The Tucson Artisan Series

ArtFire.com (the online artisan marketplace) and Maker House (first artisan makerspace in Tucson, AZ) have collaborated in bringing you this fantastic series showcasing artisans (from all trades) from the Southwest area.

In the 2nd installment of the Tucson Artisan Series, Maker House & ArtFire team up with Cirque Roots, a local acrobatics and performance group. The crew has been performing collectively over the past 4 years and their love for the craft is clearly visible in their performances and workshops.

Cirque Roots fire performance

Click on the link to watch the full episode: Episode 2 – “The Art of New Circus” Cirque Roots Studio offers many exciting classes and workshops for the community to get involved in. Check out their schedule and something will definitely peak your interest. The Circus Jam every Tuesday night tends to draw a big crowd, so make sure to check it out if you are ever in the area.
Learn how to juggle with Cirque Roots at one of their workshops

Learn how to juggle with Cirque Roots at one of their workshops

Cirque Roots crew posing outside Maker House. Photo by Pedro Romano of Pedrography

Cirque Roots crew posing outside Maker House. Photo by Pedro Romano of Pedrography

If you can’t wait to see this amazing group of people in action make sure to attend their upcoming performance The Conscience of Love. Get your tickets here and for more information head on over to Cirque Roots events page.
Cirque Roots upcoming performance

Cirque Roots’ upcoming performance

For more information on the wonderful people featured in this 2nd installment click on the following links: Stay tuned for the next video and don’t forget to subscribe to the ArtFire Youtube channel. Like, comment & share the video with your friends. ________________________________________________________________________________________ January 16, 2014 – 1st Installment In this first episode, coffee manager Allie Holler (aka The Master Barista), talks about what makes the perfect cup of coffee and shares his story of how his “love affair” with coffee began and continues today.
Allie showing us his workspace

Allie showing us his workspace

Click on the link to watch the full episode: Episode 1 – “The Art of Coffee” On the second upcoming episode of the series, the concept of “new circus” is explored through the grassroots artist collective, Cirque Roots Productions & Studio. New circus is a performing art developed in the later 20th century in which a story or theme is conveyed through traditional circus skills. It’s super entertaining and fun to watch!

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Click on the link to watch the preview: Episode 2 Preview – “The Art of New Circus” As far as what topics to look forward to on upcoming episodes here’s a couple spoilers:
  • “Restoring a 60 year old mural ft. Charlie Burton”
  • “Changing the world ft. Jes M. Baker”
  • “The Art of Photography” ft. Lisa Jo Roden
Stay tuned for the next video and don’t forget to subscribe to the ArtFire Youtube channel. Like, comment & share.  

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