The 9th Annual Tucson Comic Convention returns for 3 days of art, cosplay, artists, independent publishers, and fanboys. This year marks a few new twists and surprises, so be sure to check the website link below for all the details. Tucson Convention Center | 260 S Church | TCC website
Tucson Fashion Week will kick off with the annual launch party and its first fashion photography competition featuring nine finalists: Domingo Toledo, Jeff Weber, Neil Peters, Ricardo Chao, Robert Deming, Seanloui Dumas, Sean Stuchen, Tucson John, and Vickie Lan. This night will host an intimate runway show and be the opening reception for famed collage artist Derek Gores who will also make an appearance. The night will also feature jewelry from Kendra Scott. Hair and makeup will be provided by Perfection Artistry. Moen/Mason | 222 E 6th St | 6pm-10pm | Tickets
Guillaume Tell had its premiere in 1829, when Gioachino Rossini was 37. He wouldn’t write another opera in the remaining 39 years of his life. Rossini’s letters suggest he knew Guillaume Tell would be his farewell to opera – an idea that seems to be confirmed by the magnificent music he was inspired to produce. The score – harmonically daring and fiercely difficult for the singers – has an opulent architectural grandeur, heightened with vivid evocations of the soaring Swiss landscape and an incisive dramatic interpretation of Schiller’s heroic play.
Italian rising star Damiano Michieletto (La bohème and Falstaff at Salzburg Festival; Un ballo in maschera at La Scala, Milan) makes his Royal Opera House debut with a contemporary production for The Royal Opera, the Company’s first since 1990. Rossini made full use of his considerable powers of invention to create some of his greatest music, with highlights such as Tell’s Act III aria ‘Sois immobile’ and the astonishing Act II trio ‘Quand l’Helvétie est un champ de supplices’ clearly paving the way for Berlioz, Verdi and Wagner. -via Royal Opera House
Saturday March 14th Skate punk meets art show.
Red Sky Studio and Gallery will be hosting the event
and Mother Tierra will be providing the 80’s skate punk soundtrack. Red Sky |561 N 4th | 8pm don’t forget to pick up some stickers
UofA Museum of Art | Thursday February19th | Noon
UAMA Docent Kate Phillips on the history and interpretation of Japanese Woodcuts, in conjunction with our exhibition Auspicious Images: Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection currently on exhibit through March 15, 2015.
A month-long exhibit featuring dramatic and colorful floral paintings by award-winning artist Diana Madaras. Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with an artist reception on Thursday, February 12th, from 5-7pm at Madaras Gallery/Skyline in Gallery Row. Diana’s florals range from bold desert wildflowers to the serenity of Monet’s garden. Also explore an ever-changing collection of originals, reproductions, fine art gifts. Madaras Gallery | 3001 East Skyline | 5:00pm-7:00pm