ArtWorks `Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert’ Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The University of Arizona Campus Recreation Center has invited 26 UA ArtWorks artists to exhibit, “Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert” at its newly opened REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery at 1400 E. Sixth St. Its first show, the opening reception is scheduled Friday, Dec. 7, 3 to 7 p.m.

ArtWorks is an outreach program within the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities at the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. ArtWorks promotes community and mutual learning through creative and expressive arts interactions between adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and UA students.

A short presentation will take place from 4-4:30 p.m., with welcome remarks from Campus Rec and ArtWorks’ representatives. In addition, several ArtWorks artists will discuss the art-making process.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

About the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine

The UA Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is one of the nation’s top-ranked family medicine programs. The department is known for outstanding pre- and post-doctoral education, groundbreaking research and innovative community outreach programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in the region and beyond. The department places strong emphasis on research, particularly in the fields of tobacco cessation, substance abuse, obesity and related diseases, cancer survivorship, behavioral health, disabilities and Native American health.

About University of Arizona Campus Recreation

University of Arizona Campus Recreation is a leader for campus wellness, inspiring active, healthy and engaged lifestyles that enhance a sense of well-being and foster community. Through its facilities, programs and services, Campus Recreation encourages participation at all levels, receiving more than 1 million visits per year in its push toward 100-percent student engagement. The REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery is its newest addition, providing an opportunity for artists in the UA community to share their talents with Rec Center visitors. Get Active. Live Healthy. Be Well. Campus Recreation.

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