Invisible Theatre continues its series of
community conversations with prominent Tucson artists!
ONE ON ONE
R. Carlos Nakai
Made Possible Through the Generous Support of
The Meyer/Cajero Group
Moderator Curt Brill
Sunday, November 17, 2019
3:00 PM Reception
3:30-4:30 PM Program
TICKETS ARE FREE, BUT PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO
RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT!
TICKETS ARE VERY LIMITED!
Invisible Theatre continues its 49th Anniversary "Season of Love" with the second event in a 4-part series called ONE ON ONE - Up Close and Personal with Prominent Tucson Artists! This conversation, featuring R. Carlos Nakai, is the collaboration of world renowned sculptor Curt Brill, Charlie Cajero of UBS and Susan Claassen, Managing Artistic Director of the Invisible Theatre. The audience will have a chance to ask questions and understand the uniqueness of the artist.
The Invisible Theatre
1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman), Tucson, AZ. 85719
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM reception, 3:30-4:30 PM program
Mature Middle School and Aboye
TICKETS ARE FREE BUT YOU MUST CALL TO RESERVE A SPACE!
Please call Invisible Theatre at (520) 884-0672. Tickets are very limited!
The Invisible Theatre is fully accessible to patrons using wheelchairs or with other mobility challenges. Seating areas to accommodate persons using wheelchairs are located in the theatre. If patrons require special seating they should inform the Box Office at (520) 882-9721.
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ABOUT THE PEOPLE
R. CARLOS NAKAI, of Navajo-Ute heritage, is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. His musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Nakai is also an iconoclastic traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist's expressive needs. Nakai has received two gold records (500,000 units sold) for Canyon
Trilogy and Earth Spirit which are the first (and only) Native American recordings to earn this recognition. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music. He has sold over four million albums in the course of his career. A Navy veteran, Nakai earned a Master's Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor's Arts Award in 1992, and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Nakai has also authored a book, "The Art of the Native American Flute" with composer James DeMars, which is a guide to performing the traditional cedar flute.
CURT BRILL began his serious pursuit of an ad career while attending Cornell University. It began with exhibitions at Cornell that showcased his drawings, ceramic work and silk screening. Even though drawing has been his first and enduring love, professionally he has been most noted for his 3 dimensional work. His ceramic pieces have been widely collected across the United States since the mid 1970's. He began his career in bronze in 1980, with pieces that were a direct outgrowth of his history with clay. The work has always been sensual, a direct response to the feel of the materials he has chosen to use. Being a people watcher with a keen eye by nature, and having a potent sense of humor and an easy demeanor, it is easy to see how his personal style has evolved. His work has now been met with wide appeal by individual collectors within the United States, Europe and Japan.
UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. offers individuals and institutions around the world a comprehensive range of advice and investment services. "We use our combined expertise to help turn your financial vision into a reality. With offices in over 45 countries on 5 continents, our size, strength and 150 year history helps us to achieve global reach, while our local knowledge means that we can offer a
personal and bespoke service to meet all your needs. We're also passionate about supporting the places where we live and work. For the past three years, 100% of our Tucson employees volunteered for a local or national organization. We are proud to add our support to The Invisible Theatre."
THE INVISIBLE THEATRE (IT) of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and staged readings. IT celebrates its 49th season with an even greater commitment to professionalism, artistic excellence, accessibility, freedom of expression, diverse programming and creative challenge — thus making the Invisible Theatre a very visible force in Tucson's cultural community.
R. CARLOS NAKAI CURT BRILL