The American Geode team just returned from the Tucson Gem Show, and shows, and it is overwhelming with beauty and aesthetics, and marvels, and mineral miracles. After viewing so much beauty, one can become “drunk” with mineral beauty. The condition and effects of seeing too much beauty is called Stendhal Syndrome, http://mentalfloss.com/article/71801/stendhal-syndrome-overdosing-beautiful-art.
So after 2.5 days in Tucson, the American Geode felt like we needed to take a break from mineral miracles and beauties, and see what else Tucson has to offer.
We found a vibrant art scene, with galleries, and little bars and cafes, that centered around the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, https://www.wamotucson.org/Steinfeld-Warehouse-Community-Arts-Center.
Starting at the warehouse, one can walk down and visit many different galleries full of contemporary art, mixed-media art, and industrial art. The bars and restaurants in the warehouse district of Tucson offer an alternative to the mineral miracles, and mineral miracle miles of beauties. Here are some examples of the artwork we found in the Tucson Art Scene:
That is all for this installment of “Tucson Gem Show – Guide for First Time Visitors, Part 2 (Tucson Art Scene).” Keep reading the other American Geode articles for more insight on the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and various Tucson Gem Shows.
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