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regional artisan Building an Avocation C huck Albanese, FAIA, is a multi-talented architect, educator and artist. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, and earned two degrees — in architecture and urban design — from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Claire spent their first year together travel-ing through Europe sketching and documenting while on a university fellowship. Chuck joined the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Architecture in 1967 and immersed himself in community projects along with teaching full time. He retired after 36 years on the faculty, only to soon return as Dean of the then-renamed College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Chuck formed an architectural firm, Albanese-Brooks Associates PC Architecture and Planning AIA, and created a university program that allowed him to return to Europe with student tours — sketching and documenting in Italy and Greece. Chuck integrates his painting with all aspects of life today, including travel, recreation, teaching, volunteering and an active social life. He accepts the structural influ-ence that being an architect implies and strives to achieve freedom and understanding of watercolor and oil painting as an artist. Chuck says, “I see myself today as a student again. A full career circle that now requires exploration, dedication, commitment and a free and unencumbered focus on the creative process of being a painter.” Visit, www.albaneseart.com Mediterranean Moments: A One-Man Show Featuring the Works of Chuck Albanese Feb. 23-Mar. 9 Artist’s Reception: Thurs., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Madaras Gallery, Inc., 3035 N. Swan Rd. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Meyer Magic , oils, 9 x 12 inches, photo by Jack Kulawik; Roman Shadows , watercolor, 11 x 14 inches, photo by Chuck Albanese; portrait of Chuck Albanese by Jack Kulawik; Barrio Blue , oils, 8 x 10 inches, photo by Jack Kulawik. TucsonLifestyle.com 14 T ucson Lifestyle HOME & GARDEN / FEBR UAR Y 2017

Regional Artisan: Building An Avocation

Chuck Albanese, FAIA, is a multi-talented architect, educator and artist. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, and earned two degrees — in architecture and urban design — from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Claire spent their first year together traveling through Europe sketching and documenting while on a university fellowship.

Chuck joined the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Architecture in 1967 and immersed himself in community projects along with teaching full time. He retired after 36 years on the faculty, only to soon return as Dean of the then-renamed College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Chuck formed an architectural firm, Albanese-Brooks Associates PC Architecture and Planning AIA, and created a university program that allowed him to return to Europe with student tours — sketching and documenting in Italy and Greece.

Chuck integrates his painting with all aspects of life today, including travel, recreation, teaching, volunteering and an active social life. He accepts the structural influence that being an architect implies and strives to achieve freedom and understanding of watercolor and oil painting as an artist. Chuck says, “I see myself today as a student again. A full career circle that now requires exploration, dedication, commitment and a free and unencumbered focus on the creative process of being a painter.” Visit, www.albaneseart.com

Mediterranean Moments: A One-Man Show Featuring the Works of Chuck Albanese

Feb. 23-Mar. 9 Artist’s Reception: Thurs., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Madaras Gallery, Inc., 3035 N. Swan Rd.

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