Play the video above to watch AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, featuring:

  • FILM FESTIVALS abound in Tucson, and here's one more that its proponents describe as being"out" there. Out in the Desert is the annual LGBT film festival, now in its second year and screening 164 films.

  • WRITING IN PRISON is an Arizona program bringing hope and a vehicle for expression to those in incarceration. Reporter Luís Carrión brings us one man's story, and host Elizabeth Burden interviews two University of Arizona writing professors who foster the program.

  • WESTERN ART, a genre with plenty of examples in the Tucson area, takes a turn to nature at the Tucson Museum of Art with "Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth." The exhibit explores the role that nature plays in American Western art.