Tubac Center of the Arts in Southern Arizona Presents "Woven Nation" and "Under the Desert Stars" Exhibit, October 17 through November 30, 2014

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This dual exhibit features Navajo blankets and rugs from the collection of Steve Getzwiller, Nizhoni Ranch Gallery and selected artworks by Maynard Dixon from the collection of Dr. Mark Sublette, Medicine Man Gallery.

Woven Nation

This dual exhibit, from two very different collections, will present an artistic history of Arizona.

Tubac Center of the Arts announces the “Woven Nation” and “Under Desert Stars” exhibit, Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Admission is free to Art Center members and $5 to non-members. This dual exhibit, from two very different collections, will present an artistic history of Arizona and promises to be an exceptional overall experience for visitors.

The “Woven Nation” collection of Navajo blankets, rugs, and saddle blankets comes from the remarkable and historic private collection of Steve Getzwiller at Nizhoni Ranch and represents the best of this extraordinary Native American art form. A protégé of Charles Di Peso, director of the Amerind Foundation, Getzwiller became fascinated with Navajo rugs in his late teens and ultimately became a Navajo weaving expert and art collector. His collection includes Navajo Churro, historic Navajo weavings, and contemporary Navajo rugs.

The double feature companion exhibit, “Under the Desert Stars”, showcases some of the works and memorabilia of Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) from the private collection of Dr. Mark Sublette’s Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Sublette is an authority on the work of Maynard Dixon, the 20th-century American artist whose body of work focused on the American west. A native Californian, Dixon fell in love with Arizona’s vast open spaces. He felt a great need to capture the west before it was gone. This intense desire became a driving force in his painting and drawing career and its legacy of western landscapes, peoples and cultures. Maynard Dixon is truly one of the West’s most revered artists, and this comprehensive collection will wow you.

Both Steve Getzwiller and Dr. Mark Sublette will make scheduled appearances to share their expertise and bring their collections to life. For more information, contact Karon Leigh, Exhibition and Marketing Manager, at 520.398.2371.

ABOUT TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS: Tubac Center of the Arts is Tubac’s core of artistic heritage. TCA is a non-profit member supported art center with rotating art exhibitions, art workshops and education programs for adults and youth, a performing arts series, a gallery gift shop and a number of special events throughout the season.

Tubac Center of the Arts is located at 9 Plaza Road, in the historic artist community of Tubac, AZ, about 40 miles south of Tucson and 17 miles north of Nogales off Interstate 19. Nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley between the Tumacacori, Santa Rita and San Cayetano Mountains, Tubac offers much to its visitors - recreation, lodging, restaurants, galleries, artists' studios, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, and the Tumacacori National Historical Monument.

Special room rates will be offered by Tubac Golf Resort & Spa located one mile from the Tubac Center of the Arts. For reservations and more information please call 520.398.2211.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm, Sundays, 12:00 - 4:30pm,
Admission: Free. For more information on exhibitions, classes, programs and membership, please call 520-398-2371 or visit TubacArts.org.

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