1. Prof. Alshaibi joins global luminaries in Bellagio residency

    Invited to the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency program, University of Arizona School of Art Regents Professor Sama Alshaibi joined other top global artists, scholars and scientists tackling issues such as water and climate in addition to working on her art project that explores the impact of Iraq’s laws on women. Since 1959, the monthlong residency program in […]

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  2. Art students paint mural at housing complex for older adults

    Giving back to the community, students from the University of Arizona School of Art painted an 80-foot-long Sonoran Desert mural at a Tucson HUD-funded affordable housing community for older adults. In early December, a neat, yet empty outside wall at the B’nai B’rith Covenant House, 4414 E. Second St., was transformed into a scene with saguaros, mountains and […]

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  3. Centennial Prize winner Blanchette creates living sculpture

    Growing up in Maine, Claire Fall Blanchette often tagged along with a landscaper — her mom. “I spent a lot of time outside,” the School of Art graduate student said. The experience had a big influence on Blanchette when she began to bring nature into her artwork, including plants, grass and now fungi. That’s right, the MFA […]

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  4. Senior’s documentary ‘brings Tucson’s water story to life’

    When Tia Stephens needed a local issue to explore for her honors capstone documentary film project, the School of Art graduating senior picked a topic we sometimes take for granted in the desert. Water. “Every day I interact with water in the most intimate of ways and yet I had no idea where this water came from […]

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