A Little Tucson Book prints now on display at Joel D. Valdez main library

Tucson's iconic snake bridge on E. Broadway Blvd.

Stumbled upon a collection of lovely, Tucson book cover prints by local artist Rudy Flores on display on the wooden towers in the cafe area at the Joel D. Valdez main library (101 N. Stone Ave., first floor).  They are incredible folk-art like with bright colors and amusing themes.  Here are 3 of my favorites, available at www.alittletucsonbook.com.  Library display exhibit started on May 1st, and continues through May 31st.

Tucson’s iconic snake bridge on E. Broadway Blvd.
Rudy Flores’ best friend must be a dog named Clyde (as on website)
Since The Heat of summer is coming….

“Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Rudy Flores has fond memories growing up in the Old Pueblo. What initially started as a geographical tribute to Tucson, Rudy began recollecting moments spent with his family and the project expanded into a personal representation of those memories.

Inspired by the Little Golden Books, this collection of sights, imagination, and experiences during Rudy’s childhood are represented in these book covers. Now as a father, he has observed his own two children mirroring those same moments while spending time with family. As a parent it’s not only important that he create art that he can share with his children but also share with others in hopes that they can relate to some of these shared memories.”

And here’s the entire a Little Tucson Book 24 book cover set:

Contact the graphic designer/artist at rudyflores222@gmail.com.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).