Arizona Vol. IIII No. 5
“A Peaceful Refuge” oil on canvas by Barbara Hill
Pg 3 Cover Artist Profile: Barbara Hill by Kathleen Vandervoet Pg 6 Tubac Event Calendar Pg 12 Santa Cruz County Update by Kathleen Vandervoet Pg 14 Sensai Chic Virginia Hall Gallery by Carol St. John Pg 16 Stables Ranch Grille by Bernard Berlin Pg 18 Heir Looms by Joseph Birkett
Pg 20 Tubac Map Pg 22 Tumacookery Tubac’s Emporium for Cookery by Bernard Berlin Pg 24 Bruce Baughman Studio and Gallery by Ellen Sussman Pg 26 The Spanish Wine of Distinction: Sherry by Bernard Berlin Pg 28 The Frugal Gourmand Savoring Tapas at Home by Bernard Berlin
Pg 30 Future Uncertain for Tubac State Park by Kathleen Vandervoet Pg 32 The Borderlands Photographer Urban Abstracts by Murray Bolesta Pg 34 Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama review by Hattie Wilson Pg 35 Getting Her Goat Don’t Trifle with the IRS by Byrd Baylor Pg 36 Remnants from Ruth
B e g i n
e n d
y o u r
T u b a c
E x p e r i e n c e
P l a z a
A n z a
Please call for your appointment today (520) 398-0900
Itâ€™s a Santa Cruz Community Earth Day Event...Come One...Come All April 18th...Benefiting â€œThe Friends of the Santa Cruz Riverâ€?â€? Gathering Point...Plaza de Anza Complimentary make-up application with Make-up Artist: Jessica Pacheo by appointment $30 Value and Face Painting available for the kids
~By appointment. 520.275.3323
Emmyâ€™s Pilates offers a contemporary approach to improving balance, posture, flexibility and core strength. We focus on individual needs and tailor a program for you. ~Complimentary initial session.
Open Wed - Sun: 10am - 5pm Evening appointments available Wed - Fri Until 7pm
THE ARTISTâ€™S PALATE
Pasta â€˘ Pizza â€˘ Steaks â€˘ Seafood Mexican â€˘ Full Bar â€˘ Parties also available for Carry-Out
ANZA DE TUBAC,
L.L.C A Property Management Company Short & Long Term Rentals Residential Property Management/Leasing 5VCBD(SFFO7BMMFZ3JP3JDP
TUBAC EMBARCADERO Luxury Townhomes & Suites Fully Furnished www.TubacEmbarcadero.com Call (520) 398-8700 www.anzadetubac.com J. Zachery Freeland â€“ Broker
CAFE PRESIDIO Open for Dinner! Come by for your favorite Breakfast, Pastries, Lunch or Dinner
HAPPY HOUR DAILY: 4-6PM %PNFTUJD#FFSr*NQPSUr8FMM%SJOLTr8JOF
(520) 398-8503 - 7am-8pm
INTIMATE FINE DINING EXPERIENCE 8FFLMZ.FOV$IBOHFTt'VMM#BSt&DMFDUJD8JOF-JTU
2 Daily Sessions-Tues-Sat: -VODIBNQNt%JOOFSQNQN Culinary Classes Available All Day Sunday and Monday or Tues-Sat by Appointment Host Your Special Event or Private Party
entertainment, dining, food
5VFT4VOBNQN MVODI 5 pm - 9 pm (dinner)
your local Grocery and Deli
BeneďŹ ting The Friends of the Santa Cruz River Details in this monthâ€™s Tubac Villager Event Calendar
GIF T CERT IFIC AT ES A V A I L A B L E FREE PARKING CONVENIENTLY CONNECTED TO THE REST OF THE VILLAGE BY FOOTPATHS I-19 EXIT 34 Frontage Road (South of the Village)
FURNITURE & DESIGN WITH THE WEST IN MIND! See whatâ€™s new this month in our leather gallery. Featuring Hancock & Moore, the finest in American, hand-made leather and upholstery. From Buffalo to branded leather, we have the perfect piece for your Hacienda. www.sunsetinteriors.com. HunterDouglas Alustra Dealer! 520-398-8381 )PVST.PO4B4VOEBZ
DONâ€™T MISS THE FORUM AT THE ARTISTâ€™S PALATE: 1ST & 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 8AM $12 includes: BREAKFAST, BEVERAGE AND TIP!
DINNER FOR 2: $7.99 Relax and enjoy our beautiful patio or take home to enjoy! Catering and special orders available!
About this month’s cover artist
by Kathleen Vandervoet The exquisite scenery of Southern Arizona mountains, hillsides, arroyos and waterways are represented in the beautiful oil paintings of Barbara Hill, a Tubac resident since 1994.
“I love to do burros and rabbits. The burros are just so cute.” When pressed, Barbara recalled that while she was a college student in Colorado, “I used to own half of a burro.” She was working in a hotel restaurant and a burro outdoors had no one to care for him. “The local sheriff and I each paid half to feed the burro,” she said.
This talented professional artist said that even as a child, she enjoyed drawing but it wasn’t until after she worked as a bacteriologist that she had the opportunity to begin her formal study of art.
No matter how talented and skilled a person is, there are certain obstacles that pop up again and again. Barbara admitted she faces that too.
Hill’s inspiring paintings features scenes of local plants, cactus and trees. Often, she chooses to replicate a view of the stunning mountains that surround the Santa Cruz River Valley.
She sometimes makes a mistake in a painting and it occurs to her, she said, that “I know better. So I ask myself, ‘Why did I do that?’ A lot of times it has to do with value in a painting. Value is the dark or light. I tell myself, ‘You know better.’ You still make mistakes.
Barbara’s husband, Tom Hill, also a nationally acclaimed artist, said he’s observed that her paintings “are based on an impression or feeling” she has about something.
“Another aspect is perspective. If I’ve made a perspective boo-boo, Tom will point it out to me. I criticize his work and he criticizes mine. Together, I think we both grow,” she said.
Barbara agreed. “I think when I go for my walk I just see so many things. I’m always saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be a good painting.’ It’s walking in the morning, when the light is low and it creates these beautiful shadow and light patterns… and it’s seeing that. A lot of people can go for a walk and they don’t see that. It just turns me on and gets me excited.”
A painting begins with an idea. Sometimes she sketches out the painting on a canvas with a pencil. “A lot of times I just have it in my head and start. “In working in oil, I usually start with a dark wash over the canvas first, and it’s usually a burnt sienna, a medium value wash, and into that I put my dark darks and lift out my light. I’ll pretty much have the painting painted in this one color. This is the way the Old Masters worked.
In addition to their own painting careers, both led numerous workshops for many years, but now simply enjoy working when they choose to. Each has a separate studio in their spacious home on a mesa in the Aliso Springs area west of Tubac.
“Then the color – you have your values all set, and then the colors are put on top of that. And that’s they way I like to work. It really helps me get the values right,” she said.
Barbara’s oil paintings are displayed at Tubac’s Karin Newby Gallery and at Settler’s West Gallery on Campbell Avenue in Tucson. Selected works of Barbara and Tom, along with four other artists, will be featured in a show opening March 21 at the K. Newby Gallery with a 1 p.m. wine and cheese reception to which the public is invited.
On the days that she terms “painting days,” she works all day with brief morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. Tom sometimes will start the meal if she doesn’t want to stop. “You can get absolutely lost in a painting and the time will go by and you don’t even know it’s time to stop.”
Barbara also enjoys paintings that feature her favorite animals, ducks and burros. Born in Kansas, as a child she lived on a farm with her grandparents and “we had every kind of animal you can think of, the ducks, geese, chickens, horses, cows, sheep and pigs. For some reason I just loved the animals and being on the farm. One of my play places was the barn.” She worked in a public health microbiology lab for two years in California and then two years at U.C. Davis Veterinary School’s pathology lab. When her son, Mike was born, she stopped working to raise him. But the urge to be creative was never far below the surface. “I started painting about 45 years ago. I started going to night classes in college and taking art at Diablo Valley College” in Concord, Calif., she said. Watercolor painting was her field of choice. Before long, one of her teachers appreciated her skills and invited her to become a teacher at summer workshops held on the California coast at Asilomar in Monterey. “I think I learned more when I became a teacher than when I was a student,” she recalled. Next, she taught adult education art classes at Acalanes Adult Education in Lafayette, California for several years.
Barbara has won many awards over the years but no longer enter competitions. Selling at two galleries and painting for her own pleasure is sufficient. Her work has been chosen for an exhibit starting in July at the waiting lounge at the Tucson International Airport. Whenever the opportunity arose, she continued taking workshops from professional artists and that’s how she met Tom, who was teaching the class. He was divorced and she was going through a divorce, she said. They married in May 1979 and she joined him in Tucson. It was a few years later, in about 1984, that she decided she wanted to try something new in her artwork so she switched from watercolors to oil painting. “I pretty much was self taught. I knew watercolor and so I just transferred the skills. It was hard, because it’s a reverse of your thinking in putting the paint down. You have to switch your brain around,” she explained. Teaching herself was not that unusual. She has an extraordinary ability to accurately paint animals, which emerged in her early watercolors and continues today. Modestly, she said, “I just studied it through books.” She became an expert and wrote and illustrated the 1992 book, “Painting Animals, Step by Step.”
Barbara is not an all work and no play person. She hikes every Monday with the Tubac Hiking Group, which she led for the past few years, and she walks two to three miles every morning. She likes rocks and has a constantly increasing rock collection. Each year in April she plants and tends a vegetable garden. Tom added, “She’s a gourmet cook.” Above all, Barbara loves the light in the Southern Arizona sky. She’s traveled to more than 45 countries with Tom for workshops and vacations, but is just as happy at home. “When I see something, usually something out in nature with a lot of contrast, it just kind of turns you on. Sunlight and shadow does that, and you come around a corner and see a particular good view and you think, ‘Oh, that’s terrific.’ “I read in a book one time, and I think it’s so true, that an artist can paint a lifetime within one mile of their home. There’s just enough out there in a mile circle. It takes seeing.”
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. d Opinions expressed 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. March Circulation: 12,000. The Villager is made available at 180 Tucson locations, 400 Phoenix locations, and offered free of charge at locations in Tubac, Tumacacori, Carmen, Green Valley, Nogales, Rio Rico, Amado and Arivaca, Arizona.
March 2009 Tubac Villager Supporting Businesses are listed on map pages, 20 & 21 Many thanks to the excellent contributions from: Byrd Baylor Bernard Berlin Joseph Birkett Murray Bolesta Zack Gallardo Barbara Hill
Publishers/Editors/Design: Joseph & Hallie Birkett E-mail: TubacVillager@mac.com
write: P.O. Box 4018 Tubac, AZ 85646
Ruthie Carol St. John Ellen Sussman Kathleen Vandervoet Hattie Wilson
• Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery Contemporary Fine Arts
• Carol Curry Studio & Gallery A gallery of jewelry and fine art with southwest charm!
• Casa Fina de Tubac Offering furniture, design, accessories, ETC… with a unique & edgy twist!
• The Harrison Group Real Estate Services
• Renee Taylor Gallery
Our natural approach to business is providing positive experiences for all our clients.
• The Snack Bar Gallery
• KB Rock’n Beads, jewelry, gifts and rock related items.
• La Cucaracha de Tubac
Fresh Produce Apparel
Featuring a surprising assortment of imports and handcrafted items from south of the border.
• Commerce Bank of Arizona
• La Esplendida
Full-service, personalized banking
International home furnishings and decor.
• Cowboy’s Sweetheart Cowgirl Cool! Upscale western clothing, boots, hats and accessories for women and children.
• Manos Gallery
• Damian Koorey Designs
Art, interiors, gifts. Always looking for new artists… email bio and website or images.
Handcrafted Goldsmithing with extraordinary gemstones by Damian Koorey and Family.
• Misco Market Decorative items from south of the border.
• Elvira’s Restaurant
• Olive Oil Gallery
A Nogales destination coming to Tubac!
Unique Olive Oil Bar
• Feminine Mystique Art Gallery
Promoting education and awareness of Green.
Representing local, national & internationally recognized female artists.
• First United Realty
• One World, One Chance
• Paradise A pet lover’s boutique
Contemporary art & jewelry Great place for a Quick Snack – Hot Dogs, Fresh Sandwiches, Ice Cream & Art Gallery
La Entrada, an authentic, charming walking village with a collection of eclectic galleries, unique shops, dining and services at the entrance to Tubac.
• Southern AZ Title • Tubac Deli & Coffee Serving deli sandwiches, coffee, espresso, handmade pastries, pies & pizza. The place to meet & eat.
• Tubac Dental Dr. Brian Kniff, DDS, practicing Exceptional Dentistry with personalized comfort and care.
• Tubac/Santa Cruz Visitor’s Center Your first stop when visiting Tubac. Learn about our community and get help planning your visit.
• Tumacookery A delightful family owned kitchen shop.
• Yard Woman An old fashioned shop emphasizing health, wellness and happiness with a mission to inform and educate.
• ZForrest Fine Art Paintings, Sculpture & Glass
The Timeless wonder of Beauty. An investment you can count on Simplicity Elegance Extraordinary
Gems & Designs La Entrada, 4 Plaza Road, Suite D, Tubac, AZ
Make La Entrada — YourȇȐTubac Destination! La Entrada Tubac B R U C E BAUGHMAN
STUDIO AND GALLERY
ina de Tubac
Accessories, Bedding, Lighting, Window Treatments and much more!
LA ENTRADA DE TUBAC
Fun, comfort and quality!!
(520) 398-8620 La Entrada de Tubac 2221 East Frontage Road Tubac, AZ 85646
Resortwear Fun & colorful clothing We carry Small to Plus Sizes.
“Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting Experience” 2 Plaza Rd, Tubac 520-398-3366
2 P l a z a R d , Tu b a c 5 2 0 - 3 9 8 - 3 3 6 6
La Entrada next to the
(%2"3 s (%2"!,3 s (/-%/0!4()#3 Visitors’ Center (%!,4(9 &//$ s .!452!, ')&43 s 9!2$ !24
OPEN DAILY 10AM - 5PM
Sharon L. Sevara
Feminine Mystique Art Gallery
THE place for cowgirl cool in Tubac! Clothing, boots, accessories and gifts for women and children.
North End of La Entrada de Tubac 2221 E. Frontage Rd., Ste. H103 520-398-0400
Soup/Salad to Go Healthy Snacks Hot/Iced Teas
La Entrada de Tubac 520•398•0473 www.FemaleArtGallery.com Femi9Mystique@AOL.com Representing Local, National & Internationally Recognized Female Artists
6 Fridays- Live Music at Wisdom’s Cafe. Saturdays & Sunday, now thru April 26th - River Walks at the Tumacácori National Historical Park. The walks will be led by a park ranger or volunteer every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:30am. The River Walks will last 1 ½ hours, returning to the park in time for the 11am tour of the mission grounds. The walks begin at the park’s Visitor Center and follow a section of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail for about half a mile, to the river’s edge. The trail is flat and easy to walk. Participants will need comfortable shoes and water. Discussions during the walks may include several themes, including the O’Odham people, missions and settlement, plant and animal identification, the mesquite-bosque (forest) and riparian environments, and current issues related to the Santa Cruz River. The Santa Cruz River is an excellent example of the endangered southwestern riparian environment. Not only is the Santa Cruz a beautiful oasis for nature-lovers, it provides a critical habitat for abundant wildlife that live in, and migrate through, the Santa Cruz Valley. Although the guided walk will return to the mission by 11, participants may chose to continue on their own along the Anza Trail, which continues north for four miles to Tubac. The walk closely follows the river and crosses in three places on narrow bridges. However the trail is level, and walking, although sandy, is relatively easy. Because the area is rich in wildlife, particularly birds,
binoculars are useful. For information about the guided walks, call Tumacácori National Historical Park at 520-398-2341, ext. 0.
DDDDDDDDDD Now until Mar 22nd - 23rd Annual Arizona Aqueous Water Media Exhibit at the Tubac Center of the Arts.
Thurs, Mar 5th - Ron Hummel will speak about Sonoita Creek at the Patagona Woman’s Club at 2 pm in Cady Hall which is located on Duquesne Ave. next to the library in Patagonia. Sonoita Creek is one of the two remaining streams flowing in southern Arizona. The water and the diverse plant life it supports attracts many animals,
area residents about the creek, its unique habitat, and how to protect and preserve it. The creek flows from Patagonia to Patagonia Lake and continues to Rio Rico. A trail system has been developed below the park so people can now enjoy hiking the entire length of the creek to Rio Rico. Mr. Hummel will share the some of the treasures that one may expect to encounter if they explore this wildlife corridor. Everyone is invited to attend this free program Questions; call Anne at 394-2532 Thurs, Mar 5th - Sonoita Creek and Riparian Areas in the West. Volunteer Bob Handfield looks at the importance of riparian areas in the desert southwest as exemplified by Sonoita Creek, the threats to these riparian zones and what can be done to help ensure their survival. 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791)
At the Tubac Center of the Arts, its 23rd Annual Arizona Aqueous show continues through March 22. Don’t miss this display of innovative water-based pigments on paper. Wed, Mar 4th - Dr. Thomas E. Sheridan, author of many books on the Southwest and Northern Mexico will speak on his book,Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacacori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O’Odham (UA Press 2006) at the Tubac Community Center at 6pm. This book covers the use of these lands which include the upper Santa Cruz river valley from prehistoric times to the present. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Thurs, Mar 5th - Music - “Lucky Nevada” at Café Presidio. Fri, Mar 6th - Music - “Lucky Nevada” at Café Presidio.
birds, reptiles, insects and fish making it one of the richest eco systems in the West. Mr. Hummel will talk about the events that occurred over the years which impacted the creek, and how important its preservation is to the integrity of this area. Ron has been a volunteer naturalist Patagonia Lake State Park for 14 years, and six years ago started Friends of Sonoita Creek. The mission of this organization is to educate
Fri thru Mon, Mar 6th to 9th - Tubac Center of the Arts Mata Ortiz Tour. Call 398-2371 for more information. Sat, Mar 7th - Opening Reception for Sensei Chic and the Seven Deadly Sins Exhibit featuring Tubac Artists Virginia Hall and Mike Taylor. What happens when you pair the zen sensibility of master painter Virginia Hall and the raw ferocity of the earthly
continued on page 8...
Tubac Real Estate Team #1 agents in Tubac since 2005
34 Primeria Alta Under Contract
2340 Camino Esplendido $310,000
111 Calle Frida Kahlo $279,000
#7 Otero-furnished $330,000
1970 W. Frontage Rd. Under Contract
#6 Calle Dorado $320,000
2319 Balderrain $875,000
41 Via Campestre $355,000
2327 Esplendido Under Contract
#5 Ave. de Olivia $465,000
2251 E Frontage Rd., Suite #2 (just south of the Post Office)
2317 Tumacacori $395,000
Bill Mack: (520) 398-2945 Sally Robling: (520) 398-2222 Offi ce: (520) 398-2770 Email: Bill@Tubac.com Email: Sally@Tubac.com
Lots from $8,500 - $450,000
Virtual Tours Available At:
2008 Realty Executives. Realty ExecutivesÂŽ is a registered trademark. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity.
...continued from page 6 sculptor Mike Taylor? Magic and mystery. A unique and wonderful combination reflecting the reality of our humanity - body and spirit - this reception is from 5 to 9pm at 14 Placita de Anza in Old Town Tubac. The sensei is stylish, smooth and calm. The colors are rich, quiet and harmonious. The effect produces an exhale as the viewer enters mind space. The counterpoint to the elegant simplicity of Virginia Hall’s images are the sins. Big and greasy. Loud and frightening. Sculptor Mike Taylor’s vision of those deadly antagonists makes the viewer stop, look, listen and inhale. They’re a mesmerizing distraction those deadlies. Horrifying and interesting. Using found objects, metal and wood, Mr. Taylor creates an impressive display of sculptural objects to communicate violence, aggression, another aspect of self. Not to be missed, this collaboration is a first for these two artisits. The lovely ground and residence of Ms. Hall will be open from 11am to 5pm Wed thru Sun from March 8th to 29th and by appointment. For more info www.taylorhalltubac.com or 520-398-9234. Sat, Mar 7th - 4th Annual Arivaca Independent Filmmakers 2009 Exhibition from noon through 9:45 pm. The line-up of films this year is fantastic.; afternoon showings emphasize films that have a cultural, political and/or environmental themes. These are documentaries and short human interest works applicable to Arizona people, places and things. The evening films are quality independent short films or various genres. The event is at the Arivaca
Sat, Mar 7th - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents “Print Journalism Celebrated Since 1859” 10am-3pm at the Historic Schoolhouse in Tubac.
Arivaca presents its 4th Annual Independent Filmmakers Exhibition on March 7th at the Arivaca Community Center. Arivaca is only a short drive from Tubac - take I-19 North to Exit 48 and follow the beautiful, winding 25 mile Arivaca Road. On your drive, ,watch for bicyclists and cows and keep your camera at the ready. Pick up the Connection for further Arivaca info. Community Center. A PDF map can be found along with the film schedule at the website: http://arivacafilmexpo2009.blogspot.com. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. There is a raffle of photo, video and audio editing software. There will be a break between 5pm-6:30pm for a pot luck dinner. Traveling filmmakers need not worry about bringing food for the pot luck; the people of Arivaca will take care of the cooking. You will enjoy the rural scenery and good people of Arivaca. The event has a hometown feel and filmmakers get to connect directly with the audience. The popcorn is free.
Sat, Mar 7th - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents “Print Journalism Celebrated Since 1859” from 10am to 3pm in the Historic Schoohouse. The event honors Arizona’s 150-year-old newspaper, The Arizonian, which is still being printed on the original hand press at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. There will also be speakers including Sami Hall from Library and Archives and Hollis Cook, former manager, at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Sami Hall will talk about the Arizona Newspaper Project to digitize historic newspapers. The Library and Archives staff are digitizing
S A L E R O RA N C H
S PECTACULAR 36 A CRE RANC HE S N E A R TUBAC , A RI ZONA
Prices subject to change without notice.
CALL 1-800-726-0100 FOR BROCHURE
INTERACTIVE TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP AND PICTURES AT ARIZONALAND.COM
Arizona newspapers from 1880-1922. Although Library and Archives has just begun this project, they hope to have the papers digitized by 2012. Reporters will be able to search historic stories and compare what happened in years past to 100 years later. This is a national program and other states are doing the same digitizing. Readers will see why Arizona’s inclusion in the Union took so long, the voices on either side of the debate and the complex process by which Statehood eventually occurred. Other significant moments in Arizona’s history will
continued on page 10...
Imagine looking out from your patio into spectacular rock formations, seasonal streams, scenic mountain backdrops and grassy hillsides lined with beautiful mountain oak trees. And the best part is that all these things are on your land–The Salero Ranch. Exceptionally secluded 36 acre custom homesites in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, between Tubac and Patagonia with direct access to the adjoining Coronado National Forest. Privacy gated and near the shops and restaurants of Tubac, Arizona.
From the $120’S with affordable seller financing. First United Realty Arizona’s Largest Provider of Private land
Cloud Dancer j
Jewelry Studios LLC
Southern Arizona’s Best American Indian Art
Zuni Hopi Navajo Santo Domingo Cheyenne Cherokee Acoma Lakota
We Buy Old Gold & Diamonds OPEN 10 AM TO 5 PM 7 days a week 520.398.2546 888.398.7374
Artist Colony of Tubac, 24-1 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ Gold & Silver Jewelry • Turquoise • Ancient Pottery Home Decor • Katsinas • Sculpture • Reservation Pawn
Featuring the works of Cherokee Master Jeweler Thomas J. Barbre Commissions Accepted
American Indian Owned and Operated Serving Arizona for 40 Years
10 ...continued from page 8
20% OFF ALL
LEAD FREE TALAVERA DINNERWARE IN OVER 50 DIFFERENT SERVING PIECES IN 13 PATTERNS
LARGEST AND BEST COLLECTION OF
LATIN A MERICAN FOLK A RT
“...after shopping throughout the Southwest, I found the selection and pricing at La Paloma to be the best of the shops I have visited” ~ about.com
Fun, comfort and quality!!
Home Furnishings, Accessories, Bedding, Lighting, Window Treatments,
asa ina de Tubac
(520) 398-8620 La Entrada de Tubac 2221 East Frontage Road Tubac, AZ 85646
Design and much more!
also be brought out for the public to see such as the Indian Wars, the development of education and social institutions, border issues with Mexico, mining and other related labor, ethnic, economic and land-use issues, early years of the State’s tourism industry, reclamation money for dams, irrigation and agricultural subsidies, etc. Hollis Cook, former manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, will speak on the seven-year process it took to bring the historic Washington Hand Press back to its original glory. The press had been used to crush ore in Tombstone and was found in a garage in the back of a house in the late 1970s. It took State Parks staff and a very dedicated volunteer, many years to prepare an engineering plan and find all the parts to put it back together. They traveled to the Smithsonian to enlist the help of other experts to learn how to repair the press. This was the hand press that actually printed Arizona’s first newspaper, The Arizonian, and today volunteers operate the press on weekends for visitors. They print the first copy of the paper for the public. For more information contact Tubac Presidio State Historic Park at (520) 398-2252. Park Entrance Fee is $3 per person. Located at One Burruel St. Call (800) 285-3703) or visit the website at azstateparks.com. Sun, Mar 8th - “Desert Color—Lois Griffel—Arizona Impressions” At A Meetthe-Artist Opening Reception and Lecture at Aldea de Artisticas—Working Artists’ Village in Old Town Tubac from 2 to 5pm. Lois Griffel’s more recent oil paintings capturing the impressions of the Santa Cruz River Valley and Arizona will be featured in the exhibit which kicks off her week-long “Painting the Impressionists Landscape Workshop.” Griffel will talk on impressionist painting highlighting the use of color and composition. Griffel is Founder and Director of the Cape Cod School of Art and author of “Painting the Impressionistic Landscape.” The public is invited. For more information, contact Nancy Valentine at Aldea de
Artisticas ,Historic Lowe House, 14 Calle Iglesia, Old Town Tubac at 520-245-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sun, Mar 8th - The Original Wildcat Jass Band at 7:30pm at the Tubac Center of the Arts. $15 members, $18 non-members. Back by popular demand, this committed and energized group of talented jazz stylists offers traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz with spirit and style! $20 for nonmembers. Please call the Art Center at 3982371 for more information. Mon, Mar 9th - Bruce Baughman -Reverse Painting part of the Monday Mornings Doorway to the Arts Lecutre Series at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 10:30am. Cost $5, free for members. Coffee & cookies. For more info 398-2371.
Tues, Mar 10th - Poetry reading in Tubac at Aldea de Artisticas, 14 Calle Iglesia, Old Town. First part is happy hour, you are welcome to bring or share the refreshment of the evening. The remainder is feedback from our fellow artists that attend. For more info email@example.com. Tues, Mar 10th - Moonlight Hike. 5:45 pm, 1.5 miles. Walk the Overlook Trail as the sun sets and the moon rises. Enjoy a 360 degree view. Call 520.287-2791 to register. Meet at Sonoita Creek Visitor Center. Tues, Mar 10th - Ghost Towns of SE Arizona. Settlers came to seek their fortune and left behind stories of hard times and adventures. Judy King presents a glimpse into the history of the hills around Patagonia. 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791)
continued on page 31...
Celebrating 30 Years in Tubac! IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET! There are over 100 resale homes listed for sale in Tubac,
at prices ranging from $229,000 to a cool $12 Million! The Owners are waiting anxiously for your offer! Give me a call, and I’ll help you find the home that’s just right for you!
On the other hand... If you’re thinking of listing your property, please give me a call. I will give you a free market analysis, work for you on open houses, if desired, and “spread the word” with advertising in all media and the internet. 2207 EMBARCADERO WAY
FEATURED HOMES This Month
CAMINO KENNEDY – FORTY ACRES at the north end of Tubac Foothills Ranch. Several great building sites. Views all around. Adjoins state land on the north. Can be split into three parcels. Electric at the lot line. Investment Potential! OFFERED AT $159,000.
128 AVENIDA DE OTERO
BANK-OWNED PROPERTY 3-BEDROOM DELUXE TOWNHOME
This is the first home in Sentinel Hill in Barrio de Tubac. It was a model, so it has lots of upgrades, including a skywalk, lots of extras inside, and amazing mountain views from the terrace. All you have to do is provide all of the appliances, seven interior doors and a few odds and ends. The Bank says “sell it AS-IS”. Call me for pricing.
BANK-OWNED PROPERTY 3-BEDROOMS – ON THE 7TH FAIRWAY A PERFECT 2ND HOME!
OTHER FINE HOMES! - Call for a showing!
Upgraded Dorn home – Sabino model – with Great Room plan, huge kitchen, many special features. Two bedrooms plus casita. Entertain on the patio or in the courtyard by the outdoor fireplace, or take the stairway to the roof walk. The bank wants it sold, and it’s a “buy” at $539,900 – AS IS!
15 CIELITO 59 KEATING CIRCLE 12 NIELSON LANE 22B NIELSON LANE 2251 PALO PARADO 6 TROCITO CT. 49 PIMERIA ALTA 38 PIEDRA DRIVE 256 MARKET CIRCLE
4BR, Pool, Much More! $645,000 3BR, Views! $499,000 Trees, Guest House $575,000 3BR, Views, Privacy $375,000 4BR, Big Yard, Views $325,000 3BR, Pool, Privacy! $459,000 The General’s House - Fix `er up! $460,000 3BR on 3Ac – A Total Remodel $499,000 3BR Patio Home Bank Owned - $Call
KENYON RANCH RD – 8 ACRES – 360 VIEWS – JUST A HALF MILE FROM TOWN! This parcel has more than one building site, and views of all the mountain ranges from Mexico to the Catalinas. GR Zoning – can be split. Electric and phones on the property. OFFERED AT $259,000. CIRCULO BAUTISTA – TUBAC RIO CRUZ - 5.41 ACRES in Tubac Rio Cruz, a small gated community at the north end of Tubac. Astounding mountain views, paved street, utilities at the lot line. Level building site. Ready for your fabulous new home! $215,000 – a steal! AMADO - 5 ACRES, Mountain Views $125,000.
TUBAC HOME SALES - Resale home sales as reported by MLS - 1/21/09 - 2/22/09 ADDRESS
$ PER SQ. FT
DAYS ON MARKET
TUBAC GOLF RESORT
3BR on Fairway, built 2006
NOTE: Each month, we will report on Home Sales, using MLS DATA. Questions or Comments? Call or e•mail!
With a comfortable patio to smoke on...
#4 CAMINO OTERO TUBAC, AZ
T U B A C C H A R L I E TO : 48696
No other shop like this one! OLD-TIME WESTERN GENERAL STORE
BOX 4098 • TUBAC, AZ 85646 • 520-398-9525
Pay more for your water?
Travel writers expected
Tubac residents will have the opportunity to express their opinions on a proposed average 72.7 percent water rate hike. A public session for the purpose of hearing comments is scheduled Wednesday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. Kris Mayes, chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, plans to hold the session and she’ll be accompanied by several others. The full commission consists of five elected individuals. The commission is the agency which will make the final decision about the request by Arizona American Water Co. to increase monthly fees for its customers, Representatives of the Arizona American Water Co. held a community meeting in Tubac on Dec. 8 to explain the reasons for the rate increase and to answer questions. The corporation commission is scheduled to begin its hearings in Phoenix on the rate increase, which affects all Arizona American Water operations in Arizona, on March 19.
A group of about eight travel writers is expected to visit Tubac April 1-3. The trip has been organized by the Arizona Office of Tourism, said Carol Cullen, executive director of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to get publicity,” she said at the Feb. 18 meeting of the chamber’s board of directors. She said several local businesses will donate food and lodging to assist in the visit. Those include the Tubac Golf Resort, the Tubac Hospitality Group, Wisdom’s restaurant, Tubac Culinary School, the Embarcadero and Café Presidio. In other business, the newly elected officers of the chamber board were introduced. They are President Brent Land of Purcell Gallery, Vice President Susan Walsh of Tubac Territory, Secretary Mike Quigley of Sky Island Alliance, and Treasurer Jane Lowder of Jane’s Attic. Carol Cullen said the chamber has 84 members, which is “comparable to this time last year,” she said.
She said a report will be presented to the board at the March meeting regarding the annual Festival of the Arts, which draws tens of thousands of visitors. This year’s festival was held Feb. 4-8.
Historic zone board members appointed The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 4 named three individuals, Mindy Maddock, David Simons and Gail Ballweber, to twoyear terms on the Tubac Historic Zone Advisory Board. The three members whose terms continue one more year are David Yubeta, Cathy Troy and Cynthia Rose.
March 21st – 31st M
News from School District No. 35 The new $8 million Coatimundi Middle School in Rio Rico was dedicated on Jan. 20. The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 serves the residents of Rio Rico, Tumacacori, Carmen, Tubac and Amado. Coatimundi Middle School is the district’s second middle school and has about 384 students and 25 teachers and support staff.
The board meets to review plans when a property owner wants to build, alter, renovate or demolish buildings inside the Tubac Historic Zone, which is roughly the area of the retail village of Tubac.
In other news, the school district’s governing board is considering the construction of a new $1 million administrative office on district-owned land in Rio Rico on the south side of Mountain View Elementary School.
The recommendation of the board is then sent to Mary Dahl, Santa Cruz County Community Development Director. The board met three times in 2008 and four times in 2007, said former member Rich Bohman.
District Supt. Dan Fontes said the money would come from a $10 million bond election approved two years ago. The new building has been designed by aba architects of Tucson and the governing board viewed the general plan at a recent meeting.
Mercado de Baca • 19 Tubac Road Tubac, AZ
T he Big Horn Galleries are pleased to present new works by two renowned Western artists at our gallery in Tubac, Arizona.
The board doesn’t have a regular monthly meeting date, Dahl said, but convenes when a request is submitted. For information, call her at (520) 375-7930.
Celebrating our 12th Year!
Show opens March 21st in conjunction with the Tubac Art Walk
Nelson Boren N l Nelson B Boren Watercolor
“St “Star B Boots” t” 14”h x 11”w
Fred Fellows Fellows, CA “Forget “F The Fo Food od d – Save Th Thee B Booze Booze” Bronze Ed. of 100 15”h x 22”w x 7”d
For more information please contact : BIG HORN GALLERIES 37 Tubac Rd. Tubac, Arizona 85646 Phone (520) 398-9209
Enjoy our other fine selections ’ Fresh Salads ’ Chef’s Special Soups ’ Gourment Sandwiches ’ Pizza ’ Pasta ’ Fresh Seafood ’ Beef, Pork & Poultry ’ Beer, Wine & Spirits Lunch 7 Days 11-4:00pm Happy Hour Wed.- Sat. 4pm-6pm Early Bird Menu Wed. - Sat. 4:30-6:00pm Dinner Wed-Sat 5pm-9pm
A TUBAC ORIGINAL
Presently, the administrative office is in a cramped modular building on the West Frontage Road south of the Peck Canyon interchange of Interstate 19. The space isn’t large enough for all the employees, some of whom work at other school sites. The new building would have a large meeting room for the governing board meetings and for training purposes.
TOGETHER RISING: THE PAINTING EVENT SATURDAY MARCH
MEET THE ARTISTS
Citizens Council officers elected At the Feb. 23 monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council, officers were elected by the approximately 100 people attending the session. The slate of officers was presented one month earlier by the nominating committee. Officers to serve for the next 12 months in volunteer positions are: President Rich Bohman, First Vice President Harry Peck, Second Vice President Jim Patterson, Secretary Sherry Hull, Treasurer Judith Noyes, and executive board members Earl Wilson and Susan Maurer. The council is a non-government group that meets to update interested people on civic topics. Members pay annual dues, but the monthly meetings are open to anyone. For information, call Bohman at 398-8095.
Visit Tubac branch library The Tubac branch library of the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to books, there are audio books on CDs, music CDs and DVD movies. There is also a section for children and adolescent books. Two computers with Internet access are provided for library visitors. The library is located inside the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. For information, call the library at (520) 3989814. (Reach the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 398-2089.)
IN A TIME OF CHANGE AND A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY, WE ARE CREATING, INNOVATING, ALWAYS REACHING… AND RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS TOGETHER. The K. Newby Gallery will feature the work of nationally known painters, Louisa McElwain & David DeVary out of Santa Fe, NM, plus four local Tubac painters. Featuring the amazing work of Barbara Hill, nationally known water colorist Tom Hill, Nicholas Wilson (rated in the top 10 wildlife painters in the United States) and the wonderful work of David Simons.
Where Art & History Meet Est. 1752
TEL: 520.398.9662 ■ TOLL FREE: 888.398.9662 19 TUBAC RD. TUBAC, AZ 85646-4217 NEWBYGALLERY.COM ■ INFO@NEWBYGALLERY.COM
Catalog Available Upon Request
March 21 & 22
MEET RESIDENT & VISITING ARTISTS IN OUR STUDIOS & GALLERIES 100 Shops, Galleries & Studios Dining w Lodging w Golf Open Year-Round w I-19 to Exit 34 www.tubacaz.com 520-398-2704
The best in artificial floral designs created with “Faux Suede” flowers by Kathleen Johnston.
Spring Special 24 Tubac Road
398-9489 Open Wed.-Sun.
20% OFF through end of March
by Carol St. John
Artist: Virginia Hall I suppose the identity of Tubacâ€™s most esteemed Doyenne is arguable, but many would agree that it is Virginia Hall. VH (as she is referred to by some) has been a player in this area for over twenty-five years, contributing music, art, Buddhist studies, Metaphysical studies and myriad other cultural events within the community. Many have taken her workshops, sat at her Sanghas, helped with charitable causes and attended the one woman shows at her home in what is now respectfully called Old Town. When VH arrived in Tubac, the town was an edgy little place with a long history. It was a time when the villagers knew each other and helped launch the Tubac we have today. She likes to say that people who come to Tubac are coming to a place that exists mostly in their imaginations. It is up to them to bring that dream to life. She was acculturated to Tubac lore on morning walks with historian-author, (They Lived in Tubac) Elizabeth Brownell, who is also known for establishing the Tubac Historical Society. Hall says front porch philosophizing with the colorful author, John Dunclee, and others, was another important part of her becoming assimilated into the village. She wonâ€™t forget her explorations into art theory with artist Dale Nichols on his stays in town. Even more unforgettable was walking into an art museum in Vienna, Austria, and seeing one of his paintings across the room. From Tubac to Vienna! Hall found many ways to participate in activities at The Tubac Center for the Arts over the years. She saw the original one room center expand into a place that now offers everything from juried national shows to showcases for theater, dance, poetry and musical performance. She was part of the first Tubac Singers and has been a friend to every director who served the center. As an artist who rarely compromised her passion for strong abstract painting, she modeled herself after the likes of Georgia Oâ€™Keefe and did not allow commercial temptations
Artist, Virginia Hall.
to overwhelm her visions. Although a one of a kind artist, Hall has a deep affinity for the mid-twentieth century abstract expressionist school; Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline and Helen Frankenthaler. She attributes her affinity for the drama of black and white to a personal association with photographer Ansel Adams. An epiphany started Hall’s artistic journey. She tells of her early childhood’s struggle with blurred vision, a lazy eye, and remembers the excitement she experienced when she saw the scraps from her paperdolls lying on a dark rug. The negative shapes against a dark background delivered designs far more intriguing to her than those of her dolls. This fascination with positive and negative spaces has never left, instead it has grown in significance through Buddhist practice. Buddhism emphasizes the importance of finding equanimity in observing life and therefore places equal importance on positive and negative space. The journey has been long and wonderful for Virginia, from a conventional childhood in suburban Grand Rapids, Michigan, to graduate studies in printmaking at the University of Iowa, followed by a marriage that took her to the Marshall Islands and then Boston. Her western experience brought her to the Four Corners where she couldn’t help but be influenced by the ancient Anastazi culture all around her. In the sixties, on her way to Mexico, she “found” Tubac, and by the seventies had returned to the peace and challenge of this remote southwestern village, where she has carved out a life and left her imprint.. We have an opportunity to share some of Virginia Hall’s latest work in her “final show” (Fear not, she insists every show is her last!) in March. It will be a two person exhibit called Sensai Chic and The Seven Deadly Sins, with Michael Taylor’s three dimensional, provocative work represents the seven deadly sins, and Hall’s sophisticated and elegant paintings, the Sensai Chic. Sensai is an appropriate reference for the work and the person who created it. Hall is a natural teacher, always learning, always passing that learning along on her way to becoming a living legend. The show will open on March 7th , 2009 and run until March 29th, 2009 at the Virgina Hall home-gallery, located in Old Town, Tubac. www.taylorhalltubac.com/virginia.html
If you are Collector, investor or ever thought about being one, you will not want to miss this! Paula and Lincoln Wilson have opened the vault to their private collection.
Beginning March 1st
Join Lincoln Wilson on March 20th and 21st
for an exciting conversation about the nomadic tribal people, their weavings, the meanings and their lifestyles.
For more details call 520-398Or come in to
7 Plaza Road, Tubac AZ
Collector pieces are always a solid investment.
by Bernard Berlin Step back in time with me to a place where Spanish Explorers and Jesuit Missionaries influenced the architecture and culture of the old southwest. Passing through towering arched portals, we enter the Spanish Colonial village of the Tubac Golf Resort. The resort’s amenities and shops lie behind white stucco facades, underneath red, clay-tiled roofs; all nestled in-between lush green lawns, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. At our journey’s end, we enter Stables Ranch Grille, an oasis of Spanish Colonial charm and culinary artistry. I will admit that this is a rather lofty description of a restaurant in a local golf resort but this is no ordinary restaurant or just any golf resort. The resort grounds and picturesque golf course are home to one of the oldest structures in the
southwe southwest, est, historic the histo oric haciendaa of Don Toribio de Otero received who rece eived the first Spanish land grant here over two hundred years ago. The more current historical lineage cites Bingo Crosby as part of a group of previous owners, which may account for the magnificent golf course. The ambiance of Stables Ranch Grille is reminiscent of a time when dining was a leisure pastime and a noteworthy culinary experience. The heavy, dark wood tables with comfortable high-back chairs overlook the manicured, verdant fairways of the golf course. The high, wood beamed ceiling and tiled
Farr Left: f The grille’s entrance on the historic and scenic Tubac Tub bac Golf Resort. Above, Stables’s Rock Room. Left: f : The menu m items at Stables are prepared with fresh ingredients ingred g dients and a offer something for everyone - like this Vegetarian Vegetar g rian N Nosh, consisting of up to five vegetables and/or starches and a multiple mu sauces to choose from. floor give th he dini the dining room a spaciousness that nurtures a sense of ease and comfo comfort. Immediately outside the dining room is a brick placita (patio) boasting a breathtaking view of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita Mountains. On the far side of the patio is a real wood burning fireplace, to take the chill out of our cool desert nights. I have sat here on more than one Saturday night, listening to Becky Reyes sing her inimitable combination of country and folk songs, while sipping a glass of wine with my wife and gazing at the star filled Arizona sky.
Spend the day at the Spa & Salon at Tubac Golf Resort…. You’ll leave refreshed and rejuvenated. Check our daily specials. April will bring an Easter Basket full of surprises for all our Spa/Salon guests – come see your surprise!
Gift Certificates Available!
Under the new leadership of Ernst Andreas, who was previously with the Pasadera Country Club in Monterrey, California and the famed Lodge at Pebble Beach in California, Stables has an exciting new menu with an international flair and brimming with Spanish and Mediterranean influences to go along with local southwestern favorites. Adding to the enjoyment of the new menu is a bountiful list of enticing international wines. One can find wine here from almost any varietal or country in the world to compliment Stables authentic world cuisine. There are domestic Pinot Noirs and French Burgundy (Pinot Noir) to have with the ½ lb Tubac Hamburger or the Open Face Flat Iron Steak, Spanish wines from Rioja to enjoy with Albóndigas (Catalonian Meatballs) and Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc to sip with the Onion Crusted Walleyed Pike or the Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass. For anyone ordering Osso Bucco (braised veal shank) there is a 2004 Amarone, by Luigi Righetti that is a perfect partner for this hearty Italian dish. Also on the wine list is a white wine from California, named Conundrum that will pleasantly mingle with the Orange Barbecued Salmon on the menu. There is a goodly selection of California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to accompany the Fire Grilled Ranch House Favorites of Filet of Beef, Buffalo Top Sirloin and Rib Eye Steak. For vegetarians or as a midday snack, or even as a light appetizer for two, there is Vegetarian Nosh plate, consisting of five vegetables and/or starches with a selection of savory sauces that include Lemon Caper Butter or Mesquite Honey Juice to enliven the food. As a perfect accompaniment to the Vegetable Nosh, there is a Spanish Cava by the glass from Cordiniu. Topping off the menu are sandwiches with a southwestern flair, such as the Santa Cruz Wrap or the Otero Ranch Club with Mesquite Turkey, Bacon, Asadero Cheese and Guacamole that are perfect for lunch or a light dinner. There is no shortage of wine by the glass to have with either of these sandwiches, try a glass of Penfolds “Bin128”, Australian Shiraz or the Seghesio Zinfandel. The food and wine pairing possibilities are endless at Stables and can satisfy the most discriminating palate.
ess a Ranch House, to make Stables a as local favorite in Tubac. He has u ular added many of the most popular dishes from their menus and is constantly looking for ways to make Stables “the place” for local’s residents to enjoy a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of the many ts, that customer-pleasing refinements, n with ng personally just tickles me, along a g wine list,, aling the expanded menu and appealing i Stables S bl is the restaurant’s new hours off operation. Ranch Grille is now open continuously from 6:30AM until 10:00PM. Resort guests and local residents alike can now enjoy Stables exciting new international fare, without interruption, anytime during the day or evening. For those
of us w who always seem to be hungry at tthe wrong time of day, as far as the rre rest of the world is concerned, a fine rrestaurant serving food continuously, throughout the day, without interruption is very convenient.
The Stables Ranch Grille, under tthe leadership of Ernst Andreas, wi w with their new menu and expanded win ne list are a welcomed addition to wine the qu ua quality of life in Tubac. The Tubac o is easy to find, located on the Golf Reso Resort Front Fron eastside of Frontage Road, south of Chavez Siding Road in Tubac. The next time you are looking for a different dining experience or just for the fun of it, stop by Stables Ranch Grille 520 398-2678, our oasis of Spanish Colonial charm that serves artistically crafted food all day!
A Unique Salon Gallery Important 19th & 20th c. Artists
Creating an inviting atmosphere for resort guests and local residents alike is the aim of the restaurant’s new management at Stables Ranch Grille. The managing partner, Ernst Andreas has over thirty years experience working in restaurants and hospitality all over the world. Early in his career, he worked in the kitchen of the Chancellor of Germany and then on a cruise ship out of Hong Kong. He is at Stables almost every day, all day, personally looking after “his guests” every need. During our conversation over a savory, overstuffed omelet, Ernst put forth his concept for Stables, “great quality, fresh ingredients and really good service.” He then proudly pointed out that the shrimp they use for the Skillet of Garlic Sautéed Local Desert Sweet Shrimp are from the Gila Bend Shrimp Farm, the gravies are freshly prepared, the dressings are “made from scratch”, and the dumplings in the Chicken and Dumplings plate are made the old-fashioned way— fresh. Ernst is also drawing on his partners’ experiences from operating two very popular restaurants in Cave Creek, Arizona, Tonto’s Bar and Grill and Cartwright’s Sonoran
A n d Fe a t u r i n g t h e Pa i n t i n g s a n d P o r t r a i t s o f
Wa lter Bla kel o c k W i l so n ( B. 1 9 2 9 )
Tubac Ar t Exchange 2243 East Frontage Road Tubac, AZ 85646-4281 (520)398-9156 or (520)237-5439 www.TubacArtExchange.com www.WalterWilsonStudio.com
“La Veta Pass” by Walter Blakelock Wilson
by Joseph Birkett Just passed the entrance to Tubac, at 7 Plaza Road, Old World Imports, The Rug Store has been wowing visitors to Southern Arizona with spectacular selections and beautiful displays of some of the finest rugs available, anywhere. In its 20th year, the landmark Tubac business continues to impress with a wider selection, now under a new name: Heir Looms Old World Imports. Owners, Lincoln and Paula Wilson say the name change came with the realization that their former business name didn’t quite capture the growing diversity of their collection, “We used to be known as ‘the Rug Store,’” Lincoln explains, “and people would come in and get blown away by the variety of stuff - some went so far as to say, ‘This is more than a rug store!’ so, we changed the name to better reflect what we have to offer.” Lincoln’s father, esteemed Tubac artist, Walter Blakelock Wilson got the family business started in the mid 1950s as his travels exposed him to the remarkable artisanship of Oriental textiles. Walter later opened the Artbank and
Oriental Rug Center in Colorado Springs, where the family hails from. Walter’s two other sons, Richard and Blake Wilson, took over operations of the Colorado store and Walter opened the 7 Plaza Road location in the late 1980s. Lincoln and Paula took the helm as owners of the rug store in 2000, after moving from Colorado Springs. Ascending the stairs to the long established Tubac family business, one passes under Heir Loom’s new brushed-steel sign created by Tubac artist David Voisard. “What can I say about David, but, WOW! He’s an incredible artist and person, an asset to the whole community, and has made it so that even the signage in Southern Arizona is art,” Lincoln says. The handicapped accessible entrance is located on the west side of the store, in the upper parking. Entering the store, you will note that Heir Looms is still principally a rug store - an incredible rug store, with a selection of 4000 plus rugs from Turkey, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and China, plus Zapotec and Navajo creations. The rugs are stacked, spread and hung throughout the 3000 square feet of the store’s spacious rooms and high ceilings, transporting visitors to a different, older world, accented with unique, hand-selected treasures, discovered by Lincoln and Paula in their travels. In the art of store display, Lincoln and Paula say that they aim to assist visitors in experiencing the same “intoxicating effect,” that they themselves feel when viewing and owning such fine textiles, and they greet their customers with the friendly enthusiasm and expert information that comes with the opportunity of sharing one’s passions. Collecting is the Wilson family business, and they love it. Have a question about a tribal design? the Wilsons are a wealth of that special information and either know or can help you find the answer with the patience, confidence and resources of a teacher.
6 Camino Otero
520- 841-1843 5
The Wilsons’ general selection consists of hand made furnishings from all over the world. “We find incredible things and make them available to everyone,” Lincoln says, also referring to the chairs, tables, candles, and decorative items, such as a bar and stool set made from the robust, wooden remnants of an antique, Brazilian wine press. “We have really cool stuff,” Lincoln smiles. Hajji, the Wilson’s gentle Rhodesian ridgeback often featured in their advertisements, sometimes greets visitors between his naps, while helpful employees shuffle through and pull out any item you desire to view from the many orderly stacks of rugs throughout the store. Or, if you prefer to preview the item in your own space, the Wilsons are happy to consult, deliver and assist in displaying your new rug or unique home furnishing appropriately. As many items can be large or heavy, clients can expect Lincoln and his employees to handle all the lifting. If you already have a prized rug or collectable furnishing that needs repair or
14 Tubac Road
cleaning, Heir Looms provides a full service throughout southern Arizona and can assist you with this as well. Call for details. This month, the Wilsons are excited to be displaying their private collection of tribal items, highlighting their “Nomadic Passion” with an Artwalk presentation on the 20th and 21st at the store. Lincoln will be discussing fascinating aspects of the nomadic tribal people’s weavings, meanings and lifestyles. Call for more information on this event covering these vanishing peoples’ ways and creations. Stop by Heir Looms Old World Imports and marvel at the hand-knotted, vibrantly colored, timeless beauty of intricate, traditional patterns. Give yourself some time to consider the different weaves, materials, textures and themes and above all, ask questions, as Lincoln, a former art teacher says, “The education is always free.” Visit Heir Looms Old World Imports in Tubac at 7 Plaza Road. Call 520-398-2369 for more information or visit the online store: www.tubacrugs.com
2 LOCATIONS IN TUBAC
Scott P. Harden, Designated Broker 520-398-2962
Un Under construction in The Reserve at Kino Springs in Re Nogales, AZ! Unique estate No with 3 Bdrms., 3.5 Ba., 3 car w garage, 4476 sq.ft. of living ga area (10,000 sq.ft. under ar roof). Gated community of ro only 13 large parcels with inon ground utilities & private well. gr Call Gina 520-841- 1843. MLS#’s 105777, 39603. Priced at $1,800,000. Ca
80 Keating Circle
Contemporary SW in Tubac under construction. 3 bedrms. 2.5 baths 3-car garage. Loads of windows, skylights, jetted tubs, split floor plan, & 3 cov’d patios. MLS # 106730. Call Gina 841-1843. $445,000.
Magnificent Nogales Estate on 40 acres. 4 bedrms. 4 baths 2 car garage. Hilltop property with an amazing panorama of mountain ranges. Sparkling pool overlooking the night lights of Nogales. MLS #s 105067 & 38794. Call Gina at 841-1843. Priced at $2,200,000.
2550 N. Camino Vista del Cielo
20 Corte Ridge – Uniquely Tubac High on a hill overlooking Tubac with privacy and gardens is this 4167 sq.ft. home w/ 4 bedroom, 3 plus bath retreat. Completely remodeled, with a media room available. “PRICE IMPROVEMENT” Price is now $570,000. MLS # 106072, 39846, 20823725. Call Meg today for an appointment to see this charming home.
504 Post Way Enticing Embarcadero Condo; 1481 sqft.2bdr/2ba EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED in this immaculate condo, community pool & other extras. Priced at $310,000 MLS # 106629/39344/20813481, Call Meg for more information.
16 Plaza Road 702 Lombard Way Premier Location; Exceptional 1 Bdrm/1Bth townhome; exposed beams, fireplace, community pool and other amenities you can’t afford to miss. Priced attractively at $279,500. MLS#: 107168/41079/20903877, Call Meg or Gina for more information.
401 Post Way Move-In Ready Condo; 2Bdrm/2Bth furnished condo; ready for you to unpack your suitcase and enjoy the Sonoran Desert way of life. Priced at $299,500. MLS#: 107174/410087/20903984 Call Meg for more information.
Property Management Services Now Available
12 Tubac Road
PO Box 1349 Tubac, AZ
Vi lla g e
The Business Name
The Artist’s Daughter
The Artist’s Palate
Beads of Tubac
Big Horn Gallery
Brasher Real Estate, Inc. TEXT: TUBAC BRASHER TO: 48696 Bruce Baughman Gallery
Café residio P
Casa Fina de Tubac
Casa Maya de Mexico
The hef’s Table C
99 La Paloma de Tubac
97 St. Ann’s Church
Cloud ancer D
98 Tubac Villager
Tubac EXIT 34 I-19
TEXT: TUBAC JEWELER TO:
48696 Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Damian Koorey Designs
Emmy’s Pilates Studio
90 Cowgirl Ugly
Graham Bell Gallery
Grumpy Gringo Fine Cigars
Hal Empie Gallery
48 Casa Maya de Mexico
Heir Looms RUGS TO: 48696 Hugh Cabot Gallery
40 Heir Looms
James Culver Studio TEXT: TUBAC LEATHER TO: 48696 Jane’s Attic
Karin Newby Gallery
Dr. Brian Kniff, DDS
La Paloma de Tubac
32 Grumpy Gringo Fine Cigars
Lavender Bay Antiques
33 James Culver Leather Studio
35 Lavender Bay Antiques
Long Realty TEXT: TUBAC LONG TO: 48696 The Old Book Shop
38 Quilts Ltd.
Old Presidio Traders
Out of the Way Galleria
The Red Door Gallery
Roberta Rogers Studio
17 Bruce Baughman Gallery
15 Casa Fina de Tubac
Sole Shoes TEXT: TUBAC LEATHER Sunrise Jewelers
Tubac Center of the Arts
Tubac Olive Oil Company
Tubac Online Sales
Tubac Ranch TEXT: TUBAC RANCH Tubac Territory
Plaza Road BU
TR L S UE
46 La Viña 520-398-2721
43 Th e Red Door Gallery
42 Tubac Territory
37 Tubac Online Sales
35 33 32
10 Chios 19
24 Visitor’s Center
10 Tubac Olive Oil Co.
21 Feminine Mystique
11 Damian Koorey Designs 21 Dr. Brian Kniff, DDS
La Entrada Parking
22 Yard Woman 18 ZForrest more shops along the Frontage Road
19 Cowboy’s Sweetheart
41 Tubac Center of the Arts
36 Roberta Rogers Studio
PLACITA DE ANZA
96 Hugh Cabot Gallery
Text: Tubac To:48696
for Tubac Villager advertiser phone listings with mobile web links. Tubac Presidio State Historical Park Museum & Shop
this month’s advertisers outside of the Village
SERVICES A Dog’s Life
First United Realty TEXT: TUBAC
Jacobson Custom Homes
Ken Michael, Art Framing
Think Bob, Graphic Design
Tubac Chamber of Commerce
Along the Frontage Road, North
53 Graham Bell Gallery 51 Jane’s Attic
Dos Silos Mexican Cuisine
52 Out of the Way Galleria
Pancho’s (at the Tubac Golf Resort)
Realty Executives, Bill Mack
TEXT: TUBAC TEAM TO:
84 The Artist’s Daughter BURRUEL STREET
86 Big Horn Gallery
Realty Executives, Charlie Meaker 520-237-2414 TEXT: TUBAC CHARLIE TO: 48696
60 Brasher Real Estate, Inc.
Realty Executives, Sally Robling Spa Zen
520-398-2222 48696 520-398-9886
83 Galleria Tubac
Stables Ranch Grille
85 Hal Empie Gallery
Tubac Art Exchange
64 Long Realty
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
TEXT: TUBAC TEAM TO:
65 Casa Maya de Mexico 68 Cloud Dancer
TUBAC RO AD
70 Sempre Bella
Along the Frontage Road, South
61 Th e Old Book Shop
82 Old Presidio Traders
70 Sunrise Jewelers
Santa Cruz Chili Co
Mercado de Baca
North of Tubac
76 Sole Shoes
Amado RV & Self Storage
Long Realty, Cha Cha Donau
Long Realty, Heidi Baldwin
8 Anza de Tubac, LLC
Lordex Spine Center
1 Anza Market Place
Michael Arthur Jayme Studio & Gallery
5 The Artist’s Palate
Poco Cayuse, interior design
3 Café Presidio
Quick Custom Metals
Mercado de Baca 78 76
Plaza de Anza
Plaza de Anza
50 Beads of Tubac
2 Th e Chef ’s Table 3
7 Emmy’s Pilates Studio 6 Josef ’s Salon
East of Tubac Nizhoni Ranch Gallery
4 Tubac Ranch
TEXT: TUBAC WISDOMS TO:
78 Shelby’s Bistro
TEXT: TUBAC SPA TO:
77 Karin Newby Gallery
800-726-0100 UNITED TO: 48696
Road e g a nt E Fro
Tubac Villager Advertiser Map drawing by Roberta Rogers Provided as a courtesy by the Tubac Villager. Information edited by the Tubac Villager. This map is an artistic rendering of the Village of Tubac and Tubac Villager supporting advertisers of March 09 Unlisted map structures may be active businesses. Work in progress. For questions or comments call: 520-398-3980
Tumacookery Tubac’s Quintessential Emporium for Cookery
by Bernard Berlin The fun part of being the family cook is picking and choosing all the “cool” cookware for the kitchen. Happily for those of us searching for a certain piece of cookery or a special utensil to quicken a cooking task, our hunt just became easier. Conveniently nestled in the shops at La Entrada de Tubac we have Tumacookery, a culinary emporium, replete with cooking e ssentials a nd o riginal g ift i deas. Anyone who enjoys cooking as much as I do will be as thrilled as a chocoholic visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, when they enter Tumacookery. Casual and serious cooks alike will be overjoyed by the large selection of kitchenware on display. Everywhere that the eye can see there is unique cookware and practical kitchen items that are conveniently showcased on tables, shelves and walls. In one section of the store, there is enamel coated, cast iron cookware, from Staub, that is perfect for cooking stews and chili very, very slowly. Nearby, on a table is a very lightweight, ceramic coated aluminum fry pan, designed for carefree cleaning, that eliminates the worry of chipping or scratching Teflon coatings. For lovers of exotic middle-eastern cuisine they have a Tagine cooker. There are also a number of simple, yet practical
gadgets like garlicZOOM, to take the tedium out of chopping-choppingchopping garlic. For coffee aficionados or those of us who just demand good, flavorful, fresh brewed coffee there is an electric coffee bean roaster to go along with the host of coffer makers, espresso makers and coffee grinders lining the store’s shelves. Roasting your own coffee beans gives new meaning to the term “fresh brewed coffee”. The darker the coffee roast the more caffeine there is in the coffee. Medium roasts, on the other hand unleash the rich coffee flavors of the bean. With your own coffee roaster anyone can have coffee from dark roasted beans in the morning with more caffeine and then later in the day, coffee from lightly roasted or medium roasted beans, for a more flavorful coffee. Roasting your own coffee beans is a perfect way to enjoy coffee, as-you-like-it, all through the day. The store is also brimming with unique as well as useful bar items, such as a sleek, ergonomically designed cocktail shaker for making perfect martinis and other drinks, a chic, avant-garde styled, stainless steel lemon reamer that will add a touch of cachet to anyone’s bar, insulated martini glasses, battery operated
! , r e s t h e i r e ies r s O u p r i c ’s e n t a r t o u p t t om e e a d t h te s g r W i i n g riva n d p a e r ak b k m e t o boo n t s a c nd e p l y, a e v l mi l fa c i a e
1/22 Mill e N o rtt h of t hee T um m acácc orii M i s sii onn
3 Mill es Southh of T ubb a c . *FIRST FRIDAY
~ Friday March 6 w/2-for-1 margaritas w/ LIVE MUSIC by EDUARDO VALENCIA, 5-8pm
March 17, ~ 2-for-1 Green Margaritas, Corned Beef & Cabbage Live Music by Bill Manzanedo
Monday ~ Quesadilla Platter featuring chicken, shrimp & ground beef. $12.95 Tuesday ~ Gorditas with your choice of beef, turkey or beans $8.95 Wednesday Diner ~ NEW Fried Chicken! Chef Arturo’s HAND battered, Southern fried chicken w/mashed potatoes & gravy. $10.95 Thursday ~ Shrimpcakes w/chipotle-lime sauce. $10.95 Friday Lunch - Chick burrito $10.95 Friday ~ Fish & chips AND live music!
~ Banana Pudding (it’s YUMMY!)
*new Friday LUNCH special ~
Grilled Chipotle Chicken Burrito ($10.95) *Every Friday night is Fish & Chips and Live Music
MARCH MADNESS MUSIC SCHEDULE: Friday, March 6 FIRST FRIDAY Eduardo Valencia Friday, March 13 ~ Country Classics Michael Mack Tuesday, March 17 ~ ST. PATRICK’S DAY w/ Bill Manzanedo
Friday, March 20 ~ Spring Madness w/Lucky Nevada Frdiay, March 27 ~ Contra Swings
TUES 2-FOR-1 MARGARITAS
Great food. Great service. Great prices. Great atmosphere.
*ST. PATRICK’S DAY ~ Tuesday,
*Fruit Burro Flavor of the Month
corkscrews and the most efficient rabbiteared wine opener that I have ever used to open a bottle of wine. This is not all that there is in Tumacookery; they have cheese cutters that are made from plastic that really cut cheese smoothly and easily, ceramic cutlery that never needs sharpening, a fold up, put in your pocket, knife sharpener for traveling cooks, adjustable mandolins for slicing, a julienne board and more. Not only are there great cooking items here but there is also a section of delectable, specialty jams, preserves and sauces not to mention the various tea pots and a cast iron “tea cooker”. As if all this were not enough there is even a delightful collection of world music to take home and cook by or to simply listen to and enjoy. Intermingled with the “whatyou-would expect” kitchen items there are unexpected goodies such as hand care lotions and creams to pamper the skin after cleaning up your kitchen. Shopping in Tumacookery combines the best of modern technology and good old fashioned customer service. Hanging from the ceiling in the store are two large, hi-tech, flat screen televisions airing Food Network programs for new cooking ideas and techniques. The members of the staff; Tony, Rhoda and Sherry are always friendly and courteous and ready to help. They also add a touch of national and international flair to the shop. Tony and Rhoda are both from England and Sherry has lived on both the east and west coasts of the United States. The owners Randy Wade and Karin Rosenquist have a passion for cooking and baking and also a skill for design. Both have practiced architecture and their design expertise is evident and on display in the clean lines of the store and it’s inviting casual atmosphere. Randy is the cook of the family and Karin is the baker. Randy’s favorite food to cook is pizza, which may account for the many different items that
make cooking pizza on an outdoor barbeque grill very simple. If asked, Randy is happy to share his pizzamaking expertise using outdoor grills or indoor ovens. His favorite recipe is thin crusted pizza, topped with caramelized onions with a balsamic vinegar glaze, arugula and Manchego cheese. Karin on the other hand is the one to ask for tips on baking or which of the many bundt baking pans to use, or maybe discuss a new bread recipe. They both are a wealth of knowledge in many areas of baking and cooking. For even more information, there is also an ever expanding collection of cookbooks on sale for novices and experienced cooks alike. Tumacookery’s recent expansion and renovation not only created more space for cookware and other handy items but also added a new “tasting kitchen” in the store and expanded the space for product demonstrations. The expanded demonstration area provides the needed space to show how to use some of the many items in the store. My wife Linda loves to use the microwave for cooking almost everything and there is no shortage of products to do this in Tumacookery. She fell in love with the “FastaPasta” microwave cooker when Randy cheerfully took the time to demonstrate it to her. This personal service is not limited to the wife of this writer, but is how everyone involved in Tumacookery treats all those walking in the door. Helping their customers decide what is the best product for them, from the vast array of choices, is just one of the many benefits of shopping at Tumacookery. Great products and exceptional service is Randy and Karin’s mission for Tumacookery. Their motto, “our mission is your kitchen” is personified in the wide selection of cookware and other versatile accessories in the store. Tumacookery is a fun place to visit and discover culinary paraphernalia that makes cooking a pleasurable experience for everyone. “Mission accomplished Tumacookery!” Tumacookery (520-398-9497) is open seven days a week, 10AM to 5PM and is located between the La Entrada parking lot and Calle Baca or from Plaza Road it is situated behind the Tubac Deli and Coffee Co. Stop in, have a free sample of fresh brewed coffee from their selection of locally roasted coffee beans from Arbuckles and say hello to Randy and Karin, Tubac’s quintessential proprietors of Tumacookery.
New Faces New Places
Studio & Gallery By Ellen Sussman
When artist Bruce Baughman saw the plans for Tubac’s new “La Entrada” incorporating a mix of shops and restaurants, he liked the location and the newness and felt it was the time was right to open a second gallery. “I’ve loved Tubac for over a decade… and I like that this is all new,” he said of La Entrada. His original gallery opened in Saugatuck, Michigan in 1996, and although the Tubac gallery is new, Baughman brings successful experience in creating a colorful, cozy and comfortable atmosphere where visitors can browse and study his work leisurely. Visitors feel no pressure because his work easily speaks for itself. Known for his technique of “reverse painting” discovered while studying in Europe, the method makes his originals appear to be “back lit” or that he used a type of glowing, luminous paint. Baughman said the flat surface of a sheet of clear acrylic tends to preserve the brilliance of the colors, thereby allowing the viewer to see through the acrylic rather than just seeing the front. The effect gives depth and luminosity to his originals. Though the gallery features only Baughman’s work, his varied styles and techniques might fool visitors. There are big and bold abstracts, vivid representational works, impressionist-style pieces using pointillism, and a Byzantine style - an exhibit of his talent as a very varied artist. Thinking back to childhood, Baughman said he’s always painted, that it came easy to him—and he doesn’t remember ever not painting.
8EK@HL<J8E;>@=KJ Le`hl\ =lie`kli\# Gfkk\ip#>`]kj# Xe[dfi\%%%
Top: Gallery T G ll Manager, M William Willi Davis D i provides id information i f i and greets visitors in the comfortable, modern gallery. Above left: “Evening” Above Right: ““Tiffany” Left: Artist, Bruce Baughman
“WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR !?!?....
30% off E\nJ_`gd\ek all furniture Aljk8ii`m\[
• MORTGAGE RATES ARE GREAT!!! ...and YES there is money for loans! • INVENTORY IS ABUNDANT!!! ...good prices, value, sizes and locations! • LIVING THE GOOD LIFE!!! ...Wonderful weather, (my roses are budding out), Recreation, (swimming, tennis, golf, clay studio) Classes, Concerts (Great outdoor concert in Tubac last month!) Clubs, Friends and Just lots of fun in the sun! • WHY RENT!?! ...09’ IS BUY TIME...make this your buying year and let me help you find your home! • WANT MORE INFORMATION ? ... visit my web site: www.chacha.longrealty.com. Use it as your information source for buying or selling property or Call me!
A\]]Jl\N\YY$I\\j,)'$/.'$/**) -:Xd`efFk\if`e;fnekfneKlYXZ nnn%cXm\e[\iYXpkiX[`e^Zf%Zfd
520-591-4982 “To get information about the above properties or discover new properties - contact me:”
Looking for Great Navajo Rugs? Welcome to the ultimate destination & showplace for Navajo Weavings in the country! This is a unique Gallery in a Ranch House - offering the Finest in Contemporary & Historic Navajo Weaving and other American Indian Art forms, for the beginning and advanced Collector.
Of some of his pieces on display, “Roses and Phlox” is a stunning original done solely in rich cobalt blue and lipstick red. With a simple and complementary gold frame, the overall effect is striking. “A View,” done in six shades of rich blues and vibrant shades of yellow and orange is a knockout. Other vivid works with the same color palette are “Autumn I” and “Out West.” Then there’s “Sedona,” exquisitely rendered in rich reds and oranges with a blue sky.
Steve Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery is recommended by Frommer's Guide and has been featured on HGTV, in the LA Times, Phoenix Home & Garden, Tucson Home, Architectural Digest, and more. A hidden treasure located in Sonoita, just 2 miles south of the Crossroads. Call for directions. (520) 455-5020, email@example.com, www.navajorug.com
Baughman has worked on commissions not so Southwest or abstract - his painting of the Empire State Building was commissioned by the president and CEO of the company that retrofitted the building with their thermopane, patenttechnology windows. Asked what visitors and art enthusiasts are buying, he said, “It varies so much. Those with large homes want something to fill a wall and I’ll do commissions. Visitors want something that’s a memory of their visit here… and I always want buyers to have an emotional connection. With originals, limited edition giclees and open edition prints in a variety of sizes Baughman’s art appeals to a broad spectrum who appreciate art and originality. Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery 2221 E Frontage Road, I-101 La Entrada deTubac 520-398-3098 Open daily 10 to 5
Fine Furnishings - Cantera - Design Ser vices - Tile - Plants - Textiles - Lighting - Rugs
The Spanish Wine of Distinction
by Bernard Berlin
he common misconception of Sherry today, is that all Sherry is a sweet, creamy wine similar to Harvey’s Bristol Cream. This is not the Sherry that Edgar Allen Poe’s, Fortunato, in The Cask of Amontillado, perilously but avidly traipsed through dank underground caverns, filled with “nitre” to taste. Sherry devolved into this sweet creamy styled wine to meet the needs of a mass consumer export market and as a result lacks the nuance and complexity that fine Spanish Sherry is endowed with. “Real” Sherry is a unique wine from Spain’s bygone era of an empire with conquistadors sailing the seven seas in search of treasure and new trade routes. This Sherry, the Sherry of Old Spain is an intriguing and often times a beguiling white wine; and then there are times it is an amber hued opulent wine to savor. As with fine Champagne, Sherry takes its name from its place of origin, Jerez de la Frontera, a town in southwest Spain. The name “Jerez” morphed into “Sherry” by the British, those age-old lovers of all wines, who mispronounced the name Jerez, as Sherry; as it is known today. “Jerez,” its proper Spanish name, is a fanciful wine that is delightful with food, as it was
originally intended, or as an aperitif. eritif i if Also similar to fine French Champagne, Jerez requires long and special treatment, setting it apart from ordinary wine. Some forms of Jerez mature in barrels under a protective coating of yeast called the flor, imparting fine and delicate qualities to it that other wines do not have. Almost all Jerez is made from a unique, time consuming blending system called solera, in which older barrels of Jerez are topped off with younger ones of the same style. The solera manner of transferring young Jerez from recent vintages to barrels of Jerez from older vintages, year after year, is similar to French vintners blending different grapes to produce outstanding wines in Bordeaux, France. The Andalusia region of Spain, where Jerez comes from is steeped in the culture and tradition of “old” Spain, dating back to its Moorish and Arabic origins. One folk tale attributed to Jerez is how Tapas, which is the Spanish practice of serving small plates of food started. The word tapa means lid or cover. What we call Tapas today started long ago in Spanish bars as a practical means of keeping fruit flies off of a glass of Jerez with a simple piece of bread. This eventually led to small amounts of food on the bread, such
31 Tubac Road
olives, cheese, as olives li ch heese ham h and sausage, to encourage more drinking. Today there are innumerable Tascas (bars that offer Tapas) throughout Spain offering a vast array of the delectables. Jerez is fortified with additional alcohol after all of the grape’s natural sugar has been converted, making it a naturally dry, not sweet, white wine. There are two basic types of Jerez, Fino and Oloroso. Usually the finest batches of grapes are reserved for Fino because it is fortified with less alcohol than Oloroso and it is the most delicate of all the different versions of Jerez.
The Beautiful Fino and the Beastly Flor The Fino style of Jerez matures in wood barrels under a fascinating protective covering of yeast called the flor. The yeast or the flor grows naturally on the surface of the wine in the barrel, creating a beastly, foamy layer of bubbling yeast. The flor prevents the wine from oxidizing and lives on the air in the barrel and feeds off of the alcohol and glycerin in the wine. Underneath the unsightly layer of yeast a magical transformation takes place. Beneath the murky covering of the flor is a beautiful pale, straw-like colored wine
520 398 9705
Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua – March 27 - 29, 09 $495 per person double
that is thinner and more delicate than it otherwise would be and is teeming with a profusion of extraordinary aromas and pungent flavors. Once the Fino loses the protective coating of the flor by bottling, it becomes susceptible to oxidation spoilage and loses its youthful exuberance. To experience Fino at its peak, it should be consumed as fresh from the barrel as possible. Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to savor the fresh, pungent flavors of Fino straight from the barrels. Freshness aside, Finos are worth experiencing to discover the real dry, elegant taste of Jerez. Another version of Fino is Manzanilla, made only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda on the western coast of Spain. Sanlúcar de Barrameda is one of the three towns that make up what is know as the “sherry triangle” in Andalusia; the other two towns are Jerez de la Frontera and Puerto de Santa Maria. The Jerez of Sanlúcar de Barrameda is heavily influenced by the moist, salty air of the Atlantic Ocean that fosters a thicker flor in the barrel. Manzanilla also has a pale-straw hue, as other Finos, but is the driest and most pungent version of Fino, owing to the salt-water air in the flor. This too
P E R U : M A C H U P I C C H U A N D T H E SACRED VALLEY *ENJOY THE BREATHTAKING TRAIN RIDE INTO MACHU PICCHU *INCREDIBLE OPTIONAL DAY HIKE ON THE SHORT INCA TRAIL INTO THE CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU
Oaxacan Archaeology and the Day of the Dead October 24 – Nov 2, 2009 Archaeology interpreted by Dr Robert Markens of Brandeis University Fine Art Gallery featuring Unique Home Decor and Year-Round Christmas Displays.
$2785 per person double 520-398-9088
*VISIT ASTOUNDING EXAMPLES OF INCAN RUINS IN THE SACRED VALLEY *PERUSE THE COLORFUL CRAFT MARKETS *EXPERIENCE THE FINEST ACCOMMODATIONS *OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO LAKE TITICACA
APRIL 23 – MAY 3, 2009 $3795 PER PERSON DOUBLE INCLUDES ALL GROUND TRANSPORTATION, EXPEDITIONS, EXPERT LOCAL GUIDES, ALL BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES, LODGING AND TAXES, FULLY ESCORTED.
CUSTOM TOURS AVAILABLE SMALL GROUPS, CULTURAL TOURS HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
CALL US FOR DETAILS! 520 398 9705
should be consumed at its freshest to fully appreciate the aromatics of the flor enhanced by the salty sea air. Oloroso on the other hand is a Jerez that we can enjoy now and one that is at its best long after bottling. This version of Jerez is traditionally barrel aged, without the protective coating of the flor and is fortified with more alcohol than Fino. Since Oloroso has already been exposed to oxygen during its maturation it can age almost indefinitely in an unopened bottle. Depending on the length of aging in the barrel, the colors of Oloroso range from shimmering amber to luxuriant mahogany. It is lush and full bodied, with wonderful aromas of walnuts and still dry to the taste without the tart pungency of Fino. Unlike Fino, that is best fresh, we can enjoy the soft, rich, nutty flavors of Oloroso long after it has been bottled in Spain. In-between the pungent taste of Fino and the mellow Oloroso, is my favorite Jerez and also the wine that Fortunato lost his life trying to taste—Amontillado. Initially, Amontillado is made as Fino, maturing under the flor, and then allowed to age further without the oxygen depriving cover of the flor. The result is a marvelous, amber hued cross between Fino and Oloroso for us to savor as often as we like. Amontillado combines the distinctive pungency and delicacy created
by the flor with the richness of Oloroso and manifests its own unique hazelnut aromas and nutty flavors. Happily, we do not have to undergo a perilous journey through musty caverns to relish the flavors of Amontillado.
Bold Southwest Art Stunning Mesquite Furniture
Yet another Jerez that starts off as Fino, aging with the flor and then maturing without it is Manzanilla Pasado. Th is is darker and fuller bodied than Manzanilla but is still crisp and pungent because of the thickness of the flor in Sanlúcar de Barrameda where it is made. The Jerez of Spain’s glorious past is not today’s sugary version that we associate it with but it is the pungently dry, delicate Fino or the rich, tawny Oloroso or the variations of Amontillado, Manzanilla or Manzanilla Pasado in-between. These are the intriguing wines that Spanish aristocrats sipped, while lounging on the patios of their gleaming white haciendas, overlooking the mountains of Andalusia or the cobalt seas of the Costa del Sol, while listening to the reverberating strings of Spanish guitars and the clacking castanets of flamenco dancers in the background. These are the tastes of Jerez!
Ole! Bernard Berlin, Sommelier Berlin5374@msn.com
check out our online gallery
Visiting During Artwalk MOLLY HEIZER, CERAMICS SCULPTOR Come see how she weaves Native American history, religion and folklore into her whimsical ceramic figures. Artist Reception Saturday March 21st 1-5 PM
24 Tubac Rd. Tubac, AZ
Have You Always Wanted To Own Your Own Used Bookstore? Well, now’s your chance. The Old Book Shop at 4 Tubac Road is for sale. This does not include the building, just the books, ﬁxtures & sundries.* (And the cats if you want them.)
The books are all listed in the computer and are online at abebooks.com and biblio.com The sale also includes the domain: www.oldbookshop.com Please, serious inquiries only. If you’re simply curious as to why: The owner is ready to retire and would like to have time to go see the grandchildren before they’re all grown! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunrise Jewelers One-of-a-kind Custom Pieces Diamond Setting & Remounting Large Selection of Rare and Unusual Gem Stones 40 Years of Experience in the Jewelry and Gem Stone Field Fine Art
We buy Estate Jewelry, Scrap Gold, Silver & Platinum Highest Prices Paid Custom Design On-Site Jewelry Repairs While-You-Wait
28 by Bernard Berlin
The Frugal Gourmand of Tubac
Savoring Tapas at Home
or those of us who love food and we who also love a variety of mouth watering tastes from many different dishes, Tapas is a fantasy come true. There are few sights that are more pleasurable than a bar or table covered with a copious assortment of plates, filled with lipsmacking good food to choose from. Will it be the dish of tiny brown meatballs or the thick slices of the lean, spicy sausage nestled on small squares of bread or maybe the wafer thin crackers topped with fresh slivers of silver-skinned herring or is it going to be the small plate of russet colored mushrooms sitting in garlic sauce that we choose? Our Tapas choices are abundant and tantalizing.
“Tapas”, is the distinctive practice of Spanish bars serving small plates of their savory house specialties or finger food. Invariably, locals and tourists alike gather throughout the day in their favorite Tasca (as these bars are called) to eat and drink and sometimes debate politics or simply enjoy the company of others. Maybe it is the combination of food and drink in Tascas or their relaxed atmospheres that invites lively conversations between total strangers; whichever it is, they are as much a social experience as they are havens for food lovers. One of my favorite Tasca’s in Barcelona is self-service, offering anywhere from 50 to 80 (I never counted just how many there actually are) varieties of finger food lining its two-tiered counter top. It is a bustling place, with tables inside and out that are always teeming with locals and tourists. Long trays filled with small plates of food, each with delectable morsels pierced with a tooth pick, are constantly replenished with fresh ones and there is never a lack of variety to choose from. The cost of the meal is tallied by the beverage servers, who add up the toothpicks from the empty plates on the table, the long ones are more money than the short ones. Other Tascas are closer to what we know of as “traditional bars”, with small plates of food lining the back portion of the bar and served by the bartender. Whatever kind of Tasca it may be, they are always a fun place to eat and mingle or simply be with other people. It might be more romantic to just fly off to Spain to experience the many different foods of Tapas, but it is not necessary. We can easily recreate the casual atmosphere of eating “Tapas-style” right here in our own homes. There are no rules for Tapas. The food is whatever we want it to be. It can be finger-food or small servings of savory fare or a combination of the two; simple or sophisticated, the choice is ours. Economically, Tapas is also an ideal way to stretch the food budget by serving leftovers along with freshly made dishes as part of a Tapas-style meal or snack. This month, surprise your friends and delight your family with a “Tapas-styled” meal accompanied by a pitcher of homemade, fruity Sangria or an elegant glass of dry Fino styled Sherry.
Cowboy & Rodeo Photography by Scott Graham Bell Louise L. Serpa
Edward S. Curtis Collection Tibetan & Cowboy Memorabilia Clothing for Men, Women & Children
Here are four easy to make recipes that can be enjoyed Tapas-style in small portions.
Potato Vegetable Salad 4 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and diced ¼ cup cooked and diced carrots ¼ cupped cooked peas, fresh or frozen 2 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon of vinegar Salt and pepper to taste
Pork Balls ¼ pound ground pork 2 tablespoons beaten egg ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon minced parsley
Pinch of sugar
8 blanched almonds, ground
¾ cup of mayonnaise, homemade preferred.
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Salt to taste
Combine the potatoes, carrots and peas in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar together. Gently fold this liquid mixture into the bowl of potatoes and vegetables. Let this sit for several hours, allowing the potatoes and vegetables to meld with the liquid mixture. Th en add the mayonnaise and crushed garlic to the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to use. This dish is best served at room temperature.
¼ cup olive oil or enough to generously coat fry pan Mix all the ingredients together except the lemon juice and shape into small balls that are less than one inch. Th en dip the balls into the lemon juice and fry until golden brown. This dish can be served warm or at room temperature.
The Frugal Gourmand of Tubac
Mushrooms and Garlic Sauce 3 cloves minced garlic
(Prepare one day in advance)
3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoons flour
2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 cup beef broth
1 hard boiled egg yoke
½ dried red chili pepper cut into 3 pieces, seeds removed
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon minced onion
½ pound mushrooms, halved or whole
1 glove garlic, minced
Heat the garlic in 2 of the 3 tablespoons of olive oil until tender but not brown. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the flour while constantly stirring the oil and flour. Then gradually stir in the beef broth (the broth should be warm to room temperature but not cold). Then add the chili pepper slices, 1 tablespoon of parsley and lemon juice and stir until smooth. In a separate fry pan sauté the mushrooms in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until brown and tender but not soft. Combine the mushrooms into the garlic sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes and serve. Garnish the plate with the remaining parsley.
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon small capers Pass the egg yoke through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Beat the oil and vinegar with a wire whisk, add to the egg yoke and stir in the onion, garlic, parsley, capers and chickpeas. Refrigerate overnight and garnish with additional chopped parsley before serving at room temperature.
The fun of Tapas is eating small amounts of food from a large selection and going back for more and more. This month break the mold and bring a taste of Spain into your home with Tapas. Fill a table with these dishes, or your own recipes, along with a stack of small serving plates, add a pitcher of sangria with lots of fresh oranges and apples or a bottle of dry Fino styled Sherry, or both, and enjoy a breadth of Spain in your home. Anyone wishing a sangria recipe is welcome to contact me via e-mal.
“I did this oil painting in the summer of 1956. Fresh from the influence of my teacher, Frederic Taubes, and, inspired by the Bible story of the crucifixion, this picture emerged. The rendering is surrealistic, the design symbolic. It is my reminder to all that hope will never fade...”
Hart Haller Empie 1909-2002
7 Camino Otero
1 (800) 255-2306
IN HONOR OF OUR DAD’S 100TH BIRTHDAY, THE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF ‘THE ROBE’ WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN OUR GALLERY THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH.
HAL EMPIE GALLERY
3 3 Tu b a c Ro a d B ox 4 0 9 8 • Tu b a c , A r i zo n a 8 5 6 4 6 5 2 0 3 9 8 2 8 1 1 • w w w. h a l e m p i e s t u d i o g a l l e r y. c o m
Wearable art & quilted jackets Specializing in Southwestern, Traditional & Antique quilts of investment quality.
V isit our Q uilt Galler y. TUBAC, AZ
Daily Demonstrations by Navajo Silversmiths Monroe & Lillie Ashley during ART WALK March 20th, 21st & 22nd
ubac was the first European settlement in what is now Arizona. But that illustrious accomplishment may not be sufficient to protect the park and museum where people can observe and learn for themselves about those who came before us. The future of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park was called into question in February, and area residents have been working to save the facility. The park, which enhances the offerings of the retail sections of Tubac, was the first state park opened in Arizona and it has many historic aspects, such as containing the ruins of a Spanish fort built in 1752, and one of the oldest schoolhouses in Arizona. But necessary funding is now in jeopardy. In response to budget cuts imposed by the Legislature, the Arizona Parks Board voted Feb. 20 to temporarily close three state parks and cancel and suspend $27 million of grants The Tubac Park was, at one point, on the first proposed list of parks to close. It was shifted to another list and that decision was postponed, but the status of the park is scheduled to be discussed during March. Tubac has fewer visitors than many of the other state parks. In fiscal year 2008, the visitors totaled 12,835, or an average of 35 per day, said Ellen Bilbrey, public information officer for Arizona State Parks.
Chamber of Commerce, traveled to the state meeting on Feb. 20. Among other remarks, she said, “This historic park is an asset that belongs to all citizens of Arizona. For Tubac, it is an indispensable asset. Tubac’s cultural and commercial identity is defined by our history and our art. We hold to our slogan that Tubac is ‘Where Art and History Meet.’ Therefore, closing the Tubac Presidio will have a long-reaching negative impact on tourism and commerce, leaving us vastly compromised.” Tubac was the first state park opened in Arizona in 1958. Now there are 31 state parks, although three were closed as a result of the Feb. 20 meeting. The Tubac park includes within its property the 1885 Schoolhouse, the Otero Meeting Hall, a museum filled with exhibits, the restored historic Rojas House and a 1974 archaeological dig which uncovered ruins from 1752 when the area contained a Spanish fort. Inside the museum is the printing press on which Arizona’s first newspaper was printed in 1859. There is also a picnic area and restrooms. A local coalition was formed and met on Feb. 23 at the Tubac Community Center to strategize ways to help stave off the closure of the Tubac park.
But the number of visitors isn’t the sole determination of the value of an institution, Bilbrey said.
The group is studying the possibility of forming a non-profit organization tentatively called “Friends of the Tubac Park,” which could work towards a public-private partnership and attempt to assist with funding through donations and endowments.
Carol Cullen, executive director of the Tubac
They also agreed to contact elected
representatives at the local and state levels to explain their concerns and the urgency of preserving the Tubac park. The groups that sent a representative were: The Tubac Historical Society, the Tubac chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, the Anza Trail Coalition, the Friends of the Santa Cruz River, the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, the Tubac Rotary Club, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35, the Tubac Center of the Arts, and the Tubac Community Center Foundation. Bilbrey of Arizona State Parks said the Tubac park has three employees and it costs $212,774 a year to operate it. She said revenue from the $3 entry fee totals about $31,900 a year. Bilbrey said the truer cost is about $250,000 a year since employees at the Phoenix office handle work such as payroll, procurement, development, construction, and curating of exhibits. If the Tubac park is closed, Bilbrey said, the intention is to keep one employee on site for security. It has been reported that there is $76 million in the state’s Growing Smarter fund, of which $20 million could be loaned to
State Parks for a year to resolve the crisis. However, the state legislature must vote to approve that loan and it was unclear at press time if that will occur. The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 25 adopted a resolution in which the three members ask the State Parks Board not to close the Tubac park. The resolution said, in part, “The Tubac Presidio State Park serves as the only state park to provide on-site history and education of the Spanish culture, serving as a Spanish ‘presidio’ or fort, during the 1700s; and… the Tubac Presidio State Park is recognized as a historic landmark and imparts untold benefits to the local and regional economy through tourism.” The Arizona State Parks Board is comprised of seven volunteer members. The chairman is Reese Woodling, Tucson. Other members are William C. Scalzo, Phoenix; Arlan Colton, Tucson; Tracey Westerhausen, Phoenix; Larry Landry, Phoenix; William C. Cordasco, Flagstaff; and Mark Winkleman, State Land Commissioner. (Reach the writer at email@example.com)
3 m i S o u t h o f Tu b a c , a c r o s s f r o m W i s d o m ’ s C a f e .
Great Gifts and Home Decor “a fun place to shop” Unique Gifts Home Decor Custom Mesquite & Iron Furniture Candles & Florals Pottery & Fountains Original Art
HIDDEN TREASURES OF SANTA CRUZ VALLEY ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOURS APRIL 18-19 & 25-26
AMADO GREEN VALLEY NOGALES PATAGONIA TUBAC TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS
CALL FOR INFO: 520-398-2371 1932 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, AZ
Tubac Morning, by Lisa Mishler
31 ...continued from page 10 Thurs, Mar 12th - “New Ideas About Ancient People: Hohokam Archaeology in the 21st Century” Topic for Tubac/SCC AAS Lecture Program. A leading expert on the prehistory of Southern and Central Arizona, Dr. Douglas Craig, will highlight some of the current ideas about the origins, development and possible reasons for the mysterious collapse of the Hohokam culture. According to Dr. Craig, advances in Hohokam archaeology have shed new light on this ancient culture which flourished in the deserts of Southern and Central Arizona for nearly a thousand years. He will discuss what is known of the Hohokam village life, their vast irrigation networks, the craft items they made and traded widely, and the current thinking of what might have impacted on the culture and led to its decline shortly before the arrival of Europeans to the area. The public is welcome. The program begins at 6 p.m. and the potluck preceding it beginning at 5 p.m. free of charge. Donations are appreciated. The event is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Old Town Tubac. Call or email Nancy Valentine , Tubac/SCC AAS Chapter President, to confirm the meeting location. 520-245-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thurs, Mar 12th - Global Climate Change. Volunteer Bob Handfield looks at global climate change from a geologist’s point of view, reviews the evidence for past warming and cooling periods and discusses possible causes for the current warming period. How do science and public policy mesh? 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791) Fri, Mar 13th - The Tubac Center of the Arts presents Susan Claassen in A Conversation with Edith Head at 7:30pm. Based on the book Edith Head’s Hollywood by Edith Head and Paddy Calistro, Ms. Claassen, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ms. Head, gives a behind-the-scenes feast of great movie lore and delicious stories that provide an insight into Hollywood’s legendary costume designer. Tickets are $20. Please call the Art Center at 398-2371 for more information.
Sat, Mar 14th - Get your GREEN ON for the 8th Annual John Crowley Memorial Parade. Line up at 9am at the Tubac Inn. Parade starts at 10am. Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Raffles and Prizes!!!!! ~plus, music by Chuck Wagon and the Wheels! For more information call (520) 398-3161.
10am - 5pm
Sat, Mar 14th - Ride Horseback in SCSNA at 10am. Spend part of a day horseback riding along Sonoita Creek from Rio Rico. You must have your own mount. Call for details. Leader, Barbara Harsh 520.377-0617 Sat, Mar 14th - Join us for a St. Patty’s Day Celebration at the Tubac Inn featuring ‘Cowgirl Ugly’ Fashion Show at 2pm. For more information call (520) 398-3161. Sat & Sun, Mar 14th & 15th - The World at Your Feet - Close-up Photography Outdoors Workshop. Learn about outdoor macrophotography from an expert. Paul Kinslow, volunteer from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, will teach you his simple techniques that will enable you to take memorable close-ups in natural settings. Fee for a workshop is $68 for members of the Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and $78 for non. To register for a workshop, please send a check to Friends of Buenos Aires NWR, PO Box 577, Arivaca, AZ 85601, and tell us which workshop/s you will attend. A confirmation letter, instructions, and a map are typically sent 7 to 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. The fee for a walk is $10 payable when you arrive. If you need more information please contact Richard Conway at email@example.com or 520-398 3937. For general information call the Refuge at 520-823-4251 ext. 116. Mon, Mar 16th - Murray BolestaBorderlands Photographer part of the Monday Mornings Doorway to the Arts Lecture Series at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 10:30am. Cost $5, free for members. Coffee & cookies. For more info 398-2371.
continued on page 37...
SOUTH OF TUBAC ON SANTA GERTRUDIS LANE, YOU’LL FIND THIS IMPECCABLY BUILT 3200 SQ. FT. HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FLAT LAND, PERFECT FOR HORSE FACILITIES!!!
HOME BOASTS A GREAT ROOM WITH BEAMED CEILINGS, STONE FIREPLACE, TRAVERTINE FLOORS AND GOURMET KITCHEN. A LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE AND 2 ADDITIONAL BDRMS, PLUS A WINE ROOM & A HUGE GARAGE W/ ATTACHED LIVING QUARTERS.
Furniture, Decor & Clothing
Open 7 days
Artist Reception: CK Wearden, Zoelani Sayer, Bonnie Gibson
March 21-22, 1-4
OFFERED AT $895,000
ON TUBAC PLAZA
Quality Furniture Decor & Clothing
Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates & Gift Sets Available
The Borderlands Photographer
URBAN ABSTRACTS Text and Photos by Murray Bolesta
“Truth and beauty leap from both the abstract and the concrete.” This tidbit of wisdom has emerged from countless philosophical photographers, clad in multi-pocketed gadget vests, stalking nature and city streets for prey both wild and tame. As far as concrete is concerned, my camera has bagged many a beast leaping from cement, mainly kids on their skateboards or bikes. Concrete can be a thing of beauty to more than just a construction guy. City streets yield a lot of opportunities for capturing abstract images, and even you, the intrepid and resourceful borderlands photographer, who devotes most of his or her time trekking our abundant natural areas, can discover enough urban landscapes nearby to supplement your wilderness portfolio. The main differences are straight lines (seldom found in nature), people and, yes, concrete. Any village, town, or city has these and one of the best is The Old Pueblo. Downtown Tucson has wonderful shapes and colors and action which cry out “abstract.” Geographically, I’m referring broadly to the area around
Congress Street, the historic districts just north and south of it, (especially Barrio Viejo) and the famously funky 4th Avenue farther to the north. Any borderlands photographer who’s worth his salt-cedar will spend plenty of time at these spots, as they are the low-hanging fruit of local urban image-making. Especially in the afternoon. But first, a few words about abstract images. As you may know, most of my photos are depictions of recognizable area features unaltered by trickery. This is rather conservative. With abstract photography, the world is your plaything.
The Borderlands Photographer Images: Facing page, top left: Simply put, colors and shapes can make a striking image. Add a touch of Tucson. Facing page, bottom left: Any portal offers a modified view of reality; in this case, downtown Tucson architecture as viewed through a sculpture.
Facing page, right: Abstraction rises from the lowly depths of an urban trash can, thanks to artfully recycled bike parts. A bit of context is maintained in these images: a parked car and a passerby.
Do some night-tripping of the fantastic lights of neon; turn off the flash and maybe use a tripod or monopod or a high ISO setting. As in all photography, light is your entire universe and using it an urban setting has, in my opinion, many more opportunities for creative artwork. Artificial lights, heavy shadows, and bright reflections can form the basis of a striking image.
Left: Only minimally abstract, this image of a skateboarder is closer to the concrete. Below: Subjects as seen through windows often become abstractions; here, folks relaxing on 4th Avenue.
Step away from reality a bit and you can have an abstract photo; or, you can abstractly interpret a subject as hyperreality. In any case, those subjects often can be discovered by the adventurous borderlands photographer while trekking the urban outback.
Abstracts in nature are boundless as well, but patterns, angles, and those man-made lights of the city do multiply the options. And then there are people. While most shots in nature often try to avoid the human image or the very hint of humanity’s influence, abstract photography of people, whether on the streets of Tucson or elsewhere, is a subject that could fill volumes. With people, ask permission and try to be candid (not an easy combination).
All constraints are stripped away. The recognizability of local landmarks or organic subjects is often the first thing to be removed from an abstract image. To me, an abstract photo is almost always a closeup or medium-range picture. Close-ups offer an infinite opportunity for image-making that many photographers ignore. New worlds suddenly appear before your nose. Removing a subject from its context is one of the hallmarks of the abstract image. The things that surround a subject often define it, so these things must be removed, to some degree. Deciding what to keep and what to remove defines the art of composition and can result in a striking abstract photograph. Keep the audience guessing. To create an abstract image you will experiment with colors, contrasts, and shapes. Lose the constraint of “naturalness” when creating such images. Try black-andwhite; try odd camera angles; experiment with camera movement and slow shutter speeds and shadows and extremes of contrast. Use these techniques to accentuate into hyper-reality the patterns and textures you discover in the urban setting. Focus on a subject indirectly by taking a picture of it via a second source, such as a reflection in a window, mirror or shiny metal object.
For now, suffice it to say that you, the borderlands photographer, while spending much time recording your vision of our natural heritage, should consider hitting the city streets. Equipment for abstract image-making matters less than for other photography. Knowing how to use what you have is what matters, and of course, developing “the eye”. Technology has (unfortunately for some) become the great democratic equalizer in photography, as in many other pursuits. The point about making abstract images is that sometimes cheap cameras produce a more appealing result than expensive ones. And go ahead and make mistakes – it’s a snap for most photographers to make a mistake. Learn from them. A shutter speed or a camera position that you would normally consider to be wrong, can produce a great abstract result. In this situation, skill is needed when trying to replicate your mistake. When in Tucson exploring Barrio Viejo, your photos might exploit color and a late afternoon sun, as many older structures are painted with splendid hues which can be combined with deep shadows to make a striking image. While stalking the streets of Tucson’s 4th Avenue, great colors often are seen in wall murals, but black-and-white photography is often best in this place. Try to be cool when taking pictures in the city: keep in mind that not all images need to be taken with arms up and squinting through the viewfinder.
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 www.CactusHuggers.com.
W h e r e A r t a n d H i s t o r y Tr u ly M e e t S t u d i o s
a n d
G a l l e r y
An investment in fine art is a rewarding experience from the very moment of discovery, continuingthroughoutyourlife,reflectingyour individual tastes and interests in excellence. Come and see the work of American Master Painter, Hugh Cabot and experience the selection of investment quality art by one of the American West’s foremost painters. Visit our HISTORIC ADOBE in Old Town Tubac, across the street from St. Ann’s Church. 520-398-2721.
Also: original Hugh Cabot sketches, high quality giclee reproductions, and Hugh Cabot cards.
Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
review by Hattie Wilson
"My identity might begin with the fact of my race but it didn't end there." This sentence from the first chapter of Barack Obama's book is his aim as a young man but by the end of the book you feel he is still struggling with the fact of his race. Dark skin from his African father did not affect Barack until he was 10 years old and sent by his white, Kansas born mother to an exclusive prep school in Hawaii. Before that he had spent his childhood first in Hawaii with his mother and her parents and then in Djarkata with his mother and an Indonesian stepfather. There the people around him - his playmates, the servants, his parents' friends - were brown skinned as he was, and although in Indonesia Barack was surrounded by poverty, he lived in an upper class neighborhood since his stepfather, a geologist, worked for an American oil company. And so his mixed race might not have affected him for years until he was older, but his mother insisted on an American education for him and sent him back to her parents in Hawaii where he was entered in a prep school started by missionaries. There he was one of four blacks. The first day a girl asked to touch his hair and after the teacher had introduced him as the son of an African, a boy asked Barack if his father ate people. Barack wrote that when his grandfather asked about his first day of school, "I went in my room and closed the door." He remembered that at school, "I was mostly alone. I made few friends, learned to speak less often in class, and managed to toss a wobbly football around." As he put it, "I took refuge in the lives my grandparents led...Gramps would be home to let me in and as he lay down for his nap I would watch cartoons and sitcom reruns. At four thirty I would wake up Gramps and we would drive downtown to pick up Toot." Toot was his grandmother who was vice president of a local bank. But then a telegram came announcing that his father was coming from Kenya to visit during Christmas vacation. After Toot made that announcement Barack wrote, "Both she and Gramps fell silent, the way I
For Moms by Moms Tubac, AZ
If you are a Parent Visit this web to: - Find what activities and special events are available for you and your children in the area. - Participate in our Bulletin Board discussions, - Find interesting and educational links. - Share information with other moms. ...and if you are a Business, - Promote your events and activities available for families in the area
imagine people react when the doctor tells them they have a serious but curable illness." This was although they had agreed to the marriage and Barack wrote of his Gramps's determination to have black and Asian friends, whether they liked it or not. Barack's father stayed in Hawaii a month, part of his recuperation after a crippling automobile accident. Barack's mother Ann flew in from Indonesia to spend a family Christmas, although both Barack, Sr. and Ann had remarried. The visit ended in bad feelings with Toot complaining that she wasn't Barack Sr.'s servant and Gramps that their guest kept sitting in his chair. They became angry when one night Barack's father insisted his son quit watching a cartoon, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and go to his room and study. Barack's memories of the fight between his grandparents and his father that night take up two pages. But when his father was asked to make a speech at his school about the Kenyans' struggle to be free from the British, the class applauded. And on his last day Barack's father played a record of African music and showed his son how to dance. Barack remembered, "Suddenly his slender body was swaying back and forth, the lush sound was rising, his arms were swinging as they cast an invisible net, his feet wove over the floor in half beats his bad leg stiff but his rump high, his head back, his hips moving in a tight circle." He told his son this music was "the sound of your continent." Barack never saw his father again. They did exchange letters for a while. Meanwhile, Barack wrote, "I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds." After graduating from the prep school he went to Occidental College in California then after two years transferred to Columbia University in New York to learn about black life there. During a visit to New York by his mother he began to understand her fascination for dark skinned men. She insisted they go to a showing of "Black Orpheus," a movie based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with a black Brazilian cast. His mother had seen it when she was 16 years old. During the movie which bored Barack, he turned to look at her and saw that
"her face, lit by the blue glow of the screen, was set in a wistful gaze." He reasoned that "the depiction of childlike blacks I was now seeing on the screen, the reverse image of Conrad's dark savages, was what my mother had carried with her to Hawaii all those years before, a reflection of the simple fantasies that had been forbidden to a white middle class girl from Kansas, the promise of another life: warm, sensual, exotic, different." A few months later he heard his father had died and dutifully he sent his father's family in Nairobi the required letter, but he wrote, "I felt no pain, only the vague sense of an opportunity lost and I saw no reason to pretend otherwise." In 1983 after graduation from Columbia he became a community organizer, working on the far South Side of Chicago. His connection there with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright became part of the recent campaign. During his years on the South Side Barack learned the churches were the key to reaching the people there. The Reverend Wright ran the largest church with 4,000 members. It was there Barack heard the sermon about "The Audacity of Hope" and where he met Michelle. They were married in the Reverend's church. Barack learned how to be a black man on the far South Side but continued his struggle with being an African and a European. He read the autobiography of Malcolm X, like him a mix, but would not agree with him when Malcolm wrote that he wished he could be rid of his white blood. Barack wrote, "I knew that with Malcolm that wish would never be incidental. I knew as well that traveling down the road to selfrespect my own white blood would never recede into mere abstraction. I was left to wonder what else I would be serving if and when I left my mother and my grandparents at some uncharted border." And so, it seems to me, Barack chose sanity and a struggle with the fact of his mixed race. The title of the third and last section of this book is "Kenya." Barack left Chicago, temporarily, to enter law school. Like his father, he chose Harvard. While waiting for the term to start he set off, finally, to visit his half brothers and sisters in Kenya. To be continued...
GETTING HER GOAT
Donâ€™t trifle with the IRS by Byrd Baylor
eing self-employed (and sometimes even self-unemployed), I am no stranger to correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service. The real problem, as I've tried to tell them, is that I'm an Aries and therefore, through no fault of my own, extremely optimistic. I mean, I always think I'll make enough money just in time to pay what I owe. Sometimes it doesn't happen. So last year again, April 15 found me $627.20 short. Someone, doubtless an IRS Aries, judging from his positive attitude, kept sending me new forms and return envelopes and urging me "to resolve this matter immediately."
Being a sincere believer in positive affirmation, I often visualized myself mailing off the check. I also visualized some unknown benefactor mailing me a check for $627.20 plus penalty and interest. So much for positive affirmation. Then last September the IRS sent this very creative letter suggesting ways they could get money from me. It began with the more obvious ones like taking my paycheck or checking account or savings account. Of course, I don't get a paycheck and my checking account is too low to do them any good and I have less than $14 in a savings account. But they had another suggestion that I really admired. They can take your clothes. They're not heartless people though. They say you can keep your work clothes. They'll only take your furs. Alas, there wasn't a single fur coat in my closet. I'd never wear the pelt of some poor animal. In fact, I'm a vegetarian only because I choose not to kill anything. Still, you can see how handy it would be at times like this to have a fur.
I've been quite excited wondering how much they would deduct from my debt, or whether possibly it would be worth so much they would give me a little credit on next year. Everyone knows the U.S. government pays contractors amazing prices for bolts and ashtrays and toilet seats. Why not extend that glorious largess to a particularly unique goatskin? I have a friend who works for the IRS in Phoenix so I called him to ask what he thought they would pay me. He lowered his voice and said, "Do yourself a favor. Don't trifle with the IRS." When I asked whether I should send a photograph of myself wearing the fur, he hung up. Understand, this is a hand-tanned goatskin. It was done in the traditional Rio Grande Pueblo method. You dig a hole and bury the skin in the damp sand along the riverbank and let it stay there a couple of weeks. When it is soft enough, you roll it up with the fur side down and you sit there on the ground under a tree and pound it with a large smooth rock. You keep re-rolling and pounding, and a week or so later you are ready to grind up some gypsum to brush into it. If you have pounded it too hard, you'll have a few small holes in the skin. I personally believe that such holes can only increase the value of the thing. How else would you know it is ethnically authentic? Well, anyway, my fur is hanging out in the sun on a mesquite limb, and everyone says the fresh air is helping quite a lot. On my desk now is one of the forms from the nice people in Ogden. It says: "If you think the amount shown below is incorrect because of a recent payment or for any other reason, please send the amount you believe is due and attach an explanation of the difference.â€? The key phrase here is or for any other reason.
Well, actually I do have one. It's an old goatskin which has been up in the shed by the corral for six or seven years. As soon as I remembered it, I ran frantically to have a look at it. True, it is not in the best condition. The dogs must have chewed on it, and it is still a bit moldy from the 1983 flood, and generations of mice have peed on it.
*Spinal 3PINAL $ECOMPRESSION Decompression #OST %LIMINATED Cost Eliminated WHEN COMBINED when combined WITH 0HYSICAL with Physical 4HERAPY Therapy
Normally, on IRS forms, I make a lot of marginal notes: mostly messages to the CIA, but this time I am being simple and direct. I've circled any other reason and written SENDING FUR.
It would help me a lot if I could find some well known reputable goatskin appraiser who would take a look at it. I visualize the amount being pretty close to $627.20.
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8 am - 5 pm
Lordex Spine Center
101 S. La Canada Ste. 47 in the Green Valley Mall
Well known since 719-332-1242
4.11 acre lot on a very desirable ridge in the Aliso Springs custom home subdivision Community utilities available 360Â° views of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita Ranges
Best Price in Aliso Springs $190,000
SAT 10 am - 5 pm
rands of fin any b e ch il i
Give the gift of the Southwest
30 Mountain View Lane
Information and photos at website
LDTâ„˘ has saved thousands of people from low back pain without surgery.
s sauce cts, du ro
Lumbar Decompression DecompressionTh Therapy Lumbar erapy TMis (LDTâ„˘) (LDT ) isa anon-surgical non-surgicalprocedure procedure thatrelieves relievesacute acute chronic that oror chronic lowlow backpain painassociated associated with: back with: â€˘s (ERNIaTED $ISC Herniated Disk â€˘s FACET 3YNDROME Facet Syndrome â€˘s $EGENERatIvE JOINT $ISEASE Degenerative Joint Disease â€˘s 3CIaTICA Sciatica â€˘s 3PINAL 3TENOSIS Spinal Stenosis
#ALL US TODAY TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR ,$4TM
Still, it is a fur. And if my country wants it, they can have it.
Tired of Living With Low Back Pain?
Gourmet Spices â€˘ Cookbooks â€˘ Gift Ideas Visit our Ranch Museum 3 Miles South of Tubac. (Just south of Tumacacori National Monument.) Closed Sundays & Holidays
Send your free, ad supported, or public event & photo to the Tubac Villager firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 4018 Tubac 85646
AMADO R.V. 520.398.8003 & S E LF - STO R A G E •CODED GATE ACCESS DAILY •SECURITY CAMERAS •FREE DISC LOCK •BOXES & MOVING SUPPLIES
MARCH gives away no secrets, she’s capricious and frivolous and just keeps
us guessing until her arrival on the first, she can turn on you in a moment or be sweet and warm and loving.
One thing we do know, the swallows will be returning to the Tubac Community Center this month and it’s a guessing game. Willie Armijo, the community meal supervisor who waved good-bye to them last year, thinks they may be back on March 11th. Everyone has been alerted and we’re just waiting. Linda Lage, the librarian will be on the alert for “scout swallows,” they come a few days before the main flock.
•STORE RV’S, CARS, BOATS & TRAILERS
The cliff swallows that come back to San Juan Capistrano are expected March 18th in California, so Willie figures ours may arrive on the 11th. He has planned a ‘Swallow Soiree’ in the Community Center lunch room on that day at 12 noon. So, all you bird lovers come over for coffee and tea and cookies and we’ll have a welcome home party. Just remember, March can turn the tables on us, at least we’ll be together.
new customers - Pay for the FIRST month
& the SECOND month is FREE!
I-19 exit 42 or 48
Spring gave a party to celebrate and all the flowers could hardly wait. Spring is God thinking in gold, laughing in blue and speakng in green.
Food, Food, Glorious Food Recipes that are short and simple and easily put together her are the ticket to good eating. these dishes are delicious. Hosted by the Tubac Rotary Club A Celebration of Fine Wine, Savory Cuisine and a Silent Auction
Entertainment: All Bill Band with Mindy Ronstadt
Saturday April 4th, 5 - 8 p.m. Held at Tubac Presidio State Park Burruel Street, Tubac, Arizona 85646
BAKED ZUCCHINI FRITTATA
2 c. chopped, cooked zucchini, drained
2 tbl melted butter
4 chicken breasts
1/2 c. sour cream
ese 1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese 1/2 tsp salt
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 tbl flour
4 beaten eggs
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 c. marsala
1/2 c. fine bread crumbs 1/2 c. milk
Combine all ingedients, put in greased pie pan. Bake at 375º 25-30 minutes, till set. Cut into wedges. Have zucchini tender crisp.
1 1/2 c. fresh mushrooms
Place chicken in baking dish mix all ingredients except mushrooms, pour over chicken. Cover with mushrooms, bake 1 1/2 hours, 325º oven.
Tickets On Sale Now!! TICKETS ARE LIMITED Advanced Ticket Sales Only - $35 per person Send checks to: Tubac Rotary - Taste of Tubac P.O. Box 4564, Tubac AZ 85646 Also available at Wisdom’s Cafe, Kristofer’s, Green Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Visitor Center, Yard Woman, Jane’s Attic, & Artist’s Daughter
For More Information Call (520) 398-9371, 398-1913, 398-8603 Proceeds benet the
Rio Rico Scholarships & Other Tubac Rotary Programs
LAST YEAR’S EVENT SOLD OUT. SO BE SURE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
Where a dog can be a dog! Training Boarding Day Care Alysoun Seacat
Certified Animal Trainer Veterinary Technician
Some of you who read the Villager are no doubt from Michigan, remeber Sanders and their wonderful hot fudge sauce? Once tried you never forget! I grew up in N. W. Detroit and worked at Sanders my last year of high school.
UNFORGETTABLE HOT FUDGE SAUCE 1 can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. milk chocolate chips
14 oz. light Karo syrup
1 stick butter
Combine all ingredients, cook and whisk till smooth over very low heat. Store in a jar and keep refrigerated. Best ever for a chocolate sumdae.
CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK PIE 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips, microwave 30 sec - 4 times
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c. buttermilk When chocolate is soft, add rest of ingredients and beat well. Put in unbaked pie shell and bake 1 hour at 325º. When cutting pie it’s normal for top to crack. Serve with whipped cream.
ELECTRICAL - PLUMBING - CARPENTRY - TILE
INTEGRITY All Home Repair Service
Termite Damage Control Interior/Exterior Painting Free Estimate - No Job Too Small LOCAL REFERENCES
Daniel F. Sexton - Certified Electrician Lic. #10-200-906R
Tel: 520-398-3002 - Cell: 520-975-4366 serving the Tubac, Rio Rico & Green Valley areas for 6 years
ThinkBob.com Digital Photography Web Site Design Print Services Page Layout Bob Wood 520•762•0447 Bob@ThinkBob.com
8 Burruel Tubac ...continued from page 31 Tues, Mar 17th - Tubac Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum presents Marcia Clark speaking on “Surviving a WWII Japanese Prison Camp, 1942-45”. Forum meets at Plaza de Anza - Artist’s Palate Restaurant, 40 Avenida Goya, Tubac at 8am. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 398-3333 for $10.00 or for $12.00 at the door.
Monroe and Lillie Ashley at Old Presidio Traders 22 Tubac Rd. 398-9333.
Tues, Mar 17th - Nature & History Hike. 9 am, 3 miles. Start in Rio Rico and head up Sonoita Creek in the Natural Area. Learn about the natural and local history of the area. Call 520.287-2791 to register.
Sat Mar 21st - Together Rising: The Painting Event. Meet the Artisits Louisa Mc Elwain, David Devary, Barbara Hill, Tom Hil, Nicholas Wilson, and David Simons from 1 to 4 pm at the Karin Newby Gallery. For more info call 398-9662 or visit NewbyGalery.com.
Tues, Mar 17th - Addressing Hummingbird Conservation Needs. Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN) is a sciencebased, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas. Please come and learn about hummingbirds and about HMN’s research and monitoring work. 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791) Tues, Mar 17th -Bill Manzanedo. Live Music at Wisdom’s Cafe in Tumacacori. For more info call 398-2397. Wed, Mar 18th - “Foods of Colonial Tubac: Tantalizing Touch and Taste,” Jesus Garcia of the Tubac Historical Society presents the lecture and food at the Tubac Center of the Arts at 10am. Jesus will introduce several of the Native American groups of the Sonoran Desert Region including the Seri, the Yaqui and the Tohono O’odham, describing their traditional homelands, and how they employed the area’s natural resources and how the Europeans used and adapted these techniques to survive. For more info call 520-398-2020. Space is limited. Wed, Mar 18 - Public Hearing on Tubac’s Water issue at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. 1pm. Thurs, Mar 19th - Sonoita Creek and Riparian Areas in the West. Volunteer Bob Handfield looks at the importance of riparian areas in the desert southwest as exemplified by Sonoita Creek, the threats to these riparian zones and what can be done to help ensure their survival. 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791) Fri, Mar 20th - Five Mile Bird Hike. 8 am. Walk with Ranger Bill Adler through several vegetation zones to Sonoita Creek and return via the new Black Hawk Canyon Trail. Call 520.287-2791 to register. Fri & Sat, Mar 20th & 21st - Join Lincoln Wilson for an exciting conversation about the nomadic tribal people, their weavings, the meanings and their lifestyles. For more details call 520-398-2369., or come in to Heir Looms 7 Plaza Road Tubac and see “Nomadic Passion” A Tribal Textile Art Show. Fri thru Sun, Mar 20th to 22nd Demonstrations by Navajo Silversmiths
Sat, Mar 21st - Spring Fiber Arts Festival from 10am to 4pm at the Sahuarita Town Hall Center 375 W Sahuarita Center Way. I-19 Exit 75. Wearable Art and Fiber vendors demonstrating weaving, felting and spinning. www.southwestfiberfestival.com.
Cowgirl Justice, Cowgirl Tough Co. Cowgirl Up, Sissie & Me Dan Post, Old Gringo & Corral Boots, 3-D Belts
SEXY, SASSY Western Stuff
Sat, Mar 21st - An Art Salon discussion on the history of the Japanese Art Form of UKIYO-E Woodblock Prints - and a Special Exhibition of these rare 18th and 19th century prints. At 4 pm at the Tubac Art Exchange 2243 E Frontage Rd. 398-9156.Seating is limited, so it is recommended to arrive early.
St. Patty’s Day Celebration at the TUBAC INN Saturday, MARCH 14th
Sat, Mar 21st to Mar 31st - Nelson Boren and Fred Fellows Exhibit at the Big Horn Gallery. 398-9209. bighorngalleries.com.
Show starts at 2pm
Sat & Sun, Mar 21st & 22nd - 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. From 10am to 5pm daily. For more info 398-2704 or visit www. tubacaz.com. Sat & Sun, Mar 21st & 22nd - Discovering Brown Canyon Workshop. Spend a weekend relaxing, hiking and enjoying an introduction to the hidden world of Brown Canyon in the Baboquivari Mountains. Guests will enjoy the comfort of the striking Brown Canyon Environmental Education Lodge and be treated to three catered meals. Fee for a workshop is $68 for members of the Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and $78 for non. To register for a workshop, please send a check to Friends of Buenos Aires NWR, PO Box 577, Arivaca, AZ 85601, and tell us which workshop/s you will attend. A confirmation letter, instructions, and a map are typically sent 7 to 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. The fee for a walk is $10 payable when you arrive. If you need more information please contact Richard Conway at r_conway@mac. com or 520-398 3937. For general information call the Refuge at 520-823-4251 ext. 116. Sat & Sun, Mar 21st & 22nd - Meet the Artist John Farnsworth at Zforrest in La Entrada. Reception & Party 2 - 6pm on Sat 21. 3989009.
Join us for a
‘Cowgirl Ugly’ FASHION SHOW D D D D D get your GREEN ON for the 8th Annual
John Crowley Memorial Parade Line up at 9am, Parade starts at 10am
Green Beer D Corned Beef and Cabbage D Raffles and Prizes!!!!! MUSIC BY~ Chuck Wagon and the Wheels! For more information call (520) 398-3161
HAND RAISED COCKATIEL CHICKS $50.00. CALL ALYSOUN (520) 237-4422
VIEW LAND VIEW of Mountains, Valley, Tubac 14+ acres $139,000 carry part 40+ acres $300,000. Underground electric to property 888 900 7570
FOR SALE Townhouse in Barrio de Tubac 2BR/2BA Like new. HOA $50/month Perfect getaway. $249,000 By owner. 520-398-2845
RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE
Sat & Sun, Mar 21st & 22nd - Artists’ Reception at The Red Door Gallery. Meet CK Wearden, Zoelani Sayer, and Bonnie Gibson From 1 to 4pm. 10 Plaza Rd. 398-3943.
continued on page 37...
Mindhance Holistic Learning Center is an Online Certification program offering 30 credit hour certifications in Holistic Mental Health Coaching, Holistic Grief Coaching, or Professional Mediation. These comprehensive programs are fully accredited by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). Enhance your career or begin a new career today. Go to http://www.mindhancelearning.com and learn about these exciting new programs. Mention this ad and get $150.00 off tuition.
1 Suite Available
1296 sq ft
For information call Jan Fox at 520-405-3131
...continued from page 37
Serving Santa Cruz County Since 1989 “Your largest asset should be the strongest. Build your foundation today with us!” Purchase • Refinance • Construction • And More David Hrncirik (800) 333-8262 (520) 885-9594 ventanamortgage.com
Sun, Mar 22nd - “The Zen Paintings of Andy Kay” Exhibit and Meet-the Artist Reception and Demonstration from 1 – 4 p.m. at Aldea de Artisticas—Working Artists’ Village in Old Town Tubac. Kay will be demonstrating use of “The Four Treasures”: Inkstone, Inkstick , Brush and Paper used in this ancient Asian technique. The reception kicks off his three-day Zen Painting Workshop sponsored by the Tubac Center of the Arts being held at Aldea de Artisticas in the Historic Lowe House, 14 Calle Iglesia, Old Town Tubac.The public is invited. For more information, contact Nancy Valentine at Aldea de Artisticas at 520-245-9222 or email@example.com. Sun, Mar 22nd - Green Valley Stage Band performs at 3pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Tickets can be purchased at CPAC for $10. Call 399-1750 for information. Mon thru Wed, Mar 23rd to 25th - Zen Painting Workshop. In Zen Buddhist Painting, enso symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to let the body/spirit create. The brushed ink of the circle is usually done on silk or rice paper in one movement and there is no possibility of modification: it shows the expressive movement of the spirit at that time. The Zen Painting Workshop is an introduction to the materials, technique, and rituals of Asian brushwork, encouraging expression, self-realization and creativity. Using inkstick, inkstone, brush and paper, the class covers making ink, posture, breathing, painting bamboo, beginning calligraphy, and the creation of brushes from found materials for special effects. Spend three days focusing on your ch’i, the vital spirit connected with the universal life force, as your creativity flows. All materials will be provided. Tuition: $215. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Call 3982371. Members may take a $25 discount on one workshop per year. Instructor: Andy Kay. Andy Kay began training in Chinese painting in 1968. He spent eight years of intermittent study with the late calligraphy and ink painting master, Ho Tit-Wah, who at that time was heading the China Art Atelier in New York City. Tues, Mar 24th - Tucson Woodwind “Pops” Quintet performs at 3pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Tickets can be purchased at CPAC for $10. Call 399-1750 for information.
Wed, Mar 25th - Heart of Art –David Voisard from 5 to 6pm at the Tubac Center of the Arts. Wine and light appetizers. Cost $5, free for members. For more info 398-2371. Thurs, Mar 26th - Geology of Arizona. From the Grand Canyon to Red Mountain, Volunteer Bob Handfield presents an overview of the geology of Arizona, how it came to be this way and what the rocks around Patagonia Lake State Park tell us about the past. Fri, Mar 27th - Opening Reception for Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz Valley Art Exhibit at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 398-2371. Sat, Mar 28th - The Blues Redeemers performs at 3pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Tickets can be purchased at CPAC for $10. Call 399-1750 for information. Sat, Mar 28th - Walk up Red Mountain with a Geologist. Meet at Patagonia Post Office, Harshaw Road and Highway 82. Geologist Bob Handfield will narrate the topography as you hike the road to the top of the highest peak in the Patagonia Mts. to view Sonoita Creek, the San Rafael grasslands and the surrounding mountains. The four-mile, 2,100 ft. ascent will be taken slowly with lunch and a rest at the top. Bring water and lunch. Guide, Jim Lockwood 520.281-8167. Sat, Mar 28th - Empty Bowls fundraiser and Food, Fun and Art. Sponsored by Green Valley Assistance Services (GVAS), Empty Bowls will partner with the Green Valley Community Food Bank to raise awareness of the need to fight hunger. At Valley Presbyterian Church, with Empty Bowls from 11-1pm, and the Food Bank’s “Food, Fun and Art” between 10-2. At Empty Bowls, for $10, you may choose a one-of-a-kind pottery bowl, fill it with soup and take it with you after lunch. Local chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs are donating special soups. Rounding out the menu are homemade bread, a beverage and cookies. At Food, Fun and Art, all of the activities for children are free. Food donations for the Food Bank. KGVY will be broadcasting from the parking lot. The Empty Bowls event started about 15 years ago in the Midwest when a high-school teacher and his class made bowls for a hunger fundraiser. To learn more about Empty Bowls, contact Program Director Barb Hunt at GVAS, 625.5966, in Green Valley. To learn more about the GV Community Food Bank’s Food, Fun and Art program, contact Mary Jane Goodrick at 625.5252.
Tues, Mar 24th - Set in Sun, Mar 29th - Tubac Plaza World Music Stone but Not in Meaning: Sunday, March 29th - TUBAC PLAZA Days Presents Free Middle Eastern Festival Southwestern Indian Rock World Music Days - dancing, music, food, 11-5 Featuring World Music, Food and Belly Art. Archaeologist Allen Dart Dancing from 11am to 5pm. Featuring illustrates southwestern Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters. A Middle-Eastern bazaar petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the atmosphere with thespians in costume, ethnic food vendors, same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from massage, henna and face painting booths, live goats, and popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives. more! On the stage next to the Out Of The Way Galleria at 29 7pm. Free. At the Sonoita Creek Visitor Center (520.287-2791) Tubac Plaza. Free for the whole family. (520) 398-9409.
520.975.8469 fax 520.398.3907 P.O. Box 4599 Tubac, AZ 85646
License No. ROC239369
Lorin Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, Mar 29th - Arizona Choral Society Spring Concert at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For information, see the ACS web site: www.azchoral.org. Contact Vicki Fitzsimmons (625-4341) for tickets. ACS is a multi-generational, southern Arizona choral group dedicated to excellence in singing and authentic performance of music, conducted by Dr. Jonathan Ng. The program consists of choral masterpieces from the Renaissance Period through the Romantic Period, including several Lenten seasonal pieces. Music will be a cappella and organ and string orchestra accompaniments. Composers include Tallis, Farrant, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Stanford, Bruckner and Beethoven. Several well-known pieces by John Rutter are included in the program. Mon, Mar 30th - Ann Groves – Life and Art of Hal Empie part of the Monday Mornings Doorway to the Arts Lecture Series at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 10:30am. Cost $5, free for members. Coffee & cookies. For more info 398-2371. Tues, Mar 31st - Tubac Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum presents Frances “Freddy” Carter speaking on “On Becoming the First Woman Highpointer- Climbing to the Highest Peak in All 50 States”. Forum meets at Plaza de Anza - Artist’s Palate Restaurant, 40 Avenida Goya, Tubac at 8am. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 398-3333 for $10.00 or for $12.00 at the door. Sat, Apr 4th - TCA 2009 GOLF CHALLENGERegister now to play the beautiful Tubac Golf Resort, enjoy great food, win prizes and support the programs of the Tubac Center of the Arts. Call 398-2371. Sat, Apr 4th - 7th Annual Taste of Tubac. A celebration of fine wine, savory cuisine and a silent auction. Featuring All Bill Band with Mindy Ronstadt. 5 to 8pm. 398-9371 or 3981913, or 398-8603. First Mondays of each month until May - La Frontera Corral of Westerners International meets at the Casa de Esperanza-La Posada Campus, 780 S Park Centre Ave, at 4pm. Guests are welcome and membership is open. There is no charge to attend but membership is encouraged. Contact Beth Aycock, Publicity Chairperson, for more info: 520-625-6080 or email NoraBethAycock@cox.net.
Sat, Apr 11th - The Green Valley Gardeners will present their 29th self-guided Annual Garden Tour & Garden Fair, from 9am to 3pm. 5 private gardens in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area are featured. The Garden Fair will be located at the GVR East Recreation Center with vendors, fresh produce, educational booths, and food. Prior to tour day, tickets may be purchased in Tubac at the Crowes Nest at 19 Tubac Road. On tour day, tickets will also be sold at the GVR East Recreation Center, one block east of I-19 at Exit 65, beginning at 9am. Ticket cost is $10.Proceeds support local projects such as free weekly gardening seminars, maintenance of the arid demonstration garden, and the community gardens. Sat, Apr 11th - Walk the Rocks: The Geologic Story of Brown Canyon. Around and within the towers and buttresses of the Baboquivari Mountains is concealed an extraordinary story of shattered landmasses, mega-volcanoes and vanished landscapes. Spend a day walking the trails of Brown Canyon. With your eyes to the rocks and ridge-tops you will learn to recognize the clues that reveal the area’s geologic history. With the help of your leader by the end of the day you will see things close up and in the scenery that will change your view of the world. Walks begin at 8am and conclude about 2pm. For more information on Brown Canyon and the Environmental Education Center visit the Friends of BANWR Web site at http://www.friendsofbanwr.org/.
“From inside to out, I can help you capture the West you love with style and authenticity!” ~Sherry
AUTHENTIC WESTERN DECOR
20% OFF PRINTS Authorized Lon Megargee Dealer “Cowboy’s Dream” by Lon Megargee
Sun, Mar 29th - The Tubac Singers Spring Concert at the Tubac Center of the Arts. For tickets and info call 398-2371.
Also trading in vintage saddles, tack, cowhides and western americana collectibles CASH, CHECKS, PONIES
Call Sherry - (520) 398-9793
Sat, Apr 18th - It’s a Santa Cruz Community Earth Day Event. Come One, Come. All Benefiting “The Friends of the Santa Cruz River” Gathering Point: Plaza de Anza and Featuring: Local, State & Federal Agencies within Santa Cruz County, Educational Speakers, See trash turned into Art, Recycle Relay Race for the kids, Professional Make-up, Live Entertainment. More info: 520-979-9214 Sat & Sun, Apr 18th & 19th - 1st Annual Tubac/Tumacacori Earth Day Weekend at the Out of the Way Galleria and the Avalon Organic Garden Farm and Ranch. Street theater, Environmental Booths, Speakers, Global Change Music, Food and Youth Forum. 11 to 5pm. 520-603-9932.
Private Culinary Classes,
choose from 13 different cuisines that span 13 countries, great price, good company, great wine tasting included. Enjoy Chef Charles’ Passion, Romance, and simple, original recipes
Sat & Sun, Apr 18th & 19th - Hidden Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley Artists’ Open Studio Tours. Call the Tubac Center of the Arts for details at 398-2371. Sat & Sun, Apr 25th & 26th - Hidden Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley Artists’ Open Studio Tours. Call the Tubac Center of the Arts for details at 398-2371.
Thomas’ Blue Room Gallery Wild Walleye Fridays
Aliso Springs - 4.13 ac only $78,500
Village Counseling Christine A. Bates, Ph.D Licensed Psychologist
Call Bill or Sally 398-2222
For more information & photos visit Tubac.com
Adult Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples, focusing on change, transition, recovery, and growth For information or to schedule an appointment, call
Real Estate Market Regionalized For months now, we have all heard about the tough real estate market. The market certainly has taken a big hit to be sure, BUT, all states have not been aﬀected by the real estate cycle in the same way. As you look at states hit the hardest, such as Florida, Nevada, California, and yes, Arizona, seems to top the list. However, within Arizona communities, such as Prescott, Sedona, Show Low and even Green Valley, Tubac and Rio Rico have not experienced nearly the drop in values as did the major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson. If you have held true to the most time honored fundamentals of Real Estate, HOLDING POWER, and have made your purchase in one of these smaller communities, you should be able to hold on and ride this out. However, if you do ﬁnd that you need the services of a Real Estate professional, please give Brasher Real Estate a call and talk to any one of our agents. We are ready and able to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
TUBAC OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA!
MARCH 7 FROM 11:00 - 3:00 Join Us...
Brasher Real Estate Long Realty, Tubac Realty Executives
122 PASEO SAN MIGUEL
...in an offering of SELECTED LISTINGS!
Stop into any one of our offices for a directory of open houses and maps. Hope to see you then. Enjoy refreshments and let us show you why...
$389,000 Premium Patio Home on corner lot in Barrio de Tubac! Stunning 2 bed/2 bath; Light and spacious living space! Backs up to open space w/Tubac views! PRICED TO SELL. Call Jacque Brasher at 398-2506
There has never been a better time to buy! Brasher Real Estate, Inc. - #2 Tubac Road (across from the flags) Long Realty, Tubac - 12B Tubac Road Realty Executives, Southern Arizona - 2251 E. Frontage Road Call Cary Daniel - 520-631-3058
65 ROSALIES COURT – TUBAC $859,000 This 2248 sq. ft. Moderno Grande was a former TGR/ Sanctuary model & has 632 sq. ft. casita w/fireplace. Viking appl., wine cooler & wet bar, upgraded cabinetry, central vac, sky terrace, outdoor fireplace w/gorgeous golf & mtn. views. Furnishings avail. w/SBOS. Call Carey Daniel at 631-3058 MLS: 106745
2547 CHANNING LOOP - Tubac
53 Calle Maria Elena - Tubac $699,000
24 Kent Avenue - Rio Rico $297,000
$350,000 UNDER APPRAISAL 2 Bedroom/Studio/Workshop/4+ acres AND much more!!! Call Mindy Maddock at 247-8127 MLS: 107176
Experience “Santiago” in Barrio de Tubac Offering the best of all worlds, this is a luxury home, yet an easy turn-key for seasonal living. 3 bed/2bath/den offers plenty of space for guests of family Call Jacque Brasher at 398-2506 MLS: 107159
Without a doubt, this immaculate custom built home in Rio Rico is a rare gem for the homeowner with a discriminate taste. Over 1/2 acre with breathtaking mountain views, beautiful, low maintenance landscaping. MUST SEE!!! Call Birgit Carlsen at 419-2294 MLS: 106908
4 Cerro Pelon $635,000
78 VIA CAMPESTRE – TUBAC Golf Resort $600,000 Tubac Golf Resort home on the 7th fairway with great mountain views. 2BR / 2.5 BA w/2 car garage and golf cart garage. Close proximity to Golf Resort restaurants and Village of Tubac. Call Carey Daniel at 631-3058 MLS: 39382
1168 MORNING STAR DRIVE – TUBAC $1,475,000 Elegant home in exclusive Morning Star Ranch. Lovely ranch style with covered patios, beautiful lap pool, horse facilities with five stall barn and prepared arena. On 36 acres with four bedrooms, four baths, three fireplaces and only 20 minutes from Tubac. Underground utilities, including electric, water and phone, plus high speed internet. Call Fred Johnson at 275-7050 for more information.
– GREEN VALLEY
QUAIL CREEK CHARMER. 2BR/2BA, home office/den, formal dining and living rooms, fireplace in family room. Upgraded appliances, shutters, grill and firepit in rear expanded patio, many upgrades. Call Susan Ponce-Picot at 260-9149 MLS: 40834
TBD MOUNT WRIGHTSTON - AMADO $3,118,400 Stunning 780 acre parcel of land located in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mtns. bordered by National Forest & State Land. Fenced on 3 sides w/rolling hills, fantastic views of the Santa Cruz River Valley. Call Carey Daniel or Jacque Brasher at 398-2506. MLS: 106216
Learn more by visiting our oﬃce in Tubac at 2 Tubac Road, just at the front of the Village. Or online at: www.brasherrealestate.com Phone: (520) 398-2506 Fax: (520) 398-2407 Toll Free: (800) 700-2506 E-mail: email@example.com