Darwin by Connie Sauve

Tucson Miniature Society’s Show and Sale: Best in Show 2022

November 8, 2022 – January 29, 2023 Each year the Tucson Miniature Showcase has a theme and competition. This year’s theme was Books and Nooks.  First, second and third place…

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An eerie view of Buzzard Creek Ghopst town in dim light with interior lanterns glowing into the night.

Jean LeRoy’s Buzzard Creek Ghost Town

September 27 – October 30, 2022 Buzzard Creek may seem like a quintessential western town with its general mercantile, barbershop, and saloon. But don’t be fooled by the quaint building…

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Ono No Tofu and the Frog

Japanese Netsuke: Upholding Cultural History of Japan

August 30, 2022 – January 22, 2023 Japanese netsuke are cherished, valued and collected for their magnificent design and impressive carving. It is hard to imagine these small “sculptures” were…

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Tales from Min’Umbra

October 6, 2022 – January 22, 2023 Tales from Min’Umbra was born out of artist and puppeteer Tania Yager’s vision to create shadow puppet shows that explore the deeper realms…

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MOCA Stay Gold Community Exhibit

June 7, 2022 – September 25, 2022 Stay Gold is a 10-week, intergenerational LGBTQIA+ arts program held twice a year at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Tucson. Students from varying…

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Jim Roark’s Metal Monsters

Jim Roark’s Metal Monsters

A Spotlight Exhibit Jim Roark’s “metal monsters” are full of nostalgia for the glory days of the automobile.  His miniature American classic cars are not your typical miniature collector cars;…

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Sculpture from Scraps: Abraham Megerdichian Machined Metal Miniatures

June 7, 2022 – August 28, 2022 Turning and shaping metal was a passion for machinist Abraham Megerdichian. During his lunch breaks at General Electric where he worked as a…

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What’s in a Name?

April 17, 2022 – February 12, 2023 A Spotlight Exhibit of Historical Figures by George Stuart Ah, nicknames. The word comes from Old English, ‘an ekename,’ meaning ‘additional name.’ Nicknames…

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Hamersen Miniature Ship & Cannon

January 27, 2022 – May 1, 2022 This Spotlight exhibition features a replica of an 1814 ship called the Lark used during the War of 1812 as well as a…

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Trenchard and Steep Street in Victorian Bristol, U.K.: A Diorama by Bill O’Malley

July 12, 2022 – July 23, 2023 Inspired by a photo from the Victorian era, Bill O’Malley began to research and build a diorama of the buildings that once stood…

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