The Art of COVID- Mel Skandamis 4 Ave Mural

Submitted by: Mel Skandamis While the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst shutdowns and calls for masking and social distancing, in the United States the Black Lives Matter movement and protests brought new attention to the issue of inequality. Mel Skandamis, one of twelve muralists chosen to participate in the Historic Fourth Avenue…

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The Art of Covid- Overwhelmed- Beverly Bradshaw

Submitted by: Beverly Bradshaw Beverly Bradshaw, a pastel artist living in Carefree, AZ., has been creating pastel artwork inspired by the desert and its wildlife since her retirement in 2019. Although she describes herself as “not a portrait artist”, she created this piece titled Overwhelmed, to honor healthcare workers “putting their life on the line…

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The Art of COVID- Blissful Kids Gratitude Tree

By: Chris Bergstrom of Blissfulkids.com For this week’s gratitude activity, we invite you to participate in creating a fun and kid-friendly Gratitude Tree. By reflecting on the people and things we are most grateful for, we can begin to focus our attention on these gifts, which, in turn, increases our ability to cope with the everyday…

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The Art of COVID- #belikebonnie Watercolor Paintings- Bonnie Bowen

Submitted by: Bonnie Bowen When lockdown began, 91-year-old Bonnie Bowen began creating daily watercolor paintings in honor of essential workers and those experiencing life during COVID. Sharing her paintings on a Facebook page created by her daughter, Bonnie continues to share her art with over 4,000 followers! Bonnie was kind enough to answer some questions…

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The Art of Covid- A helping hand Amy Eisenberg

Submitted by: Amy Eisenberg, Ph.D. Recognizing the devastating effects of COVID-19 on New York hospitals and Native Nations, Amy Eisenberg, a University of Arizona professor, John Amato along with international team member Cyrus Liu of ibasso Audio, China, saw an opportunity to help.  Together they were able to donate thousands of KN95 hospital masks to help…

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The Art of Covid- Ambrosia Ludwick's mural

Submitted by: Ambrosia Ludwick Ambrosia Ludwick is one of twelve incredible muralists chosen to participate in the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition’s mural project; co-sponsored by Chasse Building Team. The twelve temporary mural panels can be found on the corner of 4th and 6th Avenue in Tucson, AZ. These murals are helping to spread so much…

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The Art of COVID-Sandra Butler's 4 Avenue Mural

Submitted By: Sandra Butler Sandra Butler was one of twelve incredible muralists chosen to participate in the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition’s mural project; co-sponsored by Chasse Building Team. The twelve temporary mural panels can be found on the corner of 4th and 6th Avenue in Tucson, AZ. These murals are helping to spread so much…

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The Art of Covid- Chalk for Hope, Heroes, and Halloween SAACA

Event sponsored By The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Lisa Bayless/Long Realty On Saturday, October 31st from 2-5 pm, SAACA is partnering with underwriting sponsor Lisa Bayless / Long Realty to put on a Fall chalk art and community celebration event to honor the service of healthcare workers and first responders in…

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The Art of Covid- Jenna Jarrold's 4th Ave Mural

Submitted By: Jenna Jarrold Jenna Jarrold was one of twelve incredible muralists chosen to participate in the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition’s mural project; co-sponsored by Chasse Building Team. The twelve temporary mural panels can be found on the corner of 4th and 6th Avenue in Tucson, AZ. These murals are helping to spread so much…

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Article by Ashley Toth of Parents.com Due to COVID-19, this year, face masks will be a staple component of any costume as we continue to mask up and social distance to help stop the spread of Corona. So why not make the mask part of the costume itself? This parents.com article provides instructions to make…

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