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Copper Dependence Inspires Art

February 7, 2013 7 p.m.

Plans for huge new copper mines on public land in Arizona have created tensions between mining companies, conservationists, Native American tribes and even rock climbers.

Meanwhile, the global thirst for electronics is expected to make demand for copper go higher, but the earth’s supply of the element is finite.

In that complexity, two artists have found inspiration. Their exhibition on Arizona’s deep relationship with copper opens Friday.

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