Broadway set designer will kick off Frida Kahlo exhibit

By OSCAR CHAVIRA

Tucson Botanical Gardens and Pima Community College are partnering to bring a blockbuster Frida Kahlo art exhibit to Tucson.

The exhibit, created by the New York Botanical Gardens, replicates the rooms of her famous “La Casa Azul” home and gardens in Mexico City. The Tucson exhibit will open Oct.10 and run until May 31, 2017.

“FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life” is “a living tribute to her relationship with art and nature,” according to Patricia Houston, Downtown Campus’ acting vice president of instruction.

The exhibit was designed by Scott Pask, an eight-time Tony Award-winning Broadway set designer who graduated from the University of Arizona.

Pask will be in Tucson April 22 to kick-off the public announcement of the exhibit.

A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in PCC’s Community Board Room at the District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. Local musician Salvador Durán will perform, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information on Pask’s Frida-inspired work, visit nybg.org/frida.

If you are interested in the event RSVP by sending an email to collegeevents@pima.edu by April 18 as seating is limited.

Kahlo's "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" created in 1940. (Courtesy of PCC  Center for the Arts)

Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” created in 1940. (Courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

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