May 16, 2013 8:26 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - It's all about art this week, and there's plenty to choose from. Plus it's sci-fi, action and adventure at the theaters. Here's Herb Stratford with this week's Arts & Culture segment.
A trio of unique art exhibitions are now on display around Tucson. With shows at the Jewish Community Center, The Tucson Botanical Gardens and downtown at the Tucson Pima arts council galleries, there is something for everyone
At the JCC, new paintings by Maurice Sevigny and Elizabeth Quinn-Worrall will be up till June 19. Sevigny, a retired dean in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona, works with a large and diverse palette of colors, and Quinn Worrall's images are equally colorful and dramatic.
At the Botanical Gardens a show of artist-designed birdhouses will be on display until June 30. With work from other artists, this is an exciting way to see how different artists tackle the same challenge.
At the TPAC Community Gallery, an exhibit entitled "Textural Connections" features work by three regional artists; Katrina Lasko, Nancy Denzier and Mary Ellen Palmeri. The show examines the interplay of texture and form in a variety of media including painting and sculpture.
Now here's a look at this week's new movies....
"Star Trek Into Darkness"...
In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.