October 4, 2020 / Modified oct 5, 2020 6:31 a.m.

Different perspectives at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An essay about mortality in the time of COVID-19; and a dash of audio madness from the youth of the Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.

Tucson Desert Art Museum hero The exterior of the Tucson Desert Art Museum, located at 7000 East Tanque Verde Road.

Arizona Spotlight

October 1, 2020

NPR

Featured on the October 1st, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Explore the inspiration behind two very different exhibitions currently at The Tucson Desert Art Museum: a history of The Buffalo Soldiers; and The REDress Project - now an international effort to counter the injustice applied to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across North America. Mark's guests are cultural historian Dr. Michael Engs speaking on behalf of the late David Laughlin, and Canadian multimedia artist Jaime Black. Both exhibitions -- Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin, and Jaime Black’s REDress Project -- are at the Tucson Desert Art Museum through December 27th, 2020. You can schedule a private tour online at tucsondart.org
Scout for Apaches by David Laughlin "Scout for Apaches", from the Tucson Desert Art Museum exhibition Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin.
Texas Canyon Scout by David Laughlin "Texas Canyon Scout", from the Tucson Desert Art Museum exhibition Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin.
REDress Project gallery exhibit Jaime Black's "REDress Project", as shown at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.
REDress Project gallery exhibit wide shot Jaime Black's "REDress Project", as shown at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.
  • An essay from Tucsonan Andrés Portela about how the extrajudicial killing of Black Americans, violence against peaceful protestors and activists, and the Coronavirus pandemic all exemplify a shared state of anxiety for people of color over their own mortality.
 Andrés Alexander Portela III unsized Andrés Alexander Portela III
Courtesy Andrés Portela

"50+50 Equal 200 Percent Me" by Andrés Portela III at TEDxTucson

  • And, the very first preview of some micro-sized madcap radio plays, written by students from the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson. They collaborated via Zoom for a two-week "radio play camp", under the guidance of internationally acclaimed playwright & performer Wolfe Bowart. The Scamp Radio (½) Hour, was directed by Wolfe Bowart with technical direction from Tiffer Hill. The writers were Lucy, Axel, Henry, Dillon, Thomas, Max, Isis, Scarlett, Willow and Sebastian, all between 9 and 16 years old. They will get to hear the world premiere of their creativity for the first time - in an online event Saturday, October 10th, 2020 - and you are invited to join in the fun.
scamp radio camp spotlight A "Zoom room" full of creative energy, featuring instructors Tiffer Hill & Wolfe Bowart, and the youth who took part in The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre's summer radio play camp.
scamp radio half hour poster spotlight The world premiere of "The Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour" is online Saturday, October 10th. It's a chance to hear the full audio production assembled this summer from a 2-week "radio play camp", featuring writing from students between 9 and 16 years old.
design: Wolfe Bowart
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