Sat 8/22 @ 7pm
Stephen Jenkinson: Griefwalker Film Screening & Q&A

Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim Wilson. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die.

Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books. (March 2015)

This event is sponsored by Many Mouths One Stomach, producers of the All Souls Procession. Any proceeds will support the Procession.


TPAC New Works Showcase!


Date:         Thursday, May 21st
Location:  Exploded View Micro-Cinema located at 197 E Toole Ave
Time:         6:00 -7:30PM it’s free admission!

Please join us in this fast, fun evening as TPAC’s New Works Artist Project Awardees (2014-2015)
The artist will present their artwork in the realm of visual arts, sculpture, interdisciplinary arts, literature and playwriting.  Milta Ortiz presents a live excerpt from her docu-theater script Más, based on the banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson Unified School District; David Sherman’s documentary film Son Blues explores the music and emerging consciousness of a young Tucson musician; Catherine Eyde explores the evolution of her paintings and drawings when she designedly invited her 8 year old daughter Aria into her art; Ben Johnson explores the ancient practice of honeybee domestication and the bond between humans and bees in an interdisciplinary work; Shloka Mangharam Ettna shares new illustrations from her mixed media children’s book Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly ; Adan Banuelos discusses his kinetic sculpture inspired by lowrider car culture; and based on news reports of the murders of 85 transgender people in recent years, TC Tolbert creates a series of erasure poems that examine the relationship between violence against trans people and the language used to represent them in the media.

The New Works Grant provides support to individual artists residing in Tucson and Pima County for projects that employ innovative approaches to art, while meeting the highest standards of excellence.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left):  Red Shoes, mixed media on canvas, by Catherine Eyde,  photo by Wilson Graham; Beekeeping, by Ben Johnson; mixed media illustration from the book  Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly, by Shloka Mangharam Ettna.


SAT 5/9
Avant – AZ !!

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Experimental Media from TUCSON

Our second annual showcase of experimental media from Tucson! Come see a burgeoning blowout of homespun excellence ranging from experimental animation to music videos to poetic meditations to multi-screen video performance. Featuring several premieres and including the work of: Nika Kaiser, Eli Burke, Steev Hise, Heather Gray, Adam Cooper-Terán, David Pike, Andrew Shuta, Wylwyn Reyes, Willie Magoogley, Bruce Caffrey, Serge J-F. Levy, Zeke Prebluda + Karl White, Kris Aman,  Sam Angiulo, Rebecca Barten, David Sherman & more!

FRI 4/24
SIR RICHARD BISHOP + Robert Millis + Human Behavior!!




Tonight we are thrilled to be hosting genre spanning guitar virtuoso Sir Richard Bishop. Seminal founder of the band Sun City Girls (Possibly the best AZ band EVER!!) and co-founder of label Sublime Frequencies, Bishop is touring in support of his new critically acclaimed Drag City release Tangiers Sessions. SRB is touring  with an electric guitar & pedals to make things interesting along w/ experimental musician Robert Millis to further amp up the experience!!  The sure to sell-out celebration starts with Tucson’s critically acclaimed  dark folk collective Human Behavior  (they just released the stunning album BETHPAGE )!!

SAT 4/18
The Exploded View Invitational Altered Album Cover Show

6PM (free)

Whether iconic or obscure, wild or laid back, we respond to the art of record album covers in deeply personal ways. Here, in Tucson, vinyl is omnipresent and alive in record swaps, fairs, thrift stores, yard sales and living rooms. EV has invited over 20 artists, dj’s, musicians and collagists to respond to the challenge of altering (re-invented through any desired medium or means) one album cover as a 12.25” x 12.25” canvas for their own imagination. Participants include: Boyd + Lesli Peterson, Fish Karma, Al Perry, Nika Kaiser, Kidd Squidd, Eric Kroll,Carl Hanni, Nick Georgiou,Wesley Fawcett Creigh, Clif Taylor, Christopher Stevens, Carrie Vonier, Bill Mackey, Tom Walbank, Beth Weinstein, Adam Cooper-Teran, Igloo Martian, Andy Burgess, R.Pinpole, Debra Gregerman, Melissa Mauzy, Mommy Ballon, Laurie McKenna, Donovan White , Michael Cadieux, Heather Gray, Timo Sweet, Dimitri Kozyrev. Join us at the opening for an unveiling of re-configured cover-art as well as a spinning of chosen LP’s!


FRI 4/17
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure & Susan Stryker’s Screaming Queens

Early Show…….7PM  FREE!

“Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”:

International Conference, Film and Artist Talk

(filmmaker in person)

Exploded View will screen Dr. Phoebe Hart’s will screen  acclaimed autobiographical documentary film Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. This film asks what is the experience of a person with an intersex condition, and how can this experience be embodied and accessed on screen in documentary? A rare opportunity to experience this outstanding film! The second portion of the evening will be Susan Stryker presenting and discussing  her award winning 2005 film Screaming Queens.

EMMY® Award-winning “Screaming Queens” tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States — a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.
“Screaming Queens” introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot’s story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life.

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