DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Events

6300 North Swan, Tucson AZ 85718 (520) 299-9191
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DeGrazia Gallery in the SunThis 10-acre historic landmark is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Opened in 1965, it is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year. A limited number of DeGrazia originals are available for purchase, while the gift shop and online store offers a wide variety of popular DeGrazia reproductions. The Little Gallery hosts visiting artists during the winter months. Admission: Adults $8, Students 12-18 years $5, children under 12 are free. Year-long pass is $25.

The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is Open Daily from 10 am – 4pm, and is located at 6300 North Swan, Tucson, AZ 85718. For up-to-date event and exhibit information, call (520) 299-9191 or (800) 545-2185, or visit www.DeGrazia.org

BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: On this episode, Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, discusses the life and career of southwest artist Ted DeGrazia, the new exhibits ““DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest” and “DeGrazia’s Circus,” as well as the annual showing of DeGrazia’s “Way of the Cross” collection.  Listen to the podcast on: BlogTalkRadio.com, Spreaker.com, YouTube.com, Soundcloud.com.

 


“DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest” – The giant saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert casts a long shadow over the career of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. From his depictions of the traditional saguaro harvest of the Tohono O’odham people, and his use of the iconic cactus as both a regional landscape element, and as an abstracted symbolic design, saguaros were an enduring source of natural inspiration. “DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest” features a selection of saguaro drawings, paintings and jewelry that spans 25 years of his career. 

“DeGrazia’s Circus” – Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia lived in Southern Italy from the ages of eleven to fifteen, where the Italian circus left a strong impression on him. “DeGrazia’s Circus” features a selection of paintings created more than twenty years later, inspired by his childhood memories of circus horses and clowns. 

“The Way of The Cross” – The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia’s “The Way of the Cross” is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates with the resurrection. “I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory,” the artist explained on a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition.

 

 

 

 

VISITING ARTISTS IN THE LITTLE GALLERY

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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is located at 6300 N Swan Tucson, AZ 85718. For more information call (520) 299-9191 or (800) 545-2185, and visit www.DeGrazia.org.

 

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