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Ai yi yi. A pack of coyotes is sniffing around the hen house waiting to get in .......
The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.
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Before we get too far away from Thanksgiving, here is my latest blog The Art of Thanksgiving. The blog has commentary and art by Thomas Nast (1869), Will Bradley (1898), Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1914), and Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1915) depicting various views of Thanksgiving. Access the blog here: http://www.cjshane.com/blog . Below you see Thomas Nast's view which has been described as "utopian" because there were people not usually seen at the Thanksgiving table at that time...and for a long time after....Chinese, blacks, Hispanic, and women (note the University Suffrage sign). Nast was way ahead of his time. 
Thanksgiving has long been one of my favorite American holidays. When I was living in China, one of my Chinese associates told me that she thought everyone everywhere in the world should follow the...
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Nice presentation of a holiday we don't celebrate but we try to be thankful once in a while. :)
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Recent events lead me to think I need to speak out more. I have a blog now. http://www.cjshane.com/blog The first post includes a) a film recommendation, Sky Ladder; a new art project from Shu-Ju Wang titled Love Trumps Hate Prayer Flags; and news of my latest gallery exhibit. You can receive my blog posts via an email newsletter by signing up here: https://madmimi.com/signups/120087/join
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I highly recommend this Netflix documentary about Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang
Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this breathtaking documentary.
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loved it!
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Exhibition notice from one of Tucson's best artists, +Ruben Moreno 
 
Desert Botanical Garden’s 2016 Ofrenda exhibition
PHOENIX BOTANICAL GARDEN Webster Auditorium from October 21 st   – November 2 nd ,
2016 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008   Itzpapalotl and the Bleeding Tree This ofrenda is a re-telling of the origin story of
Itzpapalotl. The depiction of Itzpaplo...
PHOENIX BOTANICAL GARDEN Webster Auditorium from October 21 st – November 2 nd , 2016 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008...
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Next weekend, Oct. 29-30, I'm participating in the mid-town Heart of Tucson Art Open Studios Tour. If you are interested in art, here's a link to my page on the HoTArt website. http://www.heartoftucsonart.org/cj-shane.html
Please note that I'm one of the "Kuranda Dog Bed Artists" - there are four of us. 15% of all my art sales will go to buy Kuranda beds for the doggies at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC). The Kuranda bed is a little cot that will get the dogs up off the hard concrete floor so they can sleep better and be ready for possible new family members looking to give a dog a forever home. 
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Congratulations to Tucson artist +Ruben Moreno for his new mural. If you want to know more about Ruben and his artwork, here is a video on Sonoran Arts Network (scroll down) from the summer of 2013. Video by Ryn Shane-Armstrong. http://www.sonoranartsnetwork.net/video.html I hope this means that Ruben is finally starting to get the attention he deserves.
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is happy to announce our first private sector project with Fry's Food Stores and local artist, Ruben Moreno. The store (Valencia and Valley Indian Agency) will celebrate its grand opening on December 9, 2016, along with the unveiling of ...
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+JR Snyder Jr  I'm going to try find time to go see this new mural. As for you, you need to come home!!  LOL
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Water wins! Warriors win! America wins!
The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it would not approve permits for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline under a reservoir on the Missouri River called Lake Oahe, according to...
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This was very interesting to observe how the events played out and the eventual victory. Some things just shouldn't happen. 
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About that wall.....The O'odham were here first and they have something to say about a wall dividing their ancestral lands.

Two sources: Daily Kos and Arizona Public Media https://news.azpm.org/p/news-spots/2016/11/14/100809-tohono-oodham-leaders-say-wall-with-mexico-will-not-be-built-on-their-land/
The Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona, federally recognized in 1917, is huge; occupying more than 4,600 square miles of the Sonoran Desert, it’s about the size of Connecticut. Growing up, we called the people there Papago, but like a lot of...
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+Robert Miller Yikes!  I'm passing on info about how this issue is being handled here. I don't know why you are posting these suggestions here. Send you message to the tribal elders if you think you can solve this problem.
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You are invited! Opening Saturday, November 5, 6-9 pm Contreras Gallery, 110 E. 6th Street, Tucson.
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We had our Open Studios Tour this past weekend. I sold four paintings! I'm tell you about this because most of you are artists or writers or other creatives of some kind, and I know you find it encouraging to hear about an artist selling. I find it encouraging to hear about your successes, too, so be sure to share.
This diptych, Sky Day, (oil on canvas) has gone home with Bill and Ross to hang in one of their AirBnB units. These two guys are great! They love original art, they collect it, and they are putting together a book to stay in their units for their clients to read about who painted what and why. I'll be in their book. 
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Congratulations +C.J. Shane! :D
I love this painting!
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One picture is worth a thousand words. Tucson artist Mano Sotelo
 
Check out our review of a terrific faculty art exhibit at the Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College West Campus.
Artist Mano Sotelo, "God Has Chosen You From All the Nations of the Earth"
http://www.sonoranartsnetwork.net/bernal-gallery-pimacc-faulty-exhibit-2016.html
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Very interesting work as well as the others you review. Thank you for the post.
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