Special Events

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Block Party
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When

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019

Where

CCP Outside

Come celebrate the arts with us!

Arizona Arts is the newest division on campus and we're celebrating by throwing a block party with our North Campus neighbors! Mark your calendars for October 1: there will be music, theatre, dance (to watch, unless the music moves you), arts and photo activities, and food trucks on site. Art galleries will be open and free, as they always are for students. We can't wait to see you there!

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When

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2019

Where

Center for Creative Photography Gallery

Join us for a Members' Opening Reception for The Qualities of LIGHT: The Story of a Pioneering New York City Photography Gallery.

This exhibition celebrating the legacies of LIGHT (1971-1987), a significant early photography gallery, will focus on characteristics identified by those who visited, worked, showed, and were impacted by the gallery. It will draw heavily on archives at the Center for Creative Photography. Sections of the exhibition will highlight LIGHT’s innovation, commitment to artists, focus on education, cultivation of community, and influence on the market, illustrated by photographic artworks, archival documentation, film or audio footage, installation views, period snapshots, and contemporary photographs, all chosen for their potential to illuminate. Educational programming will be an integral component of the exhibition, offering visitors opportunities to better understand the critical period of the 1970s and 1980s within the history of photography and the seminal influence of LIGHT, as well as encouraging creative inquiry into broader ideas about the photographic market, artist legacies, and the nature of a research center and archive like the Center for Creative Photography.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and remarks will begin at 6:30pm. Members, please RSVP here or for questions email ccp-events@email.arizona.edu.

Director's Circle Members, please join us for a tour of the exhibition with Chief Curator Dr. Rebecca Senf and Director Anne Breckenridge Barrett. The tour begins at 5:00pm. Space is limited, please RSVP to Deanna Dillard at dillardd@ccp.arizona.edu.

 

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When

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Dr. John P. Schaefer will discuss his relationship with Ansel Adams and present a print viewing featuring the White Dove of the Desert. This event is co-hosted by the Patronato San Xavier and the Center for Creative Photography.

Supporters from both organizations will be invited to participate in a short presentation led by Dr. Schaefer, a print viewing, and a short reception.

Dr. John P. Schaefer currently holds the position of President Emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he has taught and researched for over 20 years. Dr. Schaefer also opened the school’s Center for Creative Photography with Ansel Adams in 1975. He has recently been recognized by the U.S. Postal Service by having his photographic collection known as Cactus Flowers Forever Stamps distributed for sale throughout the United States.

This is a members-only event. Members of the Center can RSVP here.

 

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untitled, ca.1927,  ​ ​ ​ Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: Purchase
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1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, 2019

The Center for Creative Photography and The University of Arizona Museum of Art present this special Bauhaus event as part of Tucson Modernism Week and in conjunction with the international celebration of the Bauhaus' Centenary.

Program Schedule

1:00pm:

Opening remarks will be given by UA College of Medicine's Dr. Esther Sternberg, whose research is a remarkable intersection of health + design and speaks to the expansive influence of Bauhaus thinkers across disciplines and medias. To follow is a screening of the documentary Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century, which tells the story of the Bauhaus from its founding in 1919 to its closing in 1933.

2:30-4:00pm: 

In addition to a special book signing of Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being (2010) by author Dr. Esther Sternberg, the Center for Creative Photography will present a unique print viewing, entitled "One Flowchart for 'The New Vision': Photography and the Bauhaus," from the CCP's collection.

2:30 - 5:00pm: 

The University of Arizona Museum of Art Exhibition, A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus, will have free admission for those who attended the screening.

About the CCP Print Viewing, "One Flowchart for 'The New Vision': Photography and the Bauhaus"

Photography was an essential feature of radical experimentation at the Bauhaus, a school in Germany that involved the interrelations of architecture, art, design, and education. Though photography was not formally a part of the Bauhaus curriculum until nearly ten years after its founding, cameras were everywhere: around classrooms, in studios, at events, within artistic practices. It is Lucia Moholy and László Moholy-Nagy’s arrival in 1923 that amplified innovation in photographic expressions, techniques, and philosophies at the Bauhaus. With photograms and photomontages, with abstractions and solarizations, artists sought to achieve what Moholy-Nagy described as a “new vision”: a modern perspective for a modern world. 

In 1933, as National Socialists significantly trimmed funding and imposed political restrictions on cultural production, the Bauhaus closed. A number of faculty and students immigrated from Germany, expanding their modernist ideals and experiments elsewhere. “One Flowchart for ‘The New Vision’: Photography and the Bauhaus,” drawn from the collection at the Center for Creative Photography, follows the Bauhaus’ progressive principles in image making as they moved to North America. This special print viewing reflects on the Bauhaus’ 100 years of influence on photography, arts education, and the modernist spirit.

 

 

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7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, 2019

Where

Centennial Hall

Join us for this major evening event at Centennial Hall to celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly’s groundbreaking new relationship with the University. This event brings together two Pulitzer Prize winners; Kennerly and his good friend and former colleague at Newsweek, historian Jon Meacham. Together they will probe the dynamic effect that only photography can have on the way we feel and understand our world. David Hume Kennerly, former White House photographer and University of Arizona Presidential Scholar, has documented history for more than fifty years, creating iconic images of wars, politics, sports, celebrities and everyday life. Don’t miss the exhibitions of Kennerly's photography that will be displayed throughout the UA Mall and Old Main.

Tickets for this event are FREE, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:00 pm on October 11, the evening of the event. Proceed directly to the front doors of Centennial Hall to get your ticket.

Are you a member of the Center? Learn more about special ticketing here.

Please note that this event will have mandatory bag checks before entering and occurs during Family Weekend, so you may want to allow extra time for parking.

Learn more about the David Hume Kennerly Archive.

Watch a recording of this event online through C-SPAN.

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Midnight Aug. 2, 2019 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2019

Join us for a Center for Creative Photography curated Carmel experience. Carmel, California has long been a popular destination among photographers because of its iconic landscapes and rich history. This trip will feature exclusive experiences at the private family homes of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, discussions with gallerists and photographers while enjoying the charming sights and cuisine of Carmel-by-the-Sea. This trip also provides ample opportunities to photograph classic Carmel locations, such as Point Lobos and Carmel Mission Basilica.

This trip will take place August 2-4, 2019. We recommend arriving before the 2nd and leaving after the 4th, as we are planning a full three days of programming.

REGISTRATION
Tickets are $500 for an individual ticket ($187 tax deductible) or $900 for a pair of tickets ($237 tax deductible). Attendees will be responsible for their own airfare and accommodations. You register for the trip and pay for your tickets by clicking here, filling out the attached ticket form, and mailing to:

Deanna Dillard
Center for Creative Photography
PO Box 210103
Tucson, AZ 85721

We will close ticket sales for the trip on July 1, 2019. If we do not have the required 6 members committed to travelling by this date, the Center will cancel the trip and refund your full contribution. We encourage you to continue with planning as normal as more than enough people have expressed verbal interest.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Center staff will be staying at the Tradewinds Carmel, and the hotel is currently holding five additional rooms for us under ‘Center for Creative Photography.’ We recommend booking your hotel room as soon as you can, as it is a very popular time of year to visit Carmel. You can book a room at Tradewinds Carmel by calling (831) 624-2776 and asking for Berit Keeble.

Below is a list of additional hotels/inns nearby if you do not wish to stay at Tradewinds, or are unable to secure one of the rooms there:

Carmel Lodge (.2 mi from Tradewinds)
Vagabond’s House Inn (.2 mi from Tradewinds)
Pine Inn (.5 mi from Tradewinds)
L’Auberge Carmel (.6 mi from Tradewinds)

SCHEDULE
You will find a preliminary schedule for the trip provided below. The schedule is still a work in progress as we work with our partners in Carmel to finalize details such as times and locations.

August 2, Friday
9:00 - 9:40pm: Morning Welcome Toast at Tradewinds Carmel patio
10:00am-12:00pm: Guided tour of Carmel Mission Basilica
*Break for lunch
3:00 – 5:00pm: Center for Photographic Art and conversation with Barbara Bullock-Wilson about the photography of Wynn and Edna Bullock
6:30 – 8:30pm: Hosted dinner at Anton & Michel

August 3, Saturday
10:30am – 12:30pm: Tour of Edward Weston family home, visit with Kim and Gina Weston
5:00 – 8:00pm: Tour of Ansel Adams family home, visit with Michael and Jeanne Adam, including hosted cocktail reception

August 4, Sunday
8:00 – 10:00am: Optional guided walk at Point Lobos State Natural Preserve
11:00am – 1:00pm: Hosted brunch at Hyatt Highlands, California Market at Pacific’s Edge
2:00 – 5:00pm: Visit with Salon Jane
6:30 – 8:30pm: Closing dinner (not hosted)

 

If you are interested in attending or interested in learning more, please contact Deanna Dillard at 520-621-7970 or dillardd@ccp.arizona.edu

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When

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, 2019

Join us for the CCP Summer Series, programmed for families of all generations, all definitions, all imaginations. Participate in drop-in photo-art workshops, explore the exhibitions through gallery activities, enjoy film screenings and more!

Where do poems come from? Come explore free writing, revision and collaboration in this accessible and enjoyable poetry writing workshop with bilingual poet Logan Phillips. The session will focus on generating new writing in a positive and supportive environment, inspired and informed by the work of the many amazing writers represented in the “A Portrait of Poetry” exhibit. There will be two writing sessions: 1:00 to 2:15pm and 2:30 to 3:45pm. All ages and experience levels welcome. Folks can stay for both or just come for one. 

Logan Phillips is a bilingual poet, performer, educator and DJ based in Tucson, Arizona. Born in Cochise County, Arizona to a family of Irish-Slavic ancestry, Phillips lived in and around Mexico City 2006-2011, where he contributed to organizing and hosting the country's first regular poetry slam series. He has regularly performed in venues across the U.S., Latin America and beyond since 2007, and is author of the full-length book of poems Sonoran Strange (West End Press, 2015). Phillips is currently a MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Arizona. 

Family-friendly snacks will be provided, or self-packed snacks are welcome in our public foyer. The CCP Summer Series is free and fantastical, could very well be your favorite summer plans ever, and no preregistration is required.

There is free event parking off of N Palm Dr via E 2nd St. 

  

 

 

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1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 27, 2019

Join us on the fourth Saturday of each month at 1:00pm for the CCP Summer Series, programmed for families of all generations, all definitions, and all imaginations. Participate in drop-in photo-art workshops, explore the exhibitions through gallery activities, and more! 
 
On July 27 at 1:00pm, the CCP Summer Series warms up with “Through The [Looking] Glass Plate” by examining the role of glass in photography. With Sonoran Glass School, harness the beauty of Tucson’s summer heat by designing your own glass mosaics, learning about glass fusing and abstract glass photography. These colored sheet glass creations are sure to please people of all ages. Western Photographic Historical Society’s ambrotype demonstrations present a unique opportunity to uncover the historic process behind photographs on glass. On the Center's second floor, find an exclusive print viewing with educational materials that explores photographer's long fascination with glass.
 
Family-friendly snacks will be provided, or self-packed snacks are welcome in our public foyer. The CCP Summer Series is free and fantastical, could very well be your favorite summer plans ever, and no preregistration is required.

There is free event parking off of N Palm Dr via E 2nd St. 

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1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, 2019

On June 22, "Images in Motion" kicks off the CCP Summer Series by bringing together the magic and the mechanics of still images, of moving images, and of where the two unexpectedly -- and sometimes expectedly -- crisscross. Co-presented by The Loft Cinema, the afternoon at the Center for Creative Photography encourages learning about image-making in relation to imagination and automation. 

 

Between 1 and 2pm, participate in drop-in activities suitable for families of all generations, all definitions. Included will be stop-motion challenges, make-your-own zoetropes, and curatorial-led tours of the CCP's newest exhibition, A Portrait of Poetry. At 2pm, be welcomed to a screening of the film Hugo (2011, directed by Martin Scorsese). 

 

Family-friendly snacks will be provided, or self-packed snacks are welcome in our public foyer. The CCP Summer Series is free and fantastical, could very well be your favorite summer plans ever, and no preregistration is required.

 

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Arthur Sze,  ​ ​ © Courtesy of and © B.A. Van Sise, 
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7 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019

The Center for Creative Photography and The UA Poetry Center co-present a series of poetry readings in conjunction with the exhibition A Portrait of Poetry: Photographs and Video by B. A. Van Sise.  This event at The UA Poetry Center (1508 E Helen St) features a reading by Arthur Sze. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Arthur Sze’s latest books of poetry are Sight Lines (Copper Canyon, 2019) and Compass Rose (Copper Canyon, 2014). His awards include the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers and a Lannan Literary Award.

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