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Artist Michael Moore and the natural world in charcoal.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a nearly century-old bowling alley in a Mexican mining town; find out why an open mic night in Sierra Vista has a dedicated audience; and Nichelle Nichols remembered.

michael. moore pusch ridge Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Pusch Ridge Tucson AZ 22x28 2010

Arizona Spotlight

August 4, 2022

NPR

Featured on the August 4th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The mining city of Cananea in northern Sonora is no stranger to history. Not far from an entrance to the massive, still-running copper mine, a bowling alley has been in continuous use for nearly a century. From The Fronteras Desk and KJZZ, Murphy Woodhouse takes us there, and finds little has changed about the business of having fun on bowling night.

cananea bowling alley One more roll on lanes that have seen thousands at the Circulo Social Anahuac in Cananea, Mexixo.
Murphy Woodhouse / KJZZ

Open Mic Erica Wilson Erica Wilson holds a book where her poem was published in 2012. She says she looks forward to Open Mic each month.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM

Open Mic Man Reading An Open Mic participant reads to a group of audience members at the monthly event.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM

  • Michael Moore is an artist, art educator, craftsman and alumni of the Rancho Linda Vista arts community. He is best known for photo-realistic charcoal drawings of natural settings. A new book called Drawings celebrates his work, and Moore shares biographical notes from across his long life that are equal parts wisdom and humor about surviving as an artist. The book is available online at Paul Gold Books, and locally at the Tucson Museum of Art, Deadwood Framing and Gallery of Food.
michael moore and bugsy hero Bugsy (left) with a friend - multi-talented artist Michael Moore.
Peter Kingma

michael moore oracle AZ rockpile hero Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Oracle AZ Rockpile18x24 1980

michael moore myrtle creek oregon hero Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Creek Oregon 30x40 1974

michael moore cherry valley oaks Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Cherry Valley Oaks Oracle AZ 30x40 1975

nichelle nichols at NASA Nichelle Nichols during one of her many training missions at NASA.
courtesy NASA

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