Az Illustrated: Arts – March 13, 2014

Az Illustrated: Arts – March 13, 2014

>> HELLO AND THANKS FOR JOINING ME.

ME.

TONIGHT, VISIT THE SONORAN GLASS TONIGHT, VISIT THE SONORAN GLASSSCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS LEARN THE SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS LEARN THE DEMANDING PROCESS BEHIND SOME OF DEMANDING PROCESS BEHIND SOME OFTHE WORLD'S MOST FRAGILE ART.

THE WORLD'S MOST FRAGILE ART.

FIND OUT HOW ARTISTS HAVE SPENT FIND OUT HOW ARTISTS HAVE SPENT DECADES HELPING TO BUILD DECADES HELPING TO BUILD COMMUNITIES ONE STORY AT A TIME.

COMMUNITIES ONE STORY AT A TIME.

GO FOR A WALK AMONG COMPELLING GO FOR A WALK AMONG COMPELLING FIGURES CREATED BY A SCULPTOR.

FIGURES CREATED BY A SCULPTOR.

AND LOOK AHEAD TO VOICES ACROSS AND LOOK AHEAD TO VOICES ACROSS BOARERS.

BOARERS.

BUT FIRST, TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

BUT FIRST, TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

>> LAND ILLEGAL FILED SUIT >> LAND ILLEGAL FILED SUIT AGAINST ARIZONA TODAY AGAINST ARIZONA TODAY CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

THE NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS THE NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS ORGANIZATION CLAIMS THE BAN IS A ORGANIZATION CLAIMS THE BAN IS AVIOLATION OF THE EQUAL VIOLATION OF THE EQUAL PROTECTION AND DUE PLO SESZ PROTECTION AND DUE PLO SESZ CLAUSES IN THE CONSTITUTION.

CLAUSES IN THE CONSTITUTION.

THIS IS THE SECOND FILED THIS THIS IS THE SECOND FILED THIS YEAR CHALLENGING ARIZONA'S BAN YEAR CHALLENGING ARIZONA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGES.

ON SAME SEX MARRIAGES.

THE STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THE STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES TO DROP.

CONTINUES TO DROP.

A REPORT RELEASED TODAY SHOWS A REPORT RELEASED TODAY SHOWS ARIZONA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WENT ARIZONA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WENTDOWN 0.

1 OF A PERCENT IN JANUARY DOWN 0.

1 OF A PERCENT IN JANUARYTO 7.

5% PL WHILE THE SEASONALLY TO 7.

5% PL WHILE THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT RATE ADJUSTED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT RATEWENT DOWN, THE MONTH TO MONTH WENT DOWN, THE MONTH TO MONTH NUMBERS SHOW THE IN UM BER OF NUMBERS SHOW THE IN UM BER OF AVAILABLE JOBS IN ARIZONA ALSO AVAILABLE JOBS IN ARIZONA ALSO SHRANK BY ABOUT 42,000 FROM SHRANK BY ABOUT 42,000 FROM DECEMBER TO JANUARY.

DECEMBER TO JANUARY.

STATE ECONOMISTS TOLD ARIZONA STATE ECONOMISTS TOLD ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA, WHILE THAT MAY PUBLIC MEDIA, WHILE THAT MAY SEEM CONTRADICTORY, IT MEANS SEEM CONTRADICTORY, IT MEANS ARIZONA CONTINUES TO SEE A DROP ARIZONA CONTINUES TO SEE A DROP IN THE LABOR FORCE AND THAT IN THE LABOR FORCE AND THAT AFFECTS HOW THE PERCENTAGE WORKS AFFECTS HOW THE PERCENTAGE WORKSOUT.

OUT.

SHE ALSO SAID THE LOSS OF JOBS SHE ALSO SAID THE LOSS OF JOBS IS TYPICAL THIS TIME OF YEAR DUE IS TYPICAL THIS TIME OF YEAR DUETO THE END OF THE HOLIDAY TO THE END OF THE HOLIDAY SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT.

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT.

OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS, ARIZONA OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS, ARIZONAHAS GAINED MORE THAN 55,000 JOBS HAS GAINED MORE THAN 55,000 JOBSIN ALL SECTORS.

IN ALL SECTORS.

STUDENTS WILL SEE THEIR TUITION STUDENTS WILL SEE THEIR TUITION BILL INCREASE 8% AS THE SCHOOL BILL INCREASE 8% AS THE SCHOOL LOOKS FOR WAYS TO FILL REVENUE LOOKS FOR WAYS TO FILL REVENUE GAPS FOLLOWED A DROP IN STATE GAPS FOLLOWED A DROP IN STATE FUNDING.

FUNDING.

A $5 PER HOUR INCREASE WAS A $5 PER HOUR INCREASE WAS APPROVED ON LATE WEDNESDAY APPROVED ON LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

NIGHT.

>> THE SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL >> THE SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL PROMOTES GLASS AS A VISUAL ARTS PROMOTES GLASS AS A VISUAL ARTS MEDIUM.

MEDIUM.

IT PROVIDES GLACLASSES AND A IT PROVIDES GLACLASSES AND A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS A TO THE LEARN AND STUDENTS A TO THE LEARN AND SHARE KNOWLEDGE.

SHARE KNOWLEDGE.

>> WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR >> WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR PROBABLY CLOSE TO TEN YEARS NOW PROBABLY CLOSE TO TEN YEARS NOW BLOWING GLASS.

BLOWING GLASS.

AND WE COLLABORATE A LOT AND AND WE COLLABORATE A LOT AND WORK AS A TEAM.

WORK AS A TEAM.

EXPLORE OUR OWN IDEA WITH GLASS EXPLORE OUR OWN IDEA WITH GLASS AND HELPING ONE ANOTHER GET TO AND HELPING ONE ANOTHER GET TO THEIR GOALS.

THEIR GOALS.

AND IT'S NICE BECAUSE WE GET TO AND IT'S NICE BECAUSE WE GET TO HAVE TWO DIFFERENT OUTLOOKS OF HAVE TWO DIFFERENT OUTLOOKS OF THE SAME PROCESS.

THE SAME PROCESS.

I CAN ONLY COME UP WITH SO MANY I CAN ONLY COME UP WITH SO MANY IDEAS ON MIR OWN, TO BE ABLE TO IDEAS ON MIR OWN, TO BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH ANOTHER COLLABORATE WITH ANOTHER TALENTED ARTISTS MAKES IT THAT TALENTED ARTISTS MAKES IT THAT MUCH MORE FUN AND THAT MANY MORE MUCH MORE FUN AND THAT MANY MOREPOSSIBILITIES.

POSSIBILITIES.

>> THE GLASS DEPENDING ON THE >> THE GLASS DEPENDING ON THE TEMPERATURE IS GOING TO BE TEMPERATURE IS GOING TO BE WORKING AT A DIFFERENT RATE.

WORKING AT A DIFFERENT RATE.

YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE FLUIDITY YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE FLUIDITY GOING ON AT THE END OF YOUR GOING ON AT THE END OF YOUR PIPE.

PIPE.

SO YOUR ROTATION IS THE ONLY SO YOUR ROTATION IS THE ONLY THING KEEPING THAT FROM GOING THING KEEPING THAT FROM GOING HAYWIRE AT ANYTIME.

HAYWIRE AT ANYTIME.

THE EARTH MOVES AROUND, SO DO THE EARTH MOVES AROUND, SO DO WE.

WE.

>> GLASS BLOWING PROVIDES TONS >> GLASS BLOWING PROVIDES TONS OF COORDINATION AND TIMING.

OF COORDINATION AND TIMING.

IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DO BY IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DO BY YOURSELF.

YOURSELF.

FEND DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF FEND DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE PIECES, WE MIGHT NEED MORE THE PIECES, WE MIGHT NEED MORE HELP.

HELP.

WE MIGHT HAVE THREE OR FOUR WE MIGHT HAVE THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE HELPING IF WE ARE DOING PEOPLE HELPING IF WE ARE DOING LARGE VESSELS OR COMPLICATED LARGE VESSELS OR COMPLICATED COLOR TECHNIQUES.

COLOR TECHNIQUES.

AND THE WHOLE TIME WE'RE WORKING AND THE WHOLE TIME WE'RE WORKINGON IT, YOU'RE ENGAGED.

ON IT, YOU'RE ENGAGED.

YOU CAN'T TAKE A BREAK.

YOU CAN'T TAKE A BREAK.

YOU'RE OPENING THE LIP A LITTLE YOU'RE OPENING THE LIP A LITTLE WIDER AS I'M KEEPING THE LIP WIDER AS I'M KEEPING THE LIP FLAT.

FLAT.

YOU CAN COME OFF.

YOU CAN COME OFF.

SET THAT TOOL DOWN.

SET THAT TOOL DOWN.

BE AWARE THOSE BLADES ARE BE AWARE THOSE BLADES ARE SMOKING HOT NOW.

SMOKING HOT NOW.

WE'RE GOING TO JUST TOUCH THE WE'RE GOING TO JUST TOUCH THE SIDES NICE AND EASY.

SIDES NICE AND EASY.

AND I'M GOING TO BLOW.

AND I'M GOING TO BLOW.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MIDDLE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL KIDS IN SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL KIDS IN HERE.

HERE.

THAT'S ALWAYS FUN AND THAT'S ALWAYS FUN AND CHALLENGING AT THE SAME TIME.

CHALLENGING AT THE SAME TIME.

TRYING TO KEEP A BUNCH OF TRYING TO KEEP A BUNCH OF CHILDREN SAFE IN SUCH A WILD CHILDREN SAFE IN SUCH A WILD ENVIRONMENT WITH THE FIRE AND ENVIRONMENT WITH THE FIRE AND GLASS AND ALL THE DANGERS.

GLASS AND ALL THE DANGERS.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT KEEPS BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT KEEPSEVERYBODY'S ATTENTION.

EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION.

THE JACKS, OFF THE ROTATION.

THE JACKS, OFF THE ROTATION.

TURNING, KEEP TURNING.

TURNING, KEEP TURNING.

>> THIS IS MY FIRST TIME MAKING >> THIS IS MY FIRST TIME MAKING A CUP.

A CUP.

BUT IN THE HOT SHOP IT'S NOT MY BUT IN THE HOT SHOP IT'S NOT MY FIRST TIME.

FIRST TIME.

I'VE MADE ONE PAPER WEIGHT AND I'VE MADE ONE PAPER WEIGHT AND TWO ORNAMENTS.

TWO ORNAMENTS.

AND THAT REQUIRES BLOWING, THE AND THAT REQUIRES BLOWING, THE PAPERWEIGHT.

PAPERWEIGHT.

BUT THE CUP, IT WAS A LOT MORE BUT THE CUP, IT WAS A LOT MORE DIFFICULT.

DIFFICULT.

IT WAS A LOT HEAVY AND YOU HAVE IT WAS A LOT HEAVY AND YOU HAVE TO DO MORE.

TO DO MORE.

HE'S HELPFUL.

HE'S HELPFUL.

HE SEES IF I'M NOT DOING IT HE SEES IF I'M NOT DOING IT RIGHT, HE WILL TEACH ME HOW TO RIGHT, HE WILL TEACH ME HOW TO DO IT.

DO IT.

>> WE COME TWICE A WEEK WITH >> WE COME TWICE A WEEK WITH SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS.

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS.

AND THE EIGHTH GRADERS ARE AND THE EIGHTH GRADERS ARE MAKING RIGHT NOW A GLASS MOSAIC MAKING RIGHT NOW A GLASS MOSAIC OF THE SCHOOL LOGO.

OF THE SCHOOL LOGO.

WHICH WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO WHICH WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A LARGER DESIGN WITH OUR NAME A LARGER DESIGN WITH OUR NAME AND SOME MEDAL WORK WITH A SIGN AND SOME MEDAL WORK WITH A SIGN TO GO OUTSIDE OUR SCHOOL.

TO GO OUTSIDE OUR SCHOOL.

>> THE GLASS SCHOOL IS ALWAYS >> THE GLASS SCHOOL IS ALWAYS GOOD ABOUT GIVING THEM A GOOD ABOUT GIVING THEM A FOUNDATION OF JUST THE BASICS OF FOUNDATION OF JUST THE BASICS OFWHAT IS GLASS, HOW IS IT MADE, WHAT IS GLASS, HOW IS IT MADE, WHERE DID IT COME FROM? WHERE DID IT COME FROM? WE START WITH A SCIENCE-BASED WE START WITH A SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH.

APPROACH.

GIVE THEM A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE GIVE THEM A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT AND THEN KIND OF BUILD ABOUT IT AND THEN KIND OF BUILD ON IT.

THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING ON IT.

THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING FROM MOSAICS TO HOT SHOP WORK.

FROM MOSAICS TO HOT SHOP WORK.

AND IT KIND OF GIVES THEM AN AND IT KIND OF GIVES THEM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CREATING STUFF TOGETHER AS A CREATING STUFF TOGETHER AS A TEAM.

TEAM.

THESE GUYS ARE WORKING TOGETHER THESE GUYS ARE WORKING TOGETHER MAKING SOMETHING.

MAKING SOMETHING.

THEY CAME UP WITH THIS PLAN THEY CAME UP WITH THIS PLAN TOGETHER AND THEY'RE SEEING IT TOGETHER AND THEY'RE SEEING IT THROUGH.

THROUGH.

AND A LOT OF IT IS REALLY JUST A AND A LOT OF IT IS REALLY JUST AWAY TO DO SOMETHING REALLY FUN WAY TO DO SOMETHING REALLY FUN AND WHETHER THEY EVEN REALIZE IT AND WHETHER THEY EVEN REALIZE ITOR NOT, BUILD A SKILL SET INTO OR NOT, BUILD A SKILL SET INTO THEM.

THEM.

THE COLLABORATION THAT'S THE COLLABORATION THAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE JUST DOING IT NATURALLY.

JUST DOING IT NATURALLY.

WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO DO MUCH WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO DO MUCH ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE FUN OF THE ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE FUN OF THEMEDIUM JUST KIND OF BRINGS THAT MEDIUM JUST KIND OF BRINGS THAT OUT OF THEM, YOU KNOW? OUT OF THEM, YOU KNOW? THEY WANT TO DO IT.

THEY WANT TO DO IT.

>> THEY GET TO PLAY WITH ALL THE >> THEY GET TO PLAY WITH ALL THESTUFF THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO AT STUFF THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO ATHOME.

HOME.

THEY GET TO PLAY WITH FIRE AND THEY GET TO PLAY WITH FIRE AND GLASS AND TORCHES AND ALL THESE GLASS AND TORCHES AND ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY INTRIGUING TO ANY YOUNG CHILD.

INTRIGUING TO ANY YOUNG CHILD.

THE OPEN-ENDED CREATIVITY IS THE OPEN-ENDED CREATIVITY IS WHAT WILL GET THEM THERE.

WHAT WILL GET THEM THERE.

TO EXPLORE ANY IDEA THAT THEY TO EXPLORE ANY IDEA THAT THEY THINK OF, THERE'S NO RULES.

THINK OF, THERE'S NO RULES.

A LOT OF CHILDREN THAT COME IN A LOT OF CHILDREN THAT COME IN HERE, THE GLASS IS ONE OF THE HERE, THE GLASS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT KIND OF OPENS THEM THINGS THAT KIND OF OPENS THEM UP INITIALLY.

UP INITIALLY.

BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BE QUIET OR BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BE QUIET OR WITHDRAWN FROM ARTS.

WITHDRAWN FROM ARTS.

AND THEY MIGHT THINK THAT, OH, AND THEY MIGHT THINK THAT, OH, THERE IS WITH AN ARTIST PAINTING THERE IS WITH AN ARTIST PAINTINGAND DRAW, WHICH IS WHAT THEY'RE AND DRAW, WHICH IS WHAT THEY'RE EXPOSED TO AT SCHOOL.

EXPOSED TO AT SCHOOL.

HERE THEY GET TO SEE A WHOLE NEW HERE THEY GET TO SEE A WHOLE NEWREALM OF KOREA ITTIVE PROCESS REALM OF KOREA ITTIVE PROCESS THAT THEY'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

THAT THEY'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

>> SPONTANEOUSLY SHARING A >> SPONTANEOUSLY SHARING A PERSONAL REAL-LIFE STORY MAY PERSONAL REAL-LIFE STORY MAY SOUND LIKE SOME OF YOU A SOUND LIKE SOME OF YOU A TERRIFYING WAY TO SPEND THE TERRIFYING WAY TO SPEND THE EVENING.

EVENING.

BUT MY NEXT GUEST IS PART OF A BUT MY NEXT GUEST IS PART OF A GROUP INVITING THEIR FRIENDS AND GROUP INVITING THEIR FRIENDS ANDNEIGHBORS IN TUCSON TO DO JUST NEIGHBORS IN TUCSON TO DO JUST THAT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS.

THAT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS.

PENELOPE STAR IS PART OF PENELOPE STAR IS PART OF ODYSSEY'S STORY TELLING.

ODYSSEY'S STORY TELLING.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME.

>> THANK FOR INVITING ME.

>> THANK FOR INVITING ME.

>> HOW DID ODYSSEY ORIGINATE.

>> HOW DID ODYSSEY ORIGINATE.

>> I WENT TO A PERFORMANCE OF A >> I WENT TO A PERFORMANCE OF A STORY TELLING GROUP IN SAN STORY TELLING GROUP IN SAN FRANCISCO.

FRANCISCO.

I JUST LOVED IT SO MUCH.

I JUST LOVED IT SO MUCH.

WHEN I CAME BACK TO TUCSON, I WHEN I CAME BACK TO TUCSON, I DECIDED THAT TUCSON REALLY WOULD DECIDED THAT TUCSON REALLY WOULDAPPRECIATE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

APPRECIATE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

SO I STARTED ONE HERE.

SO I STARTED ONE HERE.

>> WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE FORMAT >> WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE FORMAT THAT APPEALED TO YOU? THAT APPEALED TO YOU? >> I THINK IT WAS A TWO-WAY >> I THINK IT WAS A TWO-WAY STREET.

STREET.

THE STORYTELLERS AND THE ADD THE STORYTELLERS AND THE ADD YENTS BOTH GOT BENEFITS.

YENTS BOTH GOT BENEFITS.

THE STORYTELLER GOT TO BE HEARD THE STORYTELLER GOT TO BE HEARD BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND VERY BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND THE MUCH APPRECIATED AND THE AUDIENCE GOT TO HEAR ABOUT A AUDIENCE GOT TO HEAR ABOUT A LIFE OR A LIFESTYLE THAT THEY LIFE OR A LIFESTYLE THAT THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD EXPOSURE TO MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD EXPOSURE TO IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.

IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.

ONCE AUDIENCE MEMBER STARTED ONCE AUDIENCE MEMBER STARTED TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND SHARING STORIES FROM THEIR LIVES SHARING STORIES FROM THEIR LIVESTHAT WERE SPURRED ON BY WHAT THAT WERE SPURRED ON BY WHAT THEY HAD HEARD.

THEY HAD HEARD.

>> AUDIENCE MEMBERS BECOME >> AUDIENCE MEMBERS BECOME STORYTELLERS? STORYTELLERS? >> WE HOPE.

>> WE HOPE.

A LOT OF TIMES STORYTELLERS A LOT OF TIMES STORYTELLERS CONTACT US BECAUSE WE HEARD CONTACT US BECAUSE WE HEARD ABOUT IT.

ABOUT IT.

WE HAVE A WEBSITE AND WE PUT THE WE HAVE A WEBSITE AND WE PUT THETHEMES ON THE WEBSITE AND THE THEMES ON THE WEBSITE AND THE THEME MIGHT APPEAL TO SOMEONE THEME MIGHT APPEAL TO SOMEONE AND THEY MIGHT SAY I HAVE A AND THEY MIGHT SAY I HAVE A GREAT STORY FOR THAT.

GREAT STORY FOR THAT.

SOMETIMES WE ASK PEOPLE THAT WE SOMETIMES WE ASK PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW MIGHT HAVE GOOD STORIES IN KNOW MIGHT HAVE GOOD STORIES IN A FIELD THAT MIGHT WORK OUT.

A FIELD THAT MIGHT WORK OUT.

PUSH OUR FRIENDS INTO IT.

PUSH OUR FRIENDS INTO IT.

>> I WONDER ABOUT THE THEMES >> I WONDER ABOUT THE THEMES ALSO.

ALSO.

HOW ARE THEY CHOSEN? HOW ARE THEY CHOSEN? WHAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND GATHERING WHAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND GATHERINGSTORIES THAT REVOLVE AROUND A STORIES THAT REVOLVE AROUND A CERTAIN THEME? CERTAIN THEME? >> WELL, THE IDEA IS TO MAKE >> WELL, THE IDEA IS TO MAKE THEMES THAT ARE EXTREMELY BROAD THEMES THAT ARE EXTREMELY BROAD SO THAT THEY CAN BE INTERPRETED SO THAT THEY CAN BE INTERPRETED IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

AND THAT'S WHAT MAYBES A REALLY AND THAT'S WHAT MAYBES A REALLY GOOD AND INTERESTING NIGHT OF GOOD AND INTERESTING NIGHT OF STORY TELLING.

STORY TELLING.

SO WE HAVE A CREW, A VOLUNTEER SO WE HAVE A CREW, A VOLUNTEER CREW THAT WE A ALL GET TOGETHER CREW THAT WE A ALL GET TOGETHER EAT THE END OF THE YEAR AND PICK EAT THE END OF THE YEAR AND PICKTHE THEMES FOR THE FOLLOWING THE THEMES FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

YEAR.

WE COME WITH OUR IDEAS AND WE WE COME WITH OUR IDEAS AND WE FIGHT THEM OUT AND THE BEST ONES FIGHT THEM OUT AND THE BEST ONESEND UP ON THE SCHEDULE.

END UP ON THE SCHEDULE.

>> SHANNON,s PRODUCER OF ODYSSEY >> SHANNON,s PRODUCER OF ODYSSEYSTORY TELLING EVENTS, TELL ME STORY TELLING EVENTS, TELL ME SOME OTHER ADVICE YOU WOULD TO SOME OTHER ADVICE YOU WOULD TO GIVE PROSPECTIVE STORYTELLERS? GIVE PROSPECTIVE STORYTELLERS? >> I THINK THERE ARE THREE OTHER >> I THINK THERE ARE THREE OTHERPRODUCERS RIGHT NOW.

PRODUCERS RIGHT NOW.

AND WE USUALLY TELL STORYTELLERS AND WE USUALLY TELL STORYTELLERSTHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE NERVOUS.

THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE NERVOUS.

THAT'S VERY NORMAL BUT TO TRY TO THAT'S VERY NORMAL BUT TO TRY TOCHANNEL THAT NERVOUSNESS INTO CHANNEL THAT NERVOUSNESS INTO EXCITEMENT AND TO THINK ABOUT EXCITEMENT AND TO THINK ABOUT THE BODY HAVING SIMILAR THE BODY HAVING SIMILAR PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO EXCITEMENT AS IT WOULD EXCITEMENT AS IT WOULD NERVOUSNESS.

NERVOUSNESS.

SO JUST THINK OF IT AS YOU'RE SO JUST THINK OF IT AS YOU'RE EXCITED INSTEAD OF BEING EXCITED INSTEAD OF BEING NERVOUS.

NERVOUS.

WE ALSO TELL PEOPLE NOT TO WE ALSO TELL PEOPLE NOT TO MEMORIZE THEIR STORY.

MEMORIZE THEIR STORY.

IF YOU'RE TELLING A TRUE STORY IF YOU'RE TELLING A TRUE STORY ABOUT YOUR LIFE WITHOUT NOTE, ABOUT YOUR LIFE WITHOUT NOTE, THAT STORY IS GOING TO CHANGE THAT STORY IS GOING TO CHANGE EACH TIME IT'S TOLD.

EACH TIME IT'S TOLD.

AND TO JUST EXPECT THAT THAT'S AND TO JUST EXPECT THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN ON STAGE, TOO.

GOING TO HAPPEN ON STAGE, TOO.

SO THE STORY YOU TELL AT SO THE STORY YOU TELL AT REHEARSAL MAY BE SLIGHTLY REHEARSAL MAY BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AND LIKELY WILL BE THE DIFFERENT AND LIKELY WILL BE THENIGHT OF THE SHOW.

NIGHT OF THE SHOW.

AND THAT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL AND AND THAT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL AND OKAY AND NATURAL.

OKAY AND NATURAL.

WE ALSO TELL STORYTELLERS TO WE ALSO TELL STORYTELLERS TO INVITE THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR INVITE THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR FAMILY.

FAMILY.

THIS IS ONE WAY THAT WE BUILD THIS IS ONE WAY THAT WE BUILD AUDIENCE MEMBERS.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS.

A LOT OF TIMES AS PENELOPE SAID, A LOT OF TIMES AS PENELOPE SAID,WE GET FOLKS FROM THE COMMUNITY WE GET FOLKS FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT WE MIGHT NOT REACH IN OUR THAT WE MIGHT NOT REACH IN OUR NORMAL AUDIENCE BASE.

NORMAL AUDIENCE BASE.

AND SO WE SAY BRING THEM IN, AND SO WE SAY BRING THEM IN, BRING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

BRING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

BRING YOUR COLLECTION OF PEOPLE BRING YOUR COLLECTION OF PEOPLE WITH YOU AND USUALLY THAT IS WITH YOU AND USUALLY THAT IS WHEN WE START TO ATTRACT A NEWER WHEN WE START TO ATTRACT A NEWERAUDIENCE.

AUDIENCE.

AND ALSO POTENTIALLY GET THOSE AND ALSO POTENTIALLY GET THOSE FOLKS TO TELL STORIES LATER ON.

FOLKS TO TELL STORIES LATER ON.

>> HOW DID THIS BECOME A PART OF >> HOW DID THIS BECOME A PART OFYOUR LIFE? YOUR LIFE? >> I MOVED HERE IN 2011.

>> I MOVED HERE IN 2011.

I WAS A PRODUCER IN BOSTON AND I WAS A PRODUCER IN BOSTON AND WE CAME TO TUCSON THINKING MAYBE WE CAME TO TUCSON THINKING MAYBEWE'LL START A STORY TELLING WE'LL START A STORY TELLING EVENT IN TUCSON.

EVENT IN TUCSON.

AND THEN WITHIN A WEEK, WE FOUND AND THEN WITHIN A WEEK, WE FOUNDOUT ABOUT ODYSSEY STORY TELLING.

OUT ABOUT ODYSSEY STORY TELLING.

AND I THINK THE SHOW WAS THE AND I THINK THE SHOW WAS THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

FOLLOWING WEEK.

WE JUST SHOWED UP AND THERE WAS WE JUST SHOWED UP AND THERE WAS PENELOPE AT THE DOOR GREETING PENELOPE AT THE DOOR GREETING US.

US.

SHE SAID THIS IS SO GREAT IT'S SHE SAID THIS IS SO GREAT IT'S HAPPEN, WE WANT TO BE INVOLVED.

HAPPEN, WE WANT TO BE INVOLVED.

SHE SAID THIS IS GREAT, I'M SHE SAID THIS IS GREAT, I'M RETIRING AS THE FOUNDER.

RETIRING AS THE FOUNDER.

SO WE WERE IMMEDIATELY INSERTED SO WE WERE IMMEDIATELY INSERTED INTO THE PROGRAM.

INTO THE PROGRAM.

>> PENELOPE, HO UH ARE THESE >> PENELOPE, HO UH ARE THESE RETIREMENT PLANS COMING ALONG? RETIREMENT PLANS COMING ALONG? >> I REALLY AM RETIRED.

>> I REALLY AM RETIRED.

BUT I'M A VOLUNTEER NOW.

BUT I'M A VOLUNTEER NOW.

I'M NOT THE ONE THAT'S I'M NOT THE ONE THAT'S RESPONSIBLE.

RESPONSIBLE.

I SHOW UP AND HELP OUT.

I SHOW UP AND HELP OUT.

SO I AM RETIRED.

SO I AM RETIRED.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM >> I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM BOTH OF YOU ABOUT YOUR EARLIEST BOTH OF YOU ABOUT YOUR EARLIEST STORY TELLING MEMORY WHEN YOU STORY TELLING MEMORY WHEN YOU FIRST TRIED IT.

FIRST TRIED IT.

WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU? WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU? >> I THINK FOR ME, YOU KNOW, >> I THINK FOR ME, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE HAS A STORY.

EVERYONE HAS A STORY.

EVERY PERSON THAT YOU MEET HAS EVERY PERSON THAT YOU MEET HAS SOME STORY ABOUT SO MANY SOME STORY ABOUT SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS.

DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND TO GIVE PEOPLE THIS SPACE AND TO GIVE PEOPLE THIS SPACE AND THIS VENUE TO TELL THAT AND THIS VENUE TO TELL THAT STORY, CAN BE DEEPLY POWERFUL.

STORY, CAN BE DEEPLY POWERFUL.

PERSONALLY FOR MYSELF, WHEN I'VE PERSONALLY FOR MYSELF, WHEN I'VETOLD A STORY, IT'S USUALLY TOLD A STORY, IT'S USUALLY PRETTY INTIMATE TO DO SO, AND PRETTY INTIMATE TO DO SO, AND YET IT'S AN AUDIENCE OF ROUGHLY YET IT'S AN AUDIENCE OF ROUGHLY 100 PEOPLE EACH TIME.

100 PEOPLE EACH TIME.

BUT THANKFULLY, WE HAVE THIS BUT THANKFULLY, WE HAVE THIS REALLY GREAT LOVING, SUPPORTIVE REALLY GREAT LOVING, SUPPORTIVE AUDIENCE.

AUDIENCE.

AND THEY'RE REALLY COMPASSIONATE AND THEY'RE REALLY COMPASSIONATEAND KIND AND HELP THE AND KIND AND HELP THE STORYTELLER FEEL WELCOME AND STORYTELLER FEEL WELCOME AND SAFE.

SAFE.

AND SO I THINK IT TEND TO BE AN AND SO I THINK IT TEND TO BE AN EXPERIENCE THAT'S REALLY EXPERIENCE THAT'S REALLY POSITIVE.

POSITIVE.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STORYTELLER I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STORYTELLER WALK ABY AND THINK OH, I WISH I WALK ABY AND THINK OH, I WISH I DIDN'T DO THAT.

DIDN'T DO THAT.

INSTEAD MOST PEOPLE ARE REALLY INSTEAD MOST PEOPLE ARE REALLY FEELING AFFIRMED AND FEEL LIKE FEELING AFFIRMED AND FEEL LIKE THEY WERE HEARD.

THEY WERE HEARD.

AND I THINK THERE'S A CRAVING AND I THINK THERE'S A CRAVING FOR THAT IN OUR SOCIETY, JUST TO FOR THAT IN OUR SOCIETY, JUST TOHAVE YOUR STORY BE TOLD AND FOR HAVE YOUR STORY BE TOLD AND FOR OTHERS TO SEE YOU AND TO KNOW OTHERS TO SEE YOU AND TO KNOW YOU A LITTLE DEEPER.

YOU A LITTLE DEEPER.

>> WHAT ABOUT YOUR MEMORY OF >> WHAT ABOUT YOUR MEMORY OF FIRST STAND ON A STAGE IN FRONT FIRST STAND ON A STAGE IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE AND SHARING YOUR OF OTHER PEOPLE AND SHARING YOURSTORY.

STORY.

>> MY FIRST MEMORY WAS I WANTED >> MY FIRST MEMORY WAS I WANTED TO GET OFF THE STAGE AS QUICKLY TO GET OFF THE STAGE AS QUICKLY AS I POSSIBLY COULD.

AS I POSSIBLY COULD.

BUT I HAVE ALWAYS SEEN THIS BUT I HAVE ALWAYS SEEN THIS EVENT AS A WAY FOR ME TO EVENT AS A WAY FOR ME TO FACILITATE OTHER STORIES, NOT AS FACILITATE OTHER STORIES, NOT ASA PLACE THAT I TELL MY OWN A PLACE THAT I TELL MY OWN STORY.

STORY.

BUT IF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING BUT IF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE SHOW FOR THE LAST TEN TO THE SHOW FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS, AND I WAS THE HOST, YEARS, AND I WAS THE HOST, PRETTY MUCH ALONE FOR THE FIRST PRETTY MUCH ALONE FOR THE FIRST SEVEN OR SO, THEY WILL HAVE SEVEN OR SO, THEY WILL HAVE HEARD LITTLE SNIP ETS FROM MY HEARD LITTLE SNIP ETS FROM MY LIFE AND THEY COULD WRITE MY LIFE AND THEY COULD WRITE MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM THAT.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM THAT.

>> HERE'S YOUR TENTH >> HERE'S YOUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY.

ANNIVERSARY.

YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE EVENTS YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE EVENTS MONTHLY.

MONTHLY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS, THIS WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS, THISMILESTONE FOR YOU? MILESTONE FOR YOU? >> I THINK IT'S THE BEGINNING OF >> I THINK IT'S THE BEGINNING OFTHE NEXT TEN YEARS OF STORY THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF STORY TELLING IN TUCSON.

TELLING IN TUCSON.

>> AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR >> AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF ODYSSEY? THE FUTURE OF ODYSSEY? >> I THINK — I WOULD REALLY >> I THINK — I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE OUR AUDIENCE BASE LIKE TO SEE OUR AUDIENCE BASE GROW.

GROW.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE IN FLUX RIGHT NOW, WE'RE IN FLUX STUDIOS, WHICH IS A SPACE THAT STUDIOS, WHICH IS A SPACE THAT HOLDS ROUGHLY 100.

HOLDS ROUGHLY 100.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SHOWS THAT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SHOWS THAT HAVE SOLD OUT THIS YEAR, WHICH HAVE SOLD OUT THIS YEAR, WHICH HAS BEEN REALLY EXCITING FOR US, HAS BEEN REALLY EXCITING FOR US,THOUGH WE HATE TO TURN PEOPLE THOUGH WE HATE TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY.

AWAY.

SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE IT SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE IT GROW AND GET BIGGER.

GROW AND GET BIGGER.

AND ALSO WE'VE HAD SOME YOUNGER AND ALSO WE'VE HAD SOME YOUNGER STORYTELLERS EMERGE.

STORYTELLERS EMERGE.

WE'VE HAD A FEW YOUTH ON THE WE'VE HAD A FEW YOUTH ON THE STAGE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE STAGE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THAT AS WELL AS MORE OF THAT AS WELL AS BRANCHING OUT TO DIFFERENT BRANCHING OUT TO DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY WE MAY SEGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY WE MAYNOT NORMALLY ENCOUNTER.

NOT NORMALLY ENCOUNTER.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DMUNTY I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DMUNTY ITSELF GET MORE DIVERSE.

ITSELF GET MORE DIVERSE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR PLANS.

SHARING YOUR PLANS.

WE HAVE SOME SAMPLES OF ODYSSEY WE HAVE SOME SAMPLES OF ODYSSEY STORY TELLING ON OUR WEBSITE AT STORY TELLING ON OUR WEBSITE AT NEWS.

AZPM.

ORG WHERE YOU CAN SEE NEWS.

AZPM.

ORG WHERE YOU CAN SEE ODYSSEY IN ACTION.

ODYSSEY IN ACTION.

THANK YOU BOTH.

THANK YOU BOTH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I'M JUDY WOODRUFF MILES OBRIE >> I'M JUDY WOODRUFF MILES OBRIEREPORTS ON THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR REPORTS ON THE FUTURE OF NUCLEARPOWER IN JAPAN, THREE YEARS POWER IN JAPAN, THREE YEARS AFTER A MASSIVE MELTDOWN.

AFTER A MASSIVE MELTDOWN.

THAT'S THURSDAY ON THE PBS NEWS THAT'S THURSDAY ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR.

HOUR.

>> FOR YEAR, THE U.

S.

>> FOR YEAR, THE U.

S.

SHIPBUILDING BUSINESS WAS IN SHIPBUILDING BUSINESS WAS IN DECLINE.

DECLINE.

THEN CAME THE OIL BOOM.

THEN CAME THE OIL BOOM.

>> ALL THIS OIL IS COMING OUT OF >> ALL THIS OIL IS COMING OUT OFTHE GULF COAWE'RE GOING TO NEED THE GULF COAWE'RE GOING TO NEED MOVE THAT OIL AROUND THE UNITED MOVE THAT OIL AROUND THE UNITED STATES REFINERS.

STATES REFINERS.

THAT WAS A MARKET NO ONE REALLY THAT WAS A MARKET NO ONE REALLY SAW TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO.

SAW TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO.

>> BUILDING SHIPS TO CARRY OIL >> BUILDING SHIPS TO CARRY OIL BY SEA, AN OLD INDUSTRY GETS A BY SEA, AN OLD INDUSTRY GETS A NEW LIFE.

NEW LIFE.

>> A PROLIFIC TUCSON ARTIST >> A PROLIFIC TUCSON ARTIST WHOSE MEDIUM IS PAPER MA SHEA.

WHOSE MEDIUM IS PAPER MA SHEA.

HE WRAPS WIRE SKELETONS WITH HE WRAPS WIRE SKELETONS WITH DISCARDED PAPER PRODUCTS TO DISCARDED PAPER PRODUCTS TO CREATE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE CREATE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION.

HUMAN CONDITION.

A LARGE COLLECTION IS A LARGE COLLECTION IS PERMANENTLY INSTALLED AT THE PERMANENTLY INSTALLED AT THE PROCESS MUSEUM.

PROCESS MUSEUM.

THAT'S WHERE WE WENT TO FIND OUT THAT'S WHERE WE WENT TO FIND OUTABOUT THIS ARTIST'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS ARTIST'S UNIQUE VISION.

VISION.

>> OF THESE INSTRUMENTS, THESE >> OF THESE INSTRUMENTS, THESE GLOVES ARE JUST NOT VERY GOOD.

GLOVES ARE JUST NOT VERY GOOD.

>> I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING ANY >> I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING ANY PAPER MACHE FOR MAYBE ALMOST A PAPER MACHE FOR MAYBE ALMOST A YEAR BECAUSE I GOT SO DEPRESSED YEAR BECAUSE I GOT SO DEPRESSED BECAUSE I COULDN'T MAKE ANYMORE.

BECAUSE I COULDN'T MAKE ANYMORE.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MORE ROOM IN I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MORE ROOM IN MY STUDIO TO MAKE ANY MORE WORK.

MY STUDIO TO MAKE ANY MORE WORK.

IN A WAY THAT WAS GOOD BECAUSE IN A WAY THAT WAS GOOD BECAUSE IT GAVE MY HANDS TIME TO REST.

IT GAVE MY HANDS TIME TO REST.

I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ARTHRITIS IN MY FINGERS.

ARTHRITIS IN MY FINGERS.

I HAD BEEN WORKING WITH PRESSING I HAD BEEN WORKING WITH PRESSINGAND MANIPULATING THE MATERIAL AND MANIPULATING THE MATERIAL FOR SUCH A LONG TIME, MY FINGERS FOR SUCH A LONG TIME, MY FINGERSWOULDN'T WORK REALLY WELL.

WOULDN'T WORK REALLY WELL.

>> PICASSO SAID IF YOU WANT TO >> PICASSO SAID IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DOVE, THE FIRST THING YOU MAKE A DOVE, THE FIRST THING YOUDO IS WRING ITS NECK.

DO IS WRING ITS NECK.

>> MY NAME IS MICHAEL CAJERO.

>> MY NAME IS MICHAEL CAJERO.

I WAS BORN IN TUCSON IN 1947 AT I WAS BORN IN TUCSON IN 1947 AT ST.

MARY'S HOSPITAL.

ST.

MARY'S HOSPITAL.

I LEARNED HOW TO DRAW LOOKING AT I LEARNED HOW TO DRAW LOOKING ATCOMIC BOOKS.

COMIC BOOKS.

AND WORKING FROM AN ENINSTRUCTOR AND WORKING FROM AN ENINSTRUCTORON TV.

ON TV.

CHUCK WAGON.

CHUCK WAGON.

IT WAS IN THE OLD DAYS.

IT WAS IN THE OLD DAYS.

ś WHEN I MOVED MY COLLECTION HERE OF ALL THE WORK TO THIS OF ALL THE WORK TO THIS BUILDING, I LOADED UP, I DID ALL BUILDING, I LOADED UP, I DID ALLTHE CURE YATING, I DID ALL THE THE CURE YATING, I DID ALL THE INSTALLATIONS, AND I — THE INSTALLATIONS, AND I — THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAD BEEN FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAD BEENABLE TO WORK WITH SPACE THE WAY ABLE TO WORK WITH SPACE THE WAY I WANTED TO WORK WITH SPACE.

I WANTED TO WORK WITH SPACE.

I DRAW IN SPACE, THAT'S WHAT I I DRAW IN SPACE, THAT'S WHAT I DO.

DO.

EACH ROOM HAS A DIFFERENT EACH ROOM HAS A DIFFERENT INSTALL NATION.

INSTALL NATION.

DIFFERENT THEMES.

DIFFERENT THEMES.

AND THEN I HAVE SOME ON CURE AND THEN I HAVE SOME ON CURE ROOMS WHERE THE MEANING IS ROOMS WHERE THE MEANING IS INTENTIONALLY OBSCURE SO THAT INTENTIONALLY OBSCURE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR OWN PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR OWN MEANING TO THE ROOM.

MEANING TO THE ROOM.

WHAT COMES FIRST IS THE IMAGE WHAT COMES FIRST IS THE IMAGE AND THE FORM.

AND THE FORM.

I DON'T STAR WITH WORDS OR AN I DON'T STAR WITH WORDS OR AN IDEA PARTICULARLY.

IDEA PARTICULARLY.

I GET AN IMAGE.

I GET AN IMAGE.

THAT'S WHAT DIFFERENT FROM A LOT THAT'S WHAT DIFFERENT FROM A LOTOF ART NOW ADAYS.

OF ART NOW ADAYS.

A LOT OF ARTISTS COME OUT OF A LOT OF ARTISTS COME OUT OF CONCEPT.

CONCEPT.

AND THEN THE FORM COMES SECOND.

AND THEN THE FORM COMES SECOND.

BUT IN MY WORK, I WORK WITH THE BUT IN MY WORK, I WORK WITH THE FORM FIRST.

FORM FIRST.

I KEEP IT PARAMOUNT.

I KEEP IT PARAMOUNT.

PRETTY SIMPLE.

PRETTY SIMPLE.

IT'S VERY UNDERSTANDABLE AND IT'S VERY UNDERSTANDABLE AND READABLE.

READABLE.

BLACK IS A PROMINENT COLOR IN BLACK IS A PROMINENT COLOR IN THE WORKS.

THE WORKS.

AND THEY BECAME DARK AND AND THEY BECAME DARK AND BLACKISH.

BLACKISH.

I LIKE THE BLACK AS THEY STAND I LIKE THE BLACK AS THEY STAND OUT AGAINST THE BACKGROUND.

OUT AGAINST THE BACKGROUND.

THE KEY IS TO GET A SIMPLE IMAGE THE KEY IS TO GET A SIMPLE IMAGETHAT READS REALLY QUICKLY.

THAT READS REALLY QUICKLY.

AND THE BLACK DOES THAT.

AND THE BLACK DOES THAT.

YOU GET AN INSTANT, INSTANT YOU GET AN INSTANT, INSTANT READOUT OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING READOUT OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT.

AT.

>> I PREPARED THE SOLUTION HERE.

>> I PREPARED THE SOLUTION HERE.

THIS I HAVE TO DO BECAUSE THE THIS I HAVE TO DO BECAUSE THE SURFACE IS JUST TOO ROCKY.

SURFACE IS JUST TOO ROCKY.

>> IT'S NOT LIKE DRAWING.

>> IT'S NOT LIKE DRAWING.

I'VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WANTED I'VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WANTED TO DO THAT.

TO DO THAT.

I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH FLAT I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH FLAT SPACE.

SPACE.

I WANT REAL SPACE.

I WANT REAL SPACE.

>> I LAY THE STRIPS THROUGH >> I LAY THE STRIPS THROUGH HERE.

HERE.

>> WHEN THINGS HAPPEN IN THE >> WHEN THINGS HAPPEN IN THE WORLD, I RESPOND WITH THIS WORLD, I RESPOND WITH THIS BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF GESTATION, I START TO GET AN GESTATION, I START TO GET AN IDEA AND LIKE THE BLACK SITES OF IDEA AND LIKE THE BLACK SITES OFTHE VARIOUS WARS DURING STARTING THE VARIOUS WARS DURING STARTINGIN 2003, IRAQ AND AFGHAN TAN.

IN 2003, IRAQ AND AFGHAN TAN.

IT GOES WAY BACK.

IT GOES WAY BACK.

IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S BEEN — IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S BEEN — THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN INVOLVED INA SERIES OF WARS FOR A LONG, A SERIES OF WARS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

LONG TIME.

MY INTEREST IS TO SHED PATHOS MY INTEREST IS TO SHED PATHOS AND FEELING THROUGH THE WORK AND FEELING THROUGH THE WORK ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION AND ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION AND ABOUT LIVING IN THIS WORLD.

ABOUT LIVING IN THIS WORLD.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO, YOU THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO, YOU KNOW? KNOW? CAPTURE SOMETHING OF WHAT IT CAPTURE SOMETHING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE THROUGH THIS MEANS TO LIVE THROUGH THIS PERIOD.

>>> THE SIXTH ANNUAL TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS IS THIS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS IS THIS WEEKEND.

WEEKEND.

AS PART OF IT, THE USA OF AS PART OF IT, THE USA OF ARIZONA CONFLUENCE CENTER IS ARIZONA CONFLUENCE CENTER IS HOSTING A MULTILING YOU'LL HOSTING A MULTILING YOU'LL EVENT.

EVENT.

HERE'S MARK McLEMORE AND HIS HERE'S MARK McLEMORE AND HIS GUESTS TO TELL US MORE.

GUESTS TO TELL US MORE.

WE HAVE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WE HAVE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ORGANIZATION, JAVIER OF THE ORGANIZATION, JAVIER DURON.

DURON.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> AND FEATHER GRAY.

>> AND FEATHER GRAY.

HEATHER USED TO BE A INTERN AND HEATHER USED TO BE A INTERN AND EMPLOYEE.

EMPLOYEE.

SHE IS NOW — WHAT IS YOUR SHE IS NOW — WHAT IS YOUR TITLE? TITLE? >> THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT >> THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR AT THE CONFLUENCE COORDINATOR AT THE CONFLUENCE CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY.

>> HOW DOES YOUR JOB COME INTO >> HOW DOES YOUR JOB COME INTO PLAY? PLAY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? >> WE ARE PARTICIPATE FOR THE >> WE ARE PARTICIPATE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A NEW VENUE.

FIRST TIME IN A NEW VENUE.

AND SO AS I CAME TO THE AND SO AS I CAME TO THE CONFLUENCE CENTER, YOU KNOW, CONFLUENCE CENTER, YOU KNOW, PART OF MY INTERESTS AS AN PART OF MY INTERESTS AS AN ARTIST MYSELF AND AN ARTS ARTIST MYSELF AND AN ARTS ORGANIZER IS GETTING ARTS OUT ORGANIZER IS GETTING ARTS OUT INTO WHAT THE WIDER COMMUNITY.

INTO WHAT THE WIDER COMMUNITY.

AND I LOVE THE LITERACY MISSION AND I LOVE THE LITERACY MISSION THAT THE TUCSON FESTIVAL BOOK THAT THE TUCSON FESTIVAL BOOK SUPPORTS AND IT'S FLEE AND OPEN SUPPORTS AND IT'S FLEE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TO THE PUBLIC.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE COMMITTEE WHO'S BEEN DOING AN COMMITTEE WHO'S BEEN DOING AN AMAZING JOB PUTTING THIS WHOLE AMAZING JOB PUTTING THIS WHOLE EVENT TOGETHER, AS WELL AS A EVENT TOGETHER, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF OUR OWN NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF OUR OWN COMMIT TIE, INCLUDING THE COMMIT TIE, INCLUDING THE MEXICAN CONSULATE TO BRING ALL MEXICAN CONSULATE TO BRING ALL THE DETAILS TOGETHER AND MAKE THE DETAILS TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS ACCESSIBLE TO E6R7B.

THIS ACCESSIBLE TO E6R7B.

>> RATHER THAN JUST HOSTING A >> RATHER THAN JUST HOSTING A TENT OR A GUEST SPEAKER, YOU TENT OR A GUEST SPEAKER, YOU HAVE CHOSEN A MUCH MORE HAVE CHOSEN A MUCH MORE CHALLENGING PRESENTATION.

CHALLENGING PRESENTATION.

TELL US ABOUT THE FIRST OF THESE TELL US ABOUT THE FIRST OF THESEMAJOR COMPONENTS WHICH INVOLVES MAJOR COMPONENTS WHICH INVOLVES AROUND THE LITERARY SIDE.

AROUND THE LITERARY SIDE.

>> WE DECIDED TO INVITE FOUR >> WE DECIDED TO INVITE FOUR WOMAN RIDERS, TWO FROM MEXICO WOMAN RIDERS, TWO FROM MEXICO CITY AND TWO FROM THE UNITED CITY AND TWO FROM THE UNITED STATES.

STATES.

AND WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AND WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING OUR FORWARD TO SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES FROM THESE FOUR EXPERIENCES FROM THESE FOUR DIFFERENT WRITERS, A POET, A DIFFERENT WRITERS, A POET, A NARRATOR.

NARRATOR.

AND ALSO ESTABLISH CHICAA AND ALSO ESTABLISH CHICAA FWRIERT TEXAS.

FWRIERT TEXAS.

WE BELIEVE THAT THESE CONFLUENCE WE BELIEVE THAT THESE CONFLUENCEOF VOICES WILL REALLY, REALLY OF VOICES WILL REALLY, REALLY ENLIGHTEN AND EDUCATE OUR LOCAL ENLIGHTEN AND EDUCATE OUR LOCAL AUDIENCE ABOUT WHAT IS IT TO AUDIENCE ABOUT WHAT IS IT TO LEAVE ACROSS BORDERS.

LEAVE ACROSS BORDERS.

WHAT IS IT TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHAT IS IT TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHICH WE TALK ABOUT BOREDS AND WHICH WE TALK ABOUT BOREDS AND YET SOMETIMES THE VOICES ARE NOT YET SOMETIMES THE VOICES ARE NOTHEARD.

HEARD.

THIS IS ONE OF OUR MAIN THIS IS ONE OF OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES IN TERMS OF THIS OBJECTIVES IN TERMS OF THIS PANEL.

PANEL.

>> WHAT ABOUT CARRYING ON A >> WHAT ABOUT CARRYING ON A POLITICAL DISCUSSION.

POLITICAL DISCUSSION.

INACTIVE IN WHAT WAY? INACTIVE IN WHAT WAY? >> WELL, WE HAVE A PANEL ON THE >> WELL, WE HAVE A PANEL ON THE BORDER AND WE HAVE A JOURNALIST, BORDER AND WE HAVE A JOURNALIST,AN ACADEMIC AND A PERSON WHO HAS AN ACADEMIC AND A PERSON WHO HASWRITTEN COME TOGETHER AND WRITTEN COME TOGETHER AND DISCUSS WHAT THAT MEANS IN TERMS DISCUSS WHAT THAT MEANS IN TERMSOF NOT ONLY THE CONFLICT, BUT OF NOT ONLY THE CONFLICT, BUT POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.

AND WHAT KIND OF DIALOGUE THIS AND WHAT KIND OF DIALOGUE THIS CAN TAKE PLACE.

CAN TAKE PLACE.

HOW CAN WE EMBRACE A DIALOGUE HOW CAN WE EMBRACE A DIALOGUE THAT BRINGS SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF THAT BRINGS SOLUTIONS TO SOME OFTHESE ISSUES.

THESE ISSUES.

>> AN ENL KAY TOR IN TUCSON WHO >> AN ENL KAY TOR IN TUCSON WHO HAD A MARK ON MANY HAD A MARK ON MANY PROFESSIONALS.

PROFESSIONALS.

>> YES.

>> YES.

HE USED TO TEACH IN THIS HE USED TO TEACH IN THIS BUILDING FOR MANY YEARS AND BUILDING FOR MANY YEARS AND BECAME AN EXAMPLE IN TERMS OF BECAME AN EXAMPLE IN TERMS OF BEING A CONSTRUCTION WORKER THAT BEING A CONSTRUCTION WORKER THATBECAME A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR.

BECAME A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR.

AN AMAZING STORY.

AN AMAZING STORY.

AND SOMEONE THAT EDUCATED MANY AND SOMEONE THAT EDUCATED MANY PEOPLE HERE IN THE TUCSON PEOPLE HERE IN THE TUCSON COMMUNITY WHO IS HIGHLY ADMIRED.

COMMUNITY WHO IS HIGHLY ADMIRED.

WE FELT THAT WE NEEDED TO PAY WE FELT THAT WE NEEDED TO PAY DUE RESPECT TO HIS MEMORY AND DUE RESPECT TO HIS MEMORY AND BRING THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN IN BRING THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN IN THIS EFFORT.

THIS EFFORT.

>> DESCRIBED AS A MULTILING >> DESCRIBED AS A MULTILING YOU'LL AFFAIR.

YOU'LL AFFAIR.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT ASPECT OF CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT ASPECT OF IT? IT? >> I THINK ONE OF THE PANELS IS >> I THINK ONE OF THE PANELS IS ABOUT POETRY IN THREE LANGUAGES.

ABOUT POETRY IN THREE LANGUAGES.

SO WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A SO WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A POET FROM MEXICO WHO'S COMING POET FROM MEXICO WHO'S COMING AND OUR POET LAUREATE JOINING IN AND OUR POET LAUREATE JOINING INTHIS PANEL.

THIS PANEL.

AND THEY WILL READ THEIR POETRY AND THEY WILL READ THEIR POETRY IN THREE OR FOUR LANGUAGES, IN IN THREE OR FOUR LANGUAGES, IN FACT.

FACT.

I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO APPRECIATE HOW OPPORTUNITY TO APPRECIATE HOW OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT ONLY OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT ONLY MULTIETHNIC BUT MULTILINGUAL AS MULTIETHNIC BUT MULTILINGUAL AS WELL.

WELL.

>> WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE >> WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE EVENT? EVENT? >> WE DO HAVE A LARGE VENUE AND >> WE DO HAVE A LARGE VENUE AND WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE A LOT OF WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COME AND SHOW UP.

PEOPLE COME AND SHOW UP.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE AT THE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE AT THE STEVE YELL LER DANCE THEATRE.

STEVE YELL LER DANCE THEATRE.

WE HAVE PANELS ALL DAY ON WE HAVE PANELS ALL DAY ON SATURDAY.

SATURDAY.

AND ON SUNDAY AS WELL.

AND ON SUNDAY AS WELL.

WE HAVE LOTS OF SEATS.

WE HAVE LOTS OF SEATS.

WE HAVE LOT 06S INTERESTING WE HAVE LOT 06S INTERESTING PANELISTS.

PANELISTS.

WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE FROM THE WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY, BESIDES OUR FOUR COMMUNITY, BESIDES OUR FOUR INVITED AUTHORS.

INVITED AUTHORS.

WE HAVE, AS JAVIER MENTIONED, WE HAVE, AS JAVIER MENTIONED, SYLVIA LONGMIRE, ALBERTO SYLVIA LONGMIRE, ALBERTO GUERRERO.

GUERRERO.

SO PEOPLE FROM ALL DIFFERENT SO PEOPLE FROM ALL DIFFERENT PARTS, SCHOLARS, ACADEMICS, PARTS, SCHOLARS, ACADEMICS, ANALYSTS, POETS, THAT WILL BE ANALYSTS, POETS, THAT WILL BE PRESENT.

PRESENT.

SO WE'RE JUST, YOU KNOW, SO WE'RE JUST, YOU KNOW, CONCENTRATING OUR OUTREACH CONCENTRATING OUR OUTREACH EFFORTS ON GETTING PEOPLE TO EFFORTS ON GETTING PEOPLE TO COME.

COME.

>> HOW DOES THIS FIT IN WITH THE >> HOW DOES THIS FIT IN WITH THECONFLUENCE CENTER'S LARGEST CONFLUENCE CENTER'S LARGEST MISSION? MISSION? >> IT IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT >> IT IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ASPECT.

ASPECT.

AND ALSO NOT ONLY TO BRING THE AND ALSO NOT ONLY TO BRING THE RESEARCH AND THE WORK TO THE RESEARCH AND THE WORK TO THE COMMUNITY BUT BRING TO THE COMMUNITY BUT BRING TO THE CAMPUS, WE BELIEVE THE FESTIVAL CAMPUS, WE BELIEVE THE FESTIVAL DOES AN AMAZING JOB OF EMPOW DOES AN AMAZING JOB OF EMPOW EMPOWERING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE EMPOWERING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH READING AND LITERACY.

THROUGH READING AND LITERACY.

WE BELIEVE THAT'S AN IMPORTANT WE BELIEVE THAT'S AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF OUR MISSION.

COMPONENT OF OUR MISSION.

AND SO THIS PROVIDES THE AND SO THIS PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TOCOME TO CAMPUS, TO SEE CULTURE, COME TO CAMPUS, TO SEE CULTURE, TO SEE LITERATURE AND ALSO SEE TO SEE LITERATURE AND ALSO SEE THEMSELVES REPDED IN SOME OF THE THEMSELVES REPDED IN SOME OF THEAMAZING WRITERS WE'RE GOING TO AMAZING WRITERS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

HAVE.

>> I TALKED TO ONE OF YOUR GUEST >> I TALKED TO ONE OF YOUR GUESTARTISTS.

ARTISTS.

THEY WILL BE FEATURED ON THE THEY WILL BE FEATURED ON THE ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT.

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