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Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona


Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona


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.


Tag You Are It

Tag You Are It by Connie Tucker


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



Purity by A O Tucker


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


Floating In The Air

Floating In The Air by Connie Tucker


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Arizona Highways Photo Of The Day 10/02/2014 – Dance Of The Owl

10/02/2014 – Dance Of The Owl

Arizona Highways Photo Of The Day 10/02/2014 – Dance Of The Owl

My “Dance Of The Owl” photo was selected as the Arizona Highways Photo Of The Day.  The image is of a Burrowing Owl from Goodyear. It was captured on August 17th 2013 .


Arizona Highways Photo Of The Day 10/02/2014 - Dance Of The Owl


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West Valley View – Avondale Library Art Exhibit


West Valley View – Avondale Library Art Exhibit

The West Valley View published an article about the Avondale Library Art Exhibit yesterday. A copy of the page with the article “Local Photographer’s work on display at Avondale Library” is displayed below.

Avondale Library Art Exhibit - West Valley View post


Here is a link to a prior post. Below is a panoramic photo of the exhibit.

A O Tucker Art Exhibit - Avondale Library Art Exhibit Update post


West Valley View Article

West Valley View Article

Was included in today’s  West Valley View newspaper article by Charity Yodis concerning tonight’s “Art of Cultures” artist reception. Link for additional information from a prior posting. Below is a reprint of the article.


Goodyear library to host inaugural art and culture show

Submitted by Charity Yodis on Fri, 06/27/2014 – 12:00am

Free community event will showcase W.V. culture; offer chance to meet seven local artists

The new library in Goodyear will kick off its first art show from 5 to 7 p.m. today with live music, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet with artists.

Art of Cultures” is the first fine art show to be displayed at the Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa Library District at 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101.

In total, 17 pieces of artwork will be on display until Sept. 30, although today is the only time the community will be able to meet the seven artists who painted the work on display.

The artists are: Karen Cunningham, Dave Finley, Lee Hendrickson, Chris Kitzmiller, Anthony Pignone and Archie Tucker of Goodyear, and Corinne McAuley of Surprise.

Music will be performed by a string quartet from the West Valley Youth Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public.

This is our inaugural show at the library and we’re looking forward to just having this as a venue and as another way for us to have art up for our residents,” said Guylene Ozlanski, the arts and culture coordinator for the city.

The plan is to have three or four art shows per year at the library, Ozlanski said.

Artists were asked to keep the arts and cultures theme in mind by submitting work portraying West Valley culture,

Some artists interpreted as showing works that demonstrated their culture, where they came from. Some interpreted as identifying things that are important to the West Valley, iconic imagery, things that you would see in our area,” Ozlanski said.

Archie Tucker, who has been creating fine art photography pieces for the last three years, will have three pieces of his work on display. They are titled: “Amber Waves,” “Stairs to No Where” and “Burst of Cotton.”

I tried to do three different ones that were different, but also from this part of the Valley,” Tucker said.

Tucker said he only began displaying his work recently. His first art show was at the Catitude Gallery and Studio in Avondale. One of his photographs was selected to be featured in a National Geographic blog post.

He has also been featured at the Herberger Theater and Surprise City Hall, among others.

It’s great to get my art where the public can see it,” he said.

Charity Yodis can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @ckyodis.

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Phoenix Photography Exhibit News

The Herberger Theater Exhibit “SNAP – The Art of Photography” was featured in The Red Book directory. Here is a link!

How do you like the new spelling of my name?

Here is a link to a prior post on the exhibit.

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