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Take a Peep at The Tucson Erotica Art Show.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The history of Rukin Jelks and the Rillito Park Racetrack; memories of being a Tucson teen in the 1970s; and a teenager in Hermosillo who is an emerging film composer.

Exotic art Taylor dressed as Strawberry Poundcake at Tucson erotica Arts Show 2022 opening night.
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Arizona Spotlight

March 31, 2022

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Featured on the March 31st, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Rulkin Jelks Rancher J. Rukin Jelks (1899-1990), a horse breeder who was a founder of the Rillito Park Racetrack in Tucson.
Rillito Park Foundation

Rillito Old #2 The paddock at the Rillito Park Racetrack, where professional horse racing began in Tucson in the 1940s. This is where spectators could view and asses the competing horses before the races. According to David Leighton, the paddock was surrounded by a retaque fence made of mesquite wood.
Rillito Park Foundation
Rillito Old #1 Rillito Park in the 1950's. Few homes or developments were in the area near 1st Avenue and River Road.
Rillito Park Foundation

Rillito starting gate Riders approach the starting gate and Rillito Racetrack, 2018.
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  • Meet Sol Silvina, a 16-year-old from Sonora, Mexico, is already writing music that’s being played by orchestras around the world. Her dream is to become the next big name in the exclusive world of film composition. From the Fronteras Desk in Hermosillo, reporter Kendal Blust of KJZZ brings us this story.
Sol Silvina Sol Silvina plays piano in her Hermosillo, Sonora, apartment a month before leaving to Paris.
Kendal Blust/KJZZ

  • One mission of Special Collections at the University of Arizona libraries is to collect and preserve the stories of Tucsonans, stories about topics and events both big and small. Pedro Gonzalez grew up in Barrio Viejo, until his family was displaced by urban renewal. He remains a barrio resident today, and he has been a neighborhood organizer most of his adult life. In this edition of “Archive Tucson”, produced by Aengus Anderson , we’ll hear Gonzalez share some favorite random memories of being a teenager in Tucson in the 1970s.
ugly speedway spotlight 1 Speedway Boulevard, looking east from Alvernon Way in 1977.
Arizona Daily Star
ugly speedway spotlight 2 Another image of Speedway Boulevard in the 1970s.
Arizona Daily Star

archive tucson logo hero “Archive Tucson” is an oral history project of Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries. You can find many stories from Tucson's past at archivetucson.com.
courtesy Special Collections

  • In March of 2022, the opening night of T.E.A.S. - the Tucson Erotica Art Show hundreds of visitors - all over the age of 18 - to the Sculpture Resource Center. They were there to explore an art show dedicated to sexuality and body positivity across a multitude of expressions. Andrew Brown spoke with lead organizer Grace, and some of the visitors & participants for this Audio Postcard. The closing ceremony of the Tucson Erotica Art Show is Saturday, April 2nd. (Please note, this story does acknowledge the existence of sex.)

tucson erotica arts painting unsized "Room Sharing" - print on canvas by Brock Archer, featured in the Tucson Erotica Arts Show 2022.
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tucson erotica arts unsized VIEW LARGER "Untitled" by Masae Ueno, featured in the Tucson Erotica Arts Show 2022.
Andrew Brown / AZPM

grace tucson erotica arts show unsized Grace, lead organizer of Tucson Erotica Art Show 2022.
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