Archive for the ‘Ted DeGrazia’ Tag

DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun   Leave a comment

DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Music comes alive
In my corner of the world
Language of the soul

— kenne

DeGrazia Music Room, Gallery In The Sun   1 comment

“I want to be notorious rather than famous. Fame has too much responsibility. People forget you are human.”
– Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Music Room at The Gallery of The Sun — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Ted DeGrazia earned two undergraduate degrees — one in music education, one in fine art and a master’s of fine arts. Known as Arizona’s most prolific artist, it is understandable that most people may not be aware of his shared dual passions for art and music.  Both helped him pay his way through college, painting during the day and leading his big band at night at Tucson’s Fox Theater.

His love of music was passed on to his son, Domingo DeGrazia, who today has his own band, the Domingo DeGarzia Spanish Guitar Band. We first saw Domingo and his band perform at the annual festival, La Fiesta de Guadalupe at the Gallery of the Sun.

Domingo DeGarzia’s Spanish Guitar Band

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Slideshow — La Fiesta de Guadalupe at the Gallery of the Sun (December 18, 2016)
— Images by kenne


Arizona Highways — Ted DeGrazia   3 comments

In June of 2019, the Arizona Highways had a special issue, “The Legacy of Arizona’s
Prolific Artist,” Ted DeGrazia. And why not, it was Arizona Highways the discovered Ted
DeGrazia and put him on stage. His work appeared in more the 60 issues of Arizona
Highways. The June issue celebrates the 110th birthday of Arizona’s most prolific artist.

AZ Highways cover-72

Even before moving to Tucson in 2010, I was aware of and love Ted DeGrazia’s work.
We live only a few miles from DeGrazia’s Gallery In The Sun, the campus of which sets
up against the Santa Catalina Mountains on Tucson’s northeast side.

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Over the last decade, we have visited the Gallery In The Sun several times, this blog has eleven postings.

DeGrazia Slideshow by kenne

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Ted DeGrazia Chapel Cross   2 comments

DeGrozia GalleryTed DeGrazia Chapel Cross
(In May of 2017, fire damaged the chapel located at the Gallery in the Sun.)
— Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I built the mission for myself.
I’m not a churchgoing man but
I am a religious man and
perhaps religious only within me.
Religion to me is right or wrong.
You do right, and you’re a religious man.
It’s not Catholic it’s just an old chapel
for anybody who wants to go in there
whether Christian or non-Christia

Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia

DeGrazia Shadows   Leave a comment

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Shadows — Digital Art by kenne

Making use of mud and straw walls, artist Ted DeGrazia carefully designed every
detail of his Gallery In The Sun located in the Catalina Foothills, Tucson, Arizona.

“The mud wall is masculine —
physically and durable.

The straw is feminine —
delicate as a thread.

Its color is sun and gold.”

— Ted DeGrazia

La Fiesta de Guadalupe Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band — Images by kenne

On December 18th, the  DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun hosted La Fiesta de Guadalupe. This annual festival honors Mexico’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, with music, dancing, and performances including mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, the Yaqui Deer Dancers, and Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-guitar band. Domingo is the son of Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia Tucson’s most famous and no doubt most prolific artist.

— kenne

DeGrazia Spanish Band Video

Art On Art   Leave a comment

Jeri & Virginia VisitDeGrazia Pots — Computer Art by kenne

DeGrazia Gallery

Art in the sun

Art on the fence

Art on the walls

Art on canvas

Art in the trees

Art on tile

Art in books

Art on the ground

Art on art

— kenne


Cactus Ribs Cross In The Sky   Leave a comment

DeGrozia GallerySaguaro Rib Cross In The Chapel at DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun — Image by kenne

The cross

a symbol

of freedom,

of existence —


all things,  


and vertical.



DeGrazia Gallery Courtyard — Shadows On The Wall   Leave a comment

DeGrozia Gallery

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Courtyard Images by kenne

Designed by the artist

for pieces of his art

becoming the whole 

of his art.



Ted DeGrazia’s “The Way of The Cross”   5 comments

images-1images-2On this Easter Sunday it was fitting that the Arizona Daily Star have a cover story on one of its best known artist, Ted DeGrazia. His version of the Stations of the Cross, “Way of the Cross”,  now hangs as a seasonal, Lenten display at DeGrazia Gallery

Every since moving to Tucson , Joy and I love going to the gallery. It is one of the places we take all out visitors. 

“Religion is within yourself and you don’t have to go to church and you don’t have to be one of those people who goes every Sunday.” Ted DeGrazia


“I feel that if ‘The Way of the Cross’ happened, then it was felt by everybody on the face of the Earth. Here in Arizona we have saguaros, so I chose to use the symbol of the saguaro to place it here. And I’m sure it happened everywhere.” — Ted DeGrazia



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