Reception: Nov 14, 2:00 — 4:00pm
In architecture, the word vernacular refers to structures that are functional and domestic, rather than monumental or ostentatious. It can be used colloquially to refer to a homegrown style. Tucson Vernacular explores, celebrates, and questions the structures and landscapes that are uniquely Tucson and Southern Arizona at large; places and spaces that weave together many cultures and stories from the city’s past. Through line drawings, 35mm photography, and digital photography, the viewer is posed this question: What is Tucson Vernacular, and what stories, or whose stories, does it tell?
Kayleigh Kozyra was born and raised in a small town in southern New Hampshire. She moved to Tucson in 2010 to attend the University of Arizona, where she received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Kayleigh is now working on her Doctorate at the University in Art & Visual Culture Education. She is interested in diversity and inclusion in museums.