/ Modified sep 5, 2013 7:36 p.m.

AZ Illustrated Arts: Thursday, September 5, 2013

A look into local public art, its importance; a museum that showcases the creative process; Tucson refugees' art exhibit.

Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Sept. 5:

PUBLIC ARTIST: We first met Chris Tanz in 2006 at the site of her then-recent Sun Circle public art installation, located along the Rillito River Path. Tanz's most recent public art project, titled Joining Hands, is located adjacent to Julian Wash on the southeast side of Tucson. She says the arch, which is built from stone and metal, forms a series of figures holding hands.

OPEN STUDIO: Interview with Tucson artists Blessing Hancock and Simon Donovan about the importance of public art. Both artists have loads of experience in the process of designing and implementing public art projects in Arizona and other places.

PROCESS MUSEUM: John Wells, the executive director and founder of the Process Museum, says he's looking to showcase work that provides an insight into an artist's creative process. The museum is located at the former Anaconda Mining Company headquarters complex.

REFUGEE ART: Tucson Museum of Art presents Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson's Refugees. The exhibition opened July 3 and will run through Sept. 15. It features art by refugee families who have been impacted by traumatic life experiences.

AZ Illustrated Arts is produced by Mark McLemore. Contact him at mmclemore@azpm.org.

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