January 19, 2024 / Modified jan 22, 2024 11:01 a.m.

What it is to see, and be seen... ArtWorks explores the portrait in "Face 2 Face".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The inspiring story of Shirley Chisholm on stage; and an ambitious new musical called "Alice by Heart".

ArtWorks collage VIEW LARGER A collage of portraits from the gallery show "Face 2 Face", created by artists from ArtWorks and students from the University of Arizona’s Art and Visual Education program.

Arizona Spotlight

January 18, 2024

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Featured on the January 18th, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • How different is the way we see ourselves compared to how others see us? Artists from ArtWorks, an all-day program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, were paired up with students from the University of Arizona’s Art and Visual Education program to create portraits of each other, for an innovative gallery show called “Face 2 Face”. The show is open through January 26th at the BIO5 Institute located at 1657 East Helen Street in the north-eastern corner of the University of Arizona campus.
ArtWorks Bradley Biddlecome VIEW LARGER Artworks artist Brad poses beside his entry in the portrait show "Face 2 Face".
ArtWorks Victoria Pisano VIEW LARGER Artworks artist Vicky poses beside her entry in the portrait show "Face 2 Face".
ArtWorks Jack McHugh VIEW LARGER Artworks artist Jack poses beside his entry in the portrait show "Face 2 Face".
ArtWorks Jamelle Texeria VIEW LARGER Artworks artist Jemelle poses beside his entry in the portrait show "Face 2 Face". ArtWorks is an outreach program housed in the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities at the University of Arizona, Department of Family & Community Medicine.
  • Meet Ingrid Griffith, an actor from New York who is visiting The Invisible Theatre to present her show Unbossed and Unbowed, about the life of political pioneer Shirley Chisholm. Griffith talks to Mark about taking on the personas of fifteen different characters to tell Chisholm’s inspiring life story. Performances are Saturday, January 20th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 pm at (The Berger Performing Arts Center)[http://bergercenter.com/].

ingrid griffith unsized VIEW LARGER Ingrid Griffith stars as Shirley Chisholm in "Unbossed and Unbowed".
courtesy Ingrid Griffith
  • And, meet some of the young cast of Alice By Heart. It is a musical about a young girl taking refuge in a London Underground station during World War II, where she confronts grief, loss, and love with the help of characters from her favorite book, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Information about tickets and showtimes can be found [here]{https://www.sapactucson.org/).

Alice by Heart grouping Some of the high-school aged actors starring in "Alice by Heart".

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