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Music, Eats, Meats, and Drinks
Cans Deli Opens on 4th Avenue by Marie DeGain
A NEW RESTAURANT and live music venue opened its doors on 4th Avenue in May. Cans Deli, who tags itself as a “deli in the front, party in the back,” is a classic counter service and relaxed east coast style deli that rolls smoothly into a music venue and bar. “Tonight is movie night, tomorrow is a show, the next day is a show, all day pastrami, too much corned beef. There’s always something moving at the deli,” says one of Cans’ six co-owners, Ben Schnieder. In the back there are beers, a few booths, an outdoor patio and a legit venue – looking perpetually ready to rock. Pabst and Modelo are on tap along with some signature cocktails and of course a nice variety of cans. The walls throughout are painted by Ryen Eggleston and are in super rad schemes reminiscent of roller rinks, magic and definite fun. Cans’ chef Kyle Araishi, offers a menu that features sandwiches with generous amounts of house smoked meats and vegetarian options. Of note are the crisp and zesty house-made pickles ($1) and the smoked eggplant and beet sandwich ($10) featuring roasted yellow beets, goat chevre, roasted pecans, arugula and complemented by a delightful orange marmalade. In the coming months, the deli will be adding matzah ball soup, latkes, and house made bread. Cans other owners include Parker Arriaga, Frank Bair, Steff Hunter, Gabe Rozzel, and Erin Rasmussen. “Cans is built on the dreams of many. This has been a complete team effort from an amazing group. I think each of our talents and strengths are constantly surprising everyone,” says Schnieder. On the venue side of things, Cans takes a unique approach in that the stage is run by musicians. With the hope of treating musicians right, they offer a green room, easy loading and unloading and a sound expert to ensure bands sound their best and that the audience has a great experience. Schnieder is a Tucson local heralding out of Tucson High and has been playing in local bands since he was 15. He has gone from guitar to drums to vocals in such bands as: Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout!, Otherly Love, Golden Boots, Side Pony Express, Crab Legs, Katterwaul, and more. He once spent a entire summer living in a ‘hella-hot” trailer at the Hang Art, and along
with Jake Renuad, claims to have done 176 shows in a single year and recorded all of them. Some may know Schnieder as being instrumental with the evolution of La Cocina into a true music venue right after the Red Room and Grill burned downed in 2011. “When the Red Room was gone it was like, well, we obviously need a place and that is when we started booking more shows at La Cocina,” says Schnieder. A new venue was forged in full at that time, including tribute shows several times a week called RR nights (AKA Red Room.) Another big project of Schiender’s is Night of the Living Fest, which he began in 2013. The event continues to boast an annual showcase of local and national acts in hip-hop, rock and punk. “Tucson has one of the most genuine and creative scenes I have experienced. Musicians in Tucson, for one reason or another, always seem to grow and build off each other but still go on a very unique path. If we want live music to thrive in this town again, people need to value live music,” he says. As if all of his other projects were not enough, Schnieder opened the 4th Avenue restaurant, Tall Boys, in 2017. When asked about his inspiration for entrepreneurship, he says his mom has been number one. His mother Jo Schnieder opened Bentley’s in 1984 (which is currently run by Ben’s brother, Eli Schneider; another big inspiration for Ben) and has been the owner of La Cocina since 2012. Ben says Jo showed him, among other things how to, “do business well and care about the people individually involved.” Schnieder says the biggest entrepreneur insight he wished he knew before becoming one himself would be to borrow way more money than you think you need. “For someone just starting out,” he says, “The world is crazy so why not do crazy things in the hopes of creativity and positivity. You learn and grow and above all start whittling down to the core of your happiness and strength. The key is don’t be stagnant and don’t be afraid to try.” Cans Deli is located at 340 N. 4th Ave. More information can be found online at CansDeli.com June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 7
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#SonoranSummer Zรณcalo Magazine is once again running a summer PHOTO contest. Submit your local Tucson and/or Sonoran Desert summer photos for a chance to win prizes and have your work published in the September 2018 issue of the magazine. Photos can be of any subject as long as they were taken somewhere in the Sonoran Desert. Enter as many times as you want. Just have fun, stay cool and be safe. Entries will be accepted from June 1 to August 25, 2018. To enter: 1) Follow Zรณcalo Magazine on Instagram @ZocaloMagazine 2) Post your photos and tag them with #SonoranSummer 3) ALSO be sure to tag @ZocaloMagazine on your photos or in your post so that we know you want to officially participate in this contest. More details are available on Instagram @ZocaloMagazine
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The Agricultural Tech Boom in Tucson by Jeff Gardner
DESERT PLANTS thrive under the booming monsoons, but for the rest of the year Tucson is an exceptionally sunny and dry place. Despite this, the city is also a capital for agricultural technology and resourcefulness. Whether they’re advancing current technologies, tweaking ancient agriculture, or starting new growing styles, many on the cutting-edge of agriculture call Tucson their home. Scientists at the UA Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering are taking agriculture to the future with “vertical farming.” This new style of farming involves growing rows of crops on top of each other in enclosed environments, with each element carefully managed. Vertical farming conserves space and is much more productive than traditional agriculture. “Land is disturbed from farming,” said Joel Cuello, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering. “You need a lot of area, and the water evaporates and percolates through the soil – it’s a highly inefficient process.” With vertical farming, every resource critical to vegetative life is precisely controlled. Vertical farms are cut off from the outside world, so the atmosphere and weather remain consistent and growing can happen anywhere on the planet. Sunlight is replaced with LED bulbs and soil is completely removed from the equation. Plants are instead grown in nutrient-infused water. Vertical farms, with their hyper-efficient environments, have been found to use only one percent the amount of water as traditional farms, and use only two-thirds of the energy. Vertical farms aren’t perfect, they still produce pollution and use plastic, but they may be the only way to feed the world’s exploding population in the future. Especially if, as Cuello hopes, they are combined with AI for even more efficiency. Cuello gardened from a young age, and says living in Tucson’s dry environment played a large role in his research. “I grew up in the Philippines, where everything grows,” Cuello said. “But being transported to the Southwest, I was not used to this kind of environment. Not everything grows here, so that really underscores and highlights trying grow food in an efficient manner.” For even more efficiency, Merchant’s Garden in central Tucson has turned to one of the last things you’d expect in the Sonoran Desert: Fish. The company, started in 2015, uses a method called “aquaponics.” By filtering and recycling fish waste, in this case tilapia, the workers at Merchant’s Garden are able to grow fresh produce right here in the desert. Not only can the farmers grow basil, bok choy, and various types of lettuce, but the fish can be used for food as well. This cycle of raising fish and utilizing the water they live in is able to save as much as 90 percent of water as compared to traditional agriculture.
Although aquaponics has its roots tracing back to ancient times, Merchant’s Garden adds a modern twist with ultraviolet lighting for water sanitization and greenhouse technology. Members of Merchant’s Garden say this style of growing results in a low-cost, high-volume turn out that yields a superior product to any other source of food production. Over at Biosphere 2, agricultural researchers are killing two birds with one stone, and saving the Earth while they’re at it. They’re engaged in “agrivoltaics”, which is a scientific way of saying that they’re planting produce beneath solar panels. But this is much more than an efficient use of space; vegetation and solar panels synergize. When land is stripped bare for solar panels, a heat island effect occurs. This is the same thing that happens with concrete in cities. Paradoxically, the panels don’t work best when the land is hottest and sunniest. Intense heat harms the efficiency of the electronics in solar panels. But when lush vegetation is planted in the direct vicinity, the plants absorb the panels’ excess heat, keeping them at a stable temperature. Cooler solar panels are more efficient, plants in the panel’s shade use less water, and all-in-all it’s an efficient use of land. “We’ve seen a boom in solar energy around town, but often it was too hot,” said Greg Barron-Gafford, PhD, who directs the agrivoltaics research at Biosphere 2. “So we tried to see if we could find an easy solution. We’re so primed for solar here, and Tucson makes for a great place to try out agrivoltaics”. In working at Biosphere 2, researchers have cut back on irrigation by as much as 50 percent with some plants, as the solar panels protect water from quickly evaporating under the sun. One study on agrivoltaics from Michigan Technological University found that, “the value of solar generated electricity coupled to shade-tolerant crop production created an over 30% increase in economic value from farms deploying agrivoltaic systems instead of conventional agriculture.” Already local scientists have grown onions, cabbage, kale and other leafy greens beneath their solar panels. Next, they hope to try out agrivoltaics in dryer and more rural areas, such as Northern Mexico and other parts of Arizona. Barron-Gafford says the most difficult aspect is proving to people that many types of plants can be grown in the shade, since people can often assume that the more light you give a plant the better. But he says knowledge and acceptance is growing. “The more that people find out about agrivoltaics, the more it becomes a kind of ‘oh, duh’ situation.” Barron-Gafford said. “It’s kind of a win-win-win situation.” n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 11
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The Wedge (Keeping in Touch with Mother Ocean While Living in Arizona) by Bob Torrez at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop
Erosion by Jessica Drenck at Conrad Wilde Gallery
Sayulita by Paige Williamson at Davis Dominguez Gallery
< SUMMER ART CRUISE The annual season finale for the contemporary fine art galleries of downtown features art exhibits, receptions and self-guided art walk. Members of Central Tucson Gallery Association (Raices TAller 222 Art Gallery, Conrad Wilde Gallery, David Domiguez Gallery, and Contreras Gallery) will display paintings, sculpture, works on paper and a wide variety of studio arts including wood, fiber, stone, clay and metal. The styles of art will range from Post-Modern to the latest trends in contemporary American art. All venues are open to the public and families are encouraged to attend. This event draws artists from throughout the city, a gathering of the tribes for the arts community. Maps of participating galleries (ART & LUNCH GUIDE) available at Tucson Museum of Art gift shop, U of A Museum of Art, Visit Tucson, Downtown Partnership, MOCA, Tucson International Airport and members of Central Tucson Gallery Association (CTGA). CTGATucson.org
FRIDAYS IN JUNE
COX MOVIES IN THE PARK Free family friendly movies with entertainment,
ARTNOW! WITH BEN’S BELLS AND EMERGE! How do we create a
games, and a variety of food for purchase. 6pm, movie starts around 7:45pm. Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Paddington 2, June 8. Jumanji, June 22. Wonder Woman, July 6. Star Wars The Last Jedi, July 20
new standard for masculinity based in the stregths of kindness? This talk will analyze gendered social norms, explain the science of kindness as key to understanding our mental experience, and suggest kind actions for improving our communities through setting new standards for masculinity. Free for members, non-menbers $10. Admission includes light snacks and refreshments. 6 to 8pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 South Church Avenue. 520-624-5019. Moca-Tucson.com
SUMMER SAFARI Explore the zoo at night with cooler temps, live music, wildlife activities, animal biofacts, and food and drink specials. $10.50 adults, $8.50 seniors, $6.50 children ages 2-14, zoo members receive ½ off. 6 to 8pm. Every Friday until Aug 3. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. 520-791-3204. ReidParkZoo.org. June 1: Predator Power. June 8: Go Blue – World Ocean’s Day Celebration. June 15: Earth’s Eco-Engineers (fathers will receive free admission with paid child admission). June 22: Protecting the Sounds of the Wild. June 29: Go Grey – Saving Wild Places
SATURDAYS IN JUNE COOL SUMMER NIGHTS Fun family friendly science activities, nocturnal animal encounters, and cooler evening temps along with stunning sunsets set this weekly summer event apart. Check website for details. Bring a flashlight. Regular admission rates apply. 5-10pm. Through September 1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702. DesertMuseum.org. June 2: Creatures of the Night. June 9: World Oceans Night. June 16: Creatures of the Night. June 23: Pollinator Party! June 30: Dinosaur Night.
SAT 2 THE ALL-NITE SCREAM-O-RAMA
Twelve straight hours of horror movie mayhem! 7pm. $15 admission in advance, $17 day of, $13, Loft members. The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd. 520-795-0844. LoftCinema.org
SAT 9 2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN
A free, family friendly urban block party! Winter Hours: 2pm to 9pm street vendors, 5-9pm stage performances. Art After Dark at the Children’s Museum from 5:30-8pm. Free family friendly movie at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. Downtown Tucson. 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com
Semi professional soccer with FC Tucson vs. Colorado Pride U23. Kickoff: 7:30pm. Tickets: $8.16 - $13.16. Kino North Stadium, E. Ajo Way. 520-3341115 x1. FCTucson.com
SUN 10 SECOND SUNDAZE This month learn about the museum’s Latin American Folk Art collection with art-making stations that include collage molas and tin ornaments. Storytime in the galleries at 1pm and a performance by Mariachi Sonidos De Mexico at 3pm. Free admission for residents of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org
SUMMER ART CRUISE
The Central Tucson Gallery Association presents an evening of self guided tours and receptions at galleries in and around downtown. Free. 6 to 9pm. 520-629-9759. CTGATucson.org
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The Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival happens June 16.
FRI 15 – SUN 17 BISBEE PRIDE WEEKEND
A weekend full of celebration with a street fair, parade, and dancing in the streets. Purchase tickets at the gate. See website for more information. 520-432-2900. BisbeePride.com
SAT 16 BREW AT THE ZOO Sample a variety of local craft brews while enjoying pub style food for purchase. Live music, fun games and activities, and your own commemorative eco-friendly sampling cup. Tickets in advance: $45 per person, $40 for members, $20 designated driver, $125 VIP package (includes early admission, 16 tasting tickets, souvenir t-shirt and $10 food voucher). Tickets at the door: $55 per person and $50 per members. Funds raised will support the Zoo Project Fund. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. 520-791-3204. ReidParkZoo.org
DASH FOR DAD 5K
Run or walk with dad or in honor of him this Father’s Day along the Rillito River Path. Awards given to first 100 finishers. 6:30 to 9:30am. Registration begins at 5:30am. Admission: $10 - $25, includes a t-shirt if registration is received by June 7. Starts in Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd. 520-8206447. TagRun.com
SAT 23 & SUN 24 REPTICON TUCSON
Reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and many other creatures, along with supplies, feeders, and merchandise to support your exotic pet! $12 adults, $5 ages 5-12, ages 4 and under are free. Possible additional parking fees. Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. See website for more information. Pima County Fairground – Thurber Hall, 11300 S. Houghton Rd. Repticon.com
SAT 30 & SUN, JULY 1 25TH REUNION OF THE MOVIE “TOMBSTONE” See original movie stars with book signings, photo sessions, a parade, panel discussion, and items from the movie on display, including pistols, wardrobe items, and artifacts. Tickets: $10 must be purchased in advance online. Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona. TombstoneChamber.com
ONGOING PLANETARIUM SHOWS Explore the stars and beyond every Thu-Sun with a laser light show on Fridays and Saturdays. $5-$7, kids under 3 are free. See website for program times. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University. 520-6217827. Flandrau.org
THE TUCSON 23 MEXICAN FOOD FESTIVAL Celebrating the best 23
miles of Mexican food, the festival features samplings from over 23 Mexican restaurants, along with wineries, breweries, and exhibitors. Staycation packages, food demos and workshops. All ages event. Tickets: $60 (ages 18+), youth tickets (ages 5-17) are available for $20 with a parent/guardian ticket. Kids 5 and under are free. 6-8:30pm. JW Marriot Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. 520-792-3500. SAACA.org
MEET ME AT MAYNARDS Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening,
TUCSON JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL The 153rd anniversary of our country’s Juneteenth celebration will feature historic presentations and exhibits, music and dance, arts, crafts, and food vendors. Free to the public. Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W. 2nd Street. TheDunbarProject.org
non-competitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! Free. 5:15pm. Maynards Market, 400 E. Toole. 520-991-0733. MeetMeAtMaynards.com
THURSDAYS SANTA CRUZ RIVER FARMERS MARKET
Locally grown foods and goods with live music. 4-7pm. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento. MercadoSanAgustin.com
FREE FIRST THURSDAYS On the first Thursday of every month the museum
HA:SAN BAK SAGUARO FESTIVAL
is open late with free admission from 5-8pm, featuring special performances, live music, lectures, cash bar, and food trucks. For more information see website. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org
The 17th annual celebration offers presentations, Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, plant your own saguaro to take home, archaeological hikes, cultural activities, and native fry bread. Workshop includes all the above plus manufacturing traditional tools, harvesting the fruits, learning about the cultural significance and taking home syrup depending on the harvest. Public portion: 10am to 2pm, free and open to public. Workshop portion: 5am, $65 or 2 for $100, includes access to public portion. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail. 520-647-7275. ColossalCave.com
SUNDAYS RILLITO PARK FARMERS MARKET Find veggies, citrus, fresh eggs, pasta, coffee, locally made soaps and a variety of goods at this open-air market. Open every Sunday from 9am to 1pm (Oct. – Mar.) and 8am to Noon (Apr. – Sep.) at the Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Ave. HeirloomFM.org
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George Hand in 1885. Photo copyright Arizona Historical Society, photo no. 1831.
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George Hand’s Diary by Abraham Cooper
f the way information is stored continues to improve one hundred years from now, people in the future will have no problem understanding what life was like in the early 21st century. We already live in a world in which the ability to digitally document, store, and facsimile our daily thoughts and actions can occur almost instantly. We have become so accustomed to such technological freedoms that we no longer regard them as luxuries but a basic way of life. We are saturated by information. With this in mind, it is humbling to consider what life must have been like in Tucson 140 years ago. People wrote everything by hand on paper. Correspondences were physically delivered across long distances which took months to arrive. Indeed, information travelled at an exponentially slower rate, if people chose to write about the subtleties of their daily routine at all. So many details about people’s lives back then have been lost in the abysm of time because documents which contained them have deteriorated or were simply never recorded in the first place. George O. Hand was a saloon keeper in Tucson during the 1870s whose diaries are an exceptional historical document for this very reason. Fortunately, they’ve withstood the test of time and today are housed at the Arizona Historical Society. George Hand was born in Yorkville, Oneida County, New York (then a rural village of fewer than 200 people) on March 7, 1830. He had two sisters and three brothers, and was the eldest son of a factory worker who trained him to be a draftsman, although he would go on to pursue other aspirations. In 1848, the discovery of gold in California spurred a nationwide frenzy resulting in the Gold Rush. At nineteen years old, an enthusiastic George Hand, along with multitudes of fellow Americans ventured west in search of gold in the mountains of northern California, hoping to strike it rich. These tens of thousands of men and women would come to be known as the “forty-niners”. Like many fortyniners, Hand would embark on a one-way journey, settling into a new life in the West. Although he maintained a lifelong correspondence with his family, he would never see them again. In 1861, Hand voluntarily joined the Union Army to fight in the Civil War. It is during this period that he began recording his daily observations in a diary, which he consistently maintained until shortly after leaving the military in 1864. Eager to serve his country, his decade-long occupation as a gold seeker came to an abrupt end. On August 19, 1861, Hand enlisted in the Union Army and was assigned to Company “G,” First Infantry Regiment, California Volunteers; later known as the California Column. Their mission was to intercept confederate soldiers travelling from Texas into New Mexico and Arizona. In the spring of 1862, the column completed its military training in Los Angeles and began
marching east toward New Mexico. The soldiers stopped at Fort Yuma to rest and gather resources before continuing on to Tucson, an unprepossessing pueblo of roughly 500 inhabitants. As the Civil War came to a close, the California Column failed to encounter any Confederate soldiers with the exception of a final skirmish between a group of Texans and a faction of Union soldiers near Picacho Peak, which Hand was not directly involved in. There were losses on both sides. The few rebels who survived retreated east, followed by the abandonment of Tucson which had been under Confederate control for two months. With the war nearly over, the California column continued routine military operations in New Mexico and Arizona until fulfilling its duties. Hand retired from the service in August 1864. While many of his comrades returned to California or the eastern United States, Hand was among a unique group of men who remained in the Southwest and would later help transform its dusty outposts into towns. At this time, Hand stopped keeping his diary, and would not continue writing again until 1873, although his diaries for 1873 and 1874 were never recovered. Returning to civilian life, Hand stayed in southern New Mexico where he established a short-lived beef contracting business. After a year of financial struggle, Hand determined the business venture to be unprofitable and moved to Fort Bowie in southern Arizona where he worked serving veterans for two years. During that time, he began a peripheral mail contracting business with a companion named Tom Wallace who had served alongside Hand in the California Column. This business investment also ended poorly inspiring both men to move to Tucson in 1867. Tucson had grown considerably since the California Column had passed through on their way to New Mexico in 1862. There seemed untapped potential in this burgeoning town, which Wallace and Hand hoped to take advantage of. Soon after settling into town, Wallace established the “The Pioneer Butcher Shop” which he managed with another former Union soldier from California named George F. Foster. Within the year, Wallace died (most likely from cirrhosis of the liver), bequeathing all his possessions and the butcher shop to George Hand. Foster and Hand sold the butcher shop two years later and together opened “Foster’s Saloon” near Main and Congress Street. George Hand continued managing the saloon on his own for four years while George Foster established yet another butcher shop on Mesilla and Meyer Streets. In 1874, Hand moved his business directly across the street from Foster’s butcher shop, which had little effect on the saloon’s tepid success. In 1876, George Foster left the meat business for the last time, returning to partner once again with George Hand at the saloon. The two not only shared an enduring business partnership, but
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remained close friends for the rest of their lives. Hand returned to writing in his diary consistently from 1875 to 1877. As though emphasizing the changing of the times, George Hand and George Foster closed their saloon in 1881, the same year the Southern Pacific Railroad reached the vicinity of Tucson. That spring, Hand traveled to Contention City, near Tombstone, to spend time with his friend William Bradley who opened his own saloon. Hand returned to Tucson in July and was swiftly appointed as a night watchman and janitor for the newly constructed Pima County courthouse. He was responsible for keeping the place clean, overseeing repairs to the building, and generally acting in an administrative capacity when needed. He spent most nights during the week sleeping in a small office at the back of the courthouse. When he wasn’t there, he lived with the Fosters who welcomed him as part of their family. The 1880s marked a period of slowing down for Hand as he entered into his fifties. It was customary for a veteran his age to be addressed by rank. As such, his friends referred to him as “Captain Hand,” or “Captain”. Although, Hand kept ties with many who continued to frequent saloons and brothels, his desire to spend time in such environments gradually diminished. Not only was Hand deeply admired by his community, he had, by all accounts, commanded their affection. He was pleased to share stories with his peers and was occasionally called upon by the local papers to contribute his anecdotal, often sardonic, wisdom to the community.
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George Hand, like many of the men of his time, suffered from a variety of poor health conditions characterized by a general reckless attitude toward selfpreservation. Heavy long-term drinking was a common affliction which claimed many lives. In Hand’s case, this lifestyle certainly contributed to his decline. In February 1887, Hand became increasingly ill, describing symptoms associated with heart disease. By April 15, Hand was unable to continue working at the courthouse and moved in with the Fosters. He made his final diary entry on April 25. Then, On May 4, 1887, the venerable George O. Hand died at the age of fifty-seven, leaving little material wealth behind, but a fascinating record in the form of a collection of diaries. Where George Hand stood apart from his fellow Tucsonans was in dedicating himself to recording his daily observations over the course of many years. However miserable or mundane his reports, they provide us with a rare glimpse of life in Tucson during the late 1800s. While an abundance of other records have survived from this time period, Hand’s diaries are exceptional because they capture an intimate view of a rapidly evolving western town, giving depth and definition to the often overly-romanticized perception of the Wild West. Hand’s tenacity to continue writing, despite his obligations, or his waning health, is a true gift to those of us living presently. His awareness to document what was happening around him, not out of solicitation but according to a human need, represents a historical treasure. n
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Joseph Wood Krutch
verything in the desert bites. If it does not bite, it stings. Or it stinks, or stabs, or stains—or stalks away. The desert, dry, austere, full of strange-shaped plants like the chain cholla and the boojum tree, seems singularly uninviting, as if to say, well, you’ve seen quite enough of me, now go away. So many visitors to the desert have thought, anyway, gazing out train and car and plane windows on the way to the green climes of either coast. It took an East Coast bookworm to change their minds, a man who, without ever having really planned it that way, transformed himself into a preeminent desert rat, and a great defender of a Tucson that has mostly since disappeared. Joseph Wood Krutch (his last name rhymes with “pooch”) was born in 1898 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He considered himself a southerner, but as a young man he moved to New York City to take a doctorate in literature at Columbia University. He saw military service in World War I, then spent a year wandering around Europe before returning to New York to take a job teaching English in high school. On the side, he began writing, and eventually he became the drama critic of The Nation, one of the country’s most important cultural magazines. At the same time, just thirty years old, he published a book that anticipated some of his later concerns: in The Modern Temper, published in 1929, he worried that his contemporaries were becoming too dependent on machines and, crowded into cities, were out of touch with the natural world of trees, fields, and streams. Krutch wrote book after book, among them a biography of the nature writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. After publishing it in 1948, Krutch began to take a turn to the outside world. He and his wife, Marcelle, began to spend more and more time outside New York on a Connecticut farm, where he pondered the ways of nature. In an essay of the time, he wrote that people were not only too wedded to machines and cities, the very theme he had written about in his first book, but that we desperately needed “love, some feeling for, as well as understanding of, the inclusive community of rocks and souls, plants and animals, of which we are a part.”
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Having read in the pages of Thoreau that people with a solid connection to nature do not suffer from the anxieties and neuroses of city dwellers, more and more, Krutch wrote about nature. His next book was called The Twelve Seasons, in which he looked at the way each of the months in New England was subtly different from all the others: July and August are both hot and muggy, for instance, but a look at the garden will show you that the withering air of the former yields the delicious bounty of the latter, plump tomatoes and juicy corn. Of February, that dreariest of months, he wrote wisely, “Now more than ever one must remind oneself that it is wasteful folly to wish that time would pass, or—as the puritanical old saying used to have it—to kill time until it kills you.” In the early 1950s, though, Krutch packed up his books and his trowels and made off for the improbable locale of Tucson, where the month of February just happens to be among its mildest and loveliest times of year. There he and Marcelle bought a five-acre parcel of land surrounded by a thick saguaro forest that old-timers will recall from back in the day when the land north of Grant Road between Swan and Craycroft was undeveloped desert. On that then-remote property, which he lived on for the next 20 years, Krutch cultivated a delightful garden made up of native and exotic cacti and succulents, as well as trees and flowers from the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Now, longtime students of that desert will remind you, given half a chance, that it’s not so brown and austere here. The Sonoran Desert is the wettest in the world, conditioned by rains that roll in from the nearby Gulf of California, a place to which Krutch often traveled and about which he wrote a lively book. But in the 1950s, people from the East Coast who made it out this way usually did so—like Krutch, as it turns out—because a doctor had ordered them to get out of the city and to a dry place for their nerves and health, and not because they found any particular beauty in the dry country. Krutch did. He wrote lovingly of the garden he kept: “I … find a cactus or an ocotillo very good company. I respect their virtues and they are indifferent to my weaknesses.” In his book The Desert Year, he repeated the formula he had found for his New England farm, only this time showing that each month
in the desert was different from all the others, as with October, about which he wrote, “The thermometer still climbs daily into the middle nineties at noon, and at that moment the sun refuses to admit that it has lost any of its power. The nights, on the other hand, have a different story to tell. Hardly has the sun set than, at this elevation and under skies which seldom have even a light blanket of cloud, the mercury begins to plunge downward. Many a day when it has registered ninety-five at 1:00 P.M. it stands at fifty-five just before dawn. Forty degrees is a tremendous drop, something which New England knows only at the onset of a phenomenal cold wave. Here it is almost a daily occurrence, and not everyone finds it agreeable.” Joseph Wood Krutch found it very agreeable indeed, and he spent the last two decades of his life in that desert home near the Rillito. He kept pretty much to himself, but he did turn up from time to time as a speaker at local business lunches and the like, where, anticipating Ed Abbey and the environmentalists who followed, he shocked Tucson boosters by urging that they stop promoting Tucson as a desired place to live and retire and instead work on keeping the place small. It didn’t work—when Krutch arrived, the population was a sixth the size it is today. He still did plenty of reading in the stacks devoted to literature and philosophy, but he did so in a comfortable chair out in his desert garden, watching bees buzz and hummingbirds zoom about. He was astonished to discover that the bird called the roadrunner was a carnivore, and so he fed hamburger to the roadrunners who shared his home, following snake and ant trails, studying the wildflowers that bloomed after the winter rains, and cutting a fine figure in his floppy hat, baggy pants, and forever-untucked shirt, its pockets bulging with pens and notebooks. He continued to write about the desert, but he also wrote large-themed books about nature and the world, noting memorably in his 1956 book The Great Chain of Life that it was a shame that while birds seem thrilled to greet each new day with a chorus of song, too many people seem to open their mornings with a sigh and an “oh, dear.” He contrasted the comfort of modern life with the things that we miss by making ourselves so secure, and one of
those things, he insisted, was beauty—not the orderly beauty of a straight street, but the tawny beauty of a mountain lion who just might happen to want to share your garden, or your hamburger, with you. Part of the beauty of the desert is the very fact that everything in it hides, bites, stings, sticks, or stinks. Conversely, there is nothing uglier than a parking lot, no matter where it is located. Writing in Reader’s Digest, The Saturday Review, Collier’s, and even TV Guide, among other popular magazines of the time, Joseph Wood Krutch convinced a generation of Americans that the desert was a beautiful place indeed. Tourism soared, and windowsills all up and down Manhattan and similar venues began to sprout little cacti, carefully tended. (Read the Tucson paper, Krutch advised a Manhattanite, and water your cactus when it rains in the desert.) Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, his work appeared in outdoor-living and gardening magazines even as his learned essays sprang forth in the pages of the New York Times, The American Scholar, and other national publications, making it seem as if Krutch inhabited many worlds at the same time. He embraced the life of the desert rat wholeheartedly, writing in a memorable moment in The Desert Year, “Let us not say that this animal or even this plant has ‘become adapted’ to desert conditions. Let us say rather that they have all shown courage and ingenuity in making the best of the world as they found it. . . . If to use such terms in connection with them is a fallacy then it can only be somewhat less a fallacy to use the same terms in connection with ourselves.” Joseph Wood Krutch died on May 22, 1970. His desert home stood intact for a few years, and then the bulldozers arrived. Krutch’s land is now buried by a bustling medical complex and a sprawling shopping center, which seems the ultimate insult. Still, one of the prettiest gardens in Tucson, a small but diverse collection of desert plants at the University of Arizona (see intro page), is named in his honor. It contains trees and cacti that have been growing there for the better part of the century, well before Krutch arrived here, but somehow it seems fitting that he should be a tutelary spirit for them. He is largely forgotten today, but those who do remember him remain grateful for his example. n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 23
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The Countdown to Spacefest by Diane C. Taylor 5…4…3…2…1…Spacefest! Spacefest IX, “Bringing Space to Earth” is coming July 5-8, to the Starr Pass Marriott. This is the first year that Spacefest has been held in July, but not the first time in Tucson. Yes, Spacefest IX is almost here. It’s your chance to meet an astronaut, see some outstanding space art, meet authors of space-related books, hear talks and panel discussions by leading space authorities, buy space memorabilia, and just learn lots more about outer space. For the third year, emphasis is on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This part is free for everyone and is especially designed to get children interested in all things space. The STEAM program will include demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities, organizer Sally Poor explained. Tim Dodd, better known as “Everyday Astronaut” will be a highlight. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some 15 Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts, as well as mission control engineers and others providing support, she continued. “Many of these astronauts are not young any more, so it may be folks’ last chance to see them. We’ve lost four of our regulars since last year’s event: Dick Gordon, Gene Cernan, Paul Weitz and Bruce McCandless.” More than 25 of the best space artists and illustrators around will show their work. Many are members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), a group that sprang from workshops organized by a small
group of space artists in 1982 and 1984. Spacefest founder Kim Poor was the first president of the group, which now has 130+ members in more than 15 countries. Space authorities – journalists, authors, astronauts, scientists, engineers, consultants and managers – will talk about a variety of space topics. Some highlights: Dr. Beatrice Mueller of the Planetary Science Institute will describe observations of Oumuamua, the first confirmed object from outside our solar system, and what these observations can tell us. Long-time space journalist Leonard David will talk about our future in space. Author Francis French will lead an Apollo panel made up of Neil Armstrong’s son Rick and former astronauts Charlie Duke, Fred Haise and Walt Cunningham. Events will be held in two large ballrooms. In one, you’ll find the artists with their art, the astronauts who will sign autographs and chat with folks, and vendors of space memorabilia and space-related items. The other will be split up for the various talks. Three films will be shown during the event. Dwight Steven-Boniecki’s new Searching for Skylab, America’s Forgotten Triumph will be shown several times. A recent addition to the schedule is Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, a film produced, written and directed by Douglass M. Stewart, Jr. Bonestell is generally credited with being a major influence on science fiction art and illustration. According to space author/illustrator and IAAA member Ron Miller,
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arts Z Left: Shuttle and ISS astronaut and space artist Nicole Stott (left) poses beside one of her projects for charity. Bottom Left: Shuttle & ISS Astronaut Clayton Anderson talks with a group of Swiss students. Bottom right: Apollo astronaut Michael Collins admires space art of Marilynn Flynn (right).
his paintings “not only anticipated 20th century space exploration, they helped to bring it about.” A highlight on Friday will be a discussion of the Apollo 13 mission by Fred Haise, Lunar Module pilot of the ill-fated flight, and several of the Apollo 13 mission control staff. A collaboration between Spacefest IX and The Loft Cinema will follow this with a showing of the 1995 film Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, at the Loft Cinema. On Saturday evening Spacefest will offer a free star party on the hotel lawn, the chance for visitors to view the planets and stars thanks to Starizona, a local telescope sales company. Spacefest is the brainchild of Kim Poor, who was born and raised in Phoenix. After marrying Sally in 1978, he traveled the Southwest, participating in art shows and getting assignments for magazines and books. An awardwinning artist and illustrator who specialized in space topics, he got to know former NASA astronaut Alan Bean, also an artist, at an art show in Houston, Sally Poor explained. Over time they got to be good friends, and Kim had an entrée into the world of the astronauts, specifically those of the Apollo missions. From there, he and Sally set up Novaspace, which includes Novaspace Art (novaspaceart.com), a unique and now online-only gallery of space art and Astronaut Central (astronautcentral.com), which offers astronaut autographs along with autographed books, photos, art and memorabilia.
By 1994 Kim was no longer able to paint because of the progression of MJD (Machado-Joseph Disease). MJD is a form of ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease that results in loss of muscle control and coordination of the extremities. In spite of this, Kim continued to offer other artists the opportunity to sell original artwork and prints. The first Spacefest was held in mid-August 2007 in Phoenix. Since then two have been held in California, with the rest in Arizona, though a year here and there was missed, Sally said. After Kim died August 16, 2017, his family – widow Sally, daughter Kelsey and son Nathan – decided to carry on the business. Kelsey has added a monthly newsletter plus Facebook and Instagram to publicize events. Working with a very small paid staff and many dedicated volunteers, Sally explained that Spacefest is self-supporting. That is, support comes only from attendees. Admission ranges from $30 for a day ($12 for Sunday) to $995 (including preferred seating at all events, Spacefest banquet, VIP Astronaut/ Art Reception, Astronauts’ Lunch, Apollo Panel, all speakers / talks / panels / movies pass, and a Spacefest T-shirt). For children 12 and under, it’s free. All STEAM activities are free and open to everyone. More events are being added as they are confirmed, so it’s best to check the website at spacefest.info for more information. Diane Taylor is a journeyman member of IAAA and has volunteered at Spacefest in the past. n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 29
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Danny Lyon (1942-) Navajo Pool Room, Gallup, New Mexico, 1973 vintage gelatin silver print 8 x 12 1/4 in. (20.3 x 31.1 cm) ©Danny Lyon, Courtesy Etherton Gallery
The Skateroom Shepard Fairey’s No Future, 2018 7-ply Canadian Maple wood Skateboards 31 x 8 in. (78.7 x 20.3 cm) Signed in the deck (printed) edition of 228/450 SRO-0021
ETHERTON GALLERY Embracing new and evolving art forms of the 21st century as well as 20th century classics, this summer Etherton Gallery offers three great reasons to come downtown: a blockbuster photography exhibition, stunning early work by Tucson artist Kate Breakey, and editioned artwork on skateboards by contemporary artists like Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey and Ai Wei Wei!
Emmet Gowin (1941-) Nancy, Danville, Virginia, 1969 gold toned gelatin silver print 5 1/2 x 7 in. (14 x 17.8 cm) ©Emmet and Edith Gowin, Courtesy Etherton Gallery
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Harry Callahan (1912-1999) Chicago (Eleanor and trees), 1954 unique gelatin silver print 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (16.5 x 12.1 cm) ©The Estate of Harry Callahan, Courtesy Etherton Gallery
Frank Gohlke Grain Elevator being repaired- Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1974 gelatin silver print 24 13/16 x 20 13/16 in. (63 x 52.9 cm) ©Frank Gohlke, Courtesy Etherton Gallery
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june ARIZONA HISTORY MUSEUM Currently on view: History Lab, The Silverbell Artifacts, Geronimo Exhibit, Arizona Historical Society 150 Exhibit. Hours: Mon & Fri 9am-6pm; Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. 949 E. 2nd Street. 520-6285774. ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM
Long term exhibitions include, Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi; Hopi Katsina Dolls; Woven Through Time; The Pottery Project; Paths of Life. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. 520-621-6302. 1013 E. University Blvd. StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu
CACTUS WREN GALLERY Beat the Heat, 9am-2pm, June 9. Gallery hours: Everyday from 9am to 4pm. 2740 S. Kinney Rd. 520-437-9103. CactusWrenArtisans.net
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CONRAD WILDE GALLERY Jessica Drenk: In Aggregate is on view through
DOWNTOWN 711 South 6th Avenue 520-884-7404
Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road opens June 9 and is on view to November 24. The Heritage Gallery is on view June 9 to January 12, 2019. Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 1-4pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7968. CreativePhotography.org
June 30 with a reception June 2 from 6-9pm. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. 101 W. 6th St. #121. 520-622-8997. ConradWildeGallery.com
CONTRERAS GALLERY The Little Big Art Show opens June 2 with a reception from 6-9pm and is on view to July 28. Hours: Weds-Sat 10am-3:30pm. 110 E. 6th St. 520-398-6557. ContrerasHouseFineArt.com
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Small Things Considered - 26th Small Works Invitational is on view through June 23. Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-4pm. 154 E. 6th St. 520-629-9759. DavisDominguez.com
DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN The Way of the Cross and DeGrazia’s Hot Wax - Encaustic Paintings from the 1950s are on display through September 5. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 6300 N. Swan Rd. 520-299-9191. DeGrazia.org
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY
Sonoran Scenery and Monsoon Mirage Miniatures is on view through Aug 5. Trunk Show: Terry Slonaker & Jan Thompson is on Jun 2 from 10am-1pm. Meet the Artist: Dikki Van Helsland is on view Jun 9 from 11am-3pm. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-1:30pm. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-722-4412. DesertArtisansGallery.com
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ETHERTON GALLERY In the main gallery, From the Archive: Masters of 20th Century American Photography opens June 5 and is on view to Aug 31 with a reception Jun 9 from 7-10pm. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment. 135 S. 6th Ave. 520-6247370. EthertonGallery.com
Maya Hawk: Just Looking is on view through June 8. Hours by appointment. 101 W. 6th St. Studio Q. Everybody.Gallery
IRONWOOD GALLERY Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild a solo exhibition by Sharon K. Schafer is on view Jun 16 to Sep 2. Art and the Animal is on view through Jun 3. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-3024. DesertMuseum.org
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY Nourishing: Craig Cully is on view to Aug 30. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-626-4215. CFA.arizona.edu/galleries
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Z art galleries & exhibits < Contreras Gallery presents The Little Big Art Show opening June 2 with a reception from 6-9pm. On view to July 28. Artist incldue Jane Buckman, Rand Carlson, Jacqueline Chanda, Neda Contreras, E. M. Contreras, Wayne Crandell, Mary Theresa Dietz, Nina Duckett, Elizabeth Frank, Leslie Hawes, Lisa Kanouse, Jeff Litvak, Keith Marroquin, Issa Mirasso, Ruben Moreno, Monika Rossa, and Mykl Wells (his artwork Logic, left).
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Sonora “WEST” is on view to June 30. Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-4pm. Williams Centre 5420 East Broadway Blvd #240. 520-299-7294. SouthernAzWatercolorGuild.com
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ROMBACH GALLERY Chroma Complex | Kenzie Wells is on view to Jun 14. Hours: MonFri 9am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-624-4215. CFA. arizona.edu/galleries MADARAS GALLERY Great Summer Art Auction opens Jun 7 through Jun 21. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 3035 N. Swan Rd. 520-615-3001. Madaras.com
MINI TIME MACHINE
Miniatures by Members of SAME is on view to Aug 26. Scenes from Salvaged Scraps: Debbie Gill opens Jun 5 and is on view to Aug 26. Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. 520-881-0606. TheMiniTimeMachine.org
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Folkert De Jong | Last Nation is on view to June 30. Hours: Weds-Sun 12-5pm. 265 S. Church Ave. 520-6245019. MOCA-Tucson.org
PORTER HALL GALLERY
Quilt for a Cause: A Garden of Quilts is on view to July 30. Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686. TucsonBotanical.org
PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO The Flame: Tom Philabaum celebrating nearly five decades of work is currently on view. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. Call for glassblowing viewing. 711 S. 6th Ave. 520-884-7404. PhilabaumGlass.com
RAICES TALLER 222 GALLERY
Arte de Descartes group exhibition featuring recycled, salvaged, and found materials is on view until July 14. Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm and by appointment. 218 E. 6th Street. 520-881-5335. RaicesTaller222.com
SOUTHERN ARIZONA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Dinner in the Diner is currently on display featuring original china and silver service from the named first class Pullman trains. 414 N. Toole Ave. 520-6232223. TucsonHistoricDepot.org
Arizona Otherworldly continues through August 12. Permanent Collection | New Perspectives IV is on view to Aug 12 in the Welcome Gallery. Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 520-742-6455. TohonoChulPark.org
TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM Exhibitions on view through June 30 include Vaquero and Charro: An Enduring Legacy, Desert Hollywood, and Colors to Dye For. Ongoing exhibitions include: The Dawn of American Landscape, Arizona Women Uncovered and True Grit. Hours: Weds-Sun 10am-4pm. 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-202-3888. TucsonDArt.Org
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post is on view through June 24. Ongoing exhibits include the J. Knox Corbett House and the La Casa Cordova. Hours: Tues-Wed & FriSat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-8pm; Sun 12-5pm. 140 N. Main Ave. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org UA MUSEUM OF ART
Current exhibitions include: Subject to Change: An Evolution of Women Printmakers on view through Aug 26; Best Wishes on view through June 3; and X, Y, Z: Art In Three Dimensions on view to June 24. Ongoing exhibitions include, The Altarpiece From Ciudad Rodrigo. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am5pm; Sat-Sun 12-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-6217567. ArtMuseum.Arizona.Edu
UA POETRY CENTER
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Folded Books is on view Jun 4 to Aug 10. Hours: Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm; Tues, Weds, Fri 9am-5pm. 1508 E. Helen St. 520-626-3765. Poetry. Arizona.Edu
WILDE MEYER GALLERY
Group Show opens Jun 1 and closes Jun 30. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm. 2890 E. Skyline Dr. Ste. 170. 520-615-5222, WildeMeyer.com
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Waste Not Want Not is on view Jun 2 to Jul 28 with receptions Jun 2 and Jul 7. Hours: Weds-Sat 1-5pm. 388 S. Stone Ave. 520-629-9976. WomanKraft.org n
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Freeman Pioneer Memorial (aka The Bufano Bench)
by Laura Reese IN FRONT of the Children’s Museum Tucson sits a nearly 100-year-old bench made with black, pink, beige, and grey marble stone. Greeting the boisterous young patrons of the museum is a work of public art installed in 1920, the Freeman Pioneer Memorial bench, one of the oldest works in the City’s collection of public art. It was privately commissioned by local banker and Owl’s Club member Merrill P. Freeman for $11,000 (about $150K in today’s value) which Freeman then donated to the city. According to local historian Ken Scoville, Merrill P. Freeman was an avid reader and supporter of the Carnegie Library. The bench was part of the City Beautiful movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The artist charged with creating the Freeman Pioneer Memorial bench was the young modernist sculptor Beniamino “Benny” Bufano. The bench was built in a classic style, completely in marble with bronze letters. He was commissioned along with established architect Bernard Maybeck. Bufano was born in Italy in 1898 and immigrated with his family to New York when he was a child. He first traveled to San Francisco to work with architect Bernard Maybeck, who was commissioned to build the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition world fair. “Maybeck arranged for Benny Bufano to create one of the plaster ‘medallions’ used to decorate the palace,” said E. Breck Parkman, a Bufano historian. “Interesting that in 1920, the two teamed up again on the [Freeman Pioneer Memorial] bench in Tucson.” Bufano continued to live and work most of his life in San Francisco, best know for his large-scale sculpture monuments representing peace. Many of his most well known works are missile and bullet shaped peace monuments, some even made from melted down guns mixed with bronze to prevent rust. “From and early age, Bufano believed in peace, but he was not the typical ‘peacenik’,” states historian E. Break Parkman in his article, “Missiles of Peace: Benny Bufano’s Message to the World.” “He was eclectic, suspicious, egotistical, occasionally hostile, and often given to exaggeration if not outright lies. People either loved him or they hated him.”
One of the most referenced examples of Bufano’s eccentricity was in 1917, shortly after the United States entered World War I. Bufano accidentally severed his right pointer finger while cutting wood, and then proceeded to send the trigger finger to Woodrow Wilson in a statement of his opposition to the President’s declaration of war. “Supposedly, the young artist packaged the bloodied finger and sent it off with a note to Washington but never received a reply,” states Parkman. The Freeman Pioneer Memorial bench in Tucson was dedicated in 1920, which begs the question: was the bench one of the first works Bufano completed as a nine-fingered sculptor? Was this bench an opportunity to hone the craft with his newly acquired handicap, shaping the work that defined his career? Bufano’s other unique connection to Arizona is with his association with Arizona’s first governor, George W. P. Hunt. After the completion of the Freeman Pioneer Memorial bench, Bufano spent time in Asia, where he completed a glazed stoneware bust of Hunt. This would have been during Hunt’s time spent serving as the Minister to Siam (Thailand) from 1920-1921. In 1925, Bufano befriended the young Ansel Adams. Tucsonans recognize Ansel Adams not only for his prolific career, but also for his notable connection to Tucson, most significantly co-founding the Center for Creative Photography in 1975. In 1939, Ansel assembled a photographic portfolio of Bufano’s sculptures. Ansel Adams once wrote that “[Bufano] had an extraordinary ability to create in his sculpture almost invisible edges that could be felt as sharp, defining transitions of form.” The 98-year old Freeman Pioneer Memorial bench can be seen (and used as a seat) in front of the Children’s Museum Tucson on 200 South 6th Avenue, across from Armory Park. This public arts column is provided by the Arts Foundation of Southern Arizona in partnership with Zócalo Magazine. n
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photo: Val Lawless
The Cornerstone of Southwestern Civilization by Gregory McNamee FIRST DOMESTICATED in Mexico thousands of years ago, what we call corn originated from a wild grass that, with a little nudging from plant breeders, required a short growing period and not much water, making it a relatively quick and undemanding source of nourishment. Add that to the fact that corn tolerates heat, and it becomes a perfect food plant for this arid part of the country—something that the indigenous peoples here discovered millennia ago, allowing them to escape the old cycles of feast and famine. The discovery of corn was thus a kind of miracle. An Aztec myth ascribes that discovery to an ant that was busily working the slopes of a volcano. When the god Quetzalcoatl asked him where the ant had gotten the grain that he was rolling into his anthill, the little fellow at first did not want to say, fearful that it would be taken away. Finally, recognizing that evading a god’s question is seldom a good strategy, the ant led Quetzalcoatl to the milpa, or field, where it had found the corn. For its honesty, the ant received a reward of more corn, blue, red, yellow, and white varieties—and Quetzalcoatl threw in beans and peppers in the bargain, a very nice thing to do. Corn allowed its early cultivators to do other things than chase up food—to build mounds, pyramids, ball courts, canals, temples, and palaces, examples of many of which turn up in Tucson’s archaeological record. Today, of course, corn is a crop of vast prominence in the American agricultural economy, grown mile after mile, as anyone who has driven through the Midwest can attest. But it need not be cultivated on such a huge scale. A few corn plants in a small garden can produce a pleasing but not overwhelming amount of corn with which to grace the table.
Now, somewhere along its path from Mexico to points farther north, the tradition developed that corn was the eldest of three sisters, the other two being beans and squash, a variant on Quetzalcoatl’s gift. The usual practice is to make a mound of soil about a foot high and as big across as you care to make it. Plant the corn atop the mound, dropping seeds into loose soil. Water them generously but without flooding, and in a couple of weeks, the fast-growing grass should have emerged a couple of inches. A couple of inches more, and it’s time to plant beans around the corn plants, three or four around each of them. Then, a week after that, plant squash, pumpkins, zucchini, or the like at the edge of the mound, and just about the time the monsoon rains come, sisterly magic will be at work: The corn provides a natural stalk for the beans to climb. The beans fix nitrogen in the soil and give the corn extra strength, allowing it to resist strong winds and pounding rain. The squash vines provide ground cover, keeping the soil moist, and as they die, they provide a natural fertilizer. And each complements the other at table: the beans contain plentiful protein, the squash vitamins, and the corn carbohydrates. Besides, of course, they taste great, and on a hot day, there’s nothing quite so good as a well-timed ear cooked to perfection, honoring the generosity of the earth—and of ants, and of Quetzalcoatl. One easy dish, befitting this place, goes like this: soak a few ears, their husks still on, in water and lay them on a grill over a low fire. Cover the grill and let the ears roast for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then cut the corn off the cob. Mix with lime juice, salt, chile powder or chopped roasted chiles, diced tomatoes or tomatillos, salt, and avocado. Enjoy. n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 37
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Road to Morocco
CINEMA LA PLACITA Cinema La Placita, the downtown outdoor movie series that has become a summertime tradition continues its 19th season of showing classic films, now in the beautiful plaza of the Tucson Museum of Art. The move to the Tucson Museum of Art has brought a number of benefits to the event, including dining at nearby Cafe a la Cart, food trucks, and beer and wine available for sale to enjoy during the movies. The following movies will be screened in June: June June June June
7 - Purple Rain (1984) Rated R. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day. 14 - Top Hat (1935) Not Rated. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 21- Born Yesterday (1950) Not Rated. Starring William Holden and Judy Holliday. Directed by George Cukor. 28- Road to Morocco (1942) Not Rated. Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.
Admission is $3, and popcorn is free. Parking is available in the Tucson Museum of Art parking lot, as well as ample street parking in the surrounding area. Street parking is free after 5pm. Chairs are provided and Cafe a la Cart is open for dining. Smoking is not permitted and alcohol is not permitted except by purchase. Guest are also welcome to bring a picnic dinner. n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 39
Niki J. Crawford, Monterey Court, June 22.
Still Mourning (after all these years) by Jim Lipson THE OLD JOKE is that if you claim to remember the 1960s, you couldn’t possibly have been there. But as a 13-year-old kid raised on the Huntley-Brinkley Report, forerunner to the NBC Nightly News, I still have vivid recollections of 1968, a year arguably unlike any other in American history. The raging war in Vietnam and the accompanying student protests, the unprecedented decision of a sitting president not to seek a second term, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and the police riots in Chicago, also known as the Democratic National Convention, were all part of a perfect storm of events that would forever change the trajectory of American politics and American life. Ultimately, it was the loss of Kennedy, shot dead, just moments after claiming victory in the California Primary on June 6, fifty years ago, that I still grieve, and that as a country, we ought still mourn. I have no doubts he would not only have won the nomination but the election as well. And with that, there’s no telling how different our lives, our world and our planet might be. Make no mistake, Kennedy was not perfect. In 1952, as a young lawyer he worked for Senator Joe McCarthy in the early days of communist witchhunts which led to the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee and the various blacklists that followed. Throughout the 1950s, as a backroom operator, ruthless and calculating, were the words most often associated with him. But after the death of his brother in 1963, and his decision to run for the Senate in New York one year later, he began to experience profound change. While he was still very much a professional politician, he understood the way to best connect with people was not through soundbites or photo ops, but by making genuine attempts to understand and to actually listen. And when he did he was moved. His work to change the culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of Brooklyn’s most notorious poverty stricken neighborhoods, is still legend in that part of the city while his trip into the heart of Appalachia, just before declaring his presidential candidacy, is still fondly remembered deep in the heart of Trump country. 40 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | June 2018
Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rialto Theatre, June 8.
Fifty years ago he was indeed the most prominent spokesman on behalf of those he called the “disaffected, the impoverished, and the excluded.” While that may echo the so-called populist rhetoric of our current president, Kennedy’s commitment to and compassion for those who had been marginalized, provides a shockingly stark contrast to the politics of today. Many remember or have since seen or heard the unscripted speech he gave from the back of a flatbed truck in Indianapolis on the night that King was murdered, but this was just one of many speeches and talks, driven by real substance, conviction and heart. While it is difficult to imagine how our lives might be different had Bobby Kennedy lived, it is not hard to imagine the world as a much different and much better place. Here are some things trying to make our world a slightly better and more interesting place this month. June 1 – Edge of the West, Monterey Court – This is a honky tonk, roots rock jam band that plays originals as well as uniquely cool covers and has no problem citing its affection for its “outlaw hippie sound” and the Grateful Dead. June 2 – Kevin Pakulis Band, Monterey Court – Consider this one of a handful of CD release shows for the new CD Holliday. Look for a full CD review in next month’s Zócalo. June 8 – Ramsey Lewis, Fox Theatre – Back in the ‘60s when I wasn’t watching the news I was listening to New York City AM radio where I first became familiar with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and their version of “The In Crowd” which was often played as a background music bed for one of the late night shows. A true jazz legend. June 8 – Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rialto Theatre – Franti seems to make a pilgrimage to the desert at least once every two years and it never gets old. His high energy show with its positive vibrations is a great fit for Baja Arizona. He says, “I feel a deeper sense of purpose in music today than I ever
have in my career. My goal is to make the most inspiring music I possibly can for this intense, crazy and wonderful time we’re all living in.” Amen to that. June 8 - Larry and his Flask, Club Congress – The one video I saw of this band was so frenetic I had t stop it several times in order to simply understand and take in everything I was seeing and hearing—acoustic bass, drums, two guitars, mandolin, banjo and trumpet. This band combines bluegrass instruments and swing like tendencies with a true punk attitude, delivered by a bunch of 20 somethings. Not for the faint of heart. June 9 – The Yardbirds, Rialto Theatre – OK, it’s not really the Yardbirds as we knew them but it does feature original member Jim McCarty taking this latest version of the group out on the road. No Clapton, Beck or Page but a killer blues show for sure. June 10 – Nick Moss Band, House of Bards - This is another in the series of what appears to be monthly offerings from the Southern Arizona Blues and Heritage Foundation (SABHF), now utilizing this relatively new midtown venue. The most important thing to know is all their shows are really good. June 15 – Lance Lopez, House of Bards – Another show sponsored by SABHF, this one featuring Lopez of the Texas blues variety. June 22 – Wooden Tooth Records Presents Seanloui, Club Congress Local indie pop songwriter, Seanloui, is releasing new music and Wooden Tooth Records have agreed to help us throw a party to celebrate. June 22 – Niki J. Crawford, Monterey Court – Apparently this purveyor of high energy soul has as many acting credits as she does recordings, having been featured in film, stage and on television. This looks like a can’t miss show. June 22 – Milk Carton Kids, Fox Theatre - Fresh off their sold out tour with John Prine, the twice Grammy-nominated harmony duo hits the Fox stage on their summer tour with music from their soon to be released album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do. n June 2018 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 41
Photo courtesy hotelcongress.com.
Photo courtesy alanparsonsmusic.com.
Steff & The Articles perform at Club Congress on Wednesday, June 6.
Alan Parsons Live Project performs at Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday, June 7.
Tue 19: UN, Bädr Vogu, Brass Tax, The Bloodline Cadence Wed 20: Red Elvises Thu 21: La Luz, Summer Twins Fri 22: Greyhounds, Ivan Denis, SeanLouis, Jaca Zulu, Taco Sauce Tue 26: Fantastic Negrito Wed 27: Puzzlehead, Her Mana, Dial-up, Cool Funeral Sat 30: Surf-A-Palooza, Michael P. & The Gullywashers, Shrimp Chaperone, The Surfbroads
Schedules accurate as of press time. Visit the web sites or call for current/detailed information.
Sat 9: Tortolita Gutpluckers Sun 10: Kevin Pakulis Sat 16: French Quarter Sun 17: Kevin Pakulis Sun 24: Kevin Pakulis
191 E. Toole Ave. rialtotheatre.com Fri 1: D.O.A., MDC Sat 2: Wand, C57BL/6, Silver Cloud Express Fri 8: The Sword, The Atomic Bitchwax Sat 9: Rockin’ Blues Fest, Bob Russell CD Release, Street Blues Family, Black Cat Bones, Mofly, Lucifer The Cat Wed 13: Brownout, Money Chicha Fri 15: The Sea and Cake, L.A. Takedown, Forest Fallows Wed 20: Treepeople, Lenguas Largas, Prism Bitch Fri 22: Katchafire, E.N. Young, Earthkry Tue 26: Street Dogs, Left Alone, The Last Gang, Thug Riot Wed 27: Quintron and Miss Pussycat
2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN Congress Street, 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com Sat 9: See web site for more information
BORDERLANDS BREWING 119 E. Toole Ave. 261-8773, BorderlandsBrewing.com Sun 3: Kevin Pakulis
350 N. 4th Ave. 623-2088, ChesLounge.com See web site for information
CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848, HotelCongress.com/club Fri 1: Las Cafeteras, Making Movies, Alex Cuba Sat 2: St. Market Takeover, Sui Blue, Desvelada, Kezzimagine, FNTSYBTS, Cruz HangNoose, Dvoid, Lonespalm Mon 4: Algiers, Lié and Egrets on Ergot Tue 5: Open Mic Wed 6: Steff and the Articles, Infinite Souls, Ben Anderson Fri 8: Larry and his Flask, Jimmy Carr, The Awkward Moments Sat 9: Fish Karma Record Release Party, David Fitzsimmons Sun 10: AK//47, Violent Opposition, Earacher Tue 12: The Eulogy Project, Deschtuco, Brian Thomas Parker Wed 13: Street Blues Family Fri 15: Black Medicine, Kiss The Sun, Miss Olivia & The Interlopers Sun 17: GLDN Party featuring Gldn Party featuring Deca, DJ Marvl, Jae Tilt, Rey, Simplistic, $MELLS, Ripdee Mon 18: Wreckless Eric
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LA COCINA 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351, LaCocinaTucson.com Fri 1: Greg Morton & Friends, Keaton Jazz Trio Sat 2: Nathaniel Burnside Sun 3: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 6: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 7: Freddy Parish Fri 8: Greg Morton & Friends Sat 9: Oscar Fuentes Sun 10: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 13: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 14: Louise Le Hir Fri 15: Greg Morton & Friends Sat 16: Eric Schaffer Sun 17: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 20: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 21: Mitzi Cowell Fri 22: Greg Morton & Friends Sun 24: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 27: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Fri 29: Greg Morton & Friends
CUSHING STREET BAR & RESTAURANT 198 W. Cushing St. 622-7984, CushingStreet.com Fridays: Pete Swan Trio featuring Matt Mitchell & Scott Black Saturdays: Jeff Lewis Trio
FLYCATCHER 340 E. 6th St. 798-1298, FlycatcherTucson.com Fri 1: The Bro Show Sat 2: Las Rosas Mon 4: October Intuition Mon 11: Sex Headaches, Cult Tourist, Pagan Democracy
FOX TUCSON THEATRE 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org Thu 7: Alan Parsons Live Project Fri 8: Ramsey Lewis Fri 22: The Milk Carton Kids
HACIENDA DEL SOL 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol. 2991501, HaciendaDelSol.com Nightly: Live Music on the Patio Sun 3: Mr. Bing’s Supper Club Experience
THE HUT 305 N. 4th Ave., 623-3200 huttucson.com Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic, with Cadillac Mountain Thursdays: Mockingbirds Saturdays: Mike & Randy’s 420 Show with Top Dead Center
Photo courtesy rialtotheatre.com.
Photo courtesy facebook.com/santapachita.az.
Santa Pachita appears at Plaza Palomino on Saturday, June 16.
Treepeople perform at 191 Toole on Wednesday, June 20.
SAINT CHARLES TAVERN
505 W. Miracle Mile, MontereyCourtAZ.com Fri 1: Edge of the West Sat 2: Kevin Pakulis Band Sun 3: Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch, Carla Cooke—The Sam Cooke Experience Tue 5: Earl Edmonson Wed 6: Nick McBlaine & Log Train Fri 8: Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit Sat 9: Heather Hardy & A Taste of Jazz Sun 10: Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch, Wild Women— Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey Tue 12: March Divide Thu 14: Touch of Gray Fri 15: Giant Blue Sat 16: Little House of Funk Sun 17: Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Tue 19: The Tucsonics Wed 20: Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers CD Release Party Thu 21: Virginia Cannon Presents Thursday Night Live Fri 22: Niki J. Crawford Sat 23: The Coolers Sun 24: Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch, P.D. Ronstadt & The Company Fri 29: Alastair Greene band Sat 30: Key Ingredients of African Soul
318 E. Congress St. 740-1000, RialtoTheatre.com Fri 1: Ghastly, Riot Ten, Nitti Gritti, Someone’s Daughter Sat 2: Metal Fest XIII: Sacred Groove, Mr Wiley, Push, Tribulance, Exit Dream, Pyrotechnica, Creating The Scene Thu 7: Collie Buddz, Nattali Rize Fri 8: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Victoria Canal, Dustin Thomas Sat 9: They Yardbirds Thu 14: Kathleen Madigan Fri 15: Brockhampton Sat 16: The Atomic Punks, Moving Pictures, Pyrosteria Wed 20: Shakey Graves, Lauren Ruth Ward Fri 22: Who’s Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Thu 28: Beres Hammond, DJ Inferno Sat 30: Show Tha Product
1632 S. 4th Ave (520) 888-5925 Fri 1: Paint It Blue Fri 15: Still Life Telescope, Finite Fiction Sat 23: Hank Topless Visit Facebook page for more events
PLAZA PALOMINO 2990 N. Swan Rd., 907-7325 plazapalomino.com Sat 16: Santa Pachita
THE ROCK 136 N. Park Ave. rocktucson.com Sat 2: Rilen’Out For Sammy Jo! Benefit Show Sat 9: Drop D, Color of Chaos, Waysted Youth Fri 15: Raising The Bar Sat 16: RADolescents Sat 23: In Lessons CD Release Show!
ROYAL SUN LOUNGE 1003 N Stone Ave (520) 622-8872 BWRoyalSun.com Sun-Tue: Happy Hour Live Music
SAND-RECKONER TASTING ROOM 510 N. 7th Ave., #170, 833-0121 sand-reckoner.com/tasting-room Fri 1: Eugene Boronow Sat 2: Reno del Mar, Beth Daunis Fri 8: Austin Counts Fri 15: Heather Hardy Fri 22: Brian Berggoetz Fri 29: Miss Olivia & The Interlopers
Wed 13: Open Mic Sat 16: Soft Deadlines, M. Crane, Juju Fontaine Tue 19: Tom Walbank, Dos Muñoz Wed 20: Open Mic Thu 21: Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers Tue 26: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 27: Open Mic
SOLAR CULTURE 31 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874, SolarCulture.org See web site for information
TAP & BOTTLE DOWNTOWN
330 E. 7th St., 398-2542 TheSeaOfGlass.org See web site for more information
403 N. 6th Ave. 344-8999 TheTapandBottle.com Thu 7: Bryan Thomas Parker Thu 14: Fatigo Thu June 21: Miss Olivia and the Interlopers Sun 24: Last Sunday Revival Thu 28: Sundust Road
SKY BAR TUCSON
TAP & BOTTLE NORTH
SEA OF GLASS—CENTER FOR THE ARTS
536 N. 4th Ave, 622-4300. SkyBarTucson.com Fri 1: Touch, Jahmar Intl., L3XX, Phox Sat 2: Shooda Shook It, Untied Snakes, The Rifle Tue 5: Tom Walbank, Dos Muñoz Wed 6: Open Mic Thu 7: Prince Tribute Fri 8: Cirque Roots, Touch, Jahmar Intl., L3XX, Phox Sat 9: The Rough, In Lessons, Gila Byte, Pyrotechnica Tue 12: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen
7254 N. Oracle Rd. TheTapandBottle.com Wed 6: The Paul Opocensky Project Wed 13: Sam & Dante Wed 20: Katie Haverly and Ben Nisbet Wed 27: Greg Morton n
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Z sceneintucson A look back at the Cultivate Tucson spring pop-up market (April 21, 2018).
all photos by Nieves MontaĂąo Photography. instagram / @NievesMontano
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Whitney Vale has lived in Tucson for fifteen years. She is a docent with the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and her first chapbook, Journey with the Ferry Man, was released in 2016.
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