Tohono Chul Exhibit Chilies, runs from August 15 to Nov. 9, 2014. The image above of a bunch of old dried out chilies on a piece of old metal roofing is titled Yesterday’s Chilies. This digital art image by Maureen Kirk-Detberner was accepted into the latest Tohono Chul Exhibit titled Chilies.
Maureen is a equine and horse photographer that also takes amazing photos of southwestern desert landscapes. Living in Oro Valley, Arizona northwest of Tucson she has access to beautiful desert views. Out her front door she is inspired by views of Santa Catalina Mountains.
Tohono Chul Exhibit Chilies
Rich in flavor and in history, chile peppers have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. Encompassing a spectrum of colors, sizes, flavors and intensity of spice, the genus Capsicum was cultivated by our ancient ancestors and continues to be an important component in the cuisine of this region.
Chiles have also been used medicinally for generations, treating ailments from the common cold to epilepsy. This exhibition pays tribute to the cultural heritage and ethnobotanical legacy of the amazing chile pepper through artistic explorations of this humble yet powerful food.
This Tohono Chul Exhibit runs from August 15 to Nov. 9, 2014 and is open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Exhibits Program at Tohono Chul presents visual stories linking the nature, culture and arts of the Southwest. Working with regional artists, we display vibrant works of art in a diverse array of thematic group exhibits. The charming adobe Exhibit House, built as a private home in 1937, is an ideal environment for visitors to view Southwestern artworks. Galleries in the Exhibit House are open 9:00am – 5:00pm daily.