Play the video above or click on the links below to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, June 6:

GRASS AS ART](https://originals.azpm.org/p/azill-arts/2013/3/7/22987-exhibit-explores-desert-grasslands-art/): The Tucson Museum of Art is exhibiting Desert Grasslands, a collection of works by artists creating not dramatic photographs of grassland vistas, digital scans, paintings and resin works. Luis Carrión has the story.

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE](https://www.azpm.org/s/13824-musician-finds-purpose-in-writing-after-prison/) is how musician Bill Sedlmayr says he feels. Sedlmayr, once a force on the Tucson music scene, is back after more than a decade in prison, time that he says helped him with his song-writing from participation in an inmate writing program. Luis Carrión tells Sedlmayr's story.

CAPITVATING WRITING](https://originals.azpm.org/p/azill-arts/2013/2/7/22411-man-finds-purpose-in-writing-after-prison/) is what one might call the results of an inmate writing program run by University of Arizona professors Richard Shelton and Erec Toso. Host Elizabeth Burden speaks with them.

OPEN STUDIO WITH MERLIN COHEN, in which the retired dentist demonstrates how he works with stone to create works of art.