Domestic Bliss

Moen Mason Gallery proudly presents Domestic Bliss, selected works by Susan Copich.

Copich is primarily known for her dark and witty humor portrayed in her 2014 photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series gives voice to Copich’s inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous context. In 2012, Copich began an unreleased photo series titled India. Shot entirely abroad, India celebrates the human spirit in an unfiltered light.

Like many celebrated contemporary artists, Copich’s art rarely inspires a moderate response. Copich’s journey to explore her truths is celebrated by some and shunned by others. One thing is certain, Copich’s work will continue to turn social expectations on its head. Susan Copich lives in upstate, NY where she resides with her husband and two daughters.

Jivin Scientists release Abigail

Runt & Phen (James Owens and Ryan Truncoso respectively) are members of an interstate, on the grind, Hip-Hop collective known as the Jivin Scientists.  For the video – Abigail, JS made a late night dash across the state line to New Mexico.  They met up with their artistic partner and video director Concept Flux (Phillip Torres et Crew) for a 48hr, multiple location, little to no sleep shoot.  Runt’s narrative about Abigail, tells a story about a pretty yet sad neighbor girl.  She has him at the crossroads of crush and concern, and he’s hesitant to make a move out of equal parts shyness and respectfulness of her self imposed cage.  Phen’s production sees layered vocals over an 8 bar guitar sample and a steady ebb and flow of percussive builds that Torres, in turn brings vividly to life.  Now on their third collaboration together, Jivin Scientists & Concept Flux have found a lovely kind of  synergy that hopefully keeps bearing fruit.  And with Runt & Phen already putting the finishing touches on a new album for 2015, that seems very likely.

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Winter Circus

A performance about shooting stars, gravity and lots of exercise. Mixing live music, old slides and an attempt to deny gravity in a site-specific venue. Directed by Geneva Foster Gluck (Sugar Beast Circus, Pima Community College, Theatre Department adjunct faculty). Performed by C-Cinco aerialists and Magic by Kenny Stewart.
Musical score by Sean Rogers (Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta), Mona Chambers (Brian Lopez and the Black Hearted Conquistadores), Ryan Eggleston and Andrew Collberg (Golden Boots).
December 18,19 & 20, Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Limited seating, tickets are $17 and available at the door and online, pre-sale tickets are available at: www.wintershow.ticketleap.com. Location: 657 West St Mary’S Road, Warehouse C5, (entrance
located behind the building parking at the plant store or Davis School across the street). Proceeds from this show go towards supporting a member of our cast going to Buenos Aires to develop new work through an artist residency.

Beauty and the Beast

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.  Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Centennial Hall!

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things to do and places to be all month long