Dec
29
10:00 AM10:00

In Store Artisan Event: Mitagi Sorensen, Jeweler

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MATAGI SORENSEN, a Native American jewelry designer from the Yavapai Apache Nation, will again demonstrate his jewelry making skills. Matagi has exhibited throughout the country and abroad. His most notable shows include the Southwest Indian Arts Fair, Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, Eitlejorg Indian Market and Festival, Autry American Indian Art Market and the Native American Art Market at the Smithsonian.

Please join us for this exceptional demonstration and jewelry sale!

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Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

Second Tuesday Talks: Recycling In Our Throw-Away Culture

JOHANNA EUBANK

with CRISTINA POLSGROVE from Environmental Services

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Once upon a time, it wasn't necessary to package food, medicines and other items so well that the packaging used more material than the contents. Our growing population and mobile, post-World War II society have changed all that. We can't change it back and we can't recycle everything, but there's more to reducing waste than recycling. That green triangle has three arrows.

 
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Johanna Eubank has been with the Arizona Daily Star since 1991, first as a research assistant and archivist, and later as a digital producer and reporter. She wrote a 30-day series on recycling and now continues that series with an article on the last Sunday of each month. She is an enthusiastic crafter, often repurposing items that can't be recycled.



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Nov
17
to Nov 18

In Store Artisan Event: Oaxacan Master Weavers

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Pedro Montaño and his son Diego belong to one of the most talented weaving families in Teotitlán del Valle. The rugs and other items they make are woven on a pedal loom. All their rugs are made from sheep wool, mohair, alpaca and other fibers, all natural. Their work displays the colors of nature: Cochineal, Indigo and Pericón (Yellow tea). Their rugs feature traditional Zapotec and contemporary designs. Most of these designs represent nature, circle of life, eye of God and traditions passed from one generation to another.

Pedro and Diego will be selling their purses, table runners, place mats, coasters, napkins, wall hangings and rugs. The event continues from Saturday to Sunday.

Please join us for this special demonstration and shopping experience!

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Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Second Tuesday Talks: Iran, Observations & Experiences

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Michael Zaccaria will present, through lecture and slide show, his impressions of Iran after visiting the country in 2018. He will discuss its politico-religious landscape, holiday observances, and Armenians, Jews and Zoroastrians. In addition, he will describe the UN presence in Iran and assess the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Michael has an MA in History, an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration and an ABD as a Doctor of Arts in History. He spent 34 years at Cumberland County College, Vineland, New Jersey, 20 years presenting courses in History and Geography and 14 years as an administrator. Starting in 2003 he has presented courses on the History of the Middle East at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.

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Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Second Tuesday Talks: David Fitzsimmons--A Cartoonist's Perspective

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David Fitzsimmons will treat you to a cartoonist’s perspective on the state of our world and why protecting satire is a swell American value. He’ll power through a power point, doodle, and draw out attendees. No one in the audience will be safe from “The fastest draw west of the Potomac.”

Dave Fitzsimmons is the Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist for The Arizona Daily Star. A Pulitzer finalist, Fitz is syndicated to over 800 news publications around the world.

Described as a “Flaming moderate at the fringe of America’s center”, Fitz is a snappy dresser who loves reading hate mail from readers and making his kids laugh.


Please join us for this lecture!

Bring your lunch and a friend, and we will provide drinks and snacks.

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Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Second Tuesday Talks: How Desert Plants Have Shaped Desert Cultures

These special events are part of United Nations Association of Southern Arizona's commitment to the promotion of dialogue and understanding between cultures.

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David Yetman has been a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona since 1992, specializing in peoples and ecology of northwest Mexico and southwestern United States. He is nearly a native of the Sonoran Desert. Yetman has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the U of A and is author of numerous books and articles, including Sonora, an Intimate Geography, Colonial Conflict: Indians, Priests and Settlers in Colonial Sonora, and The Great Cacti: Ethnobotany and Biogeography of Columnar Cacti. Yetman is host and co-producer of the PBS travel/adventure series In the Americas With David Yetman. His current projects include Natural Landmarks of the Southwest, and The Saguaro Cactus: A Natural History. A trail in the Tucson Mountains bears his name.

 

Bring your lunch and a friend, and we will provide drinks and snacks.  

 

 

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