A O Tucker Calendar Update – 09/08/2016

09/08/2016

A O Tucker Calendar Update

Fountain Of Feathers

 

Get Out And Support The Arts And Become An Art Collector!

Above is “Fountain Of Feathers” and is one of the pieces we will have on display at the “Give Color To Your Life” Exhibit at the Herberger Theater and for the Artlink 18th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Heard Museum. The opening reception is tonight for the Herberger event. Also tonight is our Dual Solo Show at the Surprise City Hall and the “Hispanic Heritage” Exhibit at the Arts HQ Gallery.

Exhibits that are currently on display, or will be in the future:

  • 08/15/2016 – ASU “Of Land, Sea, and Sky” (08/15 – 12/10) Phoenix, AZ
  • 09/01/2016 – Herberger “Give Color To Your Life” (09/02 – 10/03) – Phoenix, AZ – Reception 09/08 5:30-7pm
  • 09/02/2016 – Tubac Center of the Arts “Members Open Exhibit” (09/02 – 10/09) – Tubac, AZ – Reception 09/02 5-7pm
  • 09/03/2016 – Solo Exhibit Surprise City Hall (09/03 – 11/26) Surprise, AZ – Reception 09/08 4-5pm
  • 09/05/2016 – Solo Exhibit Old Town Frame Company (09/05 – 10/01) Cottonwood, AZ – Reception 09/10 6-9PM
  • 09/08/2016 – West Valley Arts Council “Hispanic Heritage” Exhibit (09/08 – 10/21) Surprise, AZ – Reception 09/08 5-7pm
  • 09/15/2016 – Artlink 18th Annual Juried Exhibition Heard Museum (09/15) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 09/15 6-9pm
  • 09/17/2016 – Phoenix Airport Museum “Arizona Weather” (09/17 – 03/19) Phoenix, AZ
  • 12/01/2016 – Solo Exhibit Shemer Art Center (12/01 – 01/06) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 12/01
  • 02/24/2017 – Dual Solo Exhibit – Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral (02/24 – 03/29) Phoenix, AZ
  • 03/24/2017 – Guest Artist – Arts Prescott Gallery (03/24 – 04/26) Prescott, AZ

Exhibits we are curating:

  • 09/15/2016 – Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center “Nature Nurtures Us” (09/16 – 11/14) Phoenix, AZ Reception 09/16 6-8pm
  • 11/18/2016 – Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center “Home For The Holidays” (11/18 – 01/16) Phoenix, AZ Reception 11/18 6-8pm
  • 01/20/2017 – Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center “Tiny Art” (01/20 – 03/13) Phoenix, AZ Reception 01/20 6-8pm
  • 04/21/2017 – Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center “Edgy” (04/21 – 6/12) Phoenix, AZ Reception 04/21 6-8pm

Galleries and gift shops:

  • Arts HQ Gallery – Surprise AZ
  • Catitude Gallery & Studio – Avondale AZ
  • Art Under The Arches – Ajo AZ
  • Herberger Gift Shop – Phoenix AZ
  • Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center – Phoenix AZ
  • Old Town Frame Co. – Cottonwood AZ
  • Shemer Art Center – Phoenix AZ
  • Sedona Arts Center – Sedona AZ
  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff – Flagstaff AZ
  • Tucson Museum Of Art – Tucson AZ
  • Tubac Center of the Arts Gift Shop – Tubac AZ
  • Yuma Fine Arts Association Gift Shop – Yuma AZ
  • Xanadu On-Line Gallery – Scottsdale AZ

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Herberger Gallery At Arizona Center Soft Opening Reception

08/19/2016

Herberger Gallery At Arizona Center Soft Opening Reception

We are excited to annouce the opening for the Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center this Friday!

My wife Connie and I are the curators for the new gallery.

Herberger Theater At Arizona Center

Public Reception

The soft gallery opening will be from 6-8 pm as part of the 3rd Friday Artwalk.

Hors d’oeuvres by 1130 The Restaurant
Music by Bill Sheldon

Gallery Info

The Herberger Theater was approached by the company that runs the Arizona Center to activate one of the empty spaces. The gallery was created as a way to feature the work of Arizona artists and attract visitors, downtown workers and students.

Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center


Gallery Artists

Anne Allemann
James Hernandez
Laura Cohen-Hogan
James Larson
Robert Meyer
David Paul
A O Tucker
Connie Tucker
Frank Ybarra


Gallery Exhibits

  • Nature Nurtures Us – Reception September 16, 6-8pm
  • Home For The Holidays – Reception November 18, 6-8pm

Herberger Gallery At Arizona Center Map

 

The gallery is near the Starbucks and Flag Store.

 

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A O Tucker New Images – 08/09/2016

08/09/2016

A O Tucker – New Images

 

New Images – Botanical

Below are a few of the latest botanical images now available.

Layers Of Yellow And White - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson Arizona

Layers Of Yellow And White – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

A Show Of Arms - Saguaro National Park - Tucson Arizona

A Show Of Arms – Saguaro National Park – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

White Trumpets - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson Arizona

White Trumpets – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Dancing Sunflowers - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson Arizona

Dancing Sunflowers – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Seed Head Explosion - North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

Seed Head Explosion – North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona – July 2016

 

New Images – Landscape

Below are a few of the latest landscape images now available.

Painted Sunset From Saguaro National Park - Saguaro National Park - Tucson Arizona

Painted Sunset From Saguaro National Park – Saguaro National Park – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Desert Morning Star - Saguaro National Park - Tucson Arizona

Desert Morning Star – Saguaro National Park – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Brahma Temple - North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

Brahma Temple – North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona – July 2016

 

Rising From The Canyon - North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

Rising From The Canyon – North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona – July 2016

 

Canyon Calving - North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

Canyon Calving – North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona – July 2016

 

New Images – Wildlife

Below are a few of the latest Wildlife images now available.

Afternoon Siesta - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson Arizona

Afternoon Siesta – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Six Yellow Eyes -Goodyear Arizona

Six Yellow Eyes – Goodyear Arizona – May 2016

 

Hawk Totem - Congress Arizona

Hawk Totem – Congress Arizona – July 2016

 

Howling At The Moon - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson Arizonaa

Howling At The Moon – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson Arizona – July 2016

 

Grasslands Pronghorn - Wupatki National Monument Arizona

Grasslands Pronghorn – Wupatki National Monument Arizona – July 2016

 

Artwork can be created using Canvas, Metal, Wood, Acrylic, Aluminum Composite, Deep Cradle Panels or Frames.

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Framing Your Art Workshop – Matting and Framing Class

Framing Your Art Workshop – Matting and Framing Class – 08/20/2016

Please press the button below to signup and enter payment for the class.

The class will be Saturday, August 20th, 10am to noon at the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center, 455 N 3rd Street, Suite 1200, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

Class Description
Will cover matting and framing (including cutting mats). Workshop will include a list of items used and where they can be purchased.

Class Information
Instructors: Connie & Archie Tucker
Length: Approximately two hours
Class Size: 4 – 8
Cost: $50

Matted Print

Matted Print

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Framing Your Art Workshop – Mounting to Panels

Framing Your Art Workshop – Mounting to Panels Class – 07/23/2016

Please press the button below to signup and enter payment for the class.

The class will be Saturday, July 23rd, 10am to noon at the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center, 455 N 3rd Street, Suite 1200, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

Class Description
Will cover mounting images to Panels (including Ampersand Claybord). Workshop will include a list of items used and where they can be purchased.

Class Information
Instructors: Connie & Archie Tucker
Length: Approximately two hours
Class Size: 4 – 8
Cost: $50

Board Float Mount

Board Float Mount

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Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona

06/18/2016

Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona

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My wife Connie and I had the pleasure to provide artwork for four new homes provided by Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona.

The City of Glendale asked if we would be interested and we said yes! Glendale was one of the sponsors.

In the over 31 years since Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona’s inception, it has built more than 1,100 homes and served more than 2,100 families. The Christian nonprofit builds homes for low-income residents throughout the Valley, including Surprise, Peoria, Glendale and Phoenix.

Below are the four families and the artwork we provided.

 

The Camacho Family and the artwork we selected for their new home.

Habitat Humanity CamachoFamilyBio-15-16

Eyes Of The Red Fox

Eyes Of The Red Fox by A O Tucker

 

The Martinez Family and the artwork we selected for their new home.

HabitatHumanityMartinezDedicationInvitation15-16

Tag You Are It

Tag You Are It by Connie Tucker

 

The Legas-Mezgebu Family and the artwork we selected for their new home.

HabitatHumanityLegas-MezgebuDedicationInvitation15-16

Purity

Purity by A O Tucker

 

The Nay Family and the artwork we selected for their new home.

HabitatHumanityNayDedicationInvitation15-16

Floating In The Air

Floating In The Air by Connie Tucker

 

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Gallery Glendale Nature Nurtures Us Exhibit – Reception

06/17/2016

Nature Nurtures Us Exhibit – Gallery Glendale

We are excited to have our artwork on display at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate during the months of June & July!

Nature Nurtures Us – A Tucker-Tucker  Photography Exhibit showing the visual benefits of our natural world. A display of hummingbirds, sunsets, streams, forests and more that reduces the stress and mental fatigue of our everyday modern life. Nature, well-being without side effects.

Nature Nurtures Us - What Is Over There

What Is Over There – Connie Tucker

 

Nature Nurtures Us - The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled – A O Tucker

 

Public Reception

The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17.

 

Gallery Hours

6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays (closed July 7 & 14) and 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays from June 3-July 30. The gallery will also be open during the Westgate Independence Day celebrations from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

 

Gallery Glendale at Westgate Map

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Visions Exhibit – Herberger Theater Art Gallery

05/20/2016

Visions Exhibit – Herberger Theater Art Gallery

We are excited to have our artwork on display at the Herberger Theater Art Gallery during the month of May!

The Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Exhibit will be on display at the Herberger from May 6th to May 31th 2016. We will be showcasing over 40 pieces of our artwork during the exhibit. Matted artwork will also be available. A 3rd Friday Artist Reception has been added, and is open to the public this Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The Herberger Theater Art Gallery is located at 222 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Parking is available for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore and 5th Street). Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office the evening of the opening. There will be live music by guitarist Bill Sheldon from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. For a preview of the exhibit, click here.

Visions Exhibit

 

The Herberger Theater

The Herberger Theater was built in 1989 to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as a performance venue and arts incubator. Each year, approximately 120,000 patrons, including 30,000 school-aged children share the unique experience of live performing arts.

Visinos Exhibit - Herberger Theater - Phoenix Arizona

 

Raffle

Win “Bird On A Rock Art” on a  20 x 30 canvas! The image is from the Saguaro National Park near Tucson Arizona. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. Winner drawn on June 1st. Click here to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit Theater Camp, a program that heals young lives through the arts. Canvas donated by Vivyx Printing in Tempe.

Visions Exhibit - Saguaro National Park - Tucson Arizona

 

Herberger Theater Map

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A O Tucker Calendar Update – 03/04/2016

03/04/2016

A O Tucker Calendar Update

 

Meeting New Friends At The Herberger - A O Tucker Calendar Update

Get Out And Support The Arts And Become An Art Collector!

Above is “Meeting New Friends At The Herberger” and is one of the pieces we will have on display at the Coexist Exhibit at the Herberger Theater. The opening reception is tonight during the Artlink First Fridays. Today is the last day to see our Tucker-Tucker Dual Solo Show at the University Club. Wednesday of next week will be the opening reception for the InFocus at Phoenix Art Museum Members Exhibit at the Arizona Center. The exhibit will be open during the Art Detour weekend.

 

Exhibits that are currently on display, or will be in the future:

  • 01/06/2016 – Mountain Artists Guild “Colors of the West” (01/06 – 03/26) Prescott, AZ – Reception 01/22, Fri 5-7pm
  • 01/17/2016 – ASU “House, Habitat, Home” (01/17 – 04/04) Phoenix, AZ
  • 01/19/2016 – Dual Solo Exhibit University Club Phoenix (01/19 – 03/04) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 02/12, Fri 5:30-7:30pm
  • 03/04/2016 – Herberger “Coexist” Exhibit (03/04 – 05/02) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 03/04, Fri 5:30-7pm
  • 03/09/2016 – InFocus Members Exhibit (03/09 – 03/25) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 03/09, Wednesday 6-9pm
  • 03/18/2016 – Tubac Center Of The Arts “Flight/Vuelo” Exhibit (03/18-04/24) Tubac, AZ – Reception 03/18, Friday
  • 04/09/2016 – Holland Gallery of Fine Art Fin, Fur, and Feather Exhibit (04/09 – 04/28) Scottsdale, AZ – Reception 04/09, Sat 4:30-6:30pm
  • 05/01/2016 – The Gallery In Williams Guest Artist (May 2016) Williams, AZ – Reception 05/14, Sat 6-9pm
  • 05/03/2016 – Solo Exhibit Herberger Theater (05/03 – 05/31) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 05/06, Fri 5:30-7pm
  • 09/2016 – Surprise City Hall Solo Exhibit (September 2016) Surprise, AZ
  • Fall 2016 – Shemer Art Center Solo Exhibit (Fall 2016) Phoenix, AZ
  • 02/24/2017 – Dual Solo Show Olney Gallery (02/24 – 03/29) Phoenix, AZ – Reception 03/03 6-9pm
  • 03/24/2017 – Guest Artist Arts Prescott Gallery (03/24 – 04/26) Prescott, AZ – Reception 03/24 5-7pm

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Tale Of Two Cathedrals – Granada Nicaragua

02/14/2016

Tale Of Two Cathedrals – Granada Nicaragua

Granada Nicaragua

During our opening reception last Friday at the University Club Phoenix I was asked to share something about one of the pieces of artwork that was on display. I decided to go with the image displayed below, “La Merced Rising Above The Rooftops”, but after getting started with my reply, I realized the image I needed to help explain the backstory wasn’t on display. The main point of my story was that the photo of each of the two cathedrals was the view from the other.  After the reception and thinking more about it, I thought the story would make a good post. At the same time I hoped it would help make up for the story I gave at the reception. 🙂

The photos in this post are from our last trip to Nicaragua, which was last year. This was our first trip to Granada. Granada is located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America.

Cathedral La Merced

The photo below was captured from the front balcony of the Cathedral De Granada located on the Parque Central. The church was originally built in 1534 and is only a couple of blocks away from the Cathedral De Granada.

Granada Nicaragua

 

Map Of Granada

Below is a map of Granada showing the location of the two cathedrals.

 

Cathedral De Granada

Below is an image of the Cathedral De Granada, this was the photo that wasn’t on display at the University Club. The Cathedral was originally build in 1583, was destroyed in the 19th century, and rebuild in the early 20th century. The view from the La Merced Church shows Lake Nicaragua in the background.

Cathedral De Granada From La Merced

 

View Inside Cathedral De Granada

This is a view from the balcony inside the cathedral.

Inside Cathedral De Granada

 

Room With A View

This is the view of the Cathedral De Granada from our room at the Hotel La Gran Francia.

Guzman Avenue

 

Breakfast Courtyard

This is the breakfast courtyard for our hotel. If you look close you may see someone you may know. 🙂

Granada Garden Breakfast

 

 

Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show

The Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show will be on display at the University Club Phoenix from January 19th to March 4th 2016. The University Club Phoenix is located at 39 E Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Hours are limited, so please call 602-254-5408 for hours.

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