Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poet Richard Tavenner Performs Maynard Dixon's Poetry

The Tucson Museum of Art, the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum and Maynard's Market and Kitchen present Richard Tavenner performing poetry written by celebrated Western artist Maynard Dixon.

The FREE event is Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30pm at the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot on Toole Avenue in downtown Tucson.

Tavenner is founder and director of the now statewide Annual High School Poetry Contest. He's spent the last 20 years performing his personal brand of poetry throughout Tucson. He is currently working on completing a book of poetry illustrated by his daughter, as well as a companion CD recording of his performances.

Dixon (1875-1946) was a gifted American artist commissioned by the Southern Pacific Railroad to illustrate southwest railroad travel. In 1907 he painted four luntette-shaped canvases depicting southwest scenes for Tucson's then new train depot. Giclee reproductions of Dixon's lunettes are now mounted in the waiting room of Tucson's restored depot.

Free parking available after 5pm in the gravel lot next to the depot.

For more Maynard Dixon event information visit http://tucsonmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/.

For information on the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, visit http://www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org/.

For information on the new Maynard's Market and Kitchen, visit http://maynardsmarkettucson.com/


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