WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"TAB has created many beautiful public art displays throughout the City while simultaneously helping delinquent youth straighten out their lives and put their talents to constructive use. It has long been my wish to see TMAP outreach expanded."
- Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
"Engaging youth from our neighborhoods is an excellent example of art in action and this project has the potential to impact the lives of so many young people."
- AZ HR. Rep. Steve Farley, District 28
"Our collaborations with TAB has been so successful, that we want to continue to help engage our youth, elders and other community members in meaningful, creative group activities that promote pride and community involvement for the neighborhoods in our coalition. "
- 4 R'S Coalition
I was a visiting artist with Tucson Arts Brigade in 2004 when I spent a wonderful week facilitating workshops in diverse communities around Tucson. The workshops also helped me refine and deepen my own artistic process and my ways of participating in community art.
- Janet Goldner, Artist NYC
"I feel that I have a very vivid imagination, but transferring that to something tangible, that's the part where I kind of shut down, but Michael has this great way of getting you to see things that you don't necessarily see and to be easy on yourself. If you're a control freak, this is a great exercise, because there are so many people who are part of it, and you have to realize that it's not going to just be what's in your head. Once you let that go, really beautiful things happen."
- Rashida H., Collective Imprints Project
“Art has saved my life more than once, I need to thank Michael for that, and I feel I'm a better person because of it, and am able to see more beauty in this world than I ever thought possible. You probably have no idea how much that means to me, thank you so much for everything!”
- 16 year old, TAB student
I just wanted to share with the group how meaningful my experience was today with the seeds for life brainstorming. Too infrequently do groups of people sit around casually, sharing the importance of seeds, growth, decay, and cycle with one another. Too infrequently do I find myself awash with inspiration by the broccoli sprouts in my makeshift cardboard greenhouse. Thanks to all of you.
- Nate, participant
I just wanted to let you know how wonderful I think the arts brigade is, and how much this community needs this group. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks again.
– Carrie V., participant
“Look, I see rhythm in the clouds of this painting!”
– 6-year-old, TAB student