"Javelinas de Tubac"
presented by The Javelina Project
The downtown area of Tubac and other select areas will be filled with javelina sculptures painted by area artists. This is a community art project inspired by similar projects in Chicago, Santa Fe, and St. Joseph.
The javelinas will be on display from October 26, 2019, through the Spring of 2020. The public unveiling and celebration for the arrival of the javelina squadron is Saturday, October 26, 2019. More information about the Javelina BBQ and Brew Festival is available on the project's website and FaceBook Events.
Although the largest herd will be hanging out in Tubac, about half a dozen will be checking baggage and getting their pictures taken at the Tucson International Airport. There will even be a few checking out the sites in Green Valley!
Learn about the sculpting process and Nick Wilson, the artist/sculptor behind the project at The Javelina Project.
Photos courtesy of The Javelina Project.
Javelinas on the way to their artist(s).
Photo courtesy of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce.
So why are we so excited about this project??
Because....Victor was one of the local artists selected to participate in this project!!
You can meet all of the artists here.
On March 30th there was a workshop for the artists to learn how to work with their javelina (s). That evening there was a reception where the artists and sponsors met. To make this project possible individuals, couples, galleries, and businesses became sponsors. Click here and scroll about 1/2 way down the page to see who these wonderful folks are!
Victor is pictured here with his sponsors, Dick and Mary Lou. Thanks to them he has a javelina to work on.
And now for the fun part! Pondering what to do and the doing....
Shhh.....we'll leave Victor to do what he does best.
You'll have to wait until the great unveiling on October 26th to see what his javelina becomes.
The left ear early in the project
Victor and the finished 'Sonny'
July 29, 2019