Local fundraising professional and nature photographer Howard Paley will present his second photographic exhibition of the year at the Tucson Jewish Community Center’s Fine Art Gallery (River and Dodge), June 20 through July 17. A special artist reception will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. This exhibition, entitled "First Impressions," will feature some of Paley’s finest work and showcase the natural beauty of Tucson, southern Arizona and a few other surprises. Paley describes his treks and immersion in nature as cathartic, transformative and spiritually uplifting.

Holly Swangstu, Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, described “the beauty, light, and depth of his landscapes as a true inspiration…” during Paley’s previous exhibition in the Desert Museum’s Baldwin Education Center Gallery earlier this year.

Some of the pieces selected for Paley’s exhibit capture the iconic ridges and vistas of the Santa Catalina and Tucson Mountain ranges set aglow by the “magic hour” of dawn or dusk for which southern Arizona is famous. Paley's artistry will take you on a sweeping journey through breathtaking landscapes of hidden canyons, wilderness, sky islands, and historic ranchland.

Paley’s portfolio includes a unique collection of Native American rock art. Other favorite subjects, include sunrises and sunsets, cloudscapes, flowers, wildlife, windows and doors, and a unique gallery of hand portraiture. Paley’s versatility behind the lens also extends to live performance. Howard has been a resident photographer for Phoenix Opera Company, since 2007.

Visit Paley's website at www.hpaley.com.

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