All About the Arts

Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu: Founders/Artistic Directors
Dancing in the Streets Arizona, Engaging Possibilities
Studio address: 88 W. 38th Street STE 200, South Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 867-8489
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Ernie McCray’s Poetry
With permission from and Produced by Charles Landon. Published by Frank Gormlie for the OB Rag in San Diego, California

Paintings & Drawings
Artwork by Elizabeth M. Elliott

Daizjele Cox

Daizjele is an Arizona Native that loves art! After working on an art project with her son, Daizjele (pronounced Dayz jel) Cox found out she had a passion for art. At this time in her life she is inspired by many things and this has run over to painting, digital artwork, cooking, drawing, making pillows and more. She makes pillows to protect skin and hair and enjoys hosting “paint and sips” parties for adults and “paint and play” for kids. Daizjele feels that we are all here to make a stamp on the Earth. She is self-taught but gives a little credit to Bob Ross. She began drawing in 2014 and painting in 2016 and does commissioned work. Daizjele is involved with various types of art and also enjoys working with epoxy, sketching, and modding (to modify (something) from its original state in order to change its appearance or function such as tables, chairs, dressers, and desks).


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Quin Davis

Is an Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional.

He is a phenomenal artist born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He is a special effects artist! He is the owner of a special effects company specializing in sculpture, character prosthetics, and fantasy creature work, make up, gore effects, dental appliances, and puppets. Credits include productions by Paramount, Sony, Universal, Columbia, and countless independent companies.


Alanna Airitam

Alanna Airitam’s photographic project, “The Golden Age” celebrates a vision of Black Americans that is uplifting, inspiring, and empowering. In ten luscious and elegant large-scale portraits, the artist features contemporary African Americans as symbolic saints who are simultaneously magnificent and powerful.

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