an artist colony. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, inviting leisurely lunches or relaxed dinners over such entrees as tender baby backed ribs accented with a tangy house made barbecue sauce or lavender rubbed grilled chicken breast stuffed with pungent blue cheese and pecans, topped with a compote of dried cherries. The wait staff at Shelby’s Bistro greets every guest as if they know him or her personally. They also may be the most congenial and attentive group of servers I have come across in Tubac or other parts of southern Arizona.

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boneless chicken breast Linda enjoyed came topped with a savory mixture of chopped spinach, prosciutto and goat cheese in a creamed sauce, adding unexpected flavors to a boneless chicken breast. To my delight, the generous sized grilled pork chop I relished had a mixture of sautéed chopped tomatoes, capers and green olives on top for a very enjoyable taste sensation. Their wines are equally diverse for pairing with their many different dishes. The American Zinfandels are genetically linked to the Italian Primitivo grape and have similar taste characteristics; these are the perfect choices to sip with Shelby’s pizzas, pastas and burgers. There are Cabernet Sauvignons from Chile, my personal favorite wine region for Cabernet Sauvignon for their richness as well as Pinot Noirs to enjoy with the grilled Portobello Mushroom sandwich or chicken, and pork dishes. Also available are Merlots from Chile, Argentina and California to have when you are looking for something less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon and with more body than Pinot Noir. For white wine lovers there is a selection of five Chardonnays, plus a Pinot Grigio, Riesling and a Sauvignon Blanc to have with seafood or salads. For those of us who remember wine labels better

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Armando, who served my wife Linda and me our dinner the night we were there, is not only a convivial server but a talented artist as well. His original, Spanish motif oil paintings displayed on the walls at Shelby’s puts on view his artistic skills for everyone to take pleasure in as they dine. Maybe I am old fashioned but there is something “storybook” about being served by a working artist in a restaurant in an artist colony. It is the same intriguing feeling I have when served by an out-of-work actor in a restaurant on Broadway in New York City—is this an “I knew you when” person to remember? The dinner menu at Shelby’s is appealing to a wide range of appetites with bountiful salads, tasty sandwiches, different pasta dishes, pizza with a large selection of toppings to choose from and dinner entrees—all with a Shelby’s twist. Their fried calamari, lightly dusted with flour and fried to a perfect tenderness, that we shared, came with a flavor-rich, racy marinara sauce made with chunks of green olives and tangy capers that we would happily have eaten with a spoon. My rich navy bean soup was brimming with pieces of ham and sweet red pepper and then finished with cilantro for another Shelby’s twist on a traditional recipe. Our dinner entrees were just as interesting. The grilled


than wine producers’ names the wine list conveniently has the image of the wine labels for fast and easy recognition of our favorite wines. In a room full of regulars and visitors, we were not the only ones captivated, intrigued and pleased by the food at Shelby’s Bistro. Seated at a nearby table, Marilyn Piper from Colorado longingly declared, “I wish the meal would not end” as she finished a very large ball of fried ice cream topped with whipped cream and a strawberry. Clar and Lad from Iowa, who eat there every week when they are staying in Tumacacori, are so impressed with the variety of interesting food at Shelby’s Bistro that Lad said, “They plan to try everything on the menu before returning to Sioux City”. From pizza to pasta, juicy hamburgers with rosemary and blue cheese to pan seared sea scallops, blackened

tuna or peppered New York strip steak, Shelby’s restaurant has a little something for everyone that always includes a touch of the Shelby’s “wow factor”. Shelby’s Bistro is open for lunch seven days a week. On Wednesday through Saturday, there is a happy hour from 4:00PM to 6:00PM with half-priced appetizers and one dollar off drinks and dinner from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Call 398- 8075. Grab and Go, Wine and Dine, Happy Hour and tantalizing flavors at Shelby’s Bistro everyday—WOW.



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of the Seri as they were thought to be cannibalistic. “Don’t make them mad at you.” Years later, studying the history of the Seri, I learned the basis for this unfounded rumor.

When I was a kid camping on the Sonoran coastline between Kino Bay and Guaymas with my family and friends, I heard legends of the Seri people who once occupied those lands, and learned of their ceremonies about the sea turtle and their creation stories. We would go to the beach each year during spring breaks, and many of the Mexican people from Hermosillo would also spend their Easter vacations camping on the beaches, so we had the opportunity to learn much of Mexican cultures. Once we explored a cave in the hills above the coastline and found remnants of shell beads, which, I am embarrassed to admit, I still have in a personal collection. Toward the end of the 60s and early 70s we had heard about the famous ironwood carvings made by the Seri Indians. Apparently an American sport fisherman had visited the homeland of the Seri near Kino Bay in the 1950s and realized their market for shark liver had died out with the advent of artificial vitamin A, and

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The Seri are a nomadic people who roamed the seacoast in pre Hispanic times from south of Guaymas to just north of Puerto Libertad. They made a subsistence living by hunting and gathering along the coastal plain, and fishing in the Sea of Cortez. Sometimes they wandered inland in search of food, and sometimes they were involved in war-like confrontations with other inland tribes. As hunter-gatherers, they were very independent and somewhat aggressive. saw that they needed a new way of bringing income into their homes. One of the Seri men, Jose Astorga, was carving an ironwood figure, and the fisherman commissioned him to create artistic figurines to sell in the states. Many others began carving, and a new

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tradition was born. We decided to visit the village and buy some carvings. It was a great experience, and the carved figures were delightful. Even in the 1970s, our friends in Hermosillo warned us to be careful

The Spanish tried over the centuries to “civilize” these people, and “reduce” the area in which they lived to a farming pueblo close to the Sonora River in what is now Hermosillo. The area in which they lived is still called the Villa de Seris, although now it is filled with modern housing and commercial

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districts. The Seri slowly filtered back to the coast – not interested in farming or in settling down to the ways of the Europeans. Although their numbers were greatly reduced by the viruses and diseases brought by the Spanish, the people were mostly ignored until the end of the 1800s when Mexican ranchers began to bring cattle to the coastal areas to graze. The Seri thought this was great, and slaughtered the animals whenever they were hungry. The angry ranchers retaliated and began a wholesale campaign to wipe out every living Seri Indian. These were called the Encinas Wars, named after the rancher most active in this campaign. He started and spread the rumor that the Seri were cannibals in order to justify his actions. The evil rumor lasted for decades. Although the Seri were not eliminated, their numbers were greatly reduced. By 1920, there were only around 100 Seri left. Today there are about 800, mostly living in the villages of Punta Chueca and Desemboque, both north of Kino Bay. For a while, the government set aside the territory of land on the island of Tiburon just west of their traditional hunting grounds. Most of the Seri were “deported” to this island for their

other on the mainland, and is most similar to some of the Colorado Indian tribes. Perhaps someday DNA analysis will prove one way or the other if the Seri are originally from the Baja California area. There was a strong Evangelical influence within the Seri culture in the 1950s and 60s, and although they were never overcome by Catholocism in colonial times, many have converted to Christianity more recently. However, even though their numbers were small, they still retain some of the ancient traditions of their people.

own protection. Water is scarce on the island, and living is tough. You could find pottery jars in caves on the island in the 1990’s, where the Seri stored precious water while they occupied the island until the 1940’s. With the greatly reduced numbers, many of their traditions were lost, as well as the variety in their gene pool. However, some of the stories, legends, ideas, and ways of making a living off the desert remain today. The Seri are tall in stature – much taller than many of the ethnic groups


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Creation legends told of the sea turtle’s importance to their lives. Rarely a sea turtle was captured, and the Seri would hold a four-day ceremony to provide protection for the turtle before it was released, unharmed. The Seri would build a special shelter to shade the turtle, cover it with elephant tree branches (or torote tree) and they painted symbols of power on the Continued on next page...

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in the southern part of Mexico. Legend has it that they originated from a tribe of giants who once occupied Baja California. The Spanish missionaries heard legends of giants who painted the caves of the Sierras in Baja. David Yetman mentioned in a personal conversation that certain plants found only in the Seri territory of Sonora are normally endemic to Baja California – such as the boojum tree. Perhaps the Seri brought them over. The Seri built boats of reeds – similar to boats used in Baja California. Their language, Comca’ac, is like no

One of the strongest is the reverence for the leatherback sea turtle. The Seri regard the leatherback turtle as a sacred embodiment of their ancestors. It is to the Seri what corn is to the Tarahumara and the Hopi – the essence of life.





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THEÊS ERIÊI NDIANSÊ OFÊM EXICO the sea. In doing so, they are reviving their traditional ceremonies, singing to the baby turtles in the hopes the larger ones will return to their sacred grounds.

Continued from previous page... turtle’s carapace and flippers. Everyone participated in singing sacred songs to the leatherback, gaming and dancing. There was a time in the mid twentieth century when the leatherback was hunted by the Seri, but today they maintain strong emotional, spiritual and cultural ties to the leatherback, and believe they communicate with the turtles through their songs. It has been over 20 years since the Seri have performed these ceremonies, as, since then, no leatherbacks have been encountered in the northern part of the Sea of Cortez. Only 2,300 adult female Pacific leatherbacks are thought to remain, making it the world’s most endangered marine turtle. The Seri are helping to bring back the endangered turtle by protecting turtle eggs until they hatch and return to

Another great tradition is the making of the famous baskets. Since the Seri were nomadic, and pottery was too heavy to carry, their baskets became legendary. They were made mostly of the limberbush (jatropha cuneata) or lomboy found along the coast in the bundle and coil method. The Seri would line the baskets with resin from creosote bushes to make them watertight. However, some of the women could weave baskets so tightly, they held water with out any help from resins. You will see huge baskets – perhaps 2 to 3 feet high and just as big around made for a young lady’s coming of age ceremony. It can take up to two years to make such a basket, and the celebration is huge when it is completed. Baskets of all sizes and shapes are for sale in the villages, and they can be quite pricey. However, their tightly woven style imparts a lasting

quality that is well worth the price. The sale of baskets has almost replaced the sale of ironwood carvings in the village as a source of income. The commercial fishermen in the town of Old Kino had access to electricity, and once they realized the numbers of ironwood figures leaving the Seri villages, they began to make figures, but with electric band saws, jig saws, sanders etc. and to crank them out in great numbers. Eventually they depleted the supply of ironwood, (olnea tesota) and it was declared illegal to cut green trees. Now only dead wood can be used for the carvings, and often it is brought from miles away. There have been several studies of the Seri people, but the most comprehensive and often considered the best is by Richard Felger, People of the Desert and Sea – an Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians. About the author:Tubac resident Cathy Giesy and her husband Marshal Giesy operate Fiesta Tours International, their touring company which offers tours and educational adventures through Mexcio and Cetral and South America. Contact Fiesta Tours International at 520-398-9705 or visit their website at

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Joseph Casey - Master of esCape by Mary Bingham


ometimes one or two little lines in a book or magazine will be the source of a really great story. This tale falls in that category. An article titled “The Mysterious Gunman” in the December 1966 issue of The West magazine caught my attention with references that read: “The three preyed on ranches on both sides of the Patagonia Mountains. Salino (sic) Otero at Tubac lost heavily to them.” and “However, Otero felt certain that it had been Casey and his bunch. He went to Tucson to consult Bob Paul who was then county sheriff…. Otero told him that Casey was responsible for all the stock stealing in the southern part of Pima County*.” Author, Maurice Kildare, was writing about an outlaw named Joseph ( Joe) Casey, and Tubac Land Grant owner, Sabino Otero. The hunt was on to find the source of that little tidbit. So far, the source eludes me, but the story is a humdinger. In fact, at least three authors and historians have written about the following events, but many failed to check their facts and dates, and all but one failed to make any attempt to tie up the loose ends. Hopefully this article will fill in the missing details.


Rather than cattle rustling, Joseph Casey’s first run-in with the law in Arizona appears to be for a case of armed robbery in Calabasas, ten miles south of Tubac. On July 15, 1882, Casey broke into what was known as a “sporting house,” robbing a prostitute and her client. The Arizona Weekly Citizen notes, “There [Calabasas] he possessed the reputation of being a desperate character, willing even anxious to undertake any evil deed that might suit his devilish purposes.” Shortly after the robbery, Casey tried to hold up the proprietor of a nearby saloon without success and managed to get away. Later that same night, Pima County Sheriff Bob Paul arrived in Calabasas en route from La Noria** to Tucson. He had in custody two prisoners, Frank Morton and a man named Graham. Morton was charged with murder and Graham with horse stealing. The next morning, Paul arrested Casey and arranged to lockup all three prisoners in the basement of the new Hotel Santa Rita which was still under construction. It was arranged that William Cunningham would guard them while Paul tried to track down the man Casey robbed. Paul needed to get his statement.

Meanwhile, in what would become the first in a series of escape attempts, Casey managed to squeeze out of a window and made his way to a nearby brickyard. The brickyard belonged to George W. Atkinson who was the contractor for the luxurious Hotel Santa Rita, the dream resort of Colonel Charles P. Sykes. Atkinson was also the Justice of the Peace and went after Casey cornering him in the brickyard. Casey was ready to put up a fight and told Atkinson, “You dammed —— of a —— I will take that gun away from you, and shoot you with it.” Fortunately, a man named William S. Edwards arrived about that time and helped Atkinson recapture Casey. Atkinson, as Justice of the Peace, held a preliminary hearing and Casey was “committed to jail to await the action of the grand jury.” Paul returned soon after, unsuccessful in his attempt to find the man who was robbed, and took his prisoners to Tucson. A little over a month earlier, another crime took place and Casey would be destined to be linked forever to the perpetrators of that event. On June 6, 1882, three men, John W. Murphy,

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Daniel Gibson and William Moyer killed a well-know gunman named James Levy. It could rightly be argued that the coldblooded murder of Levy was no loss, but it was how the murder was committed that incensed the citizens of Tucson. Levy arrived in Arizona, probably in late 1881 or early 1882, and his reputation had preceded him. Michael M. Rice in his personal firsthand account concerning “The Lynching of Redfield & Tuttle and Events Following” notes: “[Levy] drifted west to Nevada and then acquired a fighting reputation by successful encounters with the gun toters of Virginia City, White Pine and Pioche. In Tombstone the gun men left him severly (sic) alone. I have seen him call down Wyatt and Morgan Earp on the street when they hinted indirectly that it was best for him, that he vacate the camp. Even Luke Sheet (?) and the much touted Bat Masterson passed him by on the off side of Allen Street.” Rice along with Peter Gabriel, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, witnessed the event along with many others. Standing not more than 10 feet from the confrontation, Rice included a fourth gunman besides

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Murphy, Gibson & Moyer, named “Crooked Mouth” Green. His is the only account that I have seen that includes that name. Rice went on to state: “Levy with a friend came out of the [Palace] Hotel doorway, when he butted up against Murphy’s gun. With both hands in the air he cried out, ‘I am unarmed you damned coward.’ That was the last word he ever spoke. He was actually riddled with bullets.” Doctor John C. Handy examined the body and found 12 rounds in Levy’s chest and abdomen. Word spread throughout Tucson of the cowardly manner in which Levy was dispatched. An angry mob gathered at the jail and things got ugly. The mob burst through the courthouse door and entered the corridor where George Foster and George Hand managed to turn them back by aiming water from the nozzle of a 6” hose on the crowd. Rice said it carried the “full force of the Tucson Water Works,” and the crowd quickly dispersed. With Murphy, Gibson and Moyer now ensconced in the Tucson jail, the list of murderers and hardened criminals was rapidly growing. By contrast, Joe Casey’s crime seemed mild. Casey was indicted for ...continued on page 21

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Artistic Perspective

"There is an occupation known as painting, which calls for imagination, and skill of hand, in order to discover things not seen, hiding themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and to fix them with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist." ~ Cennino Cennini 1370-1440 Methinks Cennino Cennini was onto something. Art begins as an idea that finds its way to the surface and can not recreate the exact image but becomes its own entity. The artist painting apples is looking for more than the apple, rather the essence of the apple. Some will make them hard edged and some will make them soft. Some may deconstruct and others reconstruct. Regardless, every artist will add a human touch, an interpretation to the apple whether they intend to or not. Even a realistic apple painting becomes an esoteric expression--an invention. A painting is the product of the mind versus the hand. When a song is written, it has generally been rattling around in the composer’s brain for awhile. Before a dance is choreographed it is a kinetic impulse coming from deep recesses of the mind. Some see this creative process as magic, and perhaps it is. How else can we explain a Stravinsky, a Martha Graham, a Georgia O’Keefe or an Ayn Rand? When a golf ball soars across an undulating course heading for an invisible tiny hole somewhere in the distance, and then drops and rolls, circles the designated spot and climbs in, is also magic. Impossible, really.  That pass made over the football field, flying beyond the reach of brutish men, finding a receiver’s magnetic hands, thirty or forty yards away, is asking us to believe in what? Every time we see a record broken, every time we think we have seen the full extent of possibilities, we see yet another. I have always been fascinated by this phenomenon of more - greater, faster, finer or finest. I take it to mean that despite the marks of Olympian

scorekeepers, there is no such thing as absolute perfection. Our dreams and intentions are actually capable of pushing us further and further out into the realms of potential. We are making up the world, its rules, its limits and its boundaries; excellence and beauty are dynamic manmade concepts. Science has proved us wrong time and again when we try to fix facts. Think beyond Galileo and examine your own lifetime. A friend mentioned she looked back at her coursework in geology from the 1960’s. It is irrelevant now, she said. Actually, false, in most cases. Our knowledge of the universe has exploded. The edges of it stretch into numbers that didn’t even exist when I was studying the cosmos. What does this mean to us? How can we find security in a world we can only imagine?  I have looked into the faces of the victims of this unstable planet, those in Thailand, in New Orleans, Haiti. They are so far away and so close, and it is not hard to grieve for them, to understand their grief along with all those we know who are suffering; the dying, the abandoned and those cast out of the context of that which was what they had thought was real. “The world is coming to an end,” cried one young Haitian woman.  Of course, of course the world is coming to and end.  It always does, for each of us. But, could we be wrong about this?  Is it just beginning? Is this merely a phase of reality, some kind of lesson for the next reality?  Is there such a thing as tomorrow or have we dreamed that up too? Could we actually transform our tomorrows if we envision a planet where all humans are a family; where nations of greed transform nations of poverty? Where life itself is honored for its role in the incredible system of interdependence that exists on our planet? We will have to dream such things before they can happen. If we don’t, it will never happen. And if the dream is to be manifested we can only expect it to be the result of hard work

and dedication, just as every other visionary work requires. We are all artists, using whatever skills we have to bring order out of chaos. We name beauty, clouds, waters, seasons, gods, and stars, as we impose ourselves on the world in order to claim it. We sculpt in our kitchens, organize our closets, choose books to mold our minds; we design our bodies with rags or muscle, we fill them with fried ants or French fries. So much choice and yet, is there any choice at all, do we delude ourselves? I think not. I think we have tremendous power and it exists in our intentions. We can turn, turn, turn this world around by simply changing our minds. We can see differently, consequently act differently and react differently. Not only does a better world need to be envisioned first, it needs each of us to perform our magic, our art, our music our dance our words our expertise. When we envision a world of compassion and balance, we will bring it about. Afterwards we will look back at the past and ask what those primitives thinking? That old world will look barbaric and crude, bent on self-destruction, and blind folly. I, for one, am going to start today, imagining a world where the basic needs of food, shelter and water are available to everyone; a world where animal and vegetable species of every kind are valued and protected and war is no longer an option. I will honor Cennino’s words and put to use my own powers, paint the pictures of what does not but could exist, and then put it in plain sight for others to contemplate.  

Tu b a c H i s t o r y

Joseph Casey - Master of esCape ...Continued robbery on October 6, 1882 and his trial began on October 23rd. The prosecution’s case against Casey was not going well. The male witness was never located and the prostitute made a terrible witness. It looked like Casey’s case would soon be dismissed. That night, Murphy, Gibson and Moyer staged a jail break, releasing six other prisoners at the same time. The six include Casey, Tim Hurley, Pat Mahoney, Frank Morton, John Webber and R. A. Westover. Casey quickly headed out of town, possibly in the company of Hurley. A month later, Casey turned up in El Paso where he was recaptured and placed in jail on November 15th. At least two articles claim El Paso City Marshal, Dallas Stoudenmire, made the arrest. However, Stoudenmire was killed on September 18, 1882 in a drunken saloon brawl with the Manning brothers. So that part of the story does not hold up. Sheriff Bob Paul was notified of Casey’s recapture and hopped the next train to El Paso. Unbeknownst to Paul, Casey escaped from the El Paso jail that same night. Sheriff Paul was

not pleased when he arrived, but was advised that another of his escapees, Tim Hurley, was reported to be hiding just across the border. Paul set off after Hurley and succeeded in recapturing him and returning him to Tucson. The close proximity of Casey and Hurley may indicate that they were traveling together. Author Roy O’Dell writes that Casey was “captured again in Big Springs, Texas and transferred for safekeeping to the jail at Colorado City, Texas in January.” Once again Casey attempted to escape. This time a Texas Ranger stepped in to assist the jailer as Casey tried to take his gun. “Casey spent the remainder of his stay chained to the floor, subsisting on a diet of bread and water,” according to O’Dell. Interestingly, it would be nearly two months before Casey would be brought back to Tucson on March 17, 1883 — St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish outlaw’s luck was rapidly running out. Notes: * Santa Cruz Co. was created in 1899. ** Presently known as Lochiel and located on the border east of Nogales. Next moNth: Joseph Casey – master esCape artist, part ii



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SourceS: - Ball, Larry D., Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912. Albuquerque: university of New Mexico Press, © 1992. - Hayes, J. M., “Anatomy of an execution.” The Tucson Citizen, date missing. “Joseph casey, Turn Her Loose—Good-bye Were his Last Words.” Arizona Weekly Citizen, April 19, 1884. -Kildare, Maurice, “The Mysterious Gunman.” The West, December 1966. - o’Dell, roy, “Joseph casey – Arizona escape Artist.” Laramie: university of Wyoming: Quarterly of the National Association and Center for Outlaw and Lawman History Vol. XIII, No. 2, Fall 1988. - rice, Michael M. “The Lynching of redfield & Tuttle and events Following.” Arizona Historical Society: Pima county files.

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system, eggs may be laid during May-June when it is hot and dry, the annual plants have dried up and died. Other plants need rains to stimulate growth. These insect eggs resist desiccation and super high temperatures, awaiting a nicer climatic situation and food.

’ve lived here in the Sonoran Desert for the past 35 years, and I am always amazed when I hear the trite comment that we have no seasons. Sure, we don’t have those extremes of seasons so nicely marked out on the calendar, but we have many changes that affect life just the same, sometimes subtle but sometimes drastic. You may wonder why I mention seasons when I am writing about the bug world. Seasons and the changes they bring help make the insect world so successful.

Insects go through life histories we call metamorphosis, a word that means change. In our own families we see individuals mature in various subtle ways. With so many different types of insects, there are several different means of growing up. These growth patterns may confuse people because it is usually quite different from how most animals develop, but then most animals don’t get to add wings in their adult stages either. “Where are they now?” implies change. Looking at some different insects we see that eggs may hatch into nymphs (like small grasshoppers as an example) or into caterpillars (like butterflies). The nymphs will eat, shed and get bigger until at last shed (or molt), fully developed wings appear. The caterpillar also eats, molts and gets bigger, and finally changes into a pupal stage. Many of you may know this as a chrysalis. Even more



The bugs of Southern Arizona have developed individual strategies for surviving the extreme conditions of the seasons. In winter, many bugs, like scorpions, hide until fairer weather, shutting down development in a a condition called diapause. Illustration by Joseph Birkett

dramatic changes occur inside the pupa, until an adult butterfly has been “formatted” and emerges to fly about the yard. Changes aren’t always this obvious. Yet, all these developments are important to help us understand where the insects are now. These developmental stages I noted are many times tied closely to seasons, and have evolved certain specialties that allow survival . Eggs may be laid in niches that protect. If the weather is cold, they have structural features and even antifreeze that keep them viable. Winter may be selected by the adults as the time to produce eggs because insects whose offspring eat leaves would have no food, and thus starve. Or in our desert




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What about caterpillars or nymphs? Maybe they arrived in time for partial feeding and development, but now find hiding spots underground, inside plants or other shelter. Remember insects are small and flexible, and need much less space to hide. If winter arrives before full development, these insect forms also have ways to resist extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. Shutting down their systems, a term called diapause, means survival. It takes environmental cues to start their engines and prepare to finish growth. A new season brings new food and milder climate, and renewed activities by the insects.




When a caterpillar has eaten enough, it stops and goes to find a secret place, safe from predators and the elements of Nature, and pupates. It produces a strange exoskeleton that doesn’t move, doesn’t feed, but allows dramatic changes inside. The pupa may be exposed to the elements, or hidden in the soil or in a silken cocoon, all of these protecting it from harsh weather. In the East, a cocoon may be made in the Fall, providing



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shelter from the arctic winters. In the desert, it may help in our colder periods, or maybe protect this insect from the unbearable heat of summertime with its insulation of silk and air pockets. Take your pick.

A nymph may find shelter and molt into an adult, not as dramatic, but still tied to the seasons, and probably food resources. Now it has wings and can move to new habitats and find foods needed and mates to complete its life.

Finally adult insects are out and about. When do we notice them? Well in the desert the majority of insects are active at night when humidity is higher and temperatures are a bit nicer. They may be active in the daytime but they have mechanisms to protect from dehydration or sunburn. The strange thing about adult insects is that few of them live more than a few weeks, out only to mate and reproduce, and then they die. If their development requires a long dormant period, they, too, can diapause in a secluded niche, awaiting seasonal signals of approaching good weather. So where are they now? Each species has evolved those different life stages to keep them safe from weather, predators and such, utilizing hiding places that we may not recognize-to accommodate change. Their best survival tactics are to avoid bad times, times of no food, harsh climate or exposure to dangerous predators. They are always around, but in different clothes and behavior modes to guarantee life. r


Sherry Tolman

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“The Leap” - Watercolor by Sherry Tolman

Watercolor painter Sherry Tolman will be the featured artist at the 51st Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 10-14, 2010. Tolman’s painting entitled “The Leap” was selected as the winning entry in this year’s Tubac Festival poster competition and will be featured on the commemorative festival poster. Tolman’s watercolors are remarkable for their crisp lines, vivid colors and simplicity of style. Sherry says of her art, “I work with watercolors because they allow me to paint the subject matter as surreal. Whether animal, floral or scenery, the structure is familiar but the colors are left to the discretion of the artistic imagination.” Originally from Washington State, Tolman is a full-time artist who travels around the country and participates in art shows year-round. Her work has won numerous awards and has been featured in local magazines in her home state.

Posters will be sold during the Festival at the Tubac Historical Society booth at the corner of Tubac Road and Hesselbarth Lane. Tolman will be available to sign posters for visitors during the five-day event.

The Tubac Festival of the Arts will feature 175 juried guest artists from around the country. Artist booths will line the village streets among the more than 100 yearround shops, fine art galleries and artist studios. Free horse-drawn trolleys, a food court, art demonstrations and music will add to the festival fun.

Located 45 miles south of Tucson at Exit 34 on I-19, the village of Tubac is a haven for art, history and nature lovers. The Festival is presented by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (520) 398-2704 or visit their website www.

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a house BeCoMe a hoMe by Kathleen Vandervoet Home and garden decorative accessories, and items for pets stock a charming new shop in Tubac’s Mercado de Baca Plaza on Tubac Road. Indigo & Olive opened in October 2009 and its owned by Lissa and John Hastings. New to Tubac, they had a home furnishings shop, “Captain’s Cargo,” in Camden, Maine, for 10 years and then the Inn on the Paseo in Santa Fe, N.M. They first visited Tubac many years ago since a friend lives in Green Valley. And they cite their friendship with Richard and Stephanie Fears, owners of Accent on Mexico across the courtyard from their shop, as another reason for opening their business. The alluring shop’s items run the gamut from souvenirs and hostess gifts, to helpful gardening

items for those with a green thumb. They decided not to feature Latin American crafts. “We’re not going the Mexican route because that’s well represented” in other Tubac shops, John said. A big seller has been the solar lights -bright hues of nylon-covered globes that hang outdoors. A small solar collector on top means the lights emit a soft glow after the sun sets. “Fire pots” of attractive glazed pottery for the center of a table have an alcohol-based gel in the pot’s center which can be lit to provide a flame. They’ve sold quickly and more have been ordered, Lissa said.

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Cedar furniture includes the always comfortable Adirondack chairs. “We have a catalog and can get additional furniture like dining tables and beds,” Lissa said. On display is a raised cedar bed for gardening. Bright indoor rugs are popular and outdoor rugs are in a nearby section. Beguiling rabbits and other animals for the garden are made from old Italian molds, Lissa said. They look like stone but are cast from resin. Organic cotton dog beds in a wide range of sizes and colors are featured, along with dog toys and snacks from Zuke’s of Durango, Colo.

customers: “We want to grow that way a little more.” The shop’s walls featuring trendy colors such as olive, squash yellow and cream set off the lovely decorative items. Those include striking framed high-density color photographs by Vicky Stromee. Glassware, lamps, a wide variety of accent pieces for table tops and walls, and a small number of antiques provide great browsing opportunities. The inventory isn’t completely finalized. “We want to find out what the community wants,” Lissa said. “If local people want us to carry something – tell us. If we can do it, we will,” John said.

Some of their inventory is termed environmentally friendly, created with recycled materials. Lissa said they hope to bring in more of those items but that will be determined by the response from

Indigo & Olive is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call the Indigo & Olive at (520) 398-9763.

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WED THRU SUN, FEB 10TH THRU 14TH - THE 51ST ANNUAL TUBAC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Arizona’s longest running art festival, this juried show features the work of 175 visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country. Festival booths line the village streets, mixed among the 100 year-round shops, fine art galleries and working artists’ studios. Horse-drawn trolleys shuttle visitors around the historic village. An eclectic variety of arts will be showcased including watercolors, oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, music, gourd art, photography, leather crafts, glass, clothing and wood. The entertainment lineup includes ongoing art demonstrations, music and more. The Festival Food Court offers a variety of ethnic foods including Greek, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Zuni Frybread and Southwestern fare, as well asAll-American favorites like barbecue, burgers, chili dogs, curly fries, wood-fired pizzas, funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle corn and roasted nuts. Visitors can take home treats including gourmet pastas, spices, salsas, honey, regional wines, garlic specialties, jams and jellies. (520)398-2704. AT THE FESTIVALDAILY DEMONSTRATIONS BY NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS MONROE & LILLIE ASHLEY & GLASS SCULPTURE BY ROBERT SANDERS at Old Presidio Traders, 27 Tubac Rd. 398-9333.

Kirsti Blanchard, one of 64 artists whose works were selected for ARIZONA AQUEOUS exhibit at the Tubac Center of the Arts Feb.19-March 21.

WED, FEB 10TH - CAT CAVE LOOP HIKE. Hike the beautiful Cat Cave Trail with a volunteer. Hike is approximately 9 miles in rugged terrain. Come prepared with sturdy shoes, water lunch and perhaps a walking stick. Call to register. At 8:00 am. For information/pre-registration call: (520) 287-2791 and leave a message. Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Visitor Center located within Patagonia Lake State Park. WED, FEB 10TH - “REBALANCING PLANET EARTH,” a two-part presentation on global warming, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information, contact Penny Schmitt at the OLLI/UA office, (520) 626-9039 or, or visit www.olli.arizona. edu. WED, FEB 10TH – OREGON PIPE HIKING TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International - 398 9705 or fiestatoursint@gmail. com THURS THRU SAT, FEB 11TH - 13TH - A SCULPTURE EVENT at the K. Newby Gallery, in Mercado de Baca. Artists Receptions from 1 - 4pm featuring Esther Benedict, Jim Eppler, Connie Hendrix, James G Moore, Pokey Park, Gary Lee Price, Rebecca Todey, David Unger, Mark White, Bill Worrell & Star York.

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THURS, FEB 11TH - TRADE BEADS IN THE SOUTHWEST lecture by Bead historian Steve Ellis at the Santa Cruz Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society at 7 PM. At the North County Facility at 50 Bridge Road in Tubac. The presentation is free and open to the public. Mr. Ellis will present an overview of the importance of European glass trade beads in the West, with an emphasis on the Southwest, from the 1500’s through the 1800’s. He will share beads from this era with participants to examine at this informal and hands-on presentation, and will also give a short explanation of the significance of beads throughout history. Lewis and Clark and other great explorers and traders of the West excited the area’s Indians with these beads, so—just in time for the Gem Show--come see them for yourself. For more information about the Santa Cruz Valley AAS Chapter and its activities, call Alan Sorkowitz at 520-207-7151 or inquire via e-mail at THURS, FEB 11TH - The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players announce auditions for their Spring Musical, “THE SPITFIRE GRILL” on Thurs at 6:30 pm and Sat at 2:00 pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd. in Green Valley. To audition, prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic reading and a song that represents your range and abilities. Please plan to sing a cappella. The cast includes four women and three men.  The Women:  Percy Talbott, strong to ‘D’ ”, early 20’s; Hannah Ferguson, mezzo/alto, about 70; Shelby Thorpe, soprano, mid 30’s; Effy Krayneck, mezzo/alto, close harmony, 50’s. The Men:  Caleb Thorpe, top ‘G’, 40’s; Sheriff Joe Sutter, tenor to a ‘G’, mid/late 20’s; The Visitor, never speaks, mid40’s. “The Spitfire Grill”, a 2001 Richard Rogers Production Award winning play by James Valcq and Fred Alley, premiered off-Broadway in 2001.  The story of a young woman wishing to start life anew takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Gilead. Rehearsals begin Monday, March 1 and the play runs from April 29 - May 8.  For more information, please visit our website:  www.santacruzshoestringplayers. com , email to, or call 625-7242. FRI, FEB 12TH – PATAGONIA - SONOITA ALPACAS – VINEYARD DAY TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International - 398 9705 or FRI, FEB 12TH - LIVE MUSIC BY EDUARDO VALENCIA 5-9pm at Wisdom's Café. 520-3982397. FRI, FEB 12TH – PERFORMANCE at the Tubac Center of the Arts - BRAD RICHTER, a leading guitarist and composer, AND VIKTOR UZAR, award-winning cellist, blend their instruments for a truly memorable sound.  A limited number of tickets are on sale now for $20. 398-9836 for more information. At 7:30pm. 9 Plaza Road. SAT, FEB 13TH - FRIENDS OF PATAGONIA 7TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL WRITERS’ ROUND-UP from 10am to 3pm at Cady Hall, Patagonia (346 Duquesne St.). Writers who will attend are Mark Bahti, Betty Barr, Byrd Baylor, Joel Bernstein, J.P.S. Brown, Philip Caputo, Laura Chester, Stephen Cox, Alison Deming, Jane Eppinga, Elizabeth Gunn, Lynn Hassler, Juanita Havill, Mike Hayes, Fenton Johnson, Ken Lamberton, Susan Lowell, Gregory McNamee, Tom Miller, Gary Paul Nabhan, Margaret Regan, Richard Shelton and Stephen Strom. Proceeds

27 of the day’s sales will benefit the Friends of Patagonia Library, and contribute directly to its collection development. Library website: 394-2010. SAT, FEB 13TH - Please stop by Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori between 11-3 to meet our very special guest, CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (www. She will be here to sign copies of her fabulous books and to meet you, your children & your grandchildren. Her two books, My Nana's Remedies and Hip, Hip, Hooray, it's Monsoon Day! are steeped in family history and tradition (just like Wisdom’s!) Roni is the recipient of the 2009 Judy Goddard/Libraries Ltd. Children's Author of the Year award and is the 2009 OneBookAZ award winner. SAT, FEB 13TH - VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL WITH special musical guest, BILL MANZANEDO, ½ price bottles of wine, champagne and our special cherry-chocolate chip fruit burro, 5-9pm at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori. 398-2397. SAT, FEB 13TH - CHUCK WAGON & THE WHEELS perform at the Old Tubac Inn, 7 Plaza Rd. from 6-10pm. Swinging Country Rock and Western Roll. 398-3161. SAT, FEB 13TH - TUCSON SWINGS, “A BENNY GOODMAN CENTENNIAL” Featuring Julie Anne as vocalist and Jeff Haskell as guest pianist at 7:30 pm. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. At the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley. SAT & SUN, FEB 13TH & 14TH - ARTIST RECEPTION at The Red Door Gallery, 10 Plaza Rd. from 1 to 4pm. MON, FEB 15TH - PETROGLYPH HIKE. Hike to a petroglyph site on the north side of the lake. Stream crossing probable. Walking stick would be helpful, as would sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Call to register. At 9:00 am. For information/pre-registration call: (520) 287-2791 and leave a message. Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Visitor Center located within Patagonia Lake State Park. MON & TUES, FEB 15TH & 16TH – PASTEL WORKSHOP, intermediate to advanced from 9am to 3:30pm with Jean Ranstrom at Aldea de Artisticas, 14 Calle Iglesia. Focus will be on under painting, controlling values for strong compositions. We will work with making some unique color choices and the overall goal is to increase your pastel skills with much personal attention by the instructor. Contact Jean at TUES, FEB 16TH - JACK LASSETER, “THE OREGON TRAIL”. This is the true story of the Oregon Trail. They traveled from Missouri to Oregon for 2,000 miles, by wagon and on foot, across the Great American Prairie that stretched endlessly to the horizon, over and around the Rocky Mountains and on the treacherous Columbia River Gorge. They were away from family, friends and civilization. Why did they go; what was it like on the Trail; who went? At 7:00 pm Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door. At the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley.

TUES, FEB 16TH – RUBY DAY TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International 398 9705 or WED, FEB 17TH -“REBALANCING PLANET EARTH,” a two-part presentation on global warming, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information, contact Penny Schmitt at the OLLI/UA office, (520) 626-9039 or, or visit www.olli. WED, FEB 17TH – PHOENIX - TALLIESIN – CULINARY INSTITUTE DAY TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International - 398 9705 or WED, FEB 17TH - FREE INTRODUCTORY DRAMA WORKSHOP taught by Polly Schlitz from 5:30-7:30pm at the Tubac Performance Studios, 398-9156. WED & THURS, FEB 17TH & 18TH – OIL WORKSHOP, intermediate to advanced from 9am to 3:30pm with Jean Ranstrom at Aldea de Artisticas, 14 Calle Iglesia. Focus will be on paint quality, harmonious color, limited palette versus full palette. Composition emphasizing values. Adjusting photo reference so less is more in creating a painting. For more details and registration, contact Jean directly at THURS, FEB 18TH - THE TUBAC THURSDAY MORNING BREAKFAST FORUM presents the Speakers Bureau of Voices of Recovery speaking on “Emotional Illiteracy and Recovery from Addiction” The purpose of the Voices of Recovery Speakers Bureau is to educate, support, destigmatize and promote that “recovery works.” The focus is on education, treatment access options, and support designed to assist individuals seeking treatment, families coping with addicted loved ones, and the reintegration of addicted individuals who lived a destructive lifestyle into the community. Forum meets at Plaza de Anza - Artist's Palate Restaurant,  40 Avenida Goya, Tubac. Tickets are $10.  LIMITED SEATING. 398-3333. Admission includes a full sit down breakfast. Additional information on the speaker and on the Forum can be obtained at- http:// THURS, FEB 18TH – I’ITOI DAY TOUR. Available through Fiesta Tours International 398 9705 or

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Two Dogs by Russ Thompson

I walk a road between two dogs Their tails held high their noses close to the ground Searching for the messages and adventures not yet found The road isn’t wide but the dogs on my side Change its size, narrowing it as they move closer Than widening it as they are drawn away to farther sides One running ahead the other lagging behind I watch as they explore and allow myself to join in

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Wondering what it is they sense, what message was left Feeling an excitement as we stop and perk our ears to catch the sounds Lift our noses to catch the passing wonder on the breeze

Beauty Direct. Look, Touch, Enjoy

We are not limited by distance Or bound by time They move on Drawing me with them Suddenly they stop and look at me seemingly asking permission to continue I wave them on and their noses return to the search Let me be like those dogs eager to search but willing to please Head held high aware of what is and was left to be found

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Here’s hoping February is as kind to us as January was, a lovely month and we surely needed the rain, most of our country was covered in black ice and white snow, I remember those days in Michigan in the forties and fifties, truly unforgettable hardships! Aren’t we grateful? I love Arizona! Finally, the yellow finch returned, the grosbeaks said they wouldn’t tarry. I told them not to be so long at the fair next time. I always talk to the birds and the stars. I do believe I’ve told you how I’ve never seen such bright and beautiful stars as here in Tubac, Arizona.

IÊf oundÊa Ên ewÊsta r several months ago, I’ve named it the Rano Star, it’s bright and beautiful and it’s there for me. It’s right out and above my bedroom window, I talk to it as I behold it at night, like the birds, it listens.

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8 slices pumpernickel bread 4 large slices sweet onion 4 large slices tomato 4 tbl. peanut butter 2 tbl. mayo This will make 4 large sandwiches. Spread some mayo on one piece of bread, some peanut butter on other piece, lay onion and tomato on to cover the slice of bread, cut in half or quarters – enjoy! Please give it a try, it’s so very good!



Make cheese sandwich with favorite cheese, spread strawberry jam over all, do this before grilling, a truly tasty sandwich!

Butter each side of a split English muffin, spread one side with peanut butter, the other with orange marmalade, broil till muffin begins to brown, put a slice of cheddar cheese in between, close quickly and devour.

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TheÊ Bo r d er land sÊ Pho t o g r a p he r Text and Photos by Murray Bolesta IMAGES:

Top, left: Frost on the grass and the planks can be accentuated by the use of monochrome.

Top, center: A heart-warming hand waving “how do you dew” precludes a frosty reception.

Top, right: Frost will provide an exercise in contrast for the early-morning photographer. A horizon can often be depicted at an angle to provide some dynamism to the picture.

Above, center: The texture of a handrail aids an exercise in composition and depth of field.

Above right: Shooting into the sun, close up, can bring out Above, left: reflections and refraction. My lens’s bokeh, “Ani-mule” prints like these (raccoon?) form a or rendition of out-of-focus points of light, is tell-tale clue of critters that beat you out of bed. evident in this picture.


My name’s Murray. How do you dew?

The dictionary tells us that frost is formed when surfaces are cooled underneath the dew point of the adjacent air, and that a dew point varies by temperature and barometric pressure.

Artistically, frost provides a splendidly novel subject for you, the borderlands photographer, in a geographic place where those variables of meteorology don’t often occur.

Anyone who has migrated to southern Arizona from the northlands knows what frost is. Those folks may give this topic a cool reception and so, turn a cold shoulder to it. Frost reminds them of the clenched fist of winter, the icy grip of a season best forgotten. In the borderlands, winter is more of an abstraction; perhaps that’s why people retire to here, do you think? When frost does occur, it’s only for a moment. A nature photographer knows that most opportunities are fleeting: “found” circumstances form the basis of his or her work. So, one must go out and find frost. I find it often in February, and I find it in Arivaca.

A charming, historic borderlands hamlet where the coffee and the folks are warm, Arivaca is the site of a section of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, the Arivaca Cienega. Cienega, as you may know, means wetlands. A wetland, as you may know, is where the action is at for many desert photographers. Because a wetland is wet. Arivaca remains a bit isolated due to a long winding road west from Interstate 19 in the Santa Cruz River Valley. About 35 years ago the road was paved at roughly the same time as the valley’s interstate construction. The protection of the land of Arivaca Cienega is a story unto itself, as is the town.

For now, be satisfied with a short discourse on the glories of photographing the frost of the boardwalk of Arivaca Cienega. This boardwalk, unsurprisingly, is made of boards. These boards attract frost, as do the grasses of this place. You may want to chill out if you worry about the frigidity required

for good frost pictures. A nature photographer is a hardy beast who nevertheless takes consolation in the late hour the sun rises in the winter. If you hoist yourself from the downy comfort of your bed and arrive in Arivaca just before sunrise, you’ll meet the challenge of the moment.

As the borderlands sun rises, so melts the frost, quickly. So get out there and be completely prepared as any photographer must be. Capturing frost in a camera, as in all photography, is an exercise in capturing light. However, our frost is more subtle than northern frost, and so, is more of a challenge. Anything involving water in the borderlands is more fleeting and preciously tiny. Find an angle and a subject which emphasizes the high contrast of the frost crystals and the reflection and refraction of the rising sun. Avoid your footsteps, handprints, or other marks on the virgin frosted surfaces. In other locales, glass surfaces such as a window pane, provide transparent opportunities for capturing intricate, delicate patterns of frost, but now, we are out in the wilds of Arivaca Cienega, with no windows. So the focus is on the planks of the boardwalk and the grass that surrounds it. The reflected pinpoints of light on frost and melted frost can test your camera lens’s “bokeh.” Bokeh comes from a Japanese term and is the rendition of out-of-focus points of light, or the character of the blur. The size of these blurred points of light is a result of distance and your lens’s focal length setting. The optical quality of lenses impacts bokeh; a perfect soft-edged circle is considered ideal bokeh.

A charming bonus can be earned by finding critters on frost, or their tracks. These critters don’t mind so much being up early and out of their warm beds. The intrepid nature photographer uses them as role models in the pursuit of morning quarry. Murray Bolesta’s CactusHuggers Photography specializes in borderland images and supports the preservation of southern Arizona’s natural, rural, and cultural heritage. Murray’s home gallery in Green Valley can be visited by appointment and he can be reached at

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32 continued from page 27... across the nation. Every year AQUEOUS attracts hundreds of visitors to Tubac and admission is free. 520-398-2371. 9 Plaza Road. FRI, FEB 19TH - LIVE MUSIC BY LAURA MEYER (www. 5-9pm at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori. 398-2397. SAT, FEB 20TH - DAMS: DESIGN, DELIGHTS, DAMAGES AND DANGERS; A FIELD DISCUSSION, at 9:00 am. Meet at Sonoita Creek Visitor Center. A short walk on Patagonia Lake dam with dam investigator/geologist Sandy Kunzer will let us see as well as learn about this dam’s construction and its effect on the Sonoita Creek watershed.  Call Sandy Kunzer at 520-803-8490 for more information. SAT, FEB 20TH - GV Chamber Music Society and friends present “A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC” at 2pm. Free to the Public. At the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley. SAT, FEB 20TH - CHILLIE WILLIE GROOVE performs at the Old Tubac Inn, 7 Plaza Rd. from 6-10pm. Latin, Classic Jazz, Rythym & Blues. 398-3161. MON THRU WED, FEB 22ND – 24TH - For a rare treat in its 50-year history, Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center is offering STARGAZING NIGHTS for the general public on the WIYN 0.9-meter (36-inch) research telescope. The 0.9-meter telescope was one of the first research telescopes on Kitt Peak. It was built in 1962 and is used primarily for research that demands a wide-field view of the sky. The telescope is often outfitted with the NOAO Mosaic camera, which gives it a one degree field of view — equal to the apparent size of two full Moons. Many of the most famous poster-quality images from Kitt Peak have been taken with the 0.9-meter telescope. The program will be different from the Nightly Observing Program (NOP) and will start with dinner at 5:30 then a tour of the 0.9m facility a short lecture and in depth history of the telescope and Kitt Peak. Public Program Specialists will also give an overview of what’s in the night sky then off to the observatory to look at various

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objects through the 0.9m eyepiece. More information is on the website at There are a limited number of seats per night, and reservations will be taken on a first- come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot call the visitor center at 520-3188726. Guests should be able to walk up two flights of stairs without any assistance.

FRI, FEB 26TH - LIVE MUSIC BY AMBER NORGAARD ( 5-9pm at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori. 398-2397.

WED THRU FRI, MAR 3RD – 5TH – OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP with Lois Griffel at Aldea de Artisticas located in the Historic Lowe House, 14 Calle Iglesia, Old Town Tubac. Lois Griffel was the third director of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art and has taught workshops and given lectures throughout the US and Europe. Lois is author of Painting the Impressionist Landscape first published in 1994. Her second book, Painting Impressionist Color will be available February 2010. For more information call Lois at 520-207-4055 or log on to her website at


FRI, MAR 5TH - FIRST FRIDAY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY EDUARDO VALENCIA 5-9pm, plus Wisdom’s Famous Fish & Chips at Wisdom's Café. 520-398-2397.

SAT, FEB 27TH - HAYWIRE performs at the Old Tubac Inn, 7 Plaza Rd. from 6-10pm. Rockin Country Blues. 398-3161.

SAT, MAR 6TH - BEADED TREASURES Artist Reception with Kim Yubeta at the K. Newby Gallery, 19 Tubac Rd. in the Mercado de Baca from 1 - 4pm.

TUES THRU FRI, FEB 23RD – 26TH – WATERCOLOR BEYOND THE OBVIOUS - a workshop by accomplished painter, Mike Baily. At the Tubac Center of the Arts. 520-3982371. 9 Plaza Road.

SAT, FEB 27TH - JOE BOURNE & JUDY ROBERTS at 7pm at the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Jazz vocalist and international favorite Joe Bourne, accompanied by Judy Roberts, will present an evening of musical favorites including numbers by Ellington, Michael Bouble, Sinatra, Broadway hits and many others. Hailed as Chicago’s First Lady of Jazz, well known pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts relocated to Arizona last year. She will perform her own special renditions of standards and originals with a jazzy twist. SAT & SUN, FEB 27TH & 28TH - COPPER PATE ETCHING DEMONSTRATION WITH NICHOLAS WILSON, Wildlife Artist. Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 1:30 to 4:30pm at TJ's Tortuga Books and Coffee Beans, 19 Tubac Rd. SUN, FEB 28TH - MOONLIGHT HIKE. Experience the wonderful view of Sonoita Creek and Patagonia Lake by moonlight. Wear sturdy shoes; bring water, a flashlight and perhaps a walking stick. Trail is moderately difficult with a 350 ft. elevation gain. Call to register. At 4:30 pm. For information/pre-registration call: (520) 287-2791 and leave a message. Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Visitor Center located within Patagonia Lake State Park. SUN, FEB 28TH - TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RECITAL SERIES FLUTE, VIOLA, HARP TRIO at 2pm at the Community Performing Arts Center at 1250 W. Continental in Green Valley. Call 520.882.8585 for tickets.

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SAT, MAR 6TH - THE SIXTH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT EQUINE VOICES RESCUE & SANCTUARY ”A VERY SPECIAL HORSE EVENT,” from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd in Tucson, AZ, 85718. Training demonstrations will feature rescued horses and the methods used in their recovery. The program also features live and silent auctions with items of interest for everyone, a tack sale, and raffles with extraordinary grand prize drawings. Martha Vasquez, Special VIP guest from KVOA News 4, will be there to help celebrate the day. Donations of items and services are currently being accepted. Contact Susan Via at 520- 577-4915 to donate silent auction and raffle items. Contact Rene Iotti at 520-9757007 to donate tack items, and Diane Russell at 520-2079504 if you would like to volunteer the day of the event. Cost to attend the Fundraiser is $5.00 for adults and includes one raffle ticket. Children 16 years and under are free. Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary™, located in Green Valley at the Jumping Jack Ranch, is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to saving Premarin (PMU) mares and foals from slaughter. Equine Voices also works with law enforcement agencies to provide services to abused, abandoned, and starving horses.  Revenue from this event goes directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and recovery of horses in desperate need. For more information about Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary, log on to FRI THRU MON, MAR 12TH – 15TH – Tubac Center of the Art’s BANAMICHI AND THE RIO SONORA CHEF’S DELIGHT COOKING TOUR, March 12-15.  Gourmet Mexican cooking classes in Sonoran villages filled with beauty and

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history. Lovely accommodations, great food, hiking, photography, even tequila making! Reserve Now - Spaces limited; To register call Fiesta Tours International 520-398-9705 or TCA 520-398-2371.  Buen Viahe! TUES, MAR 16TH - TUMACACORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK'S LIVING HISTORY TOUR OF CALABAZAS AND GUEVARI MISSIONS from 10am to 4pm featuring an historical character at each site. Bring your own lunch & water. Cost $38. Reservations required, call Spirit Step Tours at 520-39802655. SAT, MAR 27TH – TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS AUCTION. Tubac Collectors, Friends and Art Lovers Gather your fine collectibles to benefit TCA! To donate an item call: Bob Prigmore  204-5667 or Paula Cooper  3982854. Preview on March 26, 2010. SAT, MAR 27TH - FOURTH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS EVENT, from 11:00-1:30 pm. Green Valley Assistance Services (GVAS) invites you to select a handcrafted bowl, sample delicious soup and bread from local chefs, and enjoy home-baked cookies, all donated by local artisans, chefs, and cookie bakers. This not-to-be missed lunch costs $10 and takes place at Valley Presbyterian Church, at 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Proceeds support GVAS year-round programs that help seniors and families who do not have enough to eat. This year more than ever before, we have neighbors who are hungry. We hope to see many of you as you take positive action to fight hunger in our community.

SAT & SUN, MAR 27TH – 28TH ARTWALK IN TUBAC, Sponsored by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy painting, sculpture, jewelry, leather, pottery and other art demonstrations by local and visiting artists inside studios and galleries. Special receptions give visitors a

chance to meet the artists represented in Tubac’s fine art galleries. Known as a haven for artists and a must-see for shoppers, Tubac offers an eclectic mix of more than 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios, as well as dining, lodging and golf. ArtWalk hours are 10am to 5pm daily. Admission if free. (520) 398-2704 or visit ANNOUNCEMENTS ART CLASSES available at Beads of Tubac, 5 Hesselbarth Lane. BEAD STRINGING, KNITTING, DRAWING, MOLD MAKING, ENCAUSTICS, WATERCOLORS, ACRYLICS, OIL, PASTELS, AND SCRATCHBOARD - with artists: Barbara Borgwardt, Kim Edwards-Keast, Carol Reilley, Dee Robinson, David Simons, Jan Thompson, Wanda Tucker & Rick Wheeler. Call 520-398-2070 or visit for dates, times and prices. THE SANTA CRUZ VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT libraries are accepting books for our ANNUAL BOOK SALE. We accept new and used books in good condition, paperback or hardback, fiction or non-fiction, any subject! In Tubac you may drop off book donations at Jane's Attic, 8 Will Rogers Lane. For those with children in school, you may also drop off books at any of the Santa Cruz Valley Schools. Each year we use the funds from the book sale to put new books in the hands of our students, and to purchase the supplies we need to run reading promotions at the libraries. In these tough budgetary times we can use your assistance more than ever. Please support our young readers by donating your used books, and stay tuned for our sale in February AT THE TUBAC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS! For more information about the fundraiser, please contact Rio Rio High School Librarian Lara Hull at 375-8778.

IN MEMORY MARY LOIS MAMER January 18, 1912 – January 20, 2010

Lois, a longtime resident of Tubac was born in Detroit Michigan 98 years ago. She taught Kindergarten for 37 years in the Michigan Public School system until retirement in the 1960’s. She chose sunny Arizona as her retirement place and then embarked on traveling the high seas aboard freighter ships. Lois loved the warm desert sun and especially her many friends who, at times, accompanied her on many of her excursions. Lois will be returned to her family plot in Michigan. No services are pending per her request. In Lois’ memory, practice a random act of kindness.

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Barrios has a finance background and she also stretches unpainted canvas for artists. “I got to know a lot of the artists in town doing that. They all know to call me and they order odd sizes and odd shapes.” She worked from Tucson as a national sales representative for pianos for 20 years before she came to the Tubac area. That explains how the gallery came to feature the stunning piano. The baby grand “sets us apart from other galleries,” Barrios said. The 1938 Steinway S “is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.” It was rebuilt in Europe and during the rebuilding, a burled walnut inlay was added.

Barrios said for the most part, the artwork on display is the same as before she and Zeitler took over, “and we’ve added a few as well, to give it our own flair.”

How do they choose new artists to represent? Frequently, artists will come in and ask if their work can be displayed. The immediate response is to have them submit images by email, Barrios said.

G a l l e r y Strict guidelines don’t come into play. Rather, it’s the immediate response generated by the artwork. “You don’t know ‘til you see it,” Barrios said. “The world is filled with fabulous artwork. It’s not that we’re here to judge whether it’s good or bad art, but we determine what suits us, and what fits in the flow of the gallery. “We want to add new artists and keep it fresh and exciting. It’s a constant balance.” The pair is enthusiastic about their new situation. “We love the village of Tubac,” Barrios said, “and we love our position in the village." “We want to uphold a certain image and quality. That’s our main goal,” Zeitler said.

Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery located at 5 Calle Baca, Tubac Open seven days a week, year ‘round. The phone number is (520) 398-2041.

ON THE COVER: "Dreams in Motion" by Esther Rogoway, acrylic 48" x 42"

Esther Rogoway has lived and studied in a variety of geographic environments that many artists would find exciting, inspirational and in some instances even mystical. These locales have become a part of her spirit, but it is from her inner soul that Esther creates her works of art that can be said to possess a surreal mystique. It is her intent to draw us deep into our own subconscious world of feeling when we view her creations. Her images present us with a swirl of color and form, offering the viewer an abstraction of reality that reminds one of being in a dreamscape where everything is somewhat familiar, yet ebbs and flows with a rhythm of its own. Her style must be described as contemporary, except it is not abstract. Her figures, primarily those of horses or people, are easily recognizable, but the nature of each composition speaks more to an inner world of feeling and imagination rather than to the outer world of reality. Although you can identify the subjects, they appear to only partly be there. Each painting tells a story, but the actual interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. Her bold use of color is pure and there is an elegant balance between opposites, or in some cases, the painting exhibits more of a subtle blending of compatible colors. All of Ester’s works exhibit masterful design and use of color, and in many there is a spirit that harkens to the American Southwest more than to any other locale. Esther is the daughter of noted artist Alfred Rogoway, therefore she naturally grew up around artists, writers and poets, being exposed at an early age to the lack of constraint on thinking or feeling. She also had the advantage of spending her formative years in San Francisco, Big Sur, Santa Fe, Taos, Canne (France) and Mijas (Spain), all being communities where artistry was an integral part of life itself. What better background to draw from if one is to become an artist? The years spent living in Europe were put to good use in developing her own artistic talents. Esther first studied at the Tumbridge Wells School of Art in England and later at the Art Institute of Barcelona in Spain. While she was living in Mijas, she had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of her father, Harry Morgan and Ann Dahlstrom, building upon their expertise and all the while developing her own distinct style. Esther worked for many years in the field of commercial art, then married and raised her family. Now that her children are grown, she is able to devote herself to her art, at long last having the time to fully express her inner feelings each time she sits down to work on a canvas. Her work is also shown in galleries, around the country.

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follow Calle Igelsia aournd the bend., take Bridge Road to the Tubac Community Center

La Paloma de Tubac

Bridge Road St. Ann's Church

Hugh Cabot Gallery

El Presidito

Hal Empie Gallery The Artist's Daughter Galleria Tubac Casa Maya de Mexico

Clay Hands Studio & Gallery

Sweet Stuff

Peter Chope Gallery

Old Presidio Traders

Out of the Way Galleria

Jane's Attic Cobalt Gallery

Roberta Rogers Studio

Rogoway Gallery

Indigo & Olive

Tubac Center of the Arts

Red Door Gallery Tubac Territory

Shelby's Bistro Karin Newby Gallery TJ's Tortuga Books & Coffee Beans James Culver Studio & Sole Shoes

Wild Rose Heirlooms

Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery ZForrest Gallery

Tumacookery Feminine Mystique Manos Damian Gallery Koorey Designs Casa Fina de Tubac

Casa Maya de Mexico Old Tubac Inn Beads of Tubac

Tubac O live Oil Co. Chio's

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Mercado de Baca

Emmy's Pilates Studio Tubac Embarcadero

The Artist's Palate Restaurant Coming Soon: Tubac Fitness Center & MIJ Hair & Nails Tubac Ranch

Café Presidio The Chef's Table Anza Marketplace

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“Part of me goes into every piece I design. I have a sense of commitment when I’m working on a piece. It must reflect what I feel inside. I want to make people smile, I want them to be comfortable with my work. There’s a sense of wonder and excitement when I began a new piece. I want the people who wear my work to feel it, too.” – KIM YUBETA



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February 2010 Tubac Villager  

The February 2010 issue of the Tubac Villager. A monthly journal celebrating the art of living in Southern Arizona. Circulation - 11,000 cop...

February 2010 Tubac Villager  

The February 2010 issue of the Tubac Villager. A monthly journal celebrating the art of living in Southern Arizona. Circulation - 11,000 cop...