News & Events

News & Events

$433,500 Raised at Auction

$433,500 was raised at the auction. For each pony sold 70% of the proceeds went back to the nonprofit, 12% to the artist who created the pony and 18% to cover TPAC’s administrative costs and to support its programs and services.

View the results HERE

Unveiling of “La Doña” at the Main library.

Unveiling of “American Sport” at Traildust Town.

Meet the artists  at Westward Look Resort. Featuring artists Dani Harman Zack, Barbara Jo McLaughlin, Albert Kogel, Mary Karrels, Ellen Fountain, & Randlett Keedah.

May 4, 2003

ArtWORKS! Dog and Pony Show

El Con Mall
Sunday, May 4, 2:00 to 4:30pm

ArtWORKS! Academy students unveil “Star,” one of the Ponies del Pueblo, and display a pack of wild ceramic dogs produced at this highly acclaimed alternative high school program for youth at risk. ArtWORKS! Academy teaches art and business skills while students fulfill requirements for their diploma.

Article from the AZ Daily Star –

Public art of a different color
The painted stampede

6 Apr 2003

Grand unveiling at the Mayor’s Costume Ball for the Arts

Celebrating the Arts and supporting the Tucson-Pima Arts Council.

February 24, 2003
Article from the Daily Wildcat:

February 21, 2003
Three of the pony’s will be on display at the Arizona State Museum (Shonto Begay, Randlett Keedah Sr, & Glory Tacheenie-Campoy) during our Southwest Indian Art Fair Saturday and Sunday and for the rest of the week. Come on over for the fair!

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The first herd unveiled at the 2003 Family Arts Festival.

January 15, 2003

Tucson-Pima Arts Council unveils ten Ponies del Pueblo at The Family Arts Festival.
Photos from 19 December “Celebrity Hand Print & Signature Event.

December 12, 2002
Governor Elect Janet Napolitano to offer a “hand” to get the Ponies del Pueblo out of the gate for the Tucson-Pima Arts Council philanthropy project.

12 Dec 2002

November 11, 2002
Ponies del Pueblo will be featured in the Arts Scene segment of Arizona Illustrated on Tuesday, 12 November, between 6:30-7:00p.m. and repeated that same evening on the 11:30p.m. Arizona Illustrated. Also it will appear on Reflexiones on Sunday, 17 November. Reflexiones is KUAT-TV’s weekly bilingual news magazine program, airing Sunday evenings at 5:30p.m.
Producer Sooyeon Lee interviewed Ponies del Pueblo coordinator, Lee Karpiscak; co-chair Don Luria, and TPAC Executive Director Mary Anne Ingenthron.

November 1, 2002
Ponies del Pueblo Artist Roster has been chosen – Artists.