The 1996 file photos shows a mural by Theresa Smith displayed inside the Arizona Daily Star newsroom.
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Mary Myers, left, and Teresa Karjalainen inspect the work on a stained glass window at Myers' studio. The two stained-glass artists are creating centerpieces for the All Faiths Meditation Room next to the new chapel at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Myers has been an artist for more than 40 years. Her hands created the windows for the old St. Joseph's chapel, and she was commissioned for new work in a recently built spiritual center.
Mary Myers wondered if she would be able to pass on her knowledge of the art of stained glass. Then she met Teresa Karjalainen.
After 40 years of creating colorful stained-glass windows, Mary Myers' career has come full circle.
The dancers are on their pedestals at the Fourth Avenue gateway to downtown. Artist Melody Peters created them in clay before they got a bronze coating.
Rome has Michelangelo's "Pieta." Paris has Rodin's "Thinker." And now, Tucson has two nude dancers.
Ben Olmstead, left, and Dana Hammonds, center, install the second statue as Sam Credio, engineering project manager with the Tucson Department of Transportation, watches. The two statues are the work of artist Melody Peters.
Tattooer Adam Scott Bramley uses a loupe to examine his needles to check for flaws before applying a tattoo to a client. Three tattooers work at Southbound Studios.
Artist Amy Shapiro, a former Tucson resident now living in Brooklyn, talks with friends during an art opening. "I love this concept," she said of Southbound.
Diane Bombshelter works on a painting on velvet for local musician Hank Topless. She paints out of a room at Southbound Studios and finds that her work sells quickly in the gallery.
Sacred Datura blossom on wet media acetate over Prismacolor pencil on paper by Ledbetter.
"The Velvet Virgin" is a black velvet painting that uses religious imagery by Bombshelter.
At Southbound Studios, you can take an original work of art home with you on your leg, back or arm or buy an equally unique piece off the wall instead.
The three mosaic panels address concerns and problems in the South Park neighborhood, which helped create the artwork. The pieces were completed in 1998 as part of an improvement project, and some residents say the public art retains important meaning for them.
Beautiful mosaics in brilliant, cheerful colors add a surprising artistic element to an otherwise distressed area along South Park Avenue between East 20th and East 36th streets.
More than 140 local artists donated recent two-dimensional works for Fresh Paint, a University of Arizona Museum of Art fundraiser. Attendees at the 2011 event are shown.
More than 140 local artists and the 89-year-old University of Arizona Museum of Art are keeping it fresh with Fresh Paint, a fundraiser to benefit the museum's exhibitions and programs.